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ʻHe was supposed to be safe thereʼ: Akron man sues private prison, state authorities over death of his brother—Cleveland.com

An Akron man accused prison officials Friday of failing to provide basic medical care for his brother, who died of pneumonia in his cell a

Judges rule Burkons’ case can’t be heard in Chardon court—Cleveland Jewish News

A three-judge 11th District Court of Appeals ...

Case nixed against protester accused of causing hearing loss—Associated Press

An assault charge was dropped against one ...

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor dismisses felony case of TownHall protester indicted for using megaphone—Cleveland Scene

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley has elected to dismiss the criminal case against ...

Prosecutor drops felony assault charge against one of two protesters charged for bullhorn use outside TownHall restaurant—Cleveland.com

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday dropped the criminal case against one ...

Two protesters were charged for allegedly damaging someone’s hearing with their megaphones—BuzzFeed News

Pattakos [said] that the restaurant owners were “intent on silencing First- Amendment-protected activity outside of their establishments” “This protest was closely watched by numerous on-duty police officers who were precisely assigned ...

2 protesters accused of causing hearing loss with megaphones—Associated Press

Both have pleaded not guilty Their attorney, Peter Pattakos, called the charges an “outrageous attack” on the pair’s First Amendment right to engage in peaceful ...

Pair who protested TownHall restaurant hit with felony assault charge after worker said she lost hearing from megaphones—Cleveland.com

“Being subject to a baseless felony prosecution is one of the worst things that can happen to a person at the hands of their government,” Pattakos said “Even if the ...

Two indicted on felony assault charges for using megaphones at TownHall protest—Cleveland Scene

Andy Geronimo, director of the Case Western Reserve University First Amendment Law Clinic, said the indictments were very troubling to him “From all appearances, this is a felony prosecution of speech,” ...