Tuesday, 27 March 2012
CALL WARDEN JOHN PRELESNIK AT (616) 527-6331 TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT DAVONTAE’S TREATMENT AND ASK FOR HIM TO BE TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE UNIT HE IS IN.
To contact the Coalition to
Free the Wrongfully Convicted, call 313-272-1406, or email Roberto Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:45
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Teen parenting is prevalent among the kids in the juvenile justice system, alarmingly so. Getting to these kids, listening to their perspectives on being a parent takes the debate away from black and white and into the shades of gray.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 07:04
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Davontae Sanford Rally April 23rd 2012 8am. Outside the Recorders Court Detroit, Michigan.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:21
Saturday, 10 March 2012
An 11-year-old Colorado student was handcuffed and taken to a juvenile holding facility when she became 'argumentative and extremely rude' with her school's assistant principal.
Yajira Quezada, a sixth grader at Shaw Heights Middle School, was in a hallway trying to retrieve a sweater from her locker when she was reportedly confronted by the school official.
The assistant principal began to admonish Ms Quezada before she abruptly turned away saying, 'I don't have time for this,' according to a 9news.com report.
'She told me that I need to quit giving her my attitude. Why would they handcuff me? I'm not the type of girl to get arrested,' Ms Quezada said.
After a counsellor's attempt to intervene was unsuccessful, Ms Quezada girl was handcuffed and placed in a resource officer's patrol car before being whisked away to a juvenile detention centre dubbed 'The Link.'
No charges were filed.
Ms Quezada's mother, Mireya Gaytan, questioned the school's actions and bruise marks on left on her daughter's wrist by the handcuffs.
'They're treating them like criminals. And they're not, they're kids,' Ms Gaytan, said. "I don't want this to happen to any more 11-year-old kids. They're scaring them. They're traumatizing them," Gaytan said.
Ms Gaytan has moved both her daughters to a new school following the incident.
School officials promised to take a close look at the incident, as they normally do anytime the police become involved in a school concern, according to Steve Saunders, communications director for Adams County School District 50.
'You hate to see something escalate to where it becomes a police matter. Once they step in and take over a case, it is really in their hands. The conclusion was, as far as the district was concerned, everything was handled appropriately,' Saunders told 9news.com.
In any case, Ms Quezada seems to have learned a valuable lesson when it comes to communicating with teachers.
'Not to give them attitude,' she said. 'I am blaming myself.'
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 19:19
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Davontae Sanford has supporters from all over the world, including the United Kingdom and Sweden. He has support from media personalities like Bill Proctor of Detroit's Channel 7, who runs his own Innocence Project. His case has received extensive and generally sympathetic coverage from the Associated Press . So where Is your names on his petition ?
However much time it takes to sign this petition is no where near as long as this child will serve if we don't..., save Davontae sign now!
http://www.change.org/petitions/new-trial-for-davontae-sanford?share_id=ktKqmLlQUv&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter via @change
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 09:36
Monday, 5 March 2012
In the 27 months that now 16 year old Blade Reed has been at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, he has been maced or pepper sprayed by staff at least 14 times, spent 7 months in solitary confinement until February 2011, and has been in solitary confinement again since the beginning of February 2012. If Wabash has their way, Blade could spend an additional 704 more days plus in solitary. Blade suffers from many disabilities. This is barbaric treatment, and state sanctioned child abuse. This insane handling and management of Blade by Wabash/IDOC officials must cease, NOW!
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:44
Friday, 2 March 2012
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
Davontae would appreciate some cards & letter's right now to show he Is not forgotton .... His address is: Davontae Sanford #684070, Ionia Correctional Facility, 1576 W. Bluewater Highway, Ionia MI 48846
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 09:19