Kenan Ivery, a black man, was given a life sentence without parole.. in a case decided by 11 whites.
His initial crime: giving attention to a white woman in a bar
owned by another woman whose fiance was an offduty policeman, not in uniform, and with a blood alcohol level above the limit.
Does alcohol release anger?
Ivery was thrown out of the bar. When he came back he was
tossed over a table... and then came out with his gun,
shooting police officer Justin Winebrenner
There should have been a change of venue, for the courtroom
was filled with police and deputies.. looking like a blueclad
lynch mob backed up by Cleveland tv anchor hawkers using words like 'copkiller'. Does such a blue army muzzle those who speak for the defendant?
"Four shots were fired during a confrontation with Winebrenner
and two other pub patrons who pushed Ivery backward through the doorway after he had pulled his gun from his waistband." (Source: Ed Meyer
330-996-3784 or emeyer (at) thebeaconjournal.com of ohio.com)
Are we all created equal? Does God think it worse to kill a policeman than any other? In a world in which the death penalty
is coming closer to death, do law enforcement officers try to
keep the executions coming?
Why is such a harsh sentence being given for a man
who killed not in cold premeditation but in hot passion
as he responded to others' alcohol ignited violence. http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/mother-pleads-with-jury-to-spare-life-of-kenan-ivery-man-convicted-of-killing-off-duty-akro