There is a chasm between the law, love,
marriage and homosexuality in America, but they keep bumping into one
another like they’re on the prowl in a gay bar: doing that Stranger
Tango — checking one another out from a distance until one makes The
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center
(OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional
Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing
voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly
about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her
former police officer husband to death.
Riots. Civil unrest. Uprising. How a person characterizes the events that occurred in Cincinnati during the early days of April 2001 reveals a lot about his or her mindset. On a warm Saturday night, on April 7, two off-duty Cincinnati police officers in Over-the-Rhine recognized a passerby, Timothy Thomas, as a person wanted on open warrants. The officers walked toward Thomas, who ran.
Amid their crushing defeat last week in the health care bill debate, GOP pundits and conservative groups had at least one victory to celebrate: ACORN, the liberal community activist group, announced it was shutting its doors. While right-wingers celebrated the group's demise, others saw the announcement as the final throes of a political assassination writ large.
It turns out a courtroom isn't the only place where one can find civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein and Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher Jr. together. Both men spoke Oct. 27 at the 40th anniversary celebration for the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC).