Stories tagged: "Jacob Blake"

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks during a June 22, 2021, Assembly floor session. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Assembly Passes Bills Certain to Face Vetoes; Evers Signs Police Reforms

A busy day at the Capitol as Republicans pass voter restrictions and Evers calls for more police reform despite signing bills.

A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter flag Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Some Wisconsin Democrats Unwilling to Settle for Incremental, Bipartisan Police Reform

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, one lawmaker says moderate change is “not appropriate for this moment in history.”

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s First 100 Days: Wisconsin Racial Justice Advocates Cautiously Optimistic

Community leaders are encouraged by early actions and statements, but they want the president’s intentions to turn into real reforms.

Rep. Jim Steineke speaking
Racial Disparities Task Force Releases 18 Police Reform Recommendations

The recommendations, which carry no legal weight, have an uncertain path to becoming law.

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‘Accountability, Not Justice’: Black Leaders Say Chauvin Verdict Is Far From Enough

Police reform advocates cite ongoing frustrations, vow to “use this as a stepping stone” toward equality.

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.