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Morgan students join national student walk-out.

Students Protest Police Brutality in National ‘Walkout’

By Ivy Harrington   At 1 p.m. today, roughly 30 students gathered on Morgan State University’s campus quad, singing in unison “I got a feeling, I got a feeling, oh yeah, I got a feeling that somebody’s trynna hold me back, and it ain’t gonna be no [stuff] like that.” Morgan students joined students across the country on a “National Walkout for Ferguson.” Rally leaders invited students walking to and from classes to join in the march that ended at the intersection of Hillen Road and Coldspring Lane. “No justice, No peace. Hands up, don’t shoot!” protestors chanted. A Baltimore […]

by · December 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
Tyrone West Obituary

Unanswered Questions Plague Tyrone West Investigation

In the days after the medical examiner released a preliminary autopsy report on Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody almost five months ago, there remain more questions than answers in the case. At an investigative hearing held at City Hall Wednesday, Councilmember Warren Branch admitted to a crowd of nearly 50 West family members and supporters that he was “still not entirely sure what [the autopsy] means.” According to an official statement released by the State’s Attorney’s Office, 44-year-old West died from “cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiac conduction system abnormality, complicated by dehydration during police restraint.” The MSU […]

by · December 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS
Relatives, friends and supporters protest Tyrone West's death outside Northeast District police headquarters on a recent "West Wednesday" (left to right): Jamie Richardson (West's cousin), Tawanda Jones (West's sister), George Peoples (West's uncle)

Suffocation Ruled Cause of Controversial Police Custody Death

Autopsy results for Tyrone West who died in police custody five months ago reveal that he died of “positional asphyxiation,” according to a source familiar with the case.

by · December 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS