Having been convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court, the trial judge, Rebecca R. Pallmeyer rejected Ryan’s request for his freedom pending the appeal of his case. Had the judge granted Ryan’s request he may not have lived long enough to ever see a prison cell. Ryan was ordered to report to prison for his 6 ½ year stretch this January.
Ryan will not get much sympathy form the cops and death penalty supporters in Illinois. Ryan freed every Illinois Death Row prisoner from execution. Of course that included a number of cop killers. I know a lot of cops that are cheering the latest judge’s ruling.
I, on the other hand can’t support the death penalty because of both the potential to kill an innocent man and that I don’t want our government to have the power to kill our own citizens. It’s a power that every government abuses sooner or later.
Ryan hated gun owners and their rights and that's another group that's cheering for Ryan's current fate.
Ryan’s corruption was outrageous and his conviction and punishment were well deserved.