Crime & Safety

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

Electric chair to return in Tennessee

| May 23, 2014

This is certainly going to induce wave of nostalgia in some folks. As long as the state sanctions capital punishment, however, there always will be questions about how humane and how efficient methods of execution will be. While some might have thought the recent fiasco with drug cocktails used for state sanctioned executions would make […]

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Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

| May 20, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA—Since 1973, more than 300 innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, largely because blacks are overrepresented among murder convictions and among those who are wrongfully condemned to die, according to a recent report. “The size of the group of innocent people sent to death surprised me, said […]

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Woman learns to be careful opening her door

Woman learns to be careful opening her door

| May 20, 2014

By Chasiti Falls In 2014, you will not find too many people anymore who trust family members enough to allow them to live with them, let alone an acquaintance. There is a small population of people who put their faith in forces other than the hearts of man. Tamica Lincoln, originally of Fort Worth, Texas, […]

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CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

| May 20, 2014

Many folks long have suspected the CIA of doing ominous things through vaccines—such as poisoning populations in other parts of the world. While this isn’t exactly a “smallpox blankets” operation, it does raise moral questions about the nature of not just ours, but the world’s spy operations. Though some might say the means justifies the […]

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Police commissioner FINALLY resigns after calling president the N-word

Police commissioner FINALLY resigns after calling president the N-word

| May 20, 2014

Do not mistake this for an act of contrition. Commissioner Copeland still did not apology for what he said. His terse resignation seems to indicate anger more than anything. But, the story here is that evil must be challenged. Look to people like Ms. O’Toole who refuse to stand by and let the demonic influences […]

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Moonshine user busted in break-in

Moonshine user busted in break-in

| May 15, 2014

Remember the recent story about a man committing a crime after eating pot brownies? Seems alcohol also makes folks do crazy things—and it’s legal to use it. Man Attempts To Break-In Home While On Moonshine Images The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office says Lonnie Paul, 67, admitted he had been drinking moonshine when he reportedly tried to […]

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Woman kills man testing bulletproof vest with real firearm

Woman kills man testing bulletproof vest with real firearm

| May 15, 2014

Perhaps more gun control isn’t the answer to so many firearms related deaths in the U.S. Certainly, however, we could use a lot more firearm safety education. At the very least, if you own a firearm, please respect the danger involved. Learn how to handle it safely and don’t be tempted to “test” any aspect […]

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Pedophile asks to be deleted from Google search

Pedophile asks to be deleted from Google search

| May 15, 2014

When we first heard of this ruling, we wondered what the longterm impact would be. It’s interesting that people, particularly members of the current generation, have come to depend on Google and other searches to find what they consider to be reliable and current information. Such searches also are considered a reliable way to do […]

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Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

| May 14, 2014

By Oluwa Tosin Adegbola NNPA Guest Columnist The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

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‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

‘Thugs in the Desert’ at the Bundy ranch

| May 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels ​ NNPA Columnist One can be forgiven for thinking the contest for the most outrageous, publicly-exposed racist behavior of recent weeks was between Cliven Bundy, the chiseling Nevada rancher, and Donald Sterling, the despicable billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wrote recently of […]

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