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Call and Post (Newspaper) - February 11, 2015, Cleveland, OhioCountdown to 10� established i9i6 february 11, 2015 Ferrua Ohio a Black news Leader Utah a ul2tli 5 a a Call amp Post. Vol. 9� 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 All Ohio edition copyright 2015, Don King mayor Norton starts to talk Mei by Rhonda Crowder staff reporter Many will describe East Cleveland As a sad state of affairs. This town one of the nations first suburbs once full of riches is now As desolate As a third world country. Its been described As such. And with allegations of excessive unauthorized spending and deliberate mismanagement by the City a current administration led by mayor Gary Norton its sunk just about As Low As it can go. As a result the Resi dents hang in limbo As the leadership attempts to determine the Best next move. Last month in a Call amp Post report East Cleveland Council president Barbara Thomas said City Council was exploring options around bankruptcy. Norton has mentioned exploring bankruptcy As Well. However current news on the wire is that Norton expressed during a recent teleconference that Given the Small amount of the debt bankruptcy is not the Best option for East Cleveland. Their problem is Lack of Revenue and he allegedly thinks they should consider merging. In the past Norton has spoken out against the merger. Gerald Silvera chairman of the audit committee believes Norton a intent has been to merge All along. A the political leadership has not made a serious attempt to save this City a he said. A a that a a sad fact. If the political leadership Over the course of the last few months would have worked together to put a plan together we would be further Chalk Linez Barber shop murders remain unsolved by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter last week someone walked into the Chalk Linez Barbershop located on Harvard ave. Near Warrensville Center Road and shot six people killing three and wounding three. Three men inside the Chalk Linez died in a Hail of gunfire. Three others two men and a woman suffered gunshot wounds. Those three Are in stable condition at South Pointe Hospital according to Warrensville Heights police chief Wesley Haynes. Brandon White 31, of Warrensville Heights William Gonzalez 32, of Garfield Heights and Walter Barfield 23, of Cleveland All died during the shooting spree. Haynes declined to provide More information about the people who were wounded. Police and . Marshals Are tracking a suspect Haynes said. A a it a a senseless crime. What is the Point of killing people i done to get a i lost my son. He did no to deserve this a said Angela Ladson Mother of White. All three were friends. White went to the Barbershop every thursday to get his haircut and to play video games said his sister Keisha Ladson. Gonzalez owned the shop and Barfield worked there. Warrensville Heights mayor Brad Sellers said they believe the incident began somewhere outside Warrensville Heights but he and Haynes declined to provide More information. A a it a been really hard because our Community does no to go through incidents like this a Haynes said. The medical examiner said Barfield was dead at the scene while Gonzalez and White died at South Pointe a Hospital across the Street from the Barbershop. Haynes said the survivors Are cooperating with police. Haynes said they Are unsure what prompted the shooting. Haynes has not been chief Long but has already had two murders within weeks of each other. Keisha Ladson said her family believes the see Chalk/5c acc gives their recommendations based on department of Justice report by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter greater Cleveland congregations acc met last week to give their insight and recommendations for police Reform in front of 1,100 people before handing them Over to mayor Frank Jackson and . Attorney Steven Dettelbach at Olivet institutional Baptist Church. Rev. Jawanza Colvin has been a Man who seems to bring it All together and has been very outspoken about his position on the department of Justice report that came out in december of last year. A your presence Here tonight Speaks volumes a said Colvin. A it Speaks volume regarding the concern and the frustration which grows each and every Day when we watch our news read the newspaper when we hear of another tragic or controversial encounter Between a person in our Community and a police acc is a non partisan coalition of Faith communities and partner organizations in Cuya hoga county working together to build Power for social Justice. Acc unites people across lines of race class religion and geography to promote Public private and civic sector actions which strengthen and improve the Quality of life of our neighbourhoods. Department of Justice civil rights Section chief Jonathan Smith from Washington . And Cuya hoga county prosecutor Tim Mcginty also spoke on addressing racial disparities in the juvenile system. This meeting stemmed from the do report where they had found a pattern and practice of Cleveland police officers using excessive Force and violating rights. The City and the Justice department have begun negotiating the terms of a consent decree. A tonight we Are calling for the City of Cleveland and department of Justice to include our recommendations in the consent decree a said go cd a Louise Mckinney. These were the four recommendations they f Rev. Jawanza Colvin having _ mayor Frank Jackson after they presented him with the four recommendations from James w. Wade Iii a conversation with event. Acc. Photo by presented to mayor Jackson and . Attorney Dettelbach. 1. Constitutional policing acc wants the division to follow clearly established constitutional standards. The group Calls for the development and revision of policies on Bias free policing use of Force and stops searches and seizures. 2. Reorganize internal accountability acc recommends the systematic collection and review of police data to ensure that Best practices Are followed. Acc also believes a consent decree must require policy changes that would among other things Lead to a More diverse police Force give All officers specialized training in de escalation and ensure potential officers Are properly vetted. 3. Community engagement the consent decree must establish permanent Independent structures and processes in the Community for Long term sustained cooperation communication and accountability according to go cd a outline. The group also Hopes for the implementation of an Independent auditor who would ensure new and revised policies Are adhered to and an online system that would make police data and policies readily available to the Public. 4. Financial sustainability acc wants a consent decree to include technical assistance from the Justice department that would help Cleveland find the see gcc/5c Silvera blames too much infighting and ego tripping. He said committees Are not meeting. The City has held not one formal meeting. And they Haven to even met with creditors to see if they re willing to entertain bankruptcy. A no one has Given the argument to justify Why a merger should be a consideration a he said. East Cleveland councilman Nate Martin a a u4 it o agrees think v tonally ran the City to this he also referred to the Way this administration has managed finances see talk/2a Black history month feature Catherine Drake former owner of club Tia Juana shows off a club poster of Sarah Vaughn. Photo by Charles Pinkney a look Back at the cafe Tia Juana by Ryan mid a contributing writer part two of a three part series owned by Catherine Drake in 1947 Cleveland s cafe Tia Juana located at the Corner of e. 105 St. And Massie ave., in 1947 was one of the hottest jazz in the entire country. This is the Story behind the open ing of Cleveland a most lavish jazz nightclub and the role of the Black press. Opening night the doors officially opened at 7 30 . On aug. 28, 1947, after Long Days of work and nearly $750,000 in today a figures spent on preparations. The patrons looked Sharp the men wore tailored suits and Straw hats and the ladies wore dresses and minks. A situated at 1045 e. 105th Street Comer of Massie and Parkgate Avenue the new Tia Juana glistens like an Oasis in the desert a Haven for the weary the Call amp Post reported. The Doorman Napoleon a a Jack Dismukes made sure the gathering crowd outside remained in an orderly line Down Massie ave. Welcoming them to the Tia Juana was the gorgeous Annastean Haines whom Cleveland press Long time society columnist Winsor French described As the a Bronze Helen of the Tia Juana a promoter Johnny Waters was Able to lure Haines from the popular High hat jazz club in Akron. She was a nationally recognized nighttime entertainer. Reporting on opening night French said a just having Annastean around to look at is Worth something too As you should Well remember if you recall the Days before she took off for Manhattan to tie up traffic on e. 52d dizzy Gillespie stopped by one evening after playing downtown just to see Haines. The barmaids working under Haines were equally Beautiful. Haines a rules the Roost including a line of 10 hand picked girls that will restore you to consciousness no matter How Many times you have sent the waiter running to the bar for Relief a wrote French. One of those top notch bar maids was Jean Cooper who lived above the cafe. Her skill and popularity won her a top five placing in Cleveland a first a greater Cleveland barmaid and bartender popularity contest. Tending the Back bar was Delores a Battle axe Samuels. Taught How to fight by her Brothers Drake remarked a she was Tough a by the time the Tia Juana closed at 3 a.m., Drake could count on Battle axe to handle anyone too intoxicated. After Haines greeted the patrons and the hat Check girl secured the hats see cafe/3c chief Calvin Williams honoured the Rev. E. T. Caviness and ministers and preachers from across Cuya hoga county gave a special luncheon in recognition of the new sheriff Clifford Pinkney at the greater Abyssinia Baptist Church. From left to right Rev. E. T. Caviness new sheriff Clifford Pinkney Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams Bishop f. E. Perry and the Rev. Or. David Hunter. Photo by James w. Wade Iii fact now Liz be Lvi a no Ihil Post i wed thurs Fri sat Sun 20/4 14/14 21/3 3/1
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