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RTA officer pepper sprays Movement for Black Lives gathering at CSU

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

July 30, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. RTA officer pepper sprays Movement for Black Lives gathering at CSU At nearby Cleveland State University on Sunday, a GCRTA officer sprayed pepper spray towards a crowd of Movement for Black Lives activists, who were holding a conference at the university. This incident happened after transit police took a 14-year-old bo...

Lorain man films car crash, refuses to give footage to police

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

July 23, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Lorain man films car crash, refuses to give footage to police Paul Pelton, 41, was accused of filming a car crash that was caused the death of Cameron Friend, 17. According to Lorain County police, Pelton entered the car to film Friend, who was...

Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

July 16, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine Gagandeep Sran, a forensic chemist for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, was fired after investigators found that he cleared a sample that contained crack cocaine. Sran reported that the incident was his...

Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week.  Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment  Cleveland firefighter Guy Estergall has caused a heated controversy after posting an anti-LGBT comment on the Humans of New York page. A 13 year-old boy was being featured on the page with the caption: “I’m homos...

Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

July 2, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer The Council on American-Islamic Relations has requested a probe into Sergeant Frank Woyma’s Twitter feed, which features tweets of racist statements, including retweets with the caption, “We will turn back the Muslim hordes” as we...

Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation In a press release given June 23, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department announced that it will be taking over the investigation of the Tanisha Anderson case. Anderson was a 37-year-old woman who died ...

Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

June 18, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation Days after the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office released their investigation into Tamir Rice’s death, four activists are alleging that they were turned away...

Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

June 10, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case Although the case of Tamir Rice, a twelve year old boy who was killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann in November, was recently referred to the county prosecutor, community leader...

Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

June 3, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution to legalize sale, use and possession of marijuana leaves employers worried. The language used in the proposal states that employers should not have t...

Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2015


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We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms On May 25, the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) made an announcement about their efforts to keep police activity more transparent. According to a new settlement...

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