Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, Ohio State Representative Stephanie Howse (D), of District 11, is interviewed following a legislative session at the Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus. “All of our babies, all of our women, all of our men, people who lose their lives, everybody is worthy of being acknowledged,” said Howse, who publicly objected to the Legislature’s differing treatment of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze last year.

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