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View Resource "Bumfights": Reality Television or Blatant Exploitation?

"Bumfights" is an one hour video, co-created and co-produced by Las Vegas residents Ray Laticia and Ty Beeson, that showcases homeless men and women fighting one another and performing other crude acts and dangerous stunts. Inspired by a fight they observed on the streets of San Francisco, Laticia and Beeson decided to solicit and shot footage of the homeless and compile it into a video they...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0628
View Resource Professional and College Sports Still Grappling with Security Issues

The question of security in major sports venues has been the subject of much contention, and even more so after 9/11. On September 19, 2002, at a Chicago White Sox baseball game in Comiskey Park, two fans jumped out of their seats and onto the field to attack Kansas City Royals first-base coach Tom Gamboa. While the coach only suffered a minor cut and bruises, a pocket-knife belonging to one of...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0920
View Resource Video Game Serves as Inspiration for Criminal Activity

Last week in southeastern Wisconsin police officers spotted a young man breaking into vehicles in a local apartment complex, and it was subsequently discovered that he and several other youths had stolen approximately 100 vehicles before they were caught. The apparent inspiration for this string of car thefts was a popular video game, in which characters steal cars from parking garages, along with...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1115