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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, 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.

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Activist Kathy Wray Coleman (far right) leads anniversary women's march in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan 20, 2018.

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Five Cleveland cops are reinstated after gunning down unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell while a sixth officer, Michael Brelo, who was also fired, remains fired, all six of them of whom were among 13 non-Black cops that fired 137 shots

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Pictured are Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (wearing beard and eye glasses), Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John P. O'Donnell (in sky blue tie),  since fired Cleveland police patrolman Michael Brelo (in blue shirt), former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (in red-pink tie with polka dots), Community activist Art McKoy ( in red, black and green turban), 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Malissa Williams (in white shirt), and 137 shots unarmed Cleveland police fatal shooting victim Timothy Russell ( in dark blue sweatshirt).


ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 5 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.

CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio- Five Cleveland police officers involved in the deadly shooting of two unarmed Blacks in 2012 who were fired last year were reinstated to their jobs this week after a White arbitrator ordered in June that they be reinstated and no administrative appeal was taken to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas by the city to seek to vacate or overturn the arbitrator's controversial ruling. (Editor's note: Community activists, led by the Imperial Women Coalition and Black on black Crime Inc, had urged city officials to appeal the arbitrator's anti-Black and anti-Democratic ruling, but in an election year for Cleveland mayor and Cleveland City Council that brought political implications their efforts were thwarted. Mayor Frank Jackson, a three-term Black mayor up for reelection who ordered the firings by the city, said that he objects to the arbitrator's ruling, though he did not sanction an appeal in response).


A sixth officer, Michael Brelo, who was also fired, will not be reinstated, the arbitrator ruled.


In addition to Brelo, the other police officers fired of the 13 non-Black cops that gunned down Williams, 30, and Russell, 43, were Det. Erin O'Donnell,  officers Brian Sabolik, Wilfredo Diaz and Michael Farley, and Det. Chris Ereg


Both were gunned down nearly five years ago on Nov 29, 2012 with the anxious cops slinging 137 bullets, and following a high speed car chase from downtown Cleveland to the Heritage Middle School in neighboring East Cleveland.


Neither Russell nor Williams were wanted by the law and racial unrest continues to mount behind the killings by police, two of many in the largely Black major American city of some 385,000 people, the second most segregated city in the nation behind Boston.


Some supervisors of the cops warned the aggressive shooters to stand down, but to no avail.


Brelo was exceptionally callus and shot 49 of the 137 bullets into the car Russell had been driving, after it became cornered and stationary at Heritage school, and was surrounded by an army of cops allegedly hell bent on getting vengeance by any means necessary.


Arbitrator William Heekin, who was chosen by the city and the police union from a list of arbitrators from the American Arbitration Association, also upheld the 21-day suspensions for officers Scott Sistek, Cynthia Moore, Randy Patrick, Paul Box and Det. William Salupo, as well as a 22-day suspension for Det. Michael Rinkus.


Activists say the arbitration process is a sham to the detriment of the Black community and others, particularly those subjected to excessive force and other police misconduct.


"It's terrible," said Cleveland activist Art McKoy relative to the restatement of the five killer cops.


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, who faces Councilman Zack Reed in a mayoral runoff election Nov. 7, issued a statement this past summer when the arbitrator's decision came down.


"The city terminated six of those officers and gave lengthy suspensions to the other six," said Jackson, who is Black. "We are pleased that the arbitrator confirmed the severity of the violations committed by the officers and that he upheld the termination of Officer Brelo and that he upheld the lengthy suspensions for the six officers whom the city had not terminated."


Neither the city nor the police union [the Cleveland Police Patromen's Association] appealed the arbitrator's binding decision to the court of common pleas within the 30 day time period. which they could have done on alleged grounds, obviously in all but Brelo's case,  that the hand-picked arbitrator abused his authority.


Overturning an arbitration award in Ohio rarely occurs, regardless of the merits of the case. But it does occur.


The car chase that resulted in the unprecedented deaths of two innocent Black people culminated in some 64 police cars and some 105 officers, those that did the killing ignoring supervisor orders to back down.


Williams and Russell, both homeless, and both with substance abuse problems, died at the scene,  and slumped over  in the car like "Bonnie and Clyde" police later claiming that they were in hot pursuit of the pair due to a mistake by the cop that initiated the chase of the alleged backfiring of Russell's 1979 Malibu Classic as a gun shot


Former county prosecutor Timothy McGinty shielded all of the police officers but Brelo from criminal indictments by a grand jury after they appeared before the grand jury in tears, fake tears, in fact, say community activists.


Led by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Black clergy and community activists, McGinty lost a bid for reelection last year to current county prosecutor Michael O'Malley, a fellow Democrat, and following fallout from his supports of cops in celebrated excessive force cases, also including police killing cases of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, and a host of others.


Brelo faced manslaughter charges in 2015 in a bench trial before Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John 'Donnell who, on May 23, 2015,  freed him on all charges, namely two counts of voluntary manslaughter.


The verdict heightened racial tensions between police and the Black community with police in riot gear arresting some 71 protesters the day the verdict was issued by Judge O'Donnell, most arrested on charges primarily of obstruction of official business and resisting arrest, many for scrimmages with police.


O'Donnell, who is White, lost a a bid for the Ohio Supreme Court last year by roughly 24,000 votes following fallout from Black voters regarding his controversial verdict and criticism from activists and several Black members of Cleveland City Council, led by Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell.


The city of Cleveland is currently under a court-monitored consent decree for police reforms with the U.S. Department of Justice.



ClevelandUrbanNews.Com and the KathyWrayColemanOnlineNewsBlog.Com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspapers with some 5 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.

 

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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



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