Crime

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"Men4Men End the Demand" takes on sex trafficking

Published July 8, 2017

The Foundations for Freedom's summer campaign, "Men4Men End the Demand," aims to raise awareness that buying sex and consuming pornography drive human trafficking, causing the enslavement of women and men, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee's crime of the century: 25 years after Jeffrey Dahmer

Published May 1, 2017

It's been more than 25 years since Jeffrey Dahmer's horrific crimes were exposed. Anne E. Schwartz was a part-time crime reporter when she was assigned to cover the case. Here is her look back at Milwaukee's crime of the century.

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Social cohesion in Amani contributes to decreased crime

Published Jan. 29, 2017

Amani residents, neighborhood agencies and law enforcement officials have pointed to effective resident engagement and empowerment as the reason for the declining number of reported crimes in the area, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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"Beware the Slenderman" finally gets HBO premiere date and trailer

Published Nov. 14, 2016

Who's in the mood for a horrific story about children, a brutal stabbing and a faceless nightmare monster from the internet - all based in Wisconsin? No? Well, you've got time to get ready, as "Beware the Slenderman" will premiere on HBO on Jan. 23.

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Community leaders say Milwaukee "can't police" its way out of violence

Published Aug. 13, 2016

Local leaders called for a comprehensive solution to gun violence in Milwaukee during a recent conversation exploring strategies to combat the issue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports. The solution, they said, must address the root causes of violence.

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Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned in Halbach murder

Published Aug. 12, 2016

A federal judge today overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was found guilty of being an accessory to Teresa Halbach's 2005 murder and served as one of the subjects in the hit Netflix docu-series "Making a Murderer."

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The realities of Milwaukee County's gun court

Published July 1, 2016

Three student journalists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spent a semester studying Milwaukee County's gun court, the court where non-fatal shootings are sent. What they found is crucial to further understanding the city's crime debate.

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It's well past time to stop the unfair criticism of Madison police

Published June 22, 2016

Use of force, such as in a recent controversial Madison police arrest, is never a pretty sight. However, if you review standard police use-of-force continuums - as well as the full story - it's hard to see how this case merits the controversy.

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Huge jump in carjacking exposes problems in juvenile justice system

Published June 9, 2016

In a carjacking incident last week, police arrested two 12-year-old boys, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy. You don't have to be a public policy expert to see that the system is broken and it's going to take influence, power and money to get it fixed.