Basheer Jones dumped Christmas toys on the dirty ground for Christian children.

Asshole councilman dumps Xmas toys on a dirty Cleveland sidewalk to give Ward 7 kids

CLEVELAND, OH – A Ward 7 resident drove by E. 79th and Superior the day before Christmas and couldn’t believe the eyes that spotted Basheer Jones with boxes of toys he’d dumped on the filthy sidewalk to “supposedly” distribute to the ward’s children.  Unlike former Councilman T.J. Dow who he narrowly defeated by 14 “recounted” votes, the toys weren’t gift wrapped and set-up in a warm comfortable building where he knew residents would participate.  Jones dumped the cheap, shitty toys he’d obviously already picked through on the sidewalk and anyone who drove or walked by could grab them.

If U.S. Descendants of Slaves ever seek to learn how their ancestors were sold out and arrived here they need look no further than the consciousness of Basheer Jones for an example of who sold us out. Look at this disrespectful shit he does to Black people.

“I’m just out here for my people” Jones says with his always shifting eyes.  Jones didn’t drive the black Jaguar he doesn’t park at the address he uses at 1384 E. 94th Street as his fake Cleveland residence; and that his “come up” on a Cleveland instead of South Euclid council salary gave.  On the $87,000 a year he gets as a councilman, and his “all you can steal” mindset, Jones looked like a straight up African potentate with his jewel-adorned coat collar.

The child shown holding the toy Basheer Jones left on a filthy-azzed sidewalk doesn’t know what germs or bacteria are on the same hand she’ll put in her mouth or use to touch her face and possibly private parts of her body if she makes a trip to the restroom before being taken home.  Imagine all the years of uncleaned filth that’s gathered on the sidewalk from cars, buses, trucks, bikes, dogs, cats, rats and gophers crawling from the sewers; and all the people who’ve urinated or defecated in the area and walked in the same area where this fucked up dude left toys for her and other Black children to take home and play with for hours.  Jones’ religion doesn’t embrace Christmas.  But anyone who thinks his own suburban children went digging through their toys on a filthy fucking sidewalk is a gotdamned fool.

If a Caucasian member of council treated Black people with such contemptuous disrespect there’d be a rally to condemn him.  But Jones, who’s earned the nickname Sellout Jones for calling police on over 200 black men, women and children who’d gathered to hear speakers at the African American History Museum, continues to get “we don’t police our own” pass from a stolen council seat.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

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