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Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the city’s Civilian Review Board Work Group met in their second virtual meeting as the group begins to form the city’s civilian police review board. That group’s work has involved looking at similar boards in other cities, including examining their structures, requirements, functions and funding, in order to make recommendations for […]

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New Franklin County Central Committee Members Skeptical of Appointment Process

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Franklin County Central Committee Members Skeptical of Appointment Process

Earlier this year, a number of new faces to the Franklin County Democratic Party ran for the county’s Central Committee under the grassroots group RepYourBlock2020, in an effort to see a more fair, transparent and engaged body. Of the over 80 candidates who ran for various wards with the group, 26 were elected during the […]

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Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

The dog-whistle term made most famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s, in which the then-first lady gave a speech in support of her husband’s tough-on-crime legislation, simply can’t be shaken. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy,” said Clinton in 1996, in support of the controversial […]

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This Community Organization Says Mayor Ginther Continues to Ignore Them

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman This Community Organization Says Mayor Ginther Continues to Ignore Them

When it comes to service work, food banks, clothing drives, affordable housing developments and the like are typical of faith-based organizations. But 24 years ago, those efforts didn’t seem to go far enough for local clergy and their congregations. A diverse group of religious organizations came together out of frustration that the root causes of […]

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Update: City Officials Propose 10pm Closing Time for Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: City Officials Propose 10pm Closing Time for Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurants

Update 7/27: Columbus City Council passes ordinance to restrict restaurant, bar and nightclub hours, now set to close at 10 p.m. Update 7/28, 1 p.m.: A number of local businesses, including 16-Bit, Pins Mechanical Co., Late Night Slice and over two dozen others, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus. Update: 7/28, 5 […]

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Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Officials Announce Post-Review of City’s Protest Response

An investigative research team consisting of a former US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs will conduct an “outside, after-action” independent research review of the city’s response to recent Black Lives Matter protests, officials announced Wednesday, July 22. “As leaders, we must hold […]

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Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Last week, the Washington Redskins announced the team would retire its name and logo, after a thorough review prompted by a formal request to take action from FedEx, which has naming rights to the Washington team’s stadium. The Cleveland Indians have been called to the plate, but so far have only given a statement regarding […]

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