Tag: violence

A bridge past community violence

| October 1, 2013

I am so pleased that the community group that sprang forward out of the violence and difficulties that we have experienced this past year in our city is using the name, Building Bridges to a Better Community.

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Arrest made in Lillie Street homicide

| September 12, 2013

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 a.m., Sept. 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Lillie Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim in the north/south alley between […]

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Premiere of Tasha DeNae song “Shine”

Premiere of Tasha DeNae song “Shine”

| September 11, 2013

The song is a testament to overcoming all struggles of life and persevering through any tribulation. Whether it be a lost of a loved one, drug addiction, crime or any other battle that we as a people have to fight, it is essential we strive for our inner lights to SHINE and let LOVE submerge the darkness!

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Skeptical handcuffed son shot himself, grieving mother files suit

Skeptical handcuffed son shot himself, grieving mother files suit

| September 4, 2013

JONESBORO, Ark.—The mother of a young, black man fatally shot while handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two Jonesboro Arkansas police officers, their chief, and the city.

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Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

| August 14, 2013

A report titled, “Protect Children, Not Guns 2013,” paints a grim picture of the national gun violence epidemic that is the second-leading cause of death among all children ages one through 19. Only car accidents claim the lives of more children and teenagers than guns.

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Blacks are the ‘other’ Americans

| August 8, 2013

Zimmerman acquittal reveals lack of respect for basic, legal rights By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I was told a story the other night. Apparently on the evening of the Zimmerman acquittal, in a bar in South Carolina, a group of white patrons were talking. Some of them, upon hearing the news, shouted “Free at […]

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Black clergy stand ground against Zimmerman verdict

Black clergy stand ground against Zimmerman verdict

| August 7, 2013

Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, recent demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many ministers were in the forefront of protests at federal buildings in their communities.

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Crime and Safety Briefs: July 24 edition

| July 23, 2013

• Murder victims found at house fire scene
• Man found dead in backyard
• Two injured in shooting—one critical
• Juliette Ave. shooting investigation
• Police suspect man shot on Lillie Street
• Missing child returns home safe

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Fort Wayne man shot in back yard

| July 16, 2013

At approximately 10:30 p.m., July 10. officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a 911 hang up call received by dispatchers. There was a female heard yelling on the line and then the call was disconnected. On re-call the line went straight to voice mail. The address of the phone call was ascertained through tracking the signal to the 2400 block of Juliette Avenue. Upon arrival Officers were able to determine that someone was shot. There was a slight language barrier.

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Shooting victim flees to fire station

| July 16, 2013

At approximately 12:45 p.m., July 10, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lillie Street and McKinnie Avenue on an initial report of shots fired in the area. A caller reported hearing shots fired in the area, then seeing a male on the ground. The shooting victim fled the area in a vehicle prior to the arrival of first responders.

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