CLEVELAND, OH – East Cleveland resident Kelly Bright doesn’t like Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy’s first year campaign to have 24 organized criminals operating without valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials investigated by the FBI for violating citizen rights “under the color of law.” Bright in her affidavit thinks dirty East Cleveland cops like chief of police Scott Gardner, who has been twice convicted on felonies he pleaded down to misdemeanors in two counties, are being “defamed” by Gowdy.
Bright’s affidavit shows she also supports Richmond Heights resident Brandon King criminally lying on campaign reports that he lives at 1735 Elsinore Road with “several” of his grown-azzed brothers who each vote from the address illegally. That’s according to a Facebook message I received from Cecil King in response to why he, Sheldon and Brandon were all registered at the same address.
1735 Elsinore Road was raided twice by East Cleveland police to execute search warrants for drugs. King’s brother’s been a “dealer.” According to Bright, King or the “executive branch” of the city’s government
What’s become a matter of public concern about Bright’s recall petition is whether or not she actually circulated them. Bright’s signature is seen on all the petitions as the circulator. Bright even signed a petition she claims her signature as the circulator alleges she witnessed.
There’s an affidavit attached to petitions that contains Bright’s signature. But, according to assistant East Cleveland prosecutor Heather McCollough, Che Gadison delivered the affidavit she notarized with Bright’s signature on it. As a notary McCollough was required by Ohio law to witness Bright signing the affidavit she notarized that Bright did not sign in her presence.
Several petition signers also say it was Gadison and not Bright who collected the 214 signatures. East Cleveland resident Justyn Anderson has obtained statements from several residents who have affirmed that it was Gadison and not Bright who obtained their signatures.
Anderson in his investigation of the possible criminal election fraud asked election stealing elections manager Brent Lawler to examine the actual petitions Bright’s signature affirms she circulated and witnessed each signer signing. Lawler told Anderson the board counted but didn’t keep copies of the petitions with the signatures they validated. When Anderson sought to get Bright’s petitions from city hall he learned they were among several official records removed from the office by fired ex-council clerk Khadijah Guy.
Guy was terminated on September 2 after obstructing an official meeting of the council for 20 minutes while she looked up records to learn if the reorganization meeting was legal. The clerk’s obstruction was seen by newly-elected council president Korean Stevenson and vice president Gowdy as dereliction of duty. Guy was angrily warned to discharge only the duties of the clerk of council, and not the law director. She refused.
Guy sent an email that morning acknowledging that change in leadership and asking to learn her status. She got her answer in the form of a termination letter from the council’s two new leaders and veteran councilman Nathaniel Martin. The three reminded Guy that her conduct as a public official criminally violated the city’s ordinances as there are no “administrative” laws for disciplining public officials who exceed the authority of their elected or appointed public offices.
Guy had already failed to obtain oaths of offices for every elected and appointed official and employee as required by R.C. 705.28. It’s a problem that made even the contractor impersonating the city’s director of law, Willa Hemmons, disqualified since January of 2014 from discharging the duties of the office.
Stevenson wants the petitions returned and is considering adding the stolen property to the other acts the council is considering referring to the prosecuting attorney. After learning she was terminated Guy sent a letter of resignation.
What’s bothering Anderson is McCollough’s role in the election fraud as an attorney , city prosecutor and law enforcement officer. The recall affidavit clearly identifies Kelly Bright as the signer. It’s a signature that may or may not be authentically hers.
McCollough in a social media exchange with someone questioning her about her signature on the affidavit as an notary performing an official act clearly identifies Gadison as the person who delivered it to her alone. She’s insistent that it’s Gadison’s petition.
But it’s not Gadison’s signature on the affidavit or any of the petitions she was seen circulating throughout the city; and who the voters Anderson spoke to say asked them to sign. Every petition identifies Bright and not Gadison as the circulator.
Anderson has examined public records Gadison completed and signed. What he sees is evidence from her handwriting style that compares to the handwriting on the petitions that were completed and signed in Bright’s name.
Bright’s now got to consider that 214 signers on the petition will testify if asked that it was Gadison and not her who asked them to sign. Under Ohio law the new city council has the authority to conduct an investigation and issue subpoenas to Bright, Gadison, McCollough and the signers of just one petition to learn if local, state and federal election laws were violated.
Gowdy told EJBNEWS she’s preparing to file a defamation claim against Bright for the defamatory language in her affidavit. Nothing she’s done to hold the city’s police and mayor accountable has been about freeing an alleged killer who Larry McDonald and Kenneth Lundy tied to a homicide by searching his Facebook page without a warrant; and then staging an arrest without a warrant that was actually an armed kidnapping of two teenagers.
Neither McDonald nor Lundy were authorized by the Ohio Attorney General to discharge the duties of a peace officer or wear weapon. They’re still not authorized to discharge a law enforcement officer’s duties along with 24 other East Cleveland law enforcement officer impersonators.
Donald’s police girlfriend, a woman who has his child, is the city’s internal affairs officer assigned to investigate complaints of her “baby daddy.” This is the criminal lunacy Bright, Gadison and McCollough are obstructing with their alleged criminal acts.
Gowdy and Anderson, along with Stevenson and Martin, want the criminals not only out of the police department; but out of the mayor’s office and the rest of city hall. 214 residents who signed Bright’s questionable petition appear now to have been engaged in election fraud to help them.
The non-resident organized criminals who have created over $100 million in civil liabilities the city’s resident taxpayers must pay do not want to stop stealing. Shit’s got too good for them.
Kelly Bright’s got a big problem. Gowdy is going to sue her for defamation. One of the requests she’s going to make during discovery is for Bright’s homeowner’s insurance policy.