“Policing police and school libraries” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We welcome guest panelist Isiah Holmes, an award-winning journalist from the Wisconsin Examiner, for an extended conversation focused on recent revelations on police accountability and mounting book censorship. We discuss the news that no charges will be filed against Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the fatal shooting of Jay Anderson. This came despite a botched investigation that led Judge Yamahiro to conclude that major mistakes were made in the investigation. We also dive into Isiah’s article that looked into a coordinated and shameful witch hunt by Republican state legislators to ban supposedly “objectionable” books in school libraries. We close with a well-organized Republican National Committee scheme to recruit and train armies of poll workers to disrupt elections from inside the process and cause chaos at Democratic-leaning precincts, setting up frivolous grounds for overturning the will of the voters. The strategy is live in Battleground Michigan, is Battleground Wisconsin next?
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- Former Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah will not face charges in fatal 2016 Jay Anderson Jr. shooting.
- Special prosecutors won’t pursue charges in Jay Anderson case. Charges weren’t proven beyond a reasonable doubt but questions linger.
- The Wisconsin GOP’s search for ‘inappropriate’ books in school districts.