Wisconsin News Briefs

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on August 23 released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  “One year ago today, Jacob Blake’s life was forever changed. While we are grateful Jacob survived his injuries, we also know Jacob, his kids, and his family have and will face challenges they never imagined having to endure. We also know the families and friends of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber are undoubtedly grieving and mourning the loss of these young men this week. Kathy and I are thinking of Jacob and his loved ones, as well as the families and friends of Joseph and Anthony today, and we ask Wisconsinites to join us in extending our prayers for peace and healing.  “This past year has been difficult, and especially for the Kenosha community as they have worked to come together to repair and rebuild. Wisconsin has taken important steps to increase transparency for use of force policies and incidents, limit the use of chokeholds, and require state-managed law enforcement agencies to update their use of force policies, but this is only the beginning. We must remain resolved in addressing the systemic racism and inequities Black Wisconsinites face every day and to continuing our work toward a just, equitable, and fair state.”

Statement on Reckless and Potentially Deadly Incidents at Marshall Campus,

Statement from Alderman Cavalier Johnson On Tuesday (August 17) just as classes were letting out at Marshall High School in the 2nd Aldermanic District (N. 64th and W. Hope), two reckless drivers decided to drive onto the school’s grass and sidewalk areas, causing terrified students to scramble for safety.  Video of the incidents has been shared on social media and has been featured on local TV news. It makes me angry to see how careless and reckless these drivers were operating, and to see how scared these innocent students were during the incidents.  Students could have been critically hurt or killed, and for what? A silly display for a few seconds in a car.

As a community we need to have grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings – and especially parents – discuss with their younger kin the dangers of this sort of behavior behind the wheel. We’ve had four homicides by reckless drivers in the past two weeks, and those incidents were as preventable as they were horrific.

What took place at Marshall on Tuesday could have had a similar deadly result, and simply put, that would have been a new homicide case for Milwaukee Police.

Fiesta de Pijamas Annual de Bronzeville para la Educación

La concejala Milele A. Coggs visitó la escuela Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,el lunes 23 de agosto para entregar los útiles escolares recolectados durante la Fiesta de pijamas para la educación de Bronzeville que tuvo lugar durante la Semana de Bronzeville.

La campaña de suministros para la Fiesta de Pijamas para la Educación, una parte de la Semana de Bronzeville, recolecta anualmente donaciones de útiles escolares para beneficiar a los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Milwaukee que lo necesitan. El evento fue organizado por Tracy Dent y Peace for Change Alliance. El Sr. Dent estará presente con la Concejal Coggs, la Senadora Estatal Lena Taylor y la Directora Anesia Hayes. Se invita a los medios de comunicación a asistir.

Gov. Evers Appoints Daniel Krieser as Green Lake County Coroner

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Daniel Krieser as the next Green Lake County Coroner. This appointment fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. John Willett, effective May 1, 2021.

Krieser, who plans to move to Green Lake County, has worked in the Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office since 2014. He has been a death investigator, the operations manager, the interim medical examiner, and is now the autopsy manager. In those roles, he has had the opportunity to work alongside the Green Lake County Coroner’s Office.