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The Backstory The last two weeks have been wild, to say the least! My video calling out the racist dog whistles in Jason Aldean’s new song “Try That In A Small Town,” as well as the music video, went viral practically overnight. I was petty and curious, and I started a conversation that caught the […]
Akron Residents Want Change A recent survey conducted in the City of Akron shows that most Akron Residents want some form of change in terms of policing and that the issues Akron Residents are most concerned about are issues that the police are not actually solving. The top issue that Akron Residents are concerned about […]
In 1983, two investigative journalists for the Akron Beacon Journal, Bill Osinski and Dave Scott, spent several months investigating the numerous complaints of excessive force by the Canton Police Department. What they discovered is disturbing to say the least. They interviewed 25 people as a part of their investigation. Ten of them claimed they were […]
It is National Police Week and in honor of that, let’s take a walk down memory lane. I’ll be sharing the story of Amos F. Jones in this post. Did you know that in 1981, two Canton Police officers beat a Black man to the point he had three fractured ribs and a shoulder injury? […]
The Akron Police Department has documented history of inflicting violence on citizens without due process. The above article from Akron Beacon Journal dated January 24, 1928 happens to be the most “on brand” and relevant warning ever for the Akron Police Department to intimidate Akron’s citizens into unquestioning compliance. Before there were police cruisers and […]