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The Honorable George Trumbo, a former Cleveland Municipal Court judge dies, Trumbo was the husband of retired Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals judge Sara Harper, and a brother-in-law of the late Call and Post Newspaper editor Connie Harper

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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- Former longtime Cleveland Municipal Court judge George W. Trumbo (pictured), the 64-year husband of retired Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals judge Sara J. Harper and a brother-in-law of the late Call and Post associate editor and publisher Connie Harper, died on Thursday, Nov 20 after a long-term illness. He was 88.

Funeral services are entrusted to E.F. Boyd and Son Funeral Home(www.efboyd.com) with a wake on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 9 am, followed by funeral services at 10 am, both at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 3290 East 126th Street in Cleveland.

The Honorable Trumbo, of Cleveland, earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Masonic Temple and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

Masonic services are Friday, Nov 28 at 5 pm, followed by a Kappa Alpha Psi salute at 6 pm, both programs to be held at E.F Boyd and Son Funeral Home, 2165 East 89th Street in Cleveland.

Trumbo is also survived by five grown children with Sara Harper. They are Constance Trumbo Haqq, James William Trumbo, Kimberlee Joy Trumbo, Karen Monique Trumbo, and Adam Christopher Trumbo. He also leaves to cherish his memory several grandchildren and great grandchildren, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives, close friends and associates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:42 Read more...

Michael Brown grand jury refuses to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on criminal charges for shooting and killing the unarmed Black teen, President Obama calls for calm

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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)

FERGUSON, Missouri-  A largely White St. Louis County grand jury on Monday unanimously refused to issue an indictment on criminal charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed Black teen Michael Brown (picturedon Aug 9.

The grand jury at issue was chosen by a White judge.

"They determined that no probable cause exist to return an indictment," said St Louis County Prosecutor  Robert McCullouch in a courthouse statement Monday night as hundreds of protesters and others waited outside of the Ferguson Police Department for the news.

The National Guard and Ferguson police in riot gear were nearby, hoping to quell any violent outbursts around the controversial grand jury decision. But violent riots broke out as the night went on.

Shots were fired and some protesters immediately began throwing bottles at police, and breaking out windows, and tried to turn over a police cruiser and vandalize a Chinese restaurant.

A few incidents of looting occurred, several building were set a blaze and violence simply erupted. More than 80 people were arrested.

Police responded with tear gas.

McCullouch said that there was a full investigation and that speculative data had been promoted by a "24 hours news cycle and the sensational appetite of the media."

"I'm ever mindful that this decision will not be accepted by some," said McCullouch."The whole world is watching how we respond and how we react."

McCullouch did admit to reporters that some of the witnesses, all of them Black, did testify before the grand jury that Brown did raise his hands to surrender and was still shot by Wilson. But he would not answer when asked if surrendering with one's hands up should not result in a police killing, though he admitted that some laws might need to be changed as a result of the Brown tragedy.

The grand jury decision puts to rests months of speculation on whether Wilson, who is White, would be criminally charged.

Wilson is currently on administrative leave with pay.

The 12-member grand  jury, which consisted of seven males, five females, nine Whites and three Blacks,  had to decide whether there was probable cause to commit a crime or crimes and if Wilson committee the crime or crimes. Legal experts have said that the probable cause is a low standard, and certainly a lower standard that roof beyond a reasonable doubt, which is needed for a conviction.

An indictment required support from nine of the 12 members of the grand jury.

St Louis County has roughly a million people and is 24 percent Blacks, U.S. census reports reveal.

President Obama, who sent three White House officials to Brown's funeral in August, has called for calm.

"Using any event as an excuse for violence, is contrary to to rule of law,"  said Obama.'This is not just an issue for Ferguson but an issue for America."

Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., had called for calm regardless of the ruling saying that he did not want his son to die in vain and that he wants the tragic incident "to lead to positive change."

The fatal shooting has unleashed riots in the majority Black city of Ferguson, and protests in over 50 cities across the country including in New York, Washington D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio, a largely Black major American city also dealing with a host of deadly shootings in the city's Black community.

Only four of Ferguson's 53 police officers are Black, and it shows.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:10 Read more...

Vigil held for Tanisha Anderson, the unarmed Black woman killed by Cleveland police, Imperial Women Coalition, community activists call for county coroner to issue ruling of homicide, Cleveland NAACP officials tried to hush police criticism at vigil

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-The family of Tanisha Anderson (pictured), community activists and the Cleveland NAACP, led by Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila Wright, held a vigil on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the family home on Ansel Road in Cleveland where the 37-year-old unarmed Black woman was killed by police on Nov 12.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FAMILY WEBSITE TO DONATE FOR FUNERAL SERVICES OR OTHERWISE FOR TANISHA ANDERSON

Community activists, some of whom came with stop-police- brutality signs, were asked not to rally but to allow the family to pray, and Cleveland NAACP affiliates asked some activists also not to publicly criticize police at the event, which was covered by local television channels 5 and Nineteen Action News, and Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news.

But some community activists spoke out anyway against the policeman that killed Anderson.

"Too many women are getting raped and murdered," said community activist Kathy Wray Coleman, an organizer of the vigil who leads the Imperial Women Coalition."And we call for the county coroner to issue an immediate ruling of homicide in this case."

Police are not releasing the name of the officer that killed Anderson and are not saying whether or not he is on administrative leave with pay, which is policy anytime a police officer kills someone in the line of duty.

"We will get justice," said Joell Anderson, 40, Tanisha's brother who witnessed the police killing.

State Rep Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat, offered condolences to the family but said during his speech that something has to be done about the violence in Cleveland, and that police are no exception.

Activist Bill Swain said that police killings against the community are getting out of hand in Cleveland and that Tanisha Anderson is another statistic.

Other speakers include Tanisha Anderson's daughter, aunts and uncles, her sister-in-law, and mother, and activists Dick Perry and the Rev Pamela Pinkney- Butts.

Other activists there include Don Bryant, Marva Patterson, Genevieve Mitchell, William Clarence Marshall, Al Porter and Ernie Smith.

"She was the best person in the world, nobody could match her" said Tanisha Anderson's 16-year-old daughter and only child Mauvian Green.

An autopsy is pending.

According to the family, an ambulance was called to the family home on Nov.  12 because Anderson, who was not violent but has a history of mental health problems, was not herself.  Instead, Cleveland police arrived and ultimately placed her in handcuffs and then in the police car, even though they had no warrant and no  court order to arrest her. When she verbally objected, she was allegedly slammed to the sidewalk by police. An ambulance took some 20 minutes or more to arrive at the scene and Anderson, whose body is currently with the county coroner, died.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:39 Read more...

Cleveland police kill 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a Black boy, Black boys and men are 21 times more likely than Whites to get shot dead by police, shooting comes on heels of settlement of lawsuit on 137 shots Williams, Russell deadly Cleveland police shooting

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Pictured is 12-year-old Tamir Rice, whom Cleveland police shot and killed on Nov. 22

 

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, Tel: (216) 659-0473. Kathy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 21- year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) / (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

CLEVELAND, Ohio-A rookie Cleveland police officer has shot and killed a BB gun wielding 12-year-old boy who was Black, raising questions on whether the Cleveland Police Department is out of control and whether Black boys are at risk for inadvertent or deadly-force-type Cleveland police killings.

The replica gun was an air-soft BB gun, a toy gun, police said.

A 2012 study reviewed by ProPublica that analyzed federal data of public shootings reveals that on a national scale, Black men and boys are 21 times more likely than their White counterparts to get shot dead by police.

Tamir Rice, who was shot in the stomach Saturday afternoon at a recreational center on the city's west side, was rushed to MetroHealth Hospital where he later died.

A police spokesperson said the shooting incident is currently under investigation.

According to police, police dispatchers received a phone call with a complaint that a kid was pointing a gun that was probably fake at people under a gazebo at the Cudell Recreation Center on West Boulevard.

Police say that the rookie cop, and a veteran police officer, both of whom are on administrative leave with pay, allegedly asked Rice to raise his hands and he allegedly raised his shirt and grabbed for what they thought was a gun.

The rookie cop then allegedly opened fire on Rice, firing two shots into his abdomen.

The boy's family has hired Timothy Kurcharski of the law firm of Kurcharski and Richardson.

Kurcharski has not spoken on specifics of the case other than to say that at no time did the boy point the BB gun at police officers.

Rice's friend, Gregory Henderson, was angry and said that police should have taken other precautions before killing his son, and in the least should have used a taser.

The tragic killing comes on the heels of several police killings from the 137 shots fatal shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in 2012 to the killing by police just two weeks ago of an unarmed Black woman in custody (Tanishia Anderson).

The attorney for the estate of Russell said in an interview with Cleveland Urban News.Com after a tentative settlement in that case was reached that the Cleveland Police Department needs a serious overhaul.

"We have a lot more work to do to reform the Cleveland Police Department," said Gilbert, a Cleveland criminal defense attorney and constitutional lawyer who has settled record breaking wrongful death and excessive force cases involving Cleveland police.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:45 Read more...

Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry dies

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- The Washington Times - Updated: 9:24 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014


Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s City Hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member, died early Sunday. He was 78. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

Four people shot and killed execution-style on Cleveland's east side, one child shot and wounded, one victim was 28 weeks pregnant

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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- Four people, two adult men and two adult women, were shot and killed execution -style my a masked executioner and a nine-year-old witness was shot and wounded on Friday evening on Cleveland's largely Black east side on the 1400 block near East 92nd Street and Wade Park Avenue.


Police were called to the deadly scene at about 7: 30 pm.


One of the victims of the quadruple homicide. Sherita Johnson,41, was 28 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, who also did not survive.


The other  three victims were a 60-year-old man, a man 19,  and a girl 17.


Johnson pull up to the home with the nine-year-old in the car as well as another child of hers, who was two years-old. When the nine-year--old entered the home she was shot and the killer then went outside and killed Johnson, while leaving the two-year-old alone.


The investigation is ongoing as police canvass the neighborhood for suspects, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters.


The nine-year-old girl, who was rushed to Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital, treated, and later released, either alerted police or had someone else call them, Williams said.


Unsolved murders are up this year in Cleveland, data show.our people, two adult men and two adult women, were shot and killed execution -style and a 10-year-old witness was shot and wounded on Friday evening on Cleveland's largely Black east side on the 1400 block near East 92nd Street and Wade Park Avenue.

 

Police were called to the deadly scene at about 7:30 pm.

 

One of the victims of the quadruple homicide was a mother-to-be, her brother told police.

 

The investigation is ongoing as police canvass the neighborhood for suspects, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters.

 

The nine-year-old girl,who was rushed to Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital and is in stable condition, either alerted police or had someone else call them, Williams said.

 

Unsolved murders are up this year in Cleveland, data show.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 11:35 Read more...

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"The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women. For example, domestic violence is not regarded as a crime in Saudi Arabia. The United States should not have 'normal' relations with nations that treat women as second-class citizens-"-- United States Senator Barbara Boxer

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio