Kim Kardashian is already eyeing another prison reform case. After successfully managing to convince President Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, it seems as though Kim wants to take on more prison reform issues.
According to Page Six, just this past weekend, the reality television star shared a story about death row inmate Kevin Cooper and encouraged Governor Edmund Jerry Brown of California to take another look at the DNA evidence in the case.
Kardashian tweeted, “Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper?"
According to reports, 59-year-old Kevin Cooper is serving time for a manslaughter that occurred in 1983, yet he claims he’s innocent. Many legal experts have even questioned his role in the murders. The sole survivor of the murders, 8-year-old Joshua Ryen, told investigators the killers had been three or four white men. Yet, the law enforcement officers who were assigned to the case preferred to focus on Cooper instead.
Governor Brown, can you please test the DNA of Kevin Cooper? https://t.co/RyDDOd9kEi— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 16, 2018
He was convicted of the murders of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and her friend, 10-year-old Chris Hughes, in Chino Hills, Calif., 1985.
Meanwhile, Alice Marie Johnson was serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. She took the woman’s case all the way to the White House, meeting with President Trump before he commuted the 63-year-old grandmother's sentence.
Discussing the success of the Johnson situation, Kardashian told reporters, “I honestly saw that if I could use my platform just to do something for one person. It opens the conversation for so much more and for other people to want to do the same thing.”
She added, “I just want to help, starting with one person at a time. I think sometimes if more people would just put their personal feelings aside and talk about really important issues that have to be discussed, then so much more can get done.”
Now, whether or not Kim Kardashian will one day turn to politics remains to be seen. The celebrity, who is best known for her reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, simply stated “never say never" when asked if she would ever run for President one day. Of course, Kardashian wouldn’t be the first former reality television star in the White House. President Donald Trump was host of The Apprentice for nearly a decade before announcing his run for office back in 2015.
Since his conviction, Cooper has maintained his innocence and has exhausted all appeals for his conviction. So far Governor Brown has not commented on Kim Kardashian’s request.
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