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Wake-up Milwaukee: If Ryan Clancy is not safe from authoritarianism as an elected official then who is?

Officers of the Milwaukee Police Department arrested Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy following a peaceful protest in Shorewood on Sunday, May 31, after the city’s 9:00 p.m. curfew....
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Johnson, Crowley, and Obama: Three leaders respond to how people of color are being brutalized

In an essay published on June 1, former President Obama wrote that the protests sweeping the nation – in response to the death of George Floyd – have the opportunity to represent a...
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Days of Outrage: ACLU of Wisconsin condemns excessive force by police against protesters

The ACLU of Wisconsin issued the following statement on June 1, pertaining to the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers against citizens participating in protests following the murders...
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America nears its Tiananmen Square moment as Trump orders tear gas attack on peaceful citizens

Several thousand peaceful protesters had gathered for more demonstrations on June 1 at Lafayette Park across from the White House, following the police killing of George Floyd. President Donald...
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Police use George Floyd protests as pretext to escalate violence against Americans with impunity

While some in media have condemned the protests as violent “looters” imposing “tyranny” upon the country, much of the violence is being deliberately instigated and propagated by an out of control...
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Patterns of Misconduct: Study finds police officers accused of abuse have a history of citizen complaints

By Jill McCorkel, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Villanova University As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the United States, the public is learning...
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When Silence Kills: What has your inaction done to stop the deaths of innocent black people?

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What have you done to stop this? No, really? What have you...
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Looting and unrest in some cities seen as acts of domestic terrorism by White Supremacist groups

As Minneapolis underwent a several nights of protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said on May 30 that most rioters arrested were from outside of the city and...
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Mobile phone video of brutality against Black people should be considered sacred like lynching photos

By Allissa V. Richardson, Assistant Professor of Journalism, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism As Ahmaud Arbery fell to the ground, the sound of...
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Redlining from past decades positioned communities for greater risk during coronavirus crisis

By Jeremy Németh, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver; Sarah Rowan, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease, University of Colorado Denver...
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Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 052120

Voices in Union: with Reggie Jackson and Maria Hamilton – is a weekly podcast that focuses on the African American Diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It connects local concerns to national...
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We Can’t Breathe! The Never-Ending Battle Against Police Brutality

“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable...
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