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“Moderate” John Kasich Blames People Of Color For Health Crises In Their Communities, Says Statistics Regarding Housing Segregation In Ohio Have “A Political Angle”

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Says the minority community “has to have a better partnership”  After being told Cleveland is one of the most segregated cities in America, says “everybody has a political angle when they do stats”  For months on the campaign trail, John Kasich has successfully portrayed himself as the “moderate” candidate running …

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Injustice In Cleveland: Official Jamie Marquardt Fired For Saying He Wishes He Had Killed Tamir Rice

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A Cleveland emergency medical services supervisor named Jamie Marquardt has been officially terminated Friday following disturbing comments he made on Facebook where he not only defended Officer Timothy Loehmann’s actions in fatally shooting Rice, but disgustingly espouses his desire to have  had the chance to shoot “the little criminal.” Monday, …

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Black Lives Matter In Politics-Primaries in IL, OH Knock Out Prosecutors Obstructing Justice for Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald

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During Democratic primaries on Tuesday, voters sent a strong message to the prosecutors responsible in the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice.  Both the Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois, Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in Ohio were defeated by opponents in the democratic party. The downfall …

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Cleveland Officers Fire 137 Shots, Kill Two Unarmed People In 2012, Finally Get Fired In 2016

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Six Cleveland police officers have lost their jobs while six others have short-term suspensions without pay, Cleveland Detective Steve Loomis announced Tuesday.  The officers were all linked to a car chase that ultimately involved 105 officers and 62 patrol cars.  An unarmed black man and woman, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams …

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Officer Brian Dorin Under Investigation For Threatening Activists Demonstrating For Tamir Rice “You Want To Be The Next One?”

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Brian Dorin, a Cleveland officer we first reported on for threatening to run over and shoot activists, is now being investigated by a civilian review board for his alleged misconduct.  Alana Belle, the student activist at whom the officer directed his threat,  filed the complaint against Officer Dorin. Via Huffington Post: …

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Cleveland’s rape kit testing payout: Serial home invasion rapist identified from DNA and sentenced to life

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Cleveland’s initiative to start testing its high backlog of old rape kits has so far led to 120 convictions in previously unsolved cases. Among them, a man who raped three teenagers over ten years ago was just sentenced to life in prison when the evidence was belatedly tested. More at Cleveland.com

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