Oliver denies being ringleader: Trial...

Oliver denies being ringleader: Trial for murder in Rootstown under way

There are 3 comments on the Maple Heights Press story from Feb 4, 2010, titled Oliver denies being ringleader: Trial for murder in Rootstown under way. In it, Maple Heights Press reports that:

Cortez Oliver does not deny that he took part in the July 2, 2009 burglary of Richard Lowther's Rootstown home, stealing $185 in quarters he and accomplices tried to exchange for cash, his attorney said Wednesday on the first day of his murder trial.

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Lu Marie

Yorba Linda, CA

#1 Feb 7, 2010
It is apparent that you all assume whatever to justify this court room incompetance starting with this should have had a chage of venue or trial in another location but it seems many public figures were wanting to lynch Oliver in this court room including denying him his Miranda rights which was proved in court, Need for change of location in the interest of due process and as for Jody Fetty if you read the dockets online you will find Fetty got Five years to twenty five pleading guilty and signing off on a jury trial. You think they did not make deals behind the scenes to get Oliver who they alread found guilty before the trial begun from all the publicity another reason for change of venue.
And these stats on how black women or fathers should raise their kids forget about it, Cortez Olivers parents both mom and dad DIED when he was 16 rs old. And left to survive in the most prejudice area of Ohio Ravenna. It is like going to the south time has stopped. I was raised there and I am white and know the parents and Cortez Oliver. This is a very sad situation but you all think that sending him away for twenty to life is the solution...I worked in the county jails I have a degree in Criminal Justice and masters studies...and Know how they love to house black men for life if they can. One day, this too will change. But for now, Ravenna will get theirs with their hanging Judge Pittman who has little experience in murder trials who assigns a public defender Troy Reeves who has no experience in murder trials and little in criminal laws. So you all think it is okay to just do what they want to and neglect the constitutional rights of this young man for a fair hearing? He never had any priors or violent offenses. Oliver was with the wrong crowd and they make him the patsy just like the courts planned and the little white girl Jody the crack head strawberry gets out in Five years time...none of you know the complete facts of the case since this trial is a farce and it will be appealed and this is NOT THE LAST RAVENNA< OH some of the worst memories of my life are from Ravenna from the police to the courts when I was a teen during the KSU riots. They beat and asked questions later...and how about their old major that got if for being a coke head but he was one of the golden white boys...and I am white and Ravenna is still in the dark ages and will not try to get out!!!KKK members are still in charge.
Rotton Body Parts

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 7, 2010
Let the thug Rot in jail. Hope he becomes someone's BOY!!!!!!!!! As far as the KKK goes where can I sign up????
Slap on the wrist

North Olmsted, OH

#3 Feb 15, 2010
oh yeah amen sister.. but that still doesnt excuse the fact that they were all high on crack and wanting another hit and whatever else they were high on and fucked some old man up thats bull shit I do agree that prison is not the answer THEY NEED SOME OTHER FORM OF REHABILITAION AND FOR QUITE SOME TIME if you ask me.. ONLY since they are young and non repeat/violant offenders prison will just make him a bigger asshole than he already chose to be!!!!
I know second hand Im with a person that screwed up in his young adult life and thats all it did for him then he went to NEOCAP which helped but not tremendously hes done a 180 and half way to but not a total 360 WHAT A DAMN SHAME


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