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Petitioning Representative Marcia Fudge and 5 others

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

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.

Letter to
Representative Marcia Fudge
Governor John Kasich
Cleveland City Hall Mayor Frank G. Jackson
and 3 others
Cleveland Division of Police Chief Michael McGrath
Cleveland City Council Joe Cimperman
Cleveland Dept. of Public Safety Martin Flask
I'm writing you today to call for justice for Aliza Sherman and to make Cleveland safer for all women living in and visiting the downtown area.

The life of Aliza Sherman (mother of four, Cleveland Clinic nurse and Beachwood resident) was tragically cut short after she was brutally murdered on March 24th, 2013 in downtown Cleveland.

This monstrous crime took place during broad daylight at approximately 5:30 P.M., steps outside of her divorce attorney’s office (East 12th Street & Hamilton, at Erieview Plaza, near the Galleria Mall). She was attacked by a lone assailant and suffered multiple stab wounds to her head, neck, arm, back and torso.

Local law enforcement labeled Aliza's murder to be a "targeted attack" and have ensured that the public is NOT in any danger. However, Aliza's killer(s) remain on the loose.

Mayor Jackson-- it has been over three months and Cleveland Police are yet to name any suspects or make any arrests. What are you and the city of Cleveland doing to bring Aliza's murderer(s) to justice and secure the safety of women in Cleveland?