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Black Journalist Appeals McGinty's Dismissal Of Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Prosecution In Shaker Heights For Call and Post Articles And Activism

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network The attorney for Cleveland area journalist Kathy Wray Coleman has filed an appeal of a dismissal three weeks ago by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty of a lawsuit alleging that the 16-year journalist was maliciously prosecuted in 2005 in Shaker Hts Municipal Court by the City of Beachwood in retaliation for her articles in the Call and Post Newspaper and for her community activism. In addition to arguing that McGinty violated the law and dismissed the lawsuit a second time in retaliation for its previous reinstatement by a state appeals court and an affidavit of prejudice filed against him with the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, the notice of appeal filed by Coleman's attorney alleges that a hearing scheduled before McGinty today is illegal and retaliatory for the appeal and

Trial To Start Of Black Cleveland Schools Student Accused Of Assaulting White Police Officers In Student Arrest During Protest Of Teacher Layoffs

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Former Cleveland Collinwood High School student Destini Bronaugh (below right), who graduated from high school this summer, and her 17 year-old sister. Both are the subject of an alleged malicious prosecution for participating in a student-organized protest in May over school closings and teacher layoffs, and the younger Bronaugh sister is set to go to trial this week on what community activists say are bogus charges initiated by Cleveland police and county prosecutors in retaliation for the exercise of free speech on issues of public concern From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network The criminal trial of a Black 17-year-old Cleveland schools student who was arrested in May for participating in a a student-organized protest at Collinwood High School over school closings and teacher layoffs and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and allegedly assaulting two White male police officers, is scheduled to

Malicious Prosecution Trial Againt Black Journalist Canceled Pending Ruling on Affidavit of Prejudice Against Visiting Judge Trimboli By Judge Fuerst

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Cuyahoga County Administrative and Presiding Judge Nancy Fuerst From the Metro Desk of the DeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network A scheduled criminal trial set for Aug 12 in the Berea Municipal Court before a former judge sent in by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Brown to allegedly harass Cleveland area journalist Kathy Wray Coleman was canceled last week after Coleman filed an affidavit of prejudice against visiting former Toledo Oh. Judge Mary Grace Trimboli for determination by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and Administrative Judge Nancy Fuerst. Trimboli replaced Berea Municipal Court Judge Mark Comstock two weeks ago, who recused himself after Coleman accused him of harassment and prejudice. She cannot proceed with trial because by state law the case is on hold until Fuerst issues a ruling on the affidavit of prejudice. If the prejudice affidavit is granted Trimboli must be replaced with a sitting judge from

Judge McGinty Throws Out Lawsuit Of Black Journalist For Second Time Allegedly Due To Racism And Retaliation For Its Previous Reinstatement On Appeal

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty has thrown out a lawsuit for the second time that was filed on behalf of local Black journalist Kathy Wray Coleman and originally named the cities of Beachwood and Shaker Hts, Oh., Beachwood and Shaker Hts Law Director Margaret Ann Cannon, and Retired Beachwood Businesswoman Myrna R. Gill, among others. All of the defendants sued, including Gill and Cannon, are White, and Coleman is Black, a scenario that grassroots activists say played a part as to what that say is McGinty's arrogant disregard for the law, and his ongoing harssment of the veteran journalist, who now edits theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network. “I view Judge McGinty as a pint size bully with a Napoleon compl

Mother of Collinwood High School Students Arrested For Protesting Confirms Brigade Letter To Mayor Jackson And Blasts The Cleveland NAACP

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Tina Bronaugh (lt) and Daughter and Collinwood High School Student Destini Bronaugh From the Metro Desk of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog and Media Network Tina Bronaugh, the mother of the two Cleveland Collinwood High School teens facing bogus charges of resisting arrest and other charges in retaliation for a student-organized protest at the school in May around teacher layoffs and school closing, has issued the below letter. It confirms a previous letter to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson from the Carl Stokes Brigade that demands that he diversify his all non-Black law enforcement leadership team and denounce alleged police brutality and malicious prosecutions by the City of Cleveland against Black women at the hands of Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi. The Bronaugh letter also brands the Cleveland NAACP a "sell out." The below letter is that of Bronaugh and not necessarily the views of theDeterminerWeekly.Com and the Kathy Wray