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Can the creation of the new justice reform task force give us a reason to believe that justice actually resides in the Wisconsin criminal justice system? Read more

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University of Minnesota professor Joe Soss visited UW-Milwaukee last Friday to deliver a talk about the criminal justice system and revenue making. Read more

Happening Now

Laughing Liberally is throwing a Bye Bye Scott Bonanza! A panel discusses immigration and the city in the Trump era. Read more

Saving Our Democracy 1 Comments

Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman will discuss his newest book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Read more

Books

The ACLU found solitary confinement, defined as torture by the United Nations, was routinely used on up to 20% of the juvenile inmates at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, often lasting for months. Read more

Taking Liberties 3 Comments

Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan’s Public Safety Committee has come up with a handy list of really bad ideas everyone should be working together to root out instead of perpetuating. Read more

Taking Liberties 6 Comments

We are strongly endorsing John Chisholm for re-election as Milwaukee County district attorney on Aug. 9. We have confidence in Chisholm’s leadership and believe that he has earned the community’s trust. Read more

News

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News Features 2 Comments

Three Democrats are vying for Senate District 6 on the Aug. 9 ballot: MPS Board member Michael Bonds, lobbyist Thomas Harris and state Rep. LaTonya Johnson. Read more

News Features

No one can be surprised anymore by the sheer contempt Sheriff David Clarke publicly expresses toward the human beings under his supervision housed in the Milwaukee County Jail. Read more

Taking Liberties 21 Comments

Everyone feels a little tingle of fear when stopped by a traffic cop. But no white person in America ever feels his life is in danger. Read more

Taking Liberties 28 Comments

It’s becoming clear the Gov. Scott Walker administration had no qualms about breaking laws—and bones—in an incarceration system for youths that, just as for adults, house racial minorities in remote locations to create jobs in small towns f... Read more

Taking Liberties 4 Comments

The Republican-dominated state Legislature is poised to overhaul the state’s civil service system, undoing a major progressive feat accomplished by then-Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette to ensure fairness in the workplace. Read more

News 12 Comments

The fact that Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren declared two 12-year-old girls charged with committing a horrific crime to be rational adults capable of making rational adult decisions does not make it so. Read more

Taking Liberties 12 Comments

“There is nowhere, nowhere in the entire world where the crisis for black men in the criminal justice system is more acute” than in Milwaukee Read more

News Features 18 Comments

There have always been good people working to improve our criminal justice system so that it saves and improves lives instead of damaging or destroying them.It’s a tough challenge because people entangled Read more

Taking Liberties

Supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwingathered at her Milwaukee campaign headquarters to have a chat about the recordof her Republican rival, Tommy Thompson.The panelists—state Rep. Sandy Pasch, state Rep.JoCasta Zamarripa and MPS .. Read more

Happening Now

Last week, the Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) launched its 11x15 Campaign for Justice to reduce Wisconsin’s prisoner population to 11,000 by 2015... Read more

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