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    Report says homicides in Milw. up 15% from 2012

    92% of homicide suspects and 76% of homicide victims had prior arrest histories. Of those suspects and victims with prior arrest histories, approximately 88% of the victims and 93% of the suspects were arrested for the first time by the age of 21.
    Why are we letting these criminals back out on the street?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post

    Why are we letting these criminals back out on the street?!
    I mentioned another aspect of this in my post:Milwaukee's police chief raises the question of whether mandatory arrests are the best way to deal with non-felony domestic abuse. That's after an updated study shows that more abuse victims are likely to die when their attackers are arrested by police, rather than warned. The University of Maryland followed up on a Milwaukee study from the late 1980's, after Wisconsin started requiring mandatory arrests for domestic abuse calls. It showed that 64-percent of the city's abuse victims were more likely to die early from all causes if their partners get arrests instead of warnings. Among African-Americans, the early deaths rise by 98-percent. Police Chief Ed Flynn plans to join the study's main researcher -- Lawrence Sherman -- at a policing conference in London tomorrow to present the new findings. Advocates for abuse victims say the arrests hold abusers accountable, and they question the methods in obtaining the new findings. They say society has changed since the 1980's, and Flynn agrees. He says there's now a much wider array of public-and-private services to address domestic violence, besides just the criminal justice system.
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