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Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin To Meet With Imperial Women Coalition As To Imperial Ave Murders, Police Harassment Of Black Women, Etc

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Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com ( http://www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com/ ) Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin, along with other members of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's administrative leadership team, including Yvonne Pointer and law enforcement personnel, will meet with members of the Imperial Women Coalition to address their concerns, including issues as to the Imperial Ave. Murders and the mistreatment of Blacks and women by police, the courts and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. “The meeting is confirmed,” said Griffin, who set it for Mon., May 2 at 6:00 pm at his office at Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave (Note: Sign in at desk and be directed to the location. And for further information contact Imperial Women affiliates Kathy Wray Coleman at 216-932-3114 or Roz McAllister at 216-577-0466). “We are please

Judge Gaul Sets Rebecca Whitby Free From Prison, The Black Young Mother That White Neighbors Say Cleveland Police Beat Up And Called A Nigger

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Rebecca Whitby, 25, and her now 6 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 and Cleveland Urban News.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul has released Rebecca Whitby from prison on shock probation just 48 days into a six months prison sentence that was enacted per the requests of White male Cleveland Fifth District police officers that White neighbors said beat her unnecessarily and called her nigger. She still, however, remains on probation but can now tend to her little girl, whom her mother took care of while she was away. Gaul sentenced Whitby March 8 after a nearly week long trial that ended Feb. 7. "She is blessed and God has prevailed over evil," said Marva Patterson, Whitby's aunt and a community activist along with her husband David Patterson, who also fought tooth and nail for the release of the

Magistrate Bucha Removed From Foreclosure Cases By Judge O'Donnell After Fraud Investigation By Prosecutor Mason

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell has replaced county foreclosure Chief Magistrate Stephen Bucha on cases involving the no longer existing Chase Mortgage Company with subordinate magistrate Tom Vozar following the initiation of a mortgage fraud investigation two weeks ago by county prosecutor Bill Mason, though O'Donnell has not recused himself from the cases since he supervises Bucha and allegedly directed him on the alleged illegal activity. Magistrates are manually assigned to foreclosure cases by the 34 judges of the general division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which is led by Chief Judge Nancy Fuerst, but are under the supervision of the judges, who

Story Corrected Oct. 6, 2012---Prosecutor Bill Mason Investigates Chase Home Finance, Bricker And Eckler Lawfirm, Judge O'Donnell, Sheriff Reid For Potential Mortgage Fraud

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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinnewsblog.com) Chase Home Finance Company is under investigation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason's office for potential mortgage fraud against Black homeowners of Cuyahoga County. At issue is the attempt by attorneys for Chase Mortgage Company, which no longer exists , foreclosing on homes of Black people when their current mortgage company is Chase Home Finance, though they are require that all foreclosure complaints initiated before 2005 by Chase Mortgage Company must be dismissed and refiled by Chase Homes Finance, the new company, and upon refiling the mortgage company cannot ask for legal fees. This holds true for any other foreclosures where during the litigation the mortgage company changes hands.And data

U.S. Rep Fudge Supports Imperial Women's Request For Investigation On Release Of Suspected Serial Killer Sowell To Kill Last 6 Women, Other Issues

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Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11) From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge(D-11), whose district includes parts of Cleveland and its eastern suburbs, said she supports a push by the Imperial Women for an investigation by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as to the release of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell from police custody on an attempted rape complaint where six of 11 women murdered on Imperial Ave in Cleveland were murdered thereafter. "I support it said Fudge," in a meeting with about 25 members of the grassroots organization founded in 2009 around the tragedy where the remains of the 11 women were discovered at the Imperial Ave. home of Sowell, who is in custody and awaiting trial for June 6 on numerous counts of kidnapping, rape, aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse. "All I can do is ask Cleveland Mayor Frank

Black Legislators Patmon, Barnes, Others Denounce Wild Wild West Bill For Guns In Ohio Bars And Sports Stadiums, Say It Hurts Urban Cities

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Ohio State Rep Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Rep. John E. Barnes Jr. (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Youngstown) Ohio State Sen. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com  ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  (Editors Note: Since this article's debut in April 2011, the Ohio state legislature has passed Senate Bill 17, dubbed the "Wild Wild West Bill", with Gov. John Kasich then signing it into law. It was amended though and permits guns in Ohio restaurants but not in sports stadiums throughout the state) COLUMBUS, Ohio-A bill that passed the Republican led Ohio Senate on Wednesday 24-7 and would allow Ohioans to carry holstered guns for possible shoot outs in area bars and sports stadiums is commensurate to the "Wild Wild West" da

State Rep Patmon Tells Imperial Women Of Random Draw Fair Judicial Assignment Bill, He Will Confer With Chief Justice O'Connor, Justice McGee Brown

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Ohio State Rep Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.clevelandurbannews.com )  COLUMBUS,Ohio-A freshman Ohio State Rep. that was formerly a Cleveland councilman who subsequent to that lost a non-partisan runoff bid against second-term Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson before being elected last year to the House of Representatives is drafting a b

U.S. Rep Marcia Fudge Takes Issue With Decision By NASA Leaders To Ignore Ohio Air Force Museum In Retiring Space Shuttles, Obama Pushes Man On Mars

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U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) U.S. President Barack Obama By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is taking issue with a decision by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to overlook a bid by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Oh. to house one of four Space Shuttle orbiters that officials retired, including Space Shuttle Discovery, which took its last flight last March. Today marks the 30th anniversary of the launching of Columbia out of the Kennedy Space Center in 1981. It's final mission proved tragic in 2003 as it was re-entering the earth's atmosphere when its wing was punctured, detroying the aircraft and killing the entire seven-member crew. The first satellite was launched into space by the Russians in 1959 and was dubbed Sputnik, which motivated academicians and the n

Imperial Women Want Judge McLaughlin Murray Removed From Criminal Case Against Protesting Cleveland Schools Student Saying She Was Handpicked

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Destini Bronaugh (rt) and and her mother, Tina Bronaugh Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray Cleveland Law Director Robert Triozzi Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cuyahoga County Presiding and Administrative Judge Nancy Fuerst From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The Imperial Women want Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray off the case of Collinwood High School graduate Destini Bronaugh because she was handpicked to preside and because the charges were brought by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's appointed law director and the mayor has endorsed the judge as to this year's judicial election for her bid to hold on to the seat. Cleveland Municipal Court judges are required to be assigned by lot or random draw, but often in politically motivated cases judges like McLaughlin Murray are handpicked to harass defendants in violation of t

Imperial Women Cancel Protest At Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's House Over Imperial Ave Murders, Will Protest At Sowell Capital Murder Trial

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) A protest scheduled for noon in front of the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Sat., April 9 has been cancelled, activists said. "This is not the right time to picket the home of a Black Democratic mayor when his endorsement next year for President Barack Obama's reelection is crucial to his winning Ohio and a majority of our members support the first Black president of the United States of America," said Kathy Wray Coleman, a leader of the Imperial Women. "We have conferred with Cleveland Community Relations Director Blaine Griffin and will work with him to try to address some of these pertinent issues of public concern." Coleman said that the women have decided instead to began organizing for protests on Imperial Ave. and at Cuyahoga County Justice Center for the upcoming J

Prosecutor Mason Appeals Judge Corrigan's Ruling That Per Recent Supreme Court Decision Misdemeanor Drug Offenders Can Bear Protective Guns At Home

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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason has appealed to the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals asking it to overturn a ruling by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan that dismissed a felony firearms case against a local entrepreneur. Corrigan said that the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear in a decision issued last year that it is unconstitutional to prosecute people with misdemeanors, including drug convictions, that are not otherwise precluded from bearing arms in their homes for protection as permitted by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. And, according to Corrigan, any state law that says otherwise is unconstitutional pursuant to the Second Amendment, and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision at issue. Marinko Tomas, who owns and operates an East Side carpet

Councilman Conwell, Cleveland Schools Parent Activist Call Schools CEO Peter Raskind Racist For Slating School Closings Only In Black Community

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Cleveland Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell Plain Dealer Newspaper photo of Cleveland Schools CEO Peter Raskind Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Former Cleveland Schools CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com and Cleveland Urban News.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) A Cleveland City Councilman and Cleveland schools parent activist are calling schools CEO Peter Raskind racist and anti-student for asking the Cleveland School Board to close seven schools, all on the majority Black East Side of the largely Black city. And Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who controls the city schools and appoints his own school board pursuant to state law, should be ashamed of himself for letting an arrogant outsider who is White and male with no superintendent's license or other certification in education dictate what is best for the predominantly Black school children, activists and other community leaders say. Raskind, they sa

Imperial Women Again Vote To Picket Mayor Jackson's Home April 9 As To Imperial Ave Murders, Cleveland Police, Prosecutions, East Side School Closings

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) The Imperial Women, a grassroots group of women and other community activists formed around the murders of 11 Black women on the now infamous Imperial Ave. in Cleveland, voted unanimously Thurs. to confirm their decision to protest in front of the home of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, 2327 E. 38th St, at noon on Sat., April 9, activists said. Community activist groups, including The Imperial Women, are upset over the handling of rape complaints by Black women around the murders and the way the murders themselves were handled by police and Jackson's top level law endorcement leadership team like the safety director, city prosecutor, chief of police and law director. They say the protest is also due to malicious prosecutions by city prosecutors and its law director against Black women, police misconduct allegedly toward Black women and othe