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Articles tagged with 'Violence'

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Clarke's ideas about ending gun violence contain some truths

Published April 16, 2015

Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.

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Black Friday brawls make Cyber Monday a cakewalk

Published Dec. 1, 2014

If you need a break from your online shopping today, you might want to take a peek at some Black Friday brawls and then thank your lucky stars for the invention of the Internet.

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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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First Lady to attend slain girl's funeral

Published Feb. 8, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama's scheduled appearance Saturday at the funeral of a Chicago girl gunned down just miles away from where the President and first lady have a home in their adopted city is an appropriate gesture.

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Let tragedy lead us to a better Milwaukee

Published Aug. 5, 2012

We know tragedies like today's shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek can happen anywhere, but today we share the trauma with our Sikh neighbors and we offer our condolences and support in the face of an unspeakable event.