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Madland: Madison's first homicide of 2014 hits home for Williamson-Marquette

A shooting earlier this week in my neighborhood shows that terrible things happen, even in great places. I'm a longtime resident of Madison's Williamson-Marquette neighborhood, recently named one of ten great neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association and, as fellow Madland blogger Alan Talaga put it, "Madison's favorite gentrified neighborhood that doesn't want to acknowledge that it is gentrified." >More
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Citizen Dave: The ten most important Madison news stories of 2013

I love end-of-the-year lists. Ten best movies of 2013. Ten best new beers. Ten best albums. Celebrities who passed away. And, of course, the top news stories of the year. >More
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Madison Police and Fire Commission urged to review deadly force policy and to look outside department for new chief

Nathan and Amelia Royko Maurer have, by their own admission, hounded the Madison Police Department in the 11 months since Officer Stephen Heimsness shot and killed their friend and roommate Paul Heenan on Nov. 9, 2012. Yet at a public input session on Monday about the topic of a new police chief, the couple was conspicuously silent. >More
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Paul Heenan's family to file lawsuit against city, Madison Police Chief Noble Wray and Officer Stephen Heimsness

Madison attorney Jeff Scott Olson will file a federal lawsuit today against the city of Madison and others over the death of Paul Heenan, the musician who was shot and killed by Madison police officer Stephen Heimsness during an altercation in November 2012. In his complaint, to be filed on behalf of Heenan's estate in the United States District Court for the western district of Wisconsin, Olson calls the police investigation into Heenan's shooting a "sham." >More
Madison Police Chief Noble Wray fought to change an imperfect system from within

Chief Noble Wray didn't always view police work as an honorable profession. He confesses that as a youngster growing up in Milwaukee during a militant period in the civil rights movement, "I spelled police P-I-G." But he says a teacher at the Harambee Community School, the African-inspired private school that Wray attended, helped change his way of thinking. >More
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Madison Police and Fire Commission will rule on complaint against Stephen Heimsness in Paul Heenan shooting

Amelia Royko Maurer remains hopeful that the Madison Police and Fire Commission will move forward with her complaint against MPD officer Stephen Heimsness, who shot and killed her friend and roommate Paul Heenan in November 2012. "I think we have standing," she says. "We want the public to see an analysis of the use of force policy.... It's worth sharing because this affects all of us." >More
Community Response Team seeks to rebuild trust with Madison Police after Paul Heenan's death

A panel of 11 law enforcement officials, police experts, mental health professionals and others met with about 40 concerned community members at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center Tuesday night to discuss strategies to rebuild trust in the wake of Paul Heenan's death last November. The Community Response Team, a group of concerned citizens who have sought to create a dialogue surrounding Heenan's shooting by a Madison Police officer, arranged the meeting. >More
Stephen Heimsness agrees to resign from Madison Police Department

The city of Madison has dismissed its complaint against Police Officer Stephen Heimsness after reaching an agreement with him to resign. The agreement stipulates that Heimsness will not return to duty and will resign from the force effective Nov. 23, 2013. >More
Madison to train staff in "dignified" communications after hostile emails by police officer Stephen Heimsness

Amelia Royko Maurer wants to know what's so special about 15 seconds. The 15 seconds in question are the ones when Madison Police officer Stephen Heimsness shot and killed her friend Paul Heenan outside her home on Nov. 9. Heimsness was exonerated in the shooting, but Police Chief Noble Wray now wants to fire him for numerous incidents in the months leading up to the shooting. >More
Paulie Fest fosters hope and healing following the loss of beloved Madison guitarist Paul Heenan

Many of Paul Heenan's friends and loved ones wish the focus would shift back to the high points of his life, not the circumstances of his death. One of those friends is Kevin Pellerin. He's helped organize Paulie Fest, a fundraiser and tribute concert at the High Noon Saloon on May 31 and June 1. >More
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