SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Shaker Heights Anti-Racism Coalition in partnership with Shaker 4 Black Lives on Saturday organized a march for Black Lives from Gridley Triangle Park to the Shaker Heights police department to protest police brutality and racial profiling.
Jane Arnoff Logsdon, co-founder of Shaker Heights Anti-Racism Coalition, has an adopted teenage son who is African-American. She said before the rally, “I see how he is treated differently and it doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not going to watch it happen.”
Over 60 Shaker Heights residents gathered at Gridley Triangle Park for a rally where coalition co-founder Jennifer Carter said, “We want to send a strong message in a peaceful manner to the Shaker Heights police department and city hall.”
The coalition is fighting for a police-free Mental Health Response Team pilot program. It would replace Shaker Heights police responding to a mental health call with a mental health professional.
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