On August 5th, 22-year-old John Crawford III was shot and killed by police officers in the Beavercreek Walmart after officers responded to a 911 call about a man holding a gun in Walmart. It was later discovered that Crawford, who is black, was actually carrying around a BB gun that is sold in Walmart stores. Both Walmart and Attorney General Mike DeWine refused to release surveillance footage of the shooting, which sparked a series of rallies demanding that the tape be released. Miller Fellow Wyatt Souers talked to Rebecca Smith ’16, Louise Lybrook ’16, Ciana Ayenu ’17, and Antioch Residence Life Manager Nick Daily about the shooting and events that have taken place on and off campus in response to them.
The Antioch Word is a monthly podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College. It is written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO.