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15-year-old Jordan Edwards, killed by police officer Roy Oliver May 1.

Arrest, Indict and Convict Cop Who Shot Jordan Edwards

Roy Oliver of the Balch Springs Police Department shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in the head and killed him on May 1, 2017. Cops initially lied, claiming the car was backing aggressively toward them, setting up the all-to-usually “feared for my life” refrain. Bodycam footage revealed that the car was actually moving away from police who […]

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IT’S TIME TO SCREAM JUSTICE FOR KEVIN NERI AGAIN!

On May 16, 2016, Kevin Neri, a 19-year-old Black man was murdered, unarmed and in cold blood, in his driveway by Earl Jones, a 24-year-old white man. Jones was the ex-boyfriend and father to the child of Kevin’s girlfriend at the time of the shooting. Kevin’s girlfriend is white. According to reports, Jones started racially […]

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Speakers at Education Forum Explain Why ‘All Cops Are Bad’

By Lessa Leigh CINCINNATI, Ohio — On Saturday afternoon, April 29th, some 50 people attended the first in a three-part discussion series about the roles of law enforcement, the court system, and the prison system within the United States. The first installment addressed why Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati (BLMC) argues in its 10-point Principles of […]

Releasing scores of balloons into the air to honor Kevin Neri.

“Love Is The Why”: Justice for Kevin Neri

April 19, 2017 Lessa Leigh (Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati) Sitting down with Kevin Neri’s parents, Daneal and Cesar, it becomes clear that “love is the why” in the Neri family. With tears in their eyes, they will describe the most mundane moments in their son’s life in a way that causes the listener to really […]