Crime & Safety

Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 17-23 Edition

| September 16, 2014

Attempted murder suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Sept. 5, a warrant was issued by the Allen Superior Court, for Kulon Nij Lewis Jr. for a charge of attempted murder. At approximately 9:14 p.m. that evening, Lewis was located and arrested, in the 7900 block of Serenity Drive. This arrest was made through a coordinated effort by […]

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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

| September 16, 2014

By Dr. J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ST. LOUIS (FinalCall.com)–Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents […]

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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

Wafer sentenced 17 years in shooting death of Renisha McBride

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT —Dearborn resident Theodore Wafer was sentenced in Wayne Circuit Court Sept. 3 to a minimum of 17 years in prison for killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride, who was unarmed, went to Wafer’s home Nov. 2, 2013 at approximately 4:30 a.m., reportedly seeking help after an automobile […]

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Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

Cops lied about ‘suicides’ of two handcuffed black men

| September 10, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American—and trying to cover it up—they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Police seek man in credit card theft case FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male theft suspect captured in a surveillance photo taken at the Lima Road Meijer’s on June 17, 2014. The man is alleged to have used a credit card stolen from a car parked […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as […]

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Policing the police

Policing the police

| August 31, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]

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