Crime & Safety

Two police officers shot in Ferguson  – CNN.com

Two police officers shot in Ferguson – CNN.com

| March 12, 2015

This type of “retaliation” will not help solve problems between the police and the community. A big question arises around this shooting: If the shots came from the hill as a number of witnesses report, it could indicate that some expert shooter was involved, given the seeming accuracy of the shooter. Anyone who has handled a […]

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015

19-year-old critically injured in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24, Fort Wayne Police responded to the report of a vehicle crashing into a tree in the 2600 block of Belle Vista Boulevard. Once on scene police, fire and medics found a single vehicle occupied by the driver, 19-year-old Patrick Alan Payton III, which […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

| March 1, 2015

Police investigate shooting; victim critical FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:32 p.m., March 4, the Fort Wayne Police department responded to calls about gunshots being heard in the 1900 block of Greentree Court. While officers were responding, another caller reported an adult male in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Buchanan Street suffering from an apparent […]

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Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

| February 18, 2015

Identity of theft suspect sought FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of assistance in identifying the suspect captured in the attached surveillance photograph who has been stealing from Lowe’s and possibly other retailers in Fort Wayne. According to a police reports, officers were called to the Lowe’s stores at Illinois Road and […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

Crime and Safety Report: February 11-17

| February 11, 2015

Simultaneous drug raids net multiple arrests| FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 3 members of the emergency Services Team along with the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives served search warrants of 814 Lake Avenue #3 and 3025 Plaza Drive in reference to an ongoing investigation into […]

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2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

2015 New Black History—Lymon’s Law: Know your rights

| February 11, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a speech and personal interview given during a recent Black Community Forum organized by Eric Hackley for speakers to address their concerns and solutions to problems not normally heard. By Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon I think… I know the reason that officers are doing […]

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