Results tagged with 'shootings'
Published July 28, 2015
America doesn't have a gun problem, the argument goes; it has a car problem! This is perhaps my favorite of all the pro-gun defenses - favorite being in this case a relative term. But I need to be clear about this: I would give just about anything if guns could be licensed, regulated and policed the way automobiles are in this country.
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.
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.
Published May 7, 2015
In 1962 John F. Kennedy created National Police Week. Given the events of the last year or so there is a cloud over police forces nationwide. It's created an additional level of stress for officers who already have one of the most stressful jobs in the country.
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.
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The devastating events in Isla Vista, CA has left people reeling with horror. Unfortunately this type of mental illness is prevalent in these tragic times. With each breaking news story, are we becoming desensitized to violence? I studied news writing in college. I understand the 'if it...
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