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Democrats' Council Endorsements Cause Backlash And More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

Cincinnati Democrats chose their candidates to endorse in this year's City Council and school board elections, but the candidates who left the meeting without the party's official support are making the most noise.

What impact could this division cause within the party, which is looking to reclaim three seats from Republicans and preserve others held by Democrats, as the election looms over the next several months?

Business Courier reporter and columnist Chris Wetterichand Enquirer reporter Sharon Coolidgejoin us for that discussion.

Is Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley running for governor? "Of course." That's the response he gave Tuesday in a call to the USA Today Network Ohio bureau though he hasn't officially launched a gubernatorial bid. And this week Cranely took a swipe at Governor Mike DeWine in a tweet, blaming the 2020 spike in homicides on the governor's "disastrous" COVID-19 shutdowns.

Enquirer reporter Jessie Balmert has those stories.

The Cincinnati Police Department is changing its written procedures on the execution of what have been described as no-knock warrants, which was what was deployed in Louisville preceding the death of Breonna Taylor, who became a national symbol during last year's social justice protests. 

WVXU reporter Jolene Almendarez talks about the changes.

And a local man who hopes to defend African Americans from police brutality has formed a Black militia group. 

WVXU reporter Ann Thompson introduces us to Grandmaster Jay.

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