CLEVELAND, OH – Several angry workers from the various departments of Cleveland city hall and off-site have been anonymously reaching out to EJBNEWS with complaints about the way Mayor Frank Jackson and health director Merle Gordon have derelictly discharged the duties of their public offices to keep them and their families safe during a pandemic.
The employees contacted EJBNEWS after the publication identified the Ohio Revised Code sections of Title 37 that Jackson, Gordon and the city’s health board were disobeying in how they handled knowing building commissioner Thomas Vanover was CoVid infected. The same with Governor Richard Michael DeWine and county health director Terry Allan. All have disobeyed Sections 3707.01 through 3707.50 of Ohio’s revised code as the state’s pandemic mitigating laws.
“We thought the mayor knew what he was doing,” said one of the very pissed-off Cleveland city hall workers. “After reading what you wrote, and reading the laws you shared on your website, the difference in what they did and what the law told them to do was like night and day. It is like they’re doing all this other shit to cover up for the fact that they’re not following the laws.”
The workers told EJBNEWS the Vanover story had resulted in either all or parts of city hall being closed on Friday November 28, 2020 for sanitizing and disinfection. Off site city job sites were haphazardly disinfected.
“Those dumbazz city workers they sent around don’t know how to disinfect,” said one employee.
It was confirmed that copies of the Vanover story were made and shared with workers throughout the city. The workers thanked EJBNEWS for the willingness to focus only on how politicians are not enforcing laws instead of the political hype behind the pandemic. They told EJBNEWS the Jackson administration wasn’t even telling workers when members of their individual shifts were affected.
“Everybody was surprised at how on point and specific you were about Vanover and [Paul] Cuffari; and how much you knew,” said one of the anonymous city workers. “You back up everything you write. When you added the laws we could read for ourselves we knew they were not following them. It’s like the criminals are leading the government. They’re not enforcing the laws and you’re putting it right in all our faces.”
“How do you know all this information about what’s taking place inside city hall?” said one. “It’s like you are in everybody’s office. It’s like you’re in the room but you’re not.”
The employees confirmed that Gordon has not made contact with infected employees to “personally investigate” how they acquired the CoVid virus. Their homes have not been disinfected or placarded. They were not given the option of a guard in front of their home. No one told them they and their families would be treated at home. No one offered to take care of their “necessities of life” as instructed. The health board cleared no one to return to work. They did not even know the health board had any duties that were connected to them to perform. Their doctors are just telling them to stay at home. The employees said no physician has “told them” they were being referred to the health board or advised them of their “right” to be maintained with the necessesities of life in their homes during the pandemic.
All they did was self-quarantine for 14 days. The self-quarantine was done on their own and not as a result of any instructions from Gordon or the city and county’s board of healths. The words “self-quarantine” do not exist anywhere between R.C. 3707.01 through 3707.50. Neither do social distancing, sheltering in place, targeting certain businesses for closing and lying.
On their own the employees said they shared news of their CoVid exposure with others. The state, county and city health “boards” and no governor, mayor or county executive have the authority to issue “orders” during a “health pandemic” that requires the knowledge of physician obeying laws the mayor has a duty to enforce.
“I’ve got to clean up my place just in case,” said one worker after learning that it was an Ohio law duty for Gordon to investigate the circumstances surrounding each infected person.
The city workers did not know the health board or commissioner, and not their own personal physicians or wellness check, should be clearing CoVid infected workers to return to work; and that the clearance is required to be in writing. When asked if it was believed an employee’s personnel file would contain a letter from Gordon authorizing them to return work the answer was unanimously “no.”
“They did not tell us anything about the health board,” said a city worker.
EJBNEWS explained to the workers that R.C. 3707.01 through 3707.50 appeared to give virus-infected Ohioans certain “rights” to be taken care of during a pandemic that DeWine, Jackson, Armond Budish and other politicians with law enforcement duties are not making sure are delivered.
It was explained that Ohio’s pandemic laws appear to have been written with a degree of empathy, support and protection for Ohioans infected with a deadly and contagious virus through no fault of their own. The placard provides “notice” to only the people authorized to enter private property that the people in the home are under the government’s care and protection while they are healing.
None of the employees thought Gordon was a qualified health director. Employees who knew her as a councilwoman were not impressed. Nothing in her background qualified Gordon and her precedecessors to lead the city’s health department.
The failures of each of Jackson’s health directors are widely-known in how they let Christine Beynon and George Michael Riley put a deadly construction and demolition debris landfill behind Noble Road homes in East Cleveland in between Collinwood High School, Helen S. Brown apartments and Apex Charter School. It took 5 weeks out of my life to pressure these mass murdering, non-reading “ignorants” to close it as East Cleveland’s former mayor. Budish stepped in within six months to clean up the deadly environmental mess Jackson’s administration allowed to happen.
Just imagine an American Negro mayor doing this to American Negroes he’s never apologized to for allowing Pete & Pete, Riley, Beynon and James Rokakis to expose them to polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons, asbestos, benzene, glass particles and more for over three years. Over 1100 Cuyahoga County landbank properties ended up behind homes in East Cleveland. Pete & Pete made so much money off the 5-story pile of death they left behind, the Ristagno’s bought Boyas Excavacting for roughly $40 million.
Not a single home has been tested or cleaned; and no person living within the area has been informed or advised to see a physician. Now another one of Jackson’s “girls” is stealing a pension off the backs of Cleveland taxpayers her reckless inability to discharge the duties of a public office are killing.
The Cleveland city workers who reached out to EJBNEWS see the “cause of action” in a civil claim that would examine Jackson and Gordon’s handling of the pandemic in contrast to the clear English language instructions of R.C. 3707.01 through 3707.50. The required “administrative” trail of records associated with the enforcement of R.C. 3707.01 through 3707.50 is non-existent and can’t now be re-created.
The statutory characteristics of the “office” of “mayor” required Jackson to obey the U.S. Constitution, Ohio Constitution; and to ensure that the subordinates to the mayor enforce federal, state and local laws without exception or “creative” deviation with a “policy” that seeks to circumvent governing authorities. Article 1.18 of the Constitution of Ohio instructs every person in the state that “No power of suspending laws shall ever be exercised, except by the general assembly.” Jackson is not the “general assembly.” Neither is Gordon.
What the “general assembly” enacted on October 1, 1953 as an unsuspended law was a duty for Jackson to discharge in his “official capacity” as a municipal mayor.
733.34 Supervision of conduct of officers. The mayor shall supervise the conduct of all the officers of the municipal corporation, inquire into and examine the grounds of all reasonable complaints against any of such officers, and cause their violations or neglect of duty to be promptly punished or reported to the proper authority for correction. Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .
For every CoVid case Gordon has not personally investigated pursuant to R.C. 3707.04 there is a “count” that constitutes the beginning of a series of criminal offenses for which Gordon and the city’s health board Jackson has an R.C. 733.34 duty to cause to be promptly punished. Since for Gordon he’s the punisher and the “proper authority for correction,” the law enforcement officer duties of mayors described in R.C. 2901.01(10)(c) instructed and still instructs Jackson to ensure that R.C. 3707.48 is enforced .
3707.48 Prohibition against violation of orders or regulations of board. No person shall violate sections 3707.01 to 3707.50 or section 3707.53 of the Revised Code, or any order or regulation of the board of health of a city or general health district made in pursuance thereof, obstruct or interfere with the execution of such order, or willfully or illegally omit to obey such order. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 12, SB 26, §1, eff. 5/28/2013. Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .
As the “effective date” of R.C. 3707.01 through R.C. 3707.50 and R.C. 3707.53 were enacted on October 1, 1953; it was in effect when Jackson was administered his first oath of office to make sure it was enforced on January 1, 2006. Again on January 1, 2010. Again on January 1, 2014. Again on January 1, 2018. That’s 16 years. In plain English. It’s the equivalent of a K-12 education and four years of college. It’s also 16 annual cold and flu seasons. There isn’t a law in the Revised Code of Ohio that affects a city that Jackson, a former assistant city prosecutor, should not now have completely mastered along with his well-paid team of administrators and the veterans on council.
More to the point, Jackson’s “only” career has been inside Cleveland city hall dating back to 1981 in the “department of law” where he began as an oath sworn employee. 39 years. K-12 twice. 15 years of college.
Jackson’s had plenty of time to master a 67-year-old unsuspended law for the last 39 years as an attorney, a law maker and now the city’s top law enforcement officer. He should know every law in the Revised Code of Ohio and every article in the U.S. Constitution, Ohio Constitution, the sections of Cleveland’s charter and ordinances now by rote; and so should the employees R.C. 733.34 instructed him to supervise and promptly punish when they neglected to discharge duties.
This level of diligence would have made Jackson “Supreme Court of the United States of America-ready” like the late Cleveland Mayor Harold Burton. Thank God Burton’s was one of the “Brown v. Topeka Kansas Board of Education” justices attorney Thurgood Marshall faced in 1954. He is unequalled as a former Cleveland mayor.
We got free city hospitals “funded” and built from the Hill-Burton Act under his name as a U.S. Senator that Cleveland Clinic’s been buying and destroying. Burton hired Elliot Ness as his safety director. Jackson gave us Martin Flask and Mike McGrath. Two “uncertified” cops.
Gordon’s neglect of duties identified in R.C. 3707.01 through R.C. 3707.50 is dangerously behind Paul Cuffari being exposed to CoVid when he went to Vanover’s unplacarded residence. So is Jackson’s neglect of duty in supervising the conduct of the city’s officers in making sure Vanover’s residence was placarded; and that his home was disinfected, guarded and the employee was cared for and maintained with the necessities of life until the “board of health” gave him “written permission” to return to work.
Now that Cuffari’s been exposed to Covid, a simple request for his personnel file from Jackson will confirm that the required administrative trail of records Gordon should have compiled in her personal investigation is non-existent; and now leaves the city’s taxpayers exposed to pay for her reckless disregard for laws Article 1.18 of Ohio’s Constitution said only the “general assembly” could suspend.