Ohio Citizens Grand Jury Blog

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The art of political class misdirection

Over the years our local, state and federal governments have grown more and more intrusive in micro-managing everything from education to the economy to national defense.  The federal government is bad enough at misallocating national defense dollars, especially with intervention...

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A look back

Letter to the Editor published in August, 2012 Why would we celebrate Congressmen Mike DeWine, Dave Hobson and Steve Austria? Dear editor:  I just received my invitation to the Greene County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner; the theme, “A tribute to...

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The Third Paradox

OCGJ began 2014 with the Anuszewski-Zinn Paradox and 2015 with an analysis of the bazaar contradictions manifest in the Clayton Luckie/James Schmidt public corruption trials and sentencing. If you remain unconvinced that Ohio has the best system of justice money...

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The Clayton Luckie-James Schmidt Paradox

OCGJ began 2014 with the Anuszewski-Zinn Paradox which documented bazaar contradictions in the outcome of two court cases more than a decade apart, but within virtually the same judicial and law enforcement infrastructure.  We will begin 2015 with a similar...

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A look back at OCGJ’s first year

It’s hard to believe this our 53rd post in 2014…..and that’s not a typo.  Since January 1st, 2014 fell on a Wednesday, there were 53 Wednesdays in 2014.  In any case, we’d like to pause and look back on our...

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Don’t confuse fairness with justice…

…or unfairness with injustice Political class freedom redistribution (Conclusion) In our 10-part series, Political Class Wealth Redistribution, OCGJ detailed well-documented cases of the political class money laundering citizen class tax dollars, the most egregious explained by the secretive 2003 BRAC Initiative...

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Cronyism alive and well in Ohio

Political class freedom redistribution (Part 6)  According to his LinkedIn profile, former Greene County Prosecutor Bill Schenck began his law career in private practice with Mike DeWine, Thomas Rose, Greg Lockhart and Steve Haller.  When this five-some first hooked up...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Political class freedom redistribution, Part 5 The Good: Ricky Jackson is a Black American in the citizen class who spent 39 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.  Mr. Jackson was freed in November, 2014 after Eddie Vernon,...

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Mike DeWine took $2100 from 15-year-old

Political class freedom redistribution (Part 4) Last week OCGJ took a deep dive into the Ben Suarez case where U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Gaughan dropped campaign finance violation charges from the prosecution’s case and gave Suarez 15 months for witness...