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In 2013, state lawmakers clearly targeted Linndale – Northeast Ohio’s most notorious speed-trap – when they abolished mayor’s courts in municipalities with populations under 200. Linndale is not an affluent community. Nearly half the residents live below the poverty line and the median income is just over $30,000.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked our cities and small towns, the village of Bratenahl recently sponsored a resolution calling on Congress and the state legislature to “ensure Black Americans have equal protections under the law” and declare racism a public health crisis.