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Results tagged with 'Violence'

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We the living make deaths "senseless"

Published Aug. 19, 2014

"Senseless death"-- and its companion, "senseless tragedy"-- is one of the tritest, emptiest phrases you hear. And, sadly, you're hearing it a lot these days, although it's hard to say that anyone's death is in any way sensible, other than perhaps the lucky few who die of very old age on their own terms with friends and family around all their affairs fully settled.

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Groups work to quell violence in Milwaukee

Published July 23, 2014

Last summer there was a sudden increase in shootings, contributing to a year-end total of 105 homicides in Milwaukee. At the time of writing there have been 39 homicides in 2014, five fewer than last year at the same time. Some new initiatives seek to reduce violence in the city, while groups throughout the city continue previous efforts to put a stop to the shootings.

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Teens rally to demand: put the guns down

Published May 28, 2014

Last week 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was shot while she played in the schoolyard at Clarke Street School. That, along with many other incidents, has fueled a group of middle school students at MPS' Westside Academy II to organize an event to speak out against violence.

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Chronic trauma a serious concern for Milwaukee's children

Published May 27, 2014

When 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was shot May 21 on the playground of Clarke Street School, she rightly became the focus of the day's news and several news cycles thereafter. But there were other victims of the gunfire that evening - other children on the playground, for example, and neighbors living near the school. While none of them took a bullet, all of them suffered an acute trauma.

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Reader blogs:

Rev. Ron reviews "Pain & Gain"

Michael Bay takes the caffeine-mainlined, cocaine-fueled pace he is known for and puts it towards a stylized crime comedy based on a true story...hey, at least he's taking a break from his repeated beatings he's giving to the childhood of most men in America...that is, until the next Transformers...

HOODMOMMA: The View from Here

DEFINITION OF HOODMOMMAHood: not meaning a bad place where poor black and brown people live.Hood:meaning a place of family, community and home.Momma: not meaning woman who has birthed a baby.Momma:meaning community-builder and protector of life. Warrior.Peace Milwaukee!This blog marks the return ...

Japan is safe? HA!

I was recently the victim of a random act of violence. To set the scene: I was traveling home in the sardine can known as the Odakyu line on a weeknight around 9:30 p.m. The commuter in the seat next to the door had decided that getting a seat wasn’t enough — he also wanted the meta...


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