Showing posts with the label Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady and Councilman Michael Gallagher

Cuyahoga County Council to consider asking voters to restore the sheriff to an elected and not appointed position after Black Sheriff Clifford Pinkney resigns following 9 recent county jail deaths, Black leaders, led by U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, of whom support the measure, Fudge and then Cleveland NAACP president George Forbes of whom fought against change to the current county governance structure that replaced 3 county commissioners and the county elected offices, all but the still-elected judges and county prosecutor, with a 11-member county council and county executive....The formerly elected positions of county sheriff, auditor, clerk of courts, fiscal officer and treasurer are currently appointed positions made by the county executive...Former Ohio senator Nina Turner, now a co-chair of Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, was one of few Black leaders who supported the current county governance structure.... Kathy Wray Coleman, editor of and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog

Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, the county's first Black sheriff who announced May 25 that he will resign, effective Aug 2., former Cleveland NAACP president  George Forbes, also a former Cleveland City Council president, Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, and former Ohio senator Nina Turner, now co-chair of U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign for  president Community activists, former jail inmates and other community members protest at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland against conditions in the Cuyahoga County Jail and the deaths of nine inmates in roughly a year on May 23, 2019 and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbanne Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at th