Calls for changes to the Madison Police Department have been refueled by comments made by the mayor in which she empathized with officers working to control Black Lives Matter protests in the midst of a pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not prevented packed protests in cities around the U.S. The largest Black Lives Matter protests have been concentrated in Milwaukee and Madison, but gatherings have been held statewide.
Graffiti scrawled on a downtown Madison business that replaced broken windows with plywood asks a question that peaceful demonstrators, business owners and police want to know after repeated nights of looting and vandalism: "Why?"
Health care has been considered recession-proof because a downturn in the economy doesn’t lessen the need for medical care, but providers postponing routine clinic visits and elective surgeries early in the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in lost revenue and prompted staffing cutbacks.