Crime & Safety

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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Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

Do we perpetuate black stereotypes?

| August 27, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on blacks, especially young black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these […]

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Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

Black Americans’ threat from whites wearing badges

| August 27, 2014

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death–all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter–should convince any thinking person […]

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Cops kill at least two blacks each week

Cops kill at least two blacks each week

| August 26, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four white LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old […]

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Former death row inmate gets law school degree

Former death row inmate gets law school degree

| August 22, 2014

(GIN)–A maximum security prison was the scene of an out-of-the-ordinary graduation ceremony in Kenya. Lifer Peter Ouko, surrounded by friends and family, received his diploma in common law from the University of London. Ouko took the course online and now plans to advance to a further law degree. An inmate at Kamiti prison in Nairobi, Ouko […]

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