Governor Kasich on East Cleveland Murders - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Governor Kasich controversial comments on East Cleveland Murders

Cleveland, OH neighborhood Cleveland, OH neighborhood
East Cleveland neighborhood where two bodies were found East Cleveland neighborhood where two bodies were found

Governor John Kasich was in Cleveland Monday to announce state funding for new road projects.

A reporter asked the Governor to comment on the three East Cleveland victims. His reply, " It's heartbreaking."

"This is what happens when you have poverty. It's what happens when you have individuals who are very dangerous inside the community and somehow lose track of them. It's about breakdown of neighborhoods, sometimes, where, you know, we don't always know our neighbors," added Governor John Kasich.

The Governor's press secretary says the Governor believes it's in communities in distress that suspects like Michael Madison go undetected.

Reverend Larry Harris is the pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cleveland. He says, "Poverty does play a part, but, it's not the total part. What are we doing to alleviate this poverty? What are we doing to address the ills of the neighborhood?" says Rev. Harris.

"It doesn't have to be a poverty stricken or poverty ridden neighborhood. It can also happen in Pepper Pike. It can happen anywhere. So this is a tragedy regardless to where it took place. it's a tragedy," explains Harris.

The Governor also says no neighborhood should be left behind.

Rev. Harris wants to take the Governor up on that.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Heartland Family campaigns for live kidney donor

    Heartland Family campaigns for live kidney donor

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:13:49 GMT
    A Jackson, Missouri woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)A Jackson, Missouri woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

    A Jackson woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match. Now her friends and family are doing what they can to get the word out about kidney donation.

    A Jackson woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match. Now her friends and family are doing what they can to get the word out about kidney donation.

  • Teeth dehydration is a real thing and it could lead to tooth decay

    Teeth dehydration is a real thing and it could lead to tooth decay

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:05:16 GMT
    "Teeth can get dehydrated," Ruopp said.  (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)"Teeth can get dehydrated," Ruopp said. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
    She even brushed her teeth and the spots remained there. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)She even brushed her teeth and the spots remained there. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    Teeth dehydration. Ever heard of it? It's a real thing and it's something you might have had and never knew it. 

    Teeth dehydration. Ever heard of it? It's a real thing and it's something you might have had and never knew it. 

  • 2 armed, dangerous suspects wanted after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    2 armed, dangerous suspects wanted after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:46:14 GMT
    Investigators are looking for two males after a shooting (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)Investigators are looking for two males after a shooting (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The Scott County Sheriff's Office are looking for two males after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23.

    The Scott County Sheriff's Office are looking for two males after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23.

Powered by Frankly