Candlelight Vigil for Demar Jackson (31)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: East 117 & Buckeye (behind the One Stop store & the barbershop)
WHEN: Wednesday, 1.3.18, 5 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Demar Jackson (31)

We will meet with another grieving family and friends because another young man was murdered. Mr. Jackson was very involved with his family and church, loved his nieces, and worked hard for his family. He was a decent human being. He was murdered on Christmas Eve very close to where a 12 year old boy was killed a little while ago. He was just walking down the street.
His mother and grandmother are very distraught and even though it is very cold, she and other family members and friends are going to gather for a candlelight vigil where Demar was killed so they can remember the son and grandson. They are taking a stand against mindless violence and are asking for help from their neighbors in the community to find out who murdered Demar Jackson.
Join us as we try to bring some comfort to Demar’s family and friends.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Candlelight Vigil for Kameron Westbrook (20)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: East 115 & Gray, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Friday, 12.29.17, 5:30 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Kameron J.Westbrook (20)

If the everyone would cease the old tradition of firing guns to celebrate the new year, we believe that gun violence would be reduced by nearly 25%. Joining us in our plea to cease gun fire on New Year’s Eve will be the mother of 20 year old Kameron J. Westbrook. Her son was killed on Christmas Day by gun fire as he walked to his grandmother’s house. Kameron was a hard working college student without any criminal record. The last thing this mother wanted to hear was more gun shots. It’s the last thing anyone in our neighborhoods wants to hear on New Year’s Eve.
Kameron’s mother will give a heartfelt plea to stop the cowardly, senseless violence. She has been living in the neighborhood for a long time and understands how dangerous our neighborhoods have become. She emphasized this to her son many times. Kameron didn’t do anything wrong. He went to work and school. At his young age, he had several degrees. Even though his mom didn’t want him walking and would rather have driven him, he felt that he should be able to walk in his own neighborhood. Sadly, his mother’s intuition was right. She lost her son on Christmas Day, killed by a cowardly driveby shooter spraying bullets.
Every New Year’s Eve, beginning around 11:30 pm until after midnight, gunfire usually erupts followed by gun shots from larger caliber weapons. Whenever there is a significant amount of gunfire on New Year’s Eve, there seems to be a comparative increase in homicides.
Sprayed and stray bullets have no eyes and have maimed and killed many people. Just ask the mothers. Just ask Kameron’s mother.
Join us as we meet with family and friends of Kameron Westbrook to remember his short life and try to comfort each other.
Homicides in Cuyahoga Cty., Ohio

Year Total Ages 0-25
1990 221 102 = 46%
1991 237 88 = 37%
1992 222 92 = 41%
1993 219 96 = 46%
1994 180 74 = 41%
1995 169 78 = 46%
1996 144 57 = 40%
1997 124 51 = 40%
1998 124 51 = 41%
1999 108 48 = 44%
2000 98 39 = 40%
2001 110 50 = 45%
2002 115 42 = 37%
2003 112 42 = 38%
2004 108 49 = 45%
2005 147 67 = 46%
2006 147 58 = 39%
2007 169 76 = 45%
2008 120 53 = 45%
2009 131 64 = 49%
2010 98 44 = 45%
2011 109 53 = 49%
2012 136 63 = 44%
2013 140 66 = 47%
2014 123 54 = 44%
2015 180 70 = 39%
2016 203 94 = 46%
Total 4,008 1,736 = 43%
2017 188 72 = 38%

Murdered to Date
12/29/17

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

RALLY FOR ENDANGERED MISSING CHILD

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: South Euclid Police Department, 1349 South Green Road
WHEN: Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:30 pm
RE: ENDANGERED MISSING GIRL – Darnashja Reid (12)

ENDANGERED
SEXUAL PREDATORS, ILLEGAL PICTURES ON INTERNET

Darnasja was with two other teenagers and their parents are afraid that they are in danger of being taken to Detroit. The young ladies may be somewhere within Cleveland or Akron. This may be a case of human trafficking. A sexual predator is putting explicit pictures on the internet. If these young girls end up in Detroit or elsewhere, they could disappear.
Darnasja’s mother is worried sick about her daughter and wants to bring her home so she can be safe and get some help. Please help us by circulating her picture throughout the media and neighborhoods. Detective Demario, of the South Euclid Police Department, is also asking for the public’s help in finding Darnasja.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Xmas Party for Grieving Children

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: BBCI, 15415 Kipling Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Saturday, 12.23.17, 1-5 pm
RE: Christmas Party for Grieving Children
sponsored by the Ohio Cleveland Remembrance Page

Many times there are individuals in our community who we call unsung heroes or sheroes who are never recognized. They don’t seek recognition or seek out gratitude or being glorified in just doing the work. Let’s take for instance Sada Tunstall who has established the Ohio Cleveland Remembrance Page. She does it to for the community with love and dedication and has a great following.
Without her knowing it, we would like or you to come as she gives away lots of toys to children who are grieving the loss of a loved parent, brother or sister, or other family member. Santa will be there. Games will be played. There will be food for the children. Again, she is shy with the media but let’s give her recognition on Saturday at the Xmas Party for Grieving Children.
Let’s also bring love to the Grieving Children. Come and join us. If you have a gift for the children, bring that too. Help us make this a fun day for the children.

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If you have any questions, please call Sada Tunstall at 804.2113, Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Candlelight Vigil for Israel Castro (18)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: Sims Park, 23131 Lakeshore Boulevard, Euclid, Ohio
WHEN: Thursday, 12.21.17, 5 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Israel Castro (18)

Home invasions are one of the worst crimes to hit our community and are one the rampage again. There have been two home invasions in one week’s time which have left two people dead — a victim and an alleged perpetrator.
We will gather with the family and friends if Israel Castro who was a handsome young man, a hard worker with two jobs, and who was truly trying to come up in life the right way but was killed in a home invasion. The cowardly perps broke into the family’s house with the children and mother upstairs in an attempt to rob Israel of the paychecks that he worked for and killed him, terrorizing this family’s home and destroying their Christmas tranquility.
We will come together with his Mother, sister, other family members, friends and other Euclid High School students to remember Israel. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted to help with the burial expenses.
We come in peace and we will leave in peace.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Christmas for Grieving Children

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: BBCI, 15415 Kipling Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Wednesday, 12.20.17, 7 pm
RE: Christmas for Grieving Children

The Cleveland, Ohio Remembrance Page

The Cleveland, Ohio Remembrance Page is asking for everyone to come together to make “Christmas for Grieving Children” special this year. Hundreds of children have lost their mother, father or both parents, or a sister or brother, this during 2017 due to violence, accident, sickness, drugs, suicide, etc.
We’re throwing a Christmas party on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at BBCI, 15415 Kipling Avenue, from 1-5 pm, and we need your help! There will be food, fun, entertainment, and Santa will be there! This is being done to help the children who have lost a loved one to violence this year smile again.
“Christmas for Grieving Children” is accepting donations via pay pal, cash app, or at our drop off location center at the Glenville Enterprise Center, 540 East 105 Street, Cleveland.
Please inbox The C.O.R.P for more details. https://www.facebook. com/The-ClevelandOhio- Remembrance-Page- 216098978794327/

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If you have any questions, please call Sada Tunstall at 804.2113, Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Candlelight Vigil for Douglas Clement (39)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: 10612 Dove Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Thursday, 12.14.17, 6 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Douglas Clements (39)

Mr. Clements was sitting in his car, in his driveway, filling finishing a job application, when he was murdered by a cowardly person. Now seven children from the ages of two to sixteen are left without a father. The children, especially the younger ones, don’t understand why their father isn’t present. Mr. Clements was a family man and was very involved with his children.
Please join us as we gather to remember Douglas Clements. We will also take up a donation to give to the family to help some with the burial costs.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Missing Teenager – Hydeia Blackman Knowles (17)

ENDANGERED

MISSING CHILD

Hydeia Blackman Knowles

Last seen on
November 14, 2017

DOB: 7.21.00
Age: 17 years old
Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Dark Brown, short; or with weave
Weight: 230 lbs.
Height: 5’7″-9″

ENDANGERED
CHILD
Hydeia was last seen leaving for school from Westview Street in the Lee/Harvard area. Hydeia recently had surgery under her arms. If you have seen Hydeia, please call one of the numbers listed below.

If you or someone you know has information regarding this matter, please contact the Cleveland police at 623.5405, her Mom at 905.7921, Judy Martin at 990.0679, Art McKoy at 253.4070, or Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462.

Candlelight Vigil for Quvonta Ratliff (18)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: 1485 Larchmont (off E. 179 & St. Clair)
WHEN: Wednesday, 11.15.17, 4 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Quvonta Ratliff (18)

We Are Not Afraid.

We are not afraid. There will be a victory march for Mrs. Ratliff’s son, Quvonta Ratliff. Yes, her beloved son, a student at Ohio State University, was shot down on the streets of East 179 and Larchmont as he drove his girlfriend home. His car crashed into another car while he was mortally wounded.
Although his mother is very frightened to go on the street where her son was murdered, she will put down her fears and march down the street with many family members, friends and those who will come and support her because it is the right thing to do. Whether it is in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sutherland Springs, Texas, Charleston, South Carolina, or on a lonely street in Collinwood, the cowardly thugs and murderers must know that they cannot win.
Therefore, we are inviting the whole community to come out and join the victory march on behalf of my son, Quvonta Ratliff. We will start on the corner of East 179 & St. Clair. There is parking available in the school parking lot. We will march a couple blocks to where my son lost his life and boldly cry out for justice.
We will have a candlelight vigil in honor of Quvonta Ratliff.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Candlelight Vigil for Steven Aikens Swain, Jr. (17)

BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, INC.
SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY
BLACK MAN’S ARMY

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: City Hall, 14340 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio
WHEN: Thursday, 11.9.17, 4:30 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Steven Aikens Swain, Jr. (17)

Sad Times

Sad times in our community when a Shaw student, Steven Aikens Swain, Jr., was gunned down in cold blood in the street and the media ignored it. As many of us in the community watched, this Shaw student, who was a good basketball player, lay in the middle of the street for two to three hours.
Again, as we waited on one of the darkest, unlit and debris filled streets in East Cleveland surrounded by abandoned buildings, we wondered where was the media? We were dismayed at the plight and condition of this street? The mother, who lives one street down on Elderwood, had cried out for help about these conditions for several years to no avail. These are the facts and a sad commentary of the times we live, especially in East Cleveland. Days later, we were still appalled that there was no mention of the death of Steven, a young Shaw high school student.
We are inviting the community, media and others who care about our children to join us as we try to make amends to this family. Come to the candlelight vigil for Steven and hear the mother’s complaints and frustrations as she mourns the murder of her son. We will also collect donations to give to the family to help with the burial costs.
Please join us in front of East Cleveland’s city hall today at 4:30 pm.

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If you have any questions, please call Judy Martin at 990.0679, Al Porter, Jr. at 804.7462 or Art McKoy at 253.4070.

Alfred Porter, Jr. – President