Crime & Safety

The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

The Rev. Franklin Graham ignores racism

| April 8, 2015

By the Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist Easter was last Sunday, but Rev. the Franklin Graham is still wiping egg off his face. In an unintentionally insensitive Facebook post on March 12, the hugely influential white evangelist ignored the existence of racial bias by law enforcement in the U.S. by suggesting the easy […]

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Man arrested on felony warrant

Man arrested on felony warrant

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 4 officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to 1009 Buchanan St. on the city’s southeast side on Saturday night. Recovery agents from Markey Bonding had tracked down fugitive William Beamon, 22, of St. Louis Ave., to this address.  When they knocked, they heard his voice on […]

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Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

Woman says ‘ugly looking’ man snatched purse at local bar

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in a surveillance photograph during a recent purse snatching at a local bar. According to a report, at approximately 1:16 a.m., a Fort Wayne police officer responded to 1420 Broadway, the Broadway Grill, in reference to a […]

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Two arrested in area shootings

Two arrested in area shootings

| April 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Approximately 1:05 p.m., March 30, the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, Vice & Narcotics Division, and Robbery & Homicide Division arrested Deonte Young and a 17-year old juvenile in connection with two recent shootings. The juvenile was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the March 24 shooting of […]

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An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

An open letter to Jimmy Breslin regarding the death of Malcolm X

| April 7, 2015

Journalist’s revelations raises suspicion of complicity for some Dear Mr Breslin, A number of recent articles have appeared in connection with an apparent tip-off which you received from the NYPD advising you to attend the Feb. 21, 1965 rally at the Audubon Ballroom and at which Malcolm X was assassinated. These disturbing reports raise a […]

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Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

Nation awaits autopsy in possible lynching in Mississippi

| April 3, 2015

By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Mississippi was the site of one-third of all lynchings that occurred in the United States in 1925 and was the epicenter of some of the nation’s most heinous race crimes. At the time, the NAACP was mobilizing to urge the U.S. […]

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Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

Feds charge U. of Mississippi student in noose incident

| April 3, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer WASHINGTON—Federal authorities announced March 27 that a man has been charged with civil rights crimes for placing a noose around the neck of a statue of the University of Mississippi’s first black student. Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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Dead body found in bedroom closet

Dead body found in bedroom closet

| March 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:08 p.m., March 28, Fort Wayne police officers responded to 216 W. Woodland Avenue to assist a Community Corrections officer who was at that location to conduct a home inspection. The Community Corrections officer said that, during his inspection of the residence, he detected a foul odor in the home and inquired […]

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Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

| March 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspects captured in surveillance clips during recent attempts to break into parked cars. The suspects were seen here attempting to gain entry into several parked vehicles on the lot of the Dawson Creek YMCA at approximately 2:30 p.m., March […]

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