Monday, December 1, 2014
Rally and Court for Keith LaMar
HUNDREDS OF SUPPORTERS RALLY OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND JUSTICE AND FAIR TRIAL BASED ON NEW EVIDENCE
FEDERAL JUDGES HEAR FINAL APPEAL FROM DEATH ROW INMATE
Supporters of death row prisoner Keith LaMar will gather for his final legal appeal in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday December 2nd. New evidence demonstrating his innocence has recently surfaced, and was deliberately withheld in his original trial. Supporters say LaMar has been held in solitary confinement for over 20 years for crimes which prosecutors knew he did not commit.
What: A rally immediately preceding the Oral Arguments for Keith LaMar's final legal appeal. Family, clergy, and community members from across the state will gather to pray, sing, and speak about LaMar and his case.
When: 12:45 PM, Tuesday December 2nd, immediately preceding the Oral Arguments at 2pm.
Where: Lytle Park, E 4th St, 2 blocks east of the Potter-Stewart Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati
Why: Over the past 20+ years, Keith's story, persistence, and intelligence have mobilized scores of supporters. Accomplished author and professor Denis O'Hearn says "Keith has a compelling defense against the capital condemnation he has endured at the hands of a system that is not just broken, but actively made not to work." A book and movie released earlier this year, both named "Condemned", have newly demonstrated his innocence and publicized his case.
Visuals: "Justice for Keith LaMar" banner, signs, t-shirts, speakers, and crowd of supporters; speeches, singing, and orderly procession to the Courthouse.