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Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes Supports KKK Activity Against Blacks In Berea Court With Judge Comstock Picking Juries
Submitted by JournalistKathy... on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 17:44.
From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)
Community Activists are calling for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason and the Cleveland FBI to investigate Democratic Berea Municipal Court Judge Mark Comstock for alleged jury tampering where he has orchestrated the Local Rules of the Berea Municipal Court to allow him to appoint the jury pool at his pleasure, a violation of the right to a fair and impartial jury of one's peers pursuant to the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Comstock is also accused of harassing Blacks and women by issuing retaliatory and otherwise illegal warrants when an affidavit of prejudice is pending with Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Presiding Judge Nancy Fuerst that seeks a replacement judge, though state law precludes such. And he is presiding over traffic and misdemeanor cases that are to originate in Middleburg Hts. Gary Star's mayor's court by city ordinance, stealing cases that should be dismissed when the mayor's court is skipped, and then allegedly targeting Blacks and women for his judicial friends, and others.
"It reminds me of a plantation slave headquarters type of environment and if a judge can pick a jury pool at his or her own pleasure, and per his or her own unconstitutional rules of court as Corrupt Berea Municipal Court Judge Mark Comstock has so flagrantly done, than he or she can taint a jury, and just because this man is White, male, a judge, and powerful is no reason for the Cleveland FBI and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason to overlook his obvious malfeasance and seemingly racist and sexist behavior," said Coleman. "Former Cuyahoga County Judge Steven Terry, who is Black, was just sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Sara Lioi to the maximum of 63 months in prison for allegedly fixing a single foreclosure case against a rich predominantly White mortgage company while this same judge gave former judge Bridget McCafferty, who is White and faced 50 years, 14 months , and now Judge Comstock is freely tainting jury pools, presiding over traffic and misdemeanor cases against Blacks without jurisdiction that belong in the mayor's court, and harassing Blacks and women that file affidavits of prejudice for his removal from cases for racial and other bias."
According to community activists and a database of information, Comstock, through visiting judges to the Berea Municipal Court, is forcing poor Black defendants to trial without the requested attorney required by Rule 17.1 of the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Sixth and Fourteenth AmendmentS, and again, the illegal activity is being pursued with Fuerst's help. She, as the common pleas presiding judge responsible for hearing prejudice affidavits against municipal judges of Cuyahoga County to determine if they should be removed from cases, arbitrarily denies valid affidavits of prejudice on the issue, agreeing too that Blacks have few, if any, constitutional rights when they are maliciously prosecuted and harassed at courts throughout the county and arrested by police from various municipalities who can do as they please to them.
Located in the City of Berea, which is 25 miles south of Cleveland, the Berea Municipal Court was established Jan. 1, 1958. In addition to Middleburg Hts and the City of Berea itself, the Court hears cases from the municipalities of Brook Park, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township, and Strongsville, and the Metro Parks.
Ohio municipal courts hear traffic citations, misdemeanor cases and lawsuits that seek $15 thousand or less in damages. A single judicial term for municipal court judges in the state is six years.
Reach Journalist Kathy Wray Coleman at www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, ktcoleman8 [at] aol [dot] com and phone number: 216-932-3114.