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SJI in the News: 2022

Co-director Ayesha Bell Hardaway:

After guilty verdict for ex-Minneapolis officers' prison sentences, state trials hangs in balanceStar Tribune, February 25, 2022

What the hate crime verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery's death say about justice and race in America USA Today, February 23, 2022

Professor: Potter sentence claim doesn’t pass ‘smell test’ News Nation Now, February 21, 2022

Wright family, activists see injustice in Potter's sentence; Star Tribune, February 19, 2022

Legal experts question fairness of 2-year sentence for ex-cop who killed Daunte Wright; NBC News, February 18, 2022

Legal community sees both unequal treatment and mercy in Kimberly Potter's sentence; Star Tribune, February 18, 2022

Kyle Rittenhouse named in civil suit filed by parents of man killed in Kenosha; Washington Post, January 21, 2022

Leadership Team Member Jessie Hill, CWRU School of Law:

US Appeals Judges Hear Arguments About Abortion with Down SyndromeShepherd Gazette, February 24, 2022

Toledo abortion clinic fights for compensation after winning anti-abortion legal battleToledo Blade, February 14, 2022

Court puts on hold a new Ohio law that requires aborted remains be buried or crematedStatehouse News Bureau, February 2, 2022

SJI in the News: 2021

Co-director Ayesha Bell Hardaway:

Daunte Wright death: US 'Taser mix-up' ex-officer guilty of manslaughterBBC, December 23, 2021

Legal experts say Kim Potter's testimony backfired, allowing prosecutors to make her look negligent and secure a guilty verdict; Insider, December 23, 2021

Were Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers racially motivated? U.S. federal trial will decide; Reuters, November 24, 2021

Analysis: What the Arbery verdict reveals about race and justice in America; PBS, November 24, 2021

The trial of 3 white men charged with murdering a Black jogger is nearing an end; NPR, November 23, 2021

Police Contracts Can Be Contrary To Accountability; Shepherd Gazette, November 23, 2021

Record-setting judicial nominees weather GOP bluster; Courthouse News Service, November 17, 2021

CWRU Law's Ayesha Bell Hardaway discusses closing argument in trial of Kyle Rittenhouse; CNN Live, November 12, 2021

Law's Ayesha Bell Hardaway discusses trial of Kyle Rittenhouse with CNN; CNN Live, November 12, 2021

AARP Faces Accusations of Hostile Workplace, Discrimination in Black Woman’s Lawsuit: Case Claims Racism Derailed Promising Career; Pacer Monitor, September 23, 2021

DOJ's historic week was more about restoration than reform; Reuters, September 20, 2021.

Oversight of Chicago police handed to new civilian commission after years of public pressure; Washington Post, July 21, 2021

Implicit Bias And Racial Profiling At Center Of Most Recent Consent Decree Conversation; ideastream, July 19, 2021

Cosby case rips open wounds that just won't heal. Here's why. York Daily Record, July 12, 2021 

Cleveland police Monitor rejects Ayesha Bell Hardaway's resignation from the Consent Decree team, says he has 'heard the community; WKYC, July 8, 2021

Former police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to more than 22 years for murder of George Floyd; CBC, June 25, 2021

NAACP speaks after professor resigns from police monitoring team; News 5 Cleveland, June 23, 2021

University statement in support of Social Justice Institute co-director Ayesha Bell Hardaway; June 21, 2021

Statement from Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan; US Department of Justice Offices of the United States Attorneys, June 16, 2021

Ayesha Bell Hardaway Forced Out Of Cleveland Police Monitoring Team; Ideastream Public Media, June 16, 2021

Cleveland Experts, Leaders Discuss Impact Of Derek Chauvin Conviction In Murder Of George Floyd; Ideastream Public Media, April 21, 2021

In Chauvin trial, the defense scrambles to find ‘reasonable doubt’; ESPN, April 16, 2021

CWRU School of Law's Ayesha Bell Hardaway discusses police killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota; CNN, April 14, 2021

George Floyd’s body is on trial for its own murder; Rolling Stone, April 9, 2021

CWRU Law's Ayesha Bell Hardaway discusses the trial of Derek Chauvin on CNN's New Day; CNN, April 8, 2021

Ohio's 'stand your ground' law takes effect Tuesday; WEWS, April 6, 2021

CWRU Law's Ayesha Bell Hardaway discusses Day 4 of trial of Derek Chauvin on CNN; CNN, April 2, 2021

Body cam video captures George Floyd's deadly encounter with police. CNN, April 1, 2021

Amid calls for transparency, city agreed to closed FOP negotiations; WFPL, March 25, 2021

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot; Associated Press, January 24, 2021

How to Explain to Kids the Difference Between a Mob and a Protest; Parents, January 8, 2021

Leaders: Capitol chaos illustrates painful truth in Black community; News 5 Cleveland, January 7, 2021

Reaction to Trump supporters storming U.S. Capitol building; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill expanding controversial 'stand your ground' policy in Ohio; News 5 Cleveland, January 4, 2021

Leadership Team Member Jessie Hill, CWRU School of Law: 

Abortion bans and sanctuary plans: States are preparing for a possible future without Roe v Wade; Washington Post, December 10, 2021

US Supreme Court says Texas abortion clinics can sue over law; BBC News, December 10, 2021

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: How the Mississippi abortion case could affect Ohioans; Spectrum News, December 9, 2021

The case that could breach the wall between church and state; Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 2021

The Supreme Court Is Poised to Destroy Abortion Rights. Here’s What’s Next.; VICE, December 3, 2021

Supreme Court Case Could Effectively End Roe v. Wade: What to Know; Healthline, December 2, 2021

Jessie Hill on U.S. abortion rights; CGTN, December 2, 2021

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments that could reverse Roe v. Wade; Ideastream Public Media, December 2, 2021

If Briarcrest truly wants to do the Christian thing, it will end anti-LGBTQ policy | Weathersbee; Memphis Commercial Appeal, November 21, 2021

Texas’ New Abortion Regime Sends Shockwaves Through Neighboring States; Talking Points Memo, October 30, 2021

‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ Come to Ohio; Rewire News Group, October 26, 2021

The Present and Future of Abortion in Ohio: A Conversation with Prof. B. Jessie Hill; WCBE 90.5FM, October 24, 2021

Texas abortion providers in limbo as they await word from the Supreme Court on state ban; CBS News, October 20, 2021

Some Texas Clinics Resume Abortions After Judge’s Ruling; New York Times, October 7, 2021

Long Drives, Fake Drugs: For Some Women, Texas’s New Abortion Law Is Status Quo; Who What Why, October 6, 2021

Texas upends legal landscape with Supreme Court decision on abortion ban; CBS News, September 2, 2021

Leadership Team Member Blanton Tolbert, CWRU School of Medicine: 

CWRU researchers identify compound that targets COVID, other potential viruses; News 5 Cleveland, November 26, 2021

Federal workplace COVID-19 vaccination mandate is suspended, one-third of U.S. hospital workers unvaccinated: Coronavirus update for Friday, Nov. 19;, November 19, 2021

Research led by Cleveland State University reveals how COVID-19 interacts with the human body, WKYC, November 12, 2021

SJI in the News: 2020

Co-director Mark Chupp:

Column: Five steps to heal our nation and strengthen our democracy; The Columbus Dispatch; November 26, 2020

Co-director Ayesha Bell Hardaway:

Systemic racism is embedded in our society due to past issues that led to present problems; Freshwater Cleveland; December 15, 2020

It’s beyond time to make reparations for enslaving an entire race, but commissions aren’t the answer; San Francisco Chronicle; October 29, 2020

President Trump's debate comments about known hate group 'Proud Boys' face continued scrutiny; New 5 Cleveland; October 1, 2020

Protesters gather in Downtown Cleveland after Breonna Taylor decisions; New 5 Cleveland; September 24, 2020

Black seniors are harder hit by COVID-19 — here's why;; September 14, 2020

Police taught a simple rule: ‘You don’t shoot a perp in his back’; Christian Science Monitor; August 28, 2020

What 'Defund the Police' Means—In Terms Simple Enough for a Child to Understand; Parents; August 28,2020

Asheville man who got 'egregious' 22-year sentence for crack cocaine to be released early; Asheville Citizen Times, August 13, 2020

Census worker's family files complaint after 'intimidating' encounter with Canyon County homeowner, deputies; Idaho Press; August 7, 2020

Defining white privilege, systemic racism, implicit bias as we seek to understand racial equity; News 5 Cleveland; July 22, 2020

Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability; PBS, July 19, 2020

How will Ohio lawmakers tackle police reform?; The Center Square, July 7, 2020

Why We Need to Go Beyond Not Seeing Color—Even for Little Kids; Parents, July 2, 2020

Protesters Want Big Police Reforms. Michigan Lawmakers Offer Small Changes.; WKAR, June 22, 2020

6 Black Moms on the Frontlines in the Fight Against Racism; Parents, June 15, 2020

What Does Defund The Police Mean?; ideastream; June 15, 2020

'Enough is enough': Why George Floyd's death sparked widespread protests; News 5 Cleveland, June 14, 2020

Addressing Historical Injustice to Begin Progress and Healing; Spectrum News 1, June 6, 2020

Cleveland blamed 1966 Hough riots on outsiders -- and it wasn’t true;, June 3, 2020

George Floyd's Death Puts Focus On Race, Police and Protest In Cleveland And Nation; ideastream, June 1, 2020

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