Sunday, October 26, 2014

BRUTAL CRIMES DON'T JUSTIFY BAD LAWS

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26951-brutal-crimes-don-t-justify-bad-laws

This article is a real eye opener, if anyone at all is following the laws and actions of the courts about "juveniles."

Everyone is strongly urged to read this article and share with those in your world.
Children have that "legal right" to be treated fairly and "justly."
Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to teach their children to know their "legal rights", it is so important/imperative to their very lives.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HOW BAD WERE THESE 100,000 KIDS???

http://www.upworthy.com/how-bad-were-these-100000-kids-that-courts-had-them-sent-to-adult-prisons-the-reason-disgusts-me?c=reccon1

A MUST READ/VIEW AND SHARE, lives being destroyed by the "system"
CHILD ARE "NOT" ADULTS.......Juvenile "law" reform is imperative to help save these children from doom and deaths.

Monday, October 6, 2014

GOING TO JAIL LIKE ADULTS, TEEN DESERVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/06/paying-taxes-and-going-to-jail-like-adults-teens-deserve-the-right-to-vote-too.html

EXCERPT..PLEASE READ AND SHARE FULL ARTICLE

"When convicted, those children can receive sentences as severe as life without the possibility of parole. If the government wants to treat teenagers as mature adults who should be held responsible for their crimes on sentencing day, it’s hypocritical and logically inconsistent to treat them as brainless children on Election Day."
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Makes "logical" sense, IMO

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CHILDREN OF THE DUMPING GROUND

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/children-of-the-dumping-ground

EXCERPT......please read and share FULL article, an extraordinary plight for "juvenile justice"


"In 2009, I met a young boy named Justin while filming inside Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, a maximum-security juvenile prison 35 minutes east of Indianapolis.  At age 14, Justin was unlike any boy I had ever met during my 17 years filming inside juvenile prisons.  Why?  With an IQ of 40, Justin functioned at the level of a first-grader. He couldn’t read or write and had no idea why he was living a life behind bars. Even more wrenchingly, he had no parents, no family, no guardian and no legal counsel.  Frankly, even prison officials couldn’t understand why a minor brush with the law would send a developmentally disabled child to prison—and for such a long time.

There was no way I could turn my back on his story..........."
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My personal thanks to the author for this article and most worth while project for "justice" for "children"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KIDS ARE "NOT" ADULTS












http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/kids-are-not-adults-sl-magazine.aspx

EXCERPT....PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE


Brain research is providing new insights into what drives teenage behavior, moving lawmakers to rethink policies that treat them like adults.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NO JURY TRIAL FOR JUVENILES, S.C.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140728/PC1603/140729363

Just came across this article, interesting that Krista McDaniel, only 15 at the time of her case, was NOT afforded "juvenile" status, was convicted, sentenced AS AN ADULT, to 30 yrs with NO chance of parole. There is definitely something WRONG, in S.C, IMO......I have written a letter to the lawyer pictured in this article, for what it might be worth to Krista, and so many more "juveniles", caught up in the "system" The article did NOT mention "criminal" cases, persay......but a "child" is a "child"!!!!!



Monday, September 1, 2014

KRISTA MCDANIEL~DENIED "JUSTICE"

Krista- age 28-2014

Krista- age 15-2002
FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS,   Krista McDaniel is just ONE of many "juveniles" caught up in an UNJUST system.

There are a number of postings in reference to Krista McDaniel, please follow this link to bring up all the posts I have placed here about her case.  http://justicewinds.blogspot.com/search?q=krista+mcdaniel  One can also "google" her name.
SHE DID NOT GET A TRIAL!!!!

Have followed her case from the time of her detention to the present days. She has grown in many ways, "growing" up in a prison, facing 30 yrs with NO chance of parole. Post conviction relief request DENIED. Clemency request DENIED.  Am still seeking a "pro bono" lawyer to look at the court transcripts of this case. Such a gross INJUSTCE for this child, giving NO "chance", mistakes made as a "child."  The sentence is barbaric, with No compassion, NO mercy, NO credit for the 12 years already served, facing 18 more years with NO parole, for a crime itself, SHE DID NOT COMMIT. True, unfortunately she was with those ADULTS, who DID this crime!! My question is why a conspiracy, murder and armed robbery charge??? How does the prosecutor "prove" conspiracy?? Was there a GSR performed on her clothes and hands??   S.C law says the "hand of one is the hand of all." The background of this child, was not a stable enviornment, but she did NOT get to where she is today, ALL BY HERSELF.  I strongly urge the reading of all the posts located at the above URL link.

Anyone interested in JUSTICE, for this child,  please contact kidsincourt1@roadrunner.com
SUBJECT LINE...... "Krista McDaniel"