Disputed diagnosis; employing immigrants; uncertain abortion laws; refinery explosion; Open and Shut
Of note: This week we highlight the latest installment of our investigation into Dr. Barbara Knox, the former University of Wisconsin pediatrician who faced suspension by hospitals in two states after colleagues accused her of bullying. Two Wisconsin men are serving lengthy prison sentences after Knox accused them of inflicting abusive head trauma upon children who died in their care. Both insist they are innocent. In both cases, Knox said the injuries happened within minutes of the child’s collapse, blaming the last person with the child. Police and prosecutors, confident in Knox’s credentials, looked no further. Critics say the diagnosis of abusive head trauma remains an untested hypothesis.
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A controversial doctor. A disputed abuse diagnosis. Two convicted Wisconsin men say they are innocent.
Wisconsin Watch — April 30, 2022
Dakota Black and Joshua Gehde are in prison for homicide after former University of Wisconsin Dr. Barbara Knox accused them of inflicting abusive head trauma.
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Wisconsin Watch — May 5, 2022
Wisconsin is in a labor crunch. Evacuees and other immigrants can help — if they can navigate transportation and other obstacles.
Previously from Wisconsin Watch: ‘I don’t know what will happen’: After months at Ft. McCoy Afghan family resettled in separate states
‘This valve had been known to leak’: Documents show Superior oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before 2018 explosion
WPR — May 3, 2022
The blast injured workers and caused a mass evacuation. Investigators found no evidence key equipment had been inspected by the refinery for years.
Wisconsin Watch/WPR — May 4, 2022
A possible Miranda violation, a missing taped ‘confession,’ and an improperly charged girlfriend among the flaws in District Attorney Vince Biskupic’s case.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — May 3, 2022
Attorney General Josh Kaul says he won’t enforce a potential ban on abortion in Wisconsin as one of his GOP opponents signals would be ready to do so. Meanwhile, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says law enforcement shouldn’t be thrown into deciding whether to charge doctors who perform abortions.
Related from the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin abortion ban might lead to Illinois border clinic, ‘clandestine’ action, provider says