Wauwatosa police release new video after Mayfair Mall arrest

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Wauwatosa police released a surveillance video Monday that police say shows more of the interaction between an officer and a black teen following a controversial arrest at Mayfair Mall Friday. With captured cellphone video showing the officer hitting the boy in the head twice, a “use of force” investigation is underway. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Video shows Wisconsin police officer punching black teen in the face

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With disturbing cellphone video showing police officers fighting with a 17-year-old in a Wauwatosa mall parking lot and punching him in the face, the Black Panthers have already said they’re holding police and mall security accountable and are demanding the officer be fired. > CBS News

Sen. Lena Taylor says she’s the victim of ‘political lynching,’ won’t quit


At a press conference Wednesday (full video here), State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) says race and gender have played into the scrutiny she’s faced over her behavior the last few weeks, and that she plans to remain in office. Taylor was stripped of her position on the state Senate’s powerful budget committee Tuesday. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Sen. Lena Taylor bullied her staff, report finds, prompting her removal from budget committee


State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) bullied her staff and retaliated against one employee for using family and medical leave, Senate investigators have found — a conclusion that, combined with her being embroiled in a controversy over using a racial insult at a Milwaukee bank, cost her a spot on the Legislature’s budget committee. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Republican ad accuses Baldwin of wanting to abort the next MLK, Jr.

Or the next Frederick Douglass or Rosa Parks, accuse the ads that have seen airtime on a Milwaukee radio station. According to the narrator, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldinw is a “big reason why” one out of three babies aborted in America are black. > Slate

Lessons in white privilege, from Oaxaca to Oconomowoc


It might take some imagination for students in the 90 percent white Oconomowoc school district to put themselves in the shoes of a black or brown kid who is constantly treated with suspicion and distrust. But in Mexico, “whiteys” regularly experience the evidence of white specialness and privilege everywhere they turn. > The Progressive

Black, Hispanic lawmakers call Wisconsin worst place in nation to raise a black child


Black and Hispanic legislators called for more opportunities for minorities Monday during the first annual “State of Black and Brown Wisconsin” address that highlighted the struggles facing minority children in the state. The newly formed Black and Latino caucus put on the address in the state Capitol. > FOX 6 Milwaukee