Racine mothers who lost sons and daughters to gun violence are coming together to speak out against punitive crime laws, to demand more safe programs for youth, and to call for stronger conflict-resolution education.
Racine Women for Racial Justice have launched a Justice Initiative to reduce racial disparities for people of color in the criminal justice system.
In the decades since the start of the crack epidemic, the taxpayers have footed the response — more and more prison space — as opposed to prevention. Some think that needs to change.
"The black and brown community deserved this 401 years ago. We deserved this change," said Xavier Simmons, who is black. "We’ve got to abolish the police system.”
Racine Women for Racial Justice was formed by women who wanted to do more than talk about racial justice. They wanted to work to attain it.
“The fact of the matter is, no matter how we got here, we’re all here now, and we need to work together,” said local dentist Dr. Debbie Kennedy.
RACINE — Hundreds gathered on the lawn of Gateway Technical College at 10th and Main Streets Tuesday night to peacefully honor the memory of G…