Results tagged with 'shootings'
Published March 9, 2015
The Madison police chief's spine seems to be liquefying overnight. He's quickly heading toward jellyfish territory. In January, the chief had written a blog post extraordinaire, in which he ardently defended police officers from rushes to judgment. But now, he's apologizing. And asking for forgiveness. It appears it's easier to defend your cops when the protests aren't in your own backyard.
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.
Published June 12, 2014
Joe Wilcox is dead today because he fell for the cockamamie belief that carrying a concealed weapon was a good thing.
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.
Published Dec. 20, 2012
The word "crazy" gets tossed around pretty much after something like the horrible shootings in Connecticut happens. You hear it all the time. "The guy must have been crazy" or "It must have been a crazy man who did it." I'm not entirely sure what "crazy" means, but I can guarantee you that the guy who committed this act is not the only crazy guy attached to this incident. As a matter of fact, we've got some politicians who are suggesting things that might be crazy, right here in Wisconsin.
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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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