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Pete commented on
Goodale Pro Hardware Closing Doors in Grandview:
"This reminds me to be more diligent supporting those local businesses that I enjoy."
March 27, 2017 7:40 pm
traviscols commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"Sorry, I should clarify... I didn't mean she should have the right to just solely go in and destroy evidence... I meant, there should be some type of "security clearance" where most people that have access to those files shouldn't be able to erase any data accidentally or otherwise. I just meant it shouldn't be that easy to erase all of that data."
March 27, 2017 6:07 pm
traviscols commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"I'm not ignoring anything. Nor do I feel like I'm getting anywhere near as worked up about this as you seem to be... I acknowledged some​ of your points... Honestly, it seems perhaps the best way to compare numbers, especially in Ohio, is probably comparing counties. Most Ohio counties are roughly the same size in area, so that's probably the closest to apples to apples we will get. Hopefully, Columbus will continue to grow, so when we look at whatever numbers we each choose to look at, at least they will be positive!!"
March 27, 2017 5:53 pm
cucbus commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"The chief should never have sole power to decide when to erase the data, I'm not sure why anyone would ever suggest that."
March 27, 2017 5:04 pm
cucbus commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"So you ignore the fact that the city proper of Cleveland and Columbus vary greatly in terms of square miles yet you are concerned that that metro areas vary in size? The point of a metro area is to determine how many people interact with the urban core on a regular basis. You don't go to Newark often, but a large percentage of Newark drives to Columbus every day for work. When using metro area statistical numbers you can mathematically quantify how many people interact with urban core on a regular basis. When using city proper numbers, you are reduced to using arbitrarily drawn lines to compare two cities. Let's use your method and compare Columbus to San Francisco. San Francisco's city population is 864,816 (18,451 people per square mile). The city population of Columbus is 850,106 (3,624 people per square mile). They look pretty equal on the surface, but everybody knows San Francisco is WAY larger than Columbus. If you were to use the metro area populations to compare the two, you would see that San Francisco is twice as large as Columbus, which is exactly what you would expect."
March 27, 2017 5:02 pm
Blake Loring commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"Why should the chief be able to destroy potential evidence?"
March 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Quinn Hunt commented on
Photos: Trump Supporters and Protestors Gather Downtown:
"This looks like it would be one giant headache to be at, can't stand the far left or the far right, much less two groups of them shrieking at eachother..."
March 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Quinn Hunt commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"I knew the comments were going to be a mess the moment I read the title of this article..."
March 27, 2017 4:31 pm
traviscols commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"Yes, I'm well aware of what metro statistical areas consist of.... Which is actually why i don't use MSA numbers as often... I would rather compare say Columbus proper to Cincinnati proper, than compare Columbus, Newark, Mt.Gilead, Dublin, Circleville, Marysville and Delaware to Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Loveland, Amelia, Covington KY and Greendale IN. (I can't remember the last time I was in Circleville or Newark... lol) That's why I continue to say, there is no wrong or "skewed" answer here. It's also hard to find comparisons- either way- that are truly "apples to apples". I agree city proper stats are not exactly equal comparisons but do you really think MSA numbers are really "apples to apples"? Cleveland's MSA has around five counties, Columbus's closer to ten, and Cincy's has over fifteen."
March 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Josiah Huber commented on
Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors:
"Toured the rooms last week -- looks amazing, great work!"
March 27, 2017 4:10 pm
DC commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"They're mostly viewed on youtube these days."
March 27, 2017 3:26 pm
failureofleadership commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"Pound sand. Why cant you respond about material facts of the cases. You are now backing off of smearing police officers that had to use deadly force on the job. Their fellow citizens reviewed the cases and found they acted inside the law. They survived their shift. The criminal did not. Where are the facts? This should be easy for you since your so sure. Not some case from back when in that city. Where are the facts on these cases. Specifically the 2 shootings. And as far as my view being informed by rap videos....well I dont watch videos. Are they even on TV anymore. Wouldnt rap videos make me think the police are bad?"
March 27, 2017 3:19 pm
DC commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"Simply responding to your silly comment. We all know that police can do good in the community. We also know that there are bad people out there. No one claims that your view on drug dealers comes from rap videos and cartoons."
March 27, 2017 3:04 pm
cucbus commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"The population is not skewed, but the comparison is skewed. The area of Columbus (225 square miles) and the area of Cleveland (85 square miles) are not comparable at all. Metro populations are calculated in a manner that is comparable. If you did not already know, metro areas are defined as, "a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing." Reading how metro areas are calculated, you can see why they are much more comparable to each other than city populations. It's only "to each their own" if you don't care about comparing apples to apples. If you want to compare apples to oranges, be my guest, but it really serves no point."
March 27, 2017 2:41 pm
failureofleadership commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"What you just described are real cases of illegal activity by cops that in most cases were indicted by grand juries. So just be honest about what were talking bout homie. You are bothered that the police are allowed to shoot black people legally if they have a gun and are engaged in a criminal act rather than letting themselves be murdered. Cause racism. Homie. No one has yet offered a defense on the fact that grand juries hear these cases. No one has listed one use of force law that is wrong. So yeah your all a bunch of un-informed twits that live in a fantasy land. I know one thing for sure. You do not live in South Linden. You do not fear for your children from the drug dealers that hate their own people. Get real."
March 27, 2017 2:32 pm
cucbus commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"To assume that a higher rate of African American deaths in Columbus is due to systemic racism within the police department is irresponsible. You must consider the facts of each and every case. How many of them did the police act appropriately? In how many of the cases did the police act inappropriately? What makes Columbus similar to, or different than these other cities in terms of demographics, economics, etc. Also, not that I'm accusing these number of being inaccurate, but where are these statistics coming from? I understand the author cites mappingpoliceviolence.com as the source, but how do they come up with their numbers? I'm generally skeptical about any statistic I see so I'm curious about how accurate the numbers are, whether they are too high, too low, or spot on."
March 27, 2017 2:29 pm
DC commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"Hahaha, what a complete and total goof you just made of yourself. Only in super hero movies do Police Officers rape women, plant evidence, choke people to death, shove broomsticks up rectums, shoot unarmed suspects, and set up unofficial interrogation facilities. Get real homie."
March 27, 2017 2:19 pm
traviscols commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"So looking at city population​ instead of metro population is somehow "skewed" in your mind? Get a grip. And it is "to each their own"."
March 27, 2017 2:08 pm
traviscols commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"When I first heard this story break on local news, I couldn't help but wonder why it was this easy to delete these files... The only person that should be able to erase this much data should be the chief herself."
March 27, 2017 1:56 pm
tommy hecker commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"To Redstorm's point, St. Louis has 315,685 people in the city limits, while Toledo has 282,313...."
March 27, 2017 1:54 pm
Jon commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"That Columbus police have a significantly higher rate of AA deaths than either the state or national average suggests there is a problem, regardless of what one's beliefs are about individual cases, especially when both Cleveland and Cincinnati have higher percentages of AA populations than Columbus does. Further, while I tend to agree that the deletion may very well have been just an accident, I'm always bothered by the concept of "internal investigation", particularly when it involves the police. Any investigation should've been by a neutral party."
March 27, 2017 1:35 pm
RedStorm45 commented on
Franklin County Now Largest in Ohio:
"It's not "to each their own," you're just choosing to look at skewed data."
March 27, 2017 1:34 pm
hometown commented on
Goodale Pro Hardware Closing Doors in Grandview:
"This establishment is well-known by locals as the best place to go to get glass cut, screens fixed and secure any other number of other tasks requiring knowledge, skill and experience. No other hardware store comes close in this regard. Another loss."
March 27, 2017 1:26 pm
cucbus commented on
Opinion: Suspicious Deletion of 100,000 Cruiser Video Files by Columbus Police:
"So you submit articles where the author quotes the comment section of the Dispatch to prove a point in addition to making factual claims based off of no factual evidence supporting the claims? Ok, let me go draft up a story and you will receive my article shortly. Seriously though, I know the more articles the better for you guys because it drives up your ad revenue and keeps the website fresh, but try to have some sort of quality control over what you publish. I think it's awesome that you afford a 16 year old high school student to have an article published, but at the same time it's quite baffling that this content is considered good enough to publish. The article was well written, but the reasoning left a lot to be desired. Allowing a writer to use the comment section from the Dispatch to prove a point shows a lack of expectation for the quality, reasoning and critical thinking within the article."
March 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Mark Freeman commented on
Program Takes New Approach to Providing Affordable Housing:
"In a 20 year study, it was found that moving low-income families to non-segregated higher-income neighborhoods made a huge difference for the young children in those families. In fact, the improvement in the eventual income tax payments from those children and lower long-term health care costs more than paid for the subsidies involved in the program. (No new low-income housing was built in those neighborhoods, the families were given subsidies to rent existing properties.) If low-income families were moved to higher-income but still segregated neighborhoods, there was no significant improvement. See https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/opinion/does-moving-poor-people-work.html for details. One big concern I have about applying that study (which involved Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York) is that Columbus has terrible public transportation compared to those cities and that can make a major difference in how well low-income families can thrive if they can't get to jobs, etc. Attention will need to be paid to this issue -- the subsidized housing must be close to major COTA routes (for example, within 1/2 mile of High, Indianola, Broad, or Main Streets). They can't just stick people in the middle of Dublin and think that will work out well. So I conditionally support this program. However, it will likely never be funded to the extent needed to move everyone who would qualify, so we still need to improve the schools, libraries, parks, and other infrastructure where low-income families are living now, and ensure that they don't remain "food deserts"."
March 27, 2017 12:57 pm