Seeking Changes in the irrational and illogical Juvenile sentencing laws, we developed the One Child at a Time Network. One Child will highlight, Advocate and Campaign for the end of life without Parole for all Juvenile Defendants, seek the abolishment of Juveniles tried in Adult Court rooms and fight for recognition of the benefits of Rehabilative methods rather than Retributive.
The innocence bus tour was a vision of Johnnie Lee Savory as part of his, and many others, commitment and efforts to end the plague of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions have been experienced by many of our nation’s people without regard to race, age, or gender and is a result of a number of factors including false accusations, false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, ineffective assistance of counsel, and the most common cause, revealed in a recent study by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, alleged government error and misconduct by police, prosecutors, and forensic officials.
Innocent people the world over are being falsely accused, unjustly convicted, and sentenced to nightmarish imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. The cries of the innocent echo in the wind; no longer can we as a people turn a deaf ear we must not deny love, truth, or justice to one another. As the innocence bus tour journeys across America and to Canada let these two blessed and great nations serve as righteous examples to humanity
The innocent bus tour will highlight and profile cases of wrongful convictions while advocating for the innocent in the following ways: Recognizing the vital relationship between social support and reintegration, we will serve as a vehicle to connect the innocent with community resources; insisting that DNA testing is made available to persons who claim innocence, particularly, those facing lengthy sentences; demanding the innocent be set free, fully restored to his or her rightful citizenship, and given Immediate compensation for the wrongs that were committed against him or her. Additionally, we seek to end prosecutorial misconduct immunity and hold accountable our elected appointed officials who have sworn before God and man to protect the administration of justice by adhering to the spiritual word in which he or she places his or her hand, obeying the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Truth must go forward unhindered, human rights must be protected, and the captive must be set free.
The vision of the innocence bus tour is reunited communities and a healed nation where justice truly prevails and innocence is coveted.
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Honorable Louis Farrakhan, NOI, At Detroit's City Council Meeting - - A No Struggle, No Development Production! By KennySnod * * Honorable Louis Farrakhan, NOI, At Detroit's City Council Meeting urges Black unity in Detroit! - - Honorable Louis Farrakhan, NOI, at Detroit's City Council Meeting urges Black Unity in Detroit! On Thursday Farrakhan who is now 80 years of age, had spoke to about 250 religious, community leaders, members of the of the communities at Rev. Horace Sheffield, New Destiny church. Now he was speaking at the Detroit's City Council Meeting, and later would be speaking at Fellowship Chapel Church, headed by Rev. Wendell Anthony. He call on the Detroit community yesterday and today to buy the valuable property that's now for sell in Detroit. About the important of uniting, we could choose what part of downtown we wanted to own. Farrakhan pointed out that there shouldn't be any division between Islam and Christianity. Urging Africans people to develop more African pride, saying we "You're the people of God. ... You're the builders of civilization." He preached about the important of self-reliance and family values. The important of "Black Empowerment" saying we, Detroiter's can rebuild Detroit if we ground ourselves in good morals. This was the first time Minter Farrakhan had been to Detroit since 2007. He also, pointed out the Nation of Islam was started in Detroit, and he felt an obligation to help! - - A No Struggle, No Development Production! By Kenny Snodgrass, Activist,
As recently as two years ago, most of the youths facing criminal charges serious enough for them to be tried as adults weren’t using guns. Some were breaking into homes; others were committing robberies, but guns were rarely drawn.
In the State of Illinois "Andrea's Law" took affect creating Illinois first and only murder registry act Under the provisions of House Bill 263. On January 1, 2012 this law took affect which requires inmates that were released and served their entire sentence and in some cases were off parole but released from the Illinois Department of Corrections since 2002 to register with their local police to be placed on the murder registry act for ten years. In addition the people released under this act must pay 100.00 dollars each year when its their appointed time to register. Failure to registry can land someone in prison for much as three years.
I believe that some Illinois legislators are under the impression that this law will stop violent crime or help police to solve crimes. Over seventy-five percent of the murders that occurred in Chicago last year remains to be unsolved according to WBGX host Harold Davis who is a community activist.
This is a unjust law. It has not deterred crime and some of the files are store in the State Police database incorrectly showing that a person is in non-compliance leading to IDOC sending a unit of officers knocking in doors and looking for people that should not be listed as non-compliance.
People that have been convicted of crimes and served out their entire sentences and entire parole! should not be held accountable to additional sanctions that was not in effect at the time they were arrested and sentences by a judge in the state of Illinois. Down in Springfield their are games that are played by legislators. For example voting on legislation without reading it and co/signing inhumane legislation that continue to enforce sanctions against men and women even after they have served their sentence. It is hard enough on these people! and to make life harder amounts to a unfair and unjust society that is taking advantage of people that are no longer creating the problems that exist in the community however working for change in the community.
If you are a ex-offender that was charged with murder and is currently on the murder registry act and would like to fight against this unjust law would you please give Mark Clements a call at 847-276-1382 starting this Monday morning, May 20, 2013. When the enemy come against you people! you must learn to stand up and to fight against it. You do not have to tell me who you are on facebook, but give me a call and lets build a movement that cannot be silence.
It’s a place where fantasies become reality, where inhibitions are left at the door, and the concepts of infidelity, deception and immorality simply don’t exist—even if what’s happening is clearly illegal.
"My name's Kevin Raymond Young and I'm 52 years old." There's something desperate about the way Young says it, as if he's clinging to the wreckage of his identity. Young was 17 when he was sent to Medomsley detention centre in County Durham. He'd already had a tough life – taken into care at two, sexually and physically abused by those who were meant to look after him – but this was something different. As soon as he starts to tell his story, he's in tears.
His experience of Medomsley in 1977 has shaped, or disfigured, his life ever since. He was convicted of receiving stolen property – a watch his brother had given him; the first he had owned. The police asked if he knew where it had come from. No, he said. Could it possibly have been stolen, they asked. He thought about it – well, yes, possibly. He was sentenced to three months' detention.
The morning after he arrived at Medomsley, Young was lining up for breakfast when he was picked out of the queue by Neville Husband, the officer who ran the kitchen. Young later discovered that Husband had asked for his file – he wanted to know everything about him; most importantly, whether he had family who were likely to visit him. Young was one of a handful of new inmates sent to work in the kitchen with Husband.
"There are two things that are important to successfully sexually abuse somebody," Young says. "By successful, I mean without being prosecuted. One, anonymity or silence – if you can't carry out your act without people knowing, you're not going to be at it very long. The second thing you need is a victim who's 'reliable'; a reliable victim is someone who's already been abused to the point where, if they do speak out, who on Earth is going to believe them? And who on Earth is going to believe Kevin Young, the pauper's son, who has been in and out of care, who's a knife-wielding thug, a bully?" That is how a number of care home reports described Young, but he insists he was a quiet, over-obedient boy. "The truth is, nobody would have believed me."