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Milwaukee police officer's wife said on Facebook the woman who spit on a teen protester 'should have done more'
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - A Milwaukee police officer's wife was called out on Facebook for comments appearing to support the actions of Stephanie Rapkin, a Shorewood woman arrested for a hate crime against a Black teenager. The officer's wife's response: To seek restraining orders against four women who criticized her on social media from June 10-12. The restraining orders and associated complaints were dismissed not once, but twice, in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
TWO BALD GUYS - Experts Eric Giordano, Dave Anderson, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, Judge Everett Mitchell and Attorney John A. Birdsall discuss criminal justice reform in Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE (SPECTRUM NEWS) -- Nicole Muller has taken on the task of representing peaceful protestors who have received non-criminal citations in the city and she’s doing it pro bono.
'I'm going to stand up': Northern Wisconsin judge demands answers from state on public defender crisis
Kirk Bowden Obear listed among Wisconsin's Super Lawyers for the eighth consecutive year
Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a small step to address pay for lawyers representing indigent defendants
Wisconsin Supreme Court Raises Lawyer Pay for Court Appointments, Takes No Action on SPD Rate
A long-haul defense lawyer makes do with Wisconsin's lowest-in-nation pay
Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers For Public Defense Cases
Heeding a petition from lawyers and judges across the state, the Supreme Court raised the amount of money paid...
State, County Officials Blame Compensation Rate In Struggles To Find Attorneys Willing To Represent People Who Can't Afford Private Attorney.
For decades they’ve earned $40 hour in Wisconsin; federal public defenders get $140 hour.
It takes a certain amount of courage to go solo after spending more than a decade in practice.
Lawyers groups seek pay increase for lawyers taking public defender cases
Where the lawyers aren’t - Attorney shortage in rural Wisconsin compounds opioid crisis
A federal agent who intentionally drove into a suspect as he ran from arrest in December won't face criminal charges, the Milwaukee County district attorney has decided.
Blood can't be taken without consent, a warrant or special circumstances, justices say
Why Kirk Obear, a former Chief of Military Justice, works pro bono for the National Organization for the reform of marijuana laws.
The attorney for a former Hales Corners teacher facing charges he had sex with a female student has asked a judge to charge the girl with distributing child pornography - for sending nude photos of herself to the teacher.
Reckless homicide charges were dismissed Thursday in the case of a cognitively impaired Milwaukee man whom a judge ruled police had improperly led to make a confession — the only evidence against him.
WEST BEND - The same judge who sidetracked the start of a high-stakes trial in a teen sex case so that a more reasonable plea bargain could be reached cut the young man another break with a sentence of probation and a chance to expunge his record....
Victims would have more say in criminal prosecutions if voters approve a proposed state constitutional amendment, but critics say the plan could weaken the rights of defendants...