Solon Resident Judge Harry Jacob III Indicted

The Law Director of the City of Bedford and a Judge at Bedford Municipal Court have been indicted on charges involving public corruption and prostitution, Cuyahoga County Timothy J. McGinty announced today.

Harry J. Jacob III. Judge, Bedford Municipal Court

Harry J. Jacob III. Judge, Bedford Municipal Court

Law Director and City Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman has been charged with one count each of Bribery, Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract, Money Laundering, Theft in Office, Obstructing Justice, Falsification, Receiving Improper Compensation and Soliciting. The first six of those eight charges are felonies.

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Welfare for the poor, subsidies for the rich

Welfare for poor, Subsidy for rich

Welfare for poor, Subsidy for rich

There are two sides to a coin, according to a popular cliche.  In fact, there are at least three sides to a coin.  Welfare is the assistance provided by the government so that the poor can try to maintain a minimal level of dignity in their lives.  There are proponents and opponents of the welfare, like two sides of the coin.  The third side of the coin represents the reality of the welfare system.   If the only flaw in the current welfare system is that is pays more than minimum wage does, then there is no flaw in it.   Who might step up to make the welfare system perfect; the Democrats or the Republicans?  Neither.  Continue reading