Moves In Iowa Are Aimed At Reducing The State’s Black Imprisonment Rate

Dave Selmon says there is no right way to do wrong. “It will catch up with you sooner or later,” the 56-year-old Burlington man said, tapping a lifetime of personal experiences. “I think we have too many young black men walking in darkness. A life of crime and trying to get things the easy way is not the answer.”

He didn’t always think that way. In the early 1990s Selmon was into selling and using drugs.

When students go missing

When University of Iowa student Jacques Similhomme, the son of a refugee Haitian preacher mysteriously disappeared on Sept. 28, 2009, his father pleaded with university, police and media officialdom to help find his son.
For the most part, he met silence.