U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Children's Rights During Interrogation by Police in Schools
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It Takes a Village
George Stinney, age 14, was executed in South Carolina in 1944. He was 5'1'' tall and weighed 95 pounds. Some people advocate to resume juvenile executions.
If the Court decides that children can be questioned by social workers or law officers at school without parental consent, then such questioning should be restricted to children who might be abused. But no minors should be interviewed by authorities minus parental agreement when the object is to have the children incriminate themselves, which is what happened in J.D.B.’s case. Children deserve the right to remain silent unless they have an attorney present. Withholding the Miranda warning was a gross injustice for J.D.B. Even if the youngster had been read his Miranda rights, police know children are not likely to understand those rights, plus they can easily be induced to forfeit their rights by persuasive adults. Another problem is that juveniles and the mentally ill frequently give false confessions because they can be easily intimidated or tricked into confessing.
In a recent ruling for Graham v. Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court decided "the law should take into account the fact that the perceptions, cognitive abilities, and moral development of juveniles are different from those of adults." The same truth applies regarding mentally challenged people. Children, the mentally ill, and taxpayers need protection from wrongful convictions. Ronald Fraser, Ph.D. and other experts give the following breakdown regarding causes for wrongful convictions: false confessions by juveniles and mentally challenged suspects (25%), misidentification by eyewitnesses (75%), unvalidated forensic evidence (50%), and lying government snitches (16%). Wrongful conviction statistics and a sense of fairness dictate that children and the mentally ill should not be interrogated without having legal counsel present even if they agree to it.
~ In 1944, George Stinney, a 14-year-old African American, was executed in South Carolina on allegations that he killed two white girls. His guilt is currently being contested. "The sheriff at the time said Stinney admitted to the killings, but there is only his word - no written record of the confession has been found." (Jeffrey Collins, AP - http://www.thetandd.com/news/article_d4ff1b64-34b5-5f12-b5ec-fc69191307dc.html ) See more information on the child's execution below in this article.
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Children are in prison. Over 2,230 are currently serving life without parole. All people who face dire consequences for alleged crimes deserve equal rights to avoid self-incrimination and wrongful convictions.
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Wake up! It's KoffieTime! Follow me at Twitter, where I am KoffieTime - http://twitter.com/koffietime - Illinois became the 16th state to abolish the death penalty on March 9, 2011. Many advocates worked for abolition, and the entire nation should rejoice that one more state stopped killing people. Gov. Pat Quinn said the system is inherently flawed. This good news from Illinois proves that together we can improve justice in America ONE STEP AT A TIME. See the Jodi Sparks video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjiVyxj0gZ8
CENSORSHIP REGARDING JUVENILE EXECUTION
Bluffton Today - “Crusaders look to right Jim Crow justice wrongs,” by Jeffrey Collins
"George Junius Stinney, Jr., [b. 1929 - d. 1944] In a South Carolina prison sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5' 1" and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his leg. The switch was pulled and the adult sized death mask fell from George Stinney’s face. Tears streamed from his eyes. Witnesses recoiled in horror as they watched the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century die." http://www.thetandd.com/news/article_d4ff1b64-34b5-5f12-b5ec-fc69191307dc.html
ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL
Privatized prisons hunger for more young inmates.