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MUPD decides against using body cameras

A timeline detailing the key developments of MUPD's body camera initiative. Graphic by Matthew Martinez.
April 16, 2019
Roadblocks such as choosing a provider and reviewing privacy policies stretched MUPD's body camera initiative over three years. However, the department has recently decided to forego the plan to implement the cameras, police chief Edith Hudson said.

Al McGuire Center, Johnston crashes highlight complexity of issue

Al McGuire Center, Johnston crashes highlight complexity of issue
April 11, 2019
The vehicle-to-building crashes could be attributed to the high level of traffic on an urban campus, MUPD Capt. Jeff Kranz said. It is an anomaly, he said, that three crashes occurred at the same intersection in such a short period of time.

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse

EDITORIAL: University must acknowledge role in abuse
April 9, 2019
While the university did not recognize its own institutional implication in Walter's death in recent months and years, the chance to take responsibility still exists. The university has a moral obligation to publicly acknowledge how its involvement in this case perpetuated abuse.

Social determinants affect survivors’ recoveries

Various studies reported the hardships victims encounter after surviving trafficking. Graphic by Matthew Martinez.
April 9, 2019
During the recovery process, victims of sex trafficking often face difficulty finding holistic treatment, safe housing and other resources. Experts and a nonprofit leader emphasized the importance of dismissing stigmas and understanding survivors.

LEFT BEHIND: Gone without answers

Melvin Spence questions a student. Illustration by Natallie St. Onge.
April 9, 2019
Melvin felt that someone at the university was to blame. He thought the circumstances of his son's April 1978 death were being hidden from him.

LEFT BEHIND: Slamming the door

Members of the Milwaukee County district attorney's office, which is currently located inside the safety building on State Street, did not have staff members at the inquest looking into Walter Spence's 1978 death.
April 2, 2019
A cause-of-death inquest was ordered by the district attorney's office to look into whether Walter Spence's death involved foul play.

LEFT BEHIND: What happened to Walter Spence?

Graphic by Chelsea Johanning. Photos courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries.
March 26, 2019
The physical discipline was a way for Father Landwermeyer to provide then-student Walter Spence with motivation for his studies, Landwermeyer said in court.

P is for Pretty

P is for Pretty
March 20, 2019
It was there as much as I was, except everything within me knew I shouldn’t have been there. It knew its place. I knew where I was sitting, too, on a bed with quilts and pillows left behind for the wash. It sits on the nightstand underneath the TV that tries to make the room look new, but it owns the place as much as he did. It was wrong as much as it was right, it being there. Just there. Me, being there.

Hard to Define

Hard to Define
March 20, 2019
Yarbrough was raised in a middle-class, two-person-income family. She was never forced to endure traumatic experiences inside her own home. She had the trendiest fashion and the newest toys. She did, however, lack one thing: a feeling of acceptance. 

Theaters and Truck Stops

Theaters and Truck Stops
March 20, 2019
Though organization vary in how they fight human trafficking, addressing misconceptions and raising awareness are shared goals.

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root

Sweeping the Nation: Efforts Take Root
March 20, 2019
Operation Cross Country is a four day undertaking, where law enforcement sweeps cities in areas known to have trafficking problems and make substantial arrests. In 2017, the operation led to the recovery of 84 sexually exploited juveniles and the arrest of 120 traffickers nationwide. Of the 120 arrests, 82 were in Wisconsin.

Helfaer Theatre lacks accessibility for people with disabilities

November 27, 2018

“It’s something that most of us don’t think about."  Stephen Hudson-Mairet said a person without a disability is often unaware that a building is inaccessible until it is brought to his or her...

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