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CLEVELAND IS NO FERGUSON, MISSOURI WHERE PEOPLE ARE RALLYING AGAINST THE POLICE KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK TEEN MICHAEL BROWN  DUE TO SELL OUT BLACKS, INCLUDING SOME BLACK POLITICIANS,  AND CORRUPT AND RACIST WHITE COUNTY PROSECUTOR TIM MCGINTY: Archived Article on McGinty of June 2014 CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) protected 12 White Cleveland cops that gunned down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Tim Russell with 137 bullets from criminal charges by prejudicing the county grand jury in their favor, only one of the 13 cops that did the shooting has been charged, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, McGinty continues to employ a racially hostile and uneducated White woman named Lily Miler in the county prosecutor's office as a child support enforcement employee who harasses Blacks, Miller calls herself "Gone Fishin" on the Internet, called Blacks "nigger" in an Internet poll she created, and said that Blacks should be hanged with support from McGinty, community activists protested in July 2014 at Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland where Russell and Williams were gunned down in Williams' car after a police car chase from Cleveland to East Cleveland on November 29, 2012, McGinty is protected by former Cleveland NAACP President and attorney George Forbes,  and Cleveland NAACP attorneys Michael Nelson Sr. and James Hardiman in exchange for monies for their law firms, data show, and while community activists want all 13 of the cops fired and prosecuted, sellout Blacks like Forbes, Hardiman, Nelson, and others do not, McGinty was endorsed by the Cleveland police union and promised to protect bad cops against the Black community, he is also maliciously prosecuting Black male and other community activists of  greater Cleveland and then sometimes dismissing the charges under pressure, and Blacks are being subjected to judicial malfeasance and police abuse and brutality across greater Cleveland with support from Forbes, Hardiman and Nelson, the three stooges

Cleveland NAACP, SCLC, community activists to rally in Cleveland with Rev Sharpton's local NAN chapter for Michael Brown, against 137 Shots Cleveland police deadly shooting, other police violence in Cleveland, across the country

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Pictured are the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network(NAN)and Cleveland Chaper nan President Marcia McCoy

 

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog Kathy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Chapter of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN), in cooperation with the Cleveland Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Cleveland Chapter NAACP and community activists groups, rally with other community members at noon on Saturday, August 23 against violence by police across the board from the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson Missouri to shootings in Ohio and Cleveland, including the 137 shots Cleveland police deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.

The event will be held at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church on the city's east side at 1161 East 105th Street. The contact person for the gathering is Cleveland Chapter National Action Network President Marcia McCoy, the chief organizer of the rally who can be reached at (216) 374-0913 and (216) 496-7881.

"We are standing in solidarity and coming together to address the 137 shots that resulted in the deaths of unarmed Timothy Ray Russell and Malissa Williams, the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, the recent killing of John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio at a Walmart store, and the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri," said McCoy in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read online Black newspaper. "We will also address the senseless murder of Eric Garner in New York, and the countless incidents of the gunning down and senseless murders of scores of unarmed citizens in communities around this nation."

McCoy said that tentative speakers include Civil Rights icon the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr, Cleveland NAACP first vice president E. Theophilus Caviness, who is the senior pastor at Greater Abyssinia,  and Marsha Mockabee, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland.

The national headquarters of NAN, which has local chapters across the country, including in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, is located in New York City

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:02 Read more...

Cleveland Browns lose to Washington Redskins in second preseason game, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel comments on his obscene gesture to Redskins fans, the Browns will play two more preseason games before the regular season begins

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Pictured are Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (in grey suit) and Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (in red shirt)

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief. Coleman is a community activist and 20-year investigative and legal  journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at editor@cleveland urban news.com and by phone at (216) 659-0473

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LANDOVER, Maryland- The Cleveland Browns loss to the Washington Redskins Monday night 24-23 at Fed-ex Stadium in Landover, Maryland, the second of four scheduled preseason games of 2014, and where sports media pundits panned Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer, who started the game, as well as Johnny Manziel, a Heisman trophy winner and 2014 late- round draft pick.

Head coach Mike Pettine rotated Hoyer and Manziel into the game, only to see minimal offensive production in the first half, sports critics said. The production in the second half was mediocre too, though Manziel got a dump off touch down pass to RB Dion Lewis, the first touch down for the Browns of the preseason.

But what caught much attention was Manziel, 21, entended his middle finger to taunting Redskins fans in the third quarter, an action that quickly became the talk of social and other media, and for which Pettine acknowledges was unprofessional and immature.

Manziel told reporters after Monday night's game that he simply made a mistake by flipping the bird to fans of the opposing team.

"I felt like I did a good job of holding my composure throughout the night, and you have a lapse of judgment and slip up," Manziel said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 04:26 Read more...
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Community activist James Box sentenced to 3 years probation, supporters at sentencing include community activists, Councilman Jeff Johnson,Yvonne Pointer, Rev C.J. Matthews and retired NFL player Reggie Rucker

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief. Coleman is a community activist and 20-year investigative and legal  journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at editor@cleveland urban news.com and by phone at (216) 659-0473

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- Community activist James Box (pictured) was sentenced to probation by Common Pleas Judge John Sutula on Monday morning following a plea deal he took in a criminal case involving inappropriate contact with two women. He had originally pleaded not guilty.

Box, 53, was in court with his lawyer Richard Drucker and was sentenced to 90 days of in-house electronic monitoring, 200 hours of community service, a $1500 fine, mental health counseling, and 36 months of supervised probation.

He spoke briefly at sentencing, and showed remorse.

"I'm sorry," Box told the court before apologizing to the two women victims, both also in court.

He also apologized to his supporters.

A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury in March indicted Box on several charges, including attempted rape of the two women, kidnapping, attempted sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and soliciting one of the two women, both participants in a now defunct Cleveland Municipal Court diversion program run by NFL football great and former Cleveland Browns football player Jim Brown, who was his supervisor. He took a plea deal last month where the prosecution dropped all sex related charges and left attempted abduction and misdemeanor assault and unlawful restraint. He initially faced up to life in prison but, per the plea deal, faced probation and up to 18 months in prison.

Among those that spoke in support of the longtime community activist were Reggie Rucker, Cleveland Ward 10 Councilman Jeff Johnson, Cleveland City Community Relations Liaison Yvonne Pointer, who is also a woman's advocate, and the Rev C.J. Matthews, pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:25 Read more...
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Community activist James Box to be sentenced today, Monday, August 18, 9:00 am, courtroom 23 at Cuyahoga County Justice Center, Cleveland NAACP commissioned study found that Blacks get harsher sentences than Whites by largely White Cuyahoga County judges

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- Community activist James Box (pictured) will be sentenced before Common Pleas Judge John Sutula on Monday, August 18 at 9:00 am in courtroom 23 at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in downtown Cleveland relative to a plea deal he took in a pending criminal case involving two women. He had originally pleaded not guilty.

Community activists, including Black on Black Crime Founder Art McKoy, will attend to witness if the proceedings are fair since a Cleveland NAACP commissioned study found conclusively that Blacks, and Black men in particular, get harsher sentences than their similarly situated White counterparts by the largely White judges of the 34-member Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

"I will be there," McKoy told Cleveland Urban News.Com Sunday evening before he began a weekly two-hour radio on Cleveland WERE 1490 radio  show dubbed "The Art McKoy University of Common Sense Show."

"While we do not support violence against women in any shape or form and have no problem with men that do it pleading guilty, we object to excessive prosecutions and unnecessary charges that carry a life sentence against Blacks, particularly strong Black men that have been participants in the struggle for equal opportunity and equally justice for Black and other people," said community activist and Imperial Women Coalition leader Kathy Wray Coleman. "Many of our largely White greater Cleveland judges are racist and corrupt, and so is the office of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, data show."

Among a host of other charges, Box, 53, is accused of allegedly attempting to rape and abduct two women participants in a now defunct Cleveland Municipal Court diversion program run by NFL football great Jim Brown, who was his supervisor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:26 Read more...

Greater Clevelanders rally for slain Black unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown, Cleveland NAACP breaks its silence on the 137 shots killing of two unarmed Blacks in Cleveland by police, Cleveland NAACP President Hilton Smith says something must be done

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Pictured are slain Missouri teen Michael Brown,  Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith and Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila  Wright

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief. Coleman is a community activist and 20-year investigative and legal  journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at editor@cleveland urban news.com and by phone at (216) 659-0473

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-In two separate protests held Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the staged outside of City Hall and the other in front of the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland, a couple hundred people, led by young activists leaders and the Cleveland NAACP, rallied against police brutality and for justice for slain Black Missouri teen Michael Brown.

The rallies were part of a national movement across the country to show universal solidarity in support of Brown, 18, the unarmed Black teen slain Saturday by officer Darren Wilson in the majority Black suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilson, who is White, is on paid administrative leave and has not been formally charged. Witnesses say he shot Brown when Brown had allegedly surrendered with his hands up.

Only four of Ferguson's 58 police officers are Black.

At both rallies, which mirrored gatherings in some 50 cities nationally, including New York and Washington D.C., protesters called off the names of a plethora of young Black men gunned down unnecessarily by police from cities nationally like New York City to Cleveland itself, a largely Black major American city of some 400,000 people where the crime rate continues to escalate and Black men are getting killed by police and each other in droves.

The Rev Al Sharpton, an MSNBC cable television political host and president of the New York-based National Action Network, organized the national protests.

Brown was headed to college before police gunned him down last weekend saying later that he allegedly assault officer Warren following a traffic stop after the convenient store alleged theft by Brown, though police now say that the traffic stop and store incidents are unrelated.

Nonetheless, the tragedy has angered Sharpton, also a Civil Rights activist, and protesters, particularly in Ferguson, a city of some 21,000 people now under a governor- directed curfew following days of violent protests.

Police say that Brown allegedly stole a couple of pack of cigars at a local convenient store, an alleged petty theft that Brown's supporters say, if true, does not merit a death sentence. A purported video of the alleged store, initially published by CNN, incident does not show one way or another whether Brown paid for the cigars.

Rioting  broke out and has continued for four days and nights since the killing, and has resulted in fallout between residents and police.

Dozens have been arrested, including reporters, some claiming the arrests of some protesters was done with excessive force.

Protesters in Ferguson were more calm in the last couple of days, and after the city police that had appeared in swat gear and threatened protester were replaced to patrol the protests by the Missouri State Police per a directive of Gov Jay Nixon.

The racial unrest has prompted President Obama and the governor of Missouri to call for calm.

Both the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice are investigating the Michael Brown case and excessive force allegations against Ferguson police.

In Cleveland, college kids and groups such as the Cleveland Chapter NAACP, the Guardian Angels and the Imperial Women Coalition were adamant that excessive force by police in Ferguson and throughout the nation, including in Cleveland where two unarmed Blacks, Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were gunned down in November 2012 by 13-non Black police officers slinging 137 bullets, must cease.

"We want justice," said Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila Wright at Thursday's rally and vigil for Brown and other victims of what the protesters say is an epidemic of police brutality.

Asked if she wants the 13 cops that killed Williams and Russell charged and fired , Wright said that "all I can say is we want justice."

Wright said also that Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the city's third Black mayor, must step to the plate to adress tension between police and the community, and the high incidences of excessive force claims.

"It must resonate with the people downtown," said Wright.

The Rev. Hilton Smith, president of the Cleveland NAACP, took it further saying that his local chapter Civil Rights organization will be out front if something is not done as to the 137 shots Cleveland police killing.

"We're waiting to see if they do something," Smith told Cleveland Urban News.Com at the rally for Brown and on the subject of the 137 shots Cleveland police shooting. "If they do not do something, we will."

A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury in June handed down an indictment on two counts of voluntary manslaughter against one of 13 non- Black Cleveland police officers that gunned down Williams and  Russell , Michael Brelo, but freed the other 12 officers from an indictment after Cuyahoga County prosecutor, who is White, lobbied the grand jury on their behalf. Activists last month called for McGinty to resign around the unprecedented controversy, and they want both state and federal charges against all 13 of the cops as well as their immediate firing.

One of the organizers of the rally at the public library who is associated with the Cleveland NAACP tried to stick to the pat answer of we want justice, an answer in response to the question of whether she wants the Cleveland cops fired and prosecuted. But she broke her silence when Cleveland Urban News.Com probed further and asked if criminal charges and the firing of the Cleveland officers at issue would represent justice.

"Yes," said rally organizer Briana Oldham, 25, before leading protesters through the streets of downtown Cleveland to demand justice for Brown, and all like him subject to police brutality and possible murder.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 01:38 Read more...

Retired Cuyahoga County judge Ronald Suster is assigned to hear civil and criminal cases of former colleague and accused wife beater Judge Lance Mason, Suster is a corrupt $500-a-day rent-a-judge handpicked by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice O'Connor

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By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

Kathy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Retired Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ronald Suster has been assigned by the court's chief judge, John Russo, to handle the civil and criminal cases of Judge Lance Mason, his former colleague accused of beating his wife last weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 00:46 Read more...

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