Monday, January 2, 2012
Ozaukee County Sheriff's annual report points to a 133 percent increase in heroin from 2009 to 2010. Numbers for 2011 were likely higher, and it's not just youth that are the problem.
Ozaukee County has for years battled upward trends in the use of heroin — a drug that isn’t just detrimental for the user, but to the entire county — but has never experienced trafficking and abuse at levels as high as they are now, according to law enforcement with the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. The amount of heroin ceased by police in 2010 was up 133 percent from 2009, and could be even higher this year, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office annual report. Supervisor of the Ozaukee County Anti-Drug Taskforce Lt. Rodney Galbraith said that though confiscation numbers might not always reflect actual trends, he believes heroin in the county is at an "all-time high." "I would have never ever expected or anticipated that we …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wisconsin currently treats sex offenders with more care and effort than it treats offenders that are purely violent, and it's time that changed.
Criminal law is designed to be a crime and punishment system. If someone commits a crime, we have established punishments to accomplish clearly articulated goals — including punishment of the offender, protection of the community and deterrence for others considering the same conduct. In other words, the punishment is designed to stop the offender from repeating his criminal conduct and make other offenders stop before committing their own criminal conduct. The criminal theory relies on the fact that crimes are committed by choice — which theory is evidenced by our willingness to provide a special defense for those who we consider "not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect," (commonly referred to as NGI). For most of the criminal …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With the number of thefts from vehicles in Port Washington at more than 30 and growing, the Port Washington Police Department hopes the community will be proactive in helping to solve the crimes.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Still coming up empty-handed in the effort to develop of pool of suspects related to a string of more than 30 thefts from vehicles this summer, Port Washington police are asking the community to take a proactive step to help stop and solve the crimes. "We encourage all citizens to work with us in an effort to curb these thefts by practicing these simple, yet effective situational crime prevention strategies and to minimize your chances of becoming a victim," a press release from the Port Washington Police Department said. "Situational crime prevention" practices help to reduce the opportunities for criminals to commit crime, change criminals' ideas about whether they can get away with a particular crime and make it seem harder, riskier and…