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Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?

#037 Precious Lives: The Price of Doing the Right Thing

In June of 2007, 24­ year ­old Maurice V. Pulley Jr. was shot in the face over a parking dispute and survived. He received threats and bribes to not show up in court. He decided to testify, and was murdered during the trial.

This incident launched the Maurice V. Pulley Jr. Witness Protection Program, which still exist today. Resources for victims help, but as Maurice Pulley Senior will tell you, when you testify you pay a high price.

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