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Breaking news: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley says indigent Blacks have a right to appointed counsel as activists call for criminal charges against Judge Nancy Fuerst for denying Blacks indigent counsel, covering-up fixed indictments, falsification and tampering with records.... Activists say Blacks are being treated like slaves in the county common pleas court, led by Judge Fuerst and assistant county prosecutors....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley and Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst Staff article-Investigative article Part 2 CLEVELAND, Ohio-    Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley, who is up for reelection, says Black defendants facing serious charges have a right to indigent counsel, a direct contradiction to action taken by Common Pleas Judge Nancy A. Fuerst, a former administrative and presiding judge of the 34-member, largely White general division common pleas bench in the county who's judicial colleagues tired of and replaced as chief judge, and once an unsuccessful candidate for a state supreme court justice seat. "Everybody who is indigent should be afforded counsel," said O'Malley through his press spokesperson in a phone message. But activists say "actions speak louder than words" and want O'Malley to order his assistant county prosecutors to challenge Fuerst and other common pleas judges harassing Blacks, w

Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy A. Fuerst still under fire for denying indigent Blacks counsel, violating their Civil Rights, covering up fixed indictments, and tampering with records....Black Cleveland activists are prepared to file a citizens criminal complaint against the out-of-control judge....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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                     Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst Staff article CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy A. Fuerst,  a former administrative and presiding judge of the 34-member, largely White general division common pleas bench in the county and once an unsuccessful candidate for a state supreme court justice seat, is under fire for literally denying indigent Blacks counsel, tampering with records, and interfering with Civil Rights. The public records in the cases at issue are tortuous and by some standards unbelievable. Criminal defense attorneys say the judge is a joke and is "all over the place and is confused." It has gotten so bad that Black Cleveland area activists are preparing to file a citizens complaint under state law seeking criminal charges against Fuerst, 72, for interfering with the Civil Rights of Blacks and tampering with records by allegedly concealing a fixed indictment and manipulating court proceedin

Issue 1 wins: Ohio voters approve Issues 1 and 2, making abortion and recreational marijuana legal....Women's March Cleveland comments.... By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Women's March Cleveland at its Cleveland City Hall steps rally  for Issue 1 on  Sat., Nov 4, 2023 Photo by Women's March Cleveland  Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Staff article CLEVELAND,Ohio - Ohio voters, via Tuesday's closely watched general election, approved state ballot Issues 1 and 2, making abortion and recreational marijuana legal within the next 30 days and sending a message to Gov Mike DeWine  and Republicans that women rule in Ohio.  The Associated Press called the win for Issue 1 at about 9 pm Tuesday night. Ohio became the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana and was the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. " We won," said Women's March Cleveland head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, also a longtime community activist and local Black journalist. "This is a day of reckoning for all those who sought to deny women in Cleveland and in Ohio their reproductive freedom and those who want to imprison Black

Cuyahoga County Democratic Party to host Issue 1 watch party this evening Nov 7 art7:30 pm at its headquarters..... By Clevelandurbanews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Women's March Cleveland at its Cleveland City Hall steps rally  for Issue 1 on  Sat., Nov 4, 2023 Photo by Women's March Cleveland  Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Staff article CLEVELAND,Ohio -The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, which is led by party chair David Brock and vice-chair state Rep. Juanita Brent, will host an election night watch party this evening as results of today's No. 7 general election in Ohio trickle in. Th event begins at 7:30 pm at county party headquarters on Superior Ave near downtown Cleveland.  " We are hosting an election night watch party with free pizza, " a county Democratic party operative told  Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's black digital news leader. Issue 1 is on Ohio's Nov. 7 ballot and, if passed by Ohio voters, it would enshrine the legal right to abortion and other reproductive measures for women in the Ohio Constitution. Also on the Nov. 7 st

Women's March Cleveland makes its last pitch for Issue 1 on Cleveland City Hall steps, days before the Nov 7 election on abortion access....The county prosecutor attended..... By Clevelanddurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Women's March Cleveland at its Cleveland City Hall steps rally  for Issue 1 on  Sat., Nov 4, 2023  Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com Staff article CLEVELAND,Ohio -Women's March Cleveland made its last pitch before Ohio's Nov. 7 election on abortion ballot Issue 1 with a rally on the steps of Cleveland City Hall on Saturday, Nov 4, a diverse event that included community activists and elected officials as speakers as well as Councilman Kevin Conwell's FootPrints band. Issue 1 is on Ohio's Nov. 7 ballot and, if passed by Ohio voters, it would enshrine the legal right to abortion and other reproductive measures for women into the Ohio Constitution. "We rose to the occasion and have stayed the course in this fight for reproductive freedom for Black women in Cleveland and  women in Ohio and Tuesday will be a day of reckoning when Ohio voters endorse Issue 1 at the ballot box," said Women's March Cleveland head organizer Kathy W