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Politicians say advertisement in Ward 5 discriminates against minorities and felons (video)



CLEVELAND, Ohio--An election-related billboard in Cleveland's Ward 5 has caused a stir, prompting some complaints that it discriminates against minority groups and felons.

The advertisement, posted at the intersection of Community College Avenue and East 35th Street, warns that "voting fraud is a felony" in bold lettering. It also states that the penalty is punishable by up to three and a half years inprison and a $10,000 fine.

The ad also shows a gavel and sound block and lists that it was paid for by a private family foundation. The billboard is operated by Clear Channel Outdoor.

Several politicians said the ad's placement, which is near Tri-C and directly across the street from the Arbor Park 600-family development and other public housing, intimidates minority voters, students and felons who may not know their rights.

Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, who publicly complained about the billboard on Tuesday, posted a picture of the advertisement to her Twitter account.

She said a resident complained to her about the sign. Cleveland wants it out of her ward.

"They usually try to push cognac and cigarettes on people here in this neighborhood, now they are trying to intimidate them to keep them from voting," Cleveland said.

Cleveland said the ward has been a heavily canvassed area politically because voter turnout has been low in the past. She said some people could misinterpret the sign and therefore, not go to the polls on Nov. 6.


Cleveland Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland says political ad in Ward 5 is discriminatory against minorities

Cleveland Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland says political ad in Ward 5 is discriminatory against minorities.

The ad, which is sponsored by a private family foundation, is posted at the intersection of East 35th Street and Community College Avenue in Cleveland.


Jim Cullinan, a spokesman for Clear Channel Outdoor, said the advertiser purchased space on at least 30 different billboards, mostly on Cleveland's East Side.

There are some in Lorain County, though, and others on Cleveland's West Side, he said. He said the agency does not have anything to do with language on advertisements.

Cullinan would not disclose the identity of the advertiser.

The councilwoman said she will work to get the sign taken down and said that some people in her community have considered buying the space and placing another advertisement on the billboard.

"Some people in my ward have had issues with the criminal justice system and could feel like they're not able to vote," Cleveland said. "This could be confusing to them."

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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf...ement.html


i guess dui billboards are racist too !
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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I wont waste my time with the video. What a complete and utter load of crap. Anything a "minority" especially blacks dont like is racist. Blacks are more racist than most whites. ENOUGH of this BS already. Angry
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Judging from the quality of "english" from some of the twitter feeds threatening to riot if Romney wins, I'm not sure that they'll understand what the sign says.
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streaker69;24410 Wrote:Judging from the quality of "english" from some of the twitter feeds threatening to riot if Romney wins, I'm not sure that they'll understand what the sign says.

I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?
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ByblosHex;24428 Wrote:
streaker69;24410 Wrote:Judging from the quality of "english" from some of the twitter feeds threatening to riot if Romney wins, I'm not sure that they'll understand what the sign says.

I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?

Not even a little bit if you ask me.
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ByblosHex;24428 Wrote:I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?

Considering that it may very well be the catalyst that sets the machine in motion, I don't know if we really want it.

However, if they're counting on fear of riots to blackmail the nation into voting the way they want, I'd say they're horribly misguided. Riots won't really do them much good and most likely will get a lot of them killed.

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Ha, ha. . . I'd love to be a fly on the wall.

"Whut u in fo'?"
"I popped a kid dat stole my rock. . . you?"
"uhmmm.... voter fraud.... but I mean some bad ass voter fraud... yu know whut I'm sayin?"

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What the hell is racist about warning someone of voter fraud? I swear there are "people" who have a guilty conscience. In some of the areas those signs are in people should be lucky that we dont bar people from voting who are totally living on the governments dime. I think we all know a majority of those people ( whatever color) vote democrat.
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ByblosHex;24428 Wrote:I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?

Yes, it is wrong to hope human beings hurt other human beings and their community because they are misinformed and poorly raised.

It is also wrong to hope human beings riot so you can flex your survival muscles because you have tremendously low self esteem and a poor self image, and need to exert control over other people because you're afraid of your real self being hurt.


Nothing like the feeling of power that comes from shooting a rioter huh psychopath? You seem like a real gem.
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ByblosHex;24428 Wrote:
streaker69;24410 Wrote:Judging from the quality of "english" from some of the twitter feeds threatening to riot if Romney wins, I'm not sure that they'll understand what the sign says.

I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?

GregorOneEye;28282 Wrote:
ByblosHex;24428 Wrote:I hope they do riot. Is that wrong?

Yes, it is wrong to hope human beings hurt other human beings and their community because they are misinformed and poorly raised.

It is also wrong to hope human beings riot so you can flex your survival muscles because you have tremendously low self esteem and a poor self image, and need to exert control over other people because you're afraid of your real self being hurt.


Nothing like the feeling of power that comes from shooting a rioter huh psychopath? You seem like a real gem.

^^^^

gregoroneyee said it much nicer than I could have.

why would you want people to riot? do you get pleasure out of seeing humans potentially harm other humans?
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