Crime & Safety

Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former cop

Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former cop

| January 30, 2015

Black officer shot by white cops seeks cleared name, justice By Starla Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)–When Howard Morgan turns 64 on Feb. 1, for the first time in nearly a decade, he will celebrate at home with his wife Rosalind, family and friends. Mr. Morgan was released from […]

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A question of 21 times

A question of 21 times

| January 28, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I find it very unsettling to hear police officers discuss how they believe that BlackLivesMatter protesters and certain politicians, e.g., NYC Mayor de Blasio, are either unsympathetic to their plight or, worse, provoking violence. Ever since the murder of two NYC police officers, there has been a concerted effort […]

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Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

Explosion at NAACP office in Colorado Springs nets shock, awe, but no fear

| January 27, 2015

By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from The Denver Weekly COLORADO SPRINGS–An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office produced some shock and awe but no injuries or fear as local civil rights stalwarts vowed to continue their work. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported late Jan. 7 that no arrest […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 27, 2015

After hours joint busted FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:30 a.m., Jan. 18, the Fort Wayne Police Department served a search warrant on and shut down an illegal after-hours club which had been operated in a residence at 415 E. Leith St. on the city’s southeast side. Rodney C. Brooks, 40, was arrested on charges of maintaining […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 14-20 Edition

| January 13, 2015

Caution not fear: No increase in local dog theft FORT WAYNE—Facebook and media reports have stated that animal theft is “on the rise” in our area. We took some time this morning to analyze these postings and get you the facts: • In 2015 Fort Wayne Police Department have not received any reports of animal […]

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Waiting for justice: Civil Rights ‘cold cases’ drag on

Waiting for justice: Civil Rights ‘cold cases’ drag on

| January 10, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier Juanita Evangeline Moore hates Christmas. It was on Christmas night 1951 when her father, Harry T. Moore, was murdered instantly when a bomb placed by racists exploded under the family’s Mims home. Nine days later, her mother Harriette V. Moore died as a result of injuries sustained […]

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America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

America’s often ignored domestic terrorists

| January 7, 2015

By Ashahed M. Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call The primary threat to law enforcement officers in America, is not coming from where you may think, say analysts.  Angry white males at home are a far greater threat than foreigners abroad, they warn.(FinalCall.com)–There is a very real threat […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Jan. 7-13 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: Jan. 7-13 Edition

| January 7, 2015

Victim in McKinnie street shooting dies FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:38 p.m., Dec. 29, 2014, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 600 block of Mckinnie Avenue in reference to a report of an altercation. Officers arrived and located an adult male in critical condition, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male […]

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