• Petitioned United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, et al.

This petition was delivered to:

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez
United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, et al.

U.S. Department of Justice: Prosecute Case Against Cleveland Police Department For Use of Deadly Force

    1. Don Bryant
    2. Petition by

      Don Bryant

      North Royalton, OH

People have been executed in their car, after a police chase. The two victims were unarmed, and Black Americans, killed with 137 shots fired by 12 Whites and one Latino officer. Just cause for the police pursuit with 62 cars has not been established, nor has the murder of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Police can not act as enforcer, jury, and executioner in our city.

Recent signatures


    1. Petitions to be delivered soon to prosecutor; planning meeting May 18

      Don Bryant
      Petition Organizer

      The 137 Shots Justice Coalition will plan to deliver your signatures and over 1000 others (on hard copy petitions) to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor McGinty in the next two weeks, with a rally and press conference at the Justice Center. A legal advisor will speak on the legal issues around our planned action on Saturday, May 18, at 11:00 AM at the Martin Luther King Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland, 44106, in University Circle, large meeting room, 2nd floor. (Elevator access too).

      Please join us for this as part of civil rights strategy session that goes from 11am to 3pm. The discussion on the prosecutor press conference will take place at 11:30am until 12:15 pm.

      RSVP to marvidpp@aol.com or call me, Don Bryant 216.772.6788

      Light lunch to be served.

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    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ivy Hanrahan LAKEWOOD, OH
      • about 1 year ago


    • Deborah AbdulRahim CLEVELAND, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a human being and a mother.

    • Dominek Belcher KENT, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the CPD needs to be held accountable for shooting these individuals. For an officer to stand on a vehicle and empty a clip into unarmed people is simply disgusting!

    • Sherry Gibson SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      This act by the Cleveland police was not justice. They need to be held accountable for their actions or more situations like this will occur in the future.

    • teresa peirano CLEVELAND, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      my son and i want our friends and ourselves to be safe...and be treated justly and mercifully.


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