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Articles tagged with 'Violence'

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Community leaders say Milwaukee "can't police" its way out of violence

Published Aug. 13, 2016

Local leaders called for a comprehensive solution to gun violence in Milwaukee during a recent conversation exploring strategies to combat the issue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports. The solution, they said, must address the root causes of violence.

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Let's have some empathy, please

Published July 12, 2016

Author Chinua Achebe's words have been on my mind for the last week, for reasons I hope are obvious. I firmly believe that what the United States needs at this moment is more empathy, a greater sense of shared purpose and shared experience.

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Fathers pledge to help reduce violence in city

Published June 26, 2016

Dads are the key to deterring the violence plaguing many Milwaukee neighborhoods, according to organizers of the 500 Fathers United Initiative, whose "Safe Summer Kick-off Celebration" brought fathers and community leaders together, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence in Milwaukee

Published June 15, 2016

Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is calling on Milwaukee fathers by the hundreds to attend a special news event on Friday, June 17 at Moody Park to make a commitment to helping end violence in Milwaukee. This event is part of Milwaukee's 500 Fathers initiative.

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Gun violence survivor, teens speak out at Neighborhood House summit

Published March 22, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Neighborhood House recently hosted the third annual LET MY CHILDREN GROW: Youth Summit on Gun Violence, an event organized by center youth as a way to give young people a voice on the issue of gun violence.

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Wisconsin Mason tackles tough questions after alleged attack plan

Published Jan. 28, 2016

OnMilwaukee asks Frank Struble, the Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin, what the Masons do in Milwaukee, why there are so many conspiracies about the group, if women will ever be inducted and why his group was allegedly targeted by Samy Mohamed Hamzeh.

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Why is this video not getting more Milwaukee media attention?

Published Aug. 29, 2015

Two people brazenly and brutally stomp and beat a woman outside a north side Milwaukee gas station while other people watch. Then, a video of it turns up online. Yet, if you Google the video, you discover that this story is getting a lot of national media attention on various websites - and almost none locally.

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"Powerful leader" Pitre draws on personal experience to combat violence

Published June 24, 2015

When Carmen Pitre worked for the AIDS Project in the late 1980s, she saw terminally ill young people abandoned by everyone, even their families. Now, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, serving as the executive director of Milwaukee's Sojourner Family Peace Center, Pitre has been working to alleviate the pain of society's most vulnerable people for more than 30 years.

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Local leaders say root causes must be addressed before violence can end

Published June 4, 2015

Through the first five months of 2015, 63 homicides have occurred in the city of Milwaukee, compared with 94 in all of 2014. Talking to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, local leaders in the communities most affected by violence say its causes are complex and deep-rooted, and that solutions are hard to find.

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The lesson of Madison: Enough with the cop bashing already

Published May 13, 2015

To argue against the cop in the Tony Robinson shooting - unless you think DA Ismael Ozanne just made everything up - one must argue that cops don't have a right to protect themselves or other members of society from imminent attack. Ever.

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Goodbye, Mr. Morris

Published April 22, 2015

Last Friday, I went to the funeral of the 30-year-old man who was killed in the April 8 hit-and-run accident at 29th and Locust in Milwaukee. The name of the one man who was killed was Orienthian Lee Morris, Sr. He was the father of two kindergarteners at our school, one of whom is my student.

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Safe Zones initiative brings different approach to addressing violence

Published April 22, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, a new initiative called "Safe Zones" is aiming to help more young people in the central city "find a new direction." The initiative will take place in four of Milwaukee's most economically challenged neighborhoods, providing community members with violence intervention, workforce development, and education- and health-related services.