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06.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This year was a crucial test for RiverSplash!, Milwaukee's inaugural summer music festival. After an inordinate number of altercations at last year's festival�most damning among them a non-fatal shooting�city officials threatened to pull the plug on the event if organizers couldn't curb the problems. This was a pass/fail test: Any major incident at this year's event would have almost certainly pro...
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008
At Dog Brothers’ “Gathering of the Pack” in Southern California in August, the martial arts event was “anything goes,” according to one fighter. A Reuters reporter witnessed two men without padding beat each other with heavy sticks and two others fight with electric knives.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008
In the course of robbing Yaakov Kanelsky’s apart ment in Brooklyn, N.Y., in July, Victor Marin, 20, accidentally left his wallet— which contained his ID, credit cards and photos—on the bed. After Kanelsky arrived home and called 911, Marin returned and knocked on the front door. From the hallway, he begged for his billfold...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Whenever a sensational violent crime occurs in a poor neighborhood, right-wing talk show hosts who have nothing but contempt for anyone living in desperate circumstances always rush in to shoot the wounded. Their immediate attacks on poor people victimized by murder and violence go like this:
06.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The RiverSplash! festival's Saturday night ended with gun shots, one of which hit an 18-year-old. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel item paints an ugly picture of the event, interviewing multiple scared attendees. Tonight's 9 p.m. Fox 6 news broadcast, somewhat surprisingly, led with a less sensational version of the story which suggested the shooting was essentially an abberation. So which account ...
Monday, April 28, 2008

David J. Livingston, Pewaukee

We could argue all day on the pros and cons of concealed weapons. What we do know is that no streetwise person is going to try to shoplift at Villard Food & Liquor anymore.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

Taking Liberties

California case reveals that crimes against 10 teenagers in Milwaukee were covered up in a co-conspiracy with powerful institutions. It’s hard to sympathize with the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese’s claim that it could face financial ruin as a result of paying for its past misdeeds when it continues to try to cover up those misdeeds.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008
Kerry Flowers, one of five candidates vying to unseat first-term Ald. Ashanti Hamilton from his First District Milwaukee Common Council seat, doesn’t pause when asked about the most pressing issue in the district. “It’s crime,” said Flowers, a Milwaukee police sergeant.