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Project Milwaukee
7:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2008

Youth Violence Can Impact City's Economic Future

Milwaukee has problems with youth violence, just as does nearly every other urban community. While that violence impacts vital components of everyday life such as family relationships, the schools and the criminal justice system, it can also impact economic development. Howard Snyder is Executive Director of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and spoke to us as part of our series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:08 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

New Milwaukee Police Chief

Edward Flynn is Milwaukee Police Chief. He was sworn in in January. He talks with Jane Hampden as part of WUWM’s series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:05 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Neighborhood House

Richard Cox is executive director of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. He speaks with Sara Prince.

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Project Milwaukee
6:55 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

A Patrol Through a Violent, Gang-ridden Neighborhood

A memorial to a gang member who died of gun violence on the city's near north side.

Children in some Milwaukee neighborhoods are likely to become involved in gangs. Teens and even younger kids may sell cocaine, move guns from one location to another, or act as "lookouts" while illegal activities are underway. Officers Louis Kopesky and Daniel Knitter are with the Milwaukee Police Department's 5th District Community Prosecution Unit.

They told Ann-Elise Henzl about the problem during a patrol on the city's near north side.

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Project Milwaukee
6:06 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

It's Easy to Get a Gun

It’s illegal for children to purchase a handgun or even possess one, unless they’re involved in a supervised activity. Yet in Milwaukee, as in other cities, some young people have easy access to guns and actually carry and use them. In this installment of Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence, WUWM's Marge Pitrof explores how young people get their hands on firearms and why some children want them.

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Project Milwaukee
5:39 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Societal Causes of Milwaukee Gangs

Graffiti marks the death of a gang member on the near north side of Milwaukee.

In some dangerous neighborhoods of Milwaukee, it seems as if there's a roadside memorial every other block. The stuffed animals, votive candles, photos, and bottles of liquor are left at a tree, in honor of someone who died of gang violence. Often the victims and perpetrators of gang crimes are teenagers. Experts say that's a sharp contrast to 30 years ago, when gangs were almost non-existent here.

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Project Milawaukee
6:03 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Violence in the Neighborhood

Willie Hines, Jr. is president of the Milwaukee Common Council. He represents the city’s 15th district on the near north side, where he grew up. He discusses youth violence with Jane Hampden.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Stop Teen Violence

Joy Price is young adult librarian and coordinator of the Stop Teen Violence program at the Milwaukee Public Library. There's a seminar tonight at the Forest Home Library called “Protect Yourself.” Speakers will discuss safe relationships, conflict resolution and self defense. Price speaks with Jane Hampden.

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Project Milwaukee
5:57 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Juvenile Offenders Say Violence Way of Life in Milwaukee

Chain-link fences and razor wire surround Ethan Allen School, the state's most secure prison for boys

This week on WUWM, we’re looking at the issue of youth violence as part of our special Project Milwaukee series. Many young people from Milwaukee who are convicted of violent crimes do their time at Ethan Allen School near Wales, just west of Waukesha. It’s Wisconsin’s most secure prison for boys. Three inmates from Milwaukee say growing up around violence led them to where they are today.

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Project Milwaukee
5:49 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Violence Across the Generations

Incarcerated Moms: Sheila, Johanna, Sharon, Corrie

We continue to discuss the causes and possible solutions to youth violence in our community. Today we explore the possible generational connection between violent parents and their children.

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