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Activists are hoping to get a police reform measure on November's ballot as a charter amendment. People's Safety Reimagined says they want to change Cincinnati's police department into a public safety agency. The group started collecting petition signatures Thursday evening in Cincinnati's Piatt Park.

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The group Cincinnati For Racial Justice held a protest against police brutality at Washington Park on Sunday, calling it a continuation of its first march that took place on June 7 and attracted thousands

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The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held its first hearing on policing since the May 25 death of George Floyd — a black man who was killed in custody by Minneapolis police — triggered a wave of protests and international outcry for reform of the U.S. police system.

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Hundreds of people have already signed up to participate in public hearings about Cincinnati's budget. Those sessions start Tuesday evening and will now conclude with a potential 12-hour meeting Friday.

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Demonstrators took to the streets for a third straight weekend in Cincinnati, though this time, not always at the typical Downtown targets of City Hall and the Hamilton County Courthouse. Marches in protest of police brutality against minorities continued to spread to the Cincinnati suburbs, and often with just as large crowds as their Downtown counterpoints. 

When the story of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police began making news last week, Anthony McGill felt something roiling up inside him.

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Men and women in the Cincinnati African American Firefighters Association marched from City Hall to the Hamilton County Courthouse Wednesday night in an effort to bring attention to police brutality against black communities. 

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The full Cincinnati City Council has approved a motion asking the city solicitor's office to offer options to those arrested for violating the city's recent curfew.


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Our job, they said, was to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

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People arrested by Cincinnati Police for violating the city's recent curfew will not have the charges against them dismissed. But they could soon have options to avoid prosecution.

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George Floyd, whose killing by police inspired worldwide protests calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality, was taken to a cemetery for burial Tuesday in his hometown of Houston.

The black man died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes. A video captured by a bystander showed Floyd pleading for air and calling out for his mother.

Floyd, 46, was to be buried next to his mother.

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The daily demonstrations honoring George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis May 25, continued Friday outside the Hamilton County Courthouse. About 40 to 50 people were there, which is smaller than much of the week.

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Despite President Trump's intention to send military troops into cities to "dominate" the streets, there appears to be no need for anything like that in Cincinnati, where the demonstrations have been large and loud but largely non-violent.

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Cincinnati City Council held its meeting at City Hall Wednesday as a protest took place outside the building on Plum Street.

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The Episcopal Bishop of Southern Ohio, the Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, has joined a chorus of voices in condemning President Trump for using St. John's Episcopal Church, a historic church near the White House, as the setting for a photo opportunity Monday.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the citywide curfew will begin at 8 p.m. Monday evening. That's an hour earlier than Sunday night, and two hours before the one on Saturday evening.

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After a weekend of protests and more than two hundred arrests, Cincinnati is extending a curfew to at least Monday night. Local protests, like so many across the nation, were sparked by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. The demonstrations, which began peacefully in the early hours, turned to vandalism in some areas of the city throughout several nights.