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 






Sunday, March 6, 2016

REALITY CHECK-SUPER PREDATORS??

http://truthinmedia.com/

Please view this important video, "children" labled "super predators.

Below are comments from one advocate who has fought for years for a child who has experienced the glutches of a grossly INJUSTICE SYSTEM..

"We're still fighting this every day. I'm still fighting every day for someone who was affected by this. Not only sentenced once to LWOP, but REsentenced to LWOP... in spite of Miller, in spite of mountains of scientific evidence, in spite of Hillary's denials, in spite of Dilulio's recantation, in spite of the CP5 exonerations, in spite of it all being debunked, in spite of it being nothing more than bullshit, in spite of being a model inmate, the fall out from this explosion is still pouring on us.


A barely 15 y.o. assaulted by a mentally ill man in a rage, charged with murder, assigned a shyster lawyer, interrogated alone, tried as an adult, no investigation, no witnesses, no mention of exculpatory evidence, no criminal record, no violent past, still fighting the fury of the "child predator" lie. The lie that subjected an 8th grader to adult charges, adult prison and a living death sentence.

Maybe Hillary Clinton should volunteer to write a letter to the fearful judge who is more concerned about his election and reputation than to do the right thing and give a convicted "child predator" a sentence with parole eligibility. Maybe she should explain to the scared judge that it was a mistake, there is no such thing and the language was wrong. Maybe we should have put her on the witness list at the Miller resentencing.

Hillary doesn't give a hoot about any kid living life out in a cage. No, she cares about being president. She's not sharing any of the load, her or the "comeback kid" Bill Clinton.
After Brett heard he's never getting out of prison for the second time, he said to me, this is a setback before my comeback. Hopefully, due to good people who really do give a hoot, who are dedicated to doing what's right, Harvard educated lawyers who aren't bought and paid for."

Pam Kulig, Contributor
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My sincere, personal thanks for this advocate and so many others,  for their untiring efforts in trying to help make a difference for thousands of "children" imprisoned AS  ADULTS, WITH "ADULT" SENTENCES.