History Of Police Protests In Milwaukee And The U.S. At Large

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A woman in the Milwaukee BLM protest
A woman who wanted to be identified as Sara was one of the more than 100 people walking in the march Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis. organized by the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and Islamic Society of Brookfield. Madeline Fox/WPR 

Before George Floyd, Milwaukee and cities around the country protested the police-involved deaths of other black men. We examine this history in Wisconsin’s capital and beyond, and whether protestors feel things are different this time.

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    The Milwaukee protests over the death of an unarmed African American man in Minnesota are preceded by marches over similar issues in years past. We look at how recent protests are different and whether activists feel they will lead to broader change.

  • Examining The Legacy Of Protests Against Police Brutality

    The four officers involved in the death of George Floyd are facing murder charges. We discuss what this means for the Black Lives Matter movement and the history of protests in response to policing.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ashley Luthern Guest
  • Pamela Oliver Guest

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