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.
Dawson wrote to EJBNEWSthat 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.
“When a person named in section2935.03 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.
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.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND, OH – In November 2006 I reviewed an FBI bulletin released October 17, 2006 which sought to alert elected officials that white supremacists were infiltrating law enforcement offices. At the time I was serving my 10th month as East Cleveland’s mayor and director of public safety. The late Patricia Lane was the civil service chief of police I had inherited. The late Almeta Johnson, Cleveland’s first female chief prosecuting attorney, served as my director of law and chief prosecutor.
The original version of the FBI’s bulletin was heavily-redacted as it portrayed how white supremacist law enforcement officers had access to “intelligence gathering” tools such as its National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database or Ohio’s Law Enforcement Automated Data Systems (LEADS) to acquire information about their “elected official” targets or people who were “protected” as sources.
The Congress of the United States of America’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties last September 2020 released the unredacted version of the 2006 FBI Bulletin during a hearing. U.S. Rep. Ayonna Pressley in the video I’ve shared above is shown accepting testimony from witnesses about the continued problem with white supremacists who have now become embedded within law enforcement since the FBI Bulletin’s release 15 years ago. The concept of law enforcement officers who were white supremacists working as police, dispatchers, jailers, prosecutors, probation officers, baliffs and judges was alarming when I read the redacted FBI Bulletin in 2006.
I had worked as a reporter for the Call & Post newspaper and had read stories in its “morgue” that covered jail hangings occurring in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs with all Caucasian criminal justice workers. The FBI’s warning gave them a new perspective.
So have the warrantless pursuits that are commonly mislabled “high speed police chases.” So did prosecutors going through great lengths to avoid cops being charged for crimes; or police chiefs and safety directors calling crimes and civil rights abuses violations of “administrative offenses.”
The infiltration effort was organized, according to the FBI’s 2006 bulletin. The infiltrators were described as “ghost skins” who could “avoid displays of their beliefs to blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes.”
The October 17, 2006 FBI bulletin used the example of an internet posting that promoted the infiltration as a form of “role playing.”
“You must get inside the mind of the person you are trying to duplicate,” the FBI bulletin explained.
It further went on to explain how white supremacists could infiltrate law enforcement and have access to tools and access to prosecutors, other federal and state law enforcement officers to learn of investigations that were targeting white supremacists or skinheads. The states identified in the report where white supremacists were infiltrating police departments were Ohio, Illinois and Texas.
After I terminated Lane and appointed Ralph Spotts to replace her as police chief, I chose to get involved in the interviewing process for new police hires. After recommendations were made by Spotts the applicants met with me.
I asked Caucasian applicants from small police departments in cities with no or few American Negro residents why they sought employment in a city with a 96 percent American Negro population. I got answers from some that they wanted the “action” or “experience” which from my perspective was a disqualifier. It was not my intent to hire inexperienced action junkies from any ethnic group to patrol a city where I had relatives and friends; and voters who had elected me to discharge the duties of a “chief law enforcement officer.”
I knew Section 737.11 of Ohio’s Revised Code required law enforcement officers to “obey and enforce” all the criminal laws of the United States and the State of Ohio. I knew upholding the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of Ohio was language included in the oaths of office I would administer to new hires.
After administering the oaths of office I asked each newly-appointed law enforcement officer if they’d read the two constitutions and all the federal and state criminal laws they had duties to uphold and obey. They hadn’t.
They were informed that at some point in the future they’d see the oath of office they’d signed during a disciplinary hearing. At that time they’d be reading criminal charges that were going to be filed against them for violating the constitutions and laws they hadn’t read but had promised to uphold and obey.
They were also reminded that the oath of office did not include obeying the collective bargaing agreement that my administration negotiated with the Fraternal Order of Police and that I knew better than them. I wrote my own responses to their grievances. Civil Service laws trumps collective bargaining agreements.
Clevelanders will remember that on July 21, 1999, former Mayor Michael R. White held a news conference to share how racist graffiti that included Nazi swatiskas was found written on the walls inside the police districts. Anthony Ruffin held the office of president of the Black Shield. Martin Flask served as White’s chief of police. Henry Guzman held the office of director of public safety. Bob Beck held the office of president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association. Mike asked me to join his administration a year later as a special assistant. Barry Withers was Mike’s “EA” or executive assistant over public safety.
Ted Almay served as the late then Republican Governor George Voinovich’s superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. He explained how the number 311 referenced the Ku Klux Klan. The “3” represented the three K’s in Ku Klux Klan. “K” is the 11th letter in the alphabet. Mike’s claim was no bullshit.
Before the former Cleveland mayor held his news conference he should have dispatched a team of photographers to each district to photograph the racist filth written all over bathroom stalls and in other areas of the public buildings. I had worked as a police reporter for the Cleveland Press in 1981 and knew he was right from what I’d seen written on the bathroom walls in the Justice Center. It was the same when I published the Crime Reporter in 1988 and visited the Justice Center daily to look up police reports. The first cell phones with cameras in America were released in November 2002. You couldn’t hide a 35mm.
After Mayor White’s news conference the walls in the districts and downtown at the Justice Center were scrubbed and the proof of his claim erased. Beck could then run his mouth with reporters and claim he’d never seen it. The CPPA’s vice president, John Kincaid, made a predictable denial that there were not any racists or white supremacists working as Cleveland police officers.
White asked United States Attorney Emily Margaret Sweeney to investigate. He also asked Cleveland State University associate professor Ronnie Dunn to investigate.
Dunn examined 186,000 citations and learned that 85 percent were written to “dark skinned” American Negro males. The remaining 15 percent went in the following order to dark-skinned American Negro females; dark skinned Hispanic males; dark skinned Hispanic females; light-skinned American Negro males; light-skinned American Negroes; light-skinned Hispanic males; light-skinned Hispanic females and then Caucasian males and females.
Dunn confirmed a similar set of facts with citations issued by Shaker Heights police. The evidence proved racial bias was embedded within police thinking.
Instead of investigating the racism United States Attorney Sweeney investigated police use of deadly force. She did so as a civil instead of criminal investigation. Sweeney may come from a “law enforcement family” and have a pro-police or “protect my relatives” bias.
White had been replaced by Jane Campbell as Cleveland’s mayor in 2002 when the deadly force report was released; and in 2003 when the violation of constitutional rights in the city’s jail was released. White retired in 2001 after 12 years in office.
Subodh Chandra served as Campbell’s director of law but he had worked for Sweeney in the United States attorney’s on health care fraud. Former Russian Jewish Assistant United States Attorney Steve Dettelbach’s wife, Karil Bialotosky-Dettelbach, a Mexican immigrant, worked for both the Campbell and Jackson administrations at the time Justice Department officials were investigating their inability to manage police within constitutional and lawful boundaries.
Chandra, an Asian Indian, asked the USDOJ to end the use of deadly force investigation of his boss, Campbell, early. Former Mayor White’s 1999 request for an investigation of white supremacy in the Cleveland Division of Police was thwarted by what could be perceived as white supremacist sympathizers controlling the office of the United States Attorney and FBI in the Northern District of Ohio.
I can recall no case where federal prosecutors operating out of the United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Ohio have used Section 241 and 242 of Title 18 of the United States Code as Congress intended when it upgraded the two federal laws from misdemeanors to felonies during passage of the Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Control Act of 1994.
Dettelbach proved a conspiracy existed to violate rights under the color of law with his investigation of 600 police incident reports that identified the “conspiracies” Cleveland police engaged in to conceal their crimes. There are penalties of up to 10 years in prison or the death penalty for 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242 violations he chose not to use to give justice to the families of Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Tamir Rice and other police crime victims.
Something other than laws are motivating prosecutors not to criminally charge cops for known crimes. Something other than the federal and state criminal laws municipal law enforcement officers have duties to obey before they attempt to enforce them is guiding their warrantless pursuits and violent interactions with American citizens.
CLEVELAND, OH – Council Vice President and East Cleveland Sunrisepublisher Juanita Gowdy is counting on the truth that the voters of East Cleveland know more than a few things about Mayor Brandon King that disgusts them as she challenges him for the “chief law enforcement officer”s job he holds illegally as a Richmond Heights resident. Elected officials under Ohio laws must be residents of the community they’re elected to serve.
For the past nearly two years, Gowdy and East Cleveland Sunrise co-publisher Justyn Anderson have been distributing their 5000 circulation newspaper to every household, door-to-door, providing information-starved voters and residents with details about the “dirty dealings” taking place inside the King administration. Gowdy and Anderson told EJBNEWS they got the idea to spread regular doses of the truth from the East Cleveland Challengerand the East Cleveland Tattler.
King and his friends were and are robbing the city blind while making up lies to deceive residents who thought they could trust him, Gowdy said. “We had to do something when his administration started losing $50 million lawsuits we know voters will never be able to pay.”
Gowdy said residents now know King doesn’t live in the city and lied about his residency when he ran for council and then mayor. King doesn’t live at 1735 Elsinore Road in a rowhouse apartment his brother resides in that’s been raided twice for drugs.
1735 Elsinore is where several King brothers fraudulently claim to live in Sheldon King’s apartment so they can vote in the city in violation of election laws, according to Cecil King. Sheldon King is the brother convicted for drug dealing and child endangering from inside the apartment the mayor’s voting address claims adult King men with families share. The mayor and his brothers must not have been at the apartment and left Sheldon to take the hit for the King organized crime family during the raids.
Gowdy said residents now know King is a hot-tempered thief who’s employees like Michael Smedley and Melran Leach, along with ex-mayor Gary Norton, are either being criminally-investigated or named in federal indictments for crimes in public office. Numerous residents know King received a subpoena from the Ohio Ethics Commission for records associated with his selling office supplies to city hall as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Gowdy said King’s chief of police, Scott Gardner, was twice-convicted for felonies he pleaded down to misdemeanors that makes him ineligible to be certified as a law enforcement officer, according to section 737.02(2)(a) of the Revised Code of Ohio. Gardner was indicted back to back by two prosecutors between Cuyahoga and Medina county in 2013 and 2014.
Gowdy said King would have made himself look like a hero to East Cleveland residents had he fired him after Norton failed to do so. The heading for the law is “Felony conviction precludes or terminates employment.”
(2)(a) The director of public safety shall terminate the employment of a chief of police, member of the police department, or auxiliary police officer who does either of the following: (i) Pleads guilty to a felony; (ii) Pleads guilty to a misdemeanor pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement as provided in division (D) of section 2929.43 of the Revised Code in which the chief of police, member of the police department, or auxiliary police officer agrees to surrender the certificate awarded to the chief of police, member of the police department, or auxiliary police officer under section 109.77 of the Revised Code.
Gowdy told EJBNEWS that had King fired Gardner like a state general law requires, so many residents the police the unfit “chief” stations and transfers have been pursuing and shooting to death might still be alive or uninjured. The members of the city’s Civil Service Commission resigned in February after not operating lawfully since 2016. None of the police hired or promoted have been appointed through Civil Service testing. That list includes Larry McDonald who removed his bodycam before shooting Vincent Belmonte in the back of the head.
The state Civil Service Commission is investigating the Civil Service law violations and King has been warned to take the investigation seriously. Gowdy said Gardner will have no future with East Cleveland as his two convictions mean the private security company owner should have long ago been fired.
Gowdy said once elected she’s going to follow the model the Brewer administration implemented by making public employee accountability and an obedience to federal, state and local laws a mandate. Without all the police pursuits, violence towards citizens and police killings, Gowdy said East Cleveland residents remember how crime in every category was reduced by 40 to 70 percent between January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2009.
During an interview, Gowdy told EJBNEWS how she disagrees with demolishing homes that could be renovated with the same money. Instead of demolishing 125 homes like King is planning as a way to direct more no-bid contracts to his friends, she wants them renovated and sold at cost.
“If it costs $25,000 to renovate a home in our landbank we can sell it for $25,000 and reinvest the money into another property and resell it at cost … too,” Gowdy said. “The “D” in “HUD” is “Development” and not “Demolition.” She wants resident homeowners to have access to HUD dollars to help with their repairs.
Gowdy said she disagreed very strongly with former Mayor Gary Norton’s decision to aid Cleveland Clinic’s plan to close Huron Hospital in 2011; and to be paid $8 million in exchange for losing the income taxes that came from its 1100 workers. 300 of the hospital’s workers were residents and the closing emptied the apartment buildings surrounding the hospital for workers who could walk next door or across the street to work.
Gowdy blasted Norton for taking the $8 million and spending it as he pleased. Norton didn’t spend a dime of the money for new service vehicles to plow or repave and clean the city’s streets and parks; or for new fire safety equipment. Norton spent nothing for tree trimming equipment in a city full of trees.
Gowdy wants council and the residents once she’s mayor to support a small property tax to build a free fully-equipped emergency room for residents who would pay only $1 a year for every $1000 in property value. $25 a year on a $25,000 home.
With the $25 million the city is getting from the federal government, Gowdy wants the current council and a new one to use a portion of the money to build the emergency room and the small tax would fund it. The emergency room would be free to residents with no health care. Whatever Medicare, Medicaid or a person’s health care coverage paid would cover the additional costs. Residents would have no “out of pocket” costs. Non-residents would be required to pay.
“We have to consider putting physicians instead of untrained EMS workers on our ambulances. We have residents being shot and beaten; or involved in car crashes that causes serious injuries,” Gowdy said. “The nearest emergency room is University Hospitals and more of our people are dying after Huron Hospital and its gunshot wound trauma center closed. Free emergency room care would add an extremely affordable value to being an East Cleveland resident and increase the desire for people to live in our city.”
Gowdy also wants a portion of the money to be spent on upgrading all the equipment in the city’s service department that Norton did not upgrade with the $8 million in Huron Hospital closing dollars he wasted. She wants the baseball diamonds improved in the parks as well as the tennis courts.
“Our residents lived a much better suburban lifestyle with greater health amenities before criminals took over our government,” she said.
During her first year on city council, after winning in 2019, Gowdy has been investigating problems with King’s management of the municipal workforce as well as his contracting and compliances problems. She’s found that King has not been administering oaths of office to employees and delivering the oaths to the council clerk.
This has been a problem issue, particularly, for the city’s law department King lets private attorney Willa Hemmons leads. Neither attorney has obtained the approval of or reported to council before they initiated or responded to litigation as required by Ohio laws. Hemmons is a resident of Beachwood who has no legal authority to discharge the law director’s duties as a private contract attorney. Gowdy said the ate Almeta Johnson was the last person qualified under Ohio law to serve as the director of law.
Gowdy said Hemmons and Heather McCullough can expect to be fired. So can Michael Smedley. Police officers without certifications and still discharging a law enforcement officers duties can expect to be held fully-accountable within laws.
“We don’t need a high speed pursuit policy and the police chief doesn’t get to write a police department’s rules or regulations under Ohio law,” Gowdy said. “We already have a state law that instructs them when they can and cannot pursue or cross the borders of another city. The Ohio Revised Code gives the Director of Public Safety rule writing authority for city police. Rules written by the police chief is evidence of a police chief exceeding the authority of their public employment.”
Gowdy said Ohio’s general assembly has written a warrantless pursuit “general law” and she just got council to approve an ordinance that requires the director of law, prosecuting attorney and judge to use R.C. 2935.03 in evaluating every pursuit. Ord. No. 525.03 is named the Tamia Chappman Act.”
The local law Gowdy sponsored makes it a requirement for the law department to ensure every police officer bringing charges against a citizen is authorized by law to do so by delivering the oath and training records to every person they arrest. If they pursue outside the law the pursuing “law enforcement officer impersonators” will be responsible for their own legal representation and damages.
They must possess an oath of office that’s filed in the clerk of council’s office pursuant to R.C. 705.28; in addition to maintaining current and approved Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials as required of R.C. 109.81.
They’ve also got to operate the equipment in police cars in obedience with federal and state criminal laws; and not violate R.C. 2913.04 or the FBI’s NCIC 2000 Manual to access the Mobile Display Units. All this information is required to be delivered to citizens in criminal proceedings to ensure the city isn’t later sued for a civil rights violation. Gowdy is opposed to police using automatic license plate readers that council has not authorized them to buy or use through an ordinance or resolution.
“The taxpayers of East Cleveland are not going to pay for their unlawful behavior and violations of civil rights,” Gowdy said.
The twice-convicted Gardner exceeded the authority of the police chief when he wrote an opinion to council claiming the ordinance was unconstitutional; and that he wasn’t going to enforce it. Gowdy said the ordinance authorizes residents to file criminal complaints against the law enforcement officer who violates it; and requires Judge William Dawson and the prosecutor to enforce it. She said Gardner has no legal opinion-writing authority and intends to deal with his duty-exceeding criminal misconduct once elected as the city’s chief law enforcement officer.
“I’m not worried about Scott Gardner,” the East Cleveland Sunrise publisher told EJBNEWS. “East Cleveland’s policing will be reformed. The slave-catching mindset of the city’s police officers will not be tolerated in 2022.”
East Cleveland’s charter is partisan. Since no Republicans or third party candidates have competed in the last three elections the Democrat who wins the primary heads, alone, to the November general election. Voters will have once chance during the primary to elect the candidate of their choice.
[DISCLOSURE: This writer is the former Mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio and I have been aiding Council Vice President Juanita Gowdy and co-East Cleveland Sunrise publisher Justyn Anderson for the past three years in understanding the complexities of municipal management from a statutory perspective.]
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.
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.
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.”
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 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 .
CLEVELAND, OH – Michael O’Malley in his official capacity as Cuyahoga County’s prosecuting attorney has been copied, like his predecessors Timothy McGinty and William D. Mason, on “cease” letters the current and former Ohio Attorney Generals have forwarded to the office alerting them of felony crimes cops are committing by making arrests with expired Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) credentials. What he hasn’t done is deliver the “cease” letters to criminal defendants as “exculpatory evidence.” Instead, O’Malley and the county’s judges are criminally-involved in a real time conspiracy to deprive thousands of American citizens in Cuyahoga County of their constitutional rights.
Every law enforcement officer in Ohio knows their certifications expire on December 31 of each year. 15 days before the expiration date they’re supposed to receive 24 hours of professional continuing education training when state funds are available to pay for it. No funds. No required training. Within 30 days after the training they’re supposed to send the validated list of who was trained by a certified instructor to the state attorney general’s OPOTA office. The state then reimburses the police department for its training. A current contract trainer, a former mayor, has no OPOTA training.
The General Assembly of Ohio passed Senate Bill 281 in 2006 giving Ohio’s attorney general the duty to supervise a peace officer training commission, appoint members to a training council, establish rules to manage training and to ensure that all of the state’s police officers are trained. The main purpose of the legislation was to provide funding for police training. DeWine took $64 million out of the police training budget and used it to test rape kits. It was a “campaign promise” this anarchist Communist believed circumvented the state’s general law.
All of the duties DeWine was mandated to ensure were obeyed are spelled out under the “duties” of Ohio’s attorney general found in R.C. 109. The specific section for training begins with R.C. 109.79. The extension request “duty” is spelled out in plain English in R.C. 109.803. The only extension is under Section (2) of 109.803.
An appointing authority may submit a written request to the peace officer training commission that requests for a calendar year because of emergency circumstances an extension of the time within which one or more of its appointed peace officers or troopers must complete the required minimum number of hours of continuing professional training set by the commission, as described in division (A)(1) of this section. A request made under this division shall set forth the name of each of the appointing authority’s peace officers or troopers for whom an extension is requested, identify the emergency circumstances related to that peace officer or trooper, include documentation of those emergency circumstances, and set forth the date on which the request is submitted to the commission.A request shall be made under this division not later than the fifteenth day of Decemberin the calendar year for which the extension is requested.
The “appointing authority” is the mayor of a municipal corporation. Period. No police chief anywhere in Ohio has the authority to “appoint” a police officer by administering an oath of office to them. Only the mayor who as the chief law enforcement officer of the municipal corporation, unless its managed by a city manager, can hire, promote, demote and terminate cops. Under civil service laws the mayor has exclusive disciplinary authority. Not the chief of police. Pursuant to R.C. 737.06 police chiefs can “station and transfer municipal law enforcement officers under the rules of the safety director.” Police chiefs have no rule or regulation writing authority. So all the “departmental rules” across Ohio in the names of police chiefs are not authorized by law. A police chief can’t sign “any” contracts, including the NCIC / LEADS participation agreement they’ve been signing with the Ohio Highway Patrol. That legal authority, again, is a “right” of the mayor’s “office.”
Every OPOTA cease letter coming out of the Attorney General’s office, that’s addressed to a “chief of police,” obstructs mayors in Ohio, who are appointing authorities, from knowing the cops under them are committing crimes. I served as East Cleveland, Ohio’s mayor from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2009 when Richard Cordray served as the state’s attorney general. I never received a “cease” letter from him and I did not know, at the time, the letters existed.
Without the annual training they are to immediately stop discharging a law enforcement officer’s duties on January 1st of each year and resign. The net effect of not taking the training is to voluntarily-resign. They had 15 days before December 31st to ask the mayor to write to the director of OPOTA for an extension; and to explain the extenuating circumstance that prevented them from receiving it. The request from the “apppointing authority” is the “only” way a police officer can continue past January 1st of each year without OPOTA credentials. The extension from the director is in writing. No written extension and no later excuse of the law enforcement officer impersonator matters. They were clearly instructed to stop on January 1st of each year.
OAC: 2-18-06(A) spells these plain English instructions to every cop in Ohio.
“Pursuant to division (B) of section 109.803 of the Revised Code, any peace officer or trooper who, in any calendar year, fails to comply with the continuing professional training requirements set forth in paragraphs 109:2-18-01 to 109:2-18-07 of the Administrative Code shall cease carrying a firearm and shall cease performing the functions of a peace officer or trooper until such time as evidence of compliance is filed with the executive director. This rule does not apply to peace officers or troopers for whom an extension of time has been granted by the executive director.”
If they’ve failed to receive 24 hours of “annual” state mandated training within 15 days before December 31st, they are to “cease discharging the duties of law enforcement officers and wearing a weapon” on January 1st. By the time O’Malley receives “cease” letters from the state’s attorney general the law enforcement officer whose OPOTA credentials expired on December 31st has “knowingly” continued making arrests and wearing a weapon. O’Malley should have validated the lack of credentials and brought charges against them as he knows they’re engaging in multiple felony crimes.
Ohio’s attorney generals have not been sending the “cease” letters to the mayors and presidents of council to whom the correspondence belongs as officers of the municipal corporation. Instead the letters are addressed to police chiefs – who then conceal the information from mayors and councils – while creating legal liabilities for taxpayers by leaving themselves and the uncertified cops working. The county prosecutor is copied. None of the judges. Cleveland councilman Kevin Conwell recently told EJBNEWS that chief of police Calvin Williams has never shared any information about an uncertified police officer with council.
There are 9 state general laws between sections 109.74 and 109.748 that spelled out to DeWine and Yost the specific and mandated annual training law enforcement officers across Ohio have no other choice but to receive. Failure to obey the state’s general traing and cease laws is a “suspension” of the laws and violates Article 1.18 of Ohio’s constitution; and no official has the authority to suspend any law by failing to obey and enforce it once a “duty” is imposed on a public office.
There are approximately 900 police departments in Ohio. Chasing Justice founder Mariah Crenshaw recently emailed all 900 to learn if the law enforcement officers they employ are OPOTA certified. The email sent an earthquake of activity towards Attorney General David Yost who inherited the mess Governor Richard Michael DeWine left of the office after 8 recklessly-incompetent and criminally-derelict years. About 200 email returned with addresses to defunct police departments.
The Cleveland Municipal School District’s “police” have never been authorized or trained by OPOTA to discharge law enforcement officer duties. Every arrest of a juvenile they’ve made under the criminal superintendent, Eric Gordon, is a savagely-malicious violation of their constitutional rights.
DeWine operated with the woman he appointed to lead the department, Mary Davis, on an “honor system” that ignored the instructions in Ohio’s revised and administrative codes to train and validate cop training like he did the 26 pandemic mitigating laws during the common cold and flu season. This ignorant, non-reading fool put “preachers’ on a commission that sets standards for training police. Only a cop can train another cop under this idiot’s rules. Not a judge nor a prosecutor who know “laws.” I’m a former and that shit is fucking ridiculous.
Crenshaw said the only training many police got under DeWine was on how to shoot and kill Ohioans; even through the windows of moving cars. The U.S. Department of Justice warned Cleveland in its 2002 federal investigation that shooting at moving cars was evidence that the shooter’s life was not in danger. Frederick Crawford’s killer outside Dayton was not certified. Neither was Luke Stewart’s in Euclid. Both were private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers DeWine criminally-failed to ensure were certified.
Even when DeWine’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigators called themselves investigating Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams’ 137 bullet slaughter in East Cleveland, both Scott Gardner and Jeffrey Folmer were impersonating law enforcement officers. Steve Loomis was impersonating a law enforcement officer when he wore a Cleveland police union to endorse President Donald Trump.
Crenshaw said she’s been receiving calls from police chiefs across the state whose records are not on file with the state attorney general’s office. DeWine wasnt’ keeping track. Neither has Yost. Three employees in Yost’s office have resigned within days after hearing from police chief’s who want their records; and learning the attorney general’s office had not been maintaining them as required. Crenshaw’s learned Yost is throwing cops under the bus with reminders that it’s the cop’s duty to cease on his or her own under the law.
I’ve previously reported how Crenshaw learned that 24 East Cleveland police officers have no OPOTA credentials. The uncertified cops include the current and last police chiefs: Scott Gardner and Michael Cardilli. One East Cleveland cop, Ernest Stanford killed a man after he’s operated for 19 years without training. Only one East Cleveland police officer is current in his training. The city’s police department is completely under the control of private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers who are engaged in armed kidnappings of American citizens.
Neither East Cleveland’s law director, Willa Hemmons, nor its prosecuting attorney, Heather McCollough, are “oath sworn” officials. Hemmons filed a “defamation” complaint against Crenshaw for blasting the law enforcement officer impersonators she should have prosecuted. Every complaint Hemmons has filed or responded to has been without a resolution of council as her filings operate to conceal police crimes. Judge Will Dawson is in violation of R.C. 2938.13 by allowing private citizens to prosecute cases in the East Cleveland municipal court. So is his magistrate. Pursuant to R.C. 705.28, neither attorney was ever authorized to present themselves in court before a judge as they usurped vacant public offices.
Crenshaw learned that the entire Rocky River and Maple Heights police departments have police on the streets criminally arresting citizens without expired OPOTA credentials. She’s collected over 250 “cease” letters the state attorney general’s office has sent to Cuyahoga county police chiefs.
Beachwood’s mayor, Martin Horwitz, just hired Rocky River’s “uncertified” police chief , Kelly Stillman, after he left that city’s mayor, Pamela Bobst, with uncertified police. Stillman, today, has no arrest authority and is stealing from Beachwood’s taxpayers while also creating a legal liability for the Russian American controlled government.
Stillman should be criminally-prosecuted by both mayors for theft in office, obstruction of official business, conspiracy to violate rights under the color of law and for impersonating a law enforcement officer. His public employee’s pension should be stripped as he was not legally a public employee without OPOTA credentials. A “certified” Beachwood cop should arrest him when he shows up for work.
Rocky River prosecutor Michael O’Shea recently prosecuted a traffic case and refused to turn over the police officer’s expired OPOTA credentials to Justyn Anderson as exculpatory evidence that the cop on the side of I-90 within its jurisdiction is a private citizen impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Crenshaw’s been met with resistance by the “Catholic bloc” controlling Cuyahoga county’s criminal justice system. It is no stereotype” that Irish Catholics dominate the criminal justice system. There are families of Irish Catholic judges, prosecutors and police protecting each other from being held accountable to obeying the laws they’re using against others. O’Malley was Mason’s number two when they conspired with Irish Catholic Judge Brian Corrigan to seal the records of 496 Catholic church pedophiles and rapists. Their family members.
This explains Irish Catholic Judge John P. O’Donnell failing to turn in any campaign finance reports to the Catholic-controlled Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for any of his campaigns for judge between 2002 and 2014. All were delivered on January 22, 2014 years after he entered office and presided over trials unlawfully. O’Donnell has not lawfully acquired a public employee pension. Mason was supposed to enforce R.C. 3517.10 the same way John T. Corrigan did against Mitchell Paul. Criminal prosecution. The single referal of O’Donnell to the Ohio Elections Commission was withdrawn.
As Cuyahoga County’s prosecuting attorney, Irish Catholic O’Malley knows and has been engaged in criminal acts with Catholic judges like Richard McMonagle, Denise Rini and others to conceal the evidence Crenshaw has discovered. Michael Ryan is one of the few Protestant Christians serving as a county judge.
All received R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10 “complaints on knowledge” from Crenshaw of the felony violations of law cops across the county are engaging when they enter a public safety vehicle, access the FBI’s NCIC database through CRIS and LEADS and kidnap citizens off the streets with false arrests and imprisonment while armed and operating unlawfully under the “color of law.” None of the judges obeyed R.C. 2935.10’s instructions and referred the evidence of cop crimes to O’Malley as they were required. They don’t even have a process for accepting criminal complaints from citizens against elected and appointed officials who like the non-OPOTA certified cops are violating laws.
Rini took the conspiratorial step of “sealing” Crenshaw’s “motion” as “evidence” she didn’t want the public to know; an act that is not authorized under R.C. 2935.10. She’s exceeded the duty of the office of a judge by not disposing of Crenshaw’s “motion under the Supreme Court of Ohio’s “rules of superintendence of the courts.” McMonagle’s playing games with “after the fact” changes to the docket to cover up for the mistakes he made in covering up for the cops Crenshaw filed criminal complaints against for impersonating law enforcement officers operating without OPOTA credentials.
The concealing acts of each official, particularly the judges, is a federal “Misprision of felony” crime pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4. The FBI investigated and the U.S. Attorney General prosecuted the late Kentucky Judge Richard Baumgarten under this law for failing to report a felony crime he learned of during a trial in 2012. Baumgarten’s law license was stripped and he was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison.
“Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
The net effect of the lack of OPOTA credentials is that the person making the arrest was a private citizen impersonating a law enforcement officer who should be prosecuted instead of testifying in front of judges. O’Malley’s failure to deliver the cease letters he’s received to American citizens he’s prosecuting places him smack dab in the middle of a federal conspiracy to violate their constitutional rights under the color of law. Crenshaw has filed an R.C. 309.05 motion for neglect and misconduct to have him removed from office. That state law allows one citizen to file a complaint with a court of common pleas judge to achieve that goal.
What’s pathetic for me as a former mayor is how no criminal defense attorney first validates the oaths and certifications of the officials interacting with their client; and studies or knows the laws that identifies the duties they’re required to discharge. Consider that “municipal police” pursuant to R.C. 737.11 are given the following statutory and mandatory duties.
The police force of a municipal corporation shall preserve the peace, protect persons and property, and obey and enforce all ordinances of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, all criminal laws of the state and the United States, all court orders issued and consent agreements approved pursuant to sections 2919.26 and 3113.31 of the Revised Code, all protection orders issued pursuant to section 2903.213 or 2903.214 of the Revised Code, and protection orders issued by courts of another state, as defined in section 2919.27 of the Revised Code.
Every reader should observe the word “obey” comes before the parenthetical term “all criminal laws of the state and United States.” The effect of the word “obey” in association with “all criminal laws” clearly establishes that there is no “officer discretion” not to obey or enforce a law irrespective of the offender or offense. It restricts a police chief from allowing a private citizen to discharge the duties of a law enforcement officer after January 1st of each year. It requires a police chief or any other law enforcement with knowledge of a criminal law being violated to arrest a fellow law officer discharging duties without their OPOTA credentials after January 1st of each year.
Anyone who has read the duties of county prosecutors under R.C. 309 knows the words “prosecutorial discretion” are non-existent. O’Malley’s duty pursuant to R.C. 309.09 is to ensure that every judge, the sheriff and his own prosecutorial employees are “advised” to discharge the duties of their offices. He’s not delivering exculpatory evidence to American citizens armed uncertified law enforcement officer impersonators are kidnapping off this county’s streets. He’s not ordering the prosecutors under him to deliver it. This organized crime boss is conspiring with other criminal justice officials to conceal it. Consider East Cleveland’s law enforcement officer impersonators, and every other law enforcement officer impersonator, are in unions negotiating wages and benefits; and being paid pensions with the public funds they stole. This anarchist Communist-inspired evil has no place in the United States of America.
Every citizen who encounters a law enforcement officer should ask a police officer who stops them if they are currently OPOTA certified; and if they are discharging a law enforcement officer’s duties under a “cease” order. No judge should preside over a trial who has not first validated that municipal prosecutors and cops have oaths and bonds of office on file with the clerk of council pursuant to R.C. 705.28; and that each required cop certification is validated with the “originating agency.” It’s pathetic that criminal defense lawyers haven’t studied general laws instead of case laws to know the duties of elected and appointed public offices. .
If laws were obeyed by every elected and appointed public official there would be no uncertified and untrained police officer anywhere in Ohio. But thanks to criminally-derelict ex-Ohio Attorney General DeWine, thousands of cops are uncertified, untrained, making unlawful arrests and kidnapping American citizens off our streets with the help of a conspiratorial prosecuting attorney who refuses to deliver them exculpatory evidence that the cops he’s covering up for are the real criminals.
CLEVELAND, OH – U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ parents weren’t born and raised in the United States of America and neither were any of her ancestors. So it would not be culturally ingrained in her that the father of this nation, President George Washington, was known as a man who would never tell a lie. Harris didn’t like being “lectured” by natural born American Vice President Mike Pence, but he was absolutely correct that she was entitled to her own opinion but not her own facts.
I don’t know what the fuck she was talking about during the debate. Though she spoke in English that shit she said about President Donald Trump ruining the nation’s economy was foreign as fuck. She’s got a great voice for phone sex. Not for the presidency. “Oooh Willie baby. You’re such a big man” she tells Brother Willie when she knows he’s “Needle Dick the Bug Fucker.” I’m just bullshitting. I have no idea what he’s packing.
Every Ohioan knows President Donald Trump did not manufacture the lie that 117,000 residents of the state were CoVid 19 infected when the real number was 13. 9 were Russian American Jews from Cuyahoga county who’d traveled to Israel or interacted with Israelis at a March 2020 AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. as reported by county health director Terry Allan. Special consideration was given to them to “self-quarantine” instead of the mandatory quarantine required in R.C. 3707.08. Their homes should have been placarded with the word “Quarantine” and a guard placed there to keep them in and those who might harm them away. They were supposed to be cared for in their homes until healed.
None of the state’s 26 pandemic-mitigation laws found in Ohio’s revised code authorized Governor Richard Michael DeWine and his ex-quack director of health, Amy Stearns Acton, to cancel a federal primary election and shut down the state’s economy in violation of the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and all our “freedoms.” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson under no law has “order” making authority that acts to suspend the U.S. Constitution, federal and state laws. The same with the lunatic orders coming from East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King claiming that he was suspending laws and ordinances to spend the city’s money as he pleases during the pandemic.
When DeWine and his lieutenant governor, Jon Husted, appeared at a Trump rally they were both booed. Loudly. Trump was surprised. He specifically said “They’re going to open up.”
None of that pure Communist, wealth-redistributing evil had anything to do with Trump, as well as the resulting impact on the economy his “tariffs” on China and immigration policies had brought jobs from overseas back to this nation’s borders. The illegal aliens and dreamers who have infiltrated the Democratic National Committee are running the biggest and stupidest con game on the nation if they think the majority of natural born Americans, the nation’s overwhelming majority, are buying their bullshit. It gives creedence to suspicions that Communist-backed Democrats and Republican co-conspirators created this conflict to not only disrupt Trump’s growing successes, but to weaken the nation for their foreign masters.
Under DeWine, Kent State University teaches students that China and Russia are the dominant world powers. They’re educating immigrant students with no cultural ties to the nation to teach their immigrant’s perspective of America in public schools. It’s like an army of undocumented Trevor Noah-type “America ain’t shit” propagandists brought to every Ohioan’s community. A gift of ex-KSU president Michael Schwartz. He’s done the same at Cleveland State University.
Harris’ debate performance was so pathetic the dreamers, immigrants and undocumented workers – like Trevor Noah – leading many of the nation’s major news organizations out of 25 percent undocumented worker-infested New York, are trying to deflect with stories about a fly. They must believe that lunatic pro-immigrant hype that somehow they’re smarter than us so we need their brains to do all our intellectual heavy-lifting. That’s the 3rd World for you. They grew up watching films like “The Real McCoys” because their state-censored media stopped them from “really” getting to know us. They think we’re a bunch of fucking hillbillies.
Harris’ presence did nothing but reinforce how offended I am at her presence on the ticket. She’s not an American Negro. She can call herself Black, African American, a Minority or a Person of Color; but she’s not an American Negro whose once enslaved ancestors built this nation. Neither is Barack Obama. What Harris is to me is who she is to her family. Half Indian and partially Jamaican because her father’s Irish great grandfather owned African slaves. There is nothing reflective about this nation’s culture in her other than her birth certificate. The contrast between her and Pence was like night and day as she made herself look un-American.
This is a nation that enacted laws in 1892 to restrict Chinese immigration to nothing. Those here as citizens were allowed to remain, but the Communism they were infiltrating into the nation was unwelcomed. Neither was the Communism Russian Jewish immigrants were bringing to this nation’s shores through Samuel Gomperz American Federation of Labor. Christians led this nation and still do; and that difference was underscored in the debate and discussion about the Supreme Court of the United States of America and who would serve on it.
Harris called herself attacking Pence for Trump’s record of not hiring anyone “Black” though she’s not culturally nuanced enough into this nation’s “one drop rule” to know that Americans who appear white are actually passing for white American Negroes. Harris, herself, doesn’t look “Black.” Neither do I which is why I identify with the race on my “original” birth certificate. American Negro. I’m not an African or Jamaican Negro; or a Brazilian Negro were the largest number of enslaved Africans were sent to South America. It’s the 2nd largest African population outside Africa in the world. I’m an American Negro and have traced my roots to 13 generations deep on paper. And I’m still digging. That’s not something Harris can do … here.
What offended me in her reference to Trump’s judicial record is knowing Obama didn’t appoint any American Negroes and Protestant Christians to the Supreme Court of the United States of American our ancestors, not his, built. For the first time in the nation’s history, the Supreme Court was all Catholic and Russian Jewish. Russian Jews make up 1.6 percent of the nation’s population and contributed “nothing” to its founding. Neither did Asian Indians, Chinese and Russians. Italians, all good. Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, Phillip Mazzei, Thomas Jefferson’s Italian friend, all good. I have never heard “any” of my Italian friends utter a disloyal word about this nation. I was good with Antonin Scalia. Protestant Christians are the largest religious denomination and the nation’s founders and builders. We are the “natural born” Americans and the majority.
Harris is Hindu and her husband’s a Russian American Jew. Biden is Irish American Catholic and his wife is a Russian American Jew. If the American Christian majority doesn’t see the persecution in these political realities, along with the slaughter of unarmed American Christians at the hands of non-Christian police in northern cities, it’s because this perspective is being intentionally omitted by those with the power to conceal and manipulate information.
The Plain Dealer is owned by Russian immigrants under Advance Communications. 19 of their publications are targeted in predominantly Christian communities where Jesus and the manger during Christmas celebrations has been replaced with Seasons Greetings and Happy Hanukkah. Birmingham, Alabama – 85 percent American Negro – among them.
The Plain Dealer’s last reference to Jesus and the manger was on December 24, 1966. Russian immigrants bought the newspaper in March 1967. Jesus was gone by Christmas of 1967 and never to return but for the reference to “Jesus Christ Superstar” the play. The newspaper’s archives from the beginning are on the Cleveland Public Library’s research database.
The citizens of Cleveland have no idea Soviet Israelis’ slaughtered 34 U.S. “Christian” sailors aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 three months after the Russian immigrant named Samuel Isadore Neuhaus purchased the Plain Dealer. He buried the story for his fellow non-Christian Russians.
On September 25, 2020, the nation of Ghana crushed a group secessionists. I’ve not seen that story published. 36,000 Christians were slaughtered, globally, during Ramadan in May. Neither have I seen the story about a Muslim American Negro politician named Basheer Jones residing between South Euclid and Cleveland Heights while seeking and holding elected office in Cleveland. Buried.
The Russian Jewish identity of Blake Sheskey, the back shooting killer cop of unarmed Christian American Negro Jacob Blake was not viewed from a religious perspective. Nothing. There was also no “nationally” published information about the ethnicity and religion of Kyle Rittenhouse’s three Russian Jewish attackers, all with criminal records, referenced in any media organization. I am the only “local” journalist who has identified Russian American Albert Ratner’s father and uncles as illegal Russian immigrants based on their own published stories.
New York city is a major “global” media center. Right now 25 percent of that’s city’s residents and workforce is undocumented. Just last week I contacted Advance’s chief legal counsel, Michael Fricklas via email, with a question about why he authorized contracts between Viacom and Comedy Central with illegal alien Trevor Noah.
Illegal immigrants like Noah, who are behind Harris and private citizen Joe Biden, right now are in position to slam Trump for their own interest in remainging in the nation unlawfully enjoyig privileges and benefits for which they are not entitled. Consider that the big sticking point for Democrats in contrast to Trump is they want to include undocumented workers in the stimulus. So natural born Americans are having money to which “we” are most assuredly entitled held up because of illegal workers like Noah.
Cleveland councilman Kevin Conwell called me after the debate because he thought about me when he heard Pence rip into Harris over her prosecutions as San Franciso’s district attorney. “African American men were prosecuted 19 percent higher” our Christian American brother said. I would offer that a deeper look at the backgrounds of the “African Americans” would reveal they’re American Negro Christians.
Conwell said he was offended as a champion of American Negro fathers building “intact” two-parent families. Since I’ve known Kevin for over 30 years I know his commitment to this thinking extended well beyond rhetoric as he found our men jobs that kept them in their homes.
“She destroyed American Negro families,” Kevin said to me after the debate. “She did it based on perpetuating the same type of racism against us as the white man. That is unacceptable.” Kevin is a Democrat who is absolutely “not” voting “straight D” as he openly campaigns against “endorsed” candidate John P. O’Donnell for Ohio’s Supreme Court and Rick Bell. Bell is campaigning against American Negro Judge Wanda Jones. O’Donnell’s opponent is Republican Susan Kennedy. O’Donnell was the judge who let Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams’ ex-Cleveland cop killer go. Michael Brelo. Bell is the prosecutor who mishandled the case. Conwell wants them both out of office … permanently.
Harris is Hindu based on her nationality, mother’s Brahman consciousness, attire and the Bindi dot on her forehead in the most published picture of her family with her mother and uncle; not her father. The “upper caste” in Indian society of academics and intellectuals.
Indian Hindus are this month expressing 100 years of Communism. Christians in India are in the lower caste. In Pakistan, where Subodh Chandra’s family is from, they make up 80 percent of the manual sewer cleaners. Somehow that “foreign” perspective doesn’t work for me as a Natural Born American Negro and a Christian; and neither does Harris and Biden.
DeWine, not Trump, wrecked our state’s economy with the help of ignorantly-complicit mayors and councils. Harris and the immigrants leading the DNC can come up with all the lies they want to tell the nation otherwise, but ain’t nobody buying that ignorant foreign thinking but them.
I liked Kamala better when she was flashing her tits with Montel Williams. I’d have hit it. At least once before she got married if she wasn’t too crazy. Women who have done as much fucking around as she’s alleged to have done remain unmarried for a reason. I’m just saying.
I kept asking myself is this who I want to lead the nation “when” Joe Biden dies in office if he’s elected. No. She lies. I’d rather have Pence if the Lord calls Trump home during his term in office. He was solid as fuck. Nice job Mr. Vice President.