Crime & Safety

Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

Crime and Safety Report: November 19-25

| November 20, 2014

Police seek identity of credit union robber FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 a.m,, Nov. 6, the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union was robbed. Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying robbery suspect shown in the accompanying photo. The suspect is described as a young looking black male, 16 to […]

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Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections indicted on mass corruption

| November 20, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World The head of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections has abruptly resigned after being indicted on a 49-count federal corruption probe. The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to seize former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps’ $359,000 Flowood home, his beachfront condo in Pass Christian […]

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Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

Troubling, misleading leaks ‘inflame’ volatile conditions in Ferguson, Mo.

| November 20, 2014

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)–In Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, local and state law enforcement officials are anticipating mass protests and violence in the wake of an expected mid-November announcement by […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

One dead, one critical in Coliseum Boulevard crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., Nov. 3, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Coliseum Blvd. in regards to a traffic accident with a party pinned in the wreckage. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and paramedics also responded to the scene […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

Shooting suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Oct. 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department served an arrest warrant in the 1100 block of High Street in reference to a shooting which took place Oct. 23 in the 2900 block of Gay Street where a male victim was shot multiple times. Detectives and members with the Gang and […]

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Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

| November 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, a white police officer, was as much as the product a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding tension between blacks and police, according to […]

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Community demands an end to police harassment

Community demands an end to police harassment

| November 3, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by cops, the cameras continue to […]

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Looking at new options in social, criminal justice

Looking at new options in social, criminal justice

| November 3, 2014

By C. Denise Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier Award winning novelist and essayist John Edgar Wideman was at Duquesne University for a panel discussion on a think tank in which prisoners collaborate with those outside to study issues of common concern as a part of the national Gaultier Symposium, a two-day […]

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Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

Justice?!? Metro Atlanta man gets 20 years for stealing iPod

| November 2, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime? A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district attorney said. According to the AJC, Shareef Tawwab Hakim, […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

| November 2, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The late Farrah Fawcett earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Francine Hughes in the 1984 television movie “The Burning Bed.” The TV adaptation shows flashbacks while Francine stands trial for murder after she snapped one day. She poured gasoline around […]

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