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After John Henson: Why the media should reconsider crime coverage

Published Oct. 28, 2015

The media covered the John Henson racial profiling story with fervor. This got me thinking: To what degree does the local media help form the perceptions that create racial profiling through endless crime scene-framed, fragmented disorder coverage? It's easy to blame the jewelry store employees, but what creates the perceptions in the first place? The local media, especially TV, should rethink how they cover crime and disorder.


Black and blue: Living on both sides of the police/community debate

Published Oct. 26, 2015

Officer Lester Moore, who grew up around poverty in Houston, Texas, clearly lives in two worlds as a person of color and as a police officer who serves the Darbo/Worthington neighborhood in Madison. He can't help but see both sides of the current police/community debates.


How safe is UWM? The reasons we don't need guns on campus

Published Oct. 20, 2015

If we're going to have the "guns on campus debate" - and due to warring pieces of legislation, we must - let's at least argue the issue using accurate information. And according to that information, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, if it were a city, would be one of the safest around.

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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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