Crime & Safety

Alcohol suspected factor in critical injury one-vehicle crash

Alcohol suspected factor in critical injury one-vehicle crash

| May 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:18 a.m., May 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2800 block of E. Maple Grove Avenue after multiple callers reported a vehicle into a tree. Once on scene officers found a severely damaged Chevy Blazer which had impacted a tree head-on. Fire fighters had to extricate the driver, later identified as […]

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Man shot trying to stop van break in; suspect apprehended near scene

Man shot trying to stop van break in; suspect apprehended near scene

| May 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:43 a.m., April 27, Fort Wayne police responded to the reported shooting at 2129 Oakley Street at 9:43 a.m. Uniform officers arrived to find a male adult that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where his condition was determined to […]

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Baltimore: We have been here before

Baltimore: We have been here before

| May 4, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Now it is Baltimore. There, Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised justice. But, the city erupted in non-violent demonstrations that […]

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Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

Three white, three black police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

| May 4, 2015

BALTIMORE—Protesters in Baltimore were jubilant, yet tempered with a somberness over the weekend. On Friday, May 1, State Attorney for the City of Baltimore Marilyn J. Mosby announced that the six Baltimore police officers—three white and three black—who were involved in the arrest, transportation and subsequent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been charged with […]

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

| May 1, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the Million Man March will have a special meaning and significance for Black America and all who […]

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Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

| April 30, 2015

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com)–What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another black man, another white cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person. The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, […]

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Four arrested after warrant served

Four arrested after warrant served

| April 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Just before noon, April 24, officers of Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant in the 800 block of Poplar.  As a result of this investigation, four individuals were arrested at the scene. They were: • Michael Cardwell, arrested on a felony […]

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Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

Dear black people: ‘Stop running from the police’

| April 22, 2015

An open letter to unarmed African Americans By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated by permission of the author I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, […]

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