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Jul
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2020

Articles About black lives matter

  • Council declares racism ‘public health crisis’

    At its June 15 regular meeting, Village Council declared racism a public health crisis and committed to taking “meaningful action” to respond to the “death, trauma and injury caused by institutional racism.”

  • Police reform at the YSPD— What’s done, what’s next?

    At a special meeting tonight called to hear the final report of an independent investigation into the New Year's Eve Ball Drop tensions between villagers and police, shown above, Investigator David Williamson said the investigation is not yet finished. (Submitted photo by Margaret Kinner Fisher)

    Amid national calls for policing reform following the most recent wave of killings of Black people by police officers, villagers are once again raising their voices for change in the Yellow Springs Police Department.

  • Marching for Black Lives in Yellow Springs

    About 500 people gathered peacefully yet powerfully in Yellow Springs, Saturday, June 6, to protest racism, police violence and the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by police in late May.

  • Justice delayed

    Yellow Springs was one of more than 350 cities and towns across the country to hold a demonstration after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota earlier in the week.

  • YSPD, Yellow Springs Schools issue statements on recent police killings

    This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.