First, here’s an article about actual name-brand white supremacist police officers. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/white-supremacist-links-law-enforcement-are-urgent-concern Now here’s a little story.
https://www.thelandcle.org/stories/cleveland-city-council-introduces-ordinance-to-improve-street-safety-for-vulnerable-road-users Paige Bennett’s recent article in The Land highlights Cleveland’s new “Complete and Green Streets” ordinance (676-2020) that was recently introduced by Councilman Kerry McCormack. According to the article this ordinance “has been in the works for two years and has already been reviewed by several groups.” Jacob VanSickle, the Bike Cleveland guy, had a […]
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 […]
The proposed policy on bias-free policing is an insult to the Court. It’s an insult to the Bias-Free Policing Work Group that committed four months to research and produce a thorough and comprehensive set of recommendations. And it’s an insult to the people of Cleveland. But more to the point, the proposed policy doesn’t come close […]
Problem: City Council is irrelevant, expensive, and petty.
Update: I went to the “Bias-Free Policing Town Hall” that was put on by the Community Policing Commission (CPC) last night. One bit of information makes this all make so much more sense: The draft policy was written by police brass. I’m going to go out on a very short limb and say the police department is deliberately […]
Matt Zone today: Matt Zone a year ago: After months of debate, demonstrations and public hearings, the issue narrowly missed making the November ballot. Per the City Charter, council would have had to vote on the issue on or before last Friday – 60 days before the general election – to make the ballot. But […]
I’ve been listening to “The CleCast” selectively for a little while now. I don’t bother with every single episode; there are so many, and they’re kind of long, and I’m not interested in all the topics. But I do want to say this. First of all, it’s a really good show. Dan and Brian ask […]
Just a minute ago, my man Tim Facebooked a link to an interview with State Sen. Nina Turner titled “Can Dems Learn From Their 2016 Mistakes If They Do Not Acknowledge Them?” Here’s my response. It’s what I could write in about ten minutes and could be better said with more editing, but in the […]
I’ve lived here going on 32 years and I’m finally figuring out some things that should have been obvious much sooner. Real Estate is a Cost, not a Solution Cleveland insists on doing “economic development” backwards. We put boatloads of money and effort (and displacement) into large and small construction projects that are supposed to […]