RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—Hardly a week goes by when there is not a tragic story of a teenager committing suicide. Tragic as these deaths are, there is absolutely no causation between bullying and suicide. The media’s simplistic and sensational coverage of these teenage deaths are very problematic in this regard. Suicide is never, let me repeat, suicide is never the result of one cause. Suicide is always the result of a culmination of events that triggers the deadly act; any one event could be the tips the scales.
In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said, complicating an already snarled legal history for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer.
Lillie Danzy, front left, mother of escaped inmate Charles Walker,pictured in lower right, with her husband Jeff Danzy, to her left, and attorney Rhonda Henderson, right, listen as she makes a plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities during a news conference at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux) by Brendan Farrington and Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writers PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With two convicted killers back in police custody, authorities have shifted attention to finding out who made the phony court documents that led to the mistaken inmate releases that rocked Florida’s judicial system. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were captured Saturday night without incident at the Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama City Beach, a touristy area of putt-putt courses and go-kart tracks. Hours earlier, their families had held a news conference in Orlando — 300 miles away — urging them to surrender. “While the manhunt is over, there is still a lot that we do not know. I can tell you, there will be more arrests,” Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Baily told a news conference Sunday. Bailey said authorities will be interviewing the two prisoners all day. “We will be backtracking to those who helped carry out this fraud and along the way we will be looking closely at anyone who may have helped harbor these fugitives.”
This booking photo released by the Concord Police Department shows Raymond Stevens, of Pembroke, N.H., arrested Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, on charges of criminal mischief after a two-year investigation into racist graffiti scrawled on the homes of several Concord, N.H., families originally from Africa. (AP Photo/Concord Police Department) by Lynne TouhyAssociated Press Writer CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire detective combed through hundreds of gun permit applications to find one with a distinctive lowercase “b” that led to an arrest in a 2-year-old racist graffiti case, police said Tuesday. Concord police said Raymond Stevens, 42, used a permanent black marker to deface the homes of three African refugee families in September 2011. On one home was scrawled, “The subhumans in this house are enjoying a free ride.” On another, “Go back to your hell and leave us alone.”
This combination of undated photos provided by Florida A&M University and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shows Jonathan Ferrell, left, and police officer Randall Kerrick. Ferrell, 24,…
Christopher Cruz, right, appears in criminal court with his lawyer H. Benjamin Perez in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday.
This photo released by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Woodrow Karey, Jr. after being charged in the shooting death of Pastor Ronald J. Harris, Sr., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (CNN Photo/Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office) by Lateef Mungin (CNN) — A sheriff says he’s closer to finding the motive behind the fatal shooting of a Louisiana pastor who witnesses say was gunned down by a former deacon as the horrified congregation looked on. Friday’s shooting may have resulted from allegations of a complicated sexual relationship between the pastor and the deacon’s wife, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said.