Gowdy demands video King’s hiding non-OPOTA certified McDonald’s death threat against a cop he asked for drug evidence to give his girlfriend

CLEVELAND, OH – Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy wants the videos in the possession of the Richmond Heights resident who serves unlawfully as East Cleveland’s mayor that show a member of the organized crime gang he leads threatening a certified law enforcement officer’s life.  The certified law enforcement officer had placed his bodycam on a desk to record himself entering evidence from an arrest that included marijuana, cocaine and cash.

Law enforcement officer impersonator Larry McDonald had already taken the cocaine but he wanted one of the bags of marijuana.  He was impersonating a police commander.  The bodycam shows “the commander” returning to ask for a bag of the weed that’s in a book bag for his girlfriend.  The certified law enforcement officer he took the cocaine from reminds McDonald his bodycam is on the desk.  McDonald also wanted the cash.

McDonald looks towards the camera and walks away saying “I’m going to kill you.”  It’s not known if the “girlfriend” he wanted the weed for is the police department’s internal affairs officer, Dominique King.  McDonald is King’s “baby daddy.”

Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy and other members of council learned some of the details of the incident and demanded the video evidence in an email request to Richmond Heights resident Brandon King.  Cash, drugs and cars have been unreported in numerous arrests that involve King, McDonald and the team of uncertified individuals impersonating municipal law enforcement officers as police and prosecutors.

As the city’s former mayor and director of public safety, I know there should be a video recording of the law enforcement officer giving a statement about the incident to another law enforcement officer.   There should be an interview with McDonald conducted by the internal affairs officer.

Every time Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy does something right for the people she’s finding herself obstructed by Brandon King, Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough who are not discharging the duties of their elected and appointed public offices. Voters will remember former East Cleveland Council Vice President Chantelle Lewis ripping into Ralph Spotts over the beating of Arnold Black during council meeting. Lewis visited the city’s jail to meet with Black. Gowdy’s learned with other members of council that Larry McDonald is stealing drugs and cash from citizens being arrested by private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers; and the organized crime gang she’s fighting with council members like Nathaniel Martin and Korean Stevenson are the ones in city hall.

It appears the surveillance cameras I had installed, and that were previously installed before my term in office as mayor, have been removed.  Every area inside a police department is supposed to be under 24-hour video surveillance.  Council should view the surveillance camera removals as an intentional criminal act to conceal more crimes like those McDonald was caught committing.

From the beginning of her term in office Gowdy has validated that no oaths of office or bonds are on file in the office of the council clerk for the majority of the city’s officers and employees pursuant to R.C. 705.28.  Private attorney and Shaker Heights resident Willa Hemmons recently admitted in writing that a “preponderance of evidence” exists as proof she is usurping a public office she uses to obstruct council from exercising its authority to remove her and co-conspirer Heather McCollough.  Ohio law requires law directors to be “electors” of the municipal corporations they serve.

Gowdy also confirmed that council has never authorized Hemmons in any resolution to file a claim in any court in the city’s name.  Hemmons had no legal authority to file a claim against Chasing Justice founder Mariah Crenshaw as a “vexatious litigator” to cover her refusal to deliver public records.

Right after Tamia Chapman was killed by a chase initiated by a Target security guard from W. 117th to Superior & Euclid Avenue, Gowdy sent letters to Cleveland council president Kevin Kelly asking for a copy of a warrantless pursuit agreement between the two legislative authorities that allowed police officers to cross borders from either side.  Kelly’s response came in the form of an answer to a public records request he unlawfully created in her name that no such document existed.

Gowdy shared Kelly’s response with the entire council, but only Stevenson and Martin thought enough about “the people” to join her in amending Ord. No. 525.03 to stop the misconduct.

Gowdy and councilman Nathaniel Martin are a part of the new council leadership that wants Council President Korean Stevenson to use council’s congressional-like investigative authority to hold public hearings on the organized criminal activity the law enforcement officer impersonators are engaging in as they move legislation to deal with it.

How King has been handling crimes committed by McDonald, Hemmons, McCollough, Michael Smedley and other officials of the city engaged in misconduct is the reason they decided to remove Ernest Smith from the presidency.  Timothy Austin, a skate who spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and never achieved a rank above the level of staff sergeant as a chow hall cook, continues to abstain from voting against the corruption being engaged in by this nation’s “domestic enemies.”

Smith’s broke azz is too busy stealing transportation for himself in the form of a city car and gas to be concerned about protecting the city’s majority American Negro and Christian residents from being persecuted by Europeans, some with ancestry to Communist nations, impersonating law enforcement officers while violating their constitutional rights.  Smith is the so-called founder of the Oppressed Peoples Nation who human trafficked underaged American Negro girls across state lines from Detroit to Cleveland to display their nude and nearly-nude bodies to adult men.  Instead of exposing King’s administration for its insidious abuses against his own people, Smith has been voting no on any legislation that benefits Tamia Chapman’s family.

King has not ever been qualified as a resident to serve on either East Cleveland city council or as the mayor; which makes every act he engages in and document he has signed an obstruction of the city’s official business. The address King lists as his residence at 1735 Elsinore Road was raided for drugs twice by the police he now supervises.  According to Cecil King, he and his “brother mayor,” and their other non-resident brothers, use the address of their convicted dope dealing brother Sheldon King’s residence to vote from because they care for East Cleveland.

The Richmond Heights public office usurper reacted to Gowdy’s official request by conspiring with Claude Mitchell and Pitassio Taylor to block the councilwoman’s email address so she would be unable to send any correspondence to him or other city officials.   Not even the council clerk.

Council has every right and authority now to criminally charge Mitchell and Taylor with obstruction as their acts add them to the growing list of witnesses who will eventually be called for another “Onunwor-like” federal trial.  Taylor was one of the suspects I identified as having unlawful access to my personal computer hard drive when the criminal investigation I ordered to learn how pictures from it were delivered to the media and voters was obstructed by Ralph Spotts, Scott Gardner and Ronald Riley.  I see he’s still a scumbag.

The obstruction of Gowdy’s “communication” rights as a member of the city’s legislative authority goes beyond the purpose of the computer equipment and internet council purchased and “owns” as the city’s property; and violates R.C. 2913.04.   Gowdy has every right now to take the evidence of Mitchell and Taylor’s tampering to the county prosecutor as the offense is a 5th degree felony.  Akron’s ex-police chief, James Nice, a former FBI agent, was convicted under R.C. 2913.04 for his unlawfully accessing the NCIC database; and so is every other violator once exposed.  Obeying the law below is one of the duties Hemmons should have advised King, Mitchell and Taylor to discharge.

2913.04 Unauthorized use of property – computer, cable, or telecommunication property.  (A) No person shall knowingly use or operate the property of another without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent.  (B) No person, in any manner and by any means, including, but not limited to, computer hacking, shall knowingly gain access to, attempt to gain access to, or cause access to be gained to any computer, computer system, computer network, cable service, cable system, telecommunications device, telecommunications service, or information service without the consent of, or beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of, the owner of the computer, computer system, computer network, cable service, cable system, telecommunications device, telecommunications service, or information service or other person authorized to give consent.  (C) Except as permitted under section 5503.101 of the Revised Code, no person shall knowingly gain access to, attempt to gain access to, cause access to be granted to, or disseminate information gained from access to the law enforcement automated database system created pursuant to section 5503.10 of the Revised Code without the consent of, or beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of, the chair of the law enforcement automated data system steering committee.  (D) No person shall knowingly gain access to, attempt to gain access to, cause access to be granted to, or disseminate information gained from access to the Ohio law enforcement gateway established and operated pursuant to division (C)(1) of section 109.57 of the Revised Code without the consent of, or beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of, the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

Gowdy is concerned because King should have immediately taken the video to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  King should have demanded that they, not the private and uncertified individuals he’s unlawfully allowed to impersonate law enforcement officers, place McDonald under arrest for the “felony” crime of which he has knowledge as the city’s chief law enforcement officer.

A certified police officer’s life was threatened by a private citizen who is not certified under any state law to discharge a law enforcement officer’s duties.  McDonald has been repeatedly warned by Ohio’s attorney general to stop carrying a weapon; and King had no legal authority to “appoint” or allow a private citizen anywhere near law enforcement equipment.  The certified law enforcement officer, according to my sources, actually believed reporting McDonald would result in his being arrested and removed.

Council vice president Juanita Gowdy, president Korean Stevenson and veteran member Nathaniel Martin are being obstructed by Brandon King, Ernest Smith and Timothy Austin from enacting Ord. No. 525.03 and other resolutions to remove uncertified law enforcement officer impersonators from the city’s workforce. The three new council leaders are enacting the ordinance changes to deal with the warrantless pursuits that have taken and ruined American Negro lives on both sides of the border. It’s why they removed Ernest Smith. It’s a shame he’s more worried about driving a city car he has no right to drive than delivering legislation to the people these rogues are oppressing.

When Gowdy and other members of council learned that McDonald was not removed and charged, but simply demoted, they grew concerned that King was leaving a law enforcement officer impersonator in the position to carry out his “I’m going to kill you” threat under the color of law.  McDonald engaged in a color of law kidnapping of Justyn Anderson after Judge Will Dawson obstructed the criminal complaint he filed against the law enforcement officer impersonator last year.  Instead of ruling on Anderson’s complaint, Dawson is presiding over instead of outright dismissing a trial that came from the East Cleveland Sunrise newspaper publisher using the word “fuck” in McDonald’s presence.  All of the officials engaged in Anderson’s criminal prosecution are individuals he’s exposed as organized criminals.

Every time McDonald and other uncertified private citizens access the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database they are engaging in multiple federal crimes.  Private attorney Willa Hemmons has no legal authority to have been given NCIC access and a Terminal ID number who can use the privacy protected information to look up the backgrounds of the mayor’s enemies and potential jurors.

King has knowledge that McDonald’s theft of the drug evidence and the threat on the certified law enforcement officer’s life are felony crimes.  So do Hemmons and the city’s unsworn prosecuting attorney, Heather McCollough.  Instead of discharging the duties of the public offices they have usurped, the two private attorneys have conspired with King and the law enforcement officer impersonators he leads as an organize crime gang to violate the rights of the American citizens they interact with “under the color of law.”

Everyone forgets Jaden Paolino, then 13, was hit in Cleveland when East Cleveland cops with no credentials pursued a driver across borders over an expired license plate. A $150 minor misdemeanor traffic citation. The cop who conducted the chase had no legal authority to run the NCIC database so Juanita Gowdy, Nathaniel Martin and Korean Stevenson are voting on Ord. No. 525.03 to stop them from doing it. The legislation gives the people the right to file real “criminal” complaints against police officers who violate their rights, break laws and operate without credentials. The people obstructing it from going forward are Ernest Smith, Timothy Austin, Brandon King, Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough. The disgrace is Austin who served the nation’s armed forces as a career; and who swore to defend the Constitution and the nation against its enemies both foreign and domestic. He returns from serving the nation to serving his adopted community; and when this evil happens to his people he abstains from voting. A fucking coward.

McDonald is the subject of a court case that involves a 17-year-old teenager he and another law enforcement officer impersonator, Kenneth Lundy aka Kenneth DiSalvo, kidnapped in front of city hall in a private vehicle.   The two had conducted a social media search and identified him as a murder suspect.  What a private investigator learned is that the two had been buying guns off the streets for $500 each that had been connected to murders for them to plant on the suspects they wanted to arrest.  One of the guns connected to a slain youth was placed in the 17 year old’s car.

This is just a part of the ongoing struggle against organized criminals the city’s legitimate and responsible legislators have been dealing with in plain view of Ohio Attorney General David Yost, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman, Cuyahoga county Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’Malley and municipal prosecutors Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough.   This information and more has already been shared with FBI agents as required by 18 U.S.C. 4.   Gowdy pursuant to that federal law wants the video as part of council’s attempt to remove unsworn and uncertified law enforcement officer impersonators who are placing their own lives at risk with each unlawful arrest as knowledge of their crimes against American citizens grows.

The danger now is for the certified law enforcement officers to be mistaken for uncertified ones; and armed citizens who know McDonald is not a police officer and see him as a “threat to their life” or the life of a loved one decide to defend themselves against him.  McDonald and the state’s other uncertified police officers should read R.C. 2901.05 in its entirety.

When the law was enacted by Ohio’s general assembly as its version of “stand your ground,” Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Nelson told me it gave the average the citizen the same “fear of life” defense as police officers.  It involves the defense against a police officer who interferes with a person’s rights under the color of law when they’re not lawfully allowed to even have a conversation with an American citizen.

This is an example of the “cease” letter Larry McDonald and other East Cleveland law enforcement officer impersonators received that instructed them to “cease discharging the duties of law enforcement officers and wearing a weapon.” Everyone Michael Cardilli and Paula Robinson arrested should have their cases thrown out. An individual wearing a uniform and a weapon with expired OPOTA credentials is not a law enforcement officer but a criminal violating rights under the color of law.

This is not one of those “come here” nations where a cop on the street gets to stop anyone they like at any time without a lawful reason to do so.  If McDonald or any other private citizen operating without an oath or OPOTA credentials seeks to impersonate a law enforcement officer without them, they leave themselves with no legal defense against an American citizen they attempt to unlawfully stop, question or arrest who decides their actions are unlawful and a threat to their life.

McDonald should not ever return to the streets of any city wearing a law enforcement officer’s uniform.  King should be criminally prosecuted for allowing him and every other law enforcememt officer wearing a uniform who has been instructed by the Attorney General of Ohio not to wear or carry a weapon.  McDonald should have ceased discharging the duties of a law enforcement officer and carrying a weapon on January 1, 2020.  So should every other individual who knows their OPOTA credentials are expired on every police department in Ohio.

Cease means exactly what it says. So does R.C. 2901.05.  Private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers are placing their lives, the lives of their partners and the lives of informed American citizens at risk.  Do not impersonate a law enforcement officer with expired OPOTA credentials.  Resign.  The executive director of OPOTA does not have the legal authority to “reinstate” any private citizen discharging a law enforcement officer’s duties with expired credentials.

R.C. 2901.05 Burden of proof – reasonable doubt – self-defense.  (A) Every person accused of an offense is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and the burden of proof for all elements of the offense is upon the prosecution. The burden of going forward with the evidence of an affirmative defense, and the burden of proof, by a preponderance of the evidence, for an affirmative defense other than self-defense, defense of another, or defense of the accused’s residence as described in division (B)(1) of this section, is upon the accused.

(B)(1) A person is allowed to act in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person’s residence. If, at the trial of a person who is accused of an offense that involved the person’s use of force against another, there is evidence presented that tends to support that the accused person used the force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person’s residence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person did not use the force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person’s residence, as the case may be.

(2) Subject to division (B)(3) of this section, a person is presumed to have acted in self-defense or defense of another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if the person against whom the defensive force is used is in the process of unlawfully and without privilege to do so entering, or has unlawfully and without privilege to do so entered, the residence or vehicle occupied by the person using the defensive force.

(3) The presumption set forth in division (B)(2) of this section does not apply if either of the following is true:

(a) The person against whom the defensive force is used has a right to be in, or is a lawful resident of, the residence or vehicle.

(b) The person who uses the defensive force uses it while in a residence or vehicle and the person is unlawfully, and without privilege to be, in that residence or vehicle.

(4) The presumption set forth in division (B)(2) of this section is a rebuttable presumption and may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence, provided that the prosecution’s burden of proof remains proof beyond a reasonable doubt as described in divisions (A) and (B)(1) of this section.

(C) As part of its charge to the jury in a criminal case, the court shall read the definitions of “reasonable doubt” and “proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” contained in division (D) of this section.

(D) As used in this section:

(1) An “affirmative defense” is either of the following:

(a) A defense expressly designated as affirmative;

(b) A defense involving an excuse or justification peculiarly within the knowledge of the accused, on which the accused can fairly be required to adduce supporting evidence.

(2) “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind that has a roof over it and that is designed to be occupied by people lodging in the building or conveyance at night, regardless of whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent or is mobile or immobile. As used in this division, a building or conveyance includes, but is not limited to, an attached porch, and a building or conveyance with a roof over it includes, but is not limited to, a tent.

(3) “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as a guest.

(4) “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, that is designed to transport people or property.

(E) “Reasonable doubt” is present when the jurors, after they have carefully considered and compared all the evidence, cannot say they are firmly convinced of the truth of the charge. It is a doubt based on reason and common sense. Reasonable doubt is not mere possible doubt, because everything relating to human affairs or depending on moral evidence is open to some possible or imaginary doubt. “Proof beyond a reasonable doubt” is proof of such character that an ordinary person would be willing to rely and act upon it in the most important of the person’s own affairs.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 228, §1, eff. 3/28/2019.  Effective Date: 11-01-1978; 2008 SB184 09-09-2008 .

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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