In a photo taken Dec. 1 of last year, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice during a protest. It has been nearly a year since then, but a grand jury has not reached a decision on the case. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference in December 2014, in Cleveland. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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A protester films riot police Saturday as they advance on a small march against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a Cleveland patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Ann Allen (right) and Marie Birsic (left) take part in a demonstration to prevent the closure of Lakewood Hospital on Cleveland's West Side. Birsic says the neighborhood will "go down into a ghost town" once the hospital is turned into an outpatient center. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN/Ideastream hide caption

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The Akron Police Department training class works out at Kent State Basic Police Officer Training Academy. Donald Clayton is the only African-American in the class of 20. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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Carmen Smith, 44, shows son Roland, 6, her new perfume. The Cleveland resident says getting on Medicaid has made it much easier to manage her diabetes. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Employees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland. Sarah Jane Tribble / WCPN hide caption

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