1. On 2 January 2006 I told you about the NAACP and Columbus Public Schools ignoring the video-taped Gang Rape of a black girl at Mifflin High School.
2. On 17 May 2006 I told you about how my former Client Jerry Doyle was arrested for complaining about convicted School Board thief Shirley Bird Long, who ironically -- or perhaps not -- served no jail time.
3. Now in another sad state of affairs, my erstwhile drinking buddy Prosecutor Bill Hedrick (he was a classmate of my fiancee's and a pretty chill pup) finds himself in a sticky wicket because convicted felon James Drennan and some co-horts savagely attacked (as in body-slamming, and Timberland-boot weilding) two young girls at West High school, but as usual they covered it up and failed to assist the prosecutor and police. So now Bill has to roll up his sleeves and do the right thing to get Drennan arrested for these attacks. See Police Report No. 060138260. They did the same thing with my client Wes Hurt's son back in the day who got his nose broken by a pack of kids back in the 90's and that is the very subject matter I am seen addressing in my tennis togs at "Live Revolution" over at KingCast.net when I say "we're here, trying to get some answers from the Board...."
Stay tuned for an upload of many, many more JPEG files on this matter.
Anyway, according to a legally-recorded phone interview between Ms. Stokes, (one of the assualt victims mother's) and School Board President Terry Boyd I just listened to, Superintendent Gene Harris investigated and found nothing wrong. But then he says he's going to call her to see if she investigated. Say, what? Boyd's a real hater on the phone, too:
"I don't get paid to do this. This is a volunteer situation and I'll be damned if I'm gonna' volunteer to go through this.... I didn't have to call you back. You can talk all that concerned mother stuff all you want...."These are excerpts from an email sent to CPS by Columbus historian and my former videographer James Whitaker and his group, Parent Advocates for Students in School(PASS) a group who counsels their clients on rights and responsibilities concerning the welfare, safety, educational and emotional well-being of children, with an eye toward responsible decision-making by school districts, social service agencies and criminal justice systems.
We have now spoken to three mothers. Each one talks about their experience in knowing James Drennen. One mother stated James E. Drennen came to her home with a gun and threatened to shoot her family. She and her husband were not home at the time. She reported it to the school administration and the police. Prior to that, James Drennen had came into the school and threatened another young man's life in front of a group of students. A year ago, James Drennen and his daughter had attacked another child. Another mother said her son who is a student at West High School saw James Drennen put a gun to someone's face. All of these things occurred before James E. Drennen, his daughter, his brother and another female adult attacked Angelica Russell and Tamika Stokes on February 14, 2006 at the basketball game at West High School. The administration and other personnel at West High School was aware of these stories surrounding James Drennen and did nothing. James Drennen was not even issued a no trespass letter.
James Drennen and his family came back on school property Friday, March 3, 2006, and threatened the children as they were boarding the school bus. He threatened to "bust a cap in their asses". He was singling out Angelica Russell as one of the bitches and hoes he was going to kill. Ms. Kent reported it to Customer Relations. The police were not called, the parents were not called and her supervisor was not called. Carol Harper, supervisor/ombudsman of the Customer Relations, called Arnold Holmes who could only say he and his staff hadn't observed anything.
James Drennen, a convicted felon whose crimes include manslaughter, felonious assault, robbery, theft, and possession of crack cocaine, was arrested the night he attacked the girls for falsification instead of the assault on the girls.
Another PASS email to CPS notes from Mr. Whitaker notes that recently-departed (read: forced-out) CPS school attorney Giselle Johnson, who retaliated by giving him a no trespass letter on 18 May, 2005, is a liar on a related matter:
Although Giselle Johnson stated that the Ohio Supreme Court had found all of the allegations against attorneys involving Frank Mitchell have been closed and determined unfounded in a letter dated February 22, 2006, her statement is false. Furthermore, in a recent conversation, Jonathan Coughlan of the Ohio Disciplinary Counsel, assured us that the statement made by Giselle Johnson concerning the "Ohio Supreme Court" was not true.Giselle Johnson, my nemesis in several School Board issues, was put to pasture in April, 2006. I've got some nice video of her being a jerk in the courtroom from back in the day though, you bet.
I'm seriously thinking about moving back to Columbus for a stint. I'll have more power now than I did as an attorney, and I will rally all of those clients of mine who had problems with Columbus Public Schools as only a strong Civil Rights attorney can do, suspended or not. They will pay my rent or give me free things because that's what they did back in the day when they couldn't afford to pay me as well. Heck, maybe the Ohio Supremes will want to waive those fines and give me the license back so they can effectively restrict my speech =^.)
KingCast.net: Because PASS and James Whitaker have much more video to share.