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No jury would convict her: Love and murder in old Milwaukee

Published Feb. 24, 2015

At about 10 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 14, 1852, John M.W. Lace, 35, was one of several people looking at a display of photographs in the window of a bookstore on Wisconsin Avenue when Mary Ann Wheeler, 23, a seamstress, walked up behind him, drew a double-barreled pistol from under her shawl and shot him in the back of the head at point-blank range. Yet jurors in two separate trials refused to convict her.

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Amani neighborhood credits drop in crime to "comprehensive community effort"

Published Feb. 13, 2015

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports resident involvement and collaboration between local organizations and government agencies has caused a dramatic drop in crime in the Amani neighborhood during the last two years, according to the COA Youth & Family Centers, an organization in the heart of the inner city neighborhood.

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Burning Officer Darren Wilson in effigy

Published Dec. 2, 2014

Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson PD has now resigned. Should he have? He probably had no choice. His life would be in danger every time he set foot outside the station and, he told the media, his fellow officers' lives, too. However, should he have had to? That's a different question. The answer is a resounding "no."

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Rev. Ron reviews "Now You See Me"

This is one of those movies that, when I saw the trailer, thought it looked cool and agreed with the internet's assumption that it was Ocean's Eleven but with magic. I was cool with that. However, the problem that arises from a movie like Now You See Me is that all those syndicated critics and th...

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...

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