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Cleveland’s Caucasian mayoral hopefuls are having a hard time collecting the 3000 signatures needed to get on the ballot

CLEVELAND, OH – So far none of the Caucasians seeking the 3000 signatures needed to get on the ballot for mayor of Cleveland have delivered petitions to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.  American Negroes Zack Reed, Justin Bibb and State Senator Sandra Williams have filed.  There have been no filings, yet, from Irish Catholic Cleveland council president Kevin Kelley or former United States Representative and Croatia Dennis Kucinich.

Sources say former Cleveland Clerk of Court Benny Bonnano, an Italian American, has a team circulating petitions on the west side as a possible “sneak” entry into the race.  Voters will know for sure he’s a candidate if Bonanno delivers petitions by the June 16, 2021 filing deadline.

Former Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed told EJBNEWS that collecting signatures to get on the ballot for mayor in 2021 was much tougher and expensive than in 2017. All of the candidates, myself included, had access to numerous community festivals and events that drew large crowds. Not so coming out of a pandemic. Where circulators were being paid $1 to $3 per signature this year’s costs were as high as $10 per signature. Under state election laws candidates for mayor in non-chartered cities only need 45 signtures to gain a spot on the ballot. That’s what I collected in East Cleveland. Cleveland’s charter since prior to the 1930’s has required candidates to gather 3000 signatures. Voters should reduce the signature requirement in the charter to allow more ballot access.

Ward 7 councilman and former South Euclid and Cleveland Heights resident Basheer Jones has not filed … either.  The word on the streets is they’re all having a hard time collecting signatures.  Voters can only sign one petition.  Jones is the first councilman in Cleveland history voters tried to recall three times during his first year in office.

Cleveland’s politics is unlike that of many other American cities because of the large number of foreign-ancestried and foreign-born residents living in and around it.  It’s a town as “balkanized” or divided as some of the Eastern European nations from which the majority of Caucasians living in the city have ancestral ties.

Unlike the nation’s southern states and Ohio’s southern cities, Cleveland is very “Eastern European” ethnic and less White Anglo Saxon Protestant.  The Eastern European ethnics in the area didn’t leave their old country divisions, class conflicts, fondness for Communist labor unions and ethno-religious wars behind.

They didn’t assimilate as they were advised by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917.  They brought their Third World conflicts and “don’t come into my neighborhood” ethnic divisions to the United States of America.  It explains why the Caucasian candidates in Cleveland don’t really have a “White vote” they can count on to win.  From the perspective of playing to a “political base” Caucasians with Eastern European roots are too ethnically divided to have one.

The late David Brennan, an Akron attorney and the founder of Hope Academy / Lifeskills charter schools, told this writer that as an Irish Catholic their political mantra when voting is to look for the Irish Catholic candidate first and then the Catholic and the Democrat when voting.  Brennan’s board chairman, Robert C. Townsend, II, supported this writer and publisher’s Cleveland Challenger newspaper with full page advertisements from 2002 through 2005 before my election as East Cleveland’s mayor.

Cleveland’s population estimate for the 2020 census is roughly 380,000.  Since 1980 the city’s American Negro population has been near or exceeded 50 percent.  With an historical 11 percent undercount of American Negro citizens since World War II, a U.S. Census official with former President William Jefferson Clinton’s administration, Everett Ehrlich, told this writer that a true count of Cleveland’s population would show the American Negro population in 2000 at or exceeding 60 percent.

Even using the 2020 Census estimate of 380,000 that’s 190,000 “plus” American Negroes at 50 percent.  Following American Negroes the city’s major ethnic groups include German (9.2%), Irish (8.2%), Poles (4.8%), Italians (4.6%), and English (2.8%).  The non-major ethnic groups are French, Wales, Scots, Croatian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Russian, Hungarian and more.  Cleveland is not a “majority minority” city.  It’s majority American Negro like in Atlanta, Georgia.

I served as Cleveland Life’s Editor in Chief in 2001 and wrote this story about the candidates in the race to replace Mayor Michael Reed White. U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones had contemplated running for the seat but decided against it. We talked and I told Stephanie she’d just been elected to replace U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes in Congress and that American Negroes had lost the prosecutor’s office to William D. Mason after she left it for Congress. Attorney James Draper did not prevail in that campaign. Stephanie, with strong encouragement, opted to back Raymond Pierce which pissed off Jane Campbell.

4.5% of Cleveland’s population is foreign-born as of 2020.  41% of the 4.5 percent were born in Europe, 29% of the 4.5 percent were born in Asia, 22% born of the 4.5 percent were born in Latin America, 5% of the 4.5 percent were born in Africa and 1.9% of the 4.5 percent in the North America that includes Canada and Nova Scotia.  Mexicans and Puerto Ricans make up roughly 10 percent of Cleveland’s population.

Without support from the American Negro voter there is no Caucasian candidate with an ethnic political base large enough in Cleveland to prevail over a strong American Negro candidate.  None of the Caucasian candidates seeking the job has an affiliation or friendly history with the city’s largest ethnic demographic as they’ve played to their ethnic political bases and not the larger community.

Kelley is Irish Catholic with relatives from the southern part of Ireland; but half the city’s 32,000 Irish are Irish Protestant from the northern part of that foreign nation.  Anyone familiar with Ireland’s political history knows Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics have been at war with each other and it’s spilled over into U.S. politics.

Frank Jackson made Jane Campbell Cleveland’s last Caucasian mayor in 2005 with the help of the intense coverage from my Cleveland Challenger newspaper. After I distributed over 1 million copies of the newspaper between 2002 and 2005, and exposed the truth about her administration the Plain Dealer and television stations were hiding, it was anybody but Jane. I attended Jackson’s announcement at Cuyahoga Community College.

There’s a racist ordinance on Cleveland’s books right now that requires contractors to identify if they’re doing business with the northern or Protestant part of Ireland that Kelley has not sought to repeal.  It’s one of the reasons British Petroleum left the city and the headquarters the corporation built on Public Square.

British Petroleum purchased Standard Oil founded by White Anglo Saxon Protestant John David Rockefeller, Sr.    The world’s first billionaire lived in East Cleveland and was a Christian abolitionist.  The last 28 years of Rockefeller’s life were spent as the only Caucasian member of the Ormond Baptist Church in Florida.

Foreign politics that had nothing to do with America drove his company out of Cleveland and cost Clevelanders with no interest in Irish politics jobs and opportunities.  All that Irish Republican Army Sinn Fein bullshit should have been left in Ireland.

Kucinich is Croatian and the late United States Senator and Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich was Serbian.  The Croatians and the Polish operated the Nazi extermination camps for Adolf Hitler during World War II; and the Catholic churches in the city hid fleeing World War II Nazi war criminals in them.  More than 230,000 of Voinovich’s Serbian countrymen were “holocausted” by Croatian Nazis known as the Ustase along with 35,000 Roma Gypsies and 30,000 Russian, Polish and Ukrainian Jews.

Ed Lohn was one of the worst police chief’s in modern Cleveland history as Cleveland’s last white mayor, Jane Campbell, let the cops he supervised go on a killing rampage like Brandon King is doing in East Cleveland. Stories like those I published in Cleveland Challenger weren’t being told by the Plain Dealer and the television stations; and Clevelanders learned not to trust them. In 2003 I published my first anniversary edition of Cleveland Challenger and mailed 197,000 copies of this issue to “every” Cleveland household. The Plain Dealer’s home delivery around this time was less than 40,000 on both sides of town. The story I wrote about Lohn’s overtime abuse was investigated by attorney Danny Williams. Williams told me how Campbell personally directed the committee to remove Cleveland Challenger as the source of the information and to insert a story that had nothing to do with overtime misuse written by a Plain Dealer reporter.

There are no pictures of Kucinich and Voinovich that I’ve ever found or seen of them shaking hands even though both men are Caucasian and have surnames that end in “ich.”  In Congress both advocated for the political interests of their ancestral homelands which placed them in eternal conflict with each other … politically.

Kucinich didn’t fare well in the Plain Dealer after Serbian Alex Machaskee became its publisher.  From Voinovich’s and Machaskee’s perspective, Kucinich’s people exterminated members of their “back home” family.

The late Cleveland Mayor Carl Burton Stokes told me Machaskee and Voinovich’s mothers were “cousins” from the same Serbian village.  I was the last journalist to interview Stokes before his death.  The story was published in my Political Reporter in 1996.  We hung out on Prospect Avenue at the hat store across the street from Mike the Hatter while he was sick with cancer and was purchasing a hat.

Kucinich is also known for his two appearances on Russia Today or RT as a guest who blamed the United States government he was supposed to loyally serve for working against Russian interests.   RT is the Russian Federation’s English-language propaganda television network registered with the United States Department of Justice as foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  The Kremlin’s television network is known for paying its “American” guests.

Kucinich’s top congressional office aide, a Russian ethnic named Rick Nagin, was once chairman of the outlawed Ohio Communist Party.  Nagin is now a Communist masquerading as a Democrat as his affiliation with the Communist Party violated the National Security Act of 1950.

Ukrainian John Demjanjuk or “Ivan the Terrible” is notorious in Cleveland history for hiding here after World War II while building a family and working at the Ford Motor Company plant in Brookpark. Demjanjuk served in the Red army at the Trawniki concentration camp, the Sobidor extermination camp and the Treblinka extermination camp in Poland.  The Poles were prominent in Hitler’s Wehrmact and the largest number of Poles and Slovenians in America immigrated to Chicago and Cleveland.

The most game-changing election in Cleveland history came in 1989 when George Voinovich chose not to seek re-election as mayor after then State Senator Michael Reed White decided to challenge him. Both White and Cleveland’s longest-serving council president, George Forbes, prevailed in the primary election against three Caucasian candidates. White went on to win.

The majority of Russian, Polish and Ukrainian Jews in the Cleveland area are not Nazi death camp or Holocaust survivors since some arrived here after the Civil War ended in 1865.  Former Forest City Enterprises chairman Albert Ratner’s Russian father and uncles arrived in the United States of America, illegally, beginning in 1905 long before Hitler’s rise to power.  Hitler was 16 years of age when Charles Ratner aka Kalman Ratowzer arrived in our nation from Russia under a fake name and with fake documents.

It’s this torturous and bloody history of Eastern European politics brought to Cleveland that doesn’t lead to a unified “white vote” in northern cities that is not the same in the more WASP-controlled south.  Eastern Europeans have a more “pure blood” consciousness in a nation where WASP’s and American Negroes have co-mingled bloodlines for over 400 years.  Under the “one drop rule” there’s an estimated 280 million American Negroes in the USA.

What has been a reality of Cleveland politics since then State Senator Michael Reed White challenged Voinovich for mayor, and the Serbian politician decided not to seek re-election, is that either one or both of the leading candidates to serve as the city’s chief law enforcement officer has been an American Negro.  Bonnano was a mayoral candidate in 1989 along with Irish Catholic Tim Hagan and Slovenian Ralph Perk, Jr.

I told White in 1989 that the numbers showed how the race in the general election would be between him and then Cleveland city council President George L. Forbes.  White, initially, thought Bonanno would pick up the “White vote” to compete against Forbes.  As one of his advisors during that campaign I recommended that he back off his attacks on the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority because he was becoming a “one issue” candidate. I encouraged him to spend more time cultivating the west side vote.

Kevin Kelley obstructed Clerk of Council Patricia Britt from accepting 22,000 signatures from registered Cleveland voters who wanted to decide yes or no on the $88 million he had enacted an “emergency” ordinance to give Dan Gilbert to renovate the Quicken Loans Arena. Standing next to him are two American Negro members of council. Phyllis Cleveland and former member Terrell Pruitt. Pruitt was Nina Turner’s choice to lead Ward 1 after she abandoned the job for a seat in the Ohio Senate. Imagine a U.S. soldier and an American Negro standing silently by while an Irish Catholic anarchist obstructs hard fought for voting rights for American Negroes. 

When he invited me to his first campaign organizational meeting White wanted to know how I got more west side than east side votes during my 1983 campaign for a seat on the Cleveland school board.  As a Clevelander who’d lived on both sides of the city I knew the west side wasn’t as “White” as it was being portrayed.  My estimates then and now are that the city’s west side is at least 30 percent American Negro.  I also understood the ethnic divisions between Caucasians and found support from white voters who didn’t have an ethnic or religious candidate they felt compelled to support.

When White decided not to seek re-election in 2001 I’d just left his administration as a special assistant and was working as the editor in chief of Cleveland Life.  The Plain Dealer’s Brent Larkin ranked the leading candidates as being Jane Campbell, Tim McCormack, William Denihan with American Negro attorney Raymond Pierce placing dead last.  I’d predicted a race between Pierce and Campbell.

Rev. Otis Moss of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church played the role of a political spoiler when he spoke in a radio commercial for Campbell telling American Negroes not to judge her by the color of her skin; and that her mother had been affiliated with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The church she attended had done nothing more than invite King to speak and Campbell, at 12, participated in a ceremonial “march” after the service.  With his help and that of political strategist Angela Woodson, enough American Negro voters crossed the line to give her a one-term victory.

Woodson didn’t get a job and Campbell’s only American Negro cabinet hire was attorney James Draper as safety director.  She later gave Rodney Jenkins a job as community relations director for which she fired him for allegedly sexually harassing Lorna Wisham.  She gave Wisham the job Jenkins held.

Campbell became a one term mayor to then Cleveland council President Frank Jackson because of her hiring practices and the way she allowed police to terrorize American Negroes, Puerto Ricans and ethnic Caucasians like an unarmed Stanley Strnad.  Strnad was shot four times in the back by Daniel Jopek.

The Brown Report publisher Kimberly Brown is seeking to replace Joe Jones in Ward 1 on city council. Jones is backing Kevin Kelley for mayor though he has not yet collected enough signatures to earn a spot on the ballot for the job. Brown told EJBNEWS during a recent conversation that she personally witnessed Cleveland voters in the Lee Harvard shopping center refusing to sign Kelley’s petition.

The Campbell administration’s reckless management of the city’s police department resulted in two federal investigations for uses of deadly force and the mistreatment of American citizens in the city’s jails.  While she was propped up by the Plain Dealer and the television news stations, I published over 1 million copies of Cleveland Challenger during her administration that highlighted her mismanagement.  By the time Jackson campaigned against her in 2005 it was “anybody but Jane.”  Jackson has kept the mayor’s job in the hands of an American Negro since 2006.

In the 2017 campaign for Cleveland mayor, one where I was a candidate, the top three candidates were American Negroes and Jackson faced off against Reed.  Now Reed is the front runner to replace Jackson while Williams and Bibb are battling for the second spot.

From a pure ethnic perspective, I see absolutely no path to a victory based on the numbers for Kelley, Kucinich or Bonanno (if he enters the race) to win.  None of the three Caucasians have the popularity or political support to split the American Negro vote; and the city’s American Negro majority has no interest in risking another Campbell.

Kelley is also offensive to other Caucasians for his voter suppressing role in criminally-obstructing two referendums.  Each time he pissed off over 22,000 registered Cleveland voters who’d signed petitions to challenge council’s decision to invest $88 million to renovate the Quicken Loans Arena for Dan Gilbert; and another more than 20,000 voters who wanted to reduce the size of council and shrink the legislative authority’s pay.

Read Ohio Criminal Rule 11 and the “pleas, rights upon plea” rights that come with every arrest to understand why Basheer Jones’ disappearing arrest records made Judge Dawson curious

CLEVELAND, OHIO – I have published Ohio Criminal Rule 11 in its entirety at the bottom of this story so readers will fully-understand the relevancy behind the question I asked East Cleveland Municipal Court Judge William Dawson about the status of Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Sudan Jones’ case.  Jones was arrested by two East Cleveland police officers on April 19, 2019.

Jones was charged with “improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.”  The offense was a 4th degree felony violation of Section 2923. 16 of the Ohio Revised Code.   The incident report East Cleveland’s cops generated doesn’t identify the reason for his “arrest without a warrant” or the basis for the search of the Cleveland politician’s vehicle.  Jones was a suspect of something and they found what had been claimed was an improperly handled gun during a search of his vehicle.

Unsworn private attorneys Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough appear to be cooperating with an East Cleveland police scheme to obstruct Judge William Dawson from dismissing and deciding the outcome of arrests.

Dawson wrote to EJBNEWS that Jones was not brought before him as required of municipal law enforcement officers in Section 2935.05 of the Revised Code of Ohio.

“There is nothing in our court system which leads me to assume that it never resulted in a formal charge by the prosecutor’s office,” Dawson wrote.  “I am saying he was never arraigned before me for those charges.”

Section 2935.05 of the Revised Code of Ohio exists under the heading, “Filing affidavit where arrest without warrant.”  The statute makes reference to another statute within it, R.C. 2935.03, that describes every category of Ohio law enforcement officer authorized to arrest and / or pursue without a warrant.  R.C. 2935.05 gave the individuals discharging law enforcement officer duties pursuant to R.C. 737.11 very specific “mandatory” instructions to follow during every arrest.

Basheer Jones was arrested by East Cleveland “cops” John E. Hartman and Michael Woodside, and someone other than Judge William Dawson called themselves “dismissing” the case.

When a person named in section 2935.03 of the Revised Code has arrested a person without a warrant, he shall, without unnecessary delay, take the person arrested before a court or magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense, and shall file or cause to be filed an affidavit describing the offense for which the person was arrested. Such affidavit shall be filed either with the court or magistrate, or with the prosecuting attorney or other attorney charged by law with prosecution of crimes before such court or magistrate and if filed with such attorney he shall forthwith file with such court or magistrate a complaint, based on such affidavit.”

East Cleveland Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy has confirmed to EJBNEWS that police under twice-indicted felon and law enforcement officer impersonator Scott Gardner’s management “dismissed” the gun charges against Jones.   That’s the information she acquired from self-employed attorney Heather McCollough discharging the duties of a prosecuting attorney without an oath of office; and handling undisclosed private cases on the side.

Gowdy has promised to fire McCollough and attorney Willa Hemmons as East Cleveland’s next mayor.  She’s campaigning to replace Richmond Heights resident Brandon King.

Council Vice President Juanita Gowdy confirmed that Cleveland councilman Basheer Jones’ arrest was “dismissed” by the police and not at the request of the prosecutor to Judge William Dawson.  Judge Dawson expressed concern about the violation of R.C. 2035.05 to EJBNEWS.

Jones was charged, apparently only by the police and not the city’s prosecutor or judge, with “improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.”   The offense was a 4th degree felony violation of Section 2923. 16 of the Ohio Revised Code.

The incident report East Cleveland’s cops generated doesn’t identify the reason for the arrest or the basis for the search of the Cleveland politician’s vehicle.  Jones was a suspect of something and they found what cops claimed was the improperly handled gun he had a right to possess and transport.

The record of Jones’ April 19, 2019 arrest appears to have still been entered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal records history database Ohio police can access through the Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) portal.  That’s where Lake County Sheriff’s deputies found Jones arrest records when they denied his request for a concealed carry permit on December 26, 2019.

A warrantless arrest by a law enforcement officer or private citizen triggers 4th Amendment rights under the Constitution of the United States of America that are implemented into practice through Ohio Criminal Rule 11 and other criminal and civil rules of procedure.  The only way to adjudicate an arrest is in an open court before a judge, magistrate or jury.  Any dismissal Jones sought or was given should have been upon request of the prosecuting attorney – either McCollough or Hemmons – before Dawson.

State laws require judges to strip cops who are indicted for felonies and plead to misdemeanors of their OPOTA certifications. They’re done as a cop forever in Ohio. Scott Gardner’s been indicted and convicted twice for felonies in separate counties between 2013 and 2014; and he hasn’t stopped working. He’s even submitted fraudulent documents to OPOTA to so he doesn’t have to stop stealing from East Cleveland taxpayers and running the police department like an organized crime gang with Larry McDonald.

What’s pathetic is Jones is campaigning for mayor of Cleveland to hold office as the city’s chief law enforcement officer; and he’s accepting side deals to avoid the embarassment of an arrest instead of fighting for constitutional rights East Cleveland cops violated.  What’s clear is his constitutional rights were violated with the arrest and he was too cowardly to fight for them.

If he won’t fight for his own rights he won’t fight for anyone else’s if given management of the police department and city prosecutor’s office.  There’s no police reform legislation bearing his name as a councilman.

East Cleveland police under King’s twice-convicted police chief, Gardner, and the crew of non-Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certified organized criminals impersonating law enforcement officers they manage, have been accused of making arrests go away in exchange for special favors.

They’ve had their child. Sergeant Dominique King is not pregnant at the time. But imagine filing a complaint against Larry McDonald with internal affairs and it goes to his baby mama.

Hemmons cut a side “cash for dismissal of charges” deal with the five Cleveland police supervisors charged with dereliction of duty in the Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams pursuit and slaughter inside East Cleveland.  Larry McDonald offered to get charges dismissed against a woman he wanted to date; and in exchange for dinner.

Kenneth DiSalvo changed his name to Kenneth Lundy after he resigned from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s department.  In the other county he told a jailed female American citizen he’d give her food in exchange for showing him her breasts.  He now works for King as a commander.

It’s been alleged that arrest records are disappearing for cash, car titles, drugs and sex.  A citizen complaining to East Cleveland’s internal affairs officer about McDonald gets “sergeant” Dominique King with whom he has a child.

The prosecutor’s office did not review or rule on McDonald’s shooting of Vincent Belmonte in the back of the head after he snatched off his bodycam. A “committee” of law enforcement officer impersonators cleared him of Belmonte’s shooting.  There are no controls over these law enforcement officer impersonating criminals.

Judge Dawson and the council must investigate what are clearly criminal acts surrounding warrantless arrests that individuals wearing law enforcement uniforms and carrying weapons are engaging in on East Cleveland streets.  Jones’ arrest coupled with Dawson’s questions about what happened to it offers the best evidence for an investigation’s launching point into what transpired between him and the police.

Who intervened on his behalf?  What was the favor or deal?

Read Criminal Rule 11 below.

Rule 11 – Pleas, Rights Upon Plea
(A) Pleas. A defendant may plead not guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity, guilty or, with the consent of the court, no contest. A plea of not guilty by reason of insanity shall be made in writing by either the defendant or the defendant’s attorney. All other pleas may be made orally. The pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity may be joined. If a defendant refuses to plead, the court shall enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of the defendant.
(B) Effect of guilty or no contest pleas. With reference to the offense or offenses to which the plea is entered:

(1) The plea of guilty is a complete admission of the defendant’s guilt.
(2) The plea of no contest is not an admission of defendant’s guilt, but is an admission of the truth of the facts alleged in the indictment, information, or complaint, and the plea or admission shall not be used against the defendant in any subsequent civil or criminal proceeding.
(3) When a plea of guilty or no contest is accepted pursuant to this rule, the court, except as provided in divisions (C)(3) and (4) of this rule, shall proceed with sentencing under Crim.R. 32.
(C) Pleas of guilty and no contest in felony cases.

(1) Where in a felony case the defendant is unrepresented by counsel the court shall not accept a plea of guilty or no contest unless the defendant, after being readvised that he or she has the right to be represented by retained counsel, or pursuant to Crim.R. 44 by appointed counsel, waives this right.
(2) In felony cases the court may refuse to accept a plea of guilty or a plea of no contest, and shall not accept a plea of guilty or no contest without first addressing the defendant personally and doing all of the following:

(a) Determining that the defendant is making the plea voluntarily, with understanding of the nature of the charges and of the maximum penalty involved, and if applicable, that the defendant is not eligible for probation or for the imposition of community control sanctions at the sentencing hearing.
(b) Informing the defendant of and determining that the defendant understands the effect of the plea of guilty or no contest, and that the court, upon acceptance of the plea, may proceed with judgment and sentence.
(c) Informing the defendant and determining that the defendant understands that by the plea the defendant is waiving the rights to jury trial, to confront witnesses against him or her, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in the defendant’s favor, and to require the state to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial at which the defendant cannot be compelled to testify against himself or herself.
(3) With respect to aggravated murder committed on and after January 1, 1974, the defendant shall plead separately to the charge and to each specification, if any. A plea of guilty or no contest to the charge waives the defendant’s right to a jury trial, and before accepting a plea of guilty or no contest the court shall so advise the defendant and determine that the defendant understands the consequences of the plea.

If the indictment contains no specification, and a plea of guilty or no contest to the charge is accepted, the court shall impose the sentence provided by law.

If the indictment contains one or more specifications, and a plea of guilty or no contest to the charge is accepted, the court may dismiss the specifications and impose sentence accordingly, in the interests of justice.

If the indictment contains one or more specifications that are not dismissed upon acceptance of a plea of guilty or no contest to the charge, or if pleas of guilty or no contest to both the charge and one or more specifications are accepted, a court composed of three judges shall:

(a) determine whether the offense was aggravated murder or a lesser offense; and (b) if the offense is determined to have been a lesser offense, impose sentence accordingly; or (c) if the offense is determined to have been aggravated murder, proceed as provided by law to determine the presence or absence of the specified aggravating circumstances and of mitigating circumstances, and impose sentence accordingly.
(4) With respect to all other cases the court need not take testimony upon a plea of guilty or no contest.
(D) Misdemeanor cases involving serious offenses. In misdemeanor cases involving serious offenses the court may refuse to accept a plea of guilty or no contest, and shall not accept such plea without first addressing the defendant personally and informing the defendant of the effect of the pleas of guilty, no contest, and not guilty and determining that the defendant is making the plea voluntarily. Where the defendant is unrepresented by counsel the court shall not accept a plea of guilty or no contest unless the defendant, after being readvised that he or she has the right to be represented by retained counsel, or pursuant to Crim.R. 44 by appointed counsel, waives this right.
(E) Misdemeanor cases involving petty offenses. In misdemeanor cases involving petty offenses the court may refuse to accept a plea of guilty or no contest, and shall not accept such pleas without first informing the defendant of the effect of the plea of guilty, no contest, and not guilty.

The counsel provisions of Crim.R. 44(B) and (C) apply to division (E) of this rule.

(F)Negotiated plea cases. When a negotiated plea of guilty or no contest to one or more offenses charged or to one or more other or lesser offenses is offered, the underlying agreement upon which the plea is based shall be stated on the record in open court. To the extent required by Article I, Section 10a of the Ohio Constitution or by the Revised Code, before accepting the plea, the trial court shall allow an alleged victim of the crime to raise any objection to the terms of the plea agreement.
(G) Refusal of court to accept plea. If the court refuses to accept a plea of guilty or no contest, the court shall enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of the defendant. In such cases neither plea shall be admissible in evidence nor be the subject of comment by the prosecuting attorney or court.
(H) Defense of insanity. The defense of not guilty by reason of insanity must be pleaded at the time of arraignment, except that the court for good cause shown shall permit such a plea to be entered at any time before trial.

Basheer Jones’ 2019 gun arrest appears to have been “fixed” by Brandon King’s administration as Judge William Dawson confirms Ward 7’s councilman was not arraigned in his court

CLEVELAND, OH – When East Cleveland police arrested Ward 7 councilman Basheer Jones on April 19, 2019 they sought to charge him with “improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.”  The offense was a 4th degree felony violation of Section 2923. 16 of the Ohio Revised Code.   The incident report East Cleveland’s cops generated doesn’t identify the reason for the arrest or the basis for the search of the Cleveland politician’s vehicle.  Jones was a suspect of something and they found the improperly handled gun.

Had Jones investigated the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials of the cops who stopped him and searched his vehicle he would have learned they were law enforcement officer impersonators.  A further investigation would have revealed neither of the private attorneys discharging the duties of a prosecuting attorney were administered oaths of office; and had no legal authority to represent the city or “state” against him in any court.

Judge Willliam Dawson was obstructed by seedy East Cleveland officials from journalizing the official acts that occurred with Basheer Jones’ 2019 gun arrest by the city’s police.

Pursuant to Section 2938. 13 of the Ohio Revised Code Jones and every other criminal defendant has the right to ask Judge William Dawson not to advance any prosecution brought forth by admittedly private attorneys Willa Hemmons or Heather McCullough.  Each is discharging the duties of public offices they have usurped without oaths of office filed with the clerk of council pursuant to Section 705.28 of Ohio’s revised code.

Had he learned anything about the duties of a councilman while representing Cleveland’s Ward 7 Jones could have used what should have been a competent knowledge of laws to challenge his arrest and the charges against him. The statute that disqualifies Hemmons and McCullough as private attorneys operating in East Cleveland municipal court is clear.

In any case prosecuted for violation of a municipal ordinance the village solicitor or city director of law, and for a statute, he or the prosecuting attorney, shall present the case for the municipal corporation and the state respectively, but either may delegate the responsibility to some other attorney in a proper case, or, if the defendant be unrepresented by counsel may with leave of court, withdraw from the case. But the magistrate or judge shall not permit prosecution of any criminal case by private attorney employed or retained by a complaining witness.”

Within 48 hours after his probable cause-less arrest the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America required King to ensure that qualified and oath sworn prosecutors to have police deliver Jones before East Cleveland Municipal Court Judge William Dawson for an arraignment and a bond hearing.  It is before an oath sworn Judge Dawson that oath sworn prosecutors could have expressed their disagreement with the requested charges against Jones and sought a dismissal to be entered into the record.  Dawson would have had the option of dismissing the charges against Jones with or without prejudice.  Jones would have had the right to ask that charges be brought against the police for the unlawful acts they committed against him.

Basheer Jones was denied a conceal carry permit by Lake County’s sheriff.

Between the police and the prosecutor’s office under Richmond Heights resident Mayor Brandon King’s control the case against Jones simply disappeared although not really.  The record of Jones’ April 19, 2019 arrest appears to have still been entered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal records history database Ohio police can access through the Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) portal.  That’s where Lake County Sheriff’s deputies found Jones arrest records when they denied his request for a concealed carry permit on December 26, 2019.

But Dawson wrote to EJBNEWS that Jones was not brought before him. He, too, looked into the arrest to learn what had happened.

“There is nothing in our court system which leads me to assume that it never resulted in a former charge by the prosecutors office,” Dawson wrote.  “I am saying he was never arraigned before me for those charges.”

EJBNEWS sought to learn if East Cleveland police had bypassed the city prosecutor and delivered Jones to Cuyahoga County prosecuting attorney Michael O’Malley for a direct indictment.  Like the East Cleveland municipal court the county court of common pleas has no record of Jones’ arrest turning into an arraignment with formal charges.  Between the two courts with the authority to have arraigned Jones his criminal records history is clean.

None of the police officers who signed Basheer Jones incident report were certified by OPOTA. Domonique King is the internal affairs officer and cop commander Larry McDonald’s “baby mama.”

Jones just relocated to Cleveland from Cleveland Heights in December 2020 and his April 2019 East Cleveland gun arrest was introduced to the public by EJBNEWS for inclusion in the discussion about his campaign for mayor of Cleveland and whether or not he’s competent enough to discharge the duties of a municipal chief law enforcement officer.  Why Jones was not arraigned has become a local political mystery.

The Cleveland politician’s Sixth Amendment or “speedy trial” rights and opportunity to face his accusers have long ago been violated by East Cleveland officials who obstructed the statutory and constitutional process for adjudicating criminal charges.  So on its face the arrest should be dismissed through East Cleveland’s municipal court records so the information on the FBI’s NCIC database can be updated to reflect that some adjudication occurred.

Without an order from Judge Dawson the April 19, 2019 arrest record remains associated with Jones’ name on the FBI’s NCIC criminal records history database and will continue to affect his rights as a citizen of the United States of America.  Had Judge Dawson journalized a dismissal of the case or accepted dropped charges from the prosecuting attorney Jones’ conceal carry permit wouldn’t have been denied in December 8 months after his arrest.

East Cleveland’s prosecutors and cops are notorious for cutting side deals with criminal defendants to keep cases from going to court. Without oaths of office on file with the Clerk of Council neither private attorneys Willa Hemmons nor Heather McCullough are authorized to discharge the duties of a municipal prosecutor pursuant to Section 705.28 of the Ohio Revised Code. Somehow between the police department and the prosecutor’s office charges against Basheer Jones never made it to arraignment.

What Jones would have been potentially left with was the misdemeanor offense of giving false information to the police and failing to update his drivers license.  Jones and his family have not ever resided at 1383 E. 94th Street which is the address police recorded from his drivers license.

As a 2017 candidate for Cleveland city council Jones and his family lived at 1670 Belvoir Road in South Euclid.  From South Euclid the Jones’ relocated to 3936 Orchard Avenue in Cleveland Heights while he continued to serve unlawfully on Cleveland city council and claiming 1383 E. 94th Street as his residential address.  Jones purchased a home on E. 66th Street in Cleveland last March 2020.  His family was relocated from Cleveland Heights to their Cleveland home in December 2020 after it was renovated.

Melinda Gates had to deal with a Microsoft engineer being busted at their Seattle mansion for kiddie porn and Bill’s friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

CLEVELAND, OH – Microsoft co-founder and chief executive officer William Henry Gates, III thinks his wealth gives him the ability to solve the world’s problems.  Now that soon-to-be ex-wife Melinda Ann French-Gates has filed for a divorce the world is learning the world’s 4th richest oligarch can’t even solve the problems in his household.  The oligarch Gates’ “family” image is headed for a nose dive as journalists ignore the public figure’s request for privacy.  Big Tech doesn’t care about anyone else’s privacy.  The Gates don’t get a pass.

Published reports originating with the Daily Beast are alleging that one of the reasons Gates’ wife Melinda wants a divorce was because of his friendship with self-lynched Russian Jewish oligarch and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  The two met in 2011 and the news website reported how Gates flew on Epstein’s private jet and spent the night at his New York mansion.  Flight records confirm the jet flight.  The Wall Street Journal claimed Melinda began consulting with divorce attorneys in 2019 when the New York Times connected Gates to Epstein after the convicted pedophile’s imprisonment and suicide.

In 2014 Bill and Melinda Gates were asked during a TED conference how they were able to work together and keep their marriage. Melinda said, “We don’t spend every single minute together that’s for sure.”

What’s not being reported by the mainstream media that the Seattle media covered was the 2013 arrest and prosecution of Rick Allen Jones at the Gates’ $147 million Seattle mansion two years after Bill met Epstein.  Jones was accused by Seattle police of downloading and trading (at least once) over 6000 images of children having sex or being raped.  He was 51 at the time of the disovery.

The Seattle police department’s investigation of Jones began around December 28, 2013 when Google reported him to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a subscriber who had uploaded one or more files of child pornography at 4:45 a.m.  An investigation of Jones’ IP address identified his email as rckllhjns@gmail.com dating back to November 20, 2013.  The IP address was “geo-located” to Seattle, Washington.   A search of WHOIS identified Comcast as Jones’ internet provider.

In a jpeg file title “jimmy bs arlos” images of three persons were visible.  Two could be identified.  The two identified individuals were boys between the ages of 8 and 12.  One of the boys was “receiving a blowjob” from the other, according to the 15-page report of Detective Ian Polhemus.

The Seattle police department’s investigation of Rick Allen Jones took them to the mansion of Bill and Melinda Gates.

Polhemus obtained a search warrant to enter Jones’ home at 1530 NW Market St Unit 211 in Seattle.  It was executed on March 20, 2014 and empty when police arrived.  Detectives learned he was at work at the Gates mansion as an engineer and paid him a visit.

Jones readily admitted his guilt, according to Polhemus’ 15-page report, and identified Chinese Asian David Wong as the recipient of the jpeg file Google reported.  So much for Asians being “model minorities.”  Wong responded to Jones’ email with his own reference about 15 year-old-boys he saw on a cruise.  The Gates employee said he’d been collecting child pornography for 10 years and that his interest was in young boys.

An investigation of the search history associated with Jones’ IP address identified 6362 files associated with children and 38,488 as “hash values.”  Jones further admitted that he and Wong had been lovers.  Jones also knew one of the boys in the pictures was named Chris.

The search warrant Seattle police obtained to enter the home of Bill Gates’ engineer and to take his computers.

There’s a website called “Techrights” whose moderator has literally written the book on Gates’ like I’ve done with Cleveland councilman Gary Norton, Jr., Basheer Jones, ex-Forest City Enterprises boss Albert Ratner, Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams and others.  It’s full of previously unpublished “confirming” details about Gates’ career dramas.   One of the key insights from the website is how Jones avoided all the “public” records associated with his crime not being released to the public despite the publicity.

There’s no record of the King County charges, a warrant for Jones’ arrest or the conviction.  Jones by law was supposed to register as a sex offender but not even that record exists.  In June 2015 he simply pled guilty and spent three months on house arrest with an ankle bracelet for a crime that should have come with 10 charges.  In addition to house he was given two years probation and told to stay away from children.  The website’s author speculates with some level of justification that Gates’ money was at work.  Records associated with child pornography are not eligible for sealing.

This FAA record shows Bill Gates as a passenger on Jeffrey Epstein’s jet.

Published reports are saying Melinda French Gates has no “pre-nuptial” agreement with Bill so she’s bound by nothing other than not wanting to humiliate her soon-to-be ex-husband publicly in front of their three daughters and families.  Thus far she’s said nothing about the reasons for her decision.

Jones quietly pleaded guilty to related charges on Friday and was sentenced to 90 days in King County Jail, as well as two years of probation. Jones is now required to register as a sex offender and to stay away from children unless certain conditions are met.

11th Congressional District candidate’s pledge aid to Israel but nothing for American Negroes because no one asked and none thought enough to offer

CLEVELAND, OH – Contenders to replace former United States Representative Marcia L. Fudge on the Democratic Party side of the campaign have participated thus far in two forums.  The first was on March 11, 2021 during a Zoom forum hosted by the Jewish Democratic Council of America.  The second was before a live audience at the African American History Museum on March 27.

Present at both forums were former State Senators Nina Turner and Jeffrey Johnson; former State Representatives John Barnes, Jr. and Bryan Flannery; Cuyahoga County council member Shontel Brown and Tariq Shabazz.  Republican contender Laverne Jones Gore told EJBNEWS she was not invited.  It’s interesting that an Irish Catholic Flannery can attend a majority American Negro event and speak but an American Negro can’t. Former State Senator Shirley Smith declined to attend the live event at the African American History Museum organized by Michael Fields.

“Democrats have lost their way,” Laverne told EJBNEWS.

Ward 7 councilman Basheer Jones, who just moved into the city from Cleveland Heights in December 2020, was invited but backed out.  He had called police on over 200 American Negro men, women and children during a previous event.  He opted for an event with Chinese aliens in China Town.

At the Jewish forum organized by Russian, Polish, Ukrainian and Syrian Jews the 11th Congressional contenders promised everything the foreign government of Israel wanted.  The $3.8 billion in aid annually.  No support for the boycotts of Israel.  A two-state solution.

At the African American History Museum no one asked, specifically, if the $38 billion in aid to Israel over 10 years would be better spent improving home ownership and business opportunities for American Negroes.  Israel offers its citizens free health care off U.S. money.   Only one of the contenders has a military background, Tariq Shabazz.

None seem affected by questions asking them to continue arming a nation the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation identify as this nation’s number #1 spy threat.  None asked the callers supporting Israel how they felt about the Israeli Defense Forces on June 8, 1967 “intentionally” slaughtering 34 sailors aboard the USS Liberty and wounding another 171.  It suggests that candidates seeking the Congressional seat have not read the nation’s espionage laws to know Americans are prohibited under the Logan Act of 1799 from writing to foreign officials; and under the Espionage Act of 1917 from exchanging information with them.

How would an American who has obeyed espionage laws know Israel’s government wants $3.8 billion annually?  Advocates for a foreign government must register as foreign agents pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  An unregistered foreign government advocate is a foreign agent.  None asked host Ron Klein if he was an agent of the Israeli government.

During both forums the Democratic contenders did not say, specifically, what they were going to do to benefit the nation’s largest ethnic demographic group.  American Negroes.  No one asked.

Laverne Jones Gore is an American Negro and a Republican contender for the 11th Congressional seat once held by U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge.  She wasn’t invited to speak at the candidates forum Democrats hosted at the African American History Museum.  Has anyone compared Democratic ballots to Republican ballots?  There were more American Negro candidates on the Republican ballot for the court of common pleas than Democrats.

EJBNEWS has obtained and is featuring the two forums above.  We intend to keep our readers updated about the statements the candidates are making to different constituent groups so 11th District voters can compare and judge for themselves.

Readers attending forums or candidate fundraisers are welcomed to send EJBNEWS video recordings of the events; and the words of the candidates.  The email address is eric@ejbnews.com

[NOTE: The first video was supplied by journalist and podcaster Larry Gardner.  Gardner said he arrived about 15 minutes into the forum].

Ward 7’s Jones pulls petitions for mayor giving voters a chance to replace the worst councilman to ever steal the job

CLEVELAND, OH – Two months after he finally relocated from South Euclid and Cleveland Heights to Cleveland, where he’s been serving illegally on city council, Basheer Jones finally moved into Ward 7 two months before he pulled petitions to seek the job of mayor.  Come November 2021, Jones will become one of the “forgotten” in the graveyard of poorly-performing elected officials.

Jones has zero chance of winning for mayor as he appears to know a return to council is an uphill battle after concerned residents decided to launch three recalls against him his first year in office.  It’s time for Ward 7 residents to say “Next.”

Jones won only by 13 votes in a smear-driven campaign against attorney and former Councilman T.J. Dow in 2017.  Instead of making friends to build a bigger base of political support for the future, the elected office stealing suburbanite added more enemies as he launched a terrorist-minded, cleansing campaign thinking he could “purge” Americans he perceived to be “enemies” out of the ward and the Hough Multipurpose Center.

Jones had cameras removed from the building after EJBNEWS busted his azz for allowing after-hours parties at the facility like it was his personal banquet hall.  A source close to the facility shared with me that he was also motivated to do so after two young women got into a fight over him in the public building.  Citizens learned the cameras were gone when a car was stolen from the lot and the owner needed video of the parking lot.

Ward 7 voters who supported former Councilman TJ Dow have had many “I told you so” moments over the past three years they’ve been represented by a suburbanite East Cleveland police arrested for mishandling a semi-automatic weapon. Dow had the money to turn the facility behind him into a community center with computers.  Sellout Jones wasted and stole as much as he could get his hands on.

Jones has no support on city council and not enough in the ward whose politics he just gave away his influence over when he pulled petitions to campaign for mayor.  Even if this political loud mouth changes his mind and decides to seek a re-election council, the resident who’s going to replace him on Cleveland’s legislative body is already gaining campaign steam.

He recently took a nasty shot at former Cleveland Mayor Michael White who brought him both credibility and money in his campaign against Dow in 2017.  Knowing White as a former special assistant he won’t take the criticism lightly.  Albert Ratner’s money and that of his AIPAC friends can’t help Jones overcome the scorn Ward 7 voters who supported him have for the way his lies and lack of performance humiliated them.

I’m hearing rumblings from residents who want to know “who’s next?” I have my ideas.  Jones’ is now in the “lame duck” status as a Cleveland councilman who has absolutely nothing to sell; and no power in the ward

A lamb in wolf’s clothing is still a lamb.  Jones has lost all respect.

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