Crime & Safety

Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 30-August 1 Edition

| July 30, 2014

Three Rivers Festival arrests, citations among lowest in 20 years FORT WAYNE—Despite recording some of the largest attendance in recent years, arrests and charges at this year’s Three Rivers Festival were among some of the lowest ever. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, there were only four arrests or citations issued associated with the […]

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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’

| July 28, 2014

PERSPECTIVE By Stephany Rose Special to the NNPA Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south […]

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Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer

| July 26, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]

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Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: July 23-29 Edition

| July 23, 2014

56-year-old woman found dead in apartment FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:56 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2440 Fairfield Ave., Regency House Apartments, in reference to a female that was found unresponsive inside an apartment. Officers and medics arrived on scene and located a female/adult, later identified as 56-year-old Audrey […]

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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

| July 22, 2014

By Jeffery L. Boney Special to the NNPA from  Houston Forward Times (Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily. Last month, at a house party in southwest Houston, a 16-year-old African American female who identifies […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 16-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Three charged in coordinated drug raids FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:42 a.m., July 3, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the FWPD Emergency Services Team simultaneously served two search warrants at two separate locations. Narcotics detectives received information that synthetic drugs were being sold and/or manufactured from 2737 West […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 9-15 Edition

| July 11, 2014

One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 2-6 Edition

| July 2, 2014

18-year-old killed in Weisser Park Avenue area FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7 p.m., June 23, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2500 block of Weisser Park Avenue on multiple reports of shots being fired in that immediate area. Once on scene, officers located an unresponsive male down in a vacant lot between two homes on the […]

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