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Wauwatosa’s curfew ends but new video shows “out of control” violence by law enforcement continues

The city of Wauwatosa issued a legally questionable curfew on Wednesday, October 7 after Milwaukee County District Attorney announced that no criminal charges would be filed against Officer Joseph Mensah in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole outside of Mayfair Mall on February 2. Over the following days, Wauwatosa Police – with the support the Wisconsin National Guard and other unidentified law enforcement units that were militarized – brutally clashed with peaceful protestors. Clearly identified news reporters were detained without provocation and ACLU legal observers were targeted with chemical weapons. Numerous media accounts, eyewitnesses statements, and livestream videos,...

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Deshea Agee: Why the King Drive project is good for its neighbors

With a rich legacy of nearly three decades, the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID #8) has been working to improve the district by fostering a culture of revitalization that has attracted local entrepreneurs who embrace the commitment to hard work and strong character that the area was founded on. Now experiencing an unprecedented growth in commercial and housing development, the quality of life has never been better and continues to grow every day. The work to ensure equity, access and opportunity continues, along with a supported vision to ensure the same investment and support visible in the...

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Teen vigilante accused of traveling to Kenosha to “hunt protestors” is charged with homicide

A white, 17-year-old who was reportedly obsessed with law enforcement and a loyal supporter of President Donald Trump was arrested on Wednesday, August 26, in the killing of two people during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, about 15 miles from Kenosha, was taken into custody in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in the attack Tuesday that was largely captured on cellphone video. The shooting left a third person wounded. “I just killed somebody,” the gunman could be heard saying at...

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The ongoing Nuclear Arms Race: Unlearned lessons from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastation

The U.S. atomic bomb attack on the people of Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, and the second attack on the city of Nagasaki at 11:02 a.m. on August 9 killed and wounded hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting men, women, and children in a horrible blast of fire and radiation, followed by deadly fallout. In years that followed, those who survived — the hibakusha — suffered from the trauma of the experience and from the long-term effects of their exposure to radiation from the weapons. Historians now largely agree that the United States need not have dropped...

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An Unconstitutional Army: Trump’s fledging secret police could be deployed to Milwaukee after Portland

“You’ll see something rolled out this week as we start to go in and make sure the communities, whether it’s Chicago, or Portland, or Milwaukee, or someplace across the heartland of the country — we need to make sure that our communities are safe.” – Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff I have been documenting violent and militarized police responses to protests in Portland for more than four years, but nothing prepared me for the unrestrained brutality I’ve witnessed and experienced in recent days. Night after night, since the police killing of George Floyd, people have been taking...

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