Wisconsin

Amid Violence in Portland, Biden and Progressive Critics Emphasize That Continued Chaos Is Result of ‘Trump’s America’

This is a developing story and may be updated. One person was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon Saturday night after a caravan of hundreds of vehicles carrying Trump supporters drove into the city center during a demonstration. The city has been the site of nightly protests over police brutality and the police killings of …

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‘Wild and Timely’ Report Details Infiltration of Far-Right Militias and White Supremacist Groups in US Police Departments

As law enforcement agencies and lawmakers respond to nationwide outrage over countless police shootings of Black Americans with pledges to address racial profiling and “implicit bias,” the Brennan Center for Justice released a report Thursday on what it called “an especially harmful form of bias, which remains entrenched within law enforcement: explicit racism.” The presence of …

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ACLU Demands Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief, Sheriff, and Mayor

National ACLU alongside its state chapter in Wisconsin on Thursday called for the local sheriff, chief of police, and mayor of Kenosha to immediately tender their resignations, arguing the top law enforcement officials and city leader have failed in their duties in terms of the killing by police of Jacob Blake on Sunday and their …

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‘Kenosha Doesn’t Need to See a Repeat of Portland,’ Warns ACLU After Trump Orders Federal Agents to Wisconsin

Huh. So Trump’s “upbeat” convention swiftly morphed into a screeching, gaslighting, fearmongering rage fest, part Klan rally, part CPAC swarm, all fantastical fever dream of right-wing grievance. Huddling under Pence’s limp call to “Make America Great Again, Again!” pasty robots clamored that Biden and his Marxist mob will abolish doctors, suburbs, freedom, hamberders in an …

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Jacob Blake’s Father Says His Son Is Paralyzed Below Waist After Being Shot From Behind by Kenosha Police

Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom police shot in the back multiple times in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday, is now paralyzed from the waist down and doctors do not yet know if the injury is permanent, his father told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday. “Those police officers that shot my son like a dog …

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‘We Want Justice’: Mass Demonstrations and Marches Erupt Nationwide to Protest Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

From Washington, D.C. to Denver to New York City to Minneapolis—where George Floyd was killed at the hands of police just three months ago—massive demonstrations and marches erupted Monday demanding justice for Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father of six who was shot multiple times in the back at point-blank range by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police …

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Protests Break Out in Wisconsin After Police Shoot Black Man in the Back Multiple Times at Point-Blank Range

This is a developing news story… Check back for possible updates… Protests broke out in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the state’s Justice Department launched an investigation Sunday evening after police officers shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back multiple times at point-blank range as he tried to enter his vehicle. Witnesses told local reporters that Blake …

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‘Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud,’ Trump Suggests $5 Billion Weapons Contract Awarded to Boost 2020 Chances in Wisconsin

Several shipbuilding companies may have grounds to file formal complaints with the U.S. Navy and the Government Accountability Office after President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested a multi-billion dollar weapons contract was awarded to a Wisconsin company because of its status location in a key 2020 battleground state. Speaking to workers at Fincantieri Marinette Marine on …

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Bolstering Case for Nationwide Vote-by-Mail, New Study Shows Wisconsin In-Person Election Exploded New Covid-19 Infections 

A new study published Monday showed a strong correlation between last month’s in-person primary election in Wisconsin and an increase in coronavirus infections in the state, bolstering calls for a robust national vote-by-mail system for November. Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ball State University found clear spikes in cases in counties that had the …

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‘We Are Going to Have More Deaths,’ Warns Wisconsin Governor as State Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers gravely warned of a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths after the state Supreme Court’s conservative majority late Wednesday struck down his stay-at-home order, siding with Republican lawmakers who sued over the restrictions. In an appearance on MSNBC following the court’s ruling, Evers slammed the 4-3 decision (pdf) as one without …

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‘This Funding Should Be Non-Negotiable’: CPC Co-Chair Pocan Joins Progressives to Demand Congress Allocate $4 Billion for Election Assistance

Rep. Mark Pocan added his legislative weight to demands from progressives that Congress include in the next coronavirus relief package $4 billion for election assistance as the disease continues to make in-person voting potentially hazardous, necessitating reforms.  “Voting shouldn’t be a risk you have to choose to take,” Pocan said in a statement Wednesday. “The …

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‘A Day That Will Live in Infamy’: This Is What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During a Pandemic

As footage of Wisconsin’s crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state’s Supreme Court and Republican legislative leaders for allowing in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic and thwarting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ last-minute efforts to address voter safety concerns. “These are dangerous times for democracy.”—Aquene Freechild, …

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With Public Health and Democracy at Stake, Wisconsin Governor Issues Order Postponing In-Person Primary Voting Until June

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an order suspending in-person voting in the state’s primary elections, scheduled for Tuesday, calling the risk of sending voters to the polls in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak an unacceptable choice forced on Wisconsinites between “exercising their constitutional right to vote and being safe, secure, and healthy.” …

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‘Reckless’: Chaos Expected in Tuesday’s Elections After Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Cancel In-Person Voting

Despite warnings from public health experts and legal challenges by voting rights groups, the Democratic primary and state and local elections are set to go forward on Tuesday after Republican state legislators refused to take up a proposal to cancel most in-person voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic. After Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ordered …

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