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Cleveland settles Ohio ACLU lawsuit over RNC protest restrictions, and the Imperial Women Coalition, led by Cleveland activist Kathy Wray Coleman, will open the city's Public Square speaking forum ...The Cleveland NAACP accuses FBI of harassing protesters

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio — The lawsuit filed last week by the ACLU of Ohio claiming city officials are violating the free speech rights of protesters relative to the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland the week of July 18-21 has been settled with a few concessions after Federal District Court Judge James Gwin, on Thursday, found constitutional infractions and issued a preliminary injunction.


Filed on behalf of the White-led groups Citizens for Trump, Organize Ohio, and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, the former group a conservative organization and the latter two of which are liberal types, the city has agreed to give these groups their requested parade routes after stalling for months, also an issue raised in the contentious lawsuit.


Other lawsuit concessions include a reduction in the 3.3 mile RNC event security zone, which is designed to lock protesters out of the areas closest to the downtown convention, additional dates and time for parade routes and a few speaking soap boxes closer to the convention site.


Unofficial speaking soap boxes, however, cannot include microphones or platforms.


Stipulations regarding the two downtown parks allocated for protesters were deemed unconstitutional by Judge Gwinn, and, per the settlement, are more open for demonstrators to exercise free speech  independent of slated governmental intimidation.


The city's official speaking forum on Public Square, open all four days of the convention from 9:30 am-6 pm for 30 minute interval speeches, will remain intact, though speakers must  still secure permits.


Permits are also required for the parade routes, the parks' forum and practically everything else.


Ohio ACLU Executive Director Christine Link, a proponent of the now-infamous free speech RNC lawsuit, has stepped up on behalf of demonstrators and has called the anti-free speech harassment of them arbitrary and capricious, and unconstitutional.


Recent reports say that law enforcement officials, led by the FBI, have been allegedly harassing greater Cleveland activists, most White and affiliated with the communist party who were arrested following chaos of an acquittal verdict last year by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell of a since fired Cleveland police officer (Michael Brelo) on manslaughter charges. (Editor's note: Brelo and 12 other non-Black Cleveland police officers gunned down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, slinging 137 bullets and following a high-speed car chase in November 2012 that began in downtown Cleveland and ended in neighboring East Cleveland, a largely Black and impoverished Cleveland suburb. The other officers were not indicted per the recommendation to the grand jury of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, whom voters, led by the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, 11th congressional district Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and Black activists, ousted from office in the March Democratic primary election).


That alleged harassment, sources say,  includes surprised  home visits with questions on what the Brelo activists, and some others, might do at the convention to promote violence.


Those purported home invasions have angered Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson Sr., who has urged authorities to "remember the constitution."


The greater Cleveland grassroots group the Imperial Women Coalition will open the city's speaking forum on Public Square at 9:30 am on July 18 and will address violence against women issues and women's rights in general. They will return to speak again at 12:30 pm the same day to address, jobs, education, housing, the legal system and the need for a living wage.


Others speaking on the Public Square protest stage the opening day of the convention include Michael Hurley, an assistant Cuyahoga County public defender who speaks at 10:45 pm, Black on Black Crime Inc, a local activist group that will speak at 11 am on police brutality and murders, and a North Carolina Muslim woman who has traveled the states to take on the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump.


"We, the Imperial Women Coalition, look forward to opening the city's official Public Square speaking platform stage the morning of July 18 to address, in a non-violent manner, violence against women and women's issues in general, and to returning at 12:30 pm the same day to deal with jobs, education, housing, the legal system, and the need for a living wage," said Kathy Wray Coleman, a longtime greater Cleveland activist and who leads the Cleveland-based Imperial Women Coalition. and who edits Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read online Black newspaper.


Coleman's  group was founded around the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland by serial killer and death row inmate Anthony Sowell, who is seeking a new trial with support of the Ohio ACLU, which has filed an amicus brief in the Ohio Supreme Court where the case is pending.

Other greater Cleveland murders of women for which Coleman has led rallies pertain to the East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison murders, and the Cleveland East 93rd Street Murders of three women in 2013, namely Christine Malone,  43, Jasmine Trotter, 20, and Ashley Leszyeski, 21, and whose serial killer is still at large.


"We will be there on Public Square with Ms. Coleman and other activists and we want the person who killed our mother (Christine Malone) captured, indicted, and brought to justice." said Angelique Malone, one of eight grown children of murder victim Christine Malone, who was Black.

Also a children's advocate, Coleman has also spearheaded rallies regarding the celebrated abduction and rape and kidnapping case of Ariel Castro, who held Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry captive for a decade on the city's west side, and who hanged himself in prison while serving a life sentence.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS : BREAKING NEWS ARTICLE: Cleveland police officers and detectives fired, including officer Michael Brelo, and six suspended as to the 137 shots deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.....Not all of the cops that did the shooting were fired....The firings should be vacated the police union says, which likely means arbitration ....A consent decree on police reforms with the city and the DOJ remains....Community activists renew the call for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who shielded 12 of the 13 non-Black cops that did the shooting from criminal charges, to be voted out of office this year, and Congresswoman Fudge wants McGinty gone too.....Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell acquitted Brelo of manslaughter charges....By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Cleveland police cars chase two unarmed Blacks from downtown Cleveland to neighboring East Cleveland the night of Nov. 29, 2012. The 23 -minute car chase ended in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School and culminated in 13 non- Black Cleveland police officers firing a total of 137 bullets at Malissa Williams 30, and Timothy Ray Russell, 43, the driver of the 1979 Chevy Malibu. Both Russell and Williams were Black, and both died at the scene.  Some 105 police officers and 64 police cruisers participated at some level in the deadly chase.


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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By www.clevelandurbannews.com editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman



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PASS THIS ON PLEASE ACTIVISTS: Community activists to picket Cleveland News Channel 5 for harassment and defamation against Blacks and activists, harassment of the community allegedly led by News Director Jeff Harris (pictured), who joined the local televisionstation in 2014. Please call (216) 659-0473 if Harris, who is White, or anybody else at Cleveland Channel 5 News has harassed you or defamed you,or email us at editor@cleveland urbannews.com. Harris is reportedly being enlisted by police and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to harass outspoken greater Cleveland Black activists, and according to Reporter John Kosich, has agreed to slant stories against the Black community and community activists. Greater Cleveland Black judges and elected officials have also experienced the racist wrath of Harris and Cleveland Channel 5 News, data show. Harris is also accused of taking kickbacks in money to do malicious and false stories against greater Cleveland Blacks and others for corrupt judges, politicians, racist cops, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and others. (By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman)
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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS