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. Continue Reading
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.
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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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.” Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
The situation facing Dane County indicates a problem that pervades the whole state. Continue Reading
Hiding more than 700 “roommates” from the state may seem like a tall order, but a small group in a Wisconsin women’s prison tried to pull it off to get unearned housing tax refunds. Some got away with it too, for a while. Continue Reading
In this academic year, between 200,000 and 450,000 college students will be raped.
That’s what author Jessica Valenti and founder of the Feministing blog told a UW-Madison audience Thursday night. She calls it a “national epidemic,” and she blames what advocates call our rape culture. Continue Reading
At University of Wisconsin campuses, most victims do not report crimes. The statistics are inconsistent. And most rapists go free. Continue Reading
Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they defused threats from 125 troubled students, employees and area residents under a little-known program launched two years ago in response to deadly tragedies on college campuses in Virginia and Illinois.
But the program didn’t identify at least three individuals before they caused problems at Wisconsin’s flagship campus, including threats against a campus leader, a bomb threat and a murder near campus. Continue Reading