Pranav Jani investigates the long history of police violence in Columbus, Ohio, in the wake of the killing of Tyre King. This article is based on a speech Jani, a member of the International Socialist Organization and the Ohio State University Coalition for Black Liberation, gave at a teach-in at the university this past summer.
Read the full article here.
We need to drastically change the racist perception of Black people and people of color as threats in this city. We need to change the way that police shootings and misconduct are investigated internally and--as the People's Justice Project states--we need a "reinvestment of public resources from overly aggressive police tactics to proactive strategies–like restorative justice and trauma recovery–proven to work in partnership with our communities to make them safer for all."