Crime & Safety

Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Police seek man in credit card theft case FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male theft suspect captured in a surveillance photo taken at the Lima Road Meijer’s on June 17, 2014. The man is alleged to have used a credit card stolen from a car parked […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as […]

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Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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Agent provocateurs? ‘Revolutionary’ whites tried to incite unarmed crowd in Ferguson

| August 31, 2014

By Richard B. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. (NNPA)–The National Guard has rolled in and out, but the pain and passion of people in the streets, in homes and in businesses remain and broken hearts still ache. Tear gas, rubber bullets, gas masks, gas canisters and armored trucks were […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 27 through September 3 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: August 27 through September 3 Edition

| August 29, 2014

Man arrested in death of 78-year-old woman FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 19, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department Homicide Division and detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit made an arrest involving a homicide investigation. Zachary Reinders, 23, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was arrested without incident.  His arrest is in […]

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Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

| August 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with a string of robberies. According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as soon as he entered the store.

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Increased local enforcement against impaired driving

| August 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership–Fort Wayne, Allen Co. New Haven Police Departments] has a very direct message for motorists:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Officers recently announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired. “Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail,” […]

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