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 […]
I posted this to Facebook and am sharing it here. I have a few ideas about how to turn back authoritarianism, but first–here’s what makes me think it’s even possible. I felt a need to say some things, but this time with a link that works.Fun fact: this is my very first time editing video. […]
A friend shared this essay recently on Facebook, highlighted by “The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.” Wow. What a mess. This author is jumping all over the place with a thesis that changes every few paragraphs. It’s hard to […]