Sunday, March 6, 2011

Juvenile Justice: Kids 4 Cash

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Children's Rights During Interrogation by Police in Schools 

(28 paragraphs, 5 photos, 1 video - a 7-year-old child's arrest, 9 links incl. signature block, and 13 bulleted items, 5 of which regard victimized children.  Updated 3/12/11 with George Stinney case: 15 paragraphs, 15 links regarding the execution of a 14-year-old in South Carolina.  Please count; justice news is censored to hide prejudice against minorities and lower middle class or impoverished Caucasians.)  This article was unpublished by HubPages editors saying the article did not meet acceptable standards and required revision.  I saw nothing to revise, as it is the injustice system that does not meet acceptable standards.  Why is the question of whether children  have rights to parental protection and Miranda warnings before the High Court?  Juveniles are also citizens and immigrants who deserve fairness, so the answer to this query should be a foregone conclusion. 

Justice stories and videos referenced in this article are in my website at or Blogger blog - EXPOSED:  - or Care2 Sharebook at - or among 173 justice articles I published at as "duo" -  Videos of real-time cybercensorship and gangstalking to prevent advocacy for improved justice in America are at my YouTube channel  See also "Cochran Firm Fraud 1 and 2 at YouTube.  Google "Mary Neal" and a description of these and other justice issues or defendants to access a given article.  Your questions and comments are invited.

It Takes a Village

Two important cases regarding children are before the U.S. Supreme Court. On March 23, 2011, the Court will hear arguments in J.D.B. v. North Carolina, No. 09-11121, to address whether a child's age should be considered in deciding what police are required to do before interrogating a child. A 13-year-old seventh grader confessed to crimes when questioned by a police detective who had him taken out of class and escorted to a closed conference room by a uniformed, armed police officer. That officer, the school's assistant principal, and another adult male school employee were present during the interrogation, which was led by the detective. The detective did not advise J.D.B. of his rights or tell him he could have a parent or a lawyer present. The child is now imprisoned and petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.

The Court is currently deliberating Camreta v. Greene and Alford v. Greene, Nos. 09‑454 and 09-1478. The Court will determine whether children can be interviewed at school by social workers and police without a warrant or parental consent. Bob Camreta, a social worker, and Deputy Sheriff James Alford went to Greene’s 9-year-old daughter’s school to interview the child about whether she was molested by her father because her dad had been arrested for drunkenly fondling a neighbor’s young boy. The girl’s mother sued the investigators, contending that authorities should not question children in school absent their parents’ consent or a warrant. Oregon’s 9th Circuit Court ruled in Greene’s favor, but Camreta and Deputy Sheriff Alford appealed.

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.

If the Supreme Court allows children to be questioned by social services or police in school without parental consent, I hope they make at least two stipulations: (1) limit the questions to those useful to determining if the children are or have been abused, and (2) information gleaned from such interviews cannot at any time be used to incriminate the juvenile subjects interviewed without their parents' knowledge and an attorney present. The Supreme Court might do well to allow suspected child abuse victims to be questioned at their schools without parental consent, because many times parents are the abusers. A warrant should be ascertained beforehand unless the social workers and police officers are convinced that urgency is needed to protect a child from further abuse. But kids facing criminal charges and mentally challenged people need protection from the possibility of police and prosecutors taking unfair advantage of their gullibility.

Many schools have a police presence. Children are regularly questioned and arrested at their schools without their parents' prior knowledge. Gone is the day when kids who fight at school are reprimanded in the principal's office and sent home with a note. Students are frequently arrested for offenses that might have resulted in a verbal reprimands or expulsion before the advent of privatized prisons and jails. Today children are subject to prosecution, and juveniles are regularly sentenced as adults.  Some people advocate to resume juvenile executions.  It is good that the Supreme Court will address this issue and SAVE THE CHILDREN.  In addition to arrests, children sometimes undergo police brutality like adults.  Consider the cases below:

     ~ 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 - )  See more information on the child's execution below in this article.

      ~ In 2010, a Georgia boy with Autism faced criminal prosecution on terrorism charges for drawing a stick figure of his teacher with a pistol pointed at her.

      ~ A few years ago, police were called to arrest a high school girl who wore a dress to her prom that school officials thought was too revealing.

      ~The youngest child Tasered by police that I know about was a six-year-old Autistic girl who was unruly at school.

      ~ A campus policeman brutally attacked a student in the hallway of a school for special needs children. The burly officer verbally assaulted the boy, then delivered forceful blows and put him in a potentially deadly choke hold because the shirttail was outside his pants. This assault traumatized the young victim and all the students who witnessed his attack as they changed classes. Security cameras captured the episode and I posted it at the Care2 website for Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (“AIMI”), an advocacy group I founded after my mentally ill brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested and murdered in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003. Unfortunately, our efforts to expose the victimization of children, elderly citizens, and mentally or physically handicapped people by the justice system are censored, and the video showing the attack on the brain damaged child was covertly removed from AIMI. It is, however, among my Care2 News Network articles. Links to that and other disturbing videos were also published at my FreeSpeakBlog in an article entitled: “Illinois Police Attack Special Needs Student at School.” Browse for the title, or Google “Mary Neal Exposed” to reach my blog and use the blog’s index on the left margin to access the article among those published in October 2009.

“Kids for Cash”.  All children misbehave occasionally. Troubled children sometimes misbehave very badly. Unfortunately, prison profiteers see troubled children as a source of revenue. Recently, two Pennsylvania judges wrongly sentenced thousands of children to privately-owned juvenile facilities exchange for $2.6 million dollars in a "kids for cash" scheme. The judges and prison profiteers preyed on children who appeared in court without lawyers; they were sentenced to prison whether or not their offenses merited incarceration. Veteran judges allegedly forced the closure of publicly owned juvenile facilities by diverting funds meant for their upkeep to other purposes, then briskly sentenced youngsters to private prisons for minor offenses. A similar tactic was used in the 1960s and 70s when drastic funding cuts for the nation’s mental hospitals and community care programs resulted in 1.25 million mentally ill Americans being cruelly imprisoned today, including many veterans suffering from severe post traumatic stress disorder. Two Pennsylvania judges faced prosecution after their “kids for cash” scheme was exposed in the media, but the private correctional facilities’ owners were not prosecuted, to my knowledge. One of the judges was on trial in February. He claimed the $2.6 million was a "finder's fee."

Privatized prisons hunger for more young inmates, especially children who are tried as adults and sentenced to adult facilities where many are sexually abused and/or forced into prison labor. Over 1 million inmates work jobs that were outsourced to prisons from corporate enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies seeking to avoid unions, minimum wage and worker safety laws. American children face the same dangers that adults do in the injustice system, including police brutality and overzealous prosecution resulting in wrongful convictions. The risks multiply for minorities, poor whites, and youngsters who are brain damaged. The Supreme Court should agree that American children deserve at least the same protections that adult citizens have and that an extra layer of protection is merited because their reasoning skills are not fully developed. It is sad that ours is a culture where children sometimes need protection from their own parents or from justice system officials, including police officers, prosecutors and judges who would misuse them or show reckless disregard for their civil/human rights. It takes a village to raise a child. Responsibility for childrens' safety and fair treatment belongs to you and me.

The Bible states that in the last days people would be:
      ~ Lovers of themselves
      ~ Lovers of money
      ~ Disobedient
      ~ Disloyal
      ~ Without natural affection
      ~ Fierce
      ~ Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
      ~ Have a form of godliness but deny its power

The Bible also advises that we should pray for those in authority over us. Let us pray that the U.S. Supreme Court makes rulings that help protect children from abuse, but without giving any unfair advantage to prison profiteers seeking to steal, kill, and destroy.

Who are the 2.3 million people behind bars in America?  Most are guilty, some were wrongly convicted, and many were excessively sentenced. They are every race. Some are children, and an increasing percentage of inmates are growing old behind bars due in part to life sentences imposed under mandatory sentencing laws. One man’s third strike was to steal ice cream after two prior nonviolent offenses, and he was sentenced to life in prison. Other inmates are violent offenders with long rap sheets. Around 1.25 million U.S. prisoners are mentally ill people.  Acute mental patients were treated in hospitals or community care programs a few decades ago before the advent of private prisons and jails. Hundreds of thousands of inmates are mentally ill people who were born since funds for psychiatric care were deviously diverted to private prisons.  That more expensive choice deprived acute mental patients of treatment that likely would have prevented whatever crisis led to their arrests - from simple vagrancy to murders. Prison rolls include veterans who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after combat and transitioned home to become prisoners of war.  Plenty of women and girls are incarcerated. The one commonality among prisoners is the same common bond all humanity shares:  People should be treated humanely. The nation’s largest prison rebellion occurred in December 2010 when thousands of inmate laborers in six Georgia prisons staged a nonviolent protest by refusing to work for a week in hopes of winning a more humane incarceration. Their simple request was met with censorship in the media and brute force; 37 strikers are missing.

Many inmates were brutalized for organizing or participating in the strike because prison labor is very profitable for people who supply slave labor to displace paid workers in America. It is unconscionable that 37 of the strikers are missing like my mentally, physically disabled brother Larry was “missing” for nearly three weeks in 2003 until police returned his naked body to my family and admitted Larry was incarcerated while they lied to his social worker and family and denied having him. Authorities in Memphis and Washington illegally refuse to give us any explanation or records regarding poor Larry's secret, fatal incarceration. In fact, I am stalked online and in person and denied the right to speak freely in Atlanta because I persist in asking for justice and compassion for Larry and try to direct your attention to other people being victimized by the injustice system.

Judges should not sell children to private prison owners. Six-year-olds should not be Tasered, and little boys should not face criminal prosecution for drawing objectionable pictures of their teachers. Neither should a harmless schizophrenic heart patient nor 37 other prisoners go “missing” without protests from everyone who objects to this country becoming more like China and other countries where citizens in government custody go missing from time to time.

If you are concerned about the direction America is taking, you may wish to join a peaceful protest to make things better. Join the BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE beginning March 9 – No shopping! The shopping moratorium will repeat on the 9th day of each month throughout 2011.  Americans pay over $50 billion annually to incarcerate 2.3 million inmates, and prison investors earn billions more every year through prison work programs that deplete jobs in the public sector. Every injustice benefits someone and is potentially hurtful for millions.  Individual activists and civil/human rights organizations march, hold rallies, and make impassioned pleas for change, but corporations and government generally remain unresponsive unless and until there is a monetary consequence for unethical practices.  A one-day shopping boycott every month will not irreparably damage our fragile economy, and that is not its purpose.  The purpose is to express outrage and petition decision makers for change.

The BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE is an opportunity to protest corporate greed, which is the root cause of many problems that face the nation. Your help is needed publishing the boycott on websites, radio shows, and to your friends and family. State what change you are boycotting to support, such as ending war, capital punishment, prisoner abuse, outsourcing jobs overseas and to prisons to displace American workers, weakened civil rights, weakened environmental protection laws, reduced funding for education, etc. Anonymous participation is also welcome. It is shameful and illegal the obstacles I had to overcome to publish this and other articles.  The "Follow Me at Twitter" widget is not allowed to work for my blogs, and the "Share It" widget on the right margin of this blog malfunctioned when I used it.  Censorship is used to hide crimes like my handicapped brother's three weeks of secret incarceration that culminated in his murder and lawyer fraud to prevent my family's wrongful death lawsuit against the jail.  Unethical conduct by government officials continues to prevent disclosure about Larry's murder and deny his survivors due process of law.  That is why printed flyers, newspapers, in-person demonstrations, and shopping boycotts are necessary.  Unite with millions of other protesters against corporate greed and governmental abuses while you work, play, or pray for God to bless America to be true to its creed of government by and for the people and justice for ALL.  As Destiny Child sings, we must STAND UP FOR LOVE. Video:

He Ain't Heavy; He's My Brother

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.

Parents have a right and an obligation to be informed about laws that affect their children, especially since many children are prosecuted as adults and face stiff sentences if found guilty.  Prison profiteering is spreading through America's justice system like an airborne disease and bankrupting states, preventing funding for education as well as recreation and jobs programs that reduce juvenile delinquency.  It takes a village to raise a child, meaning that we all have a responsibility to be informed about and advocate for children's rights.  My articles regarding justice are not published to offend but to inform and motivate We the People to be more involved in decisions that impact the quality of life in America and to petition decision makers to put people first.  Enact laws that are just, and apply legal remedy in civil and criminal matters equitably, without regard to race, socio-economic distinctions, or ethnicity of the parties.  Applying equal remedy to juveniles and the mentally ill is inherently unfair because their reasoning is underdeveloped.  They should not be held accountable to the same degree as fully functional adults.  Greater, not lesser, protections should be in place for minors and mentally dysfunctional Americans.  

Disabled people, the elderly, and children must be able to rely on their village.  If you agree that parents and communities should know about juvenile justice, please share this link or the entire article on your blogs and with your Internet social networks, and add me to your mailing list -   

Wake up!  It's KoffieTime!  Follow me at Twitter, where I am 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:


March 12, 2011 - The censorship force prevented my publishing information regarding George Stinney's execution as a comment to my article, Juvenile Justice: Kids 4 Cash at the MaryLovesJustice blog, so I incorporated it in the article itself.  Some people advocate resuming juvenile executions, which proves how important the Supreme Court cases to determine children's rights are. Some Facebook friends shared news from Omega418 at Flickr.  Omega418 re-published an article by Jeffrey Collins (1/18/2010 - AP) about 14-year-old George Stinney's execution and the child's mugshots from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  I discovered that Omega418's photostream is censored, including her post about George Stinney.

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."


Stinney was accused of murdering two young white girls.  People are currently trying to clear his name.  The crime happened 66 years ago.  The real murderer and witnesses could still be living and/or the murderer's relatives would be negatively impacted by an investigation of Stinney's wrongful conviction. Unfortunately, there is an InfoWar against Omega418's news regarding George Stinney's conviction and execution and her other photographs posted at Flicker.  Omega418's photo stream at Flickr should be at this link:  Omega418's photographs and news at Flickr focus on African Americans. 

 Lee Wood via Sista Dez published a link at Facebook leading to Omega418's publication about Skinney's execution (the Facebook link was words only - not an html code). I followed the link from Facebook to a Omega481's republished article by Jeffrey Collins in Bluffton Today - "Crusaders look to right Jim Crow justice wrongs."  I posted a comment with a link to my "Juvenile Justice: Kids 4 Cash" article about pending Supreme Court cases.  I was asked to log in at Flickr using my Yahoo password to publish the comment, which I did.  Lee Wood posts wrongful conviction news.  Log on at Facebook and follow the link to his Facebook page at   

I wanted to alert the village that the Supreme Court is deciding this month about whether school children can be interrogated by police in school without an parental knowledge, an attorney, a warrant, or a Miranda warning.  The two juvenile justice Supreme Court cases are censored news for some reason.  My article was unpublished by HubPages editors, and I have trouble sharing the link in emails.  I saw my comment post at Flickr and followed the link to make sure it actually led to my blog about the pending Supreme Court cases that will determine if American children have rights.  When I followed my link in the Flickr comment, it did indeed lead to my article.  However, when I hit the backarrow to return to Flickr, my comment had DISAPPEARED from Flickr, and I reposted it.

At Flickr, the REAL link for Omega418's Stinney execution post displayed for only a few seconds in the browser window when I accessed the Stinney story and photo.  Then it was quickly replaced with another link that had an @ sign.  The characters after the @ did not actually link when I shared the link with others. (See a sample at the Facebook comment below noted **.)  I followed the link from my tweet, and it led to a Flickr "page-not-found."  That likely also prevented my Twitter followers' access to the news when I shared the link at Twitter before testing it.   WHENEVER YOU SEE AN @ IN A LINK, THE INFORMATION IS LIKELY BEING CENSORED.  With or without an @ sign appearing in links, the censorship force can activate and deactivate links at will, and they do it often.  After I posted news about the Flickr link going to a "page not found," the link in my tweet started working properly.  The sabotaged link is - When I initially shared the link at Facebook and Twitter, the data after the @ did not link.  The link appeared as:

Censorship is like a game between targets and cyberstalkers.  Without video cameras, it would be hard to prove the censorship ever happened when cyberstalkers redirect links then correct problems time targets report them, etc.  Probably because I videotape Internet censorship and publish the videos online, Americans may be issued an individual Internet I.D. Number that can be used to prevent targets from browsing to censored news or sharing it.  I believe I am the most censored person online.  Although Wikileaks was accused of leaking secrets that threatened international relations, Julian Assange's Twitter posts remained intact while 11,000 of my tweets disappeared on December 6, 2010.  Thankfully, they reappeared in February.  Samples of my cyberstalking films are at YouTube channel jkempp703 (which should show in the YouTube widget at my blog) and at the paglamusic link below:

I posted news about the censorship regarding Stinney at Lee Wood's post on Facebook.  IF my comments stay at Facebook and are not rendered invisible to everyone except people using my own PC's IP address, Wood and Dez will learn about the censorship.  I say "if" because in addition to deleting censored news and redirecting links at will, America's censorship force frequently uses IP-specific views to trick Internet users into believing that their data posted online when it is really kept invisible except to people who view it from the source computer or network.  For more samples of the illegal InfoWar targeting news related to African Americans with particularity, see my article INTERNET CENSORSHIP AMERICAN STYLE -  

See my response comments to Wood's Facebook post below.  I posted the first comment before learning that Omega18's Flickr post about Stinney is censored.  The second comment below was posted after I found illegal censorship is being used to hide a black youth's wrongful execution.  When I copied the Facebook comments to this blog, formatting carried over.  Please highlight the text below to see my Facebook comments clearly.  Before highlighting, please notice in the second comment (noted by **), data after the @ sign did not link.  (If cyberstalkers make the link appear intact on your view, please comment at this article.)

Mary Neal I did not know a juvenile was ever officially executed instead of lynched. Thanks for this news. The war on black and brown continues, and it is intensifying. Children's rights are before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices are deciding whether kids can be interrogated in school by police without their parent's knowledge, without an atty, without a warrant, and without Miranda warnings. - If children are treated that way, victims would only be minorities and poor whites.

Another gov/Big Pharm experiment was done on unsuspecting black women in the rural South AFTER the Tuskegee Experiments ended in 1972. The information is included in this article: NAACP vs. BLACK CIGARETTE SMOKERS -

Every unjust decision benefits someone financially. Boycott 4 Justice: No shopping on the 9th of every month. Unite w/ millions of people in America who protest corporate greed and government indifference.

2 hours ago

**News about the George Stinney, Jr. execution is censored. When you go to the story, the REAL link displays for half a second, then it is replaced with this one - - Notice that the link above becomes regular text after the @ sign. This is a Nazi tactic to prevent wide sharing of censored information online. See if the real link is also exchanged for a bogus one when you copy it from your browser window. For more Internet Info War news, see my article: INTERNET CENSORSHIP AMERICAN STYLE -
about an hour ago

Mary Neal

Privatized prisons hunger for more young inmates.

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