Tag: violence

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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Picnic Perspectives: Interview with Ticamarie, a seventh grader

| July 12, 2013

Eric Hackley: What have you learned today while being here at the Frost picnic?
Ticamarie: I’ve learned that don’t hate people, love them and you can learn things from new people.

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Two injured in front yard shooting

| July 9, 2013

At approximately 4:54 p.m., July 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4400 block of Smith Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victims to a local hospital.

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Arrest made in homicide investigation

| July 9, 2013

Fort Wayne Police have made an arrest in connection with the June 9, 2013 shooting death of Jabron Q. Totton in a parking lot at the corner of Hanna and Lewis streets. Officers located Eric Jermaine Smith, 36 of Fort Wayne, and took him into custody without incident. Smith was transported to the Allen County Jail on a murder charge. The incident remains under investigation with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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