Protesters against police violence and racism need to get more involved in local politics, organizers of a demonstration on Friday said.
We spoke to a UW-La Crosse graduate who lives in Portland about what we can learn from the protests there.
LIT’s Laura Abellera on removing cops from schools and why she has “radical hope” in a different future for La Crosse.
Keonte R. Turner: Our experience with cops was not the same as those of little white boys and girls. It is still not the same.
“We need leaders that care, truly care, about every citizen. This year’s budget and next year’s budget haven’t reflected that.”
City officials have included a plan to build a $36 million police and fire complex in their 2021-25 capital projects budget.
A proposal by a city council member would reduce fines for possession of up to 25 grams of pot to just $1.
“Let’s use those resources in a way that’s going to be more helpful to the children.”
Abraham: “Personal agendas” at play in plan to look at how funding for $250k police contract could be reallocated.
Tiny Richland Center, population 5,184, in 2019 received a hulking mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, valued at $767,000 from the Pentagon.