Thursday, 13 October 2011

Cyntoia Brown

Cyntoia was sixteen when she shot and killed Johnny Allen. The police found him naked and facing the wall upon entry. She had a background of prostitution; so did her birth mother and grandmother. Her phsyciatrist stated she had traces of a peronality disorder but wasn't diagnosed with it. She was sentenced to 53 years in prison without the possibility of parol.

"Slavery was, in a very real sense, the first international human rights issue to come to the fore. It led to the adoption of the first human rights laws and to the creation of the first human rights non-governmental organization. And yet despite the efforts of the international community to combat this abhorrent practice, it is still widely prevalent in all its insidious forms, old and new. The list is painfully long and includes traditional chattel slavery; bonded labour; serfdom; and forced labour, including of children, women and migrants, and often for the purpose of sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and ritualistic and religious reasons....
-- Kofi Annan

1 comment:

  1. i will give her my full support and then some. a little girl lost she is. time she found her way home. hang tough little sista. the planetary patriot is here!

    p.s all men must protect all children as if they were their very own. no matter what!