Crime & Safety

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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Experts push for better oversight of police

Experts push for better oversight of police

| October 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Neill Franklin says there is nothing new about friction between law enforcement agencies and Blacks. And he should know–Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department. “This is nothing new,” said Franklin, during a panel discussion on the shooting […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Man critically injured in I469/I69 crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:25 p.m., Sept. 19, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of an injury accident near the I-469/I-69 interchange. Officers arrived and located an adult male to be in critical condition. He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]

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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

| September 25, 2014

(GIN)–On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly. The lost funds could pay wage subsidies for all unemployed youths, build half a million houses, or give healthcare […]

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Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people?

| September 25, 2014

By Lois Beckett Special to the NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with the New York Times.) Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014

Man uses stolen credit cards to buy computer equipment FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 26, this unknown subject (male black in black t-shirt) in this surveillance photo allegedly used stolen credit card information of two different victims at two different stores in Fort Wayne to purchase mini i-Pads.  The stores were the Meijer’s on Maysville Road and […]

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Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

Police say black man shot himself in back while handcuffed, family demands answers

| September 24, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad and Walter Umrani Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call NEW ORLEANS–The family of a 22-year-old black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police […]

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Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans, Indians in America

| September 23, 2014

By Sandip Roy Special to the NNPA via New America Media It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the store owner, Andy Patel, […]

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America’s criminal justice problem

America’s criminal justice problem

| September 23, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable– or not “loitering,” or riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or spitting on the street, or walking through parks after dark, or–my particular […]

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