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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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Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Franklin County Mother Was in the Dark on Child’s COVID-19 Case in Juvenile Detention Center

One Franklin County mother first learned that her child had contracted COVID-19 in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center through the sporadic calls she received from him in the last month or so. The mother, who has asked Columbus Underground to not identify her for fear of having her child’s case impacted, says the detention […]

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As Juvenile Facilities Report More Cases, Advocates Express Unique Concerns for Youth

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman As Juvenile Facilities Report More Cases, Advocates Express Unique Concerns for Youth

Last week, it was reported by multiple local media outlets that at least 14 youth and 27 staff members — half of the current staff — at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility last reported on Wednesday, May 6, 25 youth and 30 staff members have tested positive. The […]

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Local Organizations Say Increased Discipline and Police Presence in Schools Could Do More Harm

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Organizations Say Increased Discipline and Police Presence in Schools Could Do More Harm

Today, on the month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives, local organizations are gathering at the Ohio Statehouse for a press conference and vigil to raise awareness of currently pending state legislation. Students with the Voices of the Unheard, as well as the People’s Justice Project (PJP) and the […]

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