Monday, June 01, 2015

Did Dwight Patton Steal $100K?

Most of you -- our faithful and highly educated reader -- have no idea who Dwight Patton is so we'll tell you.

Patton is credited with single-handedly destroying the Cincinnati Black United Front after Rev. Damon Lynch III turned leadership of the group over to him and Iris Roley (known on this blog as Nurse Rivers). 

After he ran all the members away, Patton began to publicly attack Rev. Lynch and CBUF's Chief of Staff, Juleana Frierson, accusing them of stealing money.

For the last few weeks, Patton has been telling a story on WDBZ/The Buzz -- Cincinnati's Black talk radio station -- that we at The Cincinnati Black Blog believe deserves addressing. Patton says he was chosen to hand-deliver a $700,000.00 check to lawyers hired to represent CBUF for work done on what is now known as Collaborative I. The problem is, according to numerous news reports at the time (and court records) the lawyers only received $600,000.00. (For example, see this and this.)

If Patton is telling the truth, from the time he was trusted to deliver funds to CBUF lawyers to the time he arrived, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00) DISAPPEARED.

Judge Susan Dlott appointed CBUF to represent all Black people in the city. On behalf of Black people, The Cincinnati Black Blog wants to know WHAT HAPPENED TO THE $100K?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Deters Pay-to-Play Scheme Sent to Ohio Ethics Commission

Who's The Crook? No, Dirty Joe. It's You!
Joseph Theodore Deters is a crook!!!

Kimball Perry (known on this blog as KimNOBalls), Dan Horn, Jody Barr and the rest of the lazy, local, white, racist, so-called mainstream media protects disgraced former Ohio Treasurer and current Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Deters. Because we believe you, our faithful readers, have a right to know The Truth, we bring you this Exclusive Cincinnati Black Blog report, explaining how Deters is BREAKING THE LAW by using his office to punish his political enemies and funnel money to his buddies.

Not so long ago, Deters was one of the most powerful Republicans in the state of Ohio. He was the elected Ohio Treasurer. Insiders thought he was on track to become Governor of Ohio or maybe even President.

Joe got greedy. His former chief of staff and fund raiser Matt Borges was indicted and pled guilty to participating in a pay-to-play scheme. The Special Prosecutor considered indicting Deters for his role in the pay-to-play scandal but Deters ultimately evaded justice. The scandal forced Deters to flee Columbus and hide out in Cincinnati. (State Republicans have made Borges Executive Director of the Ohio Republican Party!)

Evidence presented to the Ohio Ethics Commission today supports the idea that Deters (who is known on this blog as Dirty Deadbeat Dad Deters) is personally involved in another pay-to-play scheme -- this time it involves shifting money from Hamilton County taxpayers to the deadbeat's benefactors. This pay-to-play scheme could result in criminal charges being brought against Hamilton County's top law enforcement officer.  Any investigation might also implicate Cincinnati lawyers, county commissioners, Cincinnati judges, and even Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor.

Deters is accused of using his office to bring bogus criminal charges against his political enemy, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie M. Hunter.  In addition to being a lawyer and elected judge, Hunter is a Christian minister and Church pastor. In the epic battle between good and evil, Tracie Hunter is one of the good guys.  Dirty Joe had criminal charges filed against Judge Hunter in retaliation for her filing a grievance against him with the Ohio Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Perhaps worse than misusing his office and power to pursue politically-motivated and vindictive charges against Judge Hunter, Dirty Joe's hand-picked Special Prosecutors gave him lots of money and gifts before getting appointed. They both contributed to his political campaigns. They both gave him personal gifts. In return for gifts and money, Dirty Joe used his office to give Robert Scott Croswell II and Merlyn Shiverdecker a no-bid contract. So far, that contract has resulted in County Commissioners Todd Portune, Greg Hartmann, and Chris Monzel taking $500,000 from taxpayers and giving it to Croswell and Shiverdecker. (For more information, read "SCANDAL! Deters Steered $500K Tax Dollars To His Divorce Lawyer's Firm.")

We want to make sure we don't move on too fast. We want you to get the point. Croswell and Shiverdecker both gave Dirty Deadbeat Dad Deters money and gifts. In return for the cash and prizes, Dirty Joe used his office to get them a no-bid contract. That contract has already resulted in payments of $500,000.00. Yes, A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. And it's YOUR money.

Dirty Joe's wife, Melissa Hendon Deters has had all she can take so she's filed for divorce! Deters is represented in his divorce by Gregory L. Adams. Adams is a partner in Croswell & Adams, CO. LPA. This law firm has two partners. The second partner is Scott Croswell -- the same guy appointed based on Dirty Joe's recommendation to be Special Prosecutor. So, when Hamilton County forked over $500,000 to Croswell & Adams, they were giving it to the law firm that represents Dirty Joe in his divorce. Dirty Joe's divorce law firm is being subsidized by Hamilton County taxpayers.

Who PROSECUTES the PROSECUTOR when he breaks the law? Today the Ohio Ethics Commission was asked to bring Dirty Joe to justice. We pledge to keep you updated.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Shiverdecker Defended Cop Who Beat Handcuffed Kid

Merlyn D. Shiverdecker
At first glance, you might think the man pictured above is Adam West -- the old guy who played Batman from 1966-1968 and who is the voice of Mayor Adam West in Family Guy. It is actually Merlyn D. Shiverdecker. We've written about Shiverdecker on this blog before. We've even named him Merlyn "The Evil Magician" Shiverdecker because he's known to practice a sort of evil, black magic in Cincinnati courtrooms. This guy is mean, evil, nasty.

We aren't surprised he was handpicked by Joseph Theodore Deters (known on this blog as Dirty Deadbeat Dad Deters) to persecute Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Marie Hunter. Judge Tracie Hunter is a Christian minister. She used her elected position to defend and protect children ... All Children but especially BLACK CHILDREN ... from harm.

We want to remind you, our faithful readers, of the time when Shiverdecker defended a cop who was CAUGHT ON CAMERA beating up a kid!!!

According to this Cincinnati Enquirer story, city prosecutors charged Forest Park police officer Todd Halusek with transporting a teenager to the 2020 Auburn Juvenile Jail and once there "putting his arms around him, lifting him up, slamming him to the ground and pinning him down." The BEAT DOWN was captured on the jail's video security cameras.

Merlyn defended the cop. He admitted Halusek used force. But he urged a jury to engage in JURY NULLIFICATION -- find the cop not guilty even though excessive force was used.

President Bill Clinton signed The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 into law. That law authorizes the U.S. Department of Justice to review the practices of law enforcement agencies that may be violating people's federal rights. (source) It is no secret that Cincinnati leaders are collecting stories of children abused by law enforcement officers working for Hamilton County and the Juvenile Court. They are petitioning President Barack Obama's DOJ to enforce the law and conduct a pattern and practice investigation of the Juvenile Jail, the Juvenile Court that runs it, and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office. This case of abuse is one of many that have been provided to DOJ. 

The lazy, local, mainstream, brain dead, white, racist media has people like Kimball Perry (known on this blog as KimNOballs) to tell their version of the story. The Cincinnati Black Blog is here to present a balanced alternative to them.

We urge those of you who believe in GOD and The DEVIL to think about what has been presented here and choose sides. Whose Side Are You On? The Christian Minister who PROTECTS KIDS or the Demonic Persecutor Who DEFENDS CHILD BEATERS?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Report: CPD Helping Smitherman Cover Up Family Abuse

In the email posted above, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black denied a report published on our founder and editor's personal Facebook page stating the Cincinnati Police Department responded to a call for help received early this morning from someone inside the home of Councilmember Christopher Smitherman (known on this blog as The Sillyman). Or did he?

Multiple sources have told The Cincinnati Black Blog that police responded to The Sillyman's residence early this morning.  They have given us an approximate response time: between midnight and 2 a.m.  They tell us this morning's call was domestic violence-related.  They tell us there have been several previous incidents of family violence.  In all instances, our sources tell us the cops avoid writing any official report, they destroy records, and they shield The Sillyman.

Why Mr. Black or CPD do this? Well, The Sillyman is not just any ordinary Councilmember (already a position of power). He heads Council's powerful Law & Public Safety Committee. In a real sense, The Sillyman IS THE CHIEF OF POLICE'S BOSS. In the last few years, the city has fired the city manager, the city's top lawyer, and the city prosecutor.  The Sillyman is a vindictive twerp. Think about what he'd do if this story had come out as soon as it happened. Think of the retribution that would've occurred if he had been arrested and plastered on TV screens this morning during a court arraignment.

We trust our confidential news sources and have agreed to protect their identities.  We do this because we want them to speak freely and because they only agreed to speak if we agreed to shield them.  Our sources are, understandably, afraid of retaliation from The Sillyman, Mr. Black, Mayor John Cranley, and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.

We believe Mr. Black AND our sources may all be telling the truth.

Let's examine Mr. Black's statement:
Contrary to the statements expressed in your March 19th e-mail (below), the Cincinnati Police Department has confirmed that it has not received any domestic violence-related calls for service to the Lenox Place home of Councilmember Smitherman at any time during the Smitherman family's residence at that location, including no calls from early this morning. Your allegations of a domestic violence report at the Smitherman residence, this morning or in the past, are simply incorrect.
Upon close consultation with the Cincinnati Police Department, it is my understanding that the only responsive police records of any kind during the last five years regarding that address relate to the following: a 2011 police run for a reported burglary at the home, two police calls related to suspicious vehicles near the residence, and one police call related to a home alarm malfunction at the Lenox Place residence. Those are the only times that CPD have been called to the home for any purpose. Per the City's legal obligations under the Public Records Act, we will initiate a search for any records responsive to police runs at the specified address and will provide any such records to you within a reasonable period of time. We will let you know if there are any costs associated with a response to your request.
Mr. Black is good. What if the call for service early this morning was domestic-violence related but the cops, working with The Sillyman, decided to classify it as something else? What if they received a call and heard someone with an afro hollering and screaming in the background but when they arrived decided to classify the threats and yelling as loud noise that didn't warrant an official report?

Who says there was an official "call for service"? Over the years we have reported on the shaky relationship between The Sillyman and his humble, lovely (inside and out), devoted wife Pamela Smitherman.  Poor Pam has endured more grieve, abuse, and disrespect from The Sillyman than any woman should have to bear.  She's an Angel who hooked up with a Devil. So, we have been told The Sillyman has cautioned her over the years to NEVER CALL 911 for help or else she'll pay a price. We understand that the children have also been trained to keep abuse secret. We admit that our sources were not able to tell us how CPD was alerted to trouble at The Sillyman's residence, but we do believe they are correct when they report that CPD personnel responded to the home.

There may be no official reports but there are records (at least until they are destroyed). There's a record of radio traffic. There's a record of telephone calls, text messages, electronic communications.  But slick cops and crooked politicians who want to protect their image/brand are devilish enough to leave the address blank, or put a neighbor's address in the record to throw anyone off who is looking for records from The Sillyman's home.  This is a little trick cops use all the time.  When a call comes in, you'll hear the dispatch cop talk in code to the cop in the field (or the other way around). They'll say something like "this is a sensitive situation, would you please call me on my private number."  They do this to avoid having whatever they are trying to keep secret from being revealed at a later date.

Knowing this, a public records request was sent to the city this morning. In it, the city was cautioned to preserve all records and asked to turn over not just CPD records but also telephone records. Who would The Sillyman call to help him cover up a run to his home? Maybe Mayor Cranley. Maybe Mr. Black. Maybe Chief Blackwell. We want all of their records so we can see who was awake and who was talking/texting/communicating.

There's a chance that CPD is misleading Mr. Black. We like to keep it 100% truthful here at The Cincinnati Black Blog. Mr. Black is still relatively new to his job. He doesn't know all the CPD "fixers". Assuming Mr. Black didn't receive a call from The Sillyman or someone on his behalf, the cops may very well have told him they've had that limited number of interactions with the Smithermans. Unless or until he receives evidence that CPD is lying to him, why shouldn't he trust them?

We want Mr. Black to do what he promised in his responsive email: search the records for ANY police runs. Are supervisor responses classified as "runs"? If not, we want him to find out where all supervisors were during the period of time in question. If he asks the right questions, he may find that he has been misled and lied to. (We hope Chief Blackwell isn't lying to him. There's already an effort to get him fired. This would be all the ammunition they need.)  If Mr. Black gets the records, we are confident that the truth will vindicate our sources.

The city shouldn't be helping Smitherman cover up his explosive episodes of family abuse.  You, our faithful readers, depend on us to report these stories and follow our leads. We will keep doing the work. We won't let you down. We are praying for Pamela and the kids.

Leis Did More Wrong Than Hunter But Wasn't Charged

Livingston Complaint Leis 03192015 Final Draft

Race Matters. White Skin Has Privildges. Just ask Simon Lawrence Leis, Jr. Or Judge Tracie Hunter. Leis -- a former Hamilton County prosecutor, judge, and sheriff -- was caught breaking the law back in 1999. He filed lawsuits against the Democratic National Committee and 41 other people, costing the county hundreds of dollars. (See, "Bennett and Singleton Throwing Hunter Case?") Because Leis was sheriff at the time he filed the lawsuits, he was prohibited from practicing law or representing the county. Because he has white skin and a penis, he wasn't punished for his crimes. Right now, Joseph T. Deters is selectively, maliciously, vindictively, and aggressively prosecuting Judge Hunter. For what? Allegedly doing some of the same things Leis did -- using county funds to pay for legal filings. But Leis was never prosecuted. Even though Deters and Michael K. Allen know he broke the law. I've drafted this grievance/complaint. I'm going to sleep on it. I may file it with the Ohio Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel in the morning.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bennett and Singleton Throwing Hunter Case?

If Judge Tracie Hunter's criminal case has larger implications in the ongoing war between black liberation versus white supremacy, Black people are doomed!!!

1. Tracie's lawyers -- Clyde Bennett II and David Singleton -- have failed to file an Affidavit of Disqualification to get Judge Patrick Dinkelacker (rhymes with Cracka) off her case, even though the client has publicly stated she believes he is biased. Don't take our word for it. Go to the Ohio Supreme Court's website and look it up.

2. Judge Hunter's lawyers haven't filed a single subpoena for witnesses or documents. The prosecutors filed their subpoenas over a month ago. Anyone can check the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts website and verify this is true.

3. Tracie's legal team hasn't filed a single pre-trial motion! OUTSIDE the courtroom the Black community has heard all this noise about Prosecutorial Misconduct but no motion has been filed to establish this. There is no hearing to take witness testimony and other evidence INSIDE the courtroom. Why? Because Hunter's lawyers haven't asked for a hearing.

4. This is fact. Judge Simon L. Leis, Jr. used more than $1,000 of county money to FILE AND PROSECUTE OVER 40 LAWSUITS when he was sheriff. (Leis may have used a county-issued credit card. The Cincinnati Black Blog is investigating.) Ohio law prohibits a lawyer serving as sheriff from practicing law. Deters and then-prosecutor Mike Allen knew about Leis' illegal activities but did nothing about them. Deters and Allen never snitched on Leis, or indicted him, or had the court appoint a special prosecutor on him. NO ONE ON TRACIE'S LEGAL TEAM has collected the records to prove this and used this and other events to establish illegal malicious prosecution.

5. Numerous legal minds believe there are federal Constitutional issues at play. The 100,000 voters have a right to have their votes counted and their chosen person serve. No action has been taken to get this matter before the federal court.... Also, Judge Hunter has a 15th Amendment right to serve in elective office without being removed on the basis of her race, which is what seems to have happened. But this hasn't been established inside a courtroom. The lawyers representing the Black community are failing.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Legal Malpractice from David Singleton and Clyde Bennett II?

Since David Singleton and Clyde Bennett II ignored my warnings, I spent yesterday drafting a letter to David's financial backers and Clyde's malpractice insurer.

This isn't personal, it's professional and political.

The issues are: has their failure to file an Affidavit of Disqualification with the Clerk of the Ohio Supreme Court to get either Judges Norbert Nadel (known on this blog as The Devil In A Blue Dress) or Patrick Dinkelacker (rhymes with Slacker) off Judge Tracie Hunter's case possible legal malpractice? 

The secondary issue is: has their inaction, insistence on handling Hunter's case like a typical dope boy's case (delay, wait until last minute to file documents, etc.), and overall determination to remain on Colored People Time (CPT), caused Hunter to be ineligible for re-election in 2016 (unable to meet filing deadlines, start raising money, etc.), thus harming her, the Democratic Party, the Black community, and over 100,000 people who voted for her? Are they outmatched, ill-prepared, and politically incompetent?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flashback: Judge Dinkelacker At Prostitute Party

Was Dinkelacker Drunk When He Killed A Woman?

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Dinkelacker (rhymes with slacker and cracker) was at a party with strippers and prostitutes. Dinkelacker's buddies got mad at the service provided by the hookers, tried to cheat them out of their money, called the cops and had them arrested.

Again, DINKELACKER WAS AT THE PARTY. These guys were his friends. Instead of randomly assigning the case to a judge who wasn't at the party, Dinkelacker took the case and tried to fix it. Of course, Dinkelacker found one of the women guilty of doing what his buddies claimed. BUT the higher court reviewed the evidence and found her INNOCENT.

The court in Cincinnati/Hamilton County is corrupt. So is the Ohio Supreme Court. They highest court in the state never disciplined Dinkelacker.

Thankfully, one of the women fought back. She made a record. That's how we know what Dinkelacker did. (The Cincinnati Black Blog is working to upload the original court documents.)

Below is a story from the pro-Dinkelacker Cincinnati Enquirer. As you read the story ask yourself how does a guy who attends prostitute parties, allegedly drives while drunk (uses his position to avoid criminal charges), and fixes cases for his buddies, have the character necessary to sit on the bench?

The judge deciding the fate of a Sharonville exotic dancer charged with promoting prostitution refused to remove himself from the case Monday.
Melissa Kelly's attorneys filed a motion Friday asking Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker to recuse himself because he attended a 1995 bachelor's party in which Ms. Kelly's dancers performed.

Judge Dinkelacker left the party before the dancers appeared. Both sides were to argue the case this morning, but the judge announced his decision late Monday.

Ms. Kelly's next court appearance is Dec. 4, when Judge Dinkelacker is expected to dismiss the case or decide her guilt.

In the four-page decision released Monday, the judge argued that he made no prejudiced decisions or orders during the case.

''All courts must abide by their oath to serve justice even when untrue and fundamentally unfair innuendoes are cast toward a judge. Courts, to show the citizens of their jurisdictions that justice will prevail even when such accusations are rendered, must not take the easy way out and step aside,'' Judge Dinkelacker wrote. '' . . . There is not one scintilla of evidence or proof that this court made any ruling as 'an effort to protect his friends.' ''

Ms. Kelly said the ruling ''makes me sick.''
''This is probably the biggest case of cover-up that I could ever imagine,'' she said, saying the judge's friendship with her past and present customers demands he step down. 

''They're railroading me. They all stick together.''Ms. Kelly, 28, who owns Brittany's Playmates in Sharonville, was indicted in June on three counts of promoting prostitution after police say two dancers engaged in oral sex at a party arranged by undercover officers.

Ms. Kelly's attorneys asked that her case be dismissed after the two dancers were found not guilty.

The Cincinnati Black Blog will never forget what Dinkelacker did!!! We won't stop exposing this creep.