This Cop Is On Trial For Firing 49 Shots At Two Unarmed Suspects [Buzzfeed]
When it was all over, 13 officers fired 137 shots. Russell and Williams were hit more than 20 times each and died inside the Malibu. No guns were found inside the car. Every shot fired came from a Cleveland cop’s gun. Investigators later determined that during the shoot-out there were two waves of gunfire — one lasting 17 seconds and another lasting about five seconds.
Dayton bucks a population decline [Marketplace]
Whatever you call it, one of the harsh realities facing many of the nation’s former industrial cities is the loss of its residents. But at least one rust-belt town may be on its way to bucking that trend. After shrinking by 100,000 people in the past half-century, Dayton, Ohio has recently witnessed a small growth spurt. According to the most recent numbers, Dayton’s population is 143,355 and (the city hopes!) counting.
Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’ [New York Times]
She is 63 and comes from Cleveland. She has worked in a motley assortment of places (costume rental company and cheese factory, among others), but in 1978 she began working at The New Yorker and has not stopped since. At a magazine known for the baroque rigor of its editing regime, she is one of a fearsome troika of O.K.’ers, specialist copy editors whose basic job description — vetting stories just before publication — does not begin to do justice to the varied nature of their responsibilities.
Beer [The Rochester Phenomenon]
Unbeknownst to coastal elites is the fact that the Rust Belt can be…trendy. Take, for instance, the craft beer trend. (I don’t drink beer, but I read a lot about it…okay, that’s not entirely true.) While corporate brewing still dominates the American beer market, independent brewers working on a smaller (and more tasty) scale have entered the beer scene in a big way. In fact, as of last year, craft had achieved an 11 percent volume share of the U.S. beer market.
In Cleveland, road to recovery on policing is filled with challenges, entrenchment [Washington Post]
Still, against big odds, some say, many activists believe this time the city has its best chance to get relations right. They say, however, that it’s going to be a long road to recovery.
“The problems here are really, really complex,” said James Hardiman, a former president of the Cleveland NAACP. “The relationship is deeply strained, at best, and I don’t believe that enough has been done to create an environment in which the African American community trusts the police.”
He added: “Race is a factor, and . . . unless or until you address it on the front end, we’re destined to continue ignoring the realities of life in the city of Cleveland.”