Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:18:06 GMT
Madison County deputies say four teenagers were shot at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened just after midnight at a home on Michael Drive. A partygoer told WAFFMore >>
Madison County deputies are looking for the person who shot four teenagers at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 06:14:07 GMT
As reports emerge from Moore, Oklahoma, that nation has learned that schools caught the full impact of Monday's EF-5 tornado.Alabamians have also seen their share of devastation. Eight students died atMore >>
Tuesday, reporter Karen Church investigated how Alabama's newest schools, like Concord Elementary, are being designed to save lives. More >>
The cycle continues.
Bonds are set low. Criminals out on bond commit more crime.
Prisons are overcrowded. Judges reduce jail time. Criminals who should be in jail commit more crime.
Montgomery's first homicide this year was committed by someone awaiting sentencing for attempted murder.
Three more homicides this past week were innocent children victimized by their father, who should have been in jail when he committed those crimes.
Frustration grows daily by business owners and home owners impacted by break-ins.
There are nearly 30,000 inmates in Alabama now, an all-time high.
Dealing with the many complex issues impacting crime will take a systematic approach involving many constituencies.
Whether crime is up or down isn't the issue.
Coming up with a multi-layered approach to curbing it is what is important.