Father Received Death Penalty For Killing His 2-Year-Old Daughter

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 26th, 2016

On Monday, October 17th, 2016, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney  Joseph T. Deters in a press release announced Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan sentenced Glen Bates Whose date of birth is June 27th, 1982 to the death penalty for killing his 2-hear-old daughter.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Andrea Bradley whose date of birth is September 24th, 1984 and Glen Bates were charged with the murder of their two-year-old daughter, Glenara Bates.

Back on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Bradley took the unconscious (victim) child  to Children’s Hospital. Upon arrival the child was pronounced dead. Subsequently, the victim had been severely beaten with injuries such as bruises, bite marks, belt marks, missing teeth, burns, broken ribs, numerous lacerations and head trauma. Continue reading “Father Received Death Penalty For Killing His 2-Year-Old Daughter”

And the Beat Goes On

Written: Ishton W. Morton – October 24th, 2016

Approximately 2 years after the estimated $80 million construction interchange to join I-71 and Martin Luther King Drive, today during the Transportation Improvement District Meeting with Hamilton County Commissioners, it was announced that in about a month or two, the Interstate 71 at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is on scheduled to open one ramp directing traffic north to the 71 Interstate.

Construction of Interchange 71 merging Martin Luther King Drive
Construction of Interchange 71 merging Martin Luther King Drive

This corridor is designed to reduce traffic and travel time mostly for those working in the vicinity of the University of Cincinnati, hospitals and the zoo. Quite simply this is nothing more than a way-finding to promote economic vitality for CDC.
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Who Let The Dogs Out?

Written By: Ishton W. Morton-October 20th, 2016

The thought(s), the idea(s), the presupposition(s) and the concept(s) of charter schools of charter school is nothing new. These concerns has been in the pipeline in the United States and originated in 1974 by Ray Budde, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Dogs Are Out
The Dogs

In 1988 Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, embraced the concept when he called for the reform of the public schools and thus the establishing of “charter schools” or “schools of choice.” Accordingly Gloria Ladson-Billings called him “the first person to publicly propose charter schools.” At the time, a few schools already existed but they were not called charter schools. However, they embodied some of their basic presupposition(s) or principles. Continue reading “Who Let The Dogs Out?”

The Boogie Man is Coming to Get You!

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 18th, 2016

 The lamentation of the people is; they are literary being taxed out of their homes. Here comes Mary Ronan with another newly proposed property tax levy for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) in the amount of 7.93 mills for a period of five years. Accordingly it is estimated that it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $278 per year if it passes.

Mary Ronan, Superintendent Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education
Mary Ronan, Superintendent Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education

Amazingly, the CPS Board of Education has voted unanimously to put this levy on the ballot, have said if it is approved by voters, proceeds will be used for preschool expansion as well as strengthening neighborhood schools, expanding the availability of technology for students, and more thoroughly preparing students for careers or college.

Subsequently, the 5-year life’s period of the levy will begin in 2016, and the amount will appear on property bills in 2017 if approved. The county auditor has estimated that it will generate about $48 million per year. They are going to suck every drop of blood out of your body! The Boogie Man is coming to get you! Wake-up and smell the fertilizer that they are serving you! Continue reading “The Boogie Man is Coming to Get You!”

The Advantages of Incumbency

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 14th, 2016

Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District is a district in southern Ohio. It is currently represented by Brad Wenstrup. Wenstrup has gained the reputation of being extremely reachable, approachable, assessable and reliable.

Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Congressman Brad Wenstrup

After the 2010 Census is was reported Ohio’s minority population increased 20 percent, or 362,212 persons, from 2000 to 2010. The minority population is defined as all persons except non-Hispanic whites. The minority population portion of the state increased from 16 percent to 18.9 percent. In 1990, minorities made up 12.9 percent of the population. The Hispanic population was the largest contributing group to the increase adding nearly 138,000 persons. The total minority population for the United States increased 29 percent from 2000 to 2010 and the portion of the total population increased from 30.9 percent to 36.3 percent. Even though the non-Hispanic white population decreased and the minority population increased, Ohio has a relatively small minority population when compared to the nation.

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Ohio 2016 Hotly Contested U. S. Senate Race

Theodore "Ted" Strickland
Theodore “Ted” Strickland

On February 25th, 2015, Theodore “Ted” Strickland announced his intention to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Robert Jones “Rob” Portman.  However, on March 31st, 2015, former President Bill Clinton endorsed Strickland.

Consequently as a general rule incumbents’ tends to have structural advantages over challengers during elections. Additionally, the timing of these elections may be determined by the incumbent instead of a set schedule. For most political offices, the incumbent often has more name recognition due to their previous work in the office. Continue reading “Ohio 2016 Hotly Contested U. S. Senate Race”

Nothing Worthwhile Achieved In City Council Special Session

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – August 25th, 2016

August 24th, 2016 special session of Cincinnati Council members has too much to do, or say with absolutely little of nothing. The session was called by Cuncilmembers Wendell Young and  Charlie Winburn.

Councilman Wendell Young
Councilman Wendell Young

During this session a document was introduced. However, it was extremely difficult to determine what objective(s) or goal(s) to be achieved by this document.

Discussions pertaining to the document tend to have given rise to insulting and attacking Mayor Cranley and certain members of City Council. Continue reading “Nothing Worthwhile Achieved In City Council Special Session”

Our Destiny is in Our Hands

Written By: James Clingman – Sept. 18, 2016

Blackonomics

James Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people
James Clingman

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Adam Clayton Powell’s famous 1967 speech, “What’s in your hand?” pointed out a very important and relevant truth that still applies today.  He said, “You’ve got in your hand the power to use your vote and to use even those ‘few cents’ you get from welfare, to spend them only where you want to spend them.”

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Man Who Pleaded Guilty Said To Withdraw Plea

On Friday November 13th, 2015 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces capital indictment in 2013 Norwood homicide.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

According to information received Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the capital indictment of Jaleel Smith-Riley (DOB 2/10/93) in the Wednesday, November 16th, 2013 murder of Porshia Brooks.  Smith-Riley is charged with 1 count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), 1 count of Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Attempted Murder (Felony 1), and 1 count of Aggravated Robbery (Felony 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the death penalty.  Continue reading “Man Who Pleaded Guilty Said To Withdraw Plea”