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Morgan Fights Crime Increase with Blue Security Booths

Morgan Fights Crime Increase with Blue Security Booths

Stationed on Hillen Road, like the beacon towers on the Great Wall of China, several little blue security booths, just over a month old, examine each specimen trotting by. The new additions are just one of the many developments happening around Morgan in the recent campus  infrastructure makeover. Adrian Wiggins, the executive director of the Office of Campus and Public Safety, says these booths have given the community a sense of safety. “People feel better walking down the street at night. You know, the lights are on, you see someone out there. It helps. It helps.” Hussein Khan Bey, a […]

by · October 25, 2013 · 2 comments · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS

Students Cry Wolf, Security Chief Says

Adrian Wiggins, executive director of  the Office of Campus and Public Safety, recounted a recent incident where a student made up a story about having been robbed — and said that such incidents are not uncommon among the many reports his department handles.  Morgan reported 19 robberies in 2012. “He says,‘I stopped here to catch my breath and tie my shoe, turn around and I start running back to where I was and I saw two guys in the cut, and these two guys in the cut robbed me with a handgun.’” The student made the report on a Tuesday, […]

by · October 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS
Barry Solan, proprietor of Video Americain.

Video Americain to Shut its Doors After 30 Years

In a frenzy to find a copy of Beasts of Southern Wild to display to her class at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Erica Taylor made her very first visit to Video Americain on October 8th 2013. She ended up spending a half hour talking with the owners of the store about academic careers, bad diet habits, funeral customs and the differences in upbringing between Jewish and African American families. Barry and Annie Solan, proprietors of Video Americian, have a magnetic charm that makes it impossible for customers to just pick up and drop off movies-but after more than 30 years the owners […]

by · October 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS
Protest for the Death of Tyrone West Aim to Alert Morgan Community

Protest for the Death of Tyrone West Aim to Alert Morgan Community

Family and friends of Tyrone West, a 44-year-old man killed in what they and witnesses say was an incident of police brutality protested on Cold Spring Lane near Morgan’s Jenkins building on Sept. 4. They called for justice. West was pulled over at a stop light for a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore on July 18 when police allegedly tried to search his car for drugs. An altercation occurred and witnesses told the Afro-American newspaper that police beat West. Eight Baltimore police officers and one Morgan State officer were involved in the incident. They have been suspended with pay. A […]

by · September 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Protesters at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in July 1963

Protests in Baltimore Kept Many From the Historic March on Washington

Some Baltimoreans had a hard decision 50 years ago. According to Pete O’Neal, an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and a history enthusiast, this was the question: “Do I go to the park – or do I go to the March on Washington?” The “park” was the popular 64-acre Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore County, which dated back to the 1890s and which excluded blacks. For nearly 10 years blacks and whites had been demanding an end to segregation. Many of them were beaten, stoned and spat on as they protested. In July 1963 more than 400 people were arrested for […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS