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Call and Post (Newspaper) - May 20, 2015, Cleveland, OhioCountdown i o ii a score one Al Flohl for Glenville a Shane Wynn established i9t6 3122s my see Page la of rdc a Community a i award Luis i see Page 1b May 20, 2015 May 26, 2015 Ohio s Black news Leader vol. 9 11800 Shaker blvd. Cleveland of 44120 All Ohio edition copyright 2015, Don Henderson arrested in quadruple m by James w. Wade Iii staff reporter a Man charged with murdering five people at an East Side Home in november was carrying the murder weapon when Cleveland police arrested him in Lakewood. James e. Sparks Henderson Iii 19, is charged with five counts of aggravated murder and is accused of gunning Down five people at an East 92nd Street Home. Police arrested Henderson last week at the Mcdonald son West 117th St. Near Detroit ave. A loaded 9mm pistol tucked in his Waistband was forensically linked to Shell casings left at the crime scene and Bullet fragments removed from the victims. Henderson is held on a $7.5 million Bond. Killed in the shootings were Lemon Bryant 60 Shaylon Williams 17 Jan Rio Taylor 18 and Sherita Johnson 41. Said. A this was a horrific crime one of the most terrible crimes in Cleveland a history a said Cuya hoga county prosecutor Timothy j. Mcginty. Mcginty took the death penalty off the table in Exchange for Henderson a confession. While in custody Henderson told investigators that Taylor was one of his Best friends a commander James Chura with the Cleveland police department said. A motive has not been established. In a phone interview Sherita a oldest son Jalanta Johnson described his Mother As a great woman and told us a she was not Only a mom but she was a mom to everyone who needed one and a child of god. She loved to decorate Comfort people Mentor and help in any Way she could. Growing up she always admired her grandmothers outfits that she wore to the worlds Foremost bluesman . King Dies at age 89. See Story in cp2. James e. Sparks Henderson Iii Johnson a baby Juwan was delivered at a Hospital after the shooting and died minutes later. The killing appeared to be execution style according to a police source. The 10-year-old child who was taken to Rainbow babies and children a Hospital was the one who called police to report her Mother had been shot inside a vehicle. Henderson May also be charged with aggravated burglary or aggravated robbery according to the Cuya hoga county prosecutors office. Henderson searched through the victims pockets after shooting them and gathered tvs and other items in the House spokesman Joe Frolik he shared How his Mother had a big heart and tried to do right. A i want to thank everyone for All the prayers and Calls a said Jalanta. Many of the neighbors still have wondered what makes a person commit such a terrible crime. A i thought it would take years to catch them it seems to take a Long time a said Jalanta who explained that he Hadnot been clued in by police throughout this process. A the police really did no to keep me posted on what a going in the investigation a he said. Jalen Tae has tried to stay focused on his own life after the murder. A i have worked hard these see murder/6c deadly teen car crash on Kinsman from staff reports three teens Are dead As the result of an overnight Accident last weekend on Kinsman Road when a stolen Sun full of eight teenagers veered off Road and slowed into a building around 3 30 . At 117th St. The crash killed Demonta Wilson 13, of Maple Heights Damond Lawrence 19, of Maple Heights and Diamond Williams 17, of Warrensville Heights. Two others were critically wounded and three others were injured. The group was in a Honda Pilot reported stolen from Maple Heights. The Sun was speeding when it hit a pole and then crashed into the building where resident Ken Mason was sleeping in an above apartment. Mason approached the scene and helped pull the a mid Middle school students participate in a a great debate screaming victims out of the vehicle. Mason explained that the collision sounded similar to an explosion. After hurrying downstairs he saw that the Sun had crashed sideways through the building. Mason said he and a handful of other residents started pulling people from the Sun. Two escaped the vehicle on their own Mason reported. Emergency personnel then showed up and helped carry the rest of the teens out of the car. The teens were taken to metro health medical Center and the Cleveland clinic with injuries. Maple Heights police say that the vehicles owner left the keys inside the Sun and parked it about 11 30 . On May 11 in the parking lot of food Deal in the 5100 Block of Lee Road. A Man jumped in the car and drove off police said. By Megan Sims contributing writer Cleveland Middle school students used the Power of the mind in Friendly Competition not Only to win bragging rights but to gain useful skills. Students from Charles w. Elliot and Nathan Hale Middle schools participated in the first Ever a great seventh Grade debate at the Harvard Lee Branch Public Library on monday. The debate was a collaboration Between the s.t.e.. Network and the Cleveland Public libraries. The students were judged by a panel that included Rev. Leah Lewis ph.d., of the lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Ward 1 councilman Terrell Pruitt Ward 2 councilman Zach Reed and Ohio state senators Nina Turner and Sandra Williams. Meryl Johnson a retired Cleveland metropolitan school District educator was called on to tally the scores. Students were also Given evaluations to help improve the experience at the next debate. A this is the first debate we be had out in the Public setting As Well As me bringing in two different schools a said Michael Parks whom organized the event. A your students need the exposure and the Art of Public speaking because we re losing that. They also need the listening skills and just to stand up in front of a crowd presenting research Type of the debate consisted of two segments where student debaters were Given two topics that discussed whether or not single sex schools Are better than coed schools and whether there should be year round schooling. According to Parks the judges were Given rubrics that would rate students on presentation style organization body language facts and statistics and knowledge gained. Nathan Hale went on to take the win with 103 Points while Charles w. Elliot had 85 Points. A i really want to see a collaboration with the Cleveland metropolitan school District using our Cleveland plan for transforming schools As Well As the Cleveland Public Library and their strategic plan come together to build a Community of All year a said Pruitt. A they got a Chance to participate in a meaningful debate using the language and ideas in order to prove a Point. 1 thought it invited Back to participate next year. A you know this is not just about basketball or football or baseball this is about working that mind and so i was delighted to see it a said Ward 2 councilman Zach Reed Rev. Leah Lewis former state senator Nina Turner state senator Sandra Williams and Ward 1 councilman Terrell Pruitt served As judges for the a great debate a featuring students from a mid Middle schools Nathan Hale and Charles w. Elliot. Photo by Kevin heard learners a said Parks. Though the students had one week to prepare the judges were impressed with the debaters. A you see that the kids have been working hard was Pruitt said he hoped that having these debates would expose the students to a better environment. Turner also hoped for More debates and to be Turner. Parker who is an educator in the Cleveland metropolitan school see debate/6c Black leaders push for nationwide police Reform by Freddie Allen Nipa senior Washington correspondent Washington Nipa in the Wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore Black civic leaders continue to Call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in Urban and predominately Black communities across the nation. Barbara Amine the president and executive19 w director of the lawyers committee for civil rights under Law a nonpartisan group that works to end racial discrimination and inequality said that when the civil rights coalition on police Reform was formed american society was Long overdue for a concerted push to restructure policing in America and to prevent the killing of unarmed african americans. A we have been reactive but we have also been proactively advancing a platform of policy reforms and recommendations for change a said Amine. Those recommendations include the passage of the a Send racial profiling act a the mandatory use of police body cameras better accountability of the use and distribution of Federal military weapons and equipment to local Law enforcement and Reform to grand jury process. See Black/6c i i fit Tife a i wed thurs Fri sat Sun i56/44 64/48 63/45 67/49 76/67j t 4 1 f 9 11 a 1 it m
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