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Call and Post (Newspaper) - March 18, 2015, Cleveland, OhioCd unit own to established i�>i6 March 1ft, 2�i5 March 24 Viola Davis getting away with murder on to see cp2 inside Ohio a Black news Leader a Sam Sylk s Chicken and fish is open see Page 6a Mayweather of see Palt vol. 99 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 All Ohio edition heartless felons Senter by Kush Azrael staff reporter Julius Webster a Leader of the heartless felons will spend the rest of his life in prison. Two members of the heartless felons gang have been sentenced in the aug. 29, 2013, death of Curtis Marks or. Julius Webster 29, and Robert Porter 28, were sentenced in two separate trials by judge Michael Astrab. Webster a known Leader of the heartless felons will spend the rest of his life in prison for the deadly shooting. He is eligible for parole after 99 years. He was convicted of aggravated murder attempted tampering with evidence and aggravated robbery. He was also convicted of several gang related charges. His attorneys wanted the gang charges heard separately As to not prejudice the jury. The trial lasted three weeks. Three witnesses refused to testify against Webster. Webster did not testify in the trial and basically had nothing to say at his sentencing. No witnesses were called on his behalf. Porter was scheduled to testify against Webster after striking a plea agreement with prosecutors but refused to do so. In the Deal his charge of aggravated murder was dropped to involuntary manslaughter in Exchange for his testimony against Webster. He was to be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. After refusing to testify Astrab refused to let him out of his plea agreement. Porter was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death and robbery of Marks. Porter also got four years for probation violation. Porter apologized to Marks family and said he was his Friend. Porter said he was innocent and Only admitted to the charges under stress. He said he panicked when he admitted to the charges in August. He also said he was never a member of the heartless felons. However prosecutors presented a text message that Webster sent to a Friend in 2013 referring to Porter As a Comrade Porter is known As pistol Pete in the streets and Comrade Means member in the heartless felons according to prosecutors. According to court records Porter had been arrested for disorderly conduct a few hours before murders keep fourth District police Busy by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter the Cleveland division of police fourth District detective Bureau is currently investigating a felonious assault shooting incident that occurred on sat., March 14, 2015 at approximately 4 . Officers responded to metro health medical Center for a male victim of a gunshot wound who a been brought to the or via private Auto. The victim reported that he was at club Tiko at 3550 e. 93rd Street when a fight broke out and people began fleeing the bar. The victim reported that upon exiting the bar an unknown male grabbed his Girlfriend and then he and this male became involved in an argument. The male whom head argued with crossed the Street toward a vacant Field with other males at which Point victim heard shots come from the direction of the Field and he was struck in the leg. The victim could not immediately identify the suspect other than he was a Black male and that the suspect May have fled in a red vehicle with Chrome rims. The fourth District detective Bureau is currently investigating a felonious assault shooting criminal damage. This shooting incident occurred on March 14, 2015 at approximately 4 30 . At the Marathon Gas station at 7310 Broadway Avenue. Officers responded to the Gas station for a male shot and upon arrival. It was Learned that another zone car had responded to metro health medical Center for a victim of a gunshot wound to the stomach who was brought to the or by private Auto. The preliminary investigation reveals witnesses report that a group of males entered the Gas station and began speaking with a group of females. An argument ensued Between the group of males and another male. The group of males exited the store into the parking lot. Witnesses heard 4-5 shots. Witnesses took cover inside of the store. The group of males re entered the store. Witnesses reported 4-5 More shots at which Point one of the males inside of the store removed his sweatshirt and revealed head been shot in the stomach. This male was conveyed from the scene in a private Auto. A Short time later a second victim reported to police that while at the Gas station pumping Gas head heard the shots and ran toward the store for cover. He later found that his vehicle had been struck by bullets and damages included a Flat tire. Suspects Are described As Young Black males 20s. On saturday March 14, at approximately 12 45 . Fourth District officers responded to a Call for a male shot at e. 135th and Miles. Before arriving the officers received an update that the victim was being conveyed to South Pointe Hospital by private Auto. When officers arrived at e. 135 and Miles they Learned that there were two additional victims who were shot. Officers requested Ems to respond. Both victims were conveyed to metro health medical Center by Ems. Preliminary investigation reveals that a dark coloured Auto pulled onto e. 135th Street and someone in the vehicle fired shots. See police/6c Marks death. As soon As he was released he met up with Webster. Webster was reportedly out to make some Money. Porter introduced Webster to Marks at a bar on East 70th Street and Superior Avenue. Porter and Webster pulled guns on Marks and Porter searched his pockets. Webster then shot and killed Marks. The heartless felons is Ohio a fastest growing gang. Through violence intimidation and extortion they Are seeking to control it Clevel Stai but an Vialau facilities they have now made their place in Ohio prisons. Harvey Rice hoop stars win the Harvey Rice boys basketball team brought Home the a mid Middle school championship last week. Principal Yvette Brown head coach Melvin James Logan or. And assistant coach Kevin West celebrated Victory with champs Phillip Byrd Rayshawn Ford Jeremiah Green Marceio Bouldin Shawnell Brown Javahar Curtis Isaac Hinton Malever Billups Deion Coleman James Wallace Iii and Ramond Warren. Photo by Mychal Lilly report Columbus is one of the most a economically segregated cities in the nation by Ike my Balogu contributing writer Columbus its everywhere. Its an open brag you hear All the time about Columbus being ranked among the elite cities in the nation when it comes to important measures of social and economic vibrancy Prosperity and neighbourhood safety. Newspaper stories often report on that Rodo montage always hailing the City for being ranked among the Best in the nation top in this and top in that. Its pretty Nice. Recently Columbus was even crowned by Forbes As the Best City in the nation for working mothers beefing up its catalogue of feats when assessed Pari pass against other big cities. For african americans and the glut Community Columbus continues to earn top rankings As the Best place to Settle and thrive. Its certainly Good news for residents of the City. But More importantly it must feel pretty Good for City leaders led by outgoing mayor Michael Coleman who is the longest serving mayor of the nations 15th largest City. Coleman decided to step Down at the end of the year. Certainly All that Shower of paean concerning the City a place compared to other cities is Well deserved seemingly a sweeping testament to the Good Job credited to the Coleman administration folks at the City Council and perhaps most importantly City employees. But there a one ignoble ranking for Columbus that City leaders Are not going to care for. And that is Columbus was recently ranked As the second most economically segregated City in the nation pairing up with its Southern buddy Austin tx., to Lead the nation in that regard. The Lone Star state capital City took Home the trophy. Columbus is the runner up. Ouch. So does it mean that Columbus is pulling apart As it thrives phrased differently is this a Knock on Columbus not really said Karen King who worked As a researcher on the study a segregated City a conducted by University of Toronto professor Richard Florida. A a it a not a judgment. Its More information a said King who is a senior research scientist at the Toronto University a Martin Prosperity Institute. She noted that. A Columbus could be doing amazingly. All its saying is where people choose to live Are very different local economists weighed in. One of them Bill Lafayette who is the owner of Region mics agreed saying that far too often poor people live among other poor people and wealthy people pretty much do the same which essentially Breeds economic segregation that nobody planned. A a there a a value to shopping in the same stores going to the same schools Riding a Cota bus a said Lafayette adding a a that a the Beauty of and How do City officials actually feel about All this a you might say its an academic exercise. Reality is much More Complex a said Vince Papsidero who see report/6c James h. Hewitt Iii sworn in As new judge by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter this past sunday James h. Hewitt Iii was sworn in As judge in the Cleveland municipal court filling the seat of judge Anita Laster Mays who moved on to common pleas court. The ceremony took place at the Olivet institutional Baptist Church located at 8912 Quincy where the Rev. Jawanza Colvin is the pastor. This swearing in was like a sunday morning service. The Church was packed with judges Hewitt a family and friends. Ohio supreme chief Justice Maureen o. Connor did the honors of swearing in Hewitt while Debbie Cooper held the Bible. While Rev. Colvin gave great words and welcomed everyone to the Church. Judge Melody Stewart served a the mistress of ceremony. Leslie Dickerson Sang two selections that brought the Church into a High Praise with her melodic voice. Olivet Church musicians played for the service and Deacon Roland Crowder Sang like he was trying to win a grammy or something. The Rev. Or. Otis Moss jr., speaking so elegantly like Only he can gave Hewitt words of encouragement. Judge John j. Russo administrative judge of common pleas spoke on behalf of the courts and judge Emanuella Groves stepped in for judge Ronald Adrine representing the Cleveland municipal court. Rev. Chelton Flanigan pastor of holy Trinity Baptist action i a amp Newa weath Church provided the ceremony. I have not seen Benediction. A this was a very Nice see James/6c age James h. Hewitt Iii Beina sworn in by chief Justice Maureen o Connor with Debbie Cooper holding the Bible As his son and family looked on. Photo by Rodney Brown m
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