Category Archives: Wisconsin

State Legislator Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against Stop-and-Frisk Program by Milwaukee Police Conducted Without Reasonable Suspicion and Based on Racial Profiling

Last night, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and the law firm of Covington & Burling filed an amended complaint in their class-action lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over its police department’s vast stop-and-frisk program. The revised complaint adds three named plaintiffs to the lawsuit, one of whom is Representative David… Read More »

Lessons On Race And Vouchers From Milwaukee

The Trump administration has made school choice, vouchers in particular, a cornerstone of its education agenda. This has generated lots of interest in how school voucher programs across the country work and who they benefit. The oldest school voucher program was created in Milwaukee in 1990 with a singular focus on African-American students living in… Read More »

Wisconsin police officer fatally shoots African-American teen, sparking protests

Protests erupted in Wisconsin’s capital overnight after a police officer fatally shot an African-American teenager who authorities said attacked him. The 19-year-old was shot after allegedly assaulting police who were responding to a scene at a Madison apartment Friday evening, said Mike Koval, the city’s police chief. While the chief indicated the officer acted in… Read More »