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Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Discriminatory, Anti-Immigrant Bill in the Senate.

Voces de la FronteraOn Friday morning, Republican State Senators introduced a companion bill to the anti-immigrant bill AB190 that seeks to turn public employees including law enforcement into an arm of Trump's deportation machine. The bill is the same so-called anti-sanctuary' bill that was defeated by the Day without ...

- Common Dreams - US

Pro-Trump official allegedly ordered detention of passenger for asking if he was the sheriff.

Dan Black alleged that Sheriff David Clarke harassed him for asking the question on a flight from Texas to Wisconsin.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Wisconsin sheriff accused of 'ordering staff to harass man'.

Sheriff David Clarke allegedly ordered his staff to detain and question a passenger on his flight.

- BBC - UK

SUV smashes into house in Milwaukee.

AN SUV smashed into a home early Thursday morning in Milwaukee.The driver of the SUV told police she blacked out and remembers little.         

- USA TODAY - US

WI Committee Approves Walker Plan To Drug Test Medicaid Recipients, Others.

Wisconsin’s budget committee on Thursday approved Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to make it the first state in the nation to require a drug test for Medicaid recipients, among other regulations. The Joint Finance Committee approved the measure, and several others, to be included in the state’s budget this ...

- TPM News - US

Texts Show Sheriff Clarke Wanted Man Hassled For Shaking His Head At Him.

Text messages show that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke ordered his deputies to question a man for not keeping his “mouth shut” with him as he boarded a plane on Jan. 15. “Just a field interview, no arrest unless he becomes an asshole with you guys,” one text message from Clarke to a deputy reads. ...

- TPM News - US

Squirt-gun game has teens being arrested in the suburbs.

An elaborate squirt-gun game has been the cause for police arrests and fines of up to $600 in South Milwaukee. Veuer's Susana Victoria Perez has more.         

- USA TODAY - US

Mental exam set for man accused of shooting Amtrak conductor.

A suburban Chicago judge has ordered a mental fitness evaluation for a Wisconsin man charged with shooting and seriously injuring an Amtrak conductor.

- FOX News - US

Trump's favorite sheriff sicced deputies on a guy for staring at him on a plane.

Sheriff Clarke's lawyers say the man shook his head in a physically threatening manner.'Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is reportedly under consideration for a top job in President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security.But while Clarke is an ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Woman jumps on SUV hood to prevent carjacking.

A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.         

- USA TODAY - US

Civil Rights Organizations Urge President Trump Not To Appoint David Clarke to Key DHS Position.

Today, HRC released a letter from the nation’s leading civil rights organizations calling on President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly not to appoint controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as an Assistant Secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Milwaukee middle school brawl: Five injured, three arrested after fight

Five people were hurt during a fight between several students at Webster Middle School near 53rd and Green Tree, officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department said.

- FOX News - US

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

MADISON, Wis. " Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.Walker's plan,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Wisconsin woman leaps on her car to stop carjacker

Suspects at large; victim was not seriously injured.

- ABC News - US

Wisconsin car thief did not expect woman to do this

Melissa Smith was filling up her car in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver's seat.

- BBC - UK

Which city is the drunkest in America?

Green Bay, Wis., is the drunkest city in America, according to a new analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin.         

- USA TODAY - US

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Woman Jumps on SUV Hood to Prevent Carjacking

A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.         

- USA TODAY - US

West Milwaukee man dies in police custody

Police say a West Milwaukee man died after he was taken into custody by officers who used stun guns during the arrest.

- FOX News - US

Watch the terrifying moment a woman jumps on the hood of her SUV to stop a carjacking

Melissa Marian/FacebookMILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle. Melissa Smith admits it may not have been the best thing to do, but says it was a gut ...

- Business Insider - US

Democrats urge against appointment of Sheriff David Clarke: 'Loyalty is a greater test for the Trump vetting process than competence'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesMore than 50 Democratic House of Representatives members are urging Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to reject the possible appointment of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to a top-ranking Homeland Security position. In a letter addressed to Kelly sent Wednesday, the Democrats noted ...

- Business Insider - US

Wisconsin teen killed after small plane crashes into river

Wisconsin officials said one teenager died and another was seriously injured after a small plane crashed near the city of Chetek.

- UPI - US

Univ. of Wisconsin-Superior Black Student Union honors police chief with kente cloth

It's unusual for a non-white person to be presented with a kente cloth.         

- USA TODAY - US

Watch: Wisconsin Woman Jumps on Hood of Car to Stop Carjacking Attempt

A Wisconsin woman shared the incredible video of an attempted carjacking that she thwarted earlier this week. Melissa Smith went to put gas in her SUV Tuesday afternoon when the suspects pulled up in apparently a stolen vehicle. One suspect got out of the car and entered the SUV to drive off with it. Smith quickly jumped on ...

- Breitbart - US

Wisconsin car thief did not expect woman to do this

Melissa Smith was filling up her car when the thief jumped in her car and tried to drive away.

- BBC - UK

Wisconsin seeks to be first state to drug test Medicaid applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker's plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run for a third term next year....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

WATCH: Security Cam Catches Woman Fighting Carjacking Attempt

A Wisconsin woman is sharing her scary story about how she was almost carjacked at a gas station in downtown Milwaukee.

- Mediaite - US

Wisconsin Seeks to Be First to Drug Test Medicaid Applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

- Newsmax - US

WATCH: Woman jumps on her car to stop carjacker

Melissa Smith said when thieves tried to steal her car at the gas station in Wisconsin on Tuesday, she fought back, jumping on the hood.

- ABC News - US

WATCH: Surveillance video shows woman trying to stop car theft

Dramatic surveillance video shows a Wisconsin woman fend off would-be car thieves at a Milwaukee gas station.

- ABC News - US

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

- Billings Gazette - US

State Legislator Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against Stop-and-Frisk Program by Milwaukee Police Conducted Without Reasonable Suspicion and Based on Racial Profiling

ACLULast night, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and the law firm of Covington & Burling filed an amended complaint in their class-action lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over its police department's vast stop-and-frisk program. The revised complaint adds three named plaintiffs to the lawsuit, ...

- Common Dreams - US

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

- Townhall.com - US

Republican redistricting setbacks in the courts open door to future litigation, Democratic gains

When the Supreme Court knocked down GOP electoral maps in two North Carolina congressional districts Monday, the ruling joined a string of court opinions from Virginia, Texas, Alabama, and Wisconsin that have mainly gone against Republican lawmakers. The flurry of decisions will provide leverage for Democrats at both the ...

- Daily Kos - US

Wisconsin inmates train service dogs as part of new program

The program gives prisoners responsibilities and prepares future service dogs to help those with disabilities.

- Global News - CA

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

- WRAL.com - US

Harrowing attempted carjacking caught on camera in Wisconsin

A woman is sharing her harrowing story about an attempted carjacking that happened just south of downtown Milwaukee.

- FOX News - US

Expert Doubts China’s Population Number, Saying India May Be No. 1

Yi Fuxiang, a Chinese scientist at the University of Wisconsin, challenged China’s figure of 1.38 billion people, suggesting India is more populous.

- New York Times - US

Toddler in Milwaukee shoots himself after gun left within his reach, police say

The young child's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

3 servicememembers' names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall

Marine Cpl. Kenneth R. McGuire of Rib Lake, Wisconsin and Army Sgts. John T. Whitson of Huntsville, Texas and Edward L. Wilmers of Lapeer, Michigan will join 58,315 others listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US: Who is Sheriff David Clarke?

Controversial Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County says he will join Trump's Department of Homeland Security.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Fake Navy SEAL gets 4 years in prison

A 68-year-old Wisconsin man who falsely claimed to be a Navy SEAL wounded four times in Vietnam has been sentenced to four years in prison for theft and faking paperwork. He also claimed he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Sheriff Clarke Expresses Uncertainty About DHS Job He Claimed, Blames CNN

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke expressed uncertainty over whether he would end up serving in the Trump administration in two recent interviews, citing CNN’s reporting on plagiarism in his master’s degree thesis paper as an attempt to intimidate him personally and undermine the administration’s ...

- TPM News - US

'They've cut people loose before': Sheriff Clarke says he may have already lost DHS job over plagiarism

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke revealed that he may have already lost a job with the Department of Homeland Security after he was accused of plagiarism. Last week, CNN's KFile reported that Clarke had plagiarized many parts of his master's thesis on security in the United States. ...

- The Raw Story - US

One Victim Dead In Gas Station Cheese Botulism Outbreak, Case Still Under Investigation

One of the people who contracted botulism from nacho cheese sauce served in a California gas station has died. The state health department is still trying to figure out how the store's cheese became contaminated with a very rare and incredibly deadly pathogen. The cheese in question is from Gehl Foods in Wisconsin, the ...

- The Consumerist - US

How to compliment a Wisconsinite

Praise our knowledge of football and you'll win our hearts.

- Matador Network - US

Who is Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County? A Brief Guide

Sheriff Clarke has said the Trump administration is considering him for a Homeland Security job. He has been polarizing for his jail’s treatment of inmates, his role as a commentator and accusations of plagiarism, which he denies.

- New York Times - US

Polarizing Milwaukee sheriff denies CNN report that he plagiarized

- Reuters - US

Polarizing Milwaukee sheriff denies CNN report that he plagiarized

Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the Black Lives Matter movement and supported Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign, lifted language from multiple sources for his thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, CNN reported on Saturday. Clarke provided footnotes for the sources of the thesis, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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