Wednesday, July 29, 2015

University cop indicted for murder in shooting of motorist Samuel DuBose

                                r.i.h.  #samdubose

University of Cincinnati cop, Ray Tensing, indicted for murder in the death of an unarmed Samuel Dubose during what started out as routine traffic stop on July 19th.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters held a press conference where he talked in detail about the incident and released the body cam.

Referring to indicted and terminated police officer Tensing Deters said, “I’m treating him like a murderer….I could use harsher words.”  It was senseless and asinine.  He should never have been a police officer.”

Deters further stated, “People want to believe that Samuel Dubose did something violent against the officer.  He did not.”

Interesting, Deters didn't call the officer "soulless" or "unsalvageable."

Now it’s time for me to switch my citizen journalist hat with my blogger “speak truth to power” hat. 
Before I do, please join me dear blog readers as I take a moment to honor #samdubose.

CAJD extends our deepest condolences to the family who are people of great faith.  Ms.  Dubose said that she could forgive the officer, if he asked for forgiveness.

What in the hell was former Officer Tensing  thinking  (UC President Santa Ono says he has been fired).
Tensing saw this black man in this older model car, wearing a festive  red outfit with matching hat, with a bottle of air freshener in a liquor bottle on the floor.
(for those of you that don't know, they sell liquid air freshener called "smell goods" in liquor bottles, in certain hoods')

A bright light bulb, brighter than the outfit, possibly went off in Tensing’s head.

Tensing’s brain.  I hate my job as a University of Cincinnati cop.  I can pop a bullet in this clown’s red hat wearing head. 
Nobody will care.  His #black life does not matter.  
I’ll get famous like George Zimmerman or famous and rich like Darren Wilson.
I’ll Get a big fat Gofundme check. 
Be hailed as a hero by the law enforcement and the criminal justice community. Deters will call Dubose an animal.


A SAD STATISTIC. Black drivers are more likely to be pulled over for minor offenses like switching lanes without using a turn signal (Sandra Bland), broken tail light, or no front license plate.

 I was going to post a link to where I found that statistic, but do we really need one?

To know what we know, what we know, what some of us live each and every day.

Out of touch politicians and leaders
It’s a great big slap in the face for politicians like Mayor John Cranley and the “leaders”
 to call for peace.  

Are they fools?

Why would there not be peace as Ray Tensing has been indicted which is the first step in the healing process.

As a community we recognize that there is a long way to go from indictment to conviction to prison.

Still, black people won’t rise up, unless Tensing is not convicted.

Silly politicians and “leaders” why would people "riot"over an indictment?

The indictment brings a temporary moment of relief.

Bad move hiring attorney Mark O’Mara
Attorney Mark O’Mara’s claim to fame is that he got Trayvon Martin’s killer off (George Zimmerman).  Now he has rolled in town visiting black churches and holding black people’s hands with the same hands that held Trayvon Martin’s killers hands.

And that’s a damn shame.

There are unsubstantiated rumors that O’Mara’s law firm was able to get some immediate cash to the Dubose family, and that Bishop Bobby Hilton ( Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network, president) brokered the deal taking a fee.

This connection is definitely strange bedfellows as Rev. Al Sharpton  (National Action Network) asked on his national radio show on Thursday, why hasn't any activist spoken about the O'Mara connection to #SamDubose. 

My concern lies in the fact that any attorney could have gotten the family money.  But can any attorney see that the indicted Tensing goes from indictment to conviction?

Why is O’Mara only handling the civil ($$$) and not the criminal case for the family?

Santa Ono give Sam Dubose kid’s scholarships
President Ono said something will be worked out.  Don’t work it out.  Make it happen.

FBK is an unapologetic black writer who hates to edit. Her 19-year-old beloved son is serving a 20-year sentence for bank robbery that he committed in order to pay for college tuition.

She believes those that break the law, including her beloved son, should be brought to justice. However, she stands against over prosecution (like what happened to her son) for people of color, people with modest incomes, or people who live in certain zip codes.

FBK in an unapologetic black writer.  She finds it necessary to keep it real regarding race and politics. She bleeds purple and the ONLY vote she’s casting in in 2016 is for Criminal Justice Reform.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Samuel Dubose and Prosecutor Joe Deters


                  *This blog is not associated with Black Lives Matter Cincinnati*

UPDATE:  University of Cincinnati cop, Ray Tensing, indicted for murder in the death of an unarmed Samuel Dubose during what started out as routine traffic stop on July 19th.  We will give complete update and commentary later today.

                              **Below blog post date July 26th, Sun***

The mission of this blog is to shine the light on injustice in Cincinnati and across the nation. 

We are no longer frequently posting at this blog and instead you can find us at, here

Like many we are deeply concerned about the lack of transparency in the Samuel Dubose and Sandra Bland cases.  

We stand with the Dubose and the circles of the Cincinnati community which have called for the release of the video in order to bring forth transparency and healing to the family and the citizens of Cincinnati. 

UPDATE:  We have learned that the Dubose family has hired Attorney Mark . O'Mara. (The attorney whose claim to fame is that he got the killer of Trayvon Martin off.  Yeah, that guy, Geroge Zimmerman.)

PLEASE READ OUR IN DEPTH POST ON THE "Samuel Dubose and "Sandra Bland" case here. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Let's talk about Justice Reform and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters

Hello Faithful Readers - who still jump on this blog daily and read the over 500 posts

These days CAJD is mostly blogging over at DREWMAR.ORG  regarding criminal just-us issues in Cincinnati and around the world.

Last week  Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters angered Cincinnatians  when he publicly convicted the alleged perpetrators of the 4th of July attack on Fountain Square.

 (Remember the case of the black teens accused of beating a white male who yelled racial epithets at them, because he believed they'd stolen his cell phone).

In doing so Prosecutor Deters convicted the accused in the court of public opinion by referring to them as soulless and unsalvageable. Such harsh talk is a move from the old Republican playbook.  New Republicans want to talk about things I blog about at the drewmar site.

Tune in to here FBK and T.Nicole discuss this and other hot topics on the radio today  (Sat, July 18 at 11 am).

FBK in an unapologetic black blogger, and #justicerform activist  who hates editing.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MLB All Star Game CINCINNATI (Judge Tracie Hunter march)

Dear Readers: of the Citizens Against Joe Deters' blog:

We are still around and still trying to figure things out.   For now (or forever), this blog is going to stay up, but these days we are blogging more responsibly.  Sort of.   Citizen journalism is important to the community.  It's important to tell our stories, in our voice.

We still have the CAJD blog book - but it's was bumped in order to work on another project.  However, it's still in the queue.

For the most part we will blog at  Our latest post is on the hypocritical city of Cincinnati.   They want to sweep racism, sexism and all the other "isms" under the carpet until the 2015 MLB Cincinnati baseball guest leave.

Uh - un.  None of that.  Read all about our City and the 2015 MLB ALL STAR baseball game here.

JOIN Marching for Justice below.