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Freedom Taillight Project
Episode 559th August 2022 • Akron Podcast • Dave Jackson
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Freedom Tailight Project

A person using the name Madonna has organized the Freedom Tailight Project.

“Jayland Walker was pulled over for (an equipment violation) and ended up dead,” said lead organizer Madonna, who uses that name in protesting spaces for her safety and privacy. “We know that can happen to anybody. More often it happens to Black and brown and Indigenous folks because that’s statistically shown, and we know poorer communities are disproportionately policed compared to affluent, white neighborhoods.”

The group raised about $250 through CashApp donations at $FreedomTailPro. Funds were used to purchase bulbs for headlights, license plate lights and taillights, all of which could constitute a traffic stop if burned out. Volunteers also used tape for cracked lights to make them street legal.

Madonna said Freedom Taillight Project plans to host an event each month until the weather gets too cold, at which point they will raise funds for the spring. The goal, she said, is to establish a nonprofit and bank account for any groups nationwide that wants to hold similar clinics.

“A lot of people are approaching the racial justice fight from a lot of different angles,” Madonna said. “This is just another way of doing that.

Water Boil Advisory

The neighborhood of Fairlawn Heights and the portion of Copley Township east of Route 21.

All customers within this area who experienced the low pressures, or are unsure, are advised to boil their water until further notice. Water used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a full boil for a minimum of 2 minutes and returned to the proper temperature before use. This advisory will be in effect until further notice, but for a minimum of 24 hours.  

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