Articles| Posted by Jim Clingman November 7th, 2016
By the time you read this I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse.
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 13th, 2016
Perhaps you can remember John Watson, Jr. also known professionally as Johnny “Guitar” Watson, was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970’s with disco and funk overtones, with such hits as “Ain’t That a Bitch”, “I Need It” and “Superman Lover”. His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his highest chart appearance being the 1977 song “A Real Mother For Ya. Continue reading “King Records Building Rescued for the Next Generation”
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 12th, 2016
Pursuant to the Former University of Cincinnati’s police officer Raymond Tensing who was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for shooting Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in July 19th, 2015 is facingbeing retried again.
Subsequently, the jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial has concluded without reaching any verdict after deliberations of more than 24 hours.
Pursuant to the Ray Tensing jury trial they have broken off Friday evening without a verdict. Thusly, deliberations will resume on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at approximately 8 A.M. This mean in three days the jury has been in deliberation for more than 20 hours.
However, the 12 men and women in the jury have been sequestered again until they reach a decision, (hopefully not a hang) on former University of Cincinnati’s police officer Tensing’s charges for the death of Sam DuBose.
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 11th, 2016
Experts in the legal arena have defined the law of restitution to be the law of gains-based recovery. It is to be contrasted with the law of compensation, which is the law of loss-based recovery. Obligations to make restitution and obligations to pay compensation are each a type of legal response to events in the real world. When a court orders restitution it orders the defendant to give up his/her gains to the claimant. When a court orders compensation it orders the defendant to pay the claimant for his or her loss.
Furthermore, in modern legal usage, its meaning has frequently been extended to include not only the restoration or giving back of something to its rightful owner and returning to the status quo but also compensation, reimbursement, indemnification, or reparation for benefits derived from, or for loss or injury caused to, another. Continue reading “Should Murderers Be Required To Make Restitutions?”
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 10th, 2016
The fate of a long-planned commuter rail line along the eastern riverfront took an abrupt turn over the past month. With the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board voting 12-1 in favor of a plan to use it for the Ohio River Trail, it puts a severe damper on one day using it as commuter rail to the city’s eastern suburbs.
In a recent conversation with Commissioner Todd Portune about the commuter rail line along the eastern riverfront he stated to me that his hands were tied and he just cannot get any movement on it. The other two (2) County Commissioners are Republicans and they were simply not interested in the project. Continue reading “The Billion-Dollar Light Rail System”
Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 10th, 2016
It is believed that Cecil Benjamin during the 2016 Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania as the delegation(s) from the U. S. Virgin Islands gave their position of support they dissimulate certain information that was not altogether correct. It was somewhat ambiguous.
They introduced themselves as being from the U.S. Virgin Island, American in the (West Indies) Caribbean, and home of Alexander Hamilton.
However, on the contrary the problem(s) are approximately two hundred years ago Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, in the British West Indies and not in the Virgin Islands. Interestingly, the exact year of Alexander Hamilton’s birth is unknown because historians have found two sets of birth records. The date of his birth is now set at 1755 by newly discovered Danish documents. This makes Alexander Hamilton two years older than was thought. Continue reading “Full Citizenship for Residents of the USVI”
Amazingly, on the day after Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 election the sun was still shinning. The Cincinnati Public School District, Superintendent Mary A. Ronan and its governing body are experiencing enormous jubilation. The taxpayers have approved Issue 44, a 7.93-mill property tax which is equal to $280.00 annually for an owner of a $100,000 home.
According to reports this will generate $48 million per year for (CPS) Cincinnati Public Schools. However, approximately $15 million of it will be set aside to expand preschool opportunities at CPS and other community-based providers.
Mary Ronan, Superintendent of the Cincinnati Public School District has said, the district will be able to accommodate the quality of education for 7,000 preschoolers. What was never made clear is how the district will secure or select the proposed 7,000 preschoolers. Continue reading “Jubilation On The Day After the Election”
On Sunday, July 19th, 2016 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head in Mount Auburn. Accordingly, the killing followed a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.
When Tensing began his shift the afternoon of July 19th, 2015, he was wearing a T-shirt depicting a Confederate flag under his police uniform.
The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most Black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the “expansion of charter schools” until those schools meet criteria set forth by the NAACP.
The NAACP lacks the power to enforce its resolution, but their call for this draconian measure does come with the familiar stench of other positions they have taken—and not taken—because of political and, of course, economic reasons, the latter of which seems to be the driving force behind this latest move.