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Opinion: Columbus Has Bigger Problems Than Broken Windows

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Opinion: Columbus Has Bigger Problems Than Broken Windows

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the comments of any and every social media post regarding protests in Columbus and across the country over the weekend, you’ll likely find someone who will acknowledge the death of George […]

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Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

Chase McCants Chase McCants Opinion: Protests, Riots and Looting – The Why Behind the What

My goal this weekend was to avoid social networks and social media as much as I could. It pains me to say that the recorded concentration of violence against black people, unrest in Columbus (along with many other cities), and the reaction to that unrest has weighed pretty heavily on me. Still, I felt compelled […]

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Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Thousands Protest Police Violence in Columbus on Saturday

Editor’s Note: For the third day in a row, protestors gathered in Downtown Columbus to stand against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Thousands peacefully gathered on and around the grounds of The Ohio Statehouse. Multiple reports were provided to Columbus Underground of police aggression including that […]

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Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Brian J. Robinson Brian J. Robinson Photos: Protests Continue for Second Day in Columbus

Editor’s Note: Protestors gathered for a second day in Downtown Columbus following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The protests largely centered around the Ohio Statehouse and surrounding streets. For the second night in a row, some rioting followed the protest, resulting in minor property damage. Protestors have returned to the […]

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Photos: Protestors Take to the Streets Over Death of George Floyd

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Protestors Take to the Streets Over Death of George Floyd

The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed while in the Minneapolis police department’s custody this week, sparked outrage and protests across the country, including Columbus. Downtown, demonstrators gathered Thursday evening in solidarity with protestors in Minneapolis and in Louisville, where the death of Breonna Taylor in March has also caused unrest. With […]

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Year-Long Revision of Police Policies is Just the Beginning, Participants Say

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Year-Long Revision of Police Policies is Just the Beginning, Participants Say

Following the criticism and controversy that has encircled the Columbus Division of Police over the last several years, the City has been in the process of reforming the department’s priorities, practices and procedures.  With the help of the Community Safety Advisory Commission, a 17-person group comprised of local interested parties, and California-based Matrix Consulting Group, […]

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Policing the Police with Columbus Community Cop Watch

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Policing the Police with Columbus Community Cop Watch

Columbus Community Cop Watch isn’t waiting for a new police chief. And they’re not waiting for the Columbus Division of Police to review and implement recommendations from the Community Safety Advisory Commission. They’re not waiting on reform. Founded by Hana Abdur-Rahim, Cop Watch is a grassroots approach to creating more transparency in the policing of […]

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