Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Prisoners and other Servants

No Review from Supremes for Kopp

No review for murder case of anti-abortion extremist suspected in Canadian shootings http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/no-review-for-murder-case-of-anti-abortion-extremist-suspected-in-canadian-shootings-1.1331436 The Associated Press Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:05PM EDT BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition to review the murder case of an anti-abortion extremist who is also suspected in the shootings of three Canadian doctors. James […]

Disparity of Sentence

26 April 2012 April 27, 2007 Disparity of Sentence (for certain types of offenders) Michael Fortier was a convicted co-conspirator in the1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 and injured more than 500. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on May 27, 1998. He was released in January 2006. April 27, 2007 marked […]

A Toast to the Criminally Insane

For Life Advocate magazine, July 1997 issue Leland Smart was minding his own business in Leavenworth. He had completed five of his 20-year sentence; lots of time to go. One way to pass the time is to make a little hooch. (No crime, Christian friends. He wasn’t making a fortune bootlegging like those plutocrat Kennedys […]

Manslayers I Have Known

Michael Bray 7 December 2011   Well, I got my name in the paper!  – for doing something “cool”! It’s true!  I wasn’t contending for those despised and rejected little ones.  I was doing other, more regular good works.  Nevertheless, it brings up the subject of manslaughter. Here in Wilmington, Ohio, we had our first […]

Trackin’ Leland

July, 2009 Trackin’ Leland Leland Smart was released from prison eighteen months ago. I came to know him after he was imprisoned for shooting holes in abortuary windows and I wrote of him as follows in the July 1997 Life Advocate magazine: Lucy Chatman is not Leland’s legal stepmother; he had had lots of legal […]

Conversing with James Kopp

Conversing with James Kopp His Disappointments and Exhortations The following was unpublished until July, 2011 Michael Bray 15 February, 2003 On 22 January, the 30th anniversary of the Day of Infamy, Bill Koehler and I were able to visit Jim Kopp in the Buffalo’s City Jail. Mr. Koehler is a long-time friend of Mr. Kopp, […]