Wisconsin, which once provided a driver’s license pathway for residents who entered the country illegally, now leaves them with few safe options.
Category: Justice & Safety
Death on a Dairy Farm: What really happened to 8-year-old Jefferson Rodríguez
When an 8-year-old Nicaraguan boy was run over on a Wisconsin dairy farm, authorities blamed his father and closed the case. Meanwhile, the community of immigrant workers knows a completely different story.
Top Sheboygan officials lacked key details on police department sexual harassment probes
Citizen oversight board was not involved in reviewing police investigation; mayor says he was unaware independent review ordered by city had been halted.
Sheboygan anti-abuse group calls for accountability from police department
‘The eyes of the Sheboygan community are on the police department and city administration in how they handle these allegations,’ Safe Harbor says
Widespread sexual harassment draws discipline, resignations in Wisconsin police department
Ten officers disciplined, female officers quit, city official resigns amid widespread sexual harassment in this Wisconsin police department.
Sheboygan Police Department sexual harassment probes: What to know
Here’s some of the misconduct surfaced in the Sheboygan Police Department’s three 2021 sexual harassment investigations, and the resulting discipline.
Lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others.
Judge orders Wisconsin DOJ agent to stand trial in shooting
A Wisconsin Department of Justice agent who wounded an unarmed Black man during a Madison traffic stop last year must stand trial over whether the shooting was justified.
Wisconsin’s population is trending older. Where will non-drivers find transportation?
Public transit systems and nonprofits face challenges in making transportation accessible to aging Wisconsinites and people with disabilities.
Wisconsin workers with disabilities face transportation barriers
‘Our state has really been built with the driver and the car in mind,’ an advocate says.
Policing pregnancy: Wisconsin’s ‘fetal protection’ law, one of the nation’s most punitive, forces women into treatment or jail
Officials investigate about 400 pregnant people a year for alleged ‘unborn child abuse’ under Act 292. Critics say that can do more harm than good.
Wisconsin’s law on substance use in pregnancy is wrong, leading doctors say
Practitioners say substance use during pregnancy should be treated like any other medical issue — not as a crime.