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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).



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Five Cleveland cops are reinstated after gunning down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell while a sixth officer, Michael Brelo, who was also fired, remains fired, all six of them of whom were among 13 non-Black cops that fired 137 shots

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Pictured are Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing beard and eye glasses), Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell (in sky blue tie),  since fired Cleveland police patrolman Michael Brelo (in blue shirt), former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (in red-pink tie with polka dots), Community activist Art McKoy ( in red, black and green turban), 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Malissa Williams (in white shirt), and 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Timothy Russell ( in dark blue sweatshirt).


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- Five Cleveland police officers involved in the deadly shooting of two unarmed Blacks in 2012 who were fired last year were reinstated to their jobs this week after a White arbitrator ordered in June that they be reinstated 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. (Editor's note: Community activists, led by the Imperial Women Coalition and Black on black Crime Inc, had urged city officials to appeal the arbitrator's anti-Black and anti-Democratic ruling, but in an election year for Cleveland mayor and Cleveland City Council that brought political implications their efforts were thwarted. Mayor Frank Jackson, a three-term Black mayor up for reelection who ordered the firings by the city, said that he objects to the arbitrator's ruling, though he did not sanction an appeal in response).


A sixth 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, 30, and Russell, 43, were Det. Erin O'Donnell,  officers Brian Sabolik, Wilfredo Diaz and Michael Farley, and Det. Chris Ereg


Both were gunned down nearly five years ago on Nov 29, 2012 with the anxious cops slinging 137 bullets, and following a high speed car chase from downtown Cleveland to the Heritage Middle School in neighboring East Cleveland.


Neither Russell nor Williams were wanted by the law and 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, after it became cornered and stationary at Heritage school, and was surrounded by an army of cops allegedly hell bent on getting vengeance by any means necessary.


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.


"It's terrible," said Cleveland activist Art McKoy relative to the restatement of the five killer cops.


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who faces Councilman Zack Reed in a mayoral runoff election Nov. 7, issued a statement this past summer when the arbitrator's decision came down.


"The city terminated six of those officers and gave lengthy suspensions to the other six," said Jackson, who is Black. "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."


Neither the city nor the police union [the Cleveland Police Patromen's Association] appealed the arbitrator's binding decision to the court of common pleas within the 30 day time period. which they could have done on alleged grounds, obviously in all but Brelo's case,  that the hand-picked arbitrator abused his authority.


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.


Williams and Russell, both homeless, and both with substance abuse problems, died at the scene,  and slumped over  in the car like "Bonnie and Clyde" police later claiming that they were in hot pursuit of the pair due to a mistake by the cop that initiated the chase of the alleged backfiring of Russell's 1979 Malibu Classic as a gun shot


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 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.



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Last Updated on Monday, 23 October 2017 22:13

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor meets in Cleveland with Black activists, community members in the historic Glenville neighborhood, an event sponsored by the Inner City Republican Movement

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Pictured is Ohio Lieutenant Governor mary Taylor, also a candidate for the Republican nomination for Ohio governor

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog 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-Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor,  spoke to Black community activists and community members in general on Saturday at the Glenville Public Library in Cleveland on the city's largely Black east side and in the historical Glenville neighborhood, an intimate event sponsored by the Inner City Republican Movement and led by its president, community activist Donna Walker Brown, a Black Republican.

 

Walker Brown said that the three other Republican candidates for Ohio governor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is a former US senator, Secretary of State John Husted and Congressman Jim Renacci, did not respond to the invitation to meet with Black people in the heart of the Black community of Cleveland, a largely Black major American city.

 

Walker Brown introduced Taylor as the "second most powerful person in Ohio who would lead the state if, God forbids, something happens to Governor Kasich."

 

Taylor, who lags behind her three male Republican opponents in raising campaign monies as the 2018 election year for governor nears, told audience members that she is the best candidate and that she will advocate for a better Ohio for all people, including poor people.

 

"People deserve hope and opportunity for the future," said Taylor, a married mother of grown children, and the daughter of a bricklayer. "And we must break the cycle of multi-generational poverty."

 

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Akron, Taylor said that more jobs and economic expansion are crucial, among other platform initiatives she sited.

 

All of the candidates for Ohio governor, both Republicans and Democrats alike, are White.

 

Aside form Walker Brown and Taylor, speakers at the gathering included RNC Minority Outreach Coordinator Camilla Prince, Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, who was gracious but reminded the audience that he is a Democrat, Democrat Mattie Porter, and Porter's son, Alfred Porter Jr, a Republican who leads the Cleveland-based grassroots activist group Black on Black Crime Inc.

 

Candidates for other offices who were in attendance were Cleveland City Council candidates Gilda Malone and Eugene Miller, also a former councilman, and Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Sliwinski, Malone and Sliwinski Republicans, and Miller, who is also a former state representative, a Democrat.

 

And though several there were in opposition to her proposed policies and her support of President Donald Trump many, including Walker Brown, said they appreciate that Taylor took time out of her busy schedule to meet with inner city Black people in Cleveland, the second largest city in Ohio behind the capital city of Columbus.

 

Fifthy-one years old with perrenial youth,  and a former state auditor, Taylor is endorsed by the ter-limited Gov John Kasich but has strayed from him in the dispute with President Trump over heathcare.

 

Unlike Kasich, she backs Trump's tax proposal, and both the GOP healthcare bill in congress that has yet to pass and the president's recent executive order to stop federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act that help poor people and others who qualify for the subsidies meet insurance premium deductibles.

 

A 2016 unsuccessful candidate for president, Kasich says the GOP healthcare plan hurts Black people, and poor people, among others, and phases out medicaid, which he wants expanded for seniors, whom he says need it most.

 

Asked by activist Mattie Hayes why she supports President Trump's stances on the tax budget and heathcare and to explain what she would do at the state level to compensate for the federal healthcare subsidies that have been stripped from the Affordable Care Act by Trump, Taylor said she supports Trump on those issues, and that she will continue to fight for alternative quality heath care for Ohians.

 

The president's tax plan, she says, is worth supporting.

 

"I am excited about what President Trump has prepared from a tax perspective," said Taylor.

 

In response to a question from ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com on whether she would help the Black community lobby the Ohio State Legislature to comply with the Ohio Supreme Court 1992 DeRolph decision that ordered it to revise its unconstitutional public school funding formula that awards money to rich affluent White children, Taylor said money is not the issue and that quality teachers would suffice for the money deficit, one audience member asking if quality teachers could eradicate the fact that Black school children are sometimes poor and need quality educational resources beyond efficient teachers like their well-to-do White counterparts.

 

Taylor talked about the heroin and opiate epidemic that plagues Ohio, saying her two sons have struggled with drug addiction and she is thankful they are now sober.

 

The lieutenant governor also voiced her support for school vouchers and school choice, a Republican initiative sometimes embraced by Blacks who believe America's public schools have failed Black children, though data are explicit in showing that typically charter and choice schools do not fare any better than public schools, and sometimes they actually perform worse academically.

 

Cleveland has the only public school voucher program sanctioned by the U.S. Supreme Court which, in 2002, upheld them as constitutionally sound and not violating the separation of church and state clause of the 1st amendment because the monies go to the parents of the students and not the students themselves, a ruling that former president Barack Obama, a Democrat and a former constitutional lawyer, told journalist Kathy Wray Coleman in  a one-on-one- interview in 2008 for the Call and Post Newspaper that he does nor agree with.

 

Donna Walker Brown said that while she is a Republican she does not support all of the Republican initiatives and that she is against school vouchers and school choice, and any of the policies pushed or initiated by President Donald Trump that "offend the Black community."

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog 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 Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:48

Euclid, Ohio cop that beat Black motorist Richard Hubbard unmercifully is fired....Euclid is a Cleveland subur.... By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and

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Pictured is Euclid, Ohio pulice abuse victim Richard Hubbard

 

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- A White Euclid police officer who unmercifully beat a young Black man following a traffic stop that was caught on video has been fired by the city's mayor, Kirstin Gail.


Officer Michael Amiott, on Aug. 12 of this year, beat Black motorist Richard Hubbard, 25, whom police said had a suspended driver's license.

Kathy Wray Coleman to testify before the Cleveland Truth Commission on poverty on her 3-month experience in the Cuyahoga County Jail at 10 am on October 14, 2017, the activist and journalist of whom was illegally arrested at the RNC in Cleveland last year

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ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog 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 activist and journalist Kathy Wray Coleman (pictured), among others, will give testimony before a community panel of the Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty, Colemans slated to testify on poverty, police brutality, prosecutorial and judicial malfeasance, the heroin and opiate epidemic, racism, sexism and other matters relative to the legal system in Cuyahoga County at 10 am on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at the Franklin Circle Christian Church in Cleveland, 1688 Fulton Road on the city's west side. For more information call Larry Bresler of Organize Ohio at 216-651-2606. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE CLEVELAND TRUTH COMMISSION ON POVERTY'S OCTOBER 14, 2017 EVENT

 

Comprised primarily of activists and anti-poberty advocates the truth commission is not an official venue, but it has clout, and influence.


Hundreds are expected to attend, organizers said Wednesday.


The public forum, which is scheduled to conclude at 4 pm, will include five -minute testimonals from individuals on poverty as it relates to the judicial system, health care, housing, education, and the environment, and is hosted by  greater Cleveland activist groups that are listed further on in this article.

 

"We invite the community to this powerful public event on poverty and the obstacles poor people face on a regular basis," said Don Bryant, a community activist who leads the greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, and a key organizer of the forum.


Others will testify on various issues, including a Black woman whose son was killed in prison.


Coleman is a former 14-year public school biology teacher who leads the Cleveland based -Imperial Women Coalition and who trained as a journalist at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland for 17 years before becoming the editor at ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog. She has an undergraduate degree in biology, two master's degrees, and was all but dissertation with a straight A record at the University of Akron in its doctoral program. She was arbitrarily arrested at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July in what she says is retaliation for her activism and writings and for leading community activists in a protest at the RNC on Public Square that day against police killings of Black people and violence against women .


She was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and has pleaded not guilty and wants a trial  by jury, though the speedy trial time has expired, data show, and her attorney in the case, Scott Hurley, refuses to move to dismiss the case, allegedly saying he is angry because she will not agree to be quiet on public corruption matters, all while refusing to withdraw from the case.


The case is before Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Charles Patton, a former city councilman, whom she says is stalking her and was handpicked to harass her by outgoing chief judge Ronald Adrine, after judges Michelle Earley, Lauren Moore and Pinkey Carr all withdrew as judges in the case, allegedly because they were asked to fix the case for City Hall, and others.


She said that Attorney Hurley, who is White, is an assistant public defender who operates for the establishment and the prosecution indirectly, and is indicative of how indigent counsel work against the best interest of poor people and Black people.  He has repeatedly threatened her, she says, and has had secret exparte meetings with Judge Patton in alleged violation of the Ohio Lawyer's Professional Code of Responsibility.


Following her arrest at the RNC last year, she was jailed for three months in the Cuyahoga County Jail without bond, after her bond was paid where she said she did an extensive investigation on issues ranging from ineffective assistance of counsel to poor people, to fraudulent and fixed indictments on criminal charges against innocent Black people, excessive bonds, law enforcement abuse, racism, sexism,  judicial corruption, the heroin and opiate epidemic, and prosecutorial malfeasance.


"Poor people, women, Blacks and others are at risk by a legal system in our county of Cuyahoga, in municipal, common pleas and other courts, and in our country that is broken across the continuum and is a detriment to the survival of the Black community," said Coleman. "No justice. No peace."

 

Cuyahoga County includes Cleveland and is roughly 29 percent Black. It is the second largest county in Ohio, and a Democratic stronghold.


Coleman says she has been under attack for years for her activism and writings, the most recent threats being that she will be illegally arrested and jailed unless she agrees not  to lead the annual anniversary rally of the Imperial Murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue by serial killer Anthony Sowell, which is scheduled for 3 pm on Oct 29 at 12205 in front of where Sowell's home once stood. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE 8-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE IMPERIAL AVENUE MURDERS RALLY AND VIGIL


Coleman said the Imperial Avenue Murders rally, which she has led for the past seven years, all but one year, will go forward with or without her leadership, though she will be there if not jailed per the initiative of corrupt Cleveland City Hall officials, racist cops, judges like Judge Charles Patton, and other scumbag politicians, both Black and White alike, who have wno scruples.

 

Affiliated activist groups as to the aforementioned poverty forum are as follows:

 

Cleveland Jobs with Justice

Cleveland Move to Amend
Cleveland Peace Action
Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus
For Our Future
Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network
Homeless Congress
InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
NOBLE

Organize! Ohio
Peace in the Hood
Single Payer Action Network of Ohio
Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor


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Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 16:08

Ohio Supreme Court rules that evidence from a suspect's home from police who break-in unannounced is admissible if police have a search warrant

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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-COLUMBUS, Ohio — The  Ohio Supreme Court, on Tuesday,  upheld the use of evidence obtained by police who enter a residence unannounced while executing a search warrant, distinguishing between entering property unannounced with a search warrant and entering property unannounced without a search warrant, the latter of which remains illegal and a violation of the 4th amendment.  (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE OHIO SUPREME COURT TO VIEW THE PUBLIC DOCKET IN THE CASE).

At issue was a 2012 search in suburban Youngstown,  a city some 60 miles southeast of Cleveland and in the county seat of Mahoning County that is roughly 45 percent Black, and a drug investigation where police broke down the house door where two suspects resided and did not announce they had a search warrant.

The court said in its 6-1 decision in State vs Bembry that the "knock-and-announce" principle is applicable only in situations where police illegally enter a property without a search warrant and the affiliated protections do not extend to situations in which police, with a search warrant, barge into the residence of a suspect unannounced.


The court's ruling reverses the 7th District Court of Appeals that granted a motion to suppress evidence in the case based upon the defendants' argument that the home intrusion by Boardman police violated the 4th Amendment.

Their attorneys argued that the evidence obtained by police in that raid, in fact violated the 4th amendment's protection against illegal search and seizure.


Ohio's high court disagreed.

Writing for the majority, Justice William O'Neil, said in the courts opinion that evidence secured even when police break into a property unannounced is admissible if police have a search warrant, a blow to the Black community that is constantly dealing with police excessive force matters and other undemocratic measures.


O'Neil said that the law is well-settled that the exclusionary rule does not apply to violations of the "knock-and-announce rule. ”

The seven- member high court is all White and majority Republican, Justice O'Neil the only Democrat among six Republicans in a court led by Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, a former lieut. governor.


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Last Updated on Friday, 17 November 2017 21:05

Family of Luke Stewart, a Black man killed by a White Euclid, Ohio cop, sues city, cop, the city's mayor, and others....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper

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Pictured is Euclid police fatal shooting victim Luke Stewart

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS-COM, CLEVELAND Ohio- The family of 23-year-old Luke Stewart, a Black man killed by a Euclid, Ohio cop in March, has filed an excessive force and wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the cop that killed him and a host of other defendants, including the city's mayor, Kirsten Holzheimer Gail


The suit says in relevant part that Rhodes was unnecessarily beaten by officer Matthew Rhodes, tased and fatally shot, simply because he tried to drive away from cops that approached him while he was asleep in a parking lot.

 

Rhodes was not indicted by a  largely White grand jury for fatally shooting Stewart, who was unarmed and Black, which is routine in Cuyahoga County, from the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police in 2014 to a host of other Cleveland police killings in the past five years, including Tanisha Anderson, Malissa Williams, Timothy Russell, and aspiring rapper Kenneth Smith.


Led by Black Lives Matter Cleveland, activists temporarily shut down a Euclid City Council meeting this summer after city council and the mayor ignored their concerns relative to what they say is clearly excessive force by police.

 

"That was my son and we want justice," said Stewart's mother, Mary Stewart, to ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman at the city council sit-in rally last Monday at Euclid City Hall.

 

His sister, Tierra Stewart, told ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com that "we need officer Mathew Rhodes off the streets."

 

Euclid is a middle class Cleveland suburb of some 50,000 residents that is roughly 26 percent Black.

 

An attorney for the Stewart family said that the young man's family members had hoped grand jury proceedings would be fair, but to no avail.

 

The office of Ohio Attorney General Mile DeWine, who, among others, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor next year, handled the investigation and presented the case to the grand jury after Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley passed on investigating the matter, partly because of political implications, sources said.

 

O'Malley ousted then county prosecutor Tim McGinty in an election last year and campaigned, in part, on his posture that the office of the Ohio attorney general investigate such controversial shootings by police, although it is also within his job purview to take such cases before grand juries.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:26

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS : BREAKING NEWS ARTICLE: Cleveland police officers and detectives fired, including officer Michael Brelo, and six suspended as to the 137 shots deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.....Not all of the cops that did the shooting were fired....The firings should be vacated the police union says, which likely means arbitration ....A consent decree on police reforms with the city and the DOJ remains....Community activists renew the call for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who shielded 12 of the 13 non-Black cops that did the shooting from criminal charges, to be voted out of office this year, and Congresswoman Fudge wants McGinty gone too.....Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell acquitted Brelo of manslaughter charges....By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Cleveland police cars chase two unarmed Blacks from downtown Cleveland to neighboring East Cleveland the night of Nov. 29, 2012. The 23 -minute car chase ended in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School and culminated in 13 non- Black Cleveland police officers firing a total of 137 bullets at Malissa Williams 30, and Timothy Ray Russell, 43, the driver of the 1979 Chevy Malibu. Both Russell and Williams were Black, and both died at the scene.  Some 105 police officers and 64 police cruisers participated at some level in the deadly chase.


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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman



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PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland urbannews.com. Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS