Stories tagged: "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 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.”

Noble Wray expert for Jacob Blake shooting.
State Taps Former Madison Police Chief to Investigate Jacob Blake Shooting

Noble Wray will serve as an independent expert consultant for the Kenosha County district attorney.