By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on the state of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) as a part of its civil rights investigation following the death of Freddie Gray. The report stated in part, “The Justice Department announced today that it found […]
Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper White House efforts to foster improved policing and better ties between communities and law enforcement went a step further this week, as the Department of Justice announced its awarding of more than $23.2 million in grants for body-worn cameras. Seventy-three local and tribal agencies across 32 states […]
FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives need the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect whose image was captured in surveillance photographs during a recent robbery. At approximately 11 p.m., March 16, a black male subject entered the McDonald’s restaurant located at 3940 E. State Blvd., and committed an armed robbery. The suspect is described as being a […]
Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon delivers a very passionate, yet intellectual plea on the importance of black men knowing their constitutional rights. Mr. Lymon suggests that some corrupt officers use your ignorance of your rights against you. If the police know or think that you may know your rights, that may eliminate or lessen their potential deviant behavior against you.
Police seek suspects in jewelry store smash and grab FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photos taken at Jared’s Jewelry Store during the smash and grab robbery that took place Jan. 25. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the Jared’s […]
Let us start by stating the obvious: America needs to have a serious, in-depth conversation about race. There is much this nation needs to discuss with regard to race, from problems of economic and health disparity to the segregation in our spiritual institutions on Sunday mornings that belies the sickness of human division. That’s a […]
ALLEN COUNTY—On Oct. 6, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a series of drug raids that targeted the illegal sales and manufacturing of “synthetic marijuana” also known as “spice” at locations in both the northeast and northwest portions of the city. Raids were carried out at: ● 1210 Marion St. ● 1218 Marion St. ● 1220 […]
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate […]