gun violence

6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Summer Camp Aims to Help Children Impacted by Gun Violence in Milwaukee

Camp attendee practices praise dance for Project Ujima talent show.
Credit Aaron Heffernan

For thousands of kids in Milwaukee, violence is a constant threat.

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5:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

After Violent Weekend, Mayor Barrett Says Young Black Men Must Make Better Choices

Fourteen people were shot in Milwaukee between Friday and early Monday morning

This past weekend, 14 people were shot in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett calls the situation insane.

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1:40 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Shootings Overshadow 'Ceasefire Week' Efforts in Milwaukee

Residents at a north side Milwaukee park listen to a discussion about efforts to increase opportunities for black men in the city.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders hoped for peace last week when they called for an end to gun violence. Instead, crime escalated during the city’s so-called “Ceasefire Week.”

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1:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Call for 'Ceasefire' Ahead of Surge in Summer Violence

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (at podium) and other leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get illegal guns off the streets.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee leaders kick off "Ceasefire Week," an effort to get would-be criminals to put down their guns.

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Health & Science
10:10 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Teens Lament Gun Violence in City, Say It's Common

A cherry tree was planted on a lot near 45th and Center in honor of Russell Setum who was shot and killed near the site last spring.

Adults and teens lament the prevalence of gun violence in Milwaukee.

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1:54 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Some Children are Familiar with the Sound of Gunfire

A child's sense of security may be shattered when he or she is exposed to violence.

While the U.S. hopes it never again suffers a mass shooting like last Friday’s in Connecticut, violence is all too common for some children.

Kids in certain Milwaukee neighborhoods are familiar with the sound of gunfire, and with losing people they love.

WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl sat down to talk with several students here, who have lived amid violence.

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