By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York. No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. […]
FORT WAYNE—Most often, people, including neighbors, friends and family, express shock and surprise when someone in the community is killed in a domestic violence incident. But warning signs leading up to such violence—and even death—usually are plentiful.
FORT WAYNE—While, nationally, black women fall prey to homicide at three times the rate as their white counterparts (click here to read the full story), locally, statistics show a different trend in the Summit City. According to data supplied by Richard Wurm, analyst for the Fort Wayne Police Department, more than half of the women […]