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WATCH: Ohio Cops Taser Two Men for not Sitting Down

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Recently released body cam video shows two Ohio cops using their tasers to punish two brothers for not sitting down in their own home, even though neither of them were under arrest for committing a crime.
One of them suffered a collapsed lung, according to Cincinnati.com.
The incident left both men, who had clean records, with criminal convictions.
Cincinnati police officers Richard Sullivan and Lawrence Johnson responded to a call from Angela Brown, who called police to have her sons, Richard Coleman and James Crawley, removed from her apartment.
Their mother never specified why she wanted her sons out of her house, but Coleman

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Ohio Deputy Shoots Photojournalist Trying to Photograph Traffic Stop

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Fearing for his life over a video camera, an Ohio sheriffs deputy shot a photojournalist Monday night who was setting up his camera on a tripod.
New Carlisle News photographer Andy Grimm was struck on the side and was rushed to the hospital where he is expected to survive.
Clark County sheriff’s deputy Jake Shaw apparently confused the camera for a gun.
Grimm, who says he knows Shaw through his job, said he had pulled into a parking lot to photograph the deputy making a traffic stop.
According to the New Carlisle News:
He had his camera and tripod in his hands and Deputy

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WATCH: OHIO COP SHOOTS AND KILLS FRIENDLY DOG, THAT HE LURED TO HIM

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Alliance Ohio Police Officer Josh Tenney actions were captured on his Body Worn Camera when he summoned the friendly dog to him only to shoot it dead.

A few minutes before the dogs’ owners had noticed his dogs were not in the yard and began searching for them only to find his dog China laying on the ground mortally wounded and dying, from shots fired from Tenney who claims the dogs were going to attack him.
The video starts with Tenney in his vehicle approaching a local auto parts store, the Body Worn Camera only captures the video and no

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WATCH: Ohio Police Officer Shoots Man in The Dark After Claiming He Saw Gun.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Canton, Ohio police officers responding to a report of suspicious individuals, shot a teenager he claims that he saw a gun in the dark, the body camera video starts with the officer running in the dark after someone with no light or warning and then he starts yelling “get down” and then the shooting starts. The video continues to document a foot pursuit that lasts a few more seconds when the shooting victim is trapped against a wooden fence. The accused, Jashaun Malik Nickol can be seen lying on the ground writhing in pain grabbing his leg, where he

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Ohio Cop Sexually Assaults Women with Sex Toy during Traffic Stop

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
East Cleveland police officer Kenneth Bolton Jr. had no reason to pull the women over because they had already been cited by another officer 30 minutes earlier.
But he probably heard they were attractive, both of them in their early 20s. And he may have even heard they had a sex toy in the back seat.
Cops tend to get off on these things, so word spreads fast.
The 16-year police veteran then used the sex toy to grope both women between their legs during the February 23 traffic stop.
Now he is not only out of a job, but is facing ten

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Ohio Cop “Accidentally” Deleted 100,000 Dash Cam Videos Dating Back to 2015

Friday, March 24th, 2017
An Ohio cop deleted an estimate 100,000 dash cam videos of Columbus Police Division traffic stops and call responses after a sworn officer working in the Technical Services Bureau made a few errant key strokes on March 8.
The mass deletion has caused skepticism and distrust among many community members and activists who don’t believe the vanishment of 100,000 videos was an accident.
Police officials didn’t even realize the files disappeared until March 13, which prompted an internal affairs investigation to look into whether or not it was actually an accident.
The officer, who so far has not been named, deleted all

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WATCH: Ohio Cops Shoot and Kill Unarmed Man in Front of his Children

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Ohio cops shot and killed an unarmed man in front of his girlfriend and three kids last week after he refused to pull over for a traffic violation.
Roy Evans Jr., who had a suspended drivers’ license, led police on high speed chase for 14-minutes on March 7.
When Strongville cops spun out his van with spike strips, Evans Jr. reached down, attempting to light a cigarette.
That was the last thing he’d ever do.
“Let me see your hands! Let me see your hands!” an officer screams seconds before blasting Evans in the chest point blank with two rounds.
Meanwhile, Evans’ children in the

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WATCH: Three Ohio Cops Suspended for Brutal Arrest of Timid Man Standing on Sidewalk at Hospital

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Three Ohio cops were suspended after a video surfaced on social media showing them brutally arresting a man standing on the sidewalk with his hands in his pockets after leaving a hospital.
The officers were suspended by their employer, Ohio Health Protective Services, while the security company investigates the incident, according to ABC6 in Columbus.
Video footage shows one officer pushing, pepper-spraying and beating 38-year-old Shelton Adams before arresting him for disorderly conduct.
Adams does not appear to be resisting.
Nor does he appear to be acting disorderly.
The incident was captured on camera by Columbus resident Mellena Jackson Monday and already has over 700,000 views on Facebook.
Jackson wants to know why the man who

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WATCH: Ohio Deputies Pepper Spray Man Strapped in Restraint Chair

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A Ohio sheriff’s department once again has been exposed on video pepper spraying a detainee strapped in a restraint chair, a disturbing incident that took place a month after an almost identical video surfaced that was written off as an “isolated” incident by the sheriff who runs the jail.
The practice does not seem very isolated considering the victim in the latest attack expressed fear about getting strapped to the chair before he even saw the chair.
“I’m not going in the chair, am I?” asks Charles Wade as soon as he soon as he steps into the Montgomery County Jail

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WATCH: Ohio State Police Release Dash Cam Video Showing Cop Overreacting by Releasing Attack Dog

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released dash cam video from Monday’s incident in which they released a police dog on a man trying to record his cousin’s arrest.
The dash cam video shows the cop trying to pull over Samuel Tolbert for driving without a license plate, but Tolbert did not appear to realize he was being pulled over until after he pulled up into the driveway of his cousin’s house.
The video shows the cop was stuck behind another car when he turned on his sirens, but by then, Tolbert had driven off.
But the cop apparently took it personal, so when he pulled

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WATCH: Ohio State Troopers Allow K9 to Attack Complying Man, Telling Him to “Stop Fighting My Dog”

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Ohio state troopers were arresting a man while his cousin live streamed on Facebook Live Monday, resulting in troopers releasing a police dog to attack the man with the camera.
Holding the phone was Dannie Oliver, who was explaining to viewers that the cops had just slammed him to the ground, pointing guns and tasers at them.
It is not clear why his cousin was being arrested but it appears as if he had just pulled into the driveway with the cops behind him.
As his cousin was being handcuffed, he yelled out to Oliver to call his mother to inform her

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Award-Winning Cleveland Cop Arrested for Pistol-Whipping, Raping Girlfriend at Gunpoint

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Angered at finding his girlfriend with another man, an award-winning Cleveland cop attacked her as she slept, pistol-whipping and punching her several times in the face, pointing a gun at her and firing two rounds.
The bullets tore into a mattress inches from her head.
Patrolman Tommie Griffin III then forced her into the basement where he raped her at gunpoint Friday evening.
He then drove off but was arrested at gunpoint the following afternoon after Parma police tracked his phone, finding him at a bar at 1:30 p.m.
Now the 2009 winner of the department’s distinguished service medal is behind bars for

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Ohio Judge Declares Mistrial in Case Against Cop who Killed Unarmed Man in Car

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Former Ohio Police Officer Ray Tensing is now a free man after shooting and killing Sam DuBose, a unarmed black man in July 2015.
At least for now.
Tensing, 26, was an officer at The University of Cincinnati when he was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter based on evidence from his body camera.
But a judge ordered a mistrial Saturday after a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court jury remained deadlocked with eight jurors voting to convict him of voluntary manslaughter and four wanting to convict him of murder.
There were 10 white and two black jurors.
The trial lasted for two weeks and the

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WATCH: Ohio Trump Supporter Tackles Anti-Trump Protester from Behind on Stairs

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
It’s been six days since Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton in the president election and there have been non-stop protests in cities and universities throughout the United States as well as reported violence between Trump supporters and protesters.
But until today, none of these clashes have been captured so vividly on video.
The video was recorded at Ohio State University Monday while an anti-Trump protester was standing on the stairs speaking to other protesters below through a bullhorn.
That was when a Trump supporter came running down the stairs and striking the protester from behind, sending him sprawling down the stairs.
According to

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Can public drinking revitalize downtowns?

Monday, November 14th, 2016
In an attempt to bring tourists and young people back to aging downtown districts, many cities have legalized outdoor drinking — and it has been somewhat successful in revitalizing those areas, according to an article from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
In 2016, cities in Mississippi and Ohio legalized “outdoor refreshment areas,” zones where patrons can carry drinks in the street, often in plastic containers rather than cans or glass bottles.
The new wave of cities follows similar laws passed in Nashville; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Mobile, Alabama, in recent years in an effort to draw in millennials and boomers to turn around

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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Red Light Camera Company CEO Sentenced to Prison for Bribing City Officials for Municipal Contracts

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Karen Finley, former CEO of the red light camera company Redflex Traffic Systems, was sentenced to 14 months in prison last week after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges over backroom bribes in Ohio.
Finley offered political campaign contributions to city council members in Cincinnati and Columbus in exchange for municipal contracts with the company.
She faces a separate sentencing in Chicago next month after pleading guilty to charges there.
Karen Finley said she knew bribing city representatives was illegal, but did it anyway in order to obtain municipal contracts.
“I knew of the solicitations and agreed along with Redflex to provide the campaign funds in

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WATCH: Ohio Cop Fires into Moving Car, Killing Man

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
An Ohio man video recorded a graphic video showing cops shooting into a car as it was driving away after it had struck a police motorcycle.
The man in the car, Frank Sandor, appeared to have gotten away at first, but he ended up crashing his car across the street, which was when he was pronounced dead.
The incident took place at 1 p.m. Thursday in a shopping center in Willoughby.
Willoughby police said Sandor injured a cop who was either on or near the bike, but the video does not start until after the crash.
However, the cop can be seen limping after

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Donald Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser’s allegations and suggested another wasn’t worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee.

With eight women accusing Trump of unwanted kissing, groping or more, the New York businessman maintained his innocence and his denunciation of opponent Hillary Clinton and an international media conspiracy aimed at denying him the White House.
“100 percent fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!” Trump tweeted on Saturday

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Ohio City Council Approves “Error in Judgement” Settlement for Cop who Shot Girl While Trying to Kill her Dog

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

“It hit her pretty much square in the middle of her leg and went through and broke the bone. She had to have a plate and screws to help pin the bone in place,”  Brad Ellis, Ava’s dad told ABC6.
The City Council of Columbus Ohio approved a $780,000 pending settlement that we reported about last week in a case where a cop was trying to kill the family dog as it retreated into its home, but the bullet wound up going through, 4-year-old Ava Ellis’ leg, shattering her bone, ricocheting and then lodged in the cabinet in the families’ kitchen.
Ava, who is

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Bob Sparks: When likability and the desire for leadership and experience collide

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Fifteen months before the presidential election, New Hampshire and Iowa is where the action is. That is true every four years.
Winning the nomination and the general election requires a strong performance in several key states. In 2016, the next president will have won at least two of a group of three swing states that includes Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. There is no plausible path to 270 electoral votes without two of those states.
Quinnipiac University not only took the temperature of those three states recently, they conducted a full checkup. The results give a clear picture of where the race

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Jac Wilder VerSteeg: John Boehner is latest the GOP has left behind

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Well, the moment I feared has come to pass.
House Speaker John Boehner is throwing in the towel. At the end of October – after he has steered the U.S. House of Representatives away from the government shutdown cliff – Boehner is resigning not just the speakership but his seat in the House.
I am not upset because Boehner is resigning. I am upset because I actually will miss Boehner. A moment I long feared has come to pass. It’s the moment when I know for sure that I will remember John Boehner as a “moderate.”
When Boehner became speaker in January

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