Justice has prevailed. Bruce Kelley Sr. was released to his family. So apparently the outrage by the community and coverage by the Courier did matter in getting this man out of jail.
Remember he was originally jailed on $300,000 straight bond as if he was a mass murderer who was a fleeing threat. Then bail was reduced to $25,000 straight bond, which was just as insane as the first. He wasn’t allowed to attend his son’s funeral.
This just in: after I finished my column, Kelley Sr. is back in jail after three days of freedom. After being ordered by the judge to stay away from the Wilkinsburg bus stop he allegedly went back to the bus stop with alcohol, brass knuckles and a knife. Was this a protest over his son being killed or is he just not all there?
The death march continued in our streets as 13 of the 15 homicides so far this year has been Black, 11 Black males. That brings my attention to the girl fight at U-Prep last week.