Toledo school board candidate indicted on 6 counts involving kids

Toledo school board candidate indicted on 6 counts involving kids
Richard Brown, 33, a candidate for the Toledo Board of Education, was indicted today on six counts that involve child endangerment and disseminating harmful materials to juveniles.

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a problem here. He has an interest in kids and more important is the fact he is supported by the unions.


At this point we don't know if any of this is true. Just because someone gets indicted doesn't mean they are guilty.

This reeks to high heaven of OBC, ala...Jack Ford and company. Don't be surprised to find that this is nothing short of extortion gone haywire. Understand, by extortion I mean position, not cash. Ford will do ANYTHING to get endorsed and solidify his seat on the Board. I will not be shocked to find all the usual suspects involved when this thing plays out.

I have met Mr. Brown and he, IMO, is not the person he will be portrayed to be. You can see what a person is by looking them in the eye. I do not believe he is guiltly of anything other than doing the right thing. In Toledo, you get punished for that.

I've got egg on my face. I was going to vote for the "technocrat" Richard Brown because I thought he would ensure the money was spent wisely. There seems to be more to the man than I knew (

Well, back to the drawing board. He has withdrawn from the race. I guess he will have the leisure to repent (if this is true) or to practice

Old South End Broadway

in the "bad old days" employees were "removed" (fired) immediately upon arrest (when it appeared in the paper) for bringing "disrepute" on the Postal Service. The union then had to be brought in to get the employee "his day in court" (our argument was the employee was "innocent" until found guilty in a court of law). Sometimes the employee went back to his former life (because he hung in there and was found "not guilty"), and, other times, because he didn't want to deal with the process he pled guilty (and lost his job). I don't know this guys situation so I say let the system work it out.

Old South End Broadway

said last night that He is the Brother of the lovely Kristian Brown , also of WSPD. I guess they have to disclose that under the fairness doctrine or some such crap.



"They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq.Why don't we give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, and we're not using it any more".


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

The more I hear about this from various sources, it appears that Mr. Brown was setup. There are powers in Toledo who don't want certain people in office because they have the ability to uncover things they definitely want to remain very quite. About the worse kind of stain you can get is be accused of some sexual impropriety. Even when you are proven innocent it seems that some of it still sticks. Whoever started this mess with Mr. Brown knew exactly what they were doing. It is rumored that the City of Toledo Administration doesn't like Mr. Brown either, not because he's a bad person, but because he's good at what he does and he's honest. The City tried to lay him off during the so-called budget cuts, but couldn't because Mr. Brown serves at the pleasure of City Council, not the Mayor. The Administration failed to nail him back in March. When this is all revealed, I'm really curious what role all the power people in Toledo are playing in this situation and others. Lets not forget Morehead, Griffin and Daugherty. Do we now have to add the name Richard Brown?

There were rumors floating around the schools this summer about Mr. Brown's possible charges (even before Ford decided to run for office). I hear the unions are little embarrassed about not knowing this investigation was taking place before they endorsed Brown (just to note I'm a TFT member). I think this situation will lead the unions (TFT, AFSME, TAAP, etc.) to investigate closer the personal history of canidates they may endorse.

An important question is will the unions endorse another canidate? If they do, whom do you think?

yup.... just like the design of the current mayoral standing, the friends/foes..Jack and Carty may well be at the root of this... always look both ways before crossing the

As a product of over 16 years of abuse, every kind of abuse, I have a 6th sense when it comes to people that can/will/do harm children. I can spot a preditor a mile away and I can litterally smell them as they walk by.

Over the last 20 years, I have picked out dozens, if not hundreds of potential or current abusers, many from the ranks one would never suspect. I even know they ones that do not know themselves to be abusers. I have met Mr. Brown and I've never gotten the impression that he's anything other than a God fearing, human loving person. It's not in his makeup to be a person that would harm a child and I also have a good idea that he's being BBQ'd for political purposes.

Yes, I know, intuition can be falable, but mine has never been wrong on this topic. I know this becasue of the broad base of experiences, I was abused by both maternal and paternal folks, as well as strangers and a church decon/foster parent. I spent a lot of time with other kids who had gone through similar things, and trust me when I say is never as simple as it's painted to be.

I do not think this is racially motivated at the core, as the individual I believe to be at least 50% responsible for this being brought to bare on Mr. Brown is also black. I believe Ford to be deeply involved in this, I think the Ford machine, a long with certain members of the Administration and other OBC members are involved in the core of this brutal abuse of power.

As opposed to Carty the the abuse(s) of Griffin etc..that's another subject. That is a 1 man show, this is a conserted effort to dis-credit and demonize a man simply to remove him as a candidate, clearing the road, so to speak, for Ford.

I like your thinking Chad. You never know how these so-called political opponents are going to serve-up everyone else. They'll be enemies one moment and having a sing-a-long and barbecuing a new piece of meat the next.

to me. And not a very good one either. Who is so slow they cannot make the connection with Jack Ford's recent FLIP FLIP (I won't run for school board - I will run for school board) and these charges suddenly happening.

The most recent, according to the Blade article are 9 months old. The Blade reports the charges are: According to the Lucas County Prosecutor

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Sounds like the power mungers are stoking the engine and ready to take Mr. Brown for a ride on the B&O Railroad.

The Mother told him she wanted him to use corporal punishment on her unruly child for some infraction. She knew her child had acted like a child and gone snooping thru the mans home, finding his personal items, I'm sure in a concealed location (Drawer, under bed etc.), and she saw no problem with the punishment served. (Not that the adult material and the corporal punishment we're related issues.)

We have this story crop up during the D-Day political cycle, and yet, both the Mother and Child feel that there was no wrong done on the part of Mr. Brown. After all, the Mother requested that Mr. Brown punish her kid.

Some of it is clearly a lie, and the bulk of the charges stem from a convoluted mis-representation of so called "facts". My gut tells me the "Facts" are going to show that the Mother asked for help w/ disciplining her child, Mr. Brown oblidged. The then angry child lashed out with a false accusation or two and just as the situation was about to come to a peaceful resolution, the wrong people came in contact with just enough info to try and make a play against Brown politicly. When he didn't cave into the pressure to quit the race, the opositioon made good on their threats to take him down by means of a smear job.

Here's the catch tho...what are they going to do with both Mother and child siding w/ Brown??? Ummmm????? If this goes in front of a jury, they will laugh out loud and clear Mr. Brown.

Twice Over. I believe it was a "un-identified tipster, not the Mother who made the report to CSD.

Warrant for his arrest?? Since when? there's no warrant for his arrest.

The Grand Jury found "cause" to make the charges...but that doesn't = a arrest warrant automaticly.

This is the very reason why many of us who used to try to help people have become reluctant to get involved. The least little, innocent thing can be twisted and turned into a major life-altering moment by our enemies. So the the expression goes, "no good deed goes unpunished". Its tough to do the right thing because you are going to draw out the bad people who will attack you. And you really don't have to be aware of whats going on. Some years ago a friend of mine played in a racquetball tournament against a fellow who was suspected of being a homosexual. No big deal, right? Wrong. A few weeks later rumors were flying around that my friend was gay because had been seen with this suspected homosexual playing racquetball in this tournament. What was the agenda of people floating the rumors? Well, my friend had recently received all kinds of accolades about his community, educational and professional accomplishments. I guess the crabs needed to knock him down a few pegs. This friend of mine coached little league baseball. Because of the incident, my friend hasn't coached any sport involving kids since 1985. We can all see whats going on with Richard Brown, and, the verdict is, NOT GUILTY!!!

In my opinion, Toledo's has more than its fair share of rotten politicians. Many (not all - some are simply concerned people who are in office b/c they want change for the better) of these office holders are willing to do things like this to push competition, or God forbid a force for improvement, out of the way.

That is what I believe is motivating this situation to occur now and in this way.

You can do the math on the rest; the mother and son in question saying the allegations are untrue - their apparently not having been contacted by the Blade, (while another news outlet was able to do so), before such personally devastating information was published and the loss of Mr. Brown's job as he was put on unpaid administrative leave.

But James Kirk you are right - the lengths to which these people are willing to go to, simply to obtain their objective is despicable.

As an afterthought - I think that we need to start dialoguing about this in our communities - outside of blogs.

This is a discussion that needs to take place in a broader environment. Just food for thought - this case is such a glaring example of the mechanics of how the OBC gets it done. Just lay out the conflicting information that is at hand and ask some thought provoking questions like:

Are you comfortable with the Blade's coverage of this story?
Are you comfortable with the timeline of this situation?
What do YOU think is motivating this set of events?

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

...Kristian is a reporter for channel 13, which is why they mentioned it. She doesn't work for wspd...

The Blade cited the Pastor of the Friendship Baptist Church as follows:

Pastor Tisdale, who was aware of the investigation, said the accusations had been

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

The city administration had anything to do with setting Richard Brown up, I dont understand your logic in comparing his situation to Griffin, Morehead and the other fella and I say other fella because I dont believe him to be relavent to the Civil Right's case, thus far off of everything I've read I do believe that KRAZY KARTY truly screwed up in the way he handled the Morehead, Griffin situation and it's going to eventually cost us taxpayers a pretty penny, but the other fella I believe him to be an oppertunist trying to cash in off the coat tails of Griffin and Morehead and at the exspense of the tax payers in the famous word's of KRAZY KARTY THATS JUST NOT RIGHT! Now getting back to Richard Brown, I've had the opportunity of running into Richard Brown and I believe him to be a stand up guy, but we do not need to minimize these charges, if indeed these allegations are found to be true, I believe Mr.Brown should be punished to the full extent of the law. I do not believe that any person should be allowed to get away with any type of abuse towards children. I believe the Morehead, Griffin case is totally different than the Richard Brown case, comparing the two situations is like going to a car lot to buy a mercedes benz, the benz being Morehead and Griffin, and leaving out with a Yugo, the Yugo being Richard Brown . I'm sure Richard Brown would love to be in a mercedes benz situation as opposed to a yugo situation.

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In the article linked above it says: The accusations were brought to Lucas County Children

...The grand jury's purpose is to determine whether or not probably cause exists to believe a crime has been committed. Once probably cause is determined by the grand jury, an arrest warrent is issued. The warrant is usually a formality in these kinds of circumstances where the person is clearly aware of the decision of the grand jury.

Having the arrest warrant ensures the processing of the individual (prints/mug shot/etc) in preparation for a court appearance. In these types of circumstances, the person usually 'reports' to law enforcement rather than sending out officers to find the indicted person, cuff him and bring him to the jail.

Any individual who has had a warrant for their arrest issued can report to the proper court, have their warrant pulled and 'returned/served' (technical terminology) and have an arraignment. Depending on the charge, the person may be taken into custody and processed, or a bond could be issued and posted. With many misdemeanors (non-violent with no protection charges) bonds are often OR - or own recognizance - with the defendent expected to appear at subsequently scheduled court dates.

Channel 13 used to have the call letters WSPD-TV. They changed to WTVG in 1979.

Once I see that 'standing by him' is taking precedence over concern that justice is done, I can safely disregard Pastor Tisdale.

Sorry, I still slip and say the old letters sometimes. Decades of hearing them cause that, I guess.
Just like the old Jeep plant vs. Willys-Overland, The 'High Level ' bridge, etc.



"They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq.Why don't we give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, and we're not using it any more".


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I understand your slip up Dark. Here are a few that I am always corrected on as well:

  • TU - UT (University of Toledo)
  • Cherry Street Bridge - Martin Luther King bridge
  • MCO - MUO (Medical University Ohio, 2005), The University of Toledo Health Science Campus. 2006
  • Franklin Park Mall - Westfield Shopping Center at Franklin Park or simply Westfield Franklin Park
  • If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

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