Bring Aliza Sherman's killer(s) to justice and make Cleveland safer for women!
  • Petitioned Mayor Frank G. Jackson

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Mayor Frank G. Jackson
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Chief Michael McGrath
Cleveland City Council
Joe Cimperman
Cleveland Dept. of Public Safety
Martin Flask
Ohio-11
Rep. Marcia Fudge
Ohio
Gov. John Kasich

Bring Aliza Sherman's killer(s) to justice and make Cleveland safer for women!

    1. Justice For Aliza
    2. Petition by

      Justice For Aliza

      Solon, OH

Does another innocent woman need to be murdered before Mayor Frank Jackson will provide the necessary attention and resources to ensure that women are safe in downtown Cleveland?

Aliza Sherman was murdered on March 24th, 2013 in downtown Cleveland. She was murdered at approximately 5:30 P.M., in broad daylight. She was steps outside of her divorce attorney’s office, heading into a meeting to prepare for her divorce trial, set to take place only two days later. Aliza was attacked by a lone assailant and suffered from multiple stab wounds to her head, neck, arm, back and torso.

Cleveland Police Chief McGrath has labeled Aliza’s murder as “targeted” and has ensured that the public is NOT in any danger. On April 22nd, 2013 Cleveland Police released a grainy surveillance video of a person of interest. The individual was seen on video in the area of E. 13th Street & Hamilton after the crime occurred. To date, Cleveland Police are yet to name any suspects or make any arrests. Aliza’s murderer(s) are still on the loose.

Since Aliza’s murder, we (Aliza’s daughter and close friends) have launched the JUSTICE FOR ALIZA awareness campaign in order to help spread awareness and ultimately solve the murder case of Aliza Sherman. To date, we have had two rallies downtown, organized a community walk, plastered the city with reward posters, handed out business cards, t-shirts, bracelets, bumper magnets and just recently put up a billboard. This is OUR top priority.

We must ensure that solving Aliza’s murder is a top priority for Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland.

For the safety of all women living in and visiting downtown Cleveland, as well as the safety of all Cleveland residents, business owners and tourists alike, please sign this petition below to DEMAND that Mayor Frank Jackson provide sufficient means to ensure that Aliza’s killer(s) be found and brought to justice.

YOU can make our city safe.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. From News Net 5

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      Woman to Woman Safety Forum held in Cleveland a first of its kind

      CLEVELAND - What to do if you are a victim. What police need to know if you are raped. It may sound extreme but it is needed information discussed in Cleveland Wednesday night at a Woman to Woman Safety Forum.

    2. Coverage from Fox 8 Cleveland.

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      City Leaders Want Safer Streets for Women

      CLEVELAND - How can we make our streets safer for women? That was the question hundreds of people brainstormed over at a community forum at the Glenville Rec Center in Cleveland Wednesday evening.

    3. WKYC Channel 3

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      Forum addresses violence against women

      A local group wants to stop violence like rape and human trafficking, and it's giving women the tools to fight back. Leaders held a forum in Glenville Wednesday night moderated by Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey S. Carr. Other speakers included City Council members, two Cuyahoga County judges and law enforcement officials from all over.

    4. From 19 Action News

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      Women taking a stand against violence

      Women taking a stand against violence Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:41 PM EST Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:42 PM EST Kidnappings, rapes, attacks and murders. Women have had enough. They're banding together to keep each other safe. "There's been an attack on women that transcends race and economic status," said Judge Pinkey Carr.

    5. From The Cleveland Jewish News.

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      Women get kick out of self-defense class in honor of Sherman

      "I'm glad there's so many people here," Jenn Sherman, Aliza Sherman's daughter told the Cleveland Jewish News. "I think it's so important for women to learn these important skills and to be able to defend themselves, so I think it's great. The more the better.

    6. From The Plain Dealer.

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      Justice for Aliza wrist bands, information cards and buttons are available through www.justiceforaliza.org. Aliza Sherman and her daughter, Jenn, had made plans to take a self-defense class together, but Aliza Sherman was murdered outside her attorney's office, in downtown Cleveland, in broad daylight, just two days before her divorce trial was about to begin.

    7. The Plain Dealer captured some great pictures from Sunday's event!

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      Jenn Sherman, right, the 25 year-old daughter of slain Cleveland Clinic nurse Aliza Sherman, laughs as her mom's good friend, Mary Feuer, learns how to kick an attacker. Feuer is one of the organizers of the Justice for Aliza Campaign.

    8. Picture from The Plain Dealer.

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      Jenn Sherman learns how to kick an attacker with force during a self-defense class at the Beachwood Community Center on Sunday. Jenn and her mother, Aliza Sherman, had always planned to take a self-defense class together. Aliza Sherman was murdered outside her attorney's office, in broad daylight, just two days before her divorce trial was about to begin.

    9. News Net 5 also joined us at the JUSTICE FOR ALIZA Self-Defense Class!

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      Women learn self defense to protect themselves while honoring the life of a murder victim

      BEACHWOOD, Ohio - More than one hundred women took part in a self-defense class at the Beachwood Community Center on Fairmount Boulevard. The women punched, kicked and learned how to fight off an attacker free of charge thanks to The Justice For Aliza Campaign.

    10. Fox 8 Coverage of the Justice For Aliza Self-Defense Class for WOMEN.

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      Self-Defense Class in Memory of Mother Killed

      BEACHWOOD, OH -- Family and friends of Aliza Sherman turned out on Sunday to learn about self-defense and to honor her memory. Sherman, 53, was a beloved nurse at the Cleveland Clinic and a mother of four who was stabbed to death in late March in downtown Cleveland.

    11. From the Plain Dealer (Cleveland.com)

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      Women gather to learn lessons in self defense and keep memory of Aliza Sherman alive

      Beachwood, Ohio -- More than 100 people, mostly women, gathered at the city's Community Center Sunday to learn how they might have a fighting chance to survive an assailant with a gun, knife or just bare hands.

    12. From 19 Action News: Justice For Aliza Self-Defense Class for WOMEN.

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      "Fighting for Aliza": Downtown murder leads to free self defense class for women

      "Fighting for Aliza": Downtown murder leads to free self defense class for women Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:30 PM EST Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:30 PM EST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Fighting for Aliza. A self defense lessons class is now being offered to help other women learn how to protect themselves -- Aliza Sherman never got that chance.

    13. From Cleveland.com

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      Justice for Aliza group to hold self-defense class for women July 28 in Beachwood; in memory of slain nurse, mother Aliza Sherman

      The Justice for Aliza campaign invites all women to join them at noon July 28 for a self-defense class in honor of Aliza Sherman, the Beachwood nurse who was murdered on March 24 near the Galleria at Erieview Mall in Cleveland. The class is intended to promote safety for women in the community.

    14. From Fox 8.

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      Self-Defense Class in Honor of Aliza Sherman

      BEACHWOOD, OH - The JUSTICE FOR ALIZA campaign is inviting women to a self-defense class in honor of Aliza Sherman, who was murdered in downtown Cleveland. Aliza Sherman, 53, of Beachwood, was stabbed multiple times outside of the Galleria on March 24.

    15. From WKYC Channel 3

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      Beachwood: Self-defense class Sunday in memory of Aliza Sherman

      BEACHWOOD -- The Justice for Aliza campaign invites all women to join them at noon Sunday (July 28) for a Self-Defense Class in honor of Aliza Sherman, whose life was tragically cut short after she was brutally murdered in downtown Cleveland. The class is intended to promote safety for women in the community.

    16. WKYC Channel 3 Interview with Aliza Sherman's Brother

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      EXCLUSIVE: Aliza Sherman's brother says her killer will be caught

      CLEVELAND -- Edward Czinn remembers his sister Aliza Sherman like many others: warm, humble, with a way of caring for everyone in the world around her. She was a mother of four, and lover of all children, working as an in vitro fertilization nurse at the Cleveland Clinic.

    17. Article from the Jewish Daily Forward.

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      Slain Nurse Aliza Sherman Honored With Cleveland Self-Defense Class in Name

      City Is Ranked One of Most Dangerous in Country Justice for Aliza, a campaign to push authorities to find the murderer of Aliza Sherman, a Cleveland Clinic nurse stabbed to death in March, is offering a free self-defense class for local women according to the Cleveland Jewish News.

    18. Reached 1,000 signatures
    19. Cleveland Division of Public Safety

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      Commitment to justice

      On behalf of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Cleveland Chief of Police Michael McGrath, I want to thank everyone who signed the Justice for Aliza petition for your continued commitment to the investigation. On behalf of all of us who care about safety, I extend our sympathy to the family and friends Aliza Sherman for this senseless crime.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Beth Goldberg BEACHWOOD, OH
      • 6 months ago

      Aliza was a beautiful woman, a loving mother and friend to many. Her life was brutally ended. We must seek justice!

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    • RIVA TSALONIS CORTLAND, OH
      • 6 months ago

      Her children, family and friends deserve to know what happened, they deserve to know!!!!

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    • Margaret Bittala NORTH OLMSTED, OH
      • 7 months ago

      I have two daughters. They need to know they can be safe.

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    • Janet Caporuscio SAGAMORE HILLS, OH
      • 7 months ago

      omen have the right to walk somewhere in broad daylight and not be in fear of being attacked.

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    • Nathaniel Brown Jr SOUTH EUCLID, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I care. I worked in the law enforcement for over 24 yrs.

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