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H.O.L.A.

By: Andrew Samtoy

This week, we went to a meeting of H.O.L.A. (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula) in Painesville. The group is primarily made up of people originally from Mexico. After a packed meeting, mostly focused on citizen advocacy and...

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Cleveland's Police: Not Alone

By: Andrew Samtoy

The US Department of Justice has already investigated plenty of police departments in other cities, including our neighbors Pittsburgh and Detroit.  Here is what happened in three of those investigations - and what it might...

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The response to Holder

By: Andrew Samtoy

What has been the response to Eric Holder's investigation into the Cleveland Police? 

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Perspectives: Re-Entry

By: Andrew Samtoy

What is it like to get out of prison? 

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Should we lower the drinking age?

By: Andrew Samtoy

You can die for your country when you turn 18; you can vote; and you can go to jail for life.  Why can’t you have a beer?  

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