Stories tagged: "Jacob Blake"


Tanya McLean, left, executive director of Leaders of Kenosha, and Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, are continuing to fight for local, state, and federal police reforms a month after the Kenosha district attorney declined to charge the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times. The Blake family will return to Washington, DC this month to meet with federal lawmakers, and McLean's group is remaining active as a local advocacy organization and watchdog. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Jacob Blake’s Uncle Sees Biden as a Positive for Police Reform Movement

Justin Blake and Kenosha activist Tanya McLean on why they’re still hopeful for change, even after no charges were filed against the officer who shot Jacob Blake.

Sheriff's deputies stand outside the fenced-off Kenosha County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
Jacob Blake’s Family ‘Won’t Stop’ After Announcement That Officer Won’t Be Charged

“We don’t need a two-hour explanation for what our eyes can see,” said a Blake family attorney.

Justin Blake and activists march Monday evening for Jacob Blake
No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officers Involved in Jacob Blake Shooting

Family responds to pre-announcement moves: “What is the National Guard for? They gonna deliver mail? They got ice cream cones?”

Jacob Blake Jr.'s uncle, Justin Blake (yellow shirt) hugs Letetra Wideman, Jacob Blake's younger sister, Aug. 30 during a march in Kenosha. Wideman later recited a poem she had written titled, "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" to the crowd. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Looking Back on 2020: The Racial Justice Movement Hits Home in Wisconsin

Jacob Blake shooting shows why you can’t brush police brutality and systemic racism off as someone else’s problem.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31, 2020, with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.

Kenosha Residents Jacob Blake Shooting
State Offers $3 Million for Small Kenosha Businesses But More Is Needed

Local businesses are still hurting, and many are just beginning to return to normal.

Jim Palmer is executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the state's largest law enforcement organization. (Photo provided)
Op-Ed: A Blueprint for Change Is Critical for Communities and Cops Alike

Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, says the reform proposal “highlights our desire to help facilitate meaningful action on these issues. And act we must.”