Crime & Safety

‘Blade Runner’ tells court of nightmares on trial day 17

‘Blade Runner’ tells court of nightmares on trial day 17

| April 8, 2014

(GIN)—Former Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius told the South African courtroom he suffered from “terrible nightmares” leaving him unable to sleep since the day his gun went off, shooting his girlfriend as she hid from him in the couple’s bathroom. “I can smell blood. I wake up to being terrified,” testified Pistorius on April 7, his […]

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Task Force of  ministers to address Stand Your Ground laws

Task Force of  ministers to address Stand Your Ground laws

| April 8, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The Rev. R.B. Holmes, a civil rights leader and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is heading up a task force of 40 ministers to undertake a 12-point action plan to revitalize the black community, taking on issues ranging from the repeal of controversial […]

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‘Race is being looked at’ as possible motive in Detroit driver attack

| April 8, 2014

Racism from ANY  corner goes against the will of the GOD who created all peoples. We don’t buy the argument that “black people can’t be racist” because of the dynamics of power, etc. And, frustration is no excuse. Folks aren’t going to like this question but, isn’t it time people in this country—OF ALL RACES—rise […]

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2 dead, 25 wounded during Chicago weekend violence

| April 7, 2014

Rather than running off to police the world and trying to fight wars overseas, perhaps we should concentrate on trying to make peace on our own soil. American streets are far more deadly than the trails of Afghanistan it seems. 2 dead, 25 wounded during Chicago weekend violence CHICAGO (AP) — Two people died and […]

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‘Brown v. Board of Ed’ plaintiff to come as Distinguished Lecturer

‘Brown v. Board of Ed’ plaintiff to come as Distinguished Lecturer

| April 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Cheryl Brown Henderson is scheduled to be Indiana Tech Law School’s inaugural distinguished lecturer on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., April 8 at the Grand Wayne Center. Henderson was one of the plaintiffs in the historic Supreme Court decision of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Henderson is one of three daughters of […]

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For children of reentry, new focus on family ties

For children of reentry, new focus on family ties

| April 2, 2014

By Ann Challet Special to the NNPA from New America Media SACRAMENTO—While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming. “The good news is that after many decades of building [more] prisons to incarcerate [more] of our […]

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Chief Garry Hamilton reads to Boys & Girls Clubs members

Chief Garry Hamilton reads to Boys & Girls Clubs members

| April 1, 2014

Courtesy of the Boys and Girls Clubs FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Chief Garry Hamilton joined The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne to emphasize the importance of being safe and responsible, by selecting a very special book to read aloud on March 2 at the Boys & Girls Clubs on Fairfield Avenue. The event […]

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Millionaire couple commits welfare fraud

Millionaire couple commits welfare fraud

| April 1, 2014

Hmmmmm. Don’t these folks look like the picture of your typical, lazy, welfare fraud committing couple? Oh, but it’s so much easier to rally the political troops with stereotypes! Con artist millionaire couple allegedly scams $165K in welfare   A couple on the run might call each other “Lord” and “Lady,” but the welfare scam […]

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Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

| April 1, 2014

Don’t get upset, folks. It only stands to reason that a nation that only pays lip service to Christ and Christian values would need guns in schools, shopping malls, movie theaters and the like. And maybe, more extensive stand your ground laws will give bangers and drug cartels the necessary tools to legally eliminate their […]

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Sometimes the system gets it twisted—really twisted!

Sometimes the system gets it twisted—really twisted!

| April 1, 2014

Hear’s an opinion piece you might find of interest. To put this in even better context, check the marijuana-related sentences listed here: http://www.salon.com/2012/10/29/ten_worst_sentences_for_marijuana_related_crimes/. Interesting, in a nation that claims the Bible as a guide—which teaches sin is sin with no degree—that certain classes of sins and certain sins of a people of certain classes seem […]

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