Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Children caught up in the "system"

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/apr/25/justice-when-the-killer-is-a-child


(excerpt)PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE





And earlier this month, the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento approved a bill by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, that would allow courts to review the cases of juveniles sentenced to life without parole after 10 years, potentially allowing some to receive a new sentence of 25 years to life. Its next committee hearing is scheduled for May 2.


Children DO deserve a "chance", LWOP is a "slow death" sentence.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

10 YR OLD ON WEAPONS CHARGE??

Bringing 10-year-old to court on weapons charge defies common sense

http://www.denverpost.com/billjohnson/ci_17905281

Read this article closely, the emotional trauma for this child will last a lifetime.
Alternative solutions could have been met, instead of these actions taken.

Will Jordan Brown(11) ever get "real justice"?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_733743.html


New Castle father who lost family stands by son's innocence


A child of only 11 at time on this tragedy, is a travesty itself, will he ever get true justice?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A MOTHER'S NITEMARE~DEATH BY LWOP













Christoper Thrasher at age 16, sentenced to life with NO chance of parole. A must see video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX88aPfE5HE

A MOTHER'S NITEMARE......



http://christopherthrasher.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2867780-the-worst-nightmare-come-true


A must read, so many lives shattered, suffering to survive, "children" DO deserve a "chance"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

State and Federal laws/excellent resources

http://law.justia.com/ An excellent source of information for all states, for state and federal laws

A MOTHER'S ACCOUNT, ONE TO REMEMBER

JUVENILE INJUSTICES....... http://standardspeaker.com/news/mother-s-account-one-to-remember-1.1133547 (Excerpt)
As Fonzo related how the sentencing of her late son Edward Kenzakoski to that juvenile facility for a drug paraphernalia charge set events in motion that led to his suicide years later, it was like the oxygen was sucked out of the room

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

My sincere thanks to a co-advocate,"Gelly Bean", for sharing this important article. Please read and share with those in your world. (Excerpt)
There are things that should not be done to them for the simple reason that they are human
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights-children/

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

When police interrogate "children"

http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/when-police-interrogate-children "Children" are citizens of this U. S., legal rights for them come under the constitution, miranda rights apply(must)for ALL. The brain "immaturity" development must be considered in child cases. Arresting/handcuffing a child for misbehaving, acting out(itself) is NOT a "crime." Many adults do as well, but seems the emphasis on "zero tolerance" level for children, is destroying them, "instead" of helping. What happened to "no child left behind"? "best interest" of the "child"??

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fixing the Mistake With Young Offenders

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/opinion/04mon3.html?_r=1&src=twrhp Excerpt......PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE
Prosecutors argued that harsh sentencing would protect the public from violent, youthful predators. But it has since turned out that most young people who spend time in jails and prisons are charged with nonviolent offenses. As many as half are never convicted of anything at all. In addition, research has shown that these young people are vulnerable to battery and rape at the hands of adult inmates and more likely to become violent, lifelong criminals than those who are held in juvenile custody.

Juvenile lifers afraid to hope.......

http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/juvenile-lifers-afraid-to-hope/article_20718c28-5dac-11e0-a031-001cc4c03286.html IMO..The supreme court ruling is discriminatory for juveniles, if the "brain immaturity" is considered in NON homicial cases, it should apply to ALL children. ALL children are/were in their "growing stages" of development. "Children" do deserve a chance!! People change, we all do when growing into adulthood. None of us are the same as we were as a "child". Law reform is imperative to help save our nation's children, from doom and death, for mistakes made as a child. Justice must be tempered with "compassion & mercy"

Little ones being arrested/What will become of them??

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/199081/children_in_trouble_children_are_being.html?cat=17 There must be alternative solutions in these cases, the emotional trauma will follow these children for the rest of their lives. Misbehaving, acting out, must be dealt with, without being arrested, handcuffed and hauled off to jail. When will this madness end, it is destroying children, INSTEAD of helping them. They need compassion, understanding and discipline, NOT arrested!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Advocates for Abandoned Adolescents/Juvenile Justice










An excellent source of information and support for Juvenile Justice issues.

Please get educated and involved in the campaign for Juvenile "LAW REFORM"


Many sincere thanks to the authors of this website, for the tenacious and dedicated efforts of hard work, research and campaigning for "justice" for "all" "children"