The city of Cleveland has announced a list of prohibited items in the security zone around the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.
The temporary ban will be in effect from 12:01 AM Monday until 6 PM Wednesday.
It covers public areas (including streets and sidewalks) between East 79th to Stokes Boulevard and Hough Avenue to Cedar Avenue. This area extends roughly one block further west, north and east, of the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. However Cedar Ave is the southern border of the campus, and the Fairfax neighborhood located to the south presents a very difficult area to secure (check out online maps and aerial photos to examine the features of area).
The list of prohibited items includes:
• Lumber larger than 2-inches wide and ¼ inches thick (including supports for signs)
• Metal, plastic, or other hard material larger than ¼ inch thick and 1/8-inch in wall thickness (including pipes and tubing)
• Weapons, including air rifles and pistols, paintball guns, blasting caps, switchblades, knives with blades longer than 2“ long, blackjacks, swords, sabers, hatchets and axes, slingshots, BB guns, pellet guns, wrist shot, metal knuckles, nun chucks, ax handles, shovels, or other tools that can cause property damage or injure people
• Dangerous ordinance, weapons, or firearms prohibited by the laws of Ohio
• Explosives, explosive devices or incendiary devices, including fireworks and rockets
• Sound amplification equipment
• Containers of bodily fluids
• Aerosol cans
• Mace, pepper spray, or any other chemical irritants
• Umbrellas with metal tips
• Projectile launchers, such as water guns and water cannons
• Rope, chain, cable, strapping, wire, string, line, tape, or any similar material, longer than 6 feet
• Fragile items such as glass bottles, ornaments, light bulbs and ceramic vessels, regardless of whether they contain any substance, and non-plastic containers, bottles, cans or thermoses
• Coolers or ice chests
• Canned goods
• Locks, such as padlocks, bicycle locking devices, chain locks, or similar devices. The prohibition does not cover locks that are an integral component of a vehicle or structure, locks used by a property owner to secure permanent or temporary fencing or locks attached to a bicycle.
• Camping gear, including tents and other shelters, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, mattresses, cots, hammocks, bivouac sacks or stoves
• Backpacks and bags larger than 18 inches by 13 inches by 7 inches
• Ladders, grappling hooks, sledgehammers, hammers, and crowbars
NOW AN OBVIOUS QUESTION:
Why haven’t other mayors or governors in Washington, Oregon, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, (or other areas that have suffered from civil unrest for months) been as pro-active and comprehensive in executive efforts to protect their citizens????