HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO STARTED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 AT 12:01 A.M.

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 01:20.
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70-YEAR OLD SIKH-AMERICAN GOES ON HUNGER STRIKE:

A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE WHEN DUE PROCESS IS DENIED TO CITIZENS WHO HAVE NEITHER POWER NOR WEALTH!

HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO STARTED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 AT 12:01 A.M. BECAUSE ORIGINAL DEMAND THAT MAYOR JACKSON & OTHERS RESPOND TO QUESTIONS BY NOVEMBER 19, 2012 WAS NOT MET!

THE HUNGER STRIKE WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNTIL THE UPDATED DEMAND THAT GOVERNOR KASICH PROVIDE AN ORDER TO THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CEASE & DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPLEMENTED!

MAYOR JACKSON WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT THE START OF HUNGER STRIKE, VIA E-MAIL AND CERTIFIED MAIL, ON NOVEMBER 15, 2012!

ORIGINAL DEMAND:
THE ORIGINAL DEMAND WAS THAT MAYOR JACKSON & OTHERS PROVIDE A RESPONSE BY NOVEMBER 19, 2012, AT THE LATEST, TO QUESTIONS LISTED IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2012 DOCUMENT (OVER 120 PAGES) ALL IN THE CONTEXT OF
MAYOR JACKSON’S STATEMENT: I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU”
AND THE PLAIN DEALER’S CALL FOR HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, CLARITY, AND TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC OFFICIALS!

NO RESPONSE WAS RECEIVED FROM MAYOR JACKSON – DESPITE REMINDERS TO THE E-MAIL & CERTIFIED MAIL OF NOVEMBER 8, 2012 – VIA E-MAIL ON NOV. 12, NOV. 14. NOV. 15, NOV. 16 & NOV. 17, 2012 AND VIA CERTIFIED MAIL ON NOV. 15, 2012.
                     
The questions were addressed to:
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.

Note: There are also a few requests for copies of public documents – and they have been identified as such.

Here is the breakdown of number of questions and public documents requested:
Mayor Jackson: 17 questions,
Councilman Sweeney: 15 questions, 2 public documents,
CMSD CEO Gordon: 13 questions, 2 public documents,
Chair of CMSD Board of Education Denise W. Link: 1 question,
Cleveland Landmarks Commission Chair Jennifer Coleman: 14 questions, 2 public documents,
Manager of Architecture Robert Vilkas: 2 questions,
Councilman Brancatelli: 1 question, and
Councilwoman Cleveland: 3 questions.

HOWEVER, AS MAYOR JACKSON – WHO HAS SAID – I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU” – & OTHERS IN CITY HALL & THE SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD NOT PROVIDE RESPONSES (DESPITE MULTIPLE REMINDERS) TO QUESTIONS DEALING WITH GROSS INJUSTICE: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS – IN THE CONTEXT OF HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, CLARITY, AND TRANSPARENCY – THERE IS NO NEED TO PURSUE COMPLIANCE WITH THE ORIGINAL DEMAND – BECAUSE MAYOR JACKSON HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HIS STATEMENT: I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU” HAS NO VERACITY.

AS POLITICIANS ARE GENERALLY NOT KNOWN FOR TRUTHFULNESS – MAYOR JACKSON’S STATEMENT: I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU” – IS ANOTHER LIE COMING FROM A POLITICIAN.

UPDATED DEMAND:
ON OCTOBER 8, 2012 – GOVERNOR KASICH WAS REQUESTED, VIA CERTIFIED MAIL, TO:

“DIRECT OSFC (OHIO STATE FACILITIES COMMISSION) TO

ORDER CMSD (CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT) TO CEASE

AND DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL

HIGH SCHOOL IN THE $50 MILLION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INVOLVING

TAXPAYER DOLLARS BECAUSE OF GROSS IRREGULARITIES COMMITTED:

COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS;  AND

BECAUSE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS NOT ACTED IN GOOD FAITH

WITH OVER 2,400 PETITIONERS WHO WANT TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL

BY RENOVATING THE HIGH SCHOOL INCLUDING THE AUDITORIUM,

UNDERGROUND RUNNING TRACKS, AND THE SWIMMING POOL!

THE CEASE AND DESIST ORDER SHOULD STAY IN PLACE UNTIL ALL 

IRREGULARITIES – COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF

DUE PROCESS HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED & RESOLVED!”

A response was requested, via certified mail, A.S.A.P., considering the urgency of the matter. HOWEVER, NONE WAS RECEIVED!

On November 8, 2012 – Governor Kasich was again reminded, via certified mail, to provide a response by Monday, November 19, 2012 at the latest. AGAIN, NO RESPONSE WAS RECEIVED!

Governor Kasich will now be requested (most likely today—November 20, 2012) via certified mail to provide the CEASE & DESIST order by return mail – considering the fact that Mayor Jackson and others in City Hall and the School District did not provide responses to questions listed in the November 8, 2012 document.

IF GOVERNOR KASICH DOES NOT PROVIDE A CEASE & DESIST ORDER – AS REQUESTED IN THE CERTIFIED MAIL DATED OCTOBER 8, 2012 – THE HUNGER STRIKE STARTED ON NOVEMBER 20, 2012 AT 12:01 A.M. WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNLESS GOVERNOR KASICH'S ORDER TO THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CEASE & DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IS IMPLEMENTED!

VENUE FOR HUNGER STRIKE:        

THE HUNGER STRIKE IS BEING CONDUCTED AT THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HEADQUARTERS – WHICH IS OUR HOME LOCATED ON 13217 COOLEY AVENUE – ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JEFFERSON PARK – BETWEEN 132ND & 133RD STREETS – SOUTH OF LORAIN AVENUE!

MAYOR JACKSON WAS REQUESTED TO GRANT USE OF JEFFERSON PARK AS THE VENUE FOR A HUNGER STRIKE. HIS HONOR NEVER RESPONDED – DESPITE THE REQUEST BEING MADE VIA E-MAIL AND CERTFIED MAIL OF OCTOBER 1, 2012 – FOLLOWED WITH MULTIPLE REMINDERS.

INFORMATION:                                                                                         
If you need a copy of the November 8, 2012 document (over 120 pages) – please send me an e-mail with your name, address, and telephone no. and I will forward you a copy.

NOTE: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE EARLIER POSTS ON REALNEO!

ALSO SEE THE WANTED FOR CRIME IN PROGRESS SERIES ON REALNEO!
 

SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO:
Save John Marshall High School Part 3: Call for a Hunger Strike
http://youtu.be/nyoL5sFBjeA

CONTACT & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Satinder P. S. Puri, (216) 251-3978, spspuri9 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net,
SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL group on Facebook, REALNEO blog

Three videos on YouTube:
1. Save John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio
http://youtu.be/S6Shgwi5cuU
2. Save John Marshall High School Pt. 2: Demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTaCQrwoF4
3. Save John Marshall High School Part 3: Call for a Hunger Strike
http://youtu.be/nyoL5sFBjeA

GROSS INJUSTICE:
City Hall has meted out gross injustice  -- through sustained & collusive inaction, and vote rigging – to over 2,400 petitioners who want to SAVE historic 80-year old JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL located at 3952 West 140th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

How honest were Mayor Jackson, Councilman Sweeney & others in City Hall & the School District in their dealings with the SAVE JOHN MARSHALL campaign in the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project?

Gross Irregularities were committed: Collusive Inaction, Vote Rigging, & Denial of Due Process. Also, the School District did not act in good faith with over 2,400 petitioners who want to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL by renovating the High School including the Auditorium, Underground Running Tracks, and Swimming Pool.

Over 400 pages of correspondence show that Mayor Jackson, Councilman Sweeney, Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Gordon, and others have not been honest, trustworthy, accountable, clear, and transparent on the $50 million John Marshall High School Construction Project.

CMSD (CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT):
The Cleveland  Metropolitan School District (CMSD) that aspires to be the premier district in the United States and teaches our children ethics and fair play has not played fair  with the petitioners. CMSD CEO Gordon provided the first response to request for information after 11 reminders spread over 8 months – a response which unfortunately does not address errors in the financial numbers.

The CMSD (Cleveland Metropolitan School District) wants to build a New School and destroy our 80-year old architectural gem, Auditorium, Underground Running Tracks, and Swimming Pool.  Over 2,400 petitioners want to renovate John Marshall similar to the renovation of landmarked 83-year old John Hay (renovation completed in 2006) and 80-year old Rhodes (renovation completed in 2009) High Schools.

John Marshall High School’s auditorium is used for the performing arts by young artists. The underground tracks– reminiscent of the Roman catacombs, and the swimming pool – are used both by young athletes and the community.

The School District claims a new school will be cheaper – but will not say – it is cheaper only in an apples-to-oranges comparison – as the new school in addition to destroying our heritage – will not have an Auditorium, Underground Tracks, or a Swimming Pool. The District is not providing information explaining errors in their financial numbers or how they were able to renovate John Hay and Rhodes High Schools without destroying them. While the existing school has held up to 3,000 students – the new school will hold 1,200 students.

The JMHS Construction Project is being funded through a bond issue – 2/3rd of the funds come from OSFC (Ohio State Facilities Commission) and 1/3rd from the City of Cleveland.

The School District did not partner, in good faith, with the petitioners to renovate 80-year old historic John Marshall High School (opened in 1932) into a first class institution of learning while also preserving our heritage – similar to what the School District has already done for the renovations of landmarked 83-year old John Hay High School (opened in 1928 and renovation completed in 2006) and 80-year old Rhodes High School (opened in 1932 and renovation completed in 2009). This renovation must include the renovation of the Auditorium, Underground Running Tracks, and Swimming Pool.

Supplying part of the information after 11 reminders spread over 8 months – is definitely not partnering in good faith. In addition, Mayor Jackson took no corrective action when the delay in supplying the information needed to SAVE JOHN MARSHALL was brought to his honor’s attention.

CLC (CLEVELAND LANDMARKS COMMISSION):
Councilman Sweeney (also City Council President) rigged the 5 to 4 vote to demolish landmarked historic 80-year old John Marshall at the January 12, 2012 CLC (Cleveland Landmarks Commission) meeting. The Chief Architect of the City of Cleveland (with the title of Manager of Architecture) who should be preserving and protecting our landmarks -- voted to demolish our architectural gem.

For example, at the January 12, 2012 Cleveland Landmarks Commission meeting, despite repeated requests, the Chair refused to let me respond to inaccuracies in the financial numbers, on behalf of petitioners, while the School District, their Architect, and Councilman Sweeney were free to get up and interject at any time.

Also, City Hall has not submitted any requested public documents pertaining to vote rigging and irregularities.

Mayor Jackson took no action when the vote rigging and other irregularities were brought to his honor’s attention.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC DOCUMENTS:
On March 12, 2012 – Mayor Frank G. Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio was requested via e-mail and certified mail to provide public documents. Among the requests, 6 requests for documents were submitted to Mayor Jackson and 23 to Councilman and City Council President Martin J. Sweeney.

The documents pertain to collusive inaction and vote rigging and deal with absence of honesty and trustworthiness.

After 14 reminders, a response was received – nearly 5 months later in a letter dated July 31, 2012 from City Hall’s Law Department laced in legal gobbledygook. Not a single of the 29 documents was provided.

In addition, the Cleveland Landmarks Commission has not provided documents that address the irregularities and vote rigging that took place at the January 12, 2012 meeting. The documents are not included in the CD that was provided --- despite 14 reminders spread over nearly five months.

MAYOR JACKSON & COUNCILMAN SWEENEY:
Both Mayor Jackson and Councilman Sweeney are listed on the SAVE JMHS Facebook group as: WANTED FOR CONSPIRING TO DESTROY HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!

The chain-link fence, erected around JMHS in July 2012, is listed on the SAVE JMHS Facebook group as “Jackson & Sweeney’s” Folly.

THE DESTRUCTION OF 80-YEAR OLD HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, STARTED IN LATE OCTOBER, 2012!

MAYOR JACKSON & COUNCILMAN SWEENEY -- PHILISTINES FROM CLEVELAND'S CITY HALL -- MAY THEIR NAMES FOREVER LIVE IN INFAMY FOR DESTROYING HISTORIC JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL!
 

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