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Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  National political news, and urban news from Cleveland, Ohio.Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com and advertising@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor. A 24-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some  5 million views.

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(Editor's note: Kathy Wray Coleman (second from right next to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at far right) has received the President Obama 2016 community service award, which was handed to her by 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at Kaptur's Cleveland District office). Standing with Coleman are Renata Jakupka (third from left), who recommended that Coleman receive the award, and community activists Frances Caldwell, David Patterson, Marva Patterson, Ada Averyhart, and Genevieve Mitchell).



Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 

publican Movement, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Refuse Fascism.Org, and the People's Forum....Contact activists Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime Inc at (216) 804-7462 and Kathy Wray Coleman at (216) 659-0473 for more info....ByClevelandUrbanNews.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million readers on Google Plus alone

Cleveland police union president Steve Loomis ousted by former union president Jeff Follmer after Councilman Zack Reed, whom the police union endorsed, loses a mayoral run-off to three-term Black Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

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Pictured are Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing beard), outgoing Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed (wearing eye glasses and no beard), ousted Cleveland police union president Steve Loomis (wearing uniform) and newly elected police union president Jeff Follmer, who was elected Tuesday to the post he held two years prior when Loomis ousted him, after he ousted Loomis in 2011

 

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Controversial Cleveland police union president Steve Loomis, who last year pushed members of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association that he led to endorse Donald Trump for president, lost a bid for reelection on Tuesday to Jeff Follmer, whom he beat two years ago, after Follmer ousted him as union president two years prior.

 

The union president term is for two years.

 

Follmer reportedly beat Loomis by 38 votes with 738 votes casts out of some 1, 243 ballots sent out to union members.

 

Loomis' loss follows the police union's endorsement of outgoing Councilman Zack Reed over three-term Mayor Frank Jackson relative to the Nov 7 run-off for mayor

 

Jackson won with 60 percent of the vote to Reed's 40 percent.


Both Reed and Jackson are Black, and Democratic elected officialls.

 

In fact, all of the 17 members of city council are Democrats.

 

Reed's campaign was premised on safety first with the police union at his beck and call, he thought, and as Reed promised he would hire 400 more cops if elected mayor He came in second to Jackson in a primary election that drew nine total candidates, Jackson finishing the primary with 39 percent of the vote to Reed's 22 percent.

 

Loomis was an outspoken critic of the consent decree for police reforms with the United States Department of Justice that followed high profile Cleveland police shootings of unarmed Blacks, including the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the killing of Tanisha Anderson, also in 2014, the 2012 137 shots police shootings of Malissa Williams  and Timothy Russell, and the killings also in recent years of Brandon Jones and rapper Kenneth Smith .

 

But Follmer was just as bad regarding his position on police shootings, saying that Williams and Russell, whom police gunned down following a high speed car chase that began in downtown Cleveland and ended at Heritage Middle School in neighboring East Cleveland, deserved what they got from police.

 

Loomis once told Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog, that he had no faith in the mayor and graded him an F, though Jackson,while campaigning for reelection this year, said that the consent decree is needed and that he would not be bullied on the matter.

 

Loomis was also a frequent target of protests by community activists angry over the recent police killilings and annoyed at Loomis for his pro-cop response to the tragic killings.

 

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 24 November 2017 16:49

Clevelandurbannews.com remembers the late former president JFK on the anniversary of his assassination....Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 a year after his untimely death in 1963

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read online Black newspaper, remembers the late former United States president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (pictured) as to the anniversary of his death, on  today, Nov 22, 1963.


Often referred to as "Jack," JFK was the 35th president and served from January 1961 until his untimely death, his unprecedented assassination.


A respected champion of Civil Rights,  Black leaders at the time of his death called his assassination, "a dark day in the history of America."


The former president died from a gunshot wound to the head while riding in a motorcade  during a parade in Dallas, Texas, and at the hands of infamous assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who was later killed himself.


A year after his death congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


A Democrat and former Massachusetts senator, JFK defeated then vice president Richard Nixon to take the presidency in 1960. He was the last Democrat to lose Ohio and go on to win the presidency.


JFK was a brother of former U.S. senators Robert Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, both deceased, with Robert Kennedy assassinated too.


His presidential successor was Lyndon B. Johnson, his vice president at his death.


Among a grieving America and international mourners across the world , JFK left to cherish his legacy, his wife Jacqueline, who later remarried,  and two children, Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.


Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, a former ambassador to Japan, is the only surviving  immediate family member.


Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in 1994  at the age of 64 and JFK Jr. died when the private airplane that he was piloting, his plane in fact, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in 1999. They were in route to a family wedding at Martha's Vinyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were passengers on the airplane and died too.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 23:19

Chief and unfair Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo loses authority-Part 2 of a multi-part series on Cuyahoga County public corruption: New Ohio law on seeking possible removal of a municipal court judge in a case for bias or conflict via the filing of an a

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Pictured is Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and Administative Judge John Russo, the chief judge of the 34-member largely White general disvsison court of Cuyahoga County, the state's second largest county and of which includes the majority Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

By Editor-in-Chief Kathy Wray Coleman, a-24-year  journalist who trained at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio for 17 years, and who interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS


Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some 5 million Google Plus views



THIS IS PART TWO OF A MULTI-PART SERIES ON CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC CORRUPTION, A COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-YEAR INVESTIGATION THAT REVEALS, AMONG OTHER IMPROPRIETIES, A CLEAR INDICTMENT AGAINST POOR PEOPLE, WOMEN, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND OTHERS

 


CLEVELAND  URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Affidavits of prejudice filed against Ohio municipal court judges in civil, criminal, traffic and other cases to seek their potential removal in the particular cases for alleged prejudice or a conflict of interest are no longer heard by the presiding judge of the court of common pleas in the respective county. (Editor's note: Presiding judge in this instance does not mean a presiding judge over a particular court case but the presiding judge over the judges of an Ohio common pleas court who is elected annually by his or her peers. Community activists, led by Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman of the Imperial Women Coalition, lobbied the Cleveland NAACP and state legislators via state Rep Bill Patmon (D-10) of Cleveland  to change the law but wanted a panel of judges and others to decide when a judge in Ohio is disqualified from hearing a case for bias or conflict. Coleman says she has since been further harassed by Administrative and Presiding Judge Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo, who is White and has the position per the vote of his judicial colleague).


Russo leads the 34-member largely White general division common pleas court in Cuyahoga County where Blacks are maliciously prosecuted in droves, criminal bonds are excessive, indigent attorneys are selling out Black and poor people, White cops can gun down innocent Blacks with impunity, and the mass incarceration of the Black community is on the rise. And at one time he decided if municipal court judges were disqualified from hearing cases for bias or conflict per his role as chief judge in the common pleas court

 

That is now over, as to his power in deciding if corrupt judges are disqualified from hearing cases,  and Russo wants revenge at those who sought a change in the law, particularly community activists like Kathy Wray Coleman, also a former Call and Post reporter who now edits Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.


Per an amended state law (Ohio Revised Code 2701.031) adopted by the state legislature in 2014, the authority to decide affidavits of prejudice or disqualification relative to municipal court judges now resides singularly with the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, now Maureen O'Connor, a popular Republican and former lieutenant governor.


Hence, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and Administrative Judge John Russo can no longer decide affidavits of prejudice filed against municipal court judges of the county, though public records reveal that when he had such authority he, and his predecessors, would routinely disregard them, and regardless of the merits. And many of the judges complained of are Democrats in the heavily Democratic Cuyahoga County, the second largest of 88 counties statewide, and of which includes the largely Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland.


Republican presiding judges of the county's general division common pleas court, which hears felonies, civil cases and a litany of other legal matters, were no different and also routinely protected municipal court judges from scrutiny and disqualification in conjunction with the filling of an affidavit of prejudice. (Editor's note: Cuyahoga County includes the largely Black city of Cleveland and is roughly 29 percent Black. It is a Democratic stronghold relative to elections)


This arbitrary and capricious behavior often occurred no matter how the judge at issue behaved in civil, divorce, criminal and other cases, including illegal warrants in bogus criminal cases, malicious and retaliatory prosecutions, and the illegal denial of indigent counsel to those deemed indigent by the court at issue.


State law O. R.C. 2701.03, which mirrors O. R.C. 2701.031 but is for possible removal of common pleas judges for conflict or prejudice, still remains under the purview of the chief justice as to affidavits of prejudice.


Probate, domestic relations, juvenile, and state appellate court judges, per an amendment of R.C 2701.03 by the state legislature, also in 2014, are now also subject to possible removal for prejudice or conflict by the chief justice per the filing of an affidavit of prejudice.


In any instance, the complaining party or his or her attorney, in criminal, traffic, civil and other pending cases, must file the affidavit in the Ohio Supreme Court at least seven days before the next scheduled hearing, and if no hearing is scheduled, it should be noted in the sworn affidavit.


Cases are put on hold as to substance matters until the affidavit of prejudice is ruled upon, if the affidavit is accepted for filing.


If the chief justice of the state's high court determines via a properly filed affidavit that judicial removal is warranted he or she can do one of three things_assign a handpicked visiting judge, which is usually a retired judge with nothing to lose, issue an order for random draw assignment of another judge if the judge at issue is part of a multi-judge court, or remove the case to another court under another judge.


Rarely are Ohio judges removed from cases for bias in Ohio, whether a municipal or common pleas judge, or otherwise, and some will retaliate for the filing of the affidavit, data show.


Cases that gain notoriety are the most likely to result in a fair outcome and the judge's disqualification. And even in high profile cases the rulings often lean in favor of the judge, favoritism sometimes, say sources, to promote judicial collegiality, and sometimes to allegedly cover up public corruption.


What often happens relative to the filings of meritorious affidavits of prejudice that seek a judge's removal from hearing a particular case or cases is that the judge at issue will withdraw before the affidavit is heard and a visiting judge steps in to often further the harassment.


Moreover, if a judge gets disqualified the judge assigned in his or her place sometimes retaliates, data also show.


There is no process for seeking removal, however, of a justice of the Ohio Supreme Court as to an affidavit of prejudice.


Ohio judges in general can be disciplined for felony convictions and violations of the Ohio Judicial Conduct and Ohio Lawyer's Professional Code of Responsibility, but the process for seeking their potential removal from cases for alleged bias or conflict is pursuant to the proper filing of an affidavit of prejudice under state law.(www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:31

Cleveland activists to picket against police misconduct in greater Cleveland, including in Cleveland suburbs such as Euclid, University Heights, Garfield Heights and Cleveland Heights, and against a racist grand jury process, and malicious prosecutions

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


COME TO A STOP POLICE HARASSMENT RALLY AND A RALLY AGAINST MISCONDUCT BY RACIST AND CORRUPT POLICE, INCLUDING IN SUBURBAN CLEVELAND SUCH AS EUCLID, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, GARFIELD HEIGHTS, SHAKER HEIGHTS, BEDFORD HEIGHTS, BEACHWOOD, MAYFIELD HEIGHTS AND CLEVELAND HEIGHTS LED BY ACTIVIST ART MCKOY AND OTHERS: 11 AM, TUESDAY, DEC 5, 2017: JUSTICE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND ON THE STEPS OF LAKESIDE AVE. CONTACTS ARE AL PORTER OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC. AT 216-804-7682 AND THE IMPERIAL WOMEN COALITION AT 216-659-0473.....NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!!!! AN ACTIVIST IS BEING TARGETED AND WE WILL PROTECT OUR OWN AS POLICE DO!!!!!! BLACKS AND ACTIVISTS ARE GETTING HARASSED BY POLICE IN CLEVELAND, EUCLID, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS AND THE LIST GOES ON.... NO MORE....


STOP POLICE ABUSE AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTIONS AGAINST COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS WHERE A CLEVELAND ACTIVIST IS FALSELY CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING 4 WHITE UNIVERSITY HTS COPS FOR GETTING AWAY WITHOUT TOUCHING THEM WHEN THEY CAME TO HER HOME WITHOUT A WARRANT TO GUN HER DOWN FOR ACTIVISM AGAINST POLICE KILLINGS, PUBLIC CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEY WERE SLINGING RIFLES AND GUNS AND MAKING RACIAL SLURS.


COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS WILL TESTIFY AT NOON ON DEC 5 IN THE COURTROOM OF 18C OF COMMON PLEAS JUDGE NANCY MARGARET RUSSO AS TO HER ATTORNEY'S MOTION FOR A CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO PUBLIC CORRUPTION, RACISM, SEXISM AND POLICE AND POLITICAL HARASSMENT-BE THERE!!!!!!!! ACTIVISTS WANT INEFFECTIVE COUNSEL AGAINST BLACKS AND THE POOR TO CEASE AND WILL ALSO CALL FOR CHANGES IN A RACIST AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL GRAND JURY PROCESS AND FOR THE MASS INCARCERATION AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTIONS OF BLACK AND OTHER PEOPLE TO STOP. AND WANT THE FIRING OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS POLICE SERGEANT DALE ORIANS WHO IS WHITE AND HAS STALKED BLACK WOMEN FOR YEARS, EVEN BREAKING IN  THEIR HOMES WITHOUT A WARRANT OR COURT ORDER AND STEALING HER FURNITURE, APPLIANCES,  A CAR AND OTHER PROPERTY AND HIDING THE PROPERTY WHILE BRAGGING HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES TO DO SO WITH IMPUNITY. WE WANT OFFICER ORIANS INDICTED AND PROSECUTED FOR HIS HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST BLACKS, WOMEN AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS....FURTHER, ACTIVISTS WANT COURT-MONITORED CONSENT DECREES FOR POLICE REFORMS IN SUBURBAN CLEVELAND AND ELSEWHERE WITH THE RESPECTIVE CITIES, VILLAGES, AND TOWNSHIPS AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE



Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:27

Greater Cleveland activists to host the 5th Anniversary of the Cleveland Police 137 Shots Killings of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell rally and vigil on November 29 and on December 5 will picket against police misconduct in greater Cleveland at 11 am

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Pictured are 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Malissa Williams  and 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Timothy Russell

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 5 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

 

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Greater Cleveland community activists, led by the Committee for Social Justice, Black on Black Crime Inc, Imperial Women Coalition and the Inner City Republican Movement, will host the 5th Anniversary of the Cleveland Police 137 Shots Killings of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell rally and vigil at 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov 29 in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland where the two unarmed Blacks were gunned down five years ago  by 13 non-Back Cleveland cops slinging 137 bullets. (Contacts for the event are activists Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime Inc at (216) 804-7462 and Kathy Wray Coleman at (216) 659-0473). Family members of the shooting victims are expected to attend, organizers said.

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 137 SHOTS RALLY AND VIGIL


The event marks the day, on Nov 29, 2012, that the 13 Cleveland cops crossed jurisdictional lines via a car chase that began in downtown Cleveland and ended in neighboring East Cleveland and did a Bonnie and Clyde -type shooting at the stationary car that had been driven my Russell, 43, and where Williams, 30, was a passenger.


Both were homeless, and had substance abuse problems, and they had family members who cared about them.


The city settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $3 million to be split between the parties and their attorneys. .


Neither was wanted by the law and none of the cops at issue spent a day in jail, only one of them getting fired to the dismay of the Black community and after the firings of four other police officers were reversed by an arbitrator.


At 11 am on Tuesday, Dec 5 activists will  hold a Stop Police Misconduct in Greater Cleveland rally on the steps of the Justice Center on Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland to address police misconduct in communities throughout Cuyahoga County, including Cleveland, Euclid, University Heights, Garfield Heights, Bedford Heights, Shaker Heights, Berea, Lyndhurst, Middleburg Heights and Beachwood.


The Dec 5 rally will focus on abuse and malfeasance against Blacks in Garfield Heights and elsewhere in greater Cleveland, the harassment of activist Kathy Wray Coleman by University Hts police and corrupt judges and others, the police killing in Euclid of 23-year-old Luke Stewart and police beatings of Richard Hubbard and activist Damian Parker in the same city.


The Dec 5 rally will also address an uncosntitutional and racist grand jury process and malicious prosecutions and mass incarceration of the Black community.


"We will deal with all of these issues," said Art McKoy, the founder of Black on Black Crime Inc and a longtime greater Cleveland community activist.


Activist Kathy Wray Coleman, a key organizer of both events who leads the Imperial Women Coalition and edits ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers, said she is particularly concerned that police gunned down Malissa Williams in her prime and that "police abuse and other malfeasance against innocent Black people is escalating across Cuyahoga County."


Other participating activists' groups include Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, RefuseFacism.Org and the People's Forum.


Five Cleveland police officers involved in the deadly shooting of  Williams and Russell who were fired last year by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who is Black and was reelected to a fourth term last month, were reinstated to their jobs last month  after a White arbitrator in June, ordered their reinstatements and no administrative appeal was taken to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas by the city to seek to vacate or overturn the arbitrator's controversial ruling.


A sixth police officer, Michael Brelo, who was also fired, will not be reinstated, the arbitrator ruled.


In addition to Brelo, the other police officers fired of the 13 non-Black cops that gunned down Williams and Russell were Det. Erin O'Donnell,  officers Brian Sabolik, Wilfredo Diaz and Michael Farley, and Det. Chris Ereg.


Racial unrest continues to mount behind the killings by police, two of many in the largely Black major American city of some 385,000 people, the second most segregated city in the nation behind Boston.


Some supervisors of the cops warned the aggressive shooters to stand down, but to no avail.


Brelo was exceptionally callus and shot 49 of the 137 bullets into the car Russell had been driving.


Arbitrator William Heekin, who was chosen by the city and the police union from a list of arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association, also upheld the 21-day suspensions for officers Scott Sistek, Cynthia Moore, Randy Patrick, Paul Box and Det. William Salupo, as well as a 22-day suspension for Det. Michael Rinkus.


Activists say the arbitration process is a sham to the detriment of the Black community and others, particularly those subjected to excessive force and other police misconduct.


"The city terminated six of those officers and gave lengthy suspensions to the other six," said Mayor Jackson. "We are pleased that the arbitrator confirmed the severity of the violations committed by the officers and that he upheld the termination of Officer Brelo and that he upheld the lengthy suspensions for the six officers whom the city had not terminated."


Overturning an arbitration award in Ohio rarely occurs, regardless of the merits of the case. But it does occur.


The car chase that resulted in the unprecedented deaths of two innocent Black people culminated in some 64 police cars and some 105 officers, those that did the killing ignoring supervisor orders to back down.


Former county prosecutor Timothy McGinty shielded all of the police officers but Brelo from criminal indictments by a grand jury after they appeared before the grand jury in tears, fake tears, in fact, say community activists.


Led by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Black clergy and community activists, McGinty lost a bid for reelection last year to current county prosecutor Michael O'Malley, a fellow Democrat, and following fallout from his supports of cops in celebrated excessive force cases, also including police killing cases of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, and a host of others.


Brelo faced manslaughter charges in 2015 in a bench trial before Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John 'Donnell who, on May 23, 2015,  freed him on all charges, namely two counts of voluntary manslaughter.


The verdict heightened racial tensions between police and the Black community with police in riot gear arresting some 71 protesters the day the verdict was issued by Judge O'Donnell, most arrested on charges primarily of obstruction of official business and resisting arrest, many for scrimmages with police.


O'Donnell, who is White, lost a a bid for the Ohio Supreme Court last year by roughly 24,000 votes following fallout from Black voters and his own Democratic party regarding his controversial verdict and criticism from activists and several Black members of Cleveland City Council, led by Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell.


The city of Cleveland is currently under a court-monitored consent decree for police reforms with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Community activists want consent decrees for police reforms in suburban Cleveland such as University Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Berea, Bedford Heights, Middleburg Heights, and Lyndhurst.


ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 5 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 November 2017 00:59

Corrupt and racist University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld is booted from office by voters following claims of spending irregularities of taxpayers money, racism against Black residents, police abuse of Blacks, and theft of residents homes

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


THIS IS PART ONE OF A MULTI-PART SERIES ON CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC CORRUPTION, A COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-YEAR INVESTIGATION THAT REVEALS, AMONG OTHER IMPROPRIETIES, A CLEAR INDICTMENT AGAINST POOR PEOPLE, WOMEN, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND OTHERS


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-UNIVERSITY Heights- University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld (pictured), following accusations by council members of illegal spending of taxpayers money and claims of racism against Black residents, coupled with running a theft ring of Cuyahoga County residents homes via illegal foreclosures, was booted out of office Tuesday evening.


University Heights is a Cleveland suburb and is 18 percent Black.


Mayor since 2010, Infeld, also the city's corrupt safety director, lost her bid for reelection to Michael Brennan, an attorney who has never held public office.


Community activists said they were pleased that voters could see through a racist Democratic mayor such as Infeld, who is White, corrupt and and uses White cops to harass Black residents that complain about her harassment.


Activists say she should be investigated and indicted for theft and malfeasance in office and hate crimes against Black residents.


"Ousted University Heights Mayor Susan Infeld runs a theft ring of homes of Cuyahoga County residents with University Heights resident and Chief Cuyahoga County Magistrate Stephen Bucha and his wife, an attorney with the law firm of Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss who represent corrupt banks and mortgage companies such as JPMorgan Chase Bank and Wells Fargo," said greater Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman, a greater Cleveland Black journalist who leads the grassroots group Imperial Women Coalition "Also involved are the law firm of Bricker and Eckler where former county prosecutor Bill Mason is now a partner, corrupt common pleas judges like judges John O'Donnell and Carolyn Friedland, county officials, the county sheriff's office, police in University Heights, led by the corrupt and racist Sgt Dale Orians, and a host of others."


Current county Prosecutor Michael O'Malley is also part of the corruption, Coleman said, and has Blacks maliciously prosecuted for University Heights, Mason, Bricker and Eckler, Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss, Thompson Hine law firms, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, among others, if they fight to save their homes against illegal foreclosures.

Data also show that in general, O'Malley is getting Blacks erroneously indicted in droves and is a king of mass incarceration of the Black community.


At one time Infeld employed as the city law director, the former attorney of former county commissioner and former county Democratic party chairman Jimmy Dimora.


Dimora is serving a 28-year federal prison sentence for racketeering and other crimes in office.


Dimora and former county auditor Frank Russo, who is serving a 22-year prison sentence for malfeasance in office, are among some 61 Democratic affiliates, including two common pleas judges, but mainly businessmen, who were either convicted or pleaded guilty to crimes via an ongoing county corruption probe led by the FBI.


Coleman said that the FBI should investigate Infeld, University Hts police, Chief County Foreclosure Magistrate Stephen Bucha and his wife, corrupt county officials and the county prosecutor's office, and a select group of corrupt municipal and common pleas judges for documented public corruption, including racist Shaker Heights Judge KJ Montgomery, who hears criminal cases brought by the city of University Hts.


Data show that Montgomery is also a part of the theft ring of homes and has Blacks maliciously prosecuted that complain. She also illegally employs attorneys that come before her to step in for her for judge to try to get Blacks illegally convicted of crimes, research reveals, and she issues extremely excessive bonds against the Black community.


Judge Montgomery, say sources, is sometimes allegedly drunk on the bench, and for a period, would not come to work.

 

Judges in general, and other elected officials, including he Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts, and corrupt cops in a host of other Cuyahoga County communities are also part of the public corruption, a multi-year investigation by the Call and Post Newspaper and Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog, reveals.


The culprits, for the most part, are White Democrats who reside in Cuyahoga County, data show, some of the same ones who routinely court the Black vote.

 

A few Republicans, including judges, and anti-Black mainstream media-types, regardless of political party affiliation, are also at fought in perpetuating political corruption, racism, sexism, police misconduct and legal system abuse against the Black community, women, other minorities, poor people, and children and their families, among others.


Cuyahoga County, the state's second largest county behind Franklin County, which includes the capital city of Columbus, is roughly 29 percent Black, and a Democratic stronghold.


Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


 

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