According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 12,757 gun-related deaths in the United States so far in 2021. Those numbers include over 7 thousand suicides, 600 officer-involved shootings, 500 accidents and 152 mass shootings. Criminal Justice Professor Lacey Wallace gives us a better handle on who’s shooting who and how. Image of gun […]
Photo by Paul Hermann Today, local leaders unveiled a 5-year plan to reduce violence in the city of Madison and Dane County. They say the plan will use a public health, data-driven approach to preventing violence. The plan, titled “Madison Dane County Violence Prevention: A Roadmap to Reducing Violence,” was introduced at a press conference […]
Today’s show is dedicated to Anisa Scott, the Madison eleven-year-old whose life was taken much too soon by gun violence. First, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow commemorates Anisa’s life with Reverend Everett Mitchell. Then, she talks about the impact of gun violence in our community and the fight for Black lives with M. Adams of Freedom, […]
According to the Madison Police Department, 2020 has had a reported 143 shots-fired incidents so far, an 88% increase from the same period last year. Madison community leaders and activists expressed their frustrations with officials’ inability to take meaningful action against gun violence at a press conference this afternoon. The conference was held outdoors on […]
When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.