Crime & Safety

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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March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

| December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—In light of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities in the U.S., there is a need for communities and police departments to come together and review/revise/implement strategies to collectively ensure neighborhood confidence and safety for all of our citizens. The UAW Local 2209 Civil Rights Committee in partnership with the Fort Wayne […]

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The King letter, sordid government surveillance

The King letter, sordid government surveillance

| November 28, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com) – The recent disclosure that a researcher found an unedited copy of an infamous FBI letter sent to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., may have taken some by surprise and may have left the mainstream media gasping in shock. But, these responses betray a […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 25, 2014

Three injured in apparent shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:28 a.m., Nov. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to three individuals who were transported to the hospital suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Upon arriving at the hospital, all three individuals were listed in critical condition. They were identified as: […]

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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

A mother’s mission: Combating domestic violence

| November 23, 2014

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from the Windy City Word (FIRST OF TWO PARTS) CHICAGO–It was a day that no mother or father ever wants to experience–a call informing them that their child has been murdered. The moment a child enters the world; most parents take on the responsibility of protector, nurturer, […]

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Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

| November 23, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they […]

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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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