Violent Crimes Archives

FBI searching for suspect following alleged violent crimes

A Wisconsin drag racing festival ended up being a chaotic scene that has resulted in a massive FBI search. Three violent crimes supposedly took place when an unnamed person showed up at the festival and started shooting people. Authorities believe the people shot were directly targeted by the gunman.

Why you can't afford to dismiss battery charges -- III

In a series of posts, our blog has been exploring how those involved in any manner of physical altercation here in Wisconsin may face consequences far more serious than they anticipated owing to the state's stringent battery laws.

Report: Wisconsin prison population headed for a new record

The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, a group dedicated to "promot[ing] citizen education through solid, nonpartisan research," released a fascinating and rather disconcerting report last week on the prison population here in the Dairy State.

Why you can't afford to dismiss battery charges -- II

Last month, our blog began discussing how even the most seemingly minor physical altercations can have serious consequences in that one person, simply wanting to put the matter behind them or dismiss it as nothing, may nevertheless find themselves placed under arrest for misdemeanor battery.   

Bipartisan bill calls for tough solutions to gun-related crime

In the private sector, it's not uncommon for establishments to take their time ramping up operations in the weeks after the end of the always tumultuous holiday season, as there is inventory to replenish, staffing levels to reassess and business goals to set.

Social media and weapons charges

Broadcasting illegal activity is nothing new, but with social media's prevalence the desire for virtual fame continues to inspire ill-advised behavior. The mannequin challenge is an internet phenomenon where amateurs create a video of actors staging a scene of still-as-mannequin participants: an enhanced scene of living statues. In Huntsville, AL, one such scene inspired a search warrant and several high stakes drugs and weapons charges.

Case examines whether motorists require concealed carry permit

Wisconsin lawmakers made history back in 2011 with the passage of Act 35, otherwise known as the concealed carry law. Perhaps not surprisingly, this landmark bill has encountered its fair share of criticism over the years and, in recent developments, is now the focus of a fascinating case of first impression in Kenosha County.

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