DC Toddler Death, Students Walk Out, Racist Fraternity Video

New details in death of 2-yer-old DC boy

More details emerge in the death of a two-year-old District child. The man accused of killing the toddler may have had a history of abusing the boy.
24-year-old James Embre is accused of killing 2-yer-old Aceyson Aizim Ahmed.
The medical examiner says the toddler died from blunt force injuries and was possibly “struck multiple times or hit against a hard surface or both.”  It happened Tuesday at a home in the 3400 block of A Street, Southeast DC.  James Embre is the boyfriend of the infant’s mother. Court documents reveal the little boy’s sister told authorities that Embre had beat her brother on other occasions and had also physically abused her.   Embre is charged with first degree murder.

Area students stage walkout over gun violence

Students at schools in the Washington, DC area walking out of their classrooms today as part of a national, student lead, protest over gun violence and the inaction of lawmakers on new gun legislation.  Area students will hold a vigil near the White House, observing 19 minutes of silence to honor, as organizers say, “all those killed by gun violence in the 19 years since the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.” Protesters will also rally at the U.S. Capitol. On March 14 there was a national student walkout in response to the mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.

Racist fraternity video surfaces

Theta Tau fraternity at Syracuse University is being denounced for filming a series of videos that are being described as racists, anti-semitic, sexists and homophobic.  In a statement, the fraternity chapter claims that the videos were meant as “a satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, and intolerant person.”  Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud called the engineering fraternity’s actions “extremely troubling and disturbing.”   The university has suspended the fraternity.

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