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Senate Bill 5, That Strips Ohio's Unions Of Collective Bargaining, Power, Passes Legislature, Ballot Initiative Is Next, Unions Say

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Ohio State Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12) Ohio Gov. John Kasich Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis Ohio State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-7) Editors note: (Since the below article was written Ohio Gov. John Kasich, on April 1, signed Senate Bill 5 after it was passed by the House of Representatives March 30 and the Senate affirmed House amendments to the bill. If Ohio unions, with the help of the Ohio Democratic Party and others, get the signatures necessary for a ballot initiative as promised., the bill would not become law unless Ohio voters approve it at the ballot box in Nov.). Published March 31, 2011 By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) A Republican fueled bill that strips Ohio public employees of the right to strike and significantly curtails collective bargaining rights of police, school teachers and other union affiliates passed the Ohio House of Rep

Former Cuyahoga County Judge McCafferty Convicted Of Lying To FBI Over Case Fixing Investigation, Activists Want Criminal Cases Reopened

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Former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Bridget McCafferty Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, also a former chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor and Investigative Journalist of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) A former Cuyahoga County common pleas court judge was found guilty earlier today of 10 counts of lying to the FBI in conjunction with a federal corruption probe of a host of Cuyahoga County officials, including former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former county auditor Frank Russo. Federal prosecutors told jurors during trial and at closing arguments this week that Cuyahoga Judge Bridget McCafferty lied to FBI agents when they came snooping at her home on whether she was involved in alleged case fixing for the once popular and powerful duo. Dimora stepped down in 2009 as chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Demo

Rep Marcia Fudge Denounces Terrorist Attack In Israel That Kills 1, Injures Cleveland Hts Student, Others

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), whose representative base includes parts of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs, has issued a press statement regarding the detonation of a bomb yesterday in Israel in the area of a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem that killed 1 person and injured others, including a Cleveland Hts. woman who had arrived from the states to visit her sister. Leah Green, who is Jewish, stepped off the bus right in the area of the explosion, authorities said. At least 49 others were injured. "I was saddened to learn that one of my constituents, a 19 year old Cleveland Hts High School student, was injured in the March 23 terrorist bombing in Jerusalem," said Fudge. "I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wishes for a complete and speedy recovery for all of the people who were i

See Poll Participation Votes Below On Whether Protest In Front Of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's Home Should Go Forward April 9

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) See results below on whether the protest planned in front of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's home should go forward. (Editor's Note: The previous poll drew 9 votes with 78 percent for the protest and 22 percent against, but it only lasted a couple of hours. Vote in another poll as to the upcoming protest at www.realNEO.com). The Imperial Women have voted to lead a protest in front of the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, 2327 E. 38th St, at noon on April 9 as to the Imperial Ave. Murders, the malicious prosecutions of Black women by his appointed law director Robert Triozzi, and his failure to investigate police misconduct against Black women. (Editors Note: View poll results below from www.blogpolls.com, which conveniently went out of business in the middle of our poll). Renewed poll question on whether you believe that community

Rally On Justice Center Steps Tonight, 8: 30 pm 3-24-11, To Fight Gaul's Sending Of Woman Beat Up And Called Nigger By Police To Marysville Prison

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Rebecca Whitby, 25, and her now 4 month-old daughter Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO HOLD RALLY TO FREE REBECCA WHITBY WHERE CUYAOGA JUDGE DANIEL GAUL HAS ORDERED HER SENT TO MARYSVILLE, OHIO PRISON TOMORROW MORNING. RALLY PARTICIPANTS ARE MEMBERS OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, THE LUCASVILLE UPRISING FREEDOM NETWORK,THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, THE IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, PEOPLE FOR THE IMPERIAL ACT, CLEVELAND FIST, WORKERS WORLD, BAILOUT THE PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN AND OTHERS To: All Media, Community Members and Others Contacts: Marva Patterson, 216-334-7013 and Don Bryant, 1-440-623-0492. Who: A coalition fighting to free Rebecca Whitby, the young Black mother, 25, with a four-month old baby sentenced to 6 months in prison by Cuyahoga County Court of Comm

Imperial Women To Meet With State Rep Bill Patmon To Seek Legislation Requiring Case Assignments To Ohio Judges By Random Draw, Foreclosure Reform

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Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and Administrative Judge Nancy Fuerst Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim McGinty From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The Imperial Women will meet with State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) at 6 pm on Mon. March 28 at the Lil Africa Village at 68th St. and Superior in E. Cleveland. The restaurant is owned and operated by community activist Michael Nelson and is behind "The Kitchen Cafe". A Cleveland Democrat, Patmon will entertain a request that he consider proposing legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives sought by the grassroots organization as to judicial reform and an amendment to Ohio fore

Imperial Women To Picket Cleveland Mayor's Home, 2327 E. 38th St, At Noon April 9 As To Imperial Ave Murders, Prosecutions, Harassment Of Black Women

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Members of a grassroots organization formed in 2009 after the remains of 11 Black women were discovered on Imperial Ave at the home of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell will for the third time picket in front of the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, 2327 E. 38th St in Cleveland. The widely expected protest will be at noon Sat, April 9. Contact persons are Kathy Wray Coleman at 216-932-3114 and Roz McAllister at 216-577-0466. The Imperial Women say that Jackson has blocked a necessary investigation as to Sowell's release from custody in 2008 when Gladys Wade reported an attempted rape to police and that his administration has not done enough to make Black and other women in Cleveland safe. "This protest is long overdue and I will be there to help lead it," said Roz McAllister, a member of the Imperial Women who

Activist Art McKoy To Lead Rally Thur, March 17 At Justice Center At 11:30 AM To Free Woman Called Nigger And Sent To Prison By Gaul

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Rebecca Whitby, 25, and her now 4 month-old daughter Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Community Activist Art McKoy From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ART MCKOY TO LEAD RALLY TO FREE REBECCA WHITBY IN COOPERATION WITH BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, THE LUCASVILLE UPRISING FREEDOM NETWORK,THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, THE IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, PEOPLE FOR THE IMPERIAL ACT, CLEVELAND FIST, WORKERS WORLD, BAILOUT THE PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN AND OTHERS To: All Media, Community Members and Others Contacts: Art McKoy, 216-253-4070., Marva Patterson, 216-334-7013, Don Bryant, 1-440-623-0492, or Kathy Wray Coleman, 216-932-3114 Who: A coalition fighting to free Rebecca Whitby, the young Black mother, 25, with a four-month old baby sentenced to 6 months in prison last week by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Ple

Judge McLaughlin Murray Orders Black Girl Prosecuted For Protesting At Collinwood High School To Court With No Attorney To Face Arresting Officers

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Destini Bronaugh (rt) and and her mother, Tina Bronaugh Plain Dealer photo of Community Activist Art McKoy, (lt) and Tina Bronaugh (far rt) protesting with community activists last year at Collinwood High School over the brutal arrest of Destini Bronaugh and her younger sister Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Just two days after allowing her paid attorney to withdraw at the request of the family Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray summoned Collinwood High School graduate Destini Bronaugh to her courtroom Thurs., March 10. Bronaugh, 19, who graduated last summer, is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction of official business and resisting arrest brought by the City of Cleveland in retaliation for her participation last May in a peaceful student protest at the

Judge Gaul Sends Woman That White Neighbors Say Cleveland Police Beat Up And Called Nigger To Prison As Requested By Police, Her Mother Gets Probation

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Rebecca Whitby, 25, and her now 4 month-old daughter Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding and Administrative Judge Nancy Fuerst Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Stanley Miller Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim McGinty From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul, on probation himself for 6 months after the Ohio Supreme Court found him guilty of ethics violations last Oct., has sentenced a Black college girl, who has a 4 month-old daughter, to 6 months in prison per the requests of White male Cleveland Fifth District police officers that White neighbors said beat her unnecessarily and called her nigger. Gaul sentenced Rebecca Whitby, 25, March 8, and gave her prison, though she has no prior criminal record. Though charged in a 12-count indictment with robbing the police of t

Judge Gaul Wants Black Woman That White Neighbors Say Cleveland Police Beat And Called Nigger To Apologize To Police At Sentencing

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Administrative and Presiding Judge Nancy Fuerst Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kathleen Sutula Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stuart Friedman From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul, on probation himself for six months after the Ohio Supreme Court found him guilty of ethics violations last Oct., is asking a Black college girl to apologize to the White male Cleveland Fifth District police officers that White neighbors said beat her unnecessarily and called her nigger. Gaul will sentence Rebecca Whitby, 25, March 8 at 10 am. Though charged in a 12-count indictment with robbing the police of their guns, child endangerment and numerous counts of assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest, the jury found her guilty last month of only one cou

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Denies Judge McLaughlin Murray An Endorsement, Endorses All Other Cleveland Sitting Judges In Race, Clerk Turner

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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin-Murray Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Angela Stokes Cleveland Municipal Court Presiding and Administrative Judge Ron Adrine Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman T J Dow Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Court Earle Turner Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Joseph Zone Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michelle Earley Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell Cleveland Municipal Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael John Ryan Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Pinkey Carr Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) Cleveland Ward 1 Councilman Terrell Pruitt Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Cleveland Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The executive committee of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party denied an endorseme