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Trump’s MAGA influence on police threatens multiracial democracy in Southeastern Wisconsin

We do not know how many, if any, sworn police officers from Southeastern Wisconsin were among the MAGA mob who stormed the Capitol to try to overturn a free and fair election. Unlike many police...
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From ideology to democracy: Lessons from Germany for America to heal after the Trump era

By Sylvia Taschka, Senior Lecturer of History, Wayne State University Comparisons between the United States under Trump and Germany during the Hitler era are once again being made following the...
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Data shows that police are three times more likely to use force against peaceful leftwing protesters

Police in the United States are three times more likely to use force against leftwing protesters than rightwing protesters, according to new data from a non-profit that monitors political violence...
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Defunding Brutality: Little progress was made in 2020 with Milwaukee Police reform

“Though the Defendants successfully established the foundation needed for reforms, our analysis reported here is concerning and behaviors on the street must change in Milwaukee.” – Christine...
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MCTS Bus Shelters get design makeover to celebrate Historic Highway 41 route

Three Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters along S. 27th Street in Milwaukee have received a creative makeover that helps beautify the neighborhood while also celebrating the business...
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Tracking the Insurrectionists: How technology is being used to identify and locate domestic terrorists

By Don Hummer, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State; and James Byrne, Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell After rioters flooded the U.S....
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A fortified prison of false faith: How White domestic terrorism was born in the Church

The Scriptures say that the truth will set you free. Right now, millions of white Christians in America are in a fortified prison of our own design; the impenetrable walls fashioned from decades of...
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Ten things that average citizens can do to stand against the anti-democracy movement in America

The Trump mob that trashed the Capitol on Jan. 6 made it absolutely clear that there is a dangerous far right anti-democracy movement in America that must be stopped. This is an authoritarian...
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Trump’s insurrection follows a long history of Christian nationalist violence

By Samuel Perry, Associate professor, Baylor University Christian imagery loomed large on January 6 as the “Stop the Steal” rally morphed into a violent mob siege. A group of Trump supporters prayed...
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Longtime home run leader and former Milwaukee baseball player “Hammerin” Hank Aaron dies at 86

Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died on...
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Multiple projects with a total output of 2.2 Gigawatts are speeding Wisconsin’s transition to solar energy

Wisconsin is seeing a rapid conversion to solar energy as a growing number of utilities set goals to go carbon neutral by 2050. The investment comes despite challenges brought by the COVID-19...
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Wisconsin developer creates mobile app that teaches people how to recycle and track their composting

A Wisconsin-made smartphone app that helps people recycle better and track their composting is expanding its reach. Michelle Goetsch launched Betterbin in May 2018. The Wausau-based company’s...
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