Kokomo Perspective 01 17 2018 E Edition Page A1

MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 320,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID KOKOMO, IN PERMIT NO. 60 **************ECRWSSEDDM************** Residential & Business Customer January 17, 2018 Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. Main St. - Kokomo 765.452.0055 by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Civil rights activist Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely to speak to students, public Perspective Photo / Provided ACTIVISM - Peggy Trotter Dammon Preacely stands with Dorothy Cotton after a church bombing in southwest Georgia in 1962. by Alyx Arnett Editor editor@kokomoperspective.com C oinciding with the 50th year since the assas- sination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one social justice activist who often crossed paths with Dr. King will share her story of working the front lines during the civil rights movement of the 60s. The renowned civil rights icon, Peggy Trotter Dammon Preacely, is set to keynote the 14th annu- al Doing the Dream cel- ebration presented by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo and also speak to high school and college students. Amber Williams, chair of the Doing the Dream committee, said Preace- lys message is one thats still applicable today. Were in a time when people are having to stand up to things. There are so many things going on in our country, in our world, that are challenging peo- ple with rights and so many different kinds of humanitarian things that people are standing up for. Theres this desire for young people to stand up for things, but they dont always know how to do it in a way thats peaceful, nonviolent, thats going to be effective, Williams said. Preacely knows about nonviolent protests, as she worked in the free- dom movement in rural southwest Georgia with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commit- tee and was passionate about nonviolent activ- ism. In that role, she of- ten crossed paths with Dr. King, who visited her and other students when they were held in jail in Albany, Ga., for work on voter registration activi- ties. Her work in nonvio- lent activism began when she was a teenager, and she devoted her life to putting it into action. She worked as a Freedom Rider and also worked against de facto segregat- ed schools in Boston and protested the Vietnam War. Along the way, she experienced injustices, being shot at and jailed in both Georgia and Mary- land for her efforts. She was part of some- thing that was peaceful, that was nonviolent, that stood for something that was very important, and it was successful, Wil- liams said. She was part of a successful movement that did something im- portant in our country. Today, as people are deciding where to fall on certain lines and how can they make a difference in their own communities, Williams said the mes- sage is poignant. Even though what she did was many years agoand according to some of our students its going to seem like forev- er ago-history is often repeating itself. Were in a time where our message is to remember not only Dr. King and remember what he stood for but to connect it to what people are wanting to do today and the movements that are happening today around the world, she Freedom A11 Alleged jail rape leads to felony charges by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com An inmate allegedly raped his mentally-hand- icapped cellmate while incarcerated at Howard County Jail, resulting in a smattering of charges to be leveled at the 23 year old. Kevin Kaminski recent- ly was charged with rape, a level 3 felony; sexual battery and strangulation, both level 6 felonies; and battery, a class A misde- meanor, in relation to the assault thats alleged to have occurred in the jail on May 21, 2017. According to a prob- able cause idavit, Ka- minski's victim submitted a medical request to the jails assistant command- er on May 22, 2017, relat- ing to bleeding from his anus after a sexual assault. That request prompted an investigation by icers, who questioned the vic- tim. During the ensuing in- vestigation, the alleged victim told icers his 'butt' had been bleeding because Mr. Kaminski humped him. The vic- tim claimed the incident occurred in his cell against the door because the guard cannot see that. The victim also told the icer during an inter- view that he had been as- saulted twice by Kaminski in the same day, although he was unable to provide a time to the icer. The re- sponding icer wrote in the idavit, (the victim) told me several times that he did not consent to sex- ual contact with Kamins- ki and stated that he was scared of inmate Kamins- ki because he has been as- saulting him for two days. He also said he was upset because he was having pain in his buttocks. After an initial inter- view with icers, the victim was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in In- dianapolis to meet with a nurse. The victim told the nurse that Kaminski had been taunting him and attempting to take food away from him. Eventu- KAMINSKI Rape A11 Eastern-Howard liaison officer resigns amid investigation The liaison icer of Eastern-Howard School Corporation resigned recently, and public of- icials are in no hurry to offer up an explanation as to why. Mike Ogle, who had been with the Howard County Sheriff's De- partment since 1998, re- signed from his position with the school corpora- tion and HCSD recently, with his final day on the county payroll being last Friday. Details relating to his resignation are scant, but Sheriff Steve Rog- ers said an investigation into alleged misconduct ceased when Ogle ten- dered his resignation. It involved miscon- duct, said Rogers. The allegation was miscon- duct while he was at the school, but the bottom line was it was violations of our policy. There was no criminal charges filed. There were no crimi- nal implications. It was all policy and internal rules and regulations that could have been the violation. But again, we started an internal inves- tigation, and while we were involved in that he resigned, which stops the internal investigation. Thats all I really have to say about that. Rogers declined to delve into specifics re- lating to the allegations against Ogle. He reiterat- ed that none of the alle- gations related to poten- tial criminal activity, but rather department policy. Because no disciplinary action was taken against Ogle by the department, with the icer resigning before an internal inves- tigation was complet- Investigation A9 OGLE 765-457-9211 Up to the minute weather forecast and temperature for Kokomo and Howard County Kokomo's Weather Phone

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