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UPDATE in the Case of Tamir Rice: The City of Cleveland Claims That the Twelve-Year-Old's Death Was Caused by His Own Actions

By Elaine Magliaro

Eric Helsig (Northeast Media Group) reported yesterday that the city of Cleveland had responded to a lawsuit filed by Tamir Rice’s family “with several defenses, including that the 12-year-old died and his family members suffered because of their own actions.” In its response, the city said that Rice’s shooting death by a Cleveland police officer last November and “all of the injuries his family claims in the suit ‘were directly and proximately caused by their own acts, not this Defendant.'” Helsig said that the city also claimed that the 12-year-old’s shooting death was caused “by the failure … to exercise due care to avoid injury.” 406 more words

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5 for Friday: What Does Gov't Look Like in 2020?;Open Data Lives in LA, more...

Articles from this week on the future of government, what open data policy looks like in Los Angeles, the latest pension news, and how technology is enabling greater public engagement… 658 more words

Civic Engagement

Comedy, irony, or just childish spite against Michael Fish?

From: j b [mailto:j.bex@hotmail.co.uk]

Sent: 27 February 2015 12:44

To: Customer Services SHDC
Subject: Recycling

Dear sirs,

I thought I would bring to your attention a blatant disregard for recycling policy I came across the other day. 115 more words

District Council Stuff


Lesley B has correspondence regarding item 15.1.14 of the Parish Council minutes of 21 January 2015 (click here to see the draft minutes), which she sent to the Blog. 35 more words

Parish Council

Centre Moriches May Incorporate

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

One-hundred years ago this February, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published, on page seven of their Sunday paper an article titled, “Centre Moriches May Incorporate,” with the subtitle, “Some Citizens Say Better Local Government Would Be Result.” (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1915) On Goodtown, I like to explore the characteristics and challenges of communities, from the context of my hometown, Center Moriches, NY. 1,814 more words

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We are take a break from organising Social Design Talks while we pursue other projects.

But don’t go away!

One of these projects is ProtoPublics… 109 more words


Lessons from Leslie Knope

This week, we said good-bye to our friends at Parks and Recreation as the series finale aired. Parks and Recreation is a comedy television series centered in the parks department in Pawnee, Indiana. 497 more words

Leadership Development