Posted on 06 August 2013 in Justice & Safety, Latest, Uncategorized
a report exploring a cold case in Racine involving one of the city’s worst mass shootings. Because of teamwork involving a private homicide review team, charges have now been filed against two men — eight years after the violence that left three people dead and four injured.
Posted on 16 July 2013 in Justice & Safety, Latest
The investigation of Andrew Nehmer’s 1986 murder highlights both the opportunities that new technologies present for solving old crimes and the challenges posed by degraded evidence, vanishing witnesses and fading memories.
Posted on 15 December 2012 in Latest, WisWatch Blog
In Wisconsin, guns were involved in all but four of the 29 multiple murders we know of since 1985. At least 105 people died in these incidents.
Posted on 11 December 2011 in Government, Justice & Safety, Latest
Wisconsin is one of 13 states that automatically place 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system. In the past few years, nearly one-third of states have passed laws to keep more young offenders in the juvenile justice system. But not Wisconsin.
Posted on 02 September 2011 in Health & Welfare, Justice & Safety, Latest
More than 50 cases of trafficking or attempted trafficking of minors on Backpage.com have been filed in 22 states in the past three years, says a letter from 45 attorneys general. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declined to sign the letter, saying he has “a policy of not publicly announcing the details of ongoing investigations or publicly negotiating private sector cooperation.”
Posted on 07 August 2011 in Health & Welfare, Justice & Safety
If you suspect you are a victim of human trafficking or have come across a case, don’t hesitate to contact help. Here are lists of resources — and tips on how to identify cases of human trafficking.
Posted on 26 August 2010 in WisWatch Blog
Wisconsin’s written consumer complaints down in 2009 despite increases nationally
Posted on 05 July 2010 in WisWatch Blog
The situation facing Dane County indicates a problem that pervades the whole state.