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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Council: City shouldn't take back Caton, but has to

Jane Prendergast has the story today.

Here were the NAACP's demands:




Dear Membership and Community,



The Cincinnati NAACP made a strong showing at the City Council meeting today. One hundred and ninety four supporters and members came out to show dissatisfaction with the promotion of Officer Caton. I would like to thank everyone who came out and spoke and those who were in attendance. Both roles are very important.



The NAACP made 6 requests of the Cincinnati City Council listed below.



We request that Officer Caton be immediately placed on desk duty pending two separate psychological examinations by outside psychologists.


We request that Officer Caton be subjected to an extensive psychological examination.
We request that every interaction that he has with an African American citizen be monitored and reported to his supervisor.


We request that any use of force applied by Officer Caton be subject to the highest level of review and that all findings be shared with the local branch of the NAACP.


We request that 9 members of council pass a resolution today denouncing the promotion of Officer Caton to sergeant.


We request a hearing to be held by the Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee on the promotion of Officer Caton.



I have a sense that there will be some movement on these 6 items but it is critical that we see these through. Please note membership these are just initial steps.



Thank you again to everyone who showed up today and those who wanted to come and could not. I appreciated all of you who were able to brave the cold weather and be seen and heard.

Sincerely,
Christopher Smitherman
President of the Cincinnati NAACP


15 Comments:

at 9:28 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A resolution, denouncing the promotion of Officer Caton to sergeant,is the the right thing to do.

 
at 9:53 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real message by Smitherman reads as follows:

Dear Membership and Community,



The Cincinnati NAACP made a strong attempt to intimidate the City Council at its meeting today. One hundred and ninety four race baiters and agitators came out to show our hatred of all things White by complaning about the promotion of Officer Caton, a White man. I would like to thank everyone who came out and spoke lies, half-truths, and other anti-White, anti-police nonsense and all those who were in attendance to egg them on. Both roles are very important to us Blacks.

The NAACP made 6 outrageous demands of the Cincinnati City Council listed below.

We demand that Officer Caton be immediately placed on desk duty pending two separate psychological examinations by outside Black psychologists to determine whether or not he has been properly brain-washed or at least cowed into accepting the notion that blacks can't commit crimes despite any and all of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.


We demand that Officer Caton be subjected to an extensive Black reeducation examination.
We demand that every interaction that he has with a Black citizen be monitored and reported to his supervisor and that supervisor should be Black, FYI.


We demand that any use of force applied by Officer Caton be subject to the highest level of review and that all findings be given to the local branch of the NAACP, preferably before the general public, for propaganda reasons in order to get the best media spin. Furthermore that only the lowest level of police work be directed at the numerous Black criminals he and other White officers may encounter in the course of their work.


We demand that 9 members of council pass a resolution today denouncing the promotion of Officer Caton to sergeant.


We demand a hearing to be held by the Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee on the promotion of Officer Caton in order to further waste everyone's time and the City's money in pursuit of our pro-Black anti-White agenda.

Finally I should add that under no circumstances do I expect or want this same sort of treatment extended to a Black police officer no matter how deserving they may be of it.

I believe that there will be some movement on these 6 demands because I will threaten all kinds of boycotts and other nonsense, saying anything, no matter how untrue, to get our way here. Please note membership these are the ususal steps.



Thank you again to every Black who showed up today and those who wanted to come and could not due to the oppression of the White man. I appreciated all of you who were able to put on your bubble coats and be seen and heard.

Sincerely,
Christopher Smitherman
President of the Cincinnati NAACP

 
at 10:17 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

I can't believe that the Enquire would print the horrible racist comments of anon coward 9:53am.

Why doen't you put your name on your work tough guy? You won't because you are a freaking coward, aren't you?

 
at 10:18 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The People of Cincinnati DEMAND that Smitherman take several Psyc exams before he is aloud to call his next press conference. Boy am I insensitive...More proof that the NAACP is insignificant.

 
at 11:53 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17, why don't you print *your* real name to your racist diatribes instead of impersonating a local activist?

 
at 11:55 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Gave up on ghetto town years ago said...

NAACP = irrelavant
Police officer = Aquitted
Civil service rules - Put in place to avoid political based highering (Like when blacks weren't hired for government jobs back in the day)
Vast Majority of crime in city commited by blacks - mostly against other blacks - totally ignored by NAACP = People of all races who have a brain and income and property to protect have been fleeing this city for the last 30 years as the Ghetto mentallity has taken over more and more area's.
Cincinnati is doomed. Run by wimps afraid to stand up to thugs and irrelavant noisemakers and actually have the fortitude to lead whether or not people with no morals and no civic pride like it.
Innocent black men killed by police in the past 2 years - 0.
black men killed by other black men in that time 100+. Where do you think the city should invest time, money and resolutions?

 
at 11:56 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pro Martin Luther King, etal...

Anti Smitherman.

To think this guy came across once as this nice young civic minded contributor when he ran for council with a family legacy/outlook looking rosy and fresh into the angry, degradive, divisive, presumptious, and self-righteous person is beyond me. The influence he chooses to carry is now steered toward the angry 5% in his race, squandering the 95% of good will the 'white race' could do great damage to the 95% of the 'black race' with legitimate issues. One cop no matter how deranged is not the concern of the average civic minded black citizen. At least none from whom I've heard.

 
at 1:25 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous anonymouscowardunlikebrave cappel said...

why any white guy would want to be a cop in cincinnati is beyond me.
shame on streicher for not supporting caton who was doing his job when owensby elected to fight with the police and thus felt many hundreds of pounds of officers piled on top of him to restrain him.

but whatever...his survivors are millionaires many times over as a result.

 
at 1:43 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Rich Brockelmann said...

HA! The racist punks are afraid to sign their names to their posts. Well, we know at least one came from noted racist Jeff Capell, leaqder of the Hitler Youth, err, Young Republicans.

 
at 3:01 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

rich brockelmann = impersonator cincycapell = bertie wooster. It is too bad that he, along with maybe one or two others, have to litter these threads with their racism when there are serious issues that need to be discussed.

This officer should not be on the streets. Those who abuse their power should have that power removed. The city's arbitration process isn't just a joke, it's deadly when you put killer officers like this one back on the street.

I applaud Chris Smitherman for shining light on this issue. I support him 100%. The city needs to do something to keep this from ever happening again.

And since Brockelman/impersonator cincycapell are so concerned about the Blue Chip Young Republicans, he'll be happy to know they had their first meeting of the year Monday night and had a huge turnout. Prior meetings at Monty's used to have enough seating for everyone, this time the layout was the same but there were almost as many people who had to stand as were able to sit. Their next meeting is February 25th at Monty's where Chairman George Vincent and Chris Finney will both be discussing the Republican Party.

- Conservative activist against police brutality

 
at 3:34 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smitherman does make us reflect on some important points.

First, it is always council and the mayor that gets attacked for handcuffing the police. Caton is cited as an example.

It was the Hamilton County Prosecutor who indicted Caton, and Streicher who fired him.

That always gets lost. Why do they always get portrayed as being on the police side and council and the mayor gets attacked by the law enforcement zealots?

 
at 11:03 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Bill Brasky said...

Jeff Capell and his Hamilton County Hitler Youth Corps are an irrelevant joke. Sorry chumps, you lost control of Hamilton County, the State of Ohio and you're about to lose the presidency as well.

Sit & spin, boys. CincyCapell, keep up the good work. If you are making Finney's sock-puppets squirm, you're alright in my book!

PS, anon 3:01pm is Justin Jeffre. We always knew that he was a republican plant.

 
at 11:47 PM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owensby was a completely innocent bystander who was murdered by vicious racist whitey cops. That his "parents" only got ~$5 million is a travesty!

 
at 3:38 PM, February 01, 2008 Anonymous rodney king said...

Can't we all just get along?

 
at 7:57 PM, February 05, 2008 Anonymous Cincy Capell said...

Congratulations Sergeant Canton, on your well-deserved promotion.

We're counting on you to keep the black thugs in check. Give the black criminals of Cincinnati a bear hug from the law-abiding, tax-paying citizens of Cincinnati. Squeeze real tight.

 
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