Worst Mayor in East Cleveland’s History — Gary Norton??

6.25.16

To Editorial Board of PD

Attn: George Rodrigue (grodrigue@plaind.com):

When is the Plain Dealer, writers, management and editorial staff going to stop giving East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton a free pass. I realize that from the first inaugural, he was your golden boy, poster child of a mayor. In most of all your editorials, you had nothing but praise for him. He was the man to uplift East Cleveland. Although almost eight years later, you don’t praise him as much, but you sure don’t call a spade a spade because Mayor Norton will go down in history as the worst mayor in East Cleveland, and his real true purpose as mayor is to be the caretaker of East Cleveland’s demise and regentrification. Finally, as a long time subscriber of your paper, and a long time resident of East Cleveland, I ask “are you going to cuddle Mayor Norton to the end like your paper did Dimora and Russo?” “I’m just saying.”

Dear Editorial Board, with must respect I and many other long time residents like senior citizen Ms. Standberry, a homeowner and resident of East Cleveland for 54 years, asks the same question, why are our voices not being heard? We are asking to sit down with one of the editors and get a better understanding on why we are being ignored.

Waiting to hear from you.

Art McKoy
253.4070

Anniversary Vigil on Tuesday, 6.28.16, at 6 pm — COLD CASE

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

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: Cleveland Memorial Gardens, Lot 56, 4324 Green Road
WHEN: Tuesday, 6.28.16, 6 pm
RE: Anniversary Candlelight Vigil for Cortez P. Rucker

A Cry from the Grave for Justice

Mr. Rucker may be buried but he is crying out for justice from his grave. His murder is still unsolved. Join the family of Cortez Rucker at his graveside as they remember him as a good father to his four children who are now fatherless, a good family man, a hard worker and who had much love for his family.
His family will not rest until they get the person who killed Cortez Rucker. Since the killer hasn’t been caught, has he gone on to murder others?
On May 2nd 2013 Cortez Rucker lost his life to gun violence on Throckley Avenue. Cortez leaves behind four children (Cor’teja Cortez Corrianna Cor’Nia). His youngest never had the chance to meet him. June 28 is Cortez’ 30th birthday. The family still has not gotten justice. His killer is still walking around free.
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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.

Vigil on Thursday, 6.8.16, at 6 pm for Juan O. Mitchell, Jr. (24)

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

VIA EMAIL NOTICE TO PRESS
TO: Producers/Editors/Reporters
WHERE: 3995 Jennings Road, Cleveland
WHEN: Thursday, 6.9.16, 6 pm
RE: Candlelight Vigil for Juan O. Mitchell, Jr. (24)

Juan has a beautiful family that he has taken care of for at least 10 or so years. He helped his sisters and brothers stay on the straight and narrow, helped them with their homework, helped them get to their activities. He and his sisters and brothers took care of their mother has she fought off the cancer invading her body. They had just celebrated a one year victory over the cancer and not she has lost her oldest child.
Some coward who had no love for himself and others took the life of a young man who worked all his life to help his family and others.
Join us as we come together with this family and Juan’s friends and try to bring some comfort and love to each other. We will also take a donation to help the family with burial costs and it will be given to the mother at the vigil

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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.