Wisconsin Public Radio
Barron County has cut $25,000 in support for a domestic violence victims advocacy organization for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and calling for an end to racism and police violence.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Department and others in the region are also cutting ties, citing the group’s support of “social issues that are negative towards law enforcement.”
The community-based outlet Drydenwire.com posted a statement from a chief deputy of the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, saying that they too — along with the Shell Lake Police Department, Spooner Police Department, Minong Police Department and Birchwood Police Department — were ending their affiliation with Embrace based on the statement.
On Wednesday, Sept. 30 the advocacy organization Embrace issued a statement saying that in order to “end intimate partner violence and sexual violence, we must grapple with our country’s long history of racism, slavery, genocide and colonization.” More