Thursday, June 1, 2017

No empathy here: That gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon offers no time to heal

Reported in Committee OKs bills sending more kids to troubled prison,  (WSAW-TV, 5/30/2017)

Similar narratives were unfolding across Milwaukee’s blue-collar neighborhoods. As jobs disappeared, so did many of the dreams that came with them. And just as during the Great Depression, people and their families began to break. 
A half century later, a Journal Sentinel analysis of previously unmined data reveals that many have never healed. 
Instead, poverty, joblessness and the social ills that accompany them deepened progressively within Milwaukee’s urban center, rippled across its 200-plus census tracts, and moved into its suburbs like a slow-motion shock wave. Few other American cities fell as far, as fast and as forcefully.

Pittman-McGee has seen firsthand what an emerging network of public health and neuroscience researchers, community-minded foundations and law enforcement officials now believe: The primary challenge facing Milwaukee and similar high-poverty cities is not one of the usual suspects — education, crime, even the availability of jobs — although all those play a role.  
Instead, it is an epidemic of trauma passed from one generation to another, one neighborhood to the next. 
The perpetuation of trauma has been documented in the families of those who survived the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Vietnam War and Cambodian genocide. That data has now turned up the same phenomena in families entrenched in poverty, violence and neglect.

Related reading:
Cycle Of Loss Comes Full Circle For Milwaukee FamilyWhen Poverty And Violence Play Out Across Generations.  (WisCONTEXT, 5/30/2017)

Other gasket-blowin' posts:
Point/counterpoint: That gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon wants to lock them up.  (5/20/2017)
That gasket-blowin' (and precious snowflake) Bob Gannon threatens to quit Rotary Club.  (3/1/2017)
That gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon wants to lock her up.  (11/9/2016)
That gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon urges GOP to unite behind 'Sassy Trump'.  (8/19/2016)
3 GOP Wisconsin State Assembly frosh running unopposed for re-election.  (7/27/2016)
For gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon, more guns = greater safety.  (6/23/2016)
UPDATE: Gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon brings his own stir stick to cauldron of fear.  (6/9/2016)
Al Ott retires after serving 30 years in Wisconsin Assembly; No word yet from that gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon.  (4/1/2016)
Dear gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon, You know this constitutional amendment means the end of Fearless Leader Vos.  (2/25/2016)
Turning the gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon's sneering, small-d democrat slur on its head.  (1/17/2016)
Dear Alan, the gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon lives in Washington County.  (1/13/2016)
When it comes to that gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon, the bird is the word.  (1/12/2016)
That gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon is back on the scene with more words of wisdom.  (12/21/2015)
The way I see it, Bob Gannon's bill doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell in the Wisconsin State Senate.  (11/24/2015)
'Real gun control' as described by the volatile, gasket-blowing Bob Gannon.  (10/3/2015)
Bob Gannon boldly blows another gasket.  (9/15/2015)
Bob Gannon blows a gasket.  (7/6/2015)

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