Crime & Safety

Crime and Safety Report: December 17-23

| December 17, 2014

Beware of holiday counterfeiters FORT WAYNE—‘Tis the season for counterfeiters and the Fort Wayne Police Department wants to remind both the retailers and citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. During the holiday season, as many as 50 percent of shoppers will be using paper currency versus credit and/or debit cards. Counterfeiters will […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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A license to kill black men

A license to kill black men

| December 15, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner die. Are we now about to see the “traditions” that led to his death and—thus far—have enabled his killer to escape justice die, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014

Public’s assistance in identifying woman using stolen credit card FORT WAYNE—Police officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman recently on a store surveillance photograph using a credit card reported stolen in an October residential burglary. The suspect in the photo is described as a white female. According to police reports, at approximately […]

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Same old problem, same old response

Same old problem, same old response

| December 10, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. […]

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A perverted view of black on black crime

A perverted view of black on black crime

| December 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities? After […]

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Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

Fewer homicides in Chicago, but residents not satisfied

| December 10, 2014

By Andrea V. Watson Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender CHICAGO–Homicides are down in Chicago this year and the statistics haven’t been this low for nearly half a century, said Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, but it’s not time for a celebration yet. More work must be done, he said. In addition to homicides […]

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Rev. Bill McGill speaks at Journey for Justice march

Rev. Bill McGill speaks at Journey for Justice march

| December 9, 2014

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Crime and Safety Report: December 3-9 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: December 3-9 Edition

| December 3, 2014

Media coverage, subsequent public tips lead to robbery arrest FORT WAYNE—Police officials say media coverage that led to citizen tips have resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the Nov. 17 robbery of the Cap-n-Cork liquor store at 1425 N. Coliseum Blvd. Officials say they arrested 21-year-old Magellan Princeton Steward this past weekend in […]

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