Tag: guns

Liberia announces moves against guns, light weapons

Liberia announces moves against guns, light weapons

| September 13, 2016

(GIN)—U.S. cities fighting to get guns off their streets are not alone in the struggle. Liberia is there too. This week, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf declared by proclamation that all persons who surrender small arms and light weapons under a regional weapons collection program would be granted amnesty. President Sirleaf’s concern went beyond guns linked to […]

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Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

| December 30, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]

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Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

| July 29, 2015

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| November 20, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Church used to advance ‘worldly rights’ agenda

Church used to advance ‘worldly rights’ agenda

| March 17, 2014

WWJS—What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? We searched hard a long to find Jesus advancing a political agenda in the scriptures but found only his indifference for “Caesar” at best and lack of interest in politics of the world. But, what do we know? Presiding Elder of the Indiana North District of the […]

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Crime & Safety Briefs: Feb. 19 edition

Crime & Safety Briefs: Feb. 19 edition

| February 20, 2014

• Police seek Embassy vandalism suspects
• Man in good condition after shooting
• Police investigate Decatur Road area shooting

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Barricaded juveniles arrested on robbery charges

Barricaded juveniles arrested on robbery charges

| January 20, 2014

At approximately 8:20 p.m., Jan. 18, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Bowser Avenue in reference to an armed robbery.

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Three steps to reduce Fort Wayne crime

Three steps to reduce Fort Wayne crime

| January 14, 2014

Mike Loomis says we can lower the number of Fort Wayne crimes by being not only “tough on crime,” but by being “smart on crime.” Solve more cases, and do it more quickly.

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Crime & Safety Briefs: Jan. 8 edition

Crime & Safety Briefs: Jan. 8 edition

| January 10, 2014

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department Woman stabbed, man arrested FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4 a.m., Dec. 28, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of women being heard screaming in the 2600 block of Fairfield View Place. An officer responding to the scene […]

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Education group: Stop firing guns on New Year’s

| December 24, 2013

Families are urged to turn on all the lights for one hour preceding midnight and refrain from firing weapons at the incoming New Year.

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