Ohio Lt. Governor Candidate's Son Arrested For Threatening To Kill Cops

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A candidate running for Ohio lieutenant governor claimed her son "needs treatment, not jail time."

Akron, OH – The son of a candidate running for Ohio lieutenant governor was arrested on Saturday, after he issued social media posts threatening to kill police officers, and possibly members of the public.

Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples is the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

Although his mother’s campaign issued a statement that Brian Newell, 24, had been taken into “protective custody,” detention center records confirm he was being held for having violated his probation conditions in relation to a heroin trafficking offense.

At least two of Newell’s Facebook posts directly threatened law enforcement officers.

“I BET I KILL A COP TODAY P*****S,” Newell wrote.

“Kill cops,” a separate post read.

Newell then issued a broader threat.

“Okay its cool ima hurt all yall stay tf back or im blowing s**t back on God on my religion im smoking s**t today b***c im packing something long thatl remove the front of a n***a face back tf up,” the message read.

Newell’s posts were intercepted and reposted by Ohio Going Blue on Sunday.

“Akron City Councilwoman Tara L. Samples, seeing as how this post came from your Son, we are curious what your thoughts on this are,” the pro-law enforcement group said in its post. “Do you condone this type of behavior? How about you, Dennis Kucinich? Do either of you support the men and women who risk their lives daily for your safety?”

On Sunday, the Kucinich-Samples campaign issued a statement about the incident, in which they claimed Newell was “taken into protective custody after he suffered an emotional episode,” WJW reported.

“Brian, like all people with mental health and addiction issues, needs treatment, not jail time,” the statement read. “Many of us have a family member, or a friend, a coworker, or an acquaintance who suffers from some kind of mental health problems, drug or alcohol addiction, dependence on medications, or behavioral issues. They need our help, our support, our encouragement, and our love.”

The campaign went on to blast those who criticized Newell on social media following his threats to kill police.

“Instead of understanding and compassion, some people resort to recriminations and enmity,” the Kucinich-Samples campaign complained, noting that some of the comments ranged “from naïve, uninformed, and insensitive to mean-spirited, vulgar, vicious, hateful, threatening, and racist.”

Newell’s probation appeared to stem from the 2014 death of 23-year-old Julia Robbins, who overdosed on heroin and fentanyl, The Plain Dealer reported.

Robbins’ dealer told police that he obtained the drugs from Newell.

According to The Plain Dealer, Newell was also arrested on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges from transactions which occurred approximately three weeks prior to Robbins’ death.

Akron City Court records indicated that Newell was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in 2012, but that he ultimately pleaded no contest to an offense of disorderly conduct.

A 2014 drug paraphernalia offense and a 2014 marijuana use charge were also dismissed.

Newell’s criminal history included another disorderly conduct charge, domestic violence, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and multiple warrants.

Newell’s mother has planned to have her son admitted to a treatment facility, the Kucinich-Samples campaign said.

“The role of government should be to help people who need help – like Brian – and that will be the highest priority of a Kucinich-Samples Administration,” the statement read.

Comments (21)
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GaryCSteven
GaryCSteven

“The role of government should be to help people who need help – like Brian – and that will be the highest priority of a Kucinich-Samples Administration,” the statement read.........NO the role of government is to protect the public from violent criminals like Brian Newell!!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Just because someone may have mental health issues doesn't mean they're not criminals. Our jails are packed with crazy, dangerous people. Based on what this report indicates, I think jail is the perfect place for him.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

But he is a good boy, just misunderstood RIGHT!

Betts122
Betts122

Tara Samples needs to withdraw from the campaign. She has too much baggage she is bringing into this campaign, thinking that it is the government's place to help with her problems. So " the role of the government should be to help people who need help"..

Betts122
Betts122

This is to be the Kucinich-Samples highest priority! Sorry, this shoul not be the purpose or the priority of this campaign.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

he's turning his life around after he gets his GED

The express
The express

Lady you need to stop step out of the race, and go help your son if you think he need help.If you don't it will be more proof you don't give a damn.

BobIn704
BobIn704

They say SHIT doesn't fall far from the SHIT TREE!!! HERE YOU GO!! lol - NEXT

CraxyD
CraxyD

Let's wonder how many of those offenses (especially the gun one) that got knocked down to Disorderly Conduct were due to mommy dearest covering his ass as best she could. He's a street demon thug and there's no way around it. The fact they're from Akron doesn't surprise me one bit. That she's running with guano crazy Kucinich makes it pathetic.

Jim Berquist
Jim Berquist

Libtardia runs in the family.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Doesn't look like mama did a very good job raising her little darlin. He can't spell either. What an embarrassment. She should have to pay for his treatment. I believe it all starts at home. No respect at all

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

This guy needs to be in prison. He will cause more deaths.

Ken Morgan
Ken Morgan

actually at the rate he is going he will get it turned around by a shotgun blast to the face.

Doc___
Doc___

“from naïve, uninformed, and insensitive to mean-spirited, vulgar, vicious, hateful, threatening, and racist.”

The same things he did. Clean your own house first.

attybv
attybv

The only thing to understand is the threat to police and it needs dealt with. Surely Ohio would not consider electing people with these attitudes.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

The primary goal of the government is to protect the public, not help scum whose behavior assisted homicide; her association with Kucinich being indicative of her depth of reason.

FSchloss
FSchloss

I agree 100% that this little turd needs treatment, and think he should get it as soon as he gets through serving his sentence.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

If you can't raise your kids to be respectful of others, you have no right to THINK you can govern others or make/enforce laws towards others. You FAILED at parenting. You proved your inability to do a good job. Nuff said.

bluedog_2g2
bluedog_2g2

And the political spin doctors strike again. Expecting us to believe that this punk perp, is really just a misunderstood victim...NOT!

chiefd
chiefd

Treatment? Yeah, I had a child molester tell me he needed help. I promised to gt him help, and he voluntarily confessed to 4 counts. Then he was pissed when he got 20 years. Go figure, I got him 20 years of help courtesy of the state.

chiefd
chiefd

Maybe this fine young man needs a few years, like 15 or so, to clean up and get his mind right?


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