Tuesday, December 31, 2013

(JUST KIDS) in prison for LIFE


Another one of so many "children" sentenced to life in prison, please read and share this article written by Bill Moyers

Monday, December 30, 2013

Juvenile brains NOT developed~ A MUST VIEW VIDEO


PLEASE READ AND SHARE, so important to all of our nation's children.Strongly encourage ALL parents/guardians to read and share.  Get educated for the sake of your own children.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Protecting the rights of juveniles~"FALSE CONFESSIONS"


EXCERPT.....Please read and share FULL article

"The truth is adolescents use their brains in a fundamentally different manner than adults. They are more likely to act on impulse, without fully considering the consequences of their decisions or actions. The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized these biological and developmental differences in recent decisions on the juvenile death penalty; juvenile life without parole; and the interrogations of juvenile suspects (Roper v. Simmons; Graham v. Florida; and J.D.B. v. North Carolina, respectively). ........"
Children need/must know/learn and understand their "Miranda Rights", and do NOT answer "any" questions WITHOUT a lawyer "present" during questioning,

Miranda Rights......... http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/police-questioning-miranda-warnings-29930.html

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Angel written by Christopher Thrasher

Remembering Chris~~

Christopher Thrasher~At age 16, was sentenced to life without -parole for a crime he did NOT commit, hopefully with the latest ruling of the U. S. supreme court, it will have an impact of "change" in Chris's case.

By: Christopher Thrasher 2009
Dedicated to my nephew “Butter Bean”

On a magical Christmas Eve, a young boy stood outside his home gazing into the sky as snow fell from the heavens, blanketing the landscape as far as the eye could see, fulfilling the promise of the Season to provide the faithful of spirit with a white Christmas. Staring through the darkness and snow, with youthful hopes of seeing Santa soar through the night skies, making the wishes of sleeping children come true; he began to see an approaching light with a kaleidoscope of colors making his heart beat faster with excitement and fear. As the light reached him basking him in its brilliance, he found himself looking upon the most beautiful angel his young mind could ever have imagined! How wondrous must be the kingdom of Heaven be to have an emissary of such magnificent and perfect beauty!

Extending a hand to the boy, she beckoned for him to join her on a journey that was to follow. “Come my child”, were the words she spoke in a melodic whisper of perfect harmonic symmetry. The boy, with an innocent faith in his Lord and no hesitation, placed his small hand in that of the angels and into the sky they went as the heavenly lights encompassed them both and guided their way. After having traveled what had to be thousands of miles in a twinkling of an eye, they landed upon a snow-capped mountain peak that felt to the boy to be the apex of the entire world where one could look down upon all of the Earth on this night of serenity.

Looking to the East of where he stood, he saw an illustrious star cutting through the darkness as does the beam from a lighthouse and in which he could hear singing coming forth as if from an angelic choir, with the words: “Alleluia! Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.” The guardian angel then commanded the boys’ attention and spoke to him in its melodious voice, “This is a Glorious and Holy Night, my child. This is the eve of the birth of the Infant King to whom the heavenly host heralded the coming and the entire world humbled before. The Son of the highest, the Savior of mankind was born. Thus was the greatest gift in all history given: the Lord Jesus Christ and through Him, God’s perfect and unconditional Love. Remember these things always as you celebrate the Season. What greater gift is there?”

After this last word was spoken, in just the blink of an eye, the angelic lights aglow in the night were replaced by the lights of a Christmas tree and the mountain peak was replaced with the young boys own home and he marveled at all that he’d seen and all that he’d been told by the beautiful Christmas Angel. Understanding with faith from the pure heart, the boy quickly wrote a note to place with the cookies and milk that were left by the hearth for Santa, which read:

Dear Santa,  When you see the Lord Jesus, please tell Him that I love Him and I thank Him for loving me!

Your friend,

(Christopher Thrasher(c)2009)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

National Coalition Asks Americans to ‘Stand Up’ to JLWOP


EXCERPT......PLEASE read and share FULL article

"The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is asking individuals across the United States to mark their locations on a virtual map, in an online display of solidarity against the practice of placing juvenile offenders in jail for life........"

PLEASE get educated about juvenile INjustice issues.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Widespread abuse of juvenile inmates in Michigan prisons


Excerpt......PLEASE read and share FULL article.

"The immaturity of juvenile prisoners makes them extremely vulnerable to sexual and physical violence and psychological trauma. They are forced to shower, exercise, and sleep in cells alongside adult prisoners without protection, and they are subjected to body searches and viewing by guards while going to the bathroom. According to federal data, incarcerated youth are eight times more likely to be subjected to sexual violence in adult facilities."

So unfortunately, these horrible actions against juvenile offenders are happening often all across this nation. Juvenile LAW REFORM is critical/imperative to help save children from DOOM and possible DEATH, IMO. Zero tolerance policies in the schools are a contributing factor in children getting "arrested" for the small "infraction" of their behavior. Even getting suspended for IE, burging or farting in class, or giving a hug to a classmate or teacher.

Those with children are strongly "encouraged" to educate YOUR child/ren of their miranda/legal rights.
An ounce of "prevention" is worth more than a pound of "cure". 

(Posted in the name of justice/public awareness, copyrights acknowledge and NO infringement intended)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boy 6 years old, charged with sexual harrassment for kissing girl on the hand


The zero tolerance policies in schools are destroying our children, surely there ARE alternative solutions to deal with this issue, this is what America has become? Children have been suspended for the least little "infractions, of their behaviors, IE, farting in class or burping in class, the standards of behavior expected of children are appauling.  Please read and share this article with others. Children do NOT understand and are being emotionally destroyed and will affect their personality and character the rest of their lives. IMO

What will you do as a parent??

Monday, December 9, 2013

U.S. Must Increase Juvenile Justice Protections for Children


Excerpt.......PLEASE read and share FULL article

"Our children deserve the same protections and rights as children across the globe. These human rights will make our children safer and less likely to reoffend and will afford less costly and more effective resources for our communities."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Talking Juvenile Justice: A Webinar with Photographer Richard Ross


READERS............ I hope you will take the time to view this video and share with others.

Juvenile "Justice" is imperative to help save our nation's children from doom and deaths.