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Ohio Police Officer Shoots 4-Year-Old Girl After Aiming At Dog

June 20, 2015 in News by Trent Clark

A Ohio police officer is currently being investigated on an incident that left a four-year-old girl sent to the hospital with a bullet in her leg.

Reports The Columbus Dispatch:

A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said.

A neighbor and the girl’s uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition.

The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said.

As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and the girl’s mother, Andrea Ellis, had cut herself.

The officer was at the doorway when a dog charged at him, Alex-Bouzounis said.

The officer fired once, missing the animal but striking the girl in the right leg. It was unclear whether the girl was hit directly or by a ricochet. The officer has not been identified.

Andrea Ellis was taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center for treatment of the cut.

Neighbor Carrie Britton said the family has two dogs and that they were on shock collars and couldn’t get out of the house.

Two dogs were being held in the back of the house after the shooting, according to police.

A couple of questions still remained. Where was this unnamed Ohio police officer’s tasers and pepper spray? Was he that in fear of his life over a dog that he felt like deadly force was the answer? Did the dog just happen to stand down after hearing the shot?

Today, June 19, needs to be buddy’s last day on the force unless he wants to work the pawn shop unit.

Photo: The Columbus Dispatch Video Screenshot

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Ohio Police Pepper Sprayed Black Family At Pool Party [VIDEO]

June 17, 2015 in News by D.L. Chandler

On the heels of the events at the McKinney, Texas pool party incident, police officers in Ohio are under question after cell phone video showed them arresting using pepper spray on a Black family at a pool center. Police in the city of Fairfield claim they were trying to handle a case of disorderly conduct while the family contends that the cops were acting out of line.

Video of the June 9 incident at the Fairfield Aquatic Center was released yesterday (Jun. 16), with both police officials and a bishop speaking on behalf of Krystal Dixon and her family saying the clip supports their side of the story. Local outlet WLWT-TV published the cell phone video clip, which shows some white police officers arresting a few young Black people and what appears to be others fighting with the police.

More from WLWT-TV:

In a news conference, [Bishop Bobby] Hilton said Krystal Dixon brought eight children to the pool last Tuesday, but one child was ordered to leave, because he didn’t have proper swim trunks.

Hilton said Dixon went to get swim trunks but was told when she returned that the teen wouldn’t be allowed back in.

At that point, Hilton said, Dixon went to get the other kids from the pool, passing an officer who told her she had to leave.

Dixon told the officer that she had to get the rest of the kids and passed him. She retrieved the kids and was leaving when the officer grabbed her arm and said he had told her to leave, Hilton said.

In the video, it’s clear that a person’s arm was grabbed. However, Hilton maintains that nobody from Dixon’s group attacked officers at the pool. The bishop also added that Dixon’s accounts and the police reports do not match up and that Fairfield officers are lying.

Fairfield Chief Mike Dickey is defending the actions of his officers, saying that are “obligated to defend themselves” if they feel attacked.

Krystal Dixon, Maya Dixon, and two minors, a 15-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl, faced a variety of citations and charges including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault.

Watch WLWT-TV’s video report of the Fairfield, Ohio pepper spray pool incident below.

Photo: YouTube

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Judge Says Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Could Face Murder Charges

June 12, 2015 in News by D.L. Chandler

An Ohio judge said that he’s found probable cause to proceed with charging Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann with a variety murder charges related to the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Loehmann could potentially face murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide and negligent homicide charges.

As reported by The Guardian, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine said there is a pathway to charge Loehmann in the 2014 shooting. The judge also said there might be cause to charge officer Frank Garmback, who was there when Rice was gunned down by his partner. Rice was killed by Loehmann after he was approached holding a pellet gun in a park last November. However, Judge Adrine’s statements were countered by the county prosecutor  who wants to go in another direction.

From the Guardian:

The judge’s recommendation, however, was brushed aside by Timothy McGinty, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, who pledged to proceed as planned with having a grand jury decide on whether the officers should be charged.

“This case, as with all other fatal use of deadly force cases involving law enforcement officers, will go to the grand jury,” McGinty said in a statement. “That has been the policy of this office since I was elected. Ultimately, the grand jury decides whether police officers are charged or not charged.”

In a 10-page order, Judge Adrine wrote that after viewing surveillance video, which shows Tamir being shot dead within two seconds of Loehmann’s arrival, he was “still thunderstruck by how quickly this event turned deadly”.

The judge said Tamir was given “little if any time” to respond to any commands from the officers, that his arms were not raised, and that he made no “furtive movement”. Adrine wrote: “Literally, the entire encounter is over in an instant.”

It should be noted that Judge Adrine cannot officially bring charges against the officers and cautioned that he’s simply an advisor in the developing case. However, this announcement bodes well for the Rice family as they continue to seek justice in the case.

A law in Ohio ignited a an appeal made by community activists and the family to the judge to review and prosecute the case, but Judge Adrine will have to defer to Cleveland or Cuyahoga County prosecutors.

Photo: Facebook/Rice Family

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13-Year-Old Busted Out Mom’s Car Window For Taking His Phone Away

April 15, 2015 in News by Latifah Muhammad

A 13-year-old Ohio boy was arrested late last week, after he attacked his mom’s car for taking his cell phone away. The phone got ganked as a punishment when he refused to clean his room.

Parents, Kimberly Harrison, 40, and Jerome McDowell, 46, told cops that their son was being “disrespectful,” and they’re right on target.

Before the car got ruined, the boy spit on his mom, and threw a Gatorade bottle at his stepfather. Then he preceded to head outside and beat the sh*t out of the 2001 Honda Accord.

He shattered the front window (the largest and usually most expensive window to replace on a vehicle, by the way), and smashed the roof, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage.

After he ruined the car, the teen left and told his parents that he wasn’t coming back home. He eventually returned, at which point he was arrested on misdemeanor vandalism and assault charges.

Photo: apple

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Ohio Woman Stabs Boyfriend For Eating Her Salsa

March 30, 2015 in News by Latifah Muhammad

Phyllis D. Jefferson takes food very seriously. The 50-year-old Ohio resident was arrested after stabbing her boyfriend, in the groin and stomach, for eating up her salsa.


Jefferson complained about 5:30 p.m. to her 61-year-old boyfriend that he was eating all of their salsa, police reports say.

She yelled and jammed a pen into the left side of the man’s pelvis.

She then knocked over his TV. The man jumped up and caught the TV before it hit the ground, police reports say.

While the man was catching the TV, Jefferson grabbed a small kitchen knife and stabbed the man in the left side of his stomach, according to police. Jefferson drove away, but police eventually caught up with her on Interstate 77 near U.S 224.

Akron police found the man holding his stomach outside his apartment in the 100 block of Lake Street. The man’s shirt and hands were covered in blood, according to police reports.

He was taken to Akron General Medical Center for treatment.

When police arrested Jefferson driving on the highway, she admitted to going H.A.M. on the boyfriend.

Jefferson made a court appearance today (March 30). She’s being held at the Summit County jail on felony felonious assault, and a misdemeanor count of criminal damaging.

Photo: Summit County Jail

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BRUH News: Ohio Man Wanted For Sh*tting On 20 Cars In Neighborhood

March 12, 2015 in News by Cecil Lennox

Authorities in LeBron James’ hometown are seeking for a white male in his mid-40s for reportedly committing crimes you would expect from an episode of Family Guy.

They say the man has been terrorizing the neighborhood cars with his feces, uncermoniously earning the name as the “Bowel Movement Bandit.”

Or “Mad Sh*tter” if you’re nasty.

Reports FOX 8:

According to Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards, the man is in his mid-40’s and incidents like this have been reported since May 2012.

19 reports have been filed in total and the cars have been damaged on the outside, the door handles and the interior, if they were left unlocked.

All of the incidents took place in the Castle Homes neighborhood in Akron.

Some victims reported the incidents thinking it was from a dog.

Lt. Edwards says investigators could perform DNA testing to try to identify the man, but he says for minor crimes, like this, that would be a last resort.

If arrested, the suspect could face charges, such as criminal mischief.

Akron Police are asking you report the man if seen at 330-375-2552.

While the handcuffs sound ideal, a proper asswhooping is definitely needed in this instance. Thank goodness the picture on the next page is censored.

Photo: Akron Police Department

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Girlfriend Of Unarmed Black Man Killed By Ohio Cops Dies In Car Wreck

January 2, 2015 in News by Latifah Muhammad

In a strange and tragic twist of events, the girlfriend of John Crawford III, the 22-year-old unarmed Black man killed by Ohio cops inside a Wal-Mart last year, died in a car accident on New Year’s Day.

Tasha Thomas died along with the male driver of the car that she was riding in yesterday. The driver was reportedly speeding when the vehicle collided with a pole. Both victims were thrown from the vehicle.

According to witness Joe Lewis, Thomas was still breathing moments after the wreck. “I tried to use a towel to cover her up but the police and the ambulance were already there,” he said.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Sgt. Creige Coleman confirmed, while praising first responders for their efforts. “They did a great job at trying to save that person, but we were later told that that person did pass away at the hospital,” he announced calling the fatal incident a “delicate” and “very troubling” scene.

Thomas, 26, was subjected to an unrelenting interrogation by police after Crawford’s death last August. Authorities threatened to throw her in jail if she didn’t give up information on where Crawford got the toy gun he was brandishing inside the store. Thomas repeatedly denied any knowledge of how he got the weapon. She was questioned for over an hour, all while bawling crying, before she was finally told that Crawford had been killed.

Crawford’s death came after officers responded to a call about a man carrying an unconcealed weapon in the store, even though it’s legal to carry firearms in the state of Ohio.

Though the cops who killed Crawford did not face criminal charges, the family filed a lawsuit against Ohio police and Wal-Mart.

Photo: Screenshot

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Ohio Cop Hopeful Quits Job After Saying Blacks Should Be “Exterminated”

December 22, 2014 in News by D.L. Chandler

Aaron McNamara, a volunteer Ohio police officer, resigned from the force after some of his racist comments on social media went public. McNamara called for Blacks to be “exterminated” and was also bigoted towards other minorities and gay persons.

McNamara, 20, was an auxiliary officer with the Fairview Park Police Department. He worked in the support role as he was completing his college degree ahead of joining the force in a full-time role. McNamara’s online activity was investigated and made public, revealing a nasty string of slurs and threats against people of color.

“Abolishing slavery was the worst thing we could have done. These people should be exterminated.. Unbelievable,” were one of the many comments McNamara made over the past two years on YouTube videos. This particular comment came in February of this year.

ABC Newsnet 5 printed McNamara’s resignation letter on its website:

The comments I made in those particular videos were a product of my youth and immaturity; by no means am I a prejudice individual. I am an advocate for equality, and I am highly disappointed in myself for the statements I had previously made. I cannot recollect the most recent comment I was accused of making in February 2014, but I am not denying the claim.

As a volunteer officer, McNamara couldn’t make arrests or traffic stops. He mostly assisted with traffic control, service calls and locking up local parks. McNamara elected to resign after meeting with Fairview Park officials. A lietuenant from the department said that McNamara never displayed behavior of the sort while on the job.

[The Cleveland Scene]

Photo: Fairview Park Police Department

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Hi-Tek ft. Bow Wow, Krayzie Bone & Bootsy Collins – “Ohio Players” [VIDEO]

November 28, 2014 in News by Alvin Aqua Blanco

Cincinnati native Hi-Tek of Reflection Eternal fame resurfaces to drop “Ohio Players,” featuring Bow Wow, Krayzie Bone and Bootsie Collins.

Was Stalley not available, though? Cam’Ron on the remix?

Watch the video for “Ohio Players” below.

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Hodgie ft. Rashad & Lantana – “Middle Of The Map” [VIDEO]

November 13, 2014 in News by Alvin Aqua Blanco

Columbus, Ohio rapper Hodgie reps his hometown and state to the fullest in his song and video for “Middle of the Map,” featuring Cincinnati’s own Lantana. 

Rashad, who should be a familiar name to Stalley fans, holds down the hook and the production on this breezy joint.

Hodgie’s debut album, American Dreamin, is out Dec. 8. Watch the visual for “Middle of the Map” below.

Middle of the map - Hodgie

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