Monday, January 25, 2016

County Prosecutor And County Judge Steered $1 Million To Prosecutor's Divorce Firm

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Nathaniel Livingston

Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 9:35 AM
Subject: County Prosecutor And County Judge Steered $1 Million To Prosecutor's Divorce Firm. Request For Special Prosecutor

To the Judges of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court of Ohio:

I'm writing to notify you of potential federal and state criminal violations by Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Theodore Deters and your colleague Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Beth Ann Myers, and to respectfully ask you to immediately appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and bring criminal charges if warranted. [I have three recommendations: 1) former Prosecuting Attorney and Magistrate Alan Curtis Triggs, 2) Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Lee Parker (the U.S. Attorney General would have to approve loaning Mr. Parker to Hamilton County), 3) Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ronald Joseph O'Brien.]

On or about November 22, 2013, Deters' wife sued him for divorce. Deters hired Gregory Louis Adams to represent him.

According to the Ohio Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Services, Adams is Vice President of Croswell & Adams Company, LPA. Adams' business partner is Robert Scott Croswell III. Croswell & Adams first filed articles of incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State in 1979.

Over the years, Deters has done business with his business associates at Croswell & Adams many times. 

On or about September 17, 2013, Judge Beth Myers signed an Entry Appointing Special Prosecutors. Judge Myers appointed Croswell and another guy to serve as special prosecutors. According to the Entry, Judge Myers made the appointment "upon the request of the Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio" and after she was "fully advised in the premises". (A copy of the Entry has been scanned and uploaded to A link is provided below. The case number is M-1300003.)

On or about June 3, 2014, The Cincinnati Enquirer published a news story that read, in pertinent part: "Deters' divorce lawyer is Greg Adams, Deters said, and although Adams and Croswell share office space the have no joint financial interest. Their names are on the same shingle but they aren't business or law partners, Deters said."

On or about October 15, 2014, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman presented Resolution No. P079-14 to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. The resolution authorized paying Croswell & Adam $500,000. Deters is the  legal advisor to the Commission. Deters, or someone authorized and employed by him, reviewed the resolution and deemed it legal. All three Commissioners voted to approve the resolution.

Deters authorized, or employed the authority or influence of his office to secure authorization of a public contract to Croswell & Adams. In response to the request made by Deters, Judge Beth Myers used her office to give a no-bid contract to Croswell & Adams. Deters has a long and extensive business relationship with Croswell & Adams. Deters, Croswell, and Adams are all business associates. As legal counsel to the Commission, Deters approved paying Croswell & Adams $500,000.00 while the firm was serving as his divorce counsel.

As always, feel free to contact me by return email or telephone. My phone number is (567) 868-XXXX.

Your In The Struggle,

Nathaniel Livingston, Jr.

Link to Judge Myers' Entry Appointing Special Prosecutors

Link to County Commission Resolution

Monday, January 4, 2016

Alan Triggs is running for Hamilton County Prosecutor (Is Joe Deters scared???)

Forgive me Dear Readers in advance, for this shall be a raunchy post.  Since, I promised to blog more responsibly last year I’ve been doing pretty well over at  But every now and then I relapse.

Word spread like wildfire on Facebook that attorney Alan Triggs would run against Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.  People started popping more bubbly (Facebook likes) than they did on New Year’s Day.

Black people, scared “Tim Burke liberals”, and even a good number of Republicans scaredy cats hate Joe Deters, but just not to his face.

 For myself, it’s been a personal hatred for more years than I care to admit.  In fact, I’ve been the go-to girl for every Black or White person, who hates Joe Deters.   

But last year, I let it go.  I made peace with Joe Deters thanks to the help of a Republican.  A Republican, who has since been punked out by Joe Deters into not running for Hamilton County Commissioners, but I’m not going to go there in this post.

Who is Alan Triggs?
I wanted to know more about this Black Republican from Anderson township who the republicans kicked in the nuts (geez what's up with HCRP dissing their Black members? No tent this year?)

From all the well wishes he’s getting on Facebook, I would say he is a well-liked a respected attorney who was just recruited to run earlier today after attorney Liz Tye dropped at the last minute and asked him to be here replacement.
I wonder how that conversation went.
Alan - Hello?
Liz - Hey Alan this Liz. 
Alan – Rogers?
Liz – Nah, Tye.  Liz Tye.
Alan – Hey babe, what’s up?
Liz – Nuthin.  Listen, I ain’t gone run against Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, why don’t you do it?
Alan – Let me think about it.
Liz -  You only need 50 write – in votes to appear on the general election ballot in March.
Alan – Forreal?   Dayum, OK, I’ll do it.
Liz – Thanks, babe.

What kind of shiggity?  OK, I’m going to be positive.  I did some additional snooping around to learn more about Alan Triggs and here’s what I found out. 

He graduated from Walnut Hills high school.  

He received his BA and law degree from Memphis State. He’s a civil litigation lawyer who practices a lot of other areas of law. 

He is licensed to practice in a bunch of other states (which is great news in case the Republican machine Steam Team steam rolls him like some speculate the Steelers are going to do to the Bengals on Saturday. 

Ouch, I know that hurts.  I’m a Bengal fan FYI.

Alan is a former City of Cincinnati Prosecutor (why are all Black lawyers former COC prosecutors) and a former Magistrate Judge.

In seriousness, I wish Alan well. I’m even going to send in a donation.  Why don’t you?  Of course you could all sit back and let Prosecutors Deters (bad words removed) all over you. 

FBK is an unapologetic black ebook writer.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Why did WDBZ 1230am the Buzz change formats

This blog is all about Just-Us.  One way we get justice is to let our voice be heard through non traditional media.  \Contact Radio One here and tell them to bring back talk radio!

Traditional media tells us that Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters from employer is a famed attorney Stan Chesley. 

Here's how WLWT-TV referred to him....

See my comment below from one of my social media pages.....

Up early writing & sipping black coffee (no sugar, no cream...I like it straight up) catching tidbits of the news where #WLWT is referring to Disgraced, Disbarred, turned government witness (some of you'll call that snitch), and "wanted by the law" (there's a warrant out for his arrest) as "FAMED" attorney.

 I called little Rachel at channel 5 at 412-5055 and asked her straight up, "what's up with the biased media coverage?" Said I wished Stan Chesley and wife Judge Susan J. Dlott hadn't had the unfortunate thing happen, but by no means is he FAMED - doesn't she mean SHAMED? More biased media coverage. In other news save our radio

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Prostitutes over patriots?

What say you about this ad?  Fair or foul?

The man who this blog was created about is Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.   I created this blog as an online personal journal, and as a way to heal.  Almost 8 years and over 500 post later, I’m still healing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vote No! Cincinnati City Issue 22 (parks levy)

Welcome to the CAJD blog.   This is the justice blog.  We won’t get any justice if we don't
Vote No!  Cincinnati City Issue 22 (parks levy)

I was in a grocery store the other day when I ran into a former church member who I’ll call Dee.  She was at the bling machine AKA known as the loud ass Coinstar machine.  A Coinstar machine is one that lets you turn your loose change into cash for a whopping 9.8 % fee.  You don’t have to use the machine but it beats the hassle of getting wrappers and taking the money to the bank or the embarrassment of standing in line paying for grocery items with $50. 00 worth of loose change.

Ask me how CAJD knows?

As I approached Dee I found myself screaming to talk over the pinging machine.  I threw out a joke, “Hey you are at my favorite place in the store.”

We both laughed.  I didn’t want to make her feel embarrassed for “coining in” and I certainly had no room to talk as years back I also turned my coins into cash to buy groceries.

Some who save coins these days don’t do it to put towards a savings and instead coins are sometimes saved just in case…just in case I need some groceries or just in case I need to put some gas in my car to get to work.

It’s still hard for a lot of people.

This brings me to why CAJD is advising people to vote NO on Cincinnati City issue 22 (parks levy)

Taxed enough already.  There are some people who cannot afford to pay another increased property tax.  Not even $35.00.   No on issue 22.

Breathing fresh air is one of the last free things we have in America (unless of course you are Eric Garner). Across this country there are talks to sell parks to the gas and oil industries.  One can’t help but wonder if allowing private corporations to buy parks will make them less inclined to fight to reduce dangerous air pollution.  No on issue 22.

Parks are for our enjoyment and education.  People have family reunions and family barbecues at parks.  Everyone does not have a large backyard that will accommodate their entire family.  Parks are a free place where the village can gather for quality time.  Our tax dollars should not be used to pay for parks if there are no guarantees that there will not be park entry fees.  No on issue 22.
We don’t need advertisements in parks.  It’s bad enough that we are bombarded with advertising 24-7.  Nobody wants to go to the Walmart Park.  Or the Mayor John Cranley (re-election campaign) Pavilion.  Or the Christopher Smitherman picnic area.   No on issue 22.

We don’t need corporations messing around with our parks.   What’s next a “sponsor” for the Department of Justice?  Then it would really be the Department of Just-Us.  No on issue 22.

We don’t need politicians or private companies bringing super PACs to our parks.   No on issue 22.

It would kill philanthropy. Gone will be the days in which people donate with no strings attached.   No on issue 22.

It will would lead to conflict of interests.  The parks cannot serve two masters.  If you sponsor the park will only certain people be allowed in it? No Blacks or no gays allowed.  No on issue 22.

The money isn’t just going to parks. It’s also going to buildings.  I hear Mayor John Cranley is bringing a movie theater to the Westside with some of the park money.   No on issue 22.

Mayor Cranley would control the money.  No one man should have that much power.  No on issue 22.

How will you vote on this issue?  Do tell in the comments section below.

FBK is a writer and the unapologetic founder of Citizens against Joe Deters.  She often finds it necessary to keep it real regarding race and politics. She bleeds purple and the ONLY vote she’s casting is for Criminal Justice Reform