After returning to civilian life, many veterans, especially those exposed to combat, may face problems with the criminal justice system due to the extreme stressors they encountered while in service and the difficulty of returning to a much different way of life. Domestic violence is a common problem among veterans in Wisconsin and around the country, especially when a veteran is struggling with alcohol/drug abuse or a mental health issue.
Earlier this week we wrote that car thefts have been on the rise in Milwaukee lately, particularly vehicles left running and unattended as they warm up in the morning. Police in the area say that high school students are frequently the alleged culprits, and the car theft is often a crime of opportunity for students en route to or from school.
We have written several posts about the condition of Wisconsin's criminal justice system. There are many signs that it is working well, including the fact that Wisconsin's prison population has been declining. But one prosecutor from Milwaukee County thinks our state system could work better, save money, and keep more people out of prison.