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Wisconsin’s official hate crime reporting plagued by missing cases, errors corrected too late

Toshiana Northington says David Lythjohan kicked and punched her and her children in the East Madison Woodman’s parking lot last summer, using racial slurs after he became angry when her shopping cart temporarily blocked his car. But Madison police did not include the incident in their hate crime reports.

Reasonable or proportional: Where Wisconsin policing stalls on use of force reform

Police reform has been part of the national conversation for years, but police killings haven't declined along with it. For years, police have killed three people a day on average nationwide--a rate that has remained fairly steady. In Wisconsin, in an eight-year period from 2013 to 2020, police killed an average of about one person every three weeks--or 130 people during that time frame.

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