In a couple of weeks I will continue to uphold my streak of never missing an election in 36 years. Here’s what’s on the ballot in Cleveland Ward 3. Municipal judge: Joseph Russo vs. Marilyn B. Cassidy Russo litters public rights of way with yard signs (boo!) and is also unrecommended by the local Black […]
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County Council claims it’s “working on” the problem and “needs more time.” A coalition led by Black Lives Matter has gotten ahead of the curve and presented this simple six-point solution. Bring all the Cuyahoga County jails into compliance with the “Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio.” Provide full access to healthcare services. Carry out […]
Some people are blaming the county charter system for the corruption and abuse at the Cuyahoga County jail. They’re wrong. The old three-commissioner system would be even worse.
I just listened to the sixth episode of Serial and I’m going to be a little judgy here. If your municipality is so broke that people are driving on the sidewalks to avoid potholes in the street, so broke that you can’t imagine ever paying a realistic tort judgment against your police force, and so […]
Last night, someone came by a Jewish community center in Fairfax County, Virginia, and spray-painted swastikas on the outside. I don’t want to downplay the inherent violence here and make it about something else, but it underscores a thing I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Elections do matter. Yes, by all means, let’s go […]
Saturday 4 August 2018: Portland (Oregon) police show up at a rally by Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys. They intervene in support of the Proud Boys. They blast a “flashbang” projectile at one of the antifascist counterprotesters, in the back of the head. The shot probably would have been fatal had he not been wearing a […]