Brandon King created a proclamation in August claiming he had the authority to suspend the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, Ohio's constitution, state laws, East Cleveland's charter and ordinances. He must have been snorting some good shit when he signed it.

King’s proclamation says he suspended all federal, state and local laws so he can spend the city’s money

CLEVELAND, OH – East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King and his team must have been smoking and snorting up some good shit when they crafted a July 7, 2020 “proclamation” that suspended all laws so they could spend the city’s money; and receive cash gifts and grants under no laws without council’s permission.  The proclamation is a “criminal tool.”  King’s proclamation claims the document is authorized by constitutions and laws, but I guarantee he can identify no section of any constitution or law that authorizes such an inventively-creative piece of bullshit.  Jungle rule.

Had this snorting-azzed idiot, and the unsworn private citizen mob consigliere he’s paying to usurp the authority of the city’s director of law, Willa Hemmons, actually read the Ohio Constitution he was administered an oath of office to obey, they’d have shredded this bullshit before he signed it.  King’s signature on the document is now evidence council must deliver to Ohio’s Auditor of State, the FBI and HUD’s inspector general.  Hemmons should be in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio’s disciplinary counsel.  There’s no way she’s in compliance with any disciplinary rule.

Read this page and the next two as I share them below. It somewhat mirrors Mayor Frank Jackson’s “orders” but it deviates by illegally seeking to suspend laws; which makes the entire document not worth the paper on which it’s written.

Article 1.18 of Ohio’s Constitution has a title King’s team did not read.  The heading is “Suspension of laws.”  This is that “uh oh” moment for fools like Michael Smedley who I know is reading. 

“No power of suspending laws shall ever be exercised, except by the general assembly.” 

Hi Mike.  This is the reason I didn’t hire your dumb azz when you asked to work as my “chief of staff.” What the fuck would I look like letting a curve-graded, “semi-literate laborer” do some “thinking” for me just because he was a union organizer? So fucking what. The simple-minded have more ego than brains.  I’ve already seen an example of your “best” thinking.  I also see “jail” in your future.  It’s the perfect place for your soft, bitch azz.

King’s proclamation provides its own answers to the areas council has no other duty but to investigate. Finance director Charles Iyahen must be ordered by resolution to produce the records of every single transaction he conducted without council approval.  Every spent dime must be accounted for by Iyahen.

As the city’s finance director, it was Iyahen’s sworn duty to ignore King’s proclamation and obey the laws neither Congress nor the General Assembly of Ohio suspended during the pandemic.  The Constitutions of Ohio and the United States of America were not suspended.  Neither was any section of East Cleveland’s charter or codified ordinances.  Every elected and appointed official of the municipal corporation had no other duty but to “discharge the duties” of their “offices” or employment. That point has been made clear in U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s instructions to the nation’s 94 U.S. Attorneys; and to U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman in the northern district of Ohio overseeing an ongoing federal investigation of the misappropriation of federal block grant funds under Melran Leach.  

The problem in East Cleveland is that it’s fired ex-clerk of council, Khadijah Guy, failed to discharge the duty of obtaining the oaths and bonds of any of the city’s elected and appointed officials as required pursuant to R.C. 705.28. 

“Every officer of a municipal corporation and every employee holding a position upon an annual salary, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation, which shall be filed and kept in the office of the clerk of the municipal corporation, … “

There are further instructions that immediately follows the first sentence of the “unsuspended” state “general law” that contradicts the law-suspending language in King’s “proclamation” identified in four sub-headings.

” … that he will:  (A) Support the constitution of the United States and of this state, and the charter and ordinances of the municipal corporation;  (B) Not be influenced by any consideration except that of merit and fitness in the appointment or discharge of employees;  (C) Not make or authorize the expenditure of public money otherwise than for adequate consideration and efficient service to the municipal corporation;  (D) Faithfully, in all other respects, discharge the duties of his position or office.”

So where there are very clear instructions in R.C. 705.28 that King’s authority as the mayor was to “discharge the duties of his position or office” as he “supported” the constitutions, charter and laws: to “exceed” the authority of the office is “dereliction of duty”under East Cleveland Ord. No. 612.15 (d) and (e).  It’s “derelition of duty” under state law pursuant to R.C. 2921.44 (d) and (e) for any “official” to fail to perform the duties of an office or to go beyond the authority of the office.

Where King fucked up “big time,” and so did Iyahen, Hemmons, Belinda Kyle and every other person who “executed” his unlawful “proclamation,” is that the “duties of the office” he was required by law to discharge are found in R.C. 733.03 as a state general law and written in English.  “General powers of mayor in cities – merger of certain departments.”  Here we go … Brandon.  This is how prosecutors structure indictments. The use of the word “shall,” for a criminal like King, imposes a “mandatory duty” the official or employee must perform as written.

“The mayor shall be the chief conservator of peace within the city. He may appoint and remove the director of public service, the director of public safety, and the heads of the subdepartments of public service and public safety, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as are conferred and required by law.”

For King the companion to R.C. 733.03 is Section 113A of East Cleveland’s charter that explains in more detail “exactly” the duties “voters” authorized the mayor to discharge in 1985 when they dumped the commissioner – city manager form of government for the mayor – council form Cleveland Heights voters now want.

“Section 113 A.   General Powers and Duties: The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city, responsible for carrying out and fulfilling the intent and purpose of any and all legislation duly passed by the Council. The Mayor shall supervise the administration of all the affairs of the city and the conduct and administration of all departments and divisions thereof, except the Council and as otherwise provided by this Charter, and the Mayor shall have all such powers as are conferred upon Mayors by the laws of the State of Ohio.  The Mayor shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the city and shall see that all laws, resolutions, and ordinances are enforced therein.  The Mayor shall at all times keep the Council fully advised of the financial conditions and needs of the city and shall recommend to the Council such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient for the safety and welfare of the city and shall submit to the Council the estimate provided for in Section 60 of the Charter.”

Mayors pursuant to R.C. 733.03 are the “chief conservators of the peace” inside a municipal corporation.  Pursuant to R.C. 2901.01(c) the mayor is the chief law enforcement officer, not the biggest crook in town. That’s what I observed East Cleveland’s new clerk, Victoria Deneau, describing  of King when he called himself calling her out when she was simply responding to a question from a member of council about whether or not she knew him.  “Short dude.  Dreadlocks.  They say he’s the biggest crook in town?”  The new council clerk’s description was highly-observant.

Compounding King’s use of the proclamation as a criminal tool to steal without accountability since July or before, is the truth that only the “legislative authority” of a municipal corporation controls the city’s finances.  Not the mayor.  The mayor can’t touch a dime council has budgeted to a line item, transfer funds between line items or spend a dime without seeking a resolution from council that gives him the “permission.”  No resolution or supporting law to back up an expense or transfer and the act is criminal.   King’s not alone among the criminals holding office in Cuyahoga county.

Another dumb-azz of a mayor, ex-Lakewood Mayor Edward Fitzgerald, got a resolution from his council instructing him not to spend a dime without council approval; and not to exceed the budget.  It’s a shame instructions have to be so specific; but they’re needed when elected office holders are clearly “criminals.”  

Council has to “reconstruct” everything King did with his proclamation.  Every dime he spent.  Every piece of landbank property he transferred to one of his friends.  Every contract he awarded Darrell Moore without public bidding to cut grass for over $30,000 a month with absolutely “NO” documentation of the work.  King’s frat brother and childhood friend, Moore, gets $100,000 contracts from Leach to knock down four homes with block grant funds that bidding would get done for $8000 a piece.  Moore has no equipment and runs his demolition company out of the basement of a beauty shop.

Every “cash dollar” he received from a criminal defendant they got to pay them off to avoid jail and trial should be investigated. They have to get into this criminal’s mind to detect how he implemented each “element” of the “cash and money spending” schemes he envisioned in his law-suspending proclamation.  Since money was involved council needs to identify who King’s proclamation financially benefited.

Anyone who thinks the “cash deal” King and Hemmons tried to cut with the five Cleveland cops is an isolated incident is a fool.  This is an “organized crime gang” and they should be reported to the state’s organized crime commission.  King’s proclamation specifically identifies the receipt of cash and property without oversight as one of its objectives.  Council should learn who delivered them “cash” and what “property” they received since it’s known in the streets private citizen Larry McDonald’s been impersonating a law enforcement officer and robbing dope boys of their cash, drugs and cars in exchange for no records of arrests. 

Michael O’Malley is hiding exculpatory evidence from American citizens defending themselves against unlawful arrests by not delivering more than 250 letters his office has received from the Ohio Attorney General about private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers with expired OPOTA credentials. O’Malley should have been making sure the judges, mayors and councils of these officers knew, but didn’t. This is an example of Communist anarchism in a democratic government.

Heather McCollough intentionally omitted evidence of former East Cleveland council president Ernest Smith having underaged strippers at the old Club Dew Drop Inn along with patrons loaded with guns and drugs in an unlicensed bar.  Right now she’s hiding exculpatory evidence that 24 private citizens are impersonating law enforcement officers from every American who they’re conspiring to arrest and steal from as they’re detained in a jail the state ordered closed “before” January 2020. 

The chief of police has been indicted twice for felonies, Scott Gardner.  Ohio law required two judges to notify Gardner’s employer that he accepted a plea bargain deal from a felony to a misdemeanor; which made him ineligible to continue discharging the duties of a law enforcement officer “forever.”  King has him identified in his “proclamation” and it’s known he impersonates the city’s chief of police by every reporter in town who hasn’t bothered to confirm the law I’ve repeated with the records of Medina and Cuyahoga county’s court of common pleas. 

I find no evidence in the city’s records that the required employer notices of the judges were ever delivered to East Cleveland.  Someone inside the city’s government has conspired with another to withhold evidence of Gardner’s convictions from the council as he continues to be paid, earn an illegal pension and submit fraudulent time cards while impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Iyahen has no oath of office.  No bond as required of finance director’s by law.  So every act he’s engaged in, and every dime he’s spent, has been without “any” legal authority from the “vacated” public office of “director of finance.”  The lack of an oath means every document Iyahen signed as the “director of finance,” where he’s “certified” the availability of funds, has been fraudulent and an obstruction of official business.  He’s had no legal authority to touch a dime of the city’s money as a private citizen impersonating a finance director.

Council has to look at King’s “proclamation” from the perspective that he enriched himself, enriched the members of his team and enriched his friends in secret during the past two months; and that Iyahen is aiding in concealing the records as he’s not ever reported to the council during any meeting that he’s been operating under the mayor’s suspension instead of obeying the laws.  Council should examine the payroll and “accumulated time” records of every employee and official of the city for the past year.  They should investigate whether King and Iyahen are paying PERS benefits to private contractors like Hemmons, Moore and others.  

Police should be ordered to provide council with an inventory of every gram of drugs they’ve gathered as evidence, how they’ve stored them,  how they’ve been used in evidence and disposed of after trial.  All this information “should have been” reported to council by the police chiefs in monthly reports under the state and city’s seized asset forfeiture laws and ordinances.  The Police Athletic League money and the Law Enforcement Trust Fund money all must be reported monthly to council.   The accounts from those funds are required by law to be in the name of the city and under the council’s control through the director of finance.  What East Cleveland private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers have done is placed the money in private accounts in their own names.

Council should examine the office supplies purchases to learn if the items are coming from King’s company.  Gary Norton purchased from him during his time on council as vice president.  King also orchestrated an ordinance to obtain a $100,000 Forest Hill property for $1000 from the landbank that he voted to give himself as the legislation’s sponsor. 

I’ve written this story with such detail to offer a point of perspective to the FBI agents I spoke to last month after McDonald’s armed kidnapping of Justyn Anderson.  Anderson was placed in a jail the state ordered King to close; and I suspect citizens who want to avoid being locked up in it have been extorted for cash to stay out. There’s no other reason to disobey federal, state and local laws; and an American citizens’ constitutional rights but for a conspiracy to steal.

The law enforcement officer impersonators were involved in a high speed pursuit throughout the city on October 5.  The majority of the city’s law enforcement officers, including its police chief impersonator, have no legal authority to discharge a law enforcement officer’s duties, wear a weapon, a uniform, drive a public safety vehicle, operate the FBI’s National Crime Information Center’s database, make an arrest or jail an American citizen; or to write a report a prosecutor reviews for charges and a trial.  According to the city’s mayor, his administration has “suspended” all laws.

East Cleveland city hall is an “anarchist” government.  It must be declared as such by the Governor of the State of Ohio.  It’s “unsworn” officials and employees must all be removed from office whether it closes the city down or not. Those operating without oaths of office have no legal authority to discharge the duties of the “vacated” public offices they hold; and the acts they’re committing in excess to the duties of the public offices are criminal.

Because Ohio’s governor, Richard Michael DeWine, is an election-cancelling and commerce clause violating anarchist, this Communist evil is allowed.  Cuyahoga County prosecuting attorney Michael O’Malley is an anarchist who knows from this state’s attorney general, in letters upon which he’s copied, that more than 250 private citizens are impersonating law enforcement officers in various police departments and agencies throughout Cuyahoga County, just like in East Cleveland; and he’s failed to deliver the “exculpatory evidence” to any citizen of this nation as required by law.  Anarchism.  Communism.  Compare King’s acts to the U.S. Congress’ “Findings of Fact” in the 1954 Communist Control Act.

"The Congress hereby finds and declares that the Communist Party of the United States, although purportedly a political party, is in fact an instrumentality 
of a conspiracy to overthrow the Government of the United States. It constitutes an authoritarian dictatorship within a republic, demanding for itself 
the rights and privileges accorded to political parties, but denying to all others the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution."

The Government of the United States of America is the most “democratic” in the world.  All this “secret” shit and “criminal” shit is associated with Communism and not democracy. As I’ve shared insights about our nation, state and local laws, you’ll find a sense of fairness in them when they’re applied as written … equally.  You’ll find a respect for the individual American citizen’s “rights” in them when they are applied equally and fairly.

Charles Iyahen worked for my administration as a payroll clerk. I don’t care how long he’s been a city employee, or the level of education he’s received, his management of the city’s finances with no oath of office is unlawful. From my reading of the city’s budget and the transactions I’ve seen, he’s on his way to prison like former finance director Dan Bertosa. No one knows that city’s history better than me.

What East Cleveland residents have been witnessing with its elected and appointed officials are individuals who have no comprehension of laws their deeds show they’ve not read.  For me it’s offensively racial that American Negroes would associate themselves with a trait that some thought reflected our culture.  “If you want to keep something from a nigger put it in print.”

Obviously, from all everyone who knows me knows about me that is not “this” American Negro’s trait; and it’s not a trait connected to “our” culture.  It may be to them “African Americans, Blacks, Minorities and Persosn of Color,” but it’s not a cultural characteristic of American Negroes; and this type of “racially-demeaning” shit offends me to my core.

I don’t care if my readers appreciate my insights or not.  Non-readers are ignorant.  I hate ignorance.  I think it’s despicable that individuals who don’t read seek elected offices that require more intellectual insights and academic skills and knowledge than they possess even with their bullshit “degrees” and “credentials.”  Skills pay bills.  These criminals would starve to death if they weren’t allowed to steal from our nation’s taxpayers.

Brandon King and the team he leads degrades the image of the American Negro in America.  The brilliance that led Dr. George Washington Carver to discover 326 ways to use a peanut every other race of people only ate ain’t in him.  He more exhibits the traits of the Africans whose racial betrayals sold millions of our ancestors into bondage.

Does anyone think Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is the only dope fiend in government? Brandon King claims to live in a home at 2735 Elsinore that’s been raided twice for drugs. He lives in Richmond Heights. His brother’s been caught dealing drugs from the address. Brandon must not have been caught since it’s where he’s claimed to live even during the raid. To those of us in the political game for real, we know this shit is gangsta. King’s organized crime gang doesn’t know they’re already caught. The trap’s right in his path in plain view; but he and they don’t see it.

King has empowered what can be easily-observed are the racist descendants of European Communists, Nazis and Fascists to impersonate law enforcement officers in a 96 percent majority American Negro and Christian city; and he’s allowed these God-less bastards to terrorize our people with a level of brutality that would make Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler proud.

If this state’s laws worked the criminals on the elections board who steal elections with Brent Lawler would have long ago investigated and confirmed he doesn’t live in East Cleveland, but in Richmond Heights.  They knew Jeff Johnson was a resident of Twinsburg in Summit County when he campaigned for Cleveland mayor.  They know Basheer Jones lived in South Euclid and now lives in Cleveland Heights while he serves on city council. 

Residents of each city should see these “infiltrators” in the same infiltrating light as those who want to protect our nation’s borders see illegal immigrants.  There is no difference.  They ruin the communities they reside in illegally; especially when they bring their outsider’s lawbreaking ways into the community’s politics and elected offices.

East Cleveland residents should run this “filth” out of its city government.  King may share the DNA of an American Negro, but he is culturally, intellectually and spiritually not our kind.  He and the criminals aiding him in theft of public funds from the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in the state are a fucking disgrace.

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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