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Ohio House Passes Bill Creating New Criminal Charges for Protesters

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Passes Bill Creating New Criminal Charges for Protesters

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio House Republicans passed legislation Friday that would expand the definition of “obstruction of justice” broadly enough to capture protest activity, according to social justice activists and civil rights advocates who testified against the bill.  The legislation would qualify failing to follow a “lawful order from a law enforcement officer” as the obstruction […]

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Charges Filed Against Columbus Police Officers for Misconduct During Last Summer’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Charges Filed Against Columbus Police Officers for Misconduct During Last Summer’s Protests

The City of Columbus’ independently-appointed special prosecutor Kathleen Garber along with retired FBI agent and independent investigator Rick Wozniak announced charges have been filed against three Columbus police officers for alleged misconduct during last summer’s protests following the killing of George Floyd. Officers Traci Shaw and Phillip Walls have been charged with various crimes, including […]

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ACLU Ohio, Protester Settle 2017 Lawsuit Against City of Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ACLU Ohio, Protester Settle 2017 Lawsuit Against City of Columbus

A lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Ohio has been settled with the City of Columbus, in which the city will pay a $10,000 settlement to Ellen Hana Abdur-Rahim, who was pepper-sprayed by a Columbus police officer at point-blank range in 2017. The incident occurred during a protest in Downtown Columbus against the Trump Administration’s […]

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The Politics of Protest Art

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Politics of Protest Art

On the ground during protests in Downtown Columbus, artists were a major part of the social unrest that took place this year. Several dozen artists adorned the boarded-up windows in Downtown and the Short North this summer and beyond with pieces in support of Black Lives Matter, while others depicted the Black experience or called […]

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Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. Has Community Members Demanding Justice

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. Has Community Members Demanding Justice

Editor’s note 12/7/20 5 p.m.: The article has been updated to include statements from Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council. 12/9/20 3 p.m.: This update includes the latest on an independent investigation in the shooting of Casey Goodson by the DOJ and FBI. On Friday, Dec. 4, media reported on the scene of an […]

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Photos: Protestors Gather After Results Projected for Presidential Election

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Protestors Gather After Results Projected for Presidential Election

Editor’s Note: Protestors and revelers descended upon Downtown near the Statehouse on Saturday afternoon after the AP and other media outlets projected the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden. All photos by Matt Ellis

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Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Julius Tate’s Family, Supporters Call for Justice and His Diploma

Starting Sept. 2, Julius Tate Jr.’s family and a community of supporters have marched, calling for justice in his case. The “March Against Columbus” ended on Thursday, Sept. 17 with a march and candlelight vigil, where Tate’s family once again honored him at the location where he was killed. The conclusion to 16 days of […]

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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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