Sunday, April 26, 2009

11 yr old face LIFE/Justice must be tempered with compassion & mercy

The officials COULD HELP this child, instead of "destroying him", NOT to coddle him, but to "help" him deal with this tragedy. It is SO WRONG, and INHUMANE, to sentence this child as an ADULT, he clearly IS NOT, justice MUST be tempered with COMPASSION & MERCY

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(due to copyrights, article is not posted, PLEASE READ ARTICLE AT URL BELOW.) http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_618263.html

Saturday, April 25, 2009

(FL) PAROLE CHANCES FOR JUVENILES DENIED/BILL BLOCKED


Reporter's email address available at the end of this article, strongly urge you to write your letter of "support". My comments sent to her, is at the end of this article, for what it might be worth for these children. We must continue to be their VOICES.
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MY COMMENTS SENT TO REPORTER
In reference to your article above, it is a pathetic shame that ONE person has so much power over all in Florida, in the growing years of children, they change, what incentives do they have, if all is taken away from them, in doing something good while in prison, they deserve a "chance", to prove to society, they can become "productive members of society", but this ONE person has "denied" them even an "offer" of a second "chance", this is so cold and cruel. Many children have gotten much harsher sentencings, than many of the adults counter parts.Children make mistakes, but to punish them by literally taking their lives, is state sanctioned murder. The case of William Thornton, IV, is a perfect example of the cruel INJUSTICE bestowed upon "children" in Florida. I truly hope to see in the near future, a change of heart in the Fl. legislature, if not, many more children will DIE in prison, for mistakes made as a mere "child". .......

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fixing North Carolina's juvenile justice mistake

Speak out for juvenile justice LAW REFORM

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/1496859.html

(Posted in the interest of "justice" & PUBLIC AWARENESS/authors/copyrights acknowledged/NO infringement intended)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

WHAT DO WE SAY TO THIS CHILD?


IMPRISONED "CHILDREN" NEED "SUPPORT" TOO
The children I communicate with, often tell/confide in me of how they really feel from day to day, often crying themselves to sleep, feeling so abandoned, some of them, families do not communicate, visit, no letters, no visits, no canteen funds, NO nothing from their families, feel so often totally abandoned by society, officials, feeling they have been forgotten. All I can do is continue my communications with them, encouraging them, supporting them to instill in their minds, they are NOT forgotten, that there are people who DO care about them, and advocates are fighting every day, for juvenile justice LAW REFORM. I hear about countless things that are happening to them daily, in the forms of different abuses, seems just because the staff can, and constantly is getting away with it, for if the inmate complains, it only comes back on them, that much harder and more severe. There is absolutely NO compassion/mercy, they are NOT treated as the humans they are, complaints about the horrible food, and lack of nutritious balanced meals is a big problem/complaint. Some are very "underweight" for their body structure, yet on the main page of the DOC websites, info is stated to lead the public to "believe", rehabilitation and re entry processes are present, but the children can tell you differently. One recently stated, "there is NO educational things here", only if one has 5 yrs or less to go. The public is mislead, but the inmates know the "real truth", what happens daily, what is available and what is NOT, costs in the canteen have gone up again, to outrageous prices. States complaining constantly about closing down this and that for the lack of funds, many programs have been closed/abolished cause states claim there is NO money, yet we read where so and so finally got caught for embezzling millions from their own state......so where does all this madness end?.....In immediate savings to the state, a first hand look at "first time/non violent offenders, and consider their records, and come up with "alternative solutions" in these cases............30 yrs with NO parole, for NOT murdering someone, is barbaric and inhumane and very costly as well, to the states. This is only common sense!!!!Many, as young as 11 yrs of age, face ADULT long terms or LIFE & LIFE w/NO CHANCE OF PAROLE. Children deserve a "chance" of "redemption".Horrific abuse occurs, physically and mentally, to include rapes, sexual assaults, beatings, and even deaths occur in detention centers and prisons all across this nation, held at "zero tolerance" levels, the slightest "infraction"/mistake can land them in LOCKDOWN for many months, the punishment is severe!
If and when one is released back out into society, what kind of person has this one become? They will be just as dependent upon families/society, as an adult, the same as when they were imprisoned as a child. Just how much is a human being to endure? Where is the rehabilitative efforts? Counseling? "Chances" of help, to become a "productive" member of society??We must never be silent, these children need us, our voices and our participation, continuing to fight for LAW REFORM, for all of our nation's youth!!

PLEASE consider "sponsoring" a "child".
If interested, please contact me at
kidsincourt1@roadrunner.com

Please review our support forums at
http://www.whoopassforjustice.org and our sister site at
http://www.kidsincourt.net

JMO

Your response/participation is always welcome.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A PARENT'S WISH.........PHENOMENAL/DO NOT MISS *ALERT*

Please take five, listen/view this phenomenal site, reference parents and children, please share with those in your world.........

a very touching/moving site, for the "love" of parents, and "love" of the children....please turn up your speakers for the awesome music.....

http://parentswish.com/site01/small.html

HE WAS ONLY 15/JUSTICE LONG OVERDUE/FREE EFRAN PAREDES.JR

One of the many injustices bestowed upon "children", justice delayed, is justice DENIED.

http://www.freep.com/article/20090416/OPINION05/904160375/1069/OPINION01/Granholm+should+free+this+probably+innocent+inmate

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

P I- JAY SALPETER NOW ON WM3 CASE/TIP LINE SET UP

PLEASE see video in this article, I truly hope Mr. Salpeter can help these young men get "final justice".

http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/news?cid=211482

Private Investigator Working West Memphis 3 Case
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(Posted in the "interest of justice" & "PUBLIC AWARENESS"/authors/copyrights acknowledged/NO infringement intended)

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS CRUEL/INHUMANE FOR "CHILDREN"




Juvenile justice advocates have been campaigning for change, law reform for years, officials are NOT listening, are not accepting the "medical facts" in the anatomy, physiology and psychology of the human brain. NOT to coddle children who have committed crimes, and yes punishment is warranted IF guilty of said crime, but to sentence them to LIFE WITH "NO" CHANCE OF PAROLE, is "state sanctioned murder" of these children. It is long overdue for LAW REFORM, to help save our nation's youth, from total destruction


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PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE




While most teenagers spend their days doing homework, hanging out with friends and dreaming about the rest of their lives, some teens are sitting behind bars with no hope of getting out. These youths have committed a crime, were tried as adults and given the maximum sentence of life without parole. This punishment is too extreme for a minor and should be prohibited.
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(Posted in the "interest of justice" & "PUBLIC AWARENESS"/authors/copyrights acknowledged/NO infringement intended)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

JUSTICE DENIED/POST CONVICTION DNA REQUESTS

http://www.examiner.com/x-7429-San-Jose-Criminal-Law-Examiner~y2009m4d13-Obamas-position-on-postconviction-access-to-DNA-testing-is-alarming

(excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)

It is difficult to comprehend the government's claim that Osborne's request would undermine his conviction. If prosecutors are so certain that the right person is imprisoned, what is the harm in testing? Results would confirm the prosecution's theory of the case at trial and affirm that Osborne was the perpetrator. If testing revealed Osborne was not the rapist, then it would be apparent that a grave injustice had occurred and that the real assailant was at large. Regardless, what the government believes about the finality of a conviction is immaterial: the law states that the prosecution's duty “is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.”
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(Posted in the interest of "justice" & PUBLIC AWARENESS/authors/copyrights acknowledged/NO infringement intended)

Monday, April 13, 2009

PROSECUTORS MUST BE HELD "ACCOUNTABLE"

THE JUSTICE PROJECT..........

PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE, and browse this info site. Has anyone ever read where a prosecutor was convicted and sentenced to prison, for "prosecutorial misconduct"??

http://www.thejusticeproject.org/blog/prosecutors-must-be-held-accountable-for-their-misconduct

Thursday, April 9, 2009

TEENS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITH "NO" CHANCES OF PAROLE

Lengthy article, but a most important read, "children are NOT adults, life with NO chance of parole, is state sanction murder of these children. Many have been abandoned by their own families, No chances, NO visitors, NO mail, NO canteen funds, NO chances of "redemption", left to die in prison. So barbaric and inhumane. This is what officials and society think and feel about our nation's youth. NOT to be "coddled", and punishment IS warranted, IF guilty of a crime, but also with compassion, mercy, rehabilitative efforts, counseling, many never had that "chance" since their births.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/08/teens.life.sentence/

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mr. Peter Love, Professional Singer, Songwriter/Advocate for Children




One of many thousands of cases of neglect and child abuse, at URL below~~ not much has changed in the last 50 years, been there, done that as a child. Why bring a child into this world, then abuse them...when will this madness end, for our nation's babies and youth???

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-boundkids,0,7840169.story

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Please reference my dear friend/advocate's website, Mr. Peter Love, a professional singer, songwriter and child advocate~~


Founder of Save Our Children Foundation http://www.socfoundation.peterlove.biz/index.html

Mr Peter Love's music website~~~
http://www.peterlove.biz/pete/PeterLove.htm

http://www.myspace.com/peterlovemusic

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlH3nLIF2DY

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Thanks, Peter, where ever you are these days with your beautiful spirit and "music"




Incarcerated Juveniles Belong in Juvenile Facilities

We, advocates have been campaigning about this very subject for years, tho we are NOT professionals, we are parents, and families who are very concerned about how the officials are constantly "trying" "children" as adults, they soooooo clearly ARE NOT. Viewers are stronlgy urged to read full article below.

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Incarcerated Juveniles Belong in Juvenile Facilities

http://www.psych.org/MainMenu/Newsroom/NewsReleases/2009NewsReleases/IncarceratedJuveniles.aspx