Mac Indaworld, a criminal lawyer practitioner and NAACP advocate in Wisconsin, writes that the use of the COMPAS software program to determine sentencing in criminal cases will further mass incarceration of minorities in the state.
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Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that the recent action by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to expand the fair housing law builds community and counters chaos on the national level.
Jarrett English, senior field organizer of ACLU Wisconsin, writes that as wonderful as the 49th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration is, it’s clear, as the 50th anniversary approaches, that black Milwaukee has many more chains from which to free itself.
Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of History & Political Science at Elgin Community College, writes about his own experience being tased by a Milwaukee police officer, and states that Milwaukee is an apartheid city where innocent people can become victims of the police.
Adam Carr is a member of March On Milwaukee 50th, the group convening the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches. He writes this reflection in advance of the finale of 200 Nights of Freedom, on Saturday, May 19. Carr is also on staff at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.