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Cannon: Police brutality, prejudice and White allyship

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Man, did you see that video of them cops beating that kid in Euclid?” My Facebook inbox was flooded with unread messages on the afternoon of Aug. 18. Unbeknownst to me, bystanders had recently uploaded a video of Euclid police officers assaulting Richard Hubbard III. The 25-year-old is seen b...

Cannon: Growing up in East Cleveland and the perils of gun violence

Christopher Alan Cannon, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was born in East Cleveland. My childhood was pillaged by the systemic extensions of poverty. The project buildings near the corner of East 40th and Woodland Avenue  were not Case Western Reserve University. It was not my teenage home of Chagrin Falls. It was this dichotomous place of magic...

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