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News :: Police and Prisons
Revenge Not Justice In Ohio Murder Trial
31 Oct 2015
Ivery given life sentence without parole for shooting an offduty policeman out of uniform and inebriated who had bounced him from the bar for making advances on a white woman.
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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.

newsnet5.com
See also:
http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/mother-pleads-with-jury-to-spare-life-of-kenan-ivery-man-convicted-of-killing-off-duty-akro

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