Stop-and-Frisk Settlement In Milwaukee Lawsuit Is A Wakeup Call For Police Nationwide

By Staff, Aclu.org -

In a banner day for police reform, the city of Milwaukee has entered into a settlement agreement to end practices amounting to a decade-long stop-and-frisk program that resulted in hundreds of [...]

Ex-Milwaukee Officer Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Black Man

By Todd Richmond, www.AP.org -

By Todd Richmond for Associated Press - Prosecutors charged a Milwaukee police officer Thursday with killing a black man in August, alleging the man had thrown his gun away and was unarmed when [...]

Educators, Students, Parents Community Stop Corporate Takeover Of Milwaukee Schools

By Amy Mizialko, www.labornotes.org -

By Amy Mizialko for Labor Notes - If the Wisconsin legislature had gotten its way, private charter companies would have taken over at least one more public school in Milwaukee this year—pushing [...]

Black Youth, Single Mothers Are Not Responsible For Systemic Failings

By Charmaine Lang, www.rewire.news -

By Charmaine Lang for Rewire - On the day 23-year-old Sylville Smith was killed by a Milwaukee police officer, the city’s mayor, Tom Barrett, pleaded publicly with parents to tell their children [...]

Milwaukee Declares Curfew After Protests Over Police Shooting

By Brendan O’Brien, www.reuters.com -

By Brendan O’Brien for Reuters - The city of Milwaukee imposed a 10 p.m. curfew on Monday in an attempt to quell rioting that erupted the previous two nights in response to the police shooting of [...]

Violent Protests Erupt In Milwaukee After Police Kill Suspect At Traffic Stop

By Brendan O’Brien, www.reuters.com -

By Brendan O’Brien for Reuters - MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The National Guard was activated on Sunday to help authorities should further rioting erupt in a predominantly black Milwaukee neighborhood [...]

People’s ‘Walk-In’ Defends Public Education In Milwaukee

By Workers World, www.workers.org -

Educators, staff members, students and community members “walked-in” at 105 Milwaukee Public Schools on Sept. 18. This action was organized by the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and [...]

Transit Workers Shut Down Bus Lines, Demand Fair Contract

By Tracey Pollock, www.fightbacknews.org -

By Tracey Pollock in Fight Back News - Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 started a 72-hour work stoppage this morning, July 1, at 3:00 a.m. It will go through 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning, [...]

[PHOTOS] One Year Later: A Celebration Of Dontre Hamilton’s Life

By Occupy Riverwest, www.occupyriverwest.com -

One year ago this past Thursday 14 shots forever changed Dontre Hamilton’s family and the city of Milwaukee. Much has happened since those fatal shots left Milwaukee police officer Christopher [...]

Dontre Hamilton’s Family Puts MPD ON NOTICE.

By Coalition for Justice, www.facebook.com -

To Milwaukee Police Department, The Coalition for Justice is an organization committed to action in the name of justice. We have been involved in the struggle for justice in this city for [...]

Police Issue Arrest Orders For Protest Organizers

By Revolution News, www.revolution-news.com -

Statement from Khalil Coleman Milwaukee WI resident and Organizer from Occupy The Hood Milwaukee: For three years now dating back to the in custody death of Derek Williams, I have been a vocal [...]