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NAACP, Ohio Democrats File Lawsuit Over “Stand Your Ground” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal NAACP, Ohio Democrats File Lawsuit Over “Stand Your Ground” Law

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Two Democratic lawmakers and the NAACP filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a recently passed “stand your ground” law, which removes Ohioans’ legal duty to try to retreat before responding to a perceived attack with deadly force. The legislation passed in the dying hours of the previous General Assembly often known as […]

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Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

By Jake Zuckerman Ohioans can now secretly carry knives under a new law that took effect Monday. Prior law prohibited anyone in the state from carrying a concealed “deadly weapon” other than a handgun. House Bill 140 codifies into the law that knives, razors, or cutting instruments not used as a weapon do not count as a “deadly […]

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Bill Removing Duty to Tell Cops About Concealed Weapons Moves Forward

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Bill Removing Duty to Tell Cops About Concealed Weapons Moves Forward

By Jake Zuckerman Republicans on a state House committee passed legislation Tuesday removing a requirement for licensed Ohioans to notify police that they’re carrying a concealed handgun or have one in the vehicle. Under House Bill 89, the CCW (concealed carry) licensees would only need to inform police about a weapon if the officer in question […]

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Stand Your Ground Laws Tied to Increase in Violent Crime, Racial Inequities, Researchers Say

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Stand Your Ground Laws Tied to Increase in Violent Crime, Racial Inequities, Researchers Say

By Jake Zuckerman Laws that expand the right to shoot to kill in perceived self-defense yield unequal consequences in the justice system depending on whether the person shot was white, according to research published last week. So-called “stand your ground” laws, one of which was passed in Ohio last year, are also associated with a modest […]

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No Justice, No Peace: Housing & the Modern Civil Rights Movement in Central Ohio

  No Justice, No Peace: Housing & the Modern Civil Rights Movement in Central Ohio

Join an esteemed panel of policy makers, activists, and community leaders to discuss the ongoing movement for civil rights and its implications for housing in Central Ohio. Participate in a conversation about what it means to have an equitable housing policy in Franklin County and what we can all do to achieve it. Visit our […]

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National Period Day Rally

  National Period Day Rally

On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY — elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! […]

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National Prison Strike Calls for End to “Modern-Day Slavery”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Prison Strike Calls for End to “Modern-Day Slavery”

The debate around criminal justice reform has long been limited to the manner by which potential suspects are arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced for their crimes. In mainstream conversations, not much has been said about the treatment of those who are already incarcerated, what kind of wages they earn for the labor they do, what […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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