Monday, 14 November 2016

You Have the Right to Remain Silent – California Bill Strengthens Mirand...

Take Action: Currently in California, children—no matter how young— can waive their Miranda rights. When law enforcement conducts a custodial interrogation, they are required to recite basic constitutional rights to the individual, known as Miranda rights, and secure a waiver of those rights before proceeding. The waiver must be voluntarily, knowingly, and intelligently made. Miranda waivers by juveniles present distinct issues. Recent advances in cognitive science research have shown that the capacity of youth to grasp legal rights is less than that of an adult. This is especially true for very young, developmentally disabled, or cognitively delayed children, and for those with mental health problems.

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Join the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in raising awareness about the need for age-appropriate accountability measures for children by sharing the hashtag #NoChildIsBornBad. Watch as our very own Xavier McElrath-Bey explains what #NoChildIsBornBad means to him. 


Thursday, 3 November 2016

What it’s like to start over after spending your teen years in jail

As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to never go back to jail. But being branded a felon can make restarting one’s life a major challenge. Brown and Mayo give their Brief But Spectacular takes on being in jail and getting out.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Locked Up In A Philippine Jail Cell

Scott was detained in the Muntinlupa City jail in metropolitan Manila for 5 long years. Again I repeat he was simply detained. No trial was ever held.

Scott's ordeal began after he had words with a neighbor whom he accused of traumatizing one of his children. Scott then filed legal papers against the neighbor. 
In retaliation against Scott, the neighbor filed legal papers against Scott and accused him of rape. The PNP(Philippine National Police) arrested Scott immediately and detained him.

McMahon, who has two children with his Filipino fiancee, had been detained since April 7, 2011. Scott holds the dubious distinction of the foreign national who has been held the longest in detention with no formal trial or hearing.

Scott's mother Shelley Campanella, began a social media campaign to free her son. Websites demanding his release and requesting donations for legal help sprung up. Facebook, and other media formats were used as well.

Shelley hired lawyers and also appealed to the united Nations but to no avail.

Miraculously, On August 2, 2016 a judge reviewed evidence in the case and the evidence was flimsy and orders Scott to be released.

I review the conditions of a Philippine Jail and encourage viewers on how to relate with Filipinos regarding disputes.

When a Filipino or Filipina has been shamed and lost face, they will go to any length to retaliate.

Briefly, about Me...

I have visited the Philippines since 2010, And in 2015, I finally had the opportunity to live in a beautiful place with wonderful, gifted and talented people.

This channel is dedicated to sharing my experiences as I now live in the Philippines. I am a Black American from Atlanta, GA USA.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Davontae Sanford speaks after getting out of jail

Davontae Sanford is speaking out after getting out of prison.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy stands by decision in the case of wrongfully convi...

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she stands by her decision in the case of Davontae Sanford, the man wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager.