What you missed in Columbus for May 17
CPD ranks No. 2 for most juveniles killed by a law enforcement agency, Drexel Theatre sets a reopening date, the Crew falls to New England and more
Over the weekend, the Dispatch reported that Ma'Khia Bryant, who was fatally shot by Columbus police last month, was the fifth juvenile to be killed by the Columbus Division of Police since September 2016, putting it second in line behind the Chicago Police Department for the most juveniles killed by a law enforcement agency.
The data comes from nonprofit Mapping Police Violence, which tracks fatal use of force by law enforcement agencies back to 2013. To put the statistics in perspective, John Futty writes that "more juveniles have been killed by Columbus police since 2013 than have died at the hands of law enforcement in 40 states."
In international news, fighting between Israel and Hamas continued over the weekend. According to the New York Times, Palestinian authorities said that nearly 200 people in Gaza (the region controlled by Hamas) have been killed by Israeli attacks, including dozens of children, and more than 1,200 people have been injured. At least 11 Israeli residents have been killed by the 3,000-plus rockets fired from Gaza.
In light of the recent hazing death of Stone Foltz, a Bowling Green State University sophomore who died of fatal alcohol poisoning in March, Sheridan Hendrix and Mike Wagner recorded two new chapters of the "Broken Pledge" podcast, a series on fraternity hazing sparked by the death of Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio University freshman who died in 2018. Chapter 7 picks up where "Broken Pledge" left off with the Wiant family, and Chapter 8 follows Foltz’s final hours.
On Sunday night, Columbus SC, which has been embroiled in controversy over its new crest and name, fell to the New England Revolution 1-0 in a lackluster showing that saw only one shot on goal and another off the post. Other than two own goals by their opponents, the Crew has only one goal in five league games. Lucas Zelarayan, who did not play in Sunday's match, is the highest paid player on the team's roster; Zelarayan, Darlington Nagbe, Gyasi Zardes and Jonathan Mensah all make more than $1 million.
Lastly, after closing its doors for more than a year, the Drexel Theatre in Bexley will reopen Memorial Day weekend.