MD Detectives Host Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway Amid Ubiquitous Car Thefts


According to WBFF Baltimore, in just one month, Howard County police closed a total of eight Hyundai and Kia thefts, part of a nationwide trend, through recent arrests.

Police say 19-year-old Xavier Mitchell, of Laurel, has been charged in seven vehicle thefts/attempts between August and October in Columbia, Laurel, and a neighboring jurisdiction.

Following his lead is a15-year-old male whose been charged in a separate case from March 16 that occurred in Columbia, according to police. Moreover, the targeted vehicle is Hyudai’s and Kia’s. Apparently, those vehicles are easy to hijack.

The Community is Fighting Back Against the Thefts

Residents are encouraged to take steps to make their vehicles less likely to be targeted:

  • Contact Hyundai (toll-free at 800-633-5151) or Kia (toll-free at 800-333-4542) for information on their anti-theft software update.
  • Use a steering wheel lock. Even if the vehicle is started, it cannot be operated if the wheel lock is in place properly.
  • Practice standard vehicle theft safety measures such as parking in a secured access lot or personal garage if possible.
  • Always lock your doors and consider activating tracking software or adding a tracking device such as an AirTag to make it easier to locate if stolen.

Further, police have organized a Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council grant-funded steering wheel lock giveaway for owners of 2016-2021 Hyundais and 2011-2021 Kias that require a traditional key to start. 

Female Officer Arrested and Fired for Sexual Activity with Inmate


A former detention center officer is fired and arrested after being caught on a viral video involving sexual activities with an inmate. Kawana Jenkins took things too far. Undoubtedly, she allowed a male inmate to pleasure her while being recorded on his cell phone AKA contraband. Jenkins is facing a series of 13 charges, including two counts of improper reckless conduct. She also faces two counts of cruelty to inmates, and one count of providing an inmate with an unauthorized item.

Former officer was arrested for sexual acts with an inmate

According to WSB-TV, Jenkins mom was asked about her thoughts on the matter and she responded “I’m her mother, and I have no comment,” she said.

She had been employed with the sheriff’s office since December 2019, authorities said.

“As sheriff of Fulton County, I am committed to transparency and to holding each and every employee accountable to (the) oath they have taken to protect and serve our community,” Fulton County Sheriff Patrick “Pat” Labat said in the release. “The actions of this one individual are certainly not a reflection of the men and women of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The vast majority of employees are to be commended for their integrity, commitment to service and the work they do day in and day out.”

The Officer was Involved in Several Sexual Instances

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the other video shows Jenkins sitting on Ward’s lap while licking and kissing his face. According to the arrest warrant, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the phone containing the illegal footage was one of 11 devices confiscated during a search of several inmate housing units in the early morning hours of Jan. 28. Authorities observed two recorded instances in which Jenkins had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with an inmate. 

One of the recordings, which can be seen above, shows an inmate, believed to be Jamal Ward, sticking his hand out in front of the camera. The clip cuts off before Jenkins allegedly licks and sucks on Ward’s fingers.

Glenn Foster Autopsy Comes Back Horrific


Former NBA player Glenn Foster died while in the hands of Alabama police. However, Foster’s family is furious and doesn’t believe the police are innocent. The autopsy showed the former Saint defense showed no signs of strangulation.

Foster was arrested Dec. 4, 2021 after a speeding violation that included an attempt to run away from the officers.

In the wake of Foster’s death, the family retained civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to handle the case.

Soon after being retained by the family, Crump claimed an independent autopsy revealed “evidence of strangulation.”

The attorneys called the autopsy findings “deeply concerning” and demanded a full and transparent investigation into what happened.

Days before Foster’s death he was arrested and booked in the Pickens County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment, attempting to elude police and resisting arrest, inmate records show.

He was released at 3:14 p.m. on Dec. 5 but was rebooked two minutes later on charges of simple assault and third-degree robbery. Authorities have not said what led to Foster being rebooked.

Attorneys for his family said the initial arrest on Dec. 4 stemmed from a speeding violation. He died two days later after being found unresponsive in the back of a police vehicle after arriving at a medical facility, they said.

Former Memphis Officer Took Pics of Tyre Nichols After Assault


Unfortunately, more details surrounding the horrific death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis cops continue to be discovered. Nevertheless, it’s a shame that the ones that are supposed to protect are the ones who murder innocent people.

Tyre Nichols

Not only did the former officer who beat Nichols senseless at a traffic stop, he went even further to make fun of the crime he’d just committed by taking photos of Nichols.

Documents were released on Tuesday by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. Former officer Demetrius Haley stood over Nichols while he lay propped against a cop car and took photographs. Further, he sent the pics to other officers and a female friend. Despite Nichols death being horrid and unjust, the tragedy subsequently brings vindication to members of the Black community in Memphis who live in constant fear of the police.

“Your on-duty conduct was unjustly, blatantly unprofessional and unbecoming for a sworn public servant,” the Memphis Police Department wrote in requesting that Haley and the other officers be decertified.

Moreover, the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, 29, by five police officers tells the story many residents know by heart: that any encounter, including traffic stops, can be deadly if you’re Black.

In this image from video released and partially redacted by the city of Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 27, 2023, Tyre Nichols leans against a car after a brutal attack by five Memphis Police officers on Jan. 7, in Memphis.