Wednesday, April 30, 2008
AAPS Passing the House of Representatives on a voice vote, S 1858 has been sent to President Bush for signature The Newborn Genetic Screening bill was passed by the Senate last December The bill violates the US Constitution and the Nuremberg Code, writes Twila Brase, president of the Citizen’s Council on Health Care (CCHC) “The DNA taken at birth from every citizen is essentially owned by the government, and every citizen becomes a potential subject of government-sponsored genetic research,” she states “It does not require consent and there are no requirements to inform parents about the warehousing of their child’s DNA for the purpose of genetic research Already, in Minnesota, the state health department reports that 42,210 children of the 780,000 whose DNA is housed in the Minnesota ‘DNA warehouse’ have been subjected to genetic research without their parents’ knowledge or consent”The federal government lacks the Constitutional authority as well as the competence to develop a newborn screening program, states Rep Ron Paul, MD (R-TX) He states that all hospitals will probably scrap their own newborn testing program and adopt the federal model, whatever its flaws, to avoid the loss of federal funding
“Drafters of the legislation made no effort to ensure that these newborn screening programs do not violate the privacy rights of parents and children,” Dr Paul noted
Ms Brase has called on President Bush to veto the bill
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Please read full article about this most important support event.
"My Mission is for the World to hear Sarina’s Voice; for she is no longer with me to speak. But she will be heard, through me, her Mother. For I live with her inside me and I will live out loud, her voice will be heard. My Crusade is to Abolish Suicide-Causing Anti-Depressants. There is strength in numbers, I need the support of those who hold this issue close to their hearts; to assure that other parents and their children live a happy life without pain and without suicide. My Campaign is to pass a Bill which will ultimately become “Sarina’s Law”.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
(excerpts)Please read full article
Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice. Co-founded this grassroots organization in 1998 (Atlanta, Georgia) to advocate for children adjudicated and incarcerated as adults. Organized a membership base of over 300 mostly black women who had teenage sons who were either in prison or charged with crimes under Georgia’s law providing for prosecution of children as adults, commonly called SB440.
Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee. Founder (1998) and Executive Director of this group dedicated to the freedom from prison of Michael Lewis, known as “Little B,” a black boy tried and convicted in Atlanta, Georgia, as an adult for a murder he did not commit, sentenced to life in prison at 14 years old.
This child has suffered more than any child should ever have suffered, Marty certainly deserves true and final justice, may many blessings be bestowed upon him on his continued journeys in this life.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Digital kids in danger Children are more vulnerable than ever to predatory grooming via portable multimedia devices
PLEASE SHARE WITH THOSE IN YOUR WORLD, HELP PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Climb aboard the TEA train for Prison Reform!
Absolute Immunity Is Too Much
A "MUST" READ OF FULL ARTICLE...............where is the JUSTICE??
It's a recipe for disaster.
In the case Imbler v. Pachtman 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court carved out a gaping exception for prosecutors. Prosecutors have what's known as "absolute immunity" from civil rights suits, provided they're acting in their capacity as prosecutors. Few people enjoy such protections in their own line of work.
But this complete shield from accountability is especially problematic when we're talking about prosecutors. It's a job that's already plagued by incentive problems—unfortunately, we tend to measure a prosecutor's performance based on how many people he's able to throw in jail, not necessarily by how well he metes out justice.
Rarely, for example, does a prosecutor get public recognition for the cases he doesn't take. So we have people in a position where they have the enormous power to take away someone's freedom, incentives nudging them to err on the side of prosecuting aggressively, and absolute immunity from lawsuits should they overstep their bounds........
Monday, April 21, 2008
Torey Adamcik(16),Accused/convicted/sentenced to life w/out parole in the murder of a 16 yr old school mate. See support sites http://www.triedasadults.org http://www.myspace.com/triedasadults
Case reference at kidsincourt.net and whoopassforjustice.org
"Children are simply NOT adults"
Charged as adult in shooting death of sister's boyfriend on California reservation. *UPDATE*2/24~ TRIAL SET FOR 2 JUNE, TO BE TRIED AS AN ADULT. (pic not available)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
My name is Mary Ellen McCormack. I don't know how old I am... I have never had but one pair of shoes, but I can't recollect when that was. I have no shoes or stocking this winter... I have never had on a particle of flannel. My bed at night is only a piece of carpet, stretched on the floor underneath a window, and I sleep in my little undergarment, with a quilt over me. I am never allowed to play with any children or have any company whatever. Mamma has been in the habit of whipping and beating me almost every day. She used to whip me with a twisted whip, a raw hide. The whip always left black and blue marks on my body. I have now on my head two black and blue marks which were made by mamma with the whip, and a cut on the left side of my forehead which was made by a pair of scissors in mamma's hand. She struck me with the scissors and cut me. I have no recollection of ever having been kissed, and have never been kissed by mamma. I have never been taken on my mamma's lap, or caressed or petted. I have never dared to speak to anybody, because if I did I would get whipped. Whenever mamma went out I was locked up in the bedroom... I have no recollection of ever being in the street in my life. Another excerpt from this amazing and sad story. Read the entire story http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/macau/1192/id49.htm
NO ONE will ever come close to understanding "that world", til they have "walked" in "that same horrible journey". http://groups.msn.com/abusenomore
WHAT ABOUT OUR NATION'S CHILDREN???
The above article is a move in the right direction, but children are NOT being offered a "second chance"....until the present day laws governing children, is reformed/investigated, there will be more and more children "destroyed" by this gov't. So many children are given much harsher, colder, longer sentences than adults, who have comitted similiar crimes
JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM IS IMPERATIVE/CRITICAL to help save our nation's children from DOOM AND DESTRUCTION. Incarcerated "children" are thrown away and forgotten by this gov't. We must NEVER BE SILENT to these atrocties!!!
"Children" deserves a "CHANCE", to become a "productive member" of society, but this gov't does not even "offer it".
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
One person stated..."I believe he should be executed" ??
This might be so easy to say, being it was NOT YOUR child, tho punishment is certainly warranted, it takes a cold, no hearted person, to want to "execute" a "child". Educating oneself in the world of antidepressants/drugs will enlighten your brain cells, get the case facts, he was ONLY 12, and is NOT a monster. ADULTS in his world contributed to where he is today. Look who prescribed that drug, an adult!! Look who forced him to take this drug, an adult!! Where were the ADULTS?? in his world??? when he needed them most. There is NO way he was in his "right" mind, when this tragedy occurred. To contribute to the "destruction" of this child, is indeed a CRIME itself. What a cold, cruel, heartless society!!!
ALL children deserve the right to be "protected from harm, but society feels it is all ok, for incarcerated children to be beaten, molested, sexually assaulted and raped often, and even murdered behind bars....what a barbaric society we are forced to live in!!!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
COURT REFUSED TO REVIEW CHILD'S APPEAL
Please be sure to look at the comments section on this url link, unfortunately most are so negative and vengeful.
There will come a day, the real truth and justice will prevail in Chris''s case. All the negative, bitterness,vengeful statements on that article, are worthless, those who have been involved and followed this case from day one, know and still support Chris.The truth will come, and justice will prevail for this "child". Many statements sounds like nothing more than vigilantes, but be assured, if this was YOUR child, you, too, would want "help and support", NOT vengeance! Get educated and know the facts about drugs given/forced upon children and the possible affects, could be devastating, as was in this case.
Chris never took the drugs "voluntarily", he was forced to take them by ADULTS, tried as an ADULT, sentenced as an ADULT, tell me this is NOT "child abuse"!!! Since when is a 12 yr old "child", automatically an ADULT???
May God help us ALL..........WHERE IS THE "JUSTICE"??? Chris's case is one of many, get educated, read the over 2300 cases on http://www.ssristories.com/ A reality, a real eye opener.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Only a “child”
The moon so high in the sky, Holding secrets the courts still deny,
They know you are “only” a child, Yet hold firm the sentences, while the world sighs.
No compassion, mercy is ever held, While weeping alone in their private cells.
Mistakes made as a “child”, While the courts still in denial
Charged as adult, no chance of parole Holding this young life, with it forever on hold.
They dream of better tomorrows, Only left in such desolate sorrows.
You can help change this destruction,
With education and a little instruction.
The next child could really be yours,
What will you do?, when you finally get the “score”?
Now is the time to speak out, & have no doubt,
Your voice is needed, for this child’s way out!!
PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE
We have two parallel criminal justice systems — one for adults, the other for children. To say that a 14-year-old deserves to be in the adult system is to put the bitter root of a falsehood into the mix at the very beginning. No palatable justice can come of it.
— Neil B. Quinn is a former Ventura County chief deputy public defender, now retired and in private practice.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
One caring person can go a long way. Everyone needs an advocate sometime
Mistreat a cat or a dog, and that animal soon takes on an ill appearance and an unfriendly personality. It stops grooming itself and fights with other animals. You never see one award-winning cat in a pack of alley cats. They all look the same. Why should children be any different? So these kids make mistakes, like so many teens do, but for whatever reason, they end up in the system while countless others go unpunished, often for the same crime.
Here is where the real crime begins. With their entire lives ahead of them, and the opportunity for the state to make a difference for once, the state instead turns its back. Many of the kids are put on psychological drugs. Some help, many do not...........
Friday, April 11, 2008
A coerced confession extracted three and a half years after the murder by overzealous Louisiana lawmen and riddled with inconsistencies was the prosecution's only evidence. Apathy, silence & passiveness of the general society, continues to delay/deny "justice".
http://www2. tbo. com/content/2008/apr/10/8-teens-be-tried-adults-polk-beating-case/
Well now where do you think these kids learned such bizarre behavior, they did know this was wrong, but again, they will be the ONLY ones punished, tho the enviornment they were surrounded in, the family and community background of these kids contribute to this behavior. Certainly this behavior is NOT condoned, and punishment is warranted for those involved, but "tried as adults"???? possibly life in prison???? is just too harsh, better served in the community is to place them at "an abuse shelter" for their sentencing, PRISON IS NOT THE ANSWER/SOLUTION to this incident.
Again, the thunder clatters, and prosecutors eagerly step up to tried these kids as adults, it is obvious they not only need angry management classes and counseling, but they are kids that need discipline, guidance and counseling about what exactly they did, to destroy their lives with "prison" terms, is barbaric and inhumane. Where is the compassion and mercy and most of all "justice"????? Again, the officials seem to contribute to "destruction" instead of "helping" these kids. Prison certainly will NOT make them a better person, but will learn to be a criminal!!!!