Madison365 Week in Review for June 25

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    800_afdflogoselectedIt’s been a busy week! Here are your favorite stories, brought to you by American Family.

     

     

    Screenshot 2016-06-22 at 1.03.45 AMTuesday night, we brought you the story of the viral video showing the violent arrest of 18-year-old Genele Laird outside of East Towne Mall.

     

     

    Courtesy Syovata Edari, via Michael Johnson
    Courtesy Syovata Edari, via Michael Johnson

    We also reported on her family’s trek to gather in Madison while she awaited a hearing, and on her release and the DA’s decision to opt for community restorative justice rather than filing felony charges.

     

     

    And here’s what you didn’t see in any other mainstream media outlets:

    We will continue to work on this story, and to keep you informed on the relationship between the community and the police.

    Chance Zombor, 36, leads a protest against the practice of solitary confinement at a rally in Madison, Wis., June 21,2016. Zombor has spent time in isolation at Waupun and Oshkosh correctional institutions. About 30 people marched to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections headquarters to deliver a letter arguing against the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons. Along the way they shouted "Our passion for freedom is stronger than their prisons!" (Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

    The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reported on the ongoing hunger strike against solitary confinement at state prisons, as prison officials have begun force-feeding inmates.

     

     

    P_Kenisha03Amber Walker spoke with KéNisha Ruff about her various fashion and style enterprises.

     

     

     

     

    A_black_mother_and_child,_Chicago._-_NARA_-_556145Columnist Sabrina Madison wrote about the experience of Black mothers and their pursuit of happiness.

     

     

     

    PrayerRev. David Hart examined the problems with praying for failure.

     

     

     

    In other news…

    The former suburban Dallas police officer who wrestled a 15-year-old African American girl to the ground at a pool party will not face charges.

    The Root analyst Jason Johnson explained how the “Brexit” was all about race.

    At the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, there was buzz about the possibility of the first Latino Vice President.

    Black Lives Matter dropped out of the San Francisco Pride Parade, citing increased police presence.

    We added more job listings — check them out or pass the link along to anyone you know looking for work!

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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