Crime & Safety

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

| August 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old […]

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Former death row inmate gets law school degree

Former death row inmate gets law school degree

| August 22, 2014

(GIN)–A maximum security prison was the scene of an out-of-the-ordinary graduation ceremony in Kenya. Lifer Peter Ouko, surrounded by friends and family, received his diploma in common law from the University of London. Ouko took the course online and now plans to advance to a further law degree. An inmate at Kamiti prison in Nairobi, Ouko […]

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Rebellion, confrontations with police as another young black male is gunned down

Rebellion, confrontations with police as another young black male is gunned down

| August 22, 2014

By Jihad Hassan Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo.–Michael Brown, 18, was supposed to be starting college in early August, instead he is listed among Black males shot to death by police, security guards, and self-proclaimed vigilantes. Oscar Grant III, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Jonathan Ferrell are […]

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Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

Walking while black: Michael Brown, black men and white police officers

| August 20, 2014

By Ishmael Sistrunk Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American I understand. Violence and looting have ripped apart North County since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. It was disheartening to watch as young children were ushered into stores through broken glass windows to grab free trinkets. […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 20-26

Crime and Safety Report: August 20-26

| August 20, 2014

Person sought for damaging surveillance camera at Urban League FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured in this surveillance photos. The person is being sought regarding an act of vandalism that occurred sometime between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., July 26 […]

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Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

Migrant Children: Innocent victims of the U.S. war on drugs

| August 19, 2014

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was arrested for civil disobedience at the White House for protesting the deportation of the unaccompanied children crossing our border […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

| August 13, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014

Person dies in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:06 a.m., Aug. 4, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of  West Jefferson Boulevard and Olde Canal Place in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed three vehicles to be involved in the collision. Paramedics provided […]

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No mercy: Police put banned chokehold on pregnant woman

No mercy: Police put banned chokehold on pregnant woman

| August 8, 2014

Woman choked over barbecuing onsidewalk By Jeremy Pasker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News NEW YORK—The black community is in an uproar after a video surfaced showing a seven-months pregnant woman being held in an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer. The Police Department said her family was grilling on the […]

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