MILWAUKEE - When Jay Anderson was killed by a Wauwatosa police officer in 2016, it hit home for Lisa Jones, the Executive Director and Lead Organizer of Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH). Read more here.
MILWAUKEE - A person who is "locked up on the outside" can be jailed or imprisoned at any time, without recourse to a judge or jury. Unlike everyone else, they are not innocent until proven guilty, and are sometimes even punished after they have been found not guilty in a court of law. Read more here.
MADISON - On the steps of the state Capitol Monday evening, about 60 people of differing faiths came together for an hour of prayers, sermons and a call to stand against proposed legislation that that participants charge would silence teaching about the history of racism, and related subjects, in Wisconsin schools. Read more here.
WAUKESHA - Members of the Stewards of Prophetic Hopeful and Intentional Actions (SOPHIA) are demanding the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department suspends Deputy Joseph Mensah from the department while the charges against him are proceeding. Read more here.
WAUKESHA - Waukesha Religious Leaders and other community members will gather to pray for racial equity and to stand in support of a truth filled understanding of the reality of racism in the country, SOPHIA announced Thursday. Read more here.
GREEN BAY - Despite having the eighth-highest incarcerated population throughout Wisconsin Department of Correction facilities, Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI) had the second-highest number of complaints filed by incarcerated individuals from July 2019 to June 2020. Read more here.
MILWAUKEE - When Lester Williams arrived at his stop on his way to work, he didn’t expect to be looking up at his own face on the side of the bus.
A new bus route called JobLines was launching in the Milwaukee metro area, and Williams was hired to do some modeling to help promote the initiative. Soon enough, and to his surprise, his face was everywhere. Read more here.