WKSU 89.7 presents Justice Matters, an examination of Ohio’s criminal enforcement system, its challenges and opportunities for reform.
Justice Matters will highlight the challenges within the system and bring awareness to potential solutions that are being implemented here and elsewhere. A key project objective is to uncover issues of racial injustice and inequity.
The series runs through the Summer of 2021.
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Although bipartisanship isn't seen frequently these days, there seems to be some agreement from both sides of the aisle on the need to reform bail in Ohio.
Over the past few years, police departments across the country have grappled with what to do when a video in their possession captures the use of deadly force by a police officer. After 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, the city of Cleveland initially withheld footage from a public surveillance camera on the city-owned Cudell Recreation Center.
Even with bipartisan support to reduce Ohio's prison population, state lawmakers are increasing the number of felonies and penalties defendants face.
Officially, the new docket in Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan’s Cuyahoga County courtroom is called the violence intervention program. Unofficially, it’s the gun docket.