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Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Columbus City Council will take up Andre’s Law, a law proposed by the family of Andre Hill, the 47-year-old Black man shot by a Columbus police officer in December. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced in a Thursday media briefing the taking up of the law by the city, which would require changes to the Columbus City […]

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Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Gears Up for Armed Protests This Weekend

Updated 01/15/2021: This article has been updated to include information on City of Columbus Downtown campus closures. Coming just over a week after the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol, and the FBI warning of more armed, pro-Trump protests planned in all 50 states ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, local […]

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GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman GCAC Requests Removal of Ohio Arts Council Appointee for Hate Speech

Editor’s Note 01/08/2021, 2 p.m.: This article includes an update on the resignation of Block from the Ohio Arts Council. After the violent insurrection of pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, a board member of the Ohio Arts Council, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine, took to social media to air her grievances […]

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Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Elected Officials Respond to Violent Situation in DC

This afternoon, pro-Trump protestors marched toward the US Capitol Building in Washington DC following a planned rally event where President Donald Trump spoke to his supporters. Many of the protestors then decided to violently and illegally enter the Capitol building, fighting law enforcement officials and endangering the lives of many elected officials, government employees, journalists […]

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ENOUGH: An Open Letter to Columbus Mayor Ginther from Queer Partnership for Black Liberation

Queer Partnership for Black Liberation Queer Partnership for Black Liberation ENOUGH: An Open Letter to Columbus Mayor Ginther from Queer Partnership for Black Liberation

Enough. The time for a diplomatic, incremental approach to change has long passed. Drastic, systemic change must be instituted in the Department of Public Safety immediately. The Division of Police, in particular, has exhibited time and again a culture that neither values nor respects Black life. That culture, which is perpetuated at every level of […]

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Family and Community Call For Justice During Vigil for Andre’ Hill

Anne Evans Anne Evans Family and Community Call For Justice During Vigil for Andre’ Hill

Tonight, hundreds gathered outside of the Brentnell Community Recreation Center in Columbus in honor of Andre’ Hill, the unarmed Black man shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer in the early morning of December 22, 2020. The family’s attorneys made calls for justice for Hill, for support of his daughter Karissa and her children, and for rallying […]

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Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

Anne Evans Anne Evans Police Chief Quinlan Recommends Termination of Officer Adam Coy

As a result of the inappropriate action taken by Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy on the early morning of December 22, 2020, resulting in the death of Andre’ Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, Chief of Police Thomas Quinlan has recommended the termination of Coy from the police force. In a video statement released tonight, Chief […]

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