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Did Black Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams sell out the Black community by telling CBS 60 Minutes that the Cleveland Police Department has no systemic problems and no pattern of excessive force in opposition to DOJ findings to the contrary? Community activists said at a town hall meeting in Cleveland last week that they support Williams, 'but will picket him if necessary:' White cops interviewed by 60 Minutes say that they are scared of Black people

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog  K athy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 21- year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.  ( ) /   ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio -Cleveland's third Black police chief told CBS 60 Minutes during a 15 minute television segment on Sunday on controversial Cleveland police killings of unarmed Black people, including a 12-year-old boy, that  the Cleveland Police Department does not have a pattern of excessive force and has no systemic problems in spite of  findings issued la

Ferguson protesters join Clevelanders to rally for Tamir Rice, against police shootings, and the police killings nationally of unarmed Black men and boys: Protesters storm Tower City, Walmart, block traffic, spar with Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, who calmed protesters, two on-duty NYPD police officers killed the same day, the Rev Al Sharpton comments: Indigent Blacks denied counsel in Berea, Bedford and Cleveland Heights courts with support from Cleveland NAACP officials and its attorneys

A protester rallies for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police on Nov. 22 for sporting a pellet toy gun at a public park on the city's largely White west side. Several events over the weekend drew protesters as far away as Ferguson, Missouri to the largely Black major metropolitan city of Cleveland, and highlighted police killings of unarmed Black men and boys throughout the country, including Michael Brown, and Eric Garner. Miles away, and in an unrelated incident in New York City, but also on Saturday afternoon, two on-duty New York police officers were shot and killed execution style by a suspected gunman who took his own life with a self inflicted gun shot wound. Read about both incidents in the below article 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 Kathy Wray Coleman Online News, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and n

Breaking News: Cleveland cop indicted on manslaughter charges for deadly 137 shots shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Tim Russell, 12 other cops that did the shooting go free, 5 police supervisors charged: Cleveland NAACP, activists unnerved, community activists call grand jury decision unjust, racist, shameful, racial unrest mounts, Police Chief Calvin Williams calls grand jury decision "a step toward healing our community"

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 in East Cleveland 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. On Friday, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted one of the 13 cops, Micahel Brelo, who jumped aboard the hood of Russell's car and fired 49 shots through the front windshield while the other 12 went free, though five police supervisors were charged with misdemeanor dereliction of duty. Brelo has been charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter. Shooting Victim Malissa Williams Shooting Victim Timothy Ray Russell  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Cuya

By Kathy Wray Coleman: Press release: Community activists hold rally and call for indictments in deadly Cleveland police chase, support Police Chief Williams' new police chase policies, a message from Activist Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland NAACP President the Rev Hilton Smith attends rally, new policy bars high speed police chases absent suspected violent felony or OVI

Subject: Press Release on 137 shots aftermath rally coverage by mainstream media..Read below.. A message from journalist and community activist Kathy Wray Coleman (Note: Activists  never planned the 137 shots rally in East Cleveland on March 6  for Heritage Middle School where a parent teacher conference was being held.  That was some of community activist Art McKoy's slickness for a Channel 5 article with coverage. He is becoming a distraction and a tool for the media, himself and the police, some believe. The rally went forward as planned at the intersection of Lee and Terrace Roads in East Cleveland, a neighboring Black and impoverished suburb of Cleveland, Ohio). PRESS RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA : FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS APPLAUD NEW CLEVELAND POLICE CHIEF VEHICLE PURSUIT POLICIES (NOTE: The Cleveland urban article on this is coming ( WWW.CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM ) Kathy Wray Coleman Dear Mainstream Media that attended the deadly 1