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2 “killed in the line of duty” Cleveland city workers and two different fucking responses

It's "all hands on deck" to catch another cop's killers and it's "a detective will get back to you" when it's everybody else

CLEVELAND, OH –  American Negro D’Shane Wilcox was shot to death in the line of duty on E. 138th Street on November 18, 2018.  He was a sanitation worker keeping the city’s streets clean so roaches, rodents, flies and other vermin would not enter our homes.  Anyone who understands the efffects of piled up trash knows filth kills. Sanitation workers are heroes.

Where were your tears for D’Shawn Wilcox … Calvin? What? An American Negro man isn’t one of your own? You and Frank have never stood up for us!

Cleveland Mayor frank Jackson offered this heroic father of two children’s family “condolesences” and not a fucking dime was spent to cover the cost of his funeral.  Wilcox’s killer has still not been found. 

Wilcox’s cop city co-workers didn’t go “all hands on deck” with their fellow worker’s killing.  Williams wasn’t on the news calling him a “hero” and crying like a little bitch about how he sacrificed himself to save us all from the diseases that comes from unemptied trash cans.  There are no “hero” stories from this town’s media crying for his killer to be found.  A $2500 reward was offered.  So far no takers.

So the “standard” for solving city worker homicides is the way Wilcox’s murder was treated.  Just like everybody else’s.  Less than 50 percent solve rate. No big deal.

At the end of the Civil War in 1865 the literacy rate for freed American Negroes was zero percent. By 1970 our literacy rate was 98.4 percent. Why? In segregated schools like I was educated in my four American Negro female and four American Negro male teachers maintained the academic standards that achieved the goal. An “A” was a score of 95 to 100. When the Russians leading our 75 percent majority American Negro city’s school board wanted to grade us on the “curve,” my teachers met with our parents as a group. They told us and them that an “A” was a score of 95 to 100 and anything less would demean our race. I was an A student. Then we returned to Cleveland. I see y’all embraced the curve. Look at how you demean our race. I learned to read and write in “that” East Saint Louis, Illinois environment and I thank almighty God for my father’s decision to raise his family there. It’s where I learned the greatness of an American Negro man named Dr. George Washington Carver whose brilliance was so profound he figured out 326 ways to use a peanut every other race of people could only eat. Reading is so very fundamental to leadership. If you do not read you cannot lead.Communist-style policing is un-American … Frank.

Russian American James Skernivitz like Wilcox worked for the city of Cleveland.  He was shot to death on September 3 with an  American man he kidnapped into committing a crime who was already under indictment for theft.  The crime the city worker wanted the man, Scott Dingess, to commit involved the purchase of drugs.  The man’s American family now has a valid civil rights claim for the lawbreaking that led to their loved one’s death at the taxpayer’s expense.

By September 4 the lawbreaking city worker Skernivitz’s killer was caught as his fellow Cleveland city workers, the majority with ancestry to Eastern European nations, exceeded the authority of the public jobs they held to “station and transfer” themselves  into an American Negro lynch mob overtime opportunity during a budget-draining pandemic.  They then stationed and transferred themselves, using city equipment and at overtime expense, to obstruct the official business of the majority American Negro populated taxpayers to bury him. To this town’s Russian-owned media, their ancestral countryman is a state-hero.

Two city workers shot and killed in the line of duty on the job ; and two completely different responses from the same elected and appointed public officials and media.  One employee was an American Negro whose enslaved ancestor built this nation.  The other is a Russia American whose last name doesn’t show up on my Ellis Island records search; and whose surname is not native to this land.

There is no “Skernivitz” connected to the surname of the late Cleveland police officer.

The style of policing an American Negro mayor and police chief allows law enforcement officers to use that results in the kidnapping of American citizens off the streets to use in the execution of a crime is foreign to this nation.  So is the authority of public employees to appropriate public funds on their own to enrich themselves at the taxpayer’s expense under the “guise” of solving a homicide.

There are two questions to ask when it comes to how one group of civil servants is allowed to confiscate public funds to catch their class of worker’s killer.  Are all civil service workers employed with the municipal corporation authorized by law to appropriate public funds to discharge duties that exceed the level of service provided to other civil service workers and citizens?  Can the city’s sanitation workers, through their union leadership, appropriate overtime to catch a killer without legislative authorization?

The duties of municipal police officers are found in Section 737.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.  It’s a straightforward general law that instructs them to “obey” first before they enforce “all” federal, state and local criminal laws and orders of the court.

Chapter 37-194 of Cleveland’s Charter sets forth in similar language as Section 705.28 of the Revised Code of Ohio that all employees of the city shall take an oath of office prior to entering the office and discharging its duties.  The oath pursuant to the state’s general law instructs them to obey the U.S. and Ohio constitutions.  Every right and provision of the U.S. Constitution applies equally to all citizens; so this rogue 4th and 14th amendment violating searching, stopping and snatching of people off the streets ain’t fucking American at all.

Skernivitz was not discharging the duties of a municipal law enforcement officer when he was using a kidnapped man to commit a crime. Council should be seeking to indemnify itself of his “individual” and not “official” conduct as an employee who was not discharging the duties identified in R.C. 737.11 for municipal police officers. There’s 9.87(B)(2) of Ohio’s revised code that explains the duty to protect taxpayers through indemnification under the following conditions”

When the officer or employee acts manifestly outside the scope of the officer’s or employee’s employment or official responsibilities, with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner, as determined by the employer of the officer or employee or by the attorney general.

Civilian municipal law enforcement officers have stuck themselves with the story that Dingess was operating as an informant.  The use of a citizen in the capacity of an informant is authorized and “limited” by federal and state laws no record will show Skernivitz, his co-workers, Williams, Jackson or any city prosecuting attorney obeyed.

American citizen Scott Dingess is a hero KGB-like Cleveland cops snatched off the streets and forced to commit crimes. Dingess’ life was taken by armed teenagers as his kidnapper, James Skernivitz, forced him to wear a wire to buy drugs from someone he wanted to arrest.

Sternivitz was assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Legend task force on September 2, 2020.  The federal law required vetting process that leads to his voluntary signature on a form cannot be achieved within 24 hours and during an 8-hour shift.  Any act an employee engaged in that did not comply with the duties of the job or laws is “outside the scope of the officer or employee’s employment or official responsibilities.”  Criminally, under R.C. 2921.44(E) it’s called “dereliction of duty.”

Pursuant to 18 U.S. C. 241 and 242, Cleveland law enforcement officers engaged in a “color of law” violation of Dingess’ rights and are now in a conspiracy with the story of his being an informant to conceal their crimes by coloring him as “hero.”  Skernivitz was not wearing a police uniform and was sitting in a private vehicle.

The three teenagers cops are trying to paint as assassins saw two white men sitting behind a building.  One possessed a weapon.  The same criminals who kidnapped Dingess, and who appropriated overtime “theft in office” for themselves without legislative authorization to catch Skernivitz’s killer, now manipulate public opinion.  City council, not any employee, controls the city’s money through legislative enactment.  Council did not appropriate overtime money to catch “one” nonn-resident employee of the city’s killer.

American Negro David McDaniel, 18, has been turned into public enemy #1 by Russian-owned newspapers and television stations for his alleged role in killing a Russian American man and the American man he and other police kidnapped and coerced into committing a crime. McDaniel’s mother said her son and two friends arranged to meet someone who was willing to sell them marijuana in a city where under 200 grams is not a criminal offense.

The truth to what happened on W. 65th and Storer could be as simple as three American Negro teenagers decided to buy some weed in a city where under 200 grams is not criminal; and they encountered a  Russian American criminal who pulled out his gun and they defended themselves.  Had Skernivitz been operating within the law and worn the uniform he was assigned to his civil servant class of worker, and operated out of the marked public safety vehicle council appropriated money to pay for his use, the teens would have kept it moving.  

This cop appropriation of public funds should anger every Cleveland taxpayer.  The standard for solving homicides is set by the way Jackson, council, Williams and the state treated Wilcox.   Condolesences.  No funeral assistance.  No extra overtime to catch a city worker’s killer.  No reappropriation of municipal resources for public displays on municipal streets.  No American flag flown at half mast by the state’s Irish American governor.

It cost roughly $30 million for the state of Pennsylvania’s 1000 cop, 48-day, overtime driven manhunt to catch Russian American Eric Matthew Frein in 2014 when he shot state police officer and American Bryon K. Dickson II to death and seriously wounded state police officer and American Alex Douglass.  The disparate treatment of police homicides versus everyone else’s is made more compelling because had Dingess been alone there’d be no story.  

1000 Pennsylvania state and local police increased their paychecks and pension earnings by $30 million in 2014 when they stole that amount of money from the state’s taxpayers to catch one Russian American killer of one American state cop. He wounded another. Eric Matthew Frein was represented by Russian American attorney Michael Weinstein and blamed his father lying about being a hero in Vietnam and hating the police on the killings. Frein was sentenced to death.

There’s one section Cleveland officials rampantly ignore that provides strict guidance on the “legal” number of hours a city employee can work.  Chapter 37-196 instructs the following:

Except in case of extraordinary emergencies, not to exceed eight hours shall constitute a day’s work and not to exceed forty­-eight hours a week’s work, for any City employee of the City of Cleveland in the classified service thereof, and for any workmen engaged in any public work carried on or aided by the Municipality whether done by contract or otherwise. The Council shall by ordinance, provide for the enforcement of the provisions of this section.  (Effective November 9, 1931)

Based on the official acts Jackson, Williams and other employees engage in for every other homicide the death of an American citizen is not an “extraordinary emergency.”  So every classified employee is lawfully restricted to no more than 8 hours per day under a section of Cleveland’s charter that was on the books when every collective bargaining agreement in the city was enacted.

Anything that conflicts with the charter is unlawful.  Frank doesn’t have the legal authority to negotiate language outside the charter.  The instructions in the charter’s language to council is clear.

The Council shall by ordinance, provide for the enforcement of the provisions of this section.

So any overtime provision in any collective bargaining agreement that conflicts with this language, even if council approved it, is voided.  A homicide based on past practices is not an “extraordinary emergency” that would create an overtime opportunity for police officers.

Instead of playing politics with the police union council should be investigating the overtime used to catch Sternivitz’s killers.  They should compare the deployment of police to Sternivitz’s killer to that of every other city worker killed in the line of duty by checking the assignments and payroll records of the police during the time of the crime.

The questions to Calvin are simple.  Under what statutory authority were police stationed and transfered to receive overtime to catch Sternivitz’s killer?  Under what statutory authority were police stationed and transfered to attend his funeral?

There’s no statutory authority for this type of theft in office from city workers.

To chief Angelo Cavillo.  Under what statutory authority in R.C. 737.09 are you authorized to station and transfer firefighters and equipment, and obstruct the fire department’s official business, to participate in Sternivitz’s funeral?  Did the fire department provide firefighters and equipment for D’Shane Wilcox’s funeral?

Both officials should be directed to submit the cost of these “overtime generating” exercises to the council for examination.  If either official has exceeded the authority of their public offices, and that includes the mayor, council should recapture the funds and file criminal charges.

Pursuant to R.C. 733.34, the mayor shall supervise the conduct of all officers and employees of the municipal corporation; and that’s in his official “law enforcement officer” capacity as the city’s “chief conservator of the peace.”

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. Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.

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