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We’ve been reporting recently on a sharp uptick in violent crime in Milwaukee. Since the beginning of August, more than 25 people have been shot, and several died.

The central city of Milwaukee, and all of its problems, can seem very far away if you live at the edge of town, or in suburbs that have safe neighborhoods. But the idea that violence and its impacts are contained in a few, dangerous areas is shortsighted, according to Sam White.

“I would say that it is everyone in the region’s problem.”