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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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Appeals court upholds Cleveland mayoral candidate Eric Brewer's 2016 misdemeanor convictions, though police had neither reasonable suspicion nor probable cause to pull over his car and to subsequently search the vehicle

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Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.8 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and 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-BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio- Cleveland mayoral candidate Eric Brewer (pictured), dressed as a woman and claiming his name was “Erica,” was arrested 22-months ago for alleged marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license, though data suggest that the cop at issue had neither reasonable suspicion nor probable cause to pull his car over that day in October 2015.

Last week Brewer's misdemeanor convictions were upheld by the 9th District Court of Appeals in Summit County in a unanimous decision, an indication, said sources, that police can do whatever they want to Black people and their actions are upheld by seemingly unfair and racist judges at every level.

Brewer is Black and has 45 days from the date the decision was journalized to file a memorandum in support of jurisdiction to ask the Ohio Supreme Court to hear the case. He must convince the high court that the issue is of great public and general interest or that what happen to him was unconstitutional, if he properly raised the issue of alleged unconstitutionality at the trial court level.  Regardless, the state's court of last resort only hears a fraction of the cases it is not required to hear by law or other authorities.

Studies show that nationwide Blacks are four to six times more likely to be stopped by police than their White counterparts.

The former East Cleveland mayor and outspoken Black  journalist is among eight candidates challenging Mayor Frank Jackson in this year's election for Cleveland mayor.

The outcome of the case has no bearing on his mayoral aspirations since the case involved misdemeanor convictions.

Boston Heights is a village of Summit County and is 32 miles south of Cleveland, a city of Cuyahoga County, the state's second largest of 88 counties.

Its 1,300 residents are overwhelmingly White and the village has a median household income of some $98,000.

Brewer acted as his own lawyer in the case, including on appeal, and argued a lack of probable cause or reasonable suspicion for police to even pull his car over.

 

The controversial Brewer, who began his writing career at the Call and Post Newspaper and once published his own newspaper, the Challenger, and edited the now defunct Cleveland Life newspaper, was found guilty in Stow Municipal Court of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license by Judge Lisa Coates in March 2016. He was fined $1526.

Police stopped Brewer’s black Mercedes on state Route 8 at about 1 a.m. on Oct 23,. 2015 after checking a law enforcement data base, data show. And after arresting Brewer and towing the car police say they found the marijuana and paraphernalia, a coincidence, they say.

The mayoral candidate was driving with a a suspended license, police said, though that is not a legal basis for pulling his car over since anybody could have been driving and Brewer had not broken any laws that police witnessed.  And how police managed to search his car without his consent or even a claim of alcohol or other substance abuse impairment, raises a claim of a possible unlawful search and seizure under the 4th amendment, among other illegalities, case law suggests.

“I go by the name Erica,” Brewer,  63, initially said when he was pulled over, a dash cam video of the incident reveals.

 

He eventually gave his name, police said.

Public records also reveal that he was wearing a black and white dress, a wig, high heels and makeup, another indication that he may have been the subject of racial profiling, and harassment.

Photos of Brewer dressed as a woman made national news in 2009 when he was mayor of East Cleveland, a majority Black and impoverished Cleveland suburb.

He lost his re-election bid that year to Gary Norton, whom East Cleveland voters recalled last year.

Brewer was cited in 2013 for driving with a suspended license after Akron police stopped him. He paid a fine in that case and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

 

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 4.5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and 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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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