Crime & Safety

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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Obama bans distribution of military-grade equipment to local police

Obama bans distribution of military-grade equipment to local police

| June 2, 2015 | Reply

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper President Obama recently announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning access to certain weapons. The president made the announcement in Camden, N.J., May 18 during remarks about the administration’s broader efforts on law enforcement reform. “We’ve seen how militarized gear can […]

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Man found shot dead in middle of Oliver Street

Man found shot dead in middle of Oliver Street

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:05 p.m., May 25, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Oliver Street in reference to a shooting.  Citizens called 911 and reported they heard several gunshots and a male subject was lying in the middle of the street. Officers arrived on scene and located a […]

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Two injured in head-on collision on Lower Huntington Road

Two injured in head-on collision on Lower Huntington Road

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:15 a.m., May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a two vehicle accident with injury in the 2700 block of Lower Huntington Road. On arrival, they observed two vehicles, a pickup truck and a full sized van that had been towing a trailer in the […]

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Shooting victim found dead on Bowser Avenue

Shooting victim found dead on Bowser Avenue

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:50 p.m., May 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Bowser Avenue in reference to a report of a shooting.  Officers arrived on scene and located a male adult victim inside a residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim […]

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Young black victims of violence in ‘no snitching’ culture

Young black victims of violence in ‘no snitching’ culture

| June 1, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As it is often said, there is an unwritten rule that ties all parents together and no parent wishes to experience. That unwritten rule is: “Parents are not supposed to bury their children!” Whenever a parent has to bury their own child, […]

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Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds

| June 1, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation […]

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Riots, police shootings not just a national problem

Riots, police shootings not just a national problem

| June 1, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times MIAMI—While America and the rest of the world watch with shock and dismay as black citizens are gunned down one after the other by rogue police officers, Miami-Dade County has remained almost silent. Bobby Worthy, president of Justice League United, staged a rally against police brutality May […]

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Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:05 p.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the 500 block of W. Essex Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance with a male armed with a firearm. Once on scene, officers learned that the male had threaten to kill himself as a result of a recent breakup with his […]

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Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 p.m., May 16, Fort Wayne police responded to the 7200 block of Knightswood Drive in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. On scene, officers found the victim down in the street suffering an apparent head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he […]

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