Crime & Safety

House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

| May 30, 2014

While we’re not advocating any kind of intoxication as a way of life, this measure to prevent the DEA from going after medical marijuana dispensers and users signals a major shift toward a saner way to deal with the drug. The states of Washington and Colorado have taken steps to regulate the sale and use […]

Read More

Chicago wants to video all gun sales

Chicago wants to video all gun sales

| May 29, 2014

This is certain to set of a number of protests and constitutional challenges. It will be interesting to see how the collision between a municipalities right to regulate businesses—i.e. on zoning—and Second Amendment rights play out. Its a totally different issue, but we remember seeing battles in some areas that pitted First Amendment rights against […]

Read More

Baby killer gets life in prison

Baby killer gets life in prison

| May 28, 2014

This nation is afflicted with a severe soul-sickness. We are always at a loss when we hear of these heinous acts. The only thing we can think of is a demonic possession. Such has to be real—it is the only way we can explain a father perpetrating such a devilish act. It is the only […]

Read More

‘Serial Tickler’ targets Boston College students

‘Serial Tickler’ targets Boston College students

| May 28, 2014

This one sounds like a subplot in a John Waters film (for those of you who have seen “Polyester”) but we can understand why police officials are taking this seriously. Still, let’s be thankful that’s it’s not a rapist or a perpetrator bent on mass casualties who is evading campus security in this case. It […]

Read More

Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

| May 28, 2014

We know that some folks have a problem with they call overboard trends toward “political correctness,” but some things just aren’t funny—especially if you’ve lost a child, sister, brother, or dear friend to domestic violence. And, to men who think such things are funny, tell us, how would you respond if someone put their hands […]

Read More

Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

Shooting victim’s father blames politicians, NRA for son’s death

| May 26, 2014

By now, you know of the tragic killings in Santa Barbara, Calif. And again, there will be tremendous political debate over gun control and background checks for people—particularly those with mental health issues. Yes, we know not every victim was shot; some were stabbed. Point is, there comes a time when the debate over constitutional […]

Read More

Crime & Safety Report: May 28-June 3 Edition

Crime & Safety Report: May 28-June 3 Edition

| May 25, 2014

Woman stabbed, man arrested FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:45 p.m., May 20, Fort Wayne police responded to 7911 Decatur Road  on a reported stabbing. Officers arrived to find an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported from the scene in serious condition but once at the hospital her condition was downgraded to critical. […]

Read More

When will the war on marijuana be over?

When will the war on marijuana be over?

| May 23, 2014

Will historians look back on the era of busting people for pot in the same way we now look back on prohibition—as a, perhaps, well-meaning but tremendously flawed law enforcement strategy? It also will be interesting to see the societal, health and economic impact of legal, recreational pot becoming ubiquitous in the nation. And, don’t […]

Read More

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

| May 23, 2014

This is certainly going to induce wave of nostalgia in some folks. As long as the state sanctions capital punishment, however, there always will be questions about how humane and how efficient methods of execution will be. While some might have thought the recent fiasco with drug cocktails used for state sanctioned executions would make […]

Read More

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

| May 20, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA—Since 1973, more than 300 innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, largely because blacks are overrepresented among murder convictions and among those who are wrongfully condemned to die, according to a recent report. “The size of the group of innocent people sent to death surprised me, said […]

Read More