Saturday, August 20, 2016

YOU HAVE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-VW8Ldw6YI&feature=youtu.be

A 13 yr old boy being questioned by officials without a lawyer, nor a parent.

"Take Action: http://fairsentencingforyouth.org/mir... Currently in California, children—no matter how young— can waive their Miranda rights. When law enforcement conducts a custodial interrogation, they are required to recite basic constitutional rights to the individual, known as Miranda rights, and secure a waiver of those rights before proceeding. The waiver must be voluntarily, knowingly, and intelligently made. Miranda waivers by juveniles present distinct issues. Recent advances in cognitive science research have shown that the capacity of youth to grasp legal rights is less than that of an adult. This is especially true for very young, developmentally disabled, or cognitively delayed children, and for those with mental health problems."
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Sharing this article in the name of justice and "public awareness"  

Readers are strongly encourage to watch this informative video and please share with others


Monday, July 11, 2016

Trying children as adults a failure of justice in North Carolina

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article88948862.html

A very important and informative article, Indeed, "children" are NOT adults, yet they are treated as such, when it comes to the courts. A "change" so desperately needed for "children", IMO

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

KRISTA MCDANIEL~~~SO I COULD LEARN HOW TO FLY, I AM SOMEBODY




"I would have been a "nobody" without you, over the years, I was lost, abandoned by officials, society & many of my own family, my own dad disowned me when he found out about my baby, I was only 14, pregnant, had my baby at age 15, then caught up with wrong evil adults at just turning 16,landed me in prison for 30 yrs with NO chance of parole. Today I am in my 14th yr of that 30 yrs, I turn 30 yrsof age in Aug, growing up in prison, my baby is now 14 yrs of age. STILL in prison due to the "no parole status" and the SC law "the hand of one is the hand of ALL." I have my up and down days, but overall, I am so fortunate to have you in my life, for many here, have absolutely NO ONE, with no visits, no mail, no canteen funds, no nothing, feeling so hopeless with severe/chronic depression.

 I will be forever thankful you took me under your wing, so I could learn how to fly. I cherish these moments you have shared, as part of your life, Thanks to YOU, I AM SOMEBODY.....

by Krista McDaniel (doing prison time, FOR NOTHING)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

BATTLE AGAINST PRISONS FOR KIDS

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-battle-against-prisons-for-kids/

Excerpt...PLEASE READ FULL  ARTICLE
"The larger project is to ensure that children’s lives—at school, at home, on the street—are not ended before they can begin by criminalizing them into oblivion."
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To help save our nation's children, parents and community leaders must be involved, children need to know/be aware of their "legal rights." They need/must know/be aware of their "miranda rights." Parents are strongly urged to get educated themselves and TEACH their children. Children "learn" from their surroundings & see/do what other people do, they desperately need GUIDANCE, to stay on the good path of life, IMO
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My personal thanks to the author for this excellent, educational article.

Monday, April 4, 2016

COMMUNITIES NEED TO HELP HEAL TRAUMATIZED JUVENILE DELINQUENT

http://jjie.org/communities-need-to-help-heal-the-traumatized-juvenile-delinquent/220678/
Excerpt...Please READ full article, excellent, useful information.
"When a child is continually in an environment of neglect or abuse the child’s brain, which experiences rapid development from birth to 5 years old, develops to respond to danger —  continually. The ability to trust an adult does not exist. A neglected or abused child who trusts the offending adult is at great risk, so the brain programs itself to not trust......."
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Thanks to the author, Cathy Anthofer-Fialon & the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, for this excellent information.

Monday, March 28, 2016

CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO A LAWYER

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/advocate-juvenile-reforms-have-a-ways-to-go/article_7e908d4a-aa3f-5582-aa28-a244b624eeb4.html

"The Chicago-based Juvenile Justice Initiative supports a proposal in Illinois to require that juveniles in police custody have a lawyer with them during questioning.  Police must make a reasonable attempt to contact a child's parents under existing law."
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Children in ALL states have the right & should have a lawyer present at any questioning whatsoever.  Children do not/ are not aware of any legal jarjon or procedures, they too, have legal rights under our U. S. constitution.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

JUSTICE IS MINE








KRISTA MCDANIEL……"JUSTICE IS “MINE"

Krista’s patience is thin, her hopes are slipping away, but she will never give up for she states  “JUSTICE IS MINE”

In all my reading and extensive research of this case against Krista McDaniel for the past 14 years….It is NOT amazing at all, but indeed “appauling”, that Krista was assigned to 2 lawyers.  ONE-1ST assigned lawyer was involved in some type of drug crime, and was disbarred.  Krista lingered in the Charleston, SC jail for approx. 9 months without “legal representation”  Authorities kept Krista in this jail until she turned 18 yrs of age, she then was ordered before a judge, for sentencing to 30 yrs with NO chance of parole(Nov 2004) Crime she was accused of(Nov 2002)Just 3 months after she turned age 16.       2nd assigned lawyer did nothing for Krista’s defense, only to approach her again, with a plea deal. What choice did she have really??    She was facing the death penalty or 30 yrs w/no chance of parole.   To my knowledge, neither lawyer ever questioned the fact that Krista was interrogated  x 2   without the presence of an attorney. Never mentioned anywhere, at any time. 

We both continue to search for “justice”, tho thousands of letters have already fell upon the deaf, dumb and blind in reference to the “atrocities” bestowed upon this child.

Anyone interested in her support or writing to Krista, please contact kidsincourt1@roadrunner.com

PLEASE NOTE….GTL email services system is set up at the facility, if anyone is interesting in emailing Krista…One can set up an account, would need Krista’s ID no. Contact me if help is needed to get started.   https://www.connectnetwork.com/portal