What’s going onIt’s been a hell of a year and more, and most of us can’t wait to get back to normal. But normal isn’t good enough.Policing is still unregulated, unreformed, and outright militarized. There is still no justice for Tamir Rice. Cleveland remains largely segregated.Opportunities for housing, jobs, and education are still meager and […]
Black Lives Matter
I spent half an hour listening to Frank Jackson and his people. I am still not entirely sure what the hell they said.
It’s time to stop blaming Republicans for things that are entirely in the control of “liberal” and “progressive” Democratic politicians.
Here’s the thing about being a really poor North American city. You have two options really. https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/mayor-frank-jackson-says-cleveland-is-perceived-as-butthole-of-the-world/95-0a1ac81d-d59f-4405-9bfb-ce0be0cbb1da The first one, we’ve tried for at least 41 years now. (I’m starting with late 1978 because Default Night was such a landmark.) It doesn’t fucking work. We should stop doing it. The second one, even though it […]
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 […]
A friend posted this fantastic image on Facebook just now. It’s from early this afternoon in Chicago, with the following text: “Over two and a half hours later much of Michigan Ave, Water Tower & many surrounded stores are still SHUTDOWN for Laquan McDonald.” (Photo credit to @MinkuAzad from Chicago.) Now let me get out […]
A friend posted this link on Facebook recently: Before You Applaud Termination Of Officer, Here’s The One Thing You Missed. Here’s what I think about it after spending some time reading it carefully. Maybe I overthink. Maybe I ask a lot of questions. Maybe I see a lot of complexity in things. But that doesn’t […]