They found against Keith. This means Keith's case progresses to the Ohio Adult Parole Board, who will set an execution date. Our next moves will be coming, but, first, here is Keith's initial response to the news.
A statement from Keith LaMar/Bomani...
I write this under the assumption that most if not all of you have heard the news: they turned down my appeal. I only recently found out myself and haven't had the opportunity to read the actual Decision; when I receive it, I'll extend my response. For now, just know that I am standing firm within myself and not at all wavering in my determination to continue the fight. As I see it, there's only so
much that we, as individuals, can do--and I feel confident that I did that. I wrote the book, spoke all over the country educating people about my plight. And I did this, not because I thought it would sway the courts, but to hopefully sway you to believe that something is inherently wrong with this system (and the country as a whole, to be perfectly candid). In the past few years and months, we have all sat back and watched as unarmed black men have been summarily executed in the streets, without a trial, jury, or the slightest pretense of justice; that being the case, it should come as no surprise that the courts shot me down. It's upsetting, yes, but I've learned to navigate my disappointments my focusing on what to do next. It's not over yet--and even if they succeed in murdering me, I won't let that stop me from living my life NOW. I'm not going to unravel, or break down in a heap of sorrow. My understanding and faith is too strong for that. So, for all of you who are worried about me, I am okay. Mad as hell, no doubt, but no less so that when I heard about Tamir Rice, Eric Gardner, Mike Brown--and the rest. Hey, at least I got a trial, at least they went through the motions of pretending that they ever gave damn. I guess I should feel grateful (chuckle).
With love and solidarity,