Crime & Safety

Man busted for taking infant to cocaine buy, leaving toddlers alone at home

Man busted for taking infant to cocaine buy, leaving toddlers alone at home

| June 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:19 a.m., June 5, detectives with the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue.  During the stop, officers observed a two-month old infant in the backseat with her father, 26 year old Michael Johnson. Johnson eventually told detectives that he had […]

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Man arrested after police find meth lab in warrant search

Man arrested after police find meth lab in warrant search

| June 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Just before 9 p.m., June 4,  members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant in the 1100 block of Lake Pointe Cove in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Detectives discovered an active meth lab inside of the residence.  This […]

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Person of interest sought in Sherwood Terrace robbery

Person of interest sought in Sherwood Terrace robbery

| June 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting information on a person of interest in an armed robbery investigation. On May 26, two male blacks committed an armed robbery in the 900 block of W. Sherwood Terrace. The victim’s stolen credit card was then used at a gas station located at 3505 Wayne Trace. The […]

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Two shot in possible drug deal gone bad

Two shot in possible drug deal gone bad

| June 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:40 a.m., June 2, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 1600 Cass Street in regards to a shooting. City dispatchers received calls from two different parties advising that the victims of the shooting were at their respective residences.  One male juvenile victim was located in the […]

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A push to address black-on-black violence

A push to address black-on-black violence

| June 5, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cities across the country have mobilized massive street protests over police violence and misconduct, a familiar question has been raised by their opponents: Why does violence within the black community garner less concern than police violence? According to crowd-sourced database, Mapping Police Violence, 304 black people died […]

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America’s true crime problem

America’s true crime problem

| June 5, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting to be difficult to recall a week when, thanks to public exposure of videos, or tweets, text messages or emails, we’ve not seen another shocking example of police mistreatment of black or Hispanic citizens under questionable circumstances. Consider that, and then ponder these words about black Americans […]

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Some prisoners are forced to pay for incarceration

Some prisoners are forced to pay for incarceration

| June 5, 2015 | Reply

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates “pay to stay” fees, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a debt burden that reaps billions of dollars for state and local jurisdictions, and disproportionately affects black inmates and ex-offenders. The Justice […]

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Justice is not blind

Justice is not blind

| June 4, 2015 | Reply

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.” Most of our politicians and leaders are exploiting subconscious racism, and pandering to explicit […]

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Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, a group held a rally calling for people to get involved in stopping the violence wracking the city. About 40 activists gathered on N. Pulaski Street and Edmondson Avenue in the Western District at […]

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The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage–using guns, knives, clubs and chains in trying to kill each other, and police officers, too, that leaves nine dead, nearly 200 injured and hundreds arrested, is that […]

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