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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:47 AM

About the arrests in Columbus this last week.


snip--"Columbus Police arrest records released Wednesday contradict repeated claims by Mayor Andrew Ginther and Chief Tom Quinlan that the destructive elements of local protests were led by "outside agitators."

According to records obtained by WOSU, of the 89 people arrested by Columbus Police during demonstrations Friday through Tuesday, 84 live in Central Ohio ZIP codes. At least 55 of those arrested are Columbus residents.

Most of the arrests reported during protests were for non-violent minor offenses like failure to disperse and curfew violations.

Columbus residents also make up the overwhelming majority of those facing the most serious charges. Of the 13 people arrested on rioting and aggravating rioting charges, 11 live in Columbus. One ZIP code was shielded by police for unknown reasons."

much more at article.

Mayor Weak Sauce got grilled by Mike Thompson on All Sides With Ann Fisher radio so this am. Ginther, tried weaseling away, Thompson wouldn't let him. It was being a journalist in real time and it was glorious.

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 01:25 PM

1. Why do all these mayors keep making this stuff up?

Happens in one city after another. By the time the real numbers get out, thousands of people believe the lies and repost

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:32 PM

2. It would make it crystal clear that the long term under lying local problems are enraging

This is not my writing, but it does express my thoughts, "
"There is an entire history of the “outside agitator” narrative being used by political, religious, and media groups to discount political unrest and internal discontent. The term was popularized during the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States, when Southern authorities discounted African-American protests as being driven by Northern white radicals, rather than being legitimate expressions of grievances."

My part--As the Civil Rights actions of the 60s became nationally obvious, anti racist people came to the American South, so there is some truths in that, we're seen the movie Selma.

And the fact that the C-bus PD has had decades of abuse of BIPOC citizens, the fact that the local political-business-OSU coallation that is **The Columbus Way** is not raising all boats, well having that publicly pointed out has to be enraging as hell.

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