Crime & Safety

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

Innocent blacks, white cops—all lives are valuable

| January 6, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Rafael Ramos had been a school security guard before he joined the New York City Police Department two years ago. Ramos, 40, was married and had two children. The youngest child, Jaden, 13, fondly remembered his dad on Facebook and Twitter, describing his dad as “the best father I could […]

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Families still wait for justice in unsolved Civil Rights murders

Families still wait for justice in unsolved Civil Rights murders

| January 2, 2015

By Avis Thomas-Lester Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Juanita Evangeline Moore hates Christmas. It was on Christmas night, in 1951, when her civil rights activist father, Harry T. Moore, and mother, Harriette V. Moore, were mortally wounded when a bomb placed by racists exploded under their Mims, Florida, home. Sixty-three years later, […]

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City reacts, mourns loss of NYPD officers

City reacts, mourns loss of NYPD officers

| December 30, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News In no way should the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner be associated with the shooting deaths of two police officers Saturday in Brooklyn, said the Rev. Al Sharpton at a press conference Sunday morning at the headquarters of the National Action Network. “It […]

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Crime and Safety Report: December 31-January 6 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: December 31-January 6 Edition

| December 30, 2014

Sports & Spirits robber IDs sought FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:05 a.m., Dec. 15, a Fort Wayne police officer responded to 1723 E. Wayne St., Sports & Spirits, in regards to an armed robbery. A witness told the officer that shortly before calling the police, he saw someone run by the rear outdoor surveillance camera. Two […]

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Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

Black officers: White culture impairs policing blacks

| December 24, 2014

By Chloe Herring Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. rehashed parallels to violent […]

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With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

With criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

| December 23, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his brother as well as charges of being an instrument […]

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A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

A mother’s plea: Don’t overlook my son’s death

| December 23, 2014

By Narene Stokes-James Special to NNPA EXCLUSIVE Photos courtesy of Narene Stokes-James KANSAS CITY, Mo.–In the midst of the headliners Eric Garner, Michael Brown and now Tamar Rice, the name of Ryan Stokes has not been part of the news or the protests that are taking place around the nation and it hurts me. As […]

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Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

Two NYPD officers ambushed, killed in shooting

| December 23, 2014

Murder of police officers condemned by Shartpon, family of Eric Garner, others Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Two NYPD officers are dead after a man shot them while they are sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Reports indicate that officers Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot […]

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Our 10-point plan for police accountability

Our 10-point plan for police accountability

| December 23, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]

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