2 Shootings Caught on Video, 2 Young Black Victims, and Zero Charges Against the Police

– MOTHER JONES, MAY 5 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

While all eyes were on the unrest in Baltimore last week following Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, many miles away Gov. John Kasich of Ohio announced a new advisory board intended to improve ties between police and communities across his state. The initiative, one among a few in the country, comes as Ohio authorities continue to face questions about two controversial police killings of black people. Unlike in Baltimore, where six officers were charged on Friday with crimes including manslaughter and murder, none of the officers involved in the recent killings in Ohio has faced criminal prosecution, despite video footage raising stark questions in both cases about the use of lethal force.

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