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Supporters of a former UC Police officer planned a march Monday evening at the Purple People Bridge. The demonstration was supposed to send a message of solidarity to Ray Tensing and police in general. It was canceled.

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People gathered on the University of Cincinnati campus Wednesday night carrying signs and chanting their support for Sam DuBose and others killed in officer-involved incidents.

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Nearly a dozen groups including Black Lives Matter Cincinnati are sponsoring a rally near the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music Wednesday. The 6 p.m. rally is set for two hours before FC Cincinnati plays the Chicago Fire in the U.S. Open Cup at Nippert Stadium.

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Members of several groups, including Black Lives Matter, want Ray Tensing convicted. The former UC police officer is on trial for the second time in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Sam DuBose. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

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A coalition of Cincinnati religious leaders wants a retrial of Ray Tensing.

A jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the charges against the former UC police officer on Saturday.  Bishop Bobby Hilton says he wants to know by next Monday if the case will be retried.

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Opening statements in the trial of Ray Tensing are complete. Prosecutors will begin calling witnesses Wednesday morning.

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Institutional oppression refers to the systematic mistreatment of particular social identity groups through established laws, customs or practices within a society. It isn’t something that’s always easily seen. It may not appear as blatant racism or sexism, for example, but it does play a role in institutions such as education, health care, housing and criminal justice systems.
 

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Standing unified at Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church in Bond Hill, members of the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic faiths came together Tuesday to tone down what they call, "irrational racial fear," and take steps toward positive change.

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A Black Lives Matter demonstration and march through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine ended peacefully Sunday. The protest was held after the deaths of black men and women in police custody or in contact with police.  It was organized Thursday just before five Dallas Police officers were killed at a similar rally.

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Update Wednesday 1:30 p.m.:  

A spokeswoman for Cincinnati Public Schools says they have not seen a proposal from the local Black Lives Matter movement and could not comment. Janet Walsh says such a proposal may be an opportunity for the district and Cincinnati Police to have a conversation with BLM to “build their understanding” about the partnership between CPS and police.