BOARD OF ED SLAMMED AT FEB. 26, 2013 MEETING FOR SENSELESS DESTRUCTION OF JOHN MARSHALL HIGH AND FOR POISONING THE ENVIRONMENT!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 23:19.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION WAS SLAMMED AT THE FEBRUARY 26, 2013 MEETING FOR THE SENSELESS DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC 81-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY AND FOR POISONING OF THE ENVIRONMENT BY THE DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR – A CRIME AGAINST THE COMMUNITY – ALL FACILITATED BY A 100% CORRUPT SYSTEM LED BY MAYOR JACKSON AND COUNCILMAN SWEENEY – CORRUPT POLS (POLITICIANS) – AND THEIR CRONIES – A CORRUPT AND VISIONLESS SCHOOL DISTRICT -- AND PERPETUATED BY AN EQUALLY CORRUPT MEDIA.

Comments made on behalf of Petitioners at the CMSD Board of Education,
February 26, 2013 Meeting held at Valley View Boys Leadership Academy, 
17200 Valley View Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44135
(17th Appearance) (1)

To: Denise W. Link, Chair, CMSD Board of Education

Copy to: Eric S. Gordon, CEO, CMSD (Cleveland Metropolitan School District)

Subject: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY: THE ILLEGITIMATE, SENSELESS, DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC 81-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL FACILITATED BY A 100% CORRUPT SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

Good Evening!
 
Madam Link, Members of the Board of Education, and CEO Gordon.

My name is Satinder P. S. Puri.

A crime against humanity -- the illegitimate, senseless, destruction of historic 81-year old John Marshall High School located in Cleveland, Ohio –-- is almost complete (4), (5).

A crime against the community – the pollution of the environment by the Demolition Contractor continues unabated (4), (6).

City Hall meted out gross injustice (1)   -- through sustained & collusive inaction, and vote rigging – to petitioners who wanted to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL.

The senseless destruction has been facilitated by a 100% corrupt system (3), (4) led by Mayor Jackson and Councilman Sweeney – corrupt politicians – and their cronies, and perpetuated by an equally corrupt media.

Mayor Jackson has stated – “I have never lied to you” but cannot answer questions pertaining to his honesty in the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project.

Mayor “I have never lied to you” Jackson used Philadelphia lawyers and legal gobbledygook to withhold public documents questioning his honesty.

Mayor Jackson has said he loves kids – our kids – but has destroyed their swimming pool, auditorium, and underground running tracks.

Councilman Sweeney rigged the votes to demolish our architectural gem. Our councilman believes – a high school without an auditorium, swimming pool, and underground running tracks – “is a state-of-the-art school – a crown jewel of the student’s academic experience”. The new jazzed up warehouse, when complete, should be named the MARTIN J. SWEENEY HIGH SCHOOL (7).

The Chief Architect of the City of Cleveland (with the title of Manager of Architecture) – a corrupt official -- who should be protecting and preserving our landmarks – voted to demolish our architectural gem.

A corrupt and visionless School District that aspires to be the premier district in the United States and teaches our children ethics and fair play – played downright dirty with the petitioners. In addition to destroying our heritage, the School District permitted the Demolition Contractor to poison our environment. 

The air is so polluted, ladies and gentlemen, I have to wear this gas mask when I visit the ruins of John Marshall High, and I don’t see any of the contractor’s workers wearing them. Ohio EPA has declined to test the air and assure the community that there will be no ill effects on the residents.

The Plain Dealer – Ohio’s largest newspaper – a corrupt newspaper (3), (4) -- talks about honesty, trustworthiness, accountability, clarity, and transparency in public officials – but did not investigate irregularities in the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project despite multiple reminders sent to Mr. Terrance C. Z. Egger – President and Publisher.

Cleveland’s four TV stations – ABC (5), CBS (19), NBC (3), and Fox (8) – all corrupt (4)  – also did not investigate irregularities in the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project despite multiple reminders. They also provided zero coverage of the 21-day long hunger strike – a cry for justice – even though the hunger strike was covered multiple times by a TV network in India – 8,000 miles away.

And, Mr., Carl Monday (4) – veteran Channel 19 Action News Investigative Reporter – who is always boasting to watch his channel to learn about what’s really happening behind closed doors also did not investigate the irregularities.

After the 3-week long hunger strike (4) -- I saw a Cleveland with a 100% corrupt system where the sewer flows all the way down from City Hall and engulfs all of Mayor Jackson and Councilman Sweeney’s cronies, aides, and abettors who wallow in the muck.

The hunger strike was a cry for justice (4) which to this day has not been served.

THE CALL FOR “INVESTIGATE CITY HALL” CONTINUES SO THAT CORRUPT POLITICIANS -- MAYOR JACKSON AND COUNCILMAN SWEENEY AND THEIR CRONIES -- RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ILLEGITIMATE AND SENSELESS DESTRUCTION OF OUR ARCHITECTURAL GEM ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.
         
JOHN MARSHALL DESTROYED!

INVESTIGATE CITY HALL!

MAY THE NAMES OF ALL THOSE WHO ARE FACILITATING THE SENSELESS DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC 81-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL FOREVER LIVE IN INFAMY!
                                 
I have two copies of the comments (one for the Board’s minutes (2) and one for Mr. Gordon).

Submitted on behalf of over 2,400 petitioners by:

Satinder P. S. Puri

Retired Structural Engineer, and Community Volunteer at Riverside School
13217 Cooley Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio: 44111-3312
(216) 251-3978        spspuri9 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Follow the campaign on:
SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL group on Facebook, and
 

On three YouTube videos at: http://youtu.be/S6Shgwi5cuU ;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTaCQrwoF4 ; and at
http://youtu.be/nyoL5sFBjeA

(Use the links shown above or do a google search on the three YouTube videos:
Save John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio,
Save John Marshall High School Pt. 2: Demonstration, and
Save John Marshall High School Pt. 3: Call for a Hunger Strike

Also see posts in my blog at REALNEO.
Here is the link to the blog:
http://realneo.us/blogs/satinder-p-s-puri

FOOTNOTES:

(1): Sixteen earlier appearances at Board of Education meetings were on: August 23, 2011, September 27, 2011, October 25, 2011, November 22, 2011, January 24, 2012, February 28, 2012, March 27, 2012, April 17, 2012, May 22, 2012, June 26, 2912, July 31, 2012, August 21, 2012, September 25, 2012, October 23, 2012, November 20, 2012, and December 11, 2012. A copy of written comments was submitted at each meeting for the record for inclusion in the Board’s minutes.

See Reference Documents dated August 23, 2011, September 27, 2011, October 25, 2011, November 22, 2011, January 24, 2012, February 28, 2012, March 27, 2012, April 17, 2012, May 22, 2012, June 26, 2012, July 31, 2012, August 21, 2012, September 25, 2012, October 23, 2012, November 20, 2012, and December 11, 2012.

(2): Please include the full written comments from this meeting as well as copies of written comments made at all the prior Board meetings as part of the minutes and not as two or three line summaries which are incorrect reflections of the full comments. We are dealing with an over 50 million dollar project and the public has a right to know what is included in the comments submitted on behalf of the petitioners.

(3): 60-page document sent to Mayor Jackson dated November 8, 2012 via e-mail and certified mail. The document contained a request for written responses pertaining to questions on the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project from:

Mayor Frank G. Jackson; Councilman and City Council President Martin J. Sweeney;
CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon; Chair of CMSD Board of Education Denise W. Link;
Cleveland Landmarks Commission Chair Jennifer Coleman;
Manager of Architecture Robert Vilkas; Councilman Anthony Brancatelli; and
Councilwoman Phyllis E. Cleveland -- all in the context of  Mayor Jackson’s statement: I have “never lied to you” and the The Plain Dealer’s call for honesty, trustworthiness, accountability, clarity, and transparency in public officials!
No response was received from either Mayor Jackson, Coumcilman Sweeney,
CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon, Chair of CMSD Board of Education Denise W. Link, and others – despite repeated reminders.

(4): Satinder P. S. Puri’s blog at REALNEO:
*WANTED FOR CRIME IN PROGRESS SERIES: MAYOR JACKSON & COUNCILMAN SWEENEY FOR DESTROYING HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!
So far there have been sixteen posts in the series.
*Nine posts pertaining to Demolition Contractor Evans and Pollution of the Environment in the Hall of Shame series.
*Additional posts – pertaining to the senseless destruction, corrupt media, corrupt politicians, and the three-week long hunger strike.
Here is the link to the blog:
http://realneo.us/blogs/satinder-p-s-puri

(5): PHOTO (NOT INCLUDED) SHOWING:
A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – THE ILLEGITIMATE, SENSELESS, DESTRUCTION OF HISTORIC 81-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

(6): PHOTO (NOT INCLUDED) SHOWING: A CRIME AGAINST THE COMMUNITY – DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR WORKING OVERTIME ON A SUNDAY (02-10-13) AFTERNOON AND SPEWING POLLUTANTS ON HOUSES ALONG VIOLA AVENUE! OHIO EPA IS REFUSING TO TEST THE AIR!

(7): SLIDES SHOWING THE SUGGESTED NAME FOR THE NEW SCHOOL – A JAZZED UP WAREHOUSE – THE MARTIN J. SWEENEY HIGH SCHOOL – WITHOUT AUDITORIUM, SWIMMING POOL, AND UNDERGROUND RUNNING TRACKS!

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