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Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black newspaper and newspaper blog.  National political news, and urban news from Cleveland, Ohio.Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com and advertising@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher and editor. A 24-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathy Wray Coleman is the most read reporter in Ohio on Google Plus with some  5 million views.

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(Editor's note: Kathy Wray Coleman (second from right next to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at far right) has received the President Obama 2016 community service award, which was handed to her by 9th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur at Kaptur's Cleveland District office). Standing with Coleman are Renata Jakupka (third from left), who recommended that Coleman receive the award, and community activists Frances Caldwell, David Patterson, Marva Patterson, Ada Averyhart, and Genevieve Mitchell).



Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief

 

publican Movement, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, Refuse Fascism.Org, and the People's Forum....Contact activists Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime Inc at (216) 804-7462 and Kathy Wray Coleman at (216) 659-0473 for more info....ByClevelandUrbanNews.Com and theKathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million readers on Google Plus alone

Archives....Former Cleveland schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett sentenced to prison for theft as CEO of Chicago schools and her daughter, Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts Nailah Byrd, is crooked too, say community activists, who call for an investigation

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Pictured are former Cleveland and Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett and her daughter, Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts Nailah Byrd

 

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


(Editor's note: Read herein the corruption by Cleveland attorney Donald Butler of the law firm Donald Butler & Associates of whom community activists believe should be indicted and prosecuted for alleged obstrution of justice in covering up fixed indictments against his indigent Black clients for corrupt White Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judges, crooked White cops, and the office of the county prosecutor)


CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM- CLEVELAND, Ohio - Former Cleveland and Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the mother of Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts Nailah Byrd, has been sentenced in Chicago, Illinois to 4 1/2 years in prison  (Stay tuned for a detailed investigation of public corruption by Nailah Byrd as Clerk of Courts in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland and where Blacks are her primary target, data show. The investigation also reveals malfeasance by several attorneys for indigent Blacks charged with felony crimes, including attorney and former judicial candidate William McGinty. And several common pleas judges, including Judge John O'Donnell, who has illegally foreclosed on county residents for JPMorgan Chase Bank and others, and the White male judges Michael Russo, Joe Russo, and chief Judge John Russo, are all perpetuating public corruption, research reveals. The scam, data show,  is to the detriment of innocent Blacks falsely accused of crimes, and the Black community and others in general).

 

Cuyahoga County, the second largest of 88 counties statewide, includes the majority Black city of Cleveland, and is 29 percent Black and a Democratic stronghold for political elections.

The sentence on Byrd-Bennett, 68, was handed down from federal district court judge Edmond Chang on Friday in Illinois, and was more lenient than the seven years recommended by prosecutors.

Byrd-Bennett was CEO of Cleveland schools from 1998 to 2006, and was the first CEO to lead under a newly enacted state law that scrapped and elected school board and gave control of the city's majority Black public schools to the mayor, then Michael R. White, who, like Byrd-Bennett, is Black.

Her downfall came as she was in charge of Chicago schools.

In October 2015, she pleaded guilty to steering more that $20 million in contracts from the largely Black impoverish Chicago Public School District to a former employer.

Federal prosecutors said Byrd-Bennett's theft was exceptionally alarming because she stole from a public school district and its poor children, most of them Black.

Her lenient sentence came with a plea agreement for her to snitch on others.

Nailah Byrd, who is also Black, is under fire for falsifying court dockets to illegally cancel legitimate bond payments to keep Blacks in jail for corrupt judges, other politicians and others, and for fraudulently altering criminal indictments to hurt Blacks by arbitrarily increasing the charges and penalties in malicious prosecution cases in common pleas court in place of a judge, even though a judge cannot increase penalties with out a grand jury indictment.  And the malicious criminal charges include false allegations of assault on White police officers, which is partly why Byrd if manipulating case dockets for police, sources say. (Editor's note Criminal Rule 7 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure allows for an amendment of a grand jury indictment only by a judge and that judge can not change the identify or the name in the case or increase penalties where only a grand jury can do such, It violates the Ohio Constitution, where only a county grand jury can indict in state cases, and Nailah Byrd is actually switching original indictments with falsified indictments that increase charges if they are accusations of innocent Blacks of assault on corrupt White cops,  and she is calling them originals on the case dockets. This is with support from the office of the county prosecutor, and some corrupt judges, including the White male judges Russo, namely John Russo, the chief judge, Michael Russo and Joseph Russo. Attorneys involved in this public corruption include formerly suspended attorney James Alexander, pro cop attorney William McGinty, who ran unsuccessfully for judge, and Donald Butler of the law firm Donald Butler & Associates, a lazy and obese attorney who is accused of selling out indigent Blacks in felony cases after being handpicked and appointed to such cases by common pleas judges such as Daniel Gaul and Joseph Russo. Attorney Butler of Cleveland Heights is also being used by corrupt judges and assistant county prosecutors, data show,  to trick Blacks into taking plea deals on illegal indictments that are subsequently amended, knowing dismissal is in order and that defendants would waive any efforts to challenge the illegal indictment on appeal, absent a claim on appeal of plain error. And if his clients are indigent, and likely otherwise too, Attorney Butler will just do them in and refuse to withdraw from the malicious felony cases, knowing the judges that handpicked him such as common pleas judges Joseph Russo and Daniel Gaul as the attorney will likely support him, data also show).


The names of the victimized Black defendants, many of them maliciously prosecuted, are being withheld for now for their protection, several of them telling Cleveland Urban News.Com during its investigation that they are being harassed by corrupt judges, prosecutors, police and some key Black leaders that the White establishment utilizes to help cover up malfeasance, racism, sexism and heightened public corruption.


The Cleveland NAACP, led by local criminal defense attorney Michael Nelson Sr., who fraternizes with some of the corrupt judges at issue, is conveniently overlooking the public corruption that is tearing at the fabric of greater Cleveland's Black community, with Black remaining the major targets, research reveals.

The younger Byrd is not elected but appointed as clerk of courts for the county by Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, and the 11- member Cuyahoga County Council. Her job entails overseeing court monies and the case docket for the general division common pleas court, where felonies, civil lawsuits with damages sought in excess of $15,000, and other legal matters are heard, as well as the docket for the 8th District Court of Appeals.

 

Nailah Byrd is also back-dating court orders from common pleas judges like Judge Joe Russo to frame Blacks with illegal convictions, research reveals. And their corrupt and lazy indigent lawyers work to try to cover up the malfeasance and push for plea deals when they know their clients are innocent, a scheme in exchange for more indigent clients, mainly poor Blacks, whom they can sellout for money.

 

Community activists have called for Nailah Byrd, clerk of courts since 2015 and formerly the inspector general for the county, to be investigated and fired, and in comparison to her mother, they say "the apple does not fall far from the tree."

ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 4 million readers on Google Plus alone. And the ClevelandUrbanNews.Com website stats reveal some 26 million hits since 2012. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 02:21

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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



By Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. (www.clevelandurbannews.com) /(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com). Call us or email us at advertising@clevelandurbannews.com for advertising and your Facebook or other video. Get noticed on the web. The www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com leads all Ohio reporters in readers in Goggle Plus. CLICK HERE TO GO TO KATHY WRAY COLEMAN AT GOOGLE PLUS WHERE SHE HAS SOME 2.5 MILLION INTERNET VIEWS alone.

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