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“They ought to pay us to burn crosses in neighborhoods,” Shocking New Audio Reveals Ohio Cops Mocked Trayvon Martin’s Killing With Cross-Burning Jokes And Racial Slurs

Sheriff Lanny North (Hocking County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy is still on the job despite recordings of him repeatedly using racial slurs to mock Martin’s death.   In scenes somewhat reminiscent of a racist texting scandal that has shaken the San Francisco Police Department, public officials in Hocking County, Ohio, are reeling after audio has surfaced as part …

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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”

GOP Presidential Candidate John Kasich
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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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Ohio Judge Finds Ex-Cop Guilty Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl While Off Duty

Justin Bentz was convicted of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery

A judge in Lima, Ohio found a former police officer guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday.  28-year-old Justin Bentz, who was fired after the crime last year, reportedly committed the rape while off-duty only hours after participating in a continuing education course on sexual assault against minors. Prosecutor …

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Anti-Abortion Governor John Kasich Making Ohio Even More Unsafe For Women

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Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 294 on Sunday, an anti-abortion measure designed to blocked Planned Parenthood from receiving funding.  While the bill has very little direct impact on abortion services, it does block state grants and some federal funds that were intended for women and children’ health care …

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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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