Non-resident Jones won’t make it through the primary as a 2021 candidate for mayor

CLEVELAND, OH – There’s a Chinese word Basheer Jones probably never heard of called “Lingchi.”  It describes the term “death by a thousand cuts.”  It also means “slow death.”  I learned the “term” at the Central Intelligence Agency “Air America” Royal Thai Air Force base I was stationed at for a year in Udorn, Thailand while serving in the U.S. Air Force 80 miles south of South Vietnam’s border. I was there when South Vietnam surrendered to Communist China-controlled North Vietnam in April 1975.  No.  I didn’t torture anyone.

The term Lingchi describes a process of killing a person by slicing off pieces of their skin until they bleed to death.  It’s painful.  It also identifies the way Jones’ political career has already gone, and will continue to go, until he’s either in jail or out of office. 

Basheer Jones doesn’t live on E. 94th Street in Ward 7; and has never lived in this home.

The Ward 7 residents who know the address Jones used to lie his way onto a Cleveland city council seat at 1394 E. 94th Street know, too, the house is empty every day and night.  They’ve never seen the pretty black Jaguar the once South Euclid and now Cleveland Heights resident bought as a “thief gift” to himself for the Ward 7 council seat he holds illegally.  A review of his council expense receipts shows lots of gas purchases for his car between the two cities. So did gas receipts connected to his campaign finance reports.

Jones defeated Cleveland attorney and former Councilman T.J. Dow, a Christian, in November 2017 with the help of two illegal $3000 donations from former American Isreali Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) chairman Tim Wuliger and Milton Maltz.  Both are Russian American Jews. 

AIPAC is considered by federal law enforcement officers to be an agent of the Isreaeli government that uses U.S. politicians and bureaucrats to acquire information in the form of this nation’s national defense secrets to the benefit of Israel.  The FBI considers Israel to be the nation’s greatest spy threat.  

1670 South Belvoir Road is where Basheer Jones lived with his wife, Mecca, and their three children when he campaigned for a seat on Cleveland city council in 2017; and he still doesn’t live in the city. He’s allegedly relocated from South Euclid to Cleveland Heights on Crest Avenue. Validation is coming.

Retired Forest City Enterprises chairman Albert Ratowczer aka Ratner, another Russian American Jew, also backed Jones with money.  So did his and the late Samuel Miller (aka Minkin’s) “good boy,” ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael White; an American Negro and Christian. White never went after the Ratners’ as mayor for the “at least” $17 million in Urban Development Action Grant money he and council loaned to Forest City Enterprises instead of providing and improving housing for Cleveland’s poor for whom it was intended. The nearly $12 billion real estate corporation threatened to default on paying back the money; and instead settled for $10.3 million after using it to renovate the Prospect Avenue post office and Tower City.

After his votes were validated, Jones failed to relocate to Cleveland from his South Belvoir Road address in South Euclid in 2017; and after the election-stealing criminals leading the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections ignored the state’s residency laws to let him and former Twinsburg resident Jeffrey Johnson on the ballot that year knowing they each were in violation.

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

Jones used money he earned from Cleveland city council to pay off a 2014 tax debt on the home he owns with wife, Mecca East, at 1670 Belvoir in 2018. That’s the year he hit “big money” pay dirt with the $87,000 a year salary he’s been stealing from Cleveland taxpayers. 

He’s now renovating a Hough home once owed by Dave and Marva Collins.  Residents on E. 94th Street who’ve never seen Jones or his family living at his “fake” address won’t see them moving out and around the corner.

By announcing his intent to campaign for Cleveland mayor in November 2021, the political novice who won by 13 votes, and who Ward 7 residents took out petitions to recall three times during his first year in office, is now walking around with a sign on his back that says, “Kick my dumb azz.”  

Several of his council colleagues are going to campaign for mayor and so are others outside council.  None have any intention of stepping aside for him. All this lying thief will be for the remainder of his term, if they don’t “do him” for lying about his residency and stealing, is a complaining Hip Hop loud mouth.

Frances Caldwell (green print) and other guests respond with a firm “no” to the Cleveland police sergeant’s instructions for them to shut down the fundraiser guests had paid $20 each to attend. The police officer had no legal authority to order the building closed at the request of the vindictive-minded Ward 7 councilman who’s earned the nickname “Sellout Jones.”

Since being administered an “oath of office” on January 1, 2018 to uphold constitutions and obey laws, Jones’ legislative track record doesn’t match his “pro the people” rhetoric. The only thing it appears he’s written after two and half years in office are hip hop lyrics. That is unless he’s a freestyler.  

The first legislation he introduced was to give a property owner historic tax credits.  All the “pipe dreams” he’s selling as a mayoral candidate didn’t appear in the form of legislation as a member of council.  He says the right things but his deeds don’t match.  Council still doesn’t let residents, property and business owners speak about the city’s business before they vote on it.  

Jones angered and deeply-offended Ward 7’s majority Christian voters by calling police on over 200 American Negro men, women and children at the African American History Museum during his first year in office.  The retaliatory Scorpio with only two planets in the sign (I have four) thought he’d get even with director Francis Caldwell; and called the police like a little “Becky” bitch to create a confrontation that would close the event.

The anti-Christian Muslim wanted the presentation they were hearing from SuccessNet founder George Fraser (the late Ayisha Fraser’s uncle) and Dr. Umar Johnson shut down.  According to Jones, the building wasn’t cleared for occupancy though it had been by the building department. 

Basheer Jones called police to remove over 200 Negro men, women and children who had paid an admission to hear speakers at the African American History Museum.

Mayor Frank Jackson stepped in after I texted him about the evil drama this sellout was causing; and ordered police out through Chief Calvin Williams.  This hater of his own people was administered an oath of office to perform only the duties of a municipal legislator whose job is inside city hall and not in the streets. 

The “racism resolution” council voted on after citizens were gassed and shot with rubber bullets at the Justice Center wasn’t worth the paper it’s written on.  Council and Jones should have voted to strip Cleveland cops of all military equipment; including the rubber bullets and tear gas.

Under Ohio’s campaign laws found in Title 35, a specific section references “infiltration.” Basheer Jones infiltrated the late Annette Butler’s campaign for Cuyahoga County prosecuting attorney to sabotage it for Michael O’Malley.

Jones is also the “sellout” who sold out the late American Negro attorney Annette Butler for Cuyahoga County prosecuting attorney when he infiltrated her campaign to destroy it to help Irish Catholic Michael O’Malley.  Jones, who Butler did not know previously, showed up at her home with promises of collecting the signatures she needed to get on the ballot. 

He baled and never returned her call a week before petitions were due; and didn’t deliver a single sheet. The next week he was at an NAACP news conference backing O’Malley.

This “traitor” angered residents more when he took over the Thurgood Marshall Multi-Purpose Center and started bullying long-time tenants out.  Jones and his boys were later caught hosting late night parties at the city facility in violation of all local ordinances that placed the mayor, and not the councilman, in charge of the building. 

Shaking down Dave’s supermarket for free food so he can make himself look good is not a duty of a member of council. Basheer Jones has not personally-written any “pro the people” legislation. He’s just good at running his mouth.

This past Christmas Jones stopped by E. 79th and Superior where he dumped a few cheap-azzed toys on the dirty sidewalk for Christian children.  In the age of coronavirus the idea of little children putting their hands in their mouths or touching themselves after playing with toys they picked up off a filthy sidewalk seems like pure evil.

From now until next year, every “other” candidate for Cleveland mayor, those who actually reside in the city, is going to take a slice out of his political azz.  Jones will be politically dead way before the November 2021 election because of the slices that have already been taken out of his azz since “before” his 13 vote, recounted, victory. Lingchi.

Since he’s been dogging the veteran councilmen who’ve let his residency issue slide, and is making an early enemy of the Cleveland Police Patrolmens Association and Fraternal Order of Police, the Hip Hopping councilman from South Euclid can expect plenty of help towards his “bleeding to death” career’s unclimatic end.

Now that this sellout’s announced he’s campaigning for mayor, expect someone to announce soon they’re campaigning to replace him Ward 7. By the time 2021 rolls around he won’t even have the opportunities he “thinks” he has in Atlanta. 

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.

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