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The Dallas Examiner | 11/7/2016, 9:05 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson hosted a National Night Out Crime Prevention event at the University of North Texas at Dallas, Tuesday. This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the night out campaign that urges residents to get to know their neighbors, neighborhood and get involved with more community and crime prevention programs.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Rep. Helen Giddings and Rep. Eric Johnson were among the special guests invited to attend.
Members of the Dallas Police Department, Code Enforcement Department, Streets Services, Dallas Water Utilities, Housing, Library Services, Dallas Park and Recreation, Sanitation, Dallas Fire & Rescue, and Dallas Water Utilities were among the city departments participating.
(AP) – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has announced Justice Department grants to help police departments across the country hire new officers.
The grants are being awarded to 184 law enforcement agencies across the country to create or protect more than 900 positions. The city will receive $3.1 million to hire 25 officers.
(AP) – A Black Houston-area high school student who dressed as a slave to honor his ancestors during a campus costume event said administrators told him to change clothes.
Brian Ibe – pronounced EE’-bay – is a senior at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, in the Fort Bend Independent School District, where students were encouraged to wear clothes from different eras for “Decades Day” held during homecoming week.
Ibe told KPRC-TV that he wore chains, a T-shirt spattered with fake blood and carried cotton for Tuesday’s event to recognize the plight of his ancestors, but administrators told him that his attire could cause problems and make people uncomfortable.
A district statement declined to address specifics but said several were asked to change clothes considered inappropriate or a learning distraction. Furthermore, the violations could lead to suspension.
(AP) – A fast-food worker in Fort Worth has been fired after including a racial slur on a bill to identify customers during lunch Friday.
Tyrone Moseley told KDFW-TV that he and a co-worker were surprised when they received their receipts at a Sonic restaurant that showed Moseley was identified using the N-word and his co-worker referred to as “Mexican.”
Sonic later issued a statement saying the owners of the franchise found the actions of the worker “completely unacceptable” and fired the person. It also stated that employees will be trained to ensure the behavior is not repeated.