Column

Recent MPD call for public feedback on reform is needed step amid racial discrimination

MPD's history of wrongdoing warrants recentering community needs

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Madison must defund its police, refer funds to community programs

After protests following 2020 killing of George Floyd, attempts at police reform failed to address underlying problems with police brutality

City of Madison

2021 civil unrest report recommends 69 policy changes for Madison Police Department

Proposed recommendations include mandatory police body cams, less police involvement at protests

Column

MPD budget increase could be used for police reform

Police brutality has racked nation in recent years, funding better officer recruiting, vetting processes could begin reform

George Floyd
City of Madison

Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd found guilty on all counts

Derek Chauvin faced three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter

State of Wisconsin

Officer who shot Jacob Blake will not face consequences, returns to work

Officer Rusten Sheskey acted according to Kenosha Police Department policies, according to Kenosha County District Attorney

UW-Madison Campus

Different century, same fight: Black students battle for same causes half a century later

Black UW student leaders from 1969 Black Student Strike, BIPOC Coalition question progress made on racial equity issues at the university

MLK symposium
News

MLK Symposium keynote speaker Isabel Wilkerson reflects on U.S. caste system

Wilkerson's recent book 'Caste' looks at how advent of slavery led to caste system that continues to exist in today's United States

Features

A fight for liberation: BLM continues the movement

How an organization became the movement

UW-Madison Campus

Records reveal UWPD spent over $6,000 on pepper spray, smoke grenades during George Floyd BLM protests

Items include high-volume pepper spray, smoke grenades

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