Tag: murder

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

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Arrest made in Big Al’s robbery, homicide

Arrest made in Big Al’s robbery, homicide

| April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Police officials recently announced that they have made an arrest in a high profile murder case that occurred late last year outside a local business. On April 10, Fort Wayne police officials issued a statement saying that FWPD homicide detectives, with the assistance from the department’s Gang and Violent Crime Unit, have arrested 26 […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015

Woman critically injured in shooting FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:08 a.m., Jan. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue regarding a shooting. An adult female was found in the residence with a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Investigators determined that the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Jan. 7-13 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: Jan. 7-13 Edition

| January 7, 2015

Victim in McKinnie street shooting dies FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:38 p.m., Dec. 29, 2014, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 600 block of Mckinnie Avenue in reference to a report of an altercation. Officers arrived and located an adult male in critical condition, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male […]

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Same old problem, same old response

Same old problem, same old response

| December 10, 2014

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. […]

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Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

| October 29, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, N.C. Lacy, 17, was […]

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Seven dead babies found in Utah home

Seven dead babies found in Utah home

| April 13, 2014

Call it demonic possession, call it extreme mental illness—we are living in a crisis era in which violence runs rampant. When it is violence against the most vulnerable in our population, it is especially gut-wrenching. Today’s headlines lead many to wonder if things are deteriorating. There is, however, some reason to believe that what’s happening […]

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Cause for alarm: Study reveals disturbing figures related to black female murders

Cause for alarm: Study reveals disturbing figures related to black female murders

| October 14, 2013

Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of white women killed by men, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center.

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