Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE BEAT WITHIN/ SOMETHING MORE THAN HATE

http://thecrimereport.org/2010/09/19/the-beat-within/


(Excerpt)This article should tear at your heart strings, A MUST READ....

"The following is poetry by D Boii, a young inmate in San Francisco who writes about his anger toward his mother, a drug user, and his struggle to rise above the hardships of his childhood. The poems were originally published by The Beat Within, a juvenile justice system writing workshop, which has generously allowed The Crime Report to share.

Something More Than Hate"........

UNLOCKING KIDS

http://thecrimereport.org/2010/09/29/unlocking-kids/


"Like a city jail, the young people held in these facilities have not been found guilty of any crime. They are simply awaiting trial."

Please get involved/educated, for the sake of our nation's youth.

Monday, September 27, 2010

WILL THE WEST MEMPHIS 3, EVER GET "JUSTICE"?

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/27/west-memphis-three


West Memphis three: New evidence questions if right person behind bars


3 innocent children dead, 3 teen lives destroyed, an ongoing case for many years,
questions still linger, WHO is truly guilty of this horrendous crime??

Sunday, September 26, 2010

STAND UP FOR "KIDS"

Thanks to my friend, Mutee, on facebook network, for sharing.....please browse this wonderful support site for "kids".....Help save a life

http://www.standupforkids.org/default.aspx

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pushing uphill to keep teens from landing in adult prisons

http://www.startribune.com/local/103792199.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUgOy9cP3DieyckcUsI


Excellent article in reference to helping/rehabilitation for "juvenile".

The star question in this article makes a lot of common sense..."We didn't treat him like an adult before the crime. Why after?"

Also reference....Campaign for Youth Justice organization
http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org

Friday, September 24, 2010

SB399 AND THE "FORGOTTEN PEOPLE"

http://www.the-tidings.com/2010/092410/kennedy.htm


If interested in justice at all.......I beg of you to please read this entire article.....
(One child got 255 years, at age 17)This is "state sanctioned MURDER" for this child!


(excerpt)
"I wonder if the real losers in the vote in Sacramento were the victims, who have been unable to enter into any healing process. Such a process is not easy; it's easier to hold on to hate, to live with hate, and to be fueled by hate, but in reality it's through that one important realization that the only way to survive is to forgive. "

Thursday, September 23, 2010

STATE REVIEWS LAWS ON ADULT AGE

http://www.maconnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10737&Itemid=34


(Excerpt)
“Our society views juveniles ... as categorically less culpable than the average criminal” - Justice Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court, Roper v. Simmons, on abolishing the death penalty for persons under the age of 18, 2005."

Interesting and very informative for those interested in helping to save our nation's children. Juvenile law reform is crucial, a change is long overdue, for the "children"....Get involved and educated for the sake of your own children.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A JUVENILE LIFER SPEAKS, AFTER 57 YRS BEHIND BARS

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/karen_heller/20100922_Karen_Heller__After_57_years_behind_bars__a_juvenile_lifer_speaks.html


Anyone interested in the human race, should read this story, what moves us, what moves our soul? Interesting and informative.

ALABAMA-A hard look at sentencing practices

http://www.vera.org/blog/alabama-hard-look-sentencing-practices


"Earlier this month, Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb from Alabama’s Supreme Court convened a conference of criminal court judges, district attorneys, and prosecutors to discuss what she calls the “hard work of fixing people” and the “easy work of filling prisons.”

A must read, informative. Our nation's people need/must get involved, be in the "know"

Friday, September 17, 2010

DEMARIOUS BANYARD(13)LWOP/GRANTED NEW TRIAL

http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/page.htm?shortname=inmsco20100916196


Let's hope Demarious will finally get "justice", lwop for a 13 yr old is barbaric and inhumane. Influenced by others...What happened to compassion, mercy, rehabilitative efforts and "redemption"?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

JUVENILES/LIFE WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/100913-life-without-parole-too-tough-for-teens

“The moral of the story,” says Wice, “and what's going to happen on Wednesday in the Court of Criminal Appeals is whether these kids deserve to come out of the penitentiary in something other than a coffin.”
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Public awareness, getting educated and involved in these issues, are imperative to help save our nation's children. Life in prison with NO "chance" of ever being paroled, is cruel and inhumane, "children CAN change",with structured discipline, rehabilitative efforts, compassion and mercy, a "chance" of "redemption"

Friday, September 3, 2010

Child's ordeal shows risks of psychosis drugs

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38967973/ns/health-the_new_york_times


A MUST READ, get educated and involved about ANY drugs for your child.


This child's case is appauling. If you are not outraged, you are not paying ATTENTION!!