Crime & Safety

Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

Al Cowlings: The real lesson in the O.J. Simpson case

| June 19, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Twenty years ago, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, were found brutally murdered outside her Brentwood, California home. Seven days after the June 12, 1994 murders, Simpson was charged with the crimes. A generation of Americans have gone from birth to young adults, since those […]

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Black girls also victims of gun violence

Black girls also victims of gun violence

| June 18, 2014

By Marlon Peterson Special to the NNPA PERSPECTIVE In 1999, when I was 19 years old, I was arrested and charged with first degree murder, several counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery and several counts of criminal use of a weapon. I was convicted of first degree assault and third degree weapons possession, and was […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

Pedestrian killed in Pontiac Street traffic mishap FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:58 p.m., June 5, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2800 block of E. Pontiac Street on a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The man, later […]

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Black children have highest abuse rates

Black children have highest abuse rates

| June 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black children are twice as likely as whites to be victims of child abuse,  with one in five becoming victims of neglect and/or physical, sexual or emotional abuse, according to a new study. “These data highlight that the burden of confirmed maltreatment is far greater than suggested by […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 11-16 Edition

Crime & Safety Report: June 11-16 Edition

| June 11, 2014

Man injured in accident involving scooter stolen in 2012 FORT WAYNE— At approximately 2:55 p.m., May 29, Fort Wayne police responded to the 4900 block of Avondale Drive on the reported single vehicle accident involving a scooter. On arrival officers found an adult male down who had crashed after losing control of his vehicle. He was […]

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Fort Wayne police need assistance in identifying robbery suspect

Fort Wayne police need assistance in identifying robbery suspect

| June 5, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials are seeking assistance in identifying a robbery suspect. A landlord was robbed recently after picking up rent money from a tenant in the 1100 block of Oxford Street. According to a police report, the suspect saw the transaction, which apparently occurred in an area business, followed the landlord out, […]

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Father appeals for son,  inmate medical care

Father appeals for son,  inmate medical care

| June 5, 2014

My name is Tracy Jackson. I have a 24-year-old son, Trameil Jackson being held on $250,000 bond for two counts of attempted murder. I’m not pleading the case on the charges—let’s make that clear. My real concerns is his health. My son has a kidney leaking—his feet is swelling up; around his eyes are black. I have […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 4-10 Edition

| June 4, 2014

Two die in auto accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:30 a.m., May 27, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Butler Road and Butler Court in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers and first responders arrived on the scene, they located a vehicle off the roadway fully engulfed in flames. Fire […]

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NRA backtracks on open carry criticism

NRA backtracks on open carry criticism

| June 4, 2014

What is that kid game that says, “no take backs?” Anyway, we shouldn’t be surprised by this one. After all, the NRA is a lobbying organization—and, therefore a political entity, It’s a typical political strategy to “test the waters” before possibly making a public change in policy. It’s also typical to pass it off to […]

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NRA critical of Open Carry Texas flaunting firearms

NRA critical of Open Carry Texas flaunting firearms

| June 3, 2014

Whoa! Who would have thought there would be such a split in the gun rights advocate groups? What’s interesting is that this debate between the NRA and Open Carry Texas dramatically could alter the Second Amendment debate in the nation. In the past, folks on the other side of the argument have branded the NRA […]

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