$5,000 reward offered in wounding of 11-month-old
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in north Philadelphia gunfire that critically wounded an 11-month-old boy hit four times while he was inside a car.
The reward is being offered by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 following the 8 p.m. Saturday shooting in the Hunting Park neighborhood.
Police said the baby was hit in the back of the head and in the chest as well as twice in the buttocks. Investigators said the baby’s stepmother heard shots but drove about 1.5 miles before realizing that the child had been hit.
An hour earlier, three men had been wounded in a triple shooting less than a mile away, but it’s unclear whether the shootings were related.
Replacement unveiled for stolen lynching memorial
WILMINGTON, Del. — A new memorial plaque has been erected in Delaware to mark the 1903 mob lynching of a Black man accused of raping and killing a white woman.
The News Journal of Wilmington reported the plaque dedicated to laborer George White was unveiled Sunday, replacing one stolen over the summer during a ceremony attended by Gov. John Carney and other dignitaries.
The newspaper said White’s death is Delaware’s only documented lynching. White was burned alive at the stake, and the mob took pieces of his body as souvenirs.
New Castle County officials issued a statement last month promising new, unspecified security measures to prevent another theft as the investigation continues.
N.J. seminary creates $28M fund for reparations
PRINCETON, N.J. — A seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery.
NJ.com reported Monday that Princeton Theological Seminary planned to set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or underrepresented groups. It will also designate five doctoral fellowships for the descendants of slaves and hire a full-time director for the Center for Black Church Studies, among other actions .
The seminary invested in Southern banks and had donors who benefited from slavery. Founding teachers and leaders used slave labor and some advocated to send free Black men and women to Liberia.
— Compiled from The Associated Press