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Cleveland NAACP demands changes in consent decree between city of Cleveland and DOJ on police reforms, including barring police from policing themselves, bias free policing, and an inspector general that does not report to Police Chief Calvin Williams....By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

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. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under five different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.    ( ) /   ( ).  Attorney James Hardiman CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Collaborative for a Safe, Fair and Just Cleveland, and the Cleveland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild held a press conference earlier today to announce the filing today of an amicus brief in federal district court in response to the consent decree on police reforms negotiated with the city of Cleveland and the federal government.  (Editor's note

Former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes bought homes for cheap stolen by former county sheriffs through illegal foreclosures, NAACP affiliates Attorneys James Hardiman, Michael Nelson are shielding White judges, police and other culprits hurting Blacks, community activists call on current Cleveland NAACP President the Rev Hilton Smith to speak out, activists are considering another picket of the Cleveland NAACP, activists say Cleveland police that gunned down two unarmed Blacks with 137 bullets are protected because NAACP officials will not speak up

From the Metro Desk of   Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. ( ) /   ( ) From top left: Former Cleveland NAACP President and Current Call and Post Newspaper General Counsel George Forbes, Attorney and Ohio ACLU Legal Director James Hardiman, Attorney Michael Nelson, Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith, and Cleveland NAACP Executive Director Sheila Wright CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Chapter NAACP, then under the leadership of chapter president George Forbes,  protected the theft of homes through illegal foreclosures by judges, county prosecutors and former county sheriffs Gerald McFaul and Bob Reid, as Forbes bought hundreds of the houses for cheap, including in the cities of Cleveland and  East Cleveland, and he protected malfeasance against the Black community by corrupt White j

Imperial Women, Black contractors group, Organize Ohio, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, The Oppressed People's Nation, Black on Black Crime Inc., other community activist groups, Cleveland African-American Museum officials present concerns to chair of Cleveland NAACP legal redress committee, legal director of Ohio ACLU at meeting that drew some 80 people, issues include illegal foreclosures in Cuyahoga County, prejudicial process for assigning Ohio trial court judges to civil, criminal cases, no Blacks on Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's law enforcement leadership team, bias against Black children in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court prosecutions and the alleged illegal withholding of evidence by county prosecutor's office, deadly 137 bullets shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell by Cleveland police, Ohio's unconstitutional public school funding formula that hurts poor children, denial of contracts to greater Cleveland Black contractors, disproportionate prosecutions and sentencing of Blacks in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, welfare state law that hurts poor women, children, minorities, Emilliano Terry murder case and negligence against Black community by Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services, bias relative to selection of county grand jury foremen, need for mechanism to monitor successes and failures of Black children in the absence of a Cleveland schools desegregation court order:(Community activists to receive written responses to written and well documented requests for help on issues presented say NAACP officials, Black elected officials, president of Cleveland Black police union attend forum too, State Rep. Bill Patmon moderated meeting)

Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chairperson Attorney Una H.R. Keenon, president of the East Cleveland Board of Education and a retired East Cleveland Municipal  Court judge Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Member Attorney James Hardiman, who is also the legal director for the Ohio ACLU State Representative Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat who moderated a community meeting with community activists who are seeking support from the Cleveland NAACP on pressing issues impacting the Black community and others 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.cleve )  CLEVELAND,Ohio- Some 80 community activists met with Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee Chair Attorney Una Kennon and legal redress committee member and Ohio ACLU Legal Director James Hardiman at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Public Libra