Queen City Beating


NFL fans everywhere have been stunned this season by the Bengals, whose success is nothing short of baffling. Yet the latest news out of Cincinnati, a city once dubbed America's "most beautiful inland city" by perpetually drunk statesman Winston Churchill, suggests that the more things change, the more they stay the same. From ABC News:

Coroner: Ohio Man's Death Is a Homicide
Coroner Says Police Struggle Is Primary Cause of Ohio Man's Death, Will Be Ruled a Homicide

Whole story here.

At least since 2001, when the police shooting of an unarmed black man touched off riots, race relations have been tense in Cincy, to say the least. Sadly, race relations are hardly the worst problem for the city that inspired the most depressing sitcom of all time and was dubbed "Ground Zero in Urban Decline" and the "the future of the American city" in this penetrating November 2001 Reason article.