Lance Mason served as assistant minority whip in the Ohio legislature, a position he got after he’d served nine months in prison for savagely beating his estranged wife in front of their kids before being welcomed back into power by democrats.
Now, the career democrat has been arrested for murdering the same woman, but no media outlet seems interested in reporting his political affiliation.
He first assaulted his wife in 2014, while serving as a common pleas judge in Cuyahoga County.
According to reports, the beating was brutal.
“The couple’s children were in the back of the car when the attack occurred. Mason, who previously served in the state legislature, was a sitting Cuyahoga County judge when the attack happened.”
Now, he’s been arrested for “felonious assault for crashing into a police cruiser and injuring an officer while leaving the scene of the fatal stabbing.”
Despite briefly mentioning Mason had served in both the Ohio House and Senate, including a stint in leadership of the House Democrat caucus, these media reports fail to indicate his political party.
Why is that?
What would the headlines be if a republican had done such a disturbing act and hen been allowed back into politics after only serving less than half the time sentenced?
After serving only nine months of his two year prison sentence for assaulting his wife, “Mason was hired last year by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as minority business development administrator in the city’s Office of Equal Opportunity. He was fired from that job this past weekend after his arrest on murder charges.”
A former Ohio judge and state lawmaker who went to prison for brutally assaulting his wife in 2014 has been arrested after she was found dead, authorities said. https://t.co/0vPjKQFJz2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 19, 2018
Of course, the Cleveland Mayor has also gotten a free pass for welcoming a wife beater to such a position.
Mayor Jackson was unrepentant about hiring Mason following his domestic violence conviction and prison sentence. When asked by the local media about Mason’s hiring and whether he would stop hiring convicted abusers, Jackson said, “No, we’re not gonna say that.
“We’re gonna look at it as a policy. Our policy is second chances unless there is something that would prevent us from doing it. For example, you wouldn’t hire a convicted felon and put them around children. You wouldn’t hire an embezzler and put them in the finance department.”
Seriously, this is what he said.
What if a republican had something like this? What sort of protest, outrage, and sickening media coverage would there be?
If a Republican served in the Ohio House and Senate *and in caucus leadership* before being appointed a judge by a Republican governor, then was hired by a Republican mayor after doing time for beating his wife, and then killed her… "Republican" would be in every headline.
— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) November 18, 2018