Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia is a city of some 242,803 residents and more than 100 diverse neighborhoods. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States.
I was living at this shelter (Union Mission) and then I was kicked out for not running after being jumped by two African Americans as I woke up early in the morning one day in the year 2007. The officer wouldn't allow me to press charges on the two men (who I happened to see watching me talk to the police... I pointed them out)... the Norfolk officer said that there was no evidence and the owner of the homeless shelter told me that I was being kicked out because I had been in a fight there previously (another time I was jumped [by an African American]) "