Prosecutor Deters Committed to Retry Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 22nd, 2016

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

On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at approximately 10:00 A. M. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced his decision to retry former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing for the shooting death of Samuel Dubose. Subsequently, Tensing was previously indicted on  one (1) count of Murder (Special Felony) and one (1) count of Voluntary Manslaughter (Felony 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. Continue reading “Prosecutor Deters Committed to Retry Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing”

Senator Boxer’s Legislation To Achieve Meaningful Objectives

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 17th, 2016

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Although there are enormous fanfare in favor of Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California who on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 filed legislation to abolish the electoral college thus giving the presidency to the candidate who wins the most votes.

As ambiguous as this bill might seem, it could be more easily said that done. According to history there have been more proposals for Constitutional amendments on changing the Electoral College than on any other subject.
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DeWine Announces Multi-state Agreement With Adobe

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2016

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

On Thursday, November, 10th, 2016 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the State of Ohio being a multi-state settlement with the software company Adobe Systems Inc. This agreement is designed to resolve an investigation into the 2013 data breach of certain Adobe servers, which contained personal information of nearly 53,000 Ohio residents.

Subsequently, under the settlement, Adobe has agreed to implement new policies and practices to prevent similar breaches in the future.  Continue reading “DeWine Announces Multi-state Agreement With Adobe”

Police Reported 17-Year-Old Shot to Death

Whitten By: Ishton W. Morton – November 15th, 2016

According to Police report on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at approximately  6:45 P.M. a 17-year-old male was fatally shot in the Short Vine area of Corryville.

Police officers responded to the 2800 block of Vine Street
Police officers responded to the 2800 block of Vine Street

Pursuant to the police report, officers responded to the 2800 block of Vine Street at approximately where they found a teen in the road at the intersection of Edwards Street. Moreover, early Tuesday morning, police identified the 17-year-old male as Clarence Gatewood. He was then taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he died as a result of his wounds. Continue reading “Police Reported 17-Year-Old Shot to Death”

Community Demanding Deters Retry Case

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

Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan speaks at the Hamilton County Courthouse for the start of jury selection in the murder case against Ray Tensing, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with murder in the shooting death of Sam DuBose. (Carrie Cochran//The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)
Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan speaks at the Hamilton County Courthouse. 

Subsequently, to Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Hamilton County Judge’s declaration  of a mistrial in Raymond Tensing trial many are asking; why were there no African-American men on the jury for the trial of a white ex-police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man? Continue reading “Community Demanding Deters Retry Case”