CRIME

Baltimore City Police Department Chief Talks Police Brutality After Recent Police Shooting

Baltimore City Police Department Chief Talks Police Brutality After Recent Police Shooting

By Jasmine ByrdAfter another unarmed black man was added to the numerous list of those gunned down by a police officer across the nation, a conversation between a Baltimore City police chief and the Morgan State University community about improving community-police relations was right on time. A video went viral depicting a South Carolina police officer shooting at military veteran, Walter Scott Young, eight times. Eventually, the officer shot Young down and he died on the scene. Then a week later, a video surfaced on the Internet of an Oklahoma police officer shooting another black man during an arrest. Chief […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS

Morgan Community Reacts to Recent Stabbings

By Ashley Childs, Asha Glover and Shawn Massie Three Morgan State University football players were stabbed outside of Rawlings Dining Hall on Tuesday around 2 p.m. This is the third violent incident that has happened on Morgan’s campus in 5 days. Two of the victims were taken to a local hospital— one was treated for a stab wound to the chest, according to campus officials. Another sustained non-life threatening injuries and the last was treated on campus by emergency medical technicians. A meeting was previously scheduled between student leaders from the Student Government Association, the National Pan Hellenic Council and […]

by · March 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, SECTIONS
Violence Erupts on Morgan Campus over Weekend

Violence Erupts on Morgan Campus over Weekend

By Ashley Childs and Asha GloverTwo separate violent incidents shook Morgan State this week with a stabbing in Rawlings Hall on Thursday and a fight at a party in the Student Center on Friday night. The stabbing took place on the third floor of Rawlings, an all-male dormitory, where two roommates were apparently arguing over the cleanliness of the room, according to Morgan State public relations director Clinton Coleman. The disagreement escalated when one of the students picked up a pair of scissors and stabbed the other in the chest. The victim, who Coleman declined to identify, is in stable […]

by · March 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, GREEK LIFE, SECTIONS

Universities Face Fire for Campus Sexual Assault Cases

By Jada VanderpoolAs media coverage of sexual assault and date rape intensifies, colleges and universities are coming under increased criticism for their handling of cases on campuses. In March, a Morgan State student reported being raped in off-campus housing. The Baltimore state attorney office investigated the claim and said there was not enough evidence for prosecution. “The state’s attorney did not desire to prosecute that particular case so they didn’t follow it up for reasons unknown to me,” said Adrian Wiggins, Morgan’s executive director of Campus and Public Safety. “They have their own reason. There’s a certain amount of probable […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 1 comment · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, SECTIONS
Protesters take to the Streets Railing Against Ferguson Decision

Protesters take to the Streets Railing Against Ferguson Decision

By The MSU Staff Approximately 75 Morgan students gathered in front of the Northeastern District police station on the edge of campus to protest the Grand Jury’s failure to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s shooting. “No justice, no peace, no racist police,” students shouted, waving placards and braving the cold to voice their anger. As the group of marchers moved from the police station down Argonne Road to Hillen Road and then up Hillen toward Cold Spring Lane, they were joined by more protesters until their numbers reached more than 200. Chinedu Nwokeafor, a Morgan senior and former […]

by · November 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS