Stories tagged: "Speakers Task Force on Racial Disparities"


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.

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
’Amen!’—Wisconsin Reacts to Chauvin Conviction. State’s Racial Disparities Task Force Begins to Wrap Up.

Jurors in Minneapolis convict former police officer. Wisconsin panel still debating a "use of force" policy.

Rep. Jim Steineke speaking
Has Qualified Police Immunity Become Absolute Immunity? Task Force Is Divided.

Police defend the controversial doctrine while activists and a former Republican Assembly candidate criticize it.

A police officer draws a gun
Could Wisconsin Be the Next State to Overhaul Qualified Immunity Protection for Police?

Task Force on Racial Disparities begins discussion on the controversial legal doctrine during a Kenosha meeting.

Wisconsin  Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) talks to the media Aug. 31, 2020, after Republicans decide not to debate a package of police reform bills. Instead, Republicans are moving forward with a task force that he and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘Get Work Done’: Racial Disparities Task Force Meets After Steineke’s Email

Some members say they are disheartened, but still committed to addressing Wisconsin’s nation-worst racial disparities.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) joins activists and community leaders Aug. 31, 2020, at the Capitol in calling for lawmakers to act on police reform bills. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Several Task Force Members Undeterred After Steineke’s Email Emerges

Citizen members say they remain committed to the work.

Wisconsin  Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) talks to the media Aug. 31, 2020, after Republicans decide not to debate a package of police reform bills. Instead, Republicans are moving forward with a task force that he and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘They Literally Didn’t Want to Do a Thing’: Lawmakers and Activists React to Steineke Email

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: “Can the task force still be seen as legitimate? It’s hard for these legislators to be seen as legitimate right now. This whole thing was a ruse.”