Norfolk State mourns the loss of Nick Ackies
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Norfolk State mourns the loss of Nick Ackies

(NSU Newsroom—Oct. 28, 2017)—Officials at Norfolk State University regret to report the death of Nicholas Jerome Ackies, a student, who passed away on Friday, Oct. 27, after he was the victim of a homicide in Norfolk. Ackies, 18, of Richmond, was a freshman criminal justice major. He was a defensive lineman for the NSU Football team. … Continue reading

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US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers
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US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won’t bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city. The officers were charged by state prosecutors … Continue reading

Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago
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Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide problem, and the city’s police superintendent says he is “more than willing” to work with the federal government to combat the violence. Trump tweeted Tuesday, Jan. 24, night: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ … Continue reading