News from Bulletmore, Murderland
March 14, 2014: “A man who pleaded guilty in connection with the fatal beating of financial analyst Zachary Sowers in Southeast Baltimore has been indicted on a federal gun charge.” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-gun-charge-20140314,0,7151521.story
None of us who listened to Ron’s show will ever forget the tragic Zach Sowers story and hearing Ron read Pat Jessamy’s spokesperson Marty Burns’ reprehensible comments about the case:
“Margaret Burns, spokeswoman for Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy, called [Anna] Sowers courageous but questioned the widow’s refusal to order an autopsy. Prosecutors called evidence slim — ‘a partial fingerprint from [the main attacker] and no eyewitnesses at the scene.’ Burns expressed doubts about Zach Sowers’ brain injuries, saying neurologists told prosecutors that overall, the injuries were inconsistent with those of a beating victim.
“The truth of the matter is, Zach’s injury was on one side of this face, and he looked like a sleeping baby when he arrived” at the hospital, Burns told Exhibit A. ‘The injuries were not consistent with this horrible pummeling—it appeared that when he fell down, he had collapsed after being hit. We know he was kicked, he fell and hit his head, he fell between two cars. He probably injured something in the fall or he had a pre-existing condition. There was no evidence of the vicious beating, no evidence of stomping.’
“Burns added: ‘We had not wanted to go against this poor woman. Everything she says to you is not 100 accurate…’”
Ron was committed to seeing that the truth be told in this case and, unlike the mainstream media, did everything he could to support Anna, expose Mrs. Jessamy’s and Ms. Burns’ actions, and see that justice was served.
No doubt if Ron were still broadcasting on the “Mighty 1090”, he’d be ranting about this “man charged in Zach Sowers beating death faces gun charges” story.
One can imagine his reaction to this line from the Sun article referring to Anna’s outrage in October 2007 at the outcome of the trial and the ridiculous sentencing of the thugs responsible for Zack’s death: “Sowers’ widow, Anna Cheng, criticized the sentences as too light.”
Friday, Ms. Cheng said she was ”shocked but also not shocked at the same time because these kids were just really bad kids, so I’m not surprised that they came out of jail and went right back into the system.” http://www.wbaltv.com/news/man-involved-in-zach-sowers-beating-death-faces-gun-charges/24978074#ixzz2w4ldjHBh
Ron wouldn’t have been shocked or surprised either. Nor are many of us.
As he said years ago, “If ever there was a case where the monsters should be locked up and the keys thrown away, it is this one.”