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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...

Biden works to balance civil rights and criminal justice

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, he mourned with the family of a fallen police officer. On the other, he pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. Over the course of a few hours Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s difficult...

Decision expected on charges for cop who shot Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer...

Expert: Ex-cop justified in pinning George Floyd to pavement

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense for a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death challenged the heart of the case against the officer, calling a use-of-force expert who testified that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd and said it might have gone easier if the Black man...

Driver jailed for 22 years for killing 4 Australian police

Apr. 13, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for hitting and killing four police officers on an Australian freeway. Mohinder Singh was drug-effected and sleep-deprived when his truck veered into an emergency stopping lane...

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist's death

Apr. 13, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights...

Ryu sharp into 7th, Semien homers as Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

Apr. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night. Ryu (1-1) allowed only an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and...

Family sees video of teen's fatal shooting by Chicago police

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago teenager fatally shot by a police officer last month has viewed video of the shooting, the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability announced late Tuesday. The agency said it would not immediately release the video at the...

Dozens gather in Chicago to protest killing of Daunte Wright

Apr. 13, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people marched around downtown Chicago on Tuesday to express solidarity with the family of Daunte Wright, a Minnesota man fatally shot by police officer during a traffic stop. The protesters carried signs and chanted the names of Wright, George...