Sunday, April 13, 2014

Is Florida arbitrarily prosecuting children as adults?

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/04/11/florida-prosecuting-children/7589353/

EXCERPT..........PLEASE read full article and share with others

"Children are less mature and have more potential to change than adults. Direct File is undermining that potential, according to Human Rights Watch."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Atrocities and INjustice of "children"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLXbaou4-E

AN ABSOLUTELY MUST VIEW AND SHARE. Far too many in society do not have a clue/know of the many atrocities, INjustice and ABUSE of children behind cell doors..........PLEASE SHARE.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BRANDED YOUTH FOR LIFE/Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults












(pic not from this article)

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/10/us-florida-arbitrarily-prosecuting-children-adults

EXCERPT.......Please and share FULL article

"The law offers no opportunity for a judge to review or reverse the prosecutor’s decision, no matter how unsuitable the case is for criminal court."

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-9646g2i8.pdf

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Solitary confinement and teens shouldn’t mix

http://cironline.org/blog/post/qa-solitary-confinement-and-teens-shouldn%E2%80%99t-mix-6247?shared_via_impaq_me=true&utm_campaign=52fdbbbd6639660013480000&utm_medium=social&utm_source=impaqme

Excerpt..........PLEASE READ AND SHARE FULL ARTICLE

"The brain is so used to a variety of sensory input that in the absence of that, over time, they start to hallucinate and get paranoid. You can literally make people crazy by keeping them in solitary."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Solitary Confinement of Children: Child Abuse by Any Other Name

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marsha-levick/solitary-confinement-prison-reform_b_4979256.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Excerpt.......please read and share FULL article

"Use of solitary confinement on a child is nothing short of government-sanctioned child abuse. We need to end the practice now........."

Written by  Marsha Levick  
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Juvenile Law Center; Adjunct Faculty, University of Pennsylvania and Temple Law Schools, Juvenile Law Center
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I know, I 've experienced similiar punishments as a small child, locked in a closet for days, without  food or water, one of many ways the "monster" dealt out horrible punishments for my brother and I, for the least little "infraction"/mistake.
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Children are NOT commodities, they ARE human beings, so young, so vunerable, and SO defendless, many with no hope, abandoned by the families, friends, AND officials and society. When will this mode of behavior end?????

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

U.N. Questions the U.S. on Its Practice of Imprisoning Children with Adults

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/law/2014/03/17/u-n-questions-the-u-s-on-its-widespread-practice-of-imprisoning-children-with-adults/#.Uyi5liw8Bf0.twitter

Excerpt.....PLEASE  read full article, so very important to all of our "children"

"Geneva, Switzerland – On Friday, the U.N. Human Rights Committee concluded review and questioning of the U.S. Government on its human rights record in Geneva. During the two day review, the Committee repeatedly expressed concern over the United States’ practice of imprisoning children in adult correctional facilities and asked to know what measures would be taken to ensure that children are not prosecuted as adults in criminal courts across the country........."

Friday, March 14, 2014

Jailing children for life in the USA

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/jailing-kids-for-life-in-the-us/4620686

Excerpt......please read and share FULL article

"Last year human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson successfully argued in the United States Supreme Court that the mandatory sentencing laws responsible for the indefinite detention of children are unconstitutional. Now, the fight is on to release over 2,000 people convicted when they were children from prisons around the country."