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The many, many, many escapes of Eliza Blue

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Eliza Blue was hard on the eyes, but not in the way Donald Trump thinks that about Carly Fiorina. In 1905, the Milwaukee woman permanently blinded a man by throwing acid in his face. Ten years later, Eliza blinded another man the same way. She was also Milwaukee's greatest escape artist since Harry Houdini left town.


MPD chief calls for tougher sentences, gun laws to curb homicides

Published Sept. 10, 2015

Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn is calling for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides, which are up almost 70 percent this year compared to the same time period last year. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Flynn made the comments at a public forum hosted by Mike Gousha at Marquette University.


Is the national war on police costing lives?

Published Sept. 7, 2015

I'm not talking about police deaths as a pattern because those are down under the Obama administration (the highest spike was in 1930 actually). Instead, I'm posing this question: Whether it's plausible to argue that at least one reason for the sudden national spikes in non-police related homicides in various American cities over the past year might be the result of the rhetorical (and in scattered cases, literal) "war on police."


Traveling jail cell captivates youth, community

Published July 29, 2015

The setup and the message are simple: If you do the crime, you're bound to do the time. And according to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Phenomenal Men's Support Group (PMSG) aims to paint an accurate picture of what that time in jail is actually like through its Cell on Wheels program.

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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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