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Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown. Photo: Ron Elkman/Sports Imagergy via Getty Images

Video of the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown has been released to the public after the January arrest, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: The arrest of Brown, who was released that same day, gives the public another glimpse into policing issues and brutality African Americans and other minorities face around the country no matter how famous. Jamaal Smith, a racial justice community engagement manager for the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin, spoke to the Post and explained, “It’s pretty typical of the police community relations in Milwaukee and nationwide... We’re talking about the most segregated metropolitan area in the country.”

What happened: Brown was approached and questioned by officers over a potential parking violation. He was asked to take his hands out of his pockets before he alerted them there was something in his hands. Brown was then brought to the ground by officers and tased. Watch the video here.

What they're saying: The Milwaukee Police Department released a statement saying an investigation from the department revealed "members acted inappropriately" and were recently disciplined.

The Milwaukee Bucks organization released a statement calling Brown's "abuse and intimidation" by the department "shameful and inexcusable."

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By the numbers: Where the earmarks are wanted

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Data: House Committee on Appropriations; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is being targeted for the largest collective earmark request in the country, according to a detailed breakdown of overall requests released by the House Appropriations Committee.

Why it matters: House appropriators are trying to balance bipartisan momentum for infrastructure investment with "pork-barrel" spending's checkered political history. The data dump is an effort to provide transparency for what are now termed "community project funding" requests.

Democrats open to user fees for infrastructure deal

President Biden sits Thursday with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) as they discuss his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Some Senate Democrats are open to paying for a compromise infrastructure package by imposing user fees, including increasing the gas tax and raising money from electric car drivers through a vehicle-miles-traveled charge.

Why it matters: By inching toward the Republican position on pay-fors, some Democrats are bucking President Biden's push to offset his proposed $2.3 trillion plan by focusing only on raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Progressive legal advocacy group spinning off from sponsor

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

A leading progressive legal advocacy group is spinning off from the sprawling dark money network that seeded it, the group tells Axios.

Why it matters: Demand Justice's decision to separate from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a "fiscal sponsor" for scores of largely left-wing organizations, will provide the public with its first detailed look behind the curtain of the influential progressive nonprofit.