Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice

Children In Adult Prisons
Children are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than in juvenile facilities and face increased risk of suicide.

Children In Adult Jails:  Treating young offenders like grown-ups makes little sense.  

GMW: While our leaders in Washington are putting on a Circus for the world at ours and our children’s expense, we have some pressing issues that must be address in 2018 before November 6th.

  1. The 1st issue of importance is Prison Reforms: Children in adult jails
  2. The 2nd is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
  3. Right to Health Careorg
  4. Guns, Drugs, and Suicide: Death in America – CounterPunch

We will start with Prison Reform: Looking at 2 cases for example. 15 years old Nicholas Blount, tried as an adult; pleaded innocent went to trial. 16 years old, Kiaun R. Bray, tried as an adult and plea bargained.

GMW its time we put a price tag on our Dollars and Votes in 2018, for the sake of our children. If candidates wants our votes, they have to address our issues. We would like to coalition  with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and The Children’s Defense Fund; organizations doing exceptional  work in prison Reform.

People of color we must become more proactive in making sure we’re in Jury selection Pools, I think the jurors should reflect the landscape.  I’m a little tired of seeing all white faces dispensing justice and everyone else in the courtroom receiving the results, is of color.

According to the Wall Street Journal  a few years ago. The House Judiciary Committee introduced five bills in a bipartisan effort to reform America’s criminal-justice system.  With incarceration rates in the U.S. five to 10 times higher than in Western Europe and other democracies, the bills aim was to provide sensible reforms such as rewriting mandatory-sentencing statutes. Yet none directly addresses plea bargaining, a practice that induces too many defendants to plead guilty to avoid what has come to be known as the trial penalty.

America Is US?

The practice of charging young people as adults gained momentum in America in the 1990s, as youth crime spiked and adults attention was weaning from their children to social media.

Has to be, lack of parenting

Consider the case of Nicholas Blount, who was 15 when he robbed a party with (2) 18 year old gang members.  His older accomplice plea bargained and got much lighter sentence of 10 to 13 years.

Blount felt he was innocent of some charges, and opted for trial hoping for justice. He got 6 life sentences plus 118 years.

Travion Blount was  serving one of the harshest punishments delivered to any American teenager for a crime not involving murder. Governor McDonnell  shortened his time to 40 years before he left office;  and thank God Terry McAuliffe, pardon him before leaving office.

Now look at the case of Kjaun Rahmein Bray. He was 16 August, 2000 when the offense occurred, his accomplish was a 16 year old male, who testified against him and has been out of prison for several years. they both plea bargained and were tried as Adults.

Mr. Bray was convicted upon his Plea of Guilty to Malicious Wounding, two counts of abduction, Carjacking, Use of Firearm in the Commission of  Felony and two counts of Robbery and sentenced to terms totaling, 28 years and 7 months, on March 16, 2001.

Mr. Bray, still has 8 years to serve. I just finish reading his response to the question brought to him of: “What do you think men in my position need if they were to be released from prison, not just from us who are incarcerated but for the ones who are also re-entering back into society.’

Mr. Bray Titled his response: CHANGE THE MIND CHANGE THE MAN. My blueprint for a positive transition into society. It was a fantastic read. I’m going to try and get it published on his behalf.

We are not suggesting juveniles are not punish for their crimes, they are not adults. We haven’t finish raising them, and they are incapable of making adult decisions and should not be tried as adults.

Change The Mind-Change The Man

America is the only country in the world that sentence their children to death.

In Jesus’ Name I’m praying for changes

 

 

 

 

 

WHO IS WILL PATTERSON JR.:


Please Read The Making Of A Juvenile Delinquents @ www.gmwsoc.org

15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:

GMW: When I heard this story on November 6 ,2017, my heart and prayers went out for the injured officer. Then I heard of the young man who shot her. I was appalled that a 15 year old child had a gun and shot a police officer. I then wondered: Who is this child. The following is what I found.

When Patterson first appeared in court after his arrest, he cried as a judge explained the severity of the charges against him. With his hands and feet shackled, he used his shoulder to wipe away tears. He wore jeans and a T-shirt, his hands and feet shackled. His mother and his legal guardian – an aunt – stood beside him.

The 15-year-old stood before a judge, crying as she explained the severity of the charges against him.

All we know about Will Patterson is that he’s a black young male, that was able to have gun instead of a book ,and shot a police officer who was trying to arrest him for being out of school. A tenth grader who has been a truant and is an admitted member of the 300 hundred gang. He is now going before a judge To Be sentenced as an adult.

Patterson, a 10th-grader at I.C. Norcom High School who has been truant, is an admitted member of the 300 gang, according to a summary of the case read in court.

I’m not condoning his crime, I’m only asking, ‘was this child ever in an environment that was conducive to his development. Was he ever treated as a child… loved, nurtured and cared for. So many of our juvenile delinquents are being tried as adults and their lives are over before they got started. These children did not give birth to themselves; there are adults somewhere, who dropped the ball.

When mass murderers commits heinous crimes, like the Vegas Shooter, or even Pit Bulls, they get analyzed. Their pedigree is checked,  just to try and understand what brought them to the end results, but for young men like William Patterson Jr., there no concern…   Only-15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:

Grandmothers we are losing too many of our men to the streets; It’s really takes a village to raise a child. They all belong to us. If we don’t try to save them, who will. We brought them into the world, was given stewardship over them by God,  I think we have all fallen short.

New Distraction from #45.

New Distraction from #45Each

GMW, I’m sure all of us can see thru the ”New Distraction from #45.” ( Each time the Mueller Investigation starts getting too much media attention, #45 comes up with a stupid un-thought-out decision to deflect attention). Except for the leaders of the House and Senate; Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

They are entrusted with the responsibility of making sure, actions from the Oval Office does not destroy America’s values and principles; at home and abroad. They are not doing their jobs!!!! But GMW, we’ll continually pray for our country, while working to save it, and running for office in 2018..

10 years old little girl commits suicides

Our children are killing themselves for lack of coping skills. Parents and schools are blaming each other. The bullying behavior starts at home and manifest itself at schools and Social Media. Parents we need to focus more on making sure, by the time they enter pre-k, they can look in the mirror and see their best friend. When our children know and like who they are, bullies don’t have a chance. Us, or our children have no control of how others behave. But, we can control how we respond.

A 13-year old girl took her own life, and her journal revealed she was the victim of severe bullying. On November 28th, 13-year-old Rosalie Avila hanged herself in her bedroom.

Because of bullying by her peers. She thought she was helpless and hopeless. To mothers of young children in general and girls in particular, we must show our children that we can protect them.

Now just imagine having grown men taking advantage of your teenage daughters, especially in Alabama.  We have 2 candidates running for the office of State Senator.  Roy Moore and Doug Jones. Women are being asked to vote for Roy Moore, who has been accused of Sexually Molesting or Assaulting young girl from age 14-17 while he was a grown man of 32.   Moore is being supported by #45, who has Sexual Charges against him by over 15 grown women, plus allegations of raping a 13 year old girl.

The raping of the 13 year old girl can easily be read just by googling It. GMW we simply have to do a better job of protecting our children in general and our daughters in particular. By being better role models for them.

Grandmothers, mothers and Women in the state of Alabama, how are you going to explain to your young daughters, granddaughters, nieces,  and young sisters who look up to you; why you voted for Roy Moore;  was it your principles values or ethics?

Lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping 13-year-old girl gets December  2016 hearing.

BY VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:15 PM.  

She was promised a modeling Career by: Jeffrey Epstein ( known Pedophile)  and Donald Trump.   

Girl 13, raped by Donald Trump

A woman’s lawsuit alleging Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 will soon get a hearing before a judge — but not until after the presidential election.

 Manhattan Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has scheduled a hearing for December 16, 2016 after the election.

 

 

 

 

WHY ARE OUR BABIES KILLING THEMSELVES

Why Are Our Kids Killing Themselves?GMW: We’re so preoccupied with politics and what our out of control politicians are doing, until it appears we have lost track of what’s important. Right and wrong left a long time ago, it seems.

Our children must really feel lost. Their daily observation of us, as adults and all major media outlets showcasing our lack of morals, values, principals and of being able to determine right from wrong.

GMW we have set back for years, allowing our men to bring us and our children to this low point. The problems our children face must be solved by parents, schools, community and City Hall.  Can you visualize how our children would feel,  if they were enjoying just half of the attention that has been devoted to politics in past almost 365 days; they would have more reasons to live.

GMW I’m confident, we are about to come to the table and start righting some wrongs. This 10 year old girl killed herself November 30, and a 13 year old girl killed herself December 4, 2017. They got no National Attention, not news worthy, how sad we have become.  But GMW, in Jesus name we’re going to fix it.

 

Good Triumph Evil

Good Triumphs Evil

Doug Jones

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW)Let’s give God the glory, for Good Triumphing over evil and giving us a very good reason for being proud of our country and actually seeing there are more good people in this country than appalling.

Roy Moore

GMW going forward, we must reach out to our sisters, who compromised their morals and values for the means justify the end theory. Grandmothers, mothers and women Bipartisan Leadership is the top of our agenda going forward. But, those GOP Leaders who sold their souls, including Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan needs to be replaced. As heads of the house and senate, their leadership is null and void.

The GOP’s constant reminder to us, That the majority of American People made #45 President. Well let’s look at the numbers of the 2016 Presidential Election:

#45 got 304 electoral votes and Clinton got 227, #45 won the election by 77 votes. He did not win the popular vote which was: Clinton, (48.2) 65,844,954 for #45 (46.1%) 62,979,879 a difference of 2.9 million votes; according to revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  In essence the Electoral College made him #45 with 304 votes.

 

 

Our focus: Vote, Educate, Empower & Employ

Our focus: Vote, Educate, Empower & Employ

Grandmothers,  mothers and women (gmw) the rhetoric from the White house is beginning to look like a circus, with #45 as the clown.  Our men in Washington has become so caught up in party conquest of who’s to blame for lack of leadership, until our issues no longer exist.

Ladies  we can’t fix Washington as it is now, but we can change it in 2018. our power put them there; with the understanding they would represent all of us with integrity and not embarrassment; integrity has left and embarrassment has taken up residence.

What we can do in our homes and communities, is prepare to make major changes November 6, 2018. We need to control house and senate in order to Have checks and balances on #45.

The GOP who has the power and ability to curtail 45’s erratic behavior but they have opted to make excuses for him, they thought Obama was unfit to be president because he knew Reverend Right; you make the comparison!

GMW, each of us can make it our mission to make sure every seventeen (17) old turning 18 before November 6, 2018 is registered to vote, plus encourage other family members, friends and acquaintances to do the same.

Our focus will be on occupying the vote, educate, empower and employ our communities and cities. nothing builds self-esteem and confidence faster than the ability to provide and protect your family while helping provide a community that’s conducive to your family growth and development.

THIS I PRAY IN JESUS NAME.

Michelle Obama (POTUS) and Oprah Winfrey (VPOTUS):

They will respect Our Country’s core values and the Principles it was built on.  Two women who has the: Class, Principles, Ability and Dignity to use the five principles that made America great, and can make America great again.

5 Founding Principles That Made America Great

The White House

They are universal principles that span time, race and space. They will work with any people or nation who have the courage to apply them. Here are five founding principles that made America great and will make her great again in the right hands, from this House to the Outhouse:

  1. Faith in God as the Creator and Moral Governor of the Universe: The Founders considered belief in the God of the Bible as being essential for good citizenship. Unless the citizens would have a moral sense of obligation to their Creator, Unless the citizens would have a moral sense of obligation to their Creator, they would tend to live selfish, unrestrained lives, harmful to society.
  2. Belief in the Bible as the Source of Ultimate Truth, George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” ” Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, confirmed this, saying, “No other book of any kind ever written in English has ever so affected the whole life of a people.”
  3. Human Nature Has Been Flawed by Sin and Cannot Be Trusted With Unlimited Power: the Founders divide the powers of government into three branches to provide checks and balances to keep any individual or group from gaining unlimited power. The Founders would agree with Sir John Acton, who said, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
  4. Christian Values and Morality Are Essential for a Stable and Prosperous Nation: Washington, Jefferson and all the Founders knew that the success of the nation they had formed hinged on the moral character of its citizens and their ability to govern themselves according to Biblical values.
  5. Government Exists to Protect Faith and Freedom: America as a Christian nation was understood as late as 1892 as expressed in the Supreme Court ruling of Church of the Holy Trinity vs The United States. After reviewing thousands of historical documents, the nation’s highest Court declared:

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian … From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation … we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth that this is a Christian nation.”

 

After The Midterms

The Mid-terms  Aftermath
White House
The White House is where the President works.

Grandmothers, mothers, Women and sisters in, (GMW)

and Sisters  In Sync, 

(SIS). 

I’m so glad the Midterms are behind us, we achieved Bipartisan Success across the country, with more women in decisions making seats that impacts us, our reproductive systems and women perspective, on leadership and governing. 

 

We should now have Bipartisan Leadership in Washington, with a Democratic majority in the House; we’re expecting Common Sense Leadership from the top down.

 

Impeachment or investigations of Mr. Trump is not our main priorities. Our primary priorities are: 

 

  • Healthcare for All, with pre-existing conditions safely intact; and Education Reforms, K-12.
  • Keeping America safe and Protecting our Environment. 
  • Prison Reforms, and a Judicial System that works for all.
  • Control of Guns and Drugs that are destroying our families, and communities.
  • Good Jobs, a Strong Economy, supporting Our military, Our veterans and standing with Our Seniors.
  • Sensible Immigration Reforms.

5 Founding Principles That Made America Great:

Capitol Building
The Capitol Building is where the legislative branch works.

Are universal principles that span time, race and space. They will work with any people or nation who have the courage to apply them. Here are five founding principles that made America great and will make her great again.

  1. Faith in God as the Creator and Moral Governor of the Universe: The Founders considered belief in the God of the Bible as being essential for good citizenship. Unless the citizens would have a moral sense of obligation to their Creator, they would tend to live selfish, unrestrained lives, harmful to society.
  2. Belief in the Bible as the Source of Ultimate Truth, George Washington said,”It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
  3.  Human Nature Has Been Flawed by Sin and Cannot Be Trusted With Unlimited Power: the Founders divide the powers of government into three branches to provide checks and balances to keep any individual or group from gaining unlimited power. The Founders would agree with Sir John Acton, who said, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
  4. Christian Values and Morality Are Essential for a Stable and Prosperous Nation: Washington, Jefferson and all the Founders knew that the success of the nation they had formed hinged on the moral character of its citizens and their ability to govern themselves according to Biblical values.
  5. Government Exists to Protect Faith and Freedom: America as a Christian nation was understood as late as 1892 as expressed in the Supreme Court ruling of Church of the Holy Trinity vs The United States. After reviewing thousands of historical documents, the nation’s highest Court declared
U.S. Supreme Court building
The Supreme Court building is where the nine justices meet.

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian … From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation … we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth that this is a Christian nation.”

America Has Spoken;  Washington Needs to Listen

Affordable Care Act (ACA) ObamaCares; America’s Health Care Act (AHCA) TrumpCares.

GMW and SIS,  in Virginia the work we must do is not driven by  party, but by what’s right. It’s time we have a woman representing us in the 2nd Congressional District.   Someone who has experience labor pains, monthly cramps and understand  the needs of pregnant women, children, the elderly and disabled.  That Woman is Elaine Luria,

No Lies: I Fact Check Mr. Scott Taylor. On Health Care because I live in his district, the 2nd.

My congressman; Mr. Taylor voted to appeal the Affordable Care Act, when they were unable to come up with a replacement; he was willing to see half of his district without healthcare.  Now He supports TrumpCare, which puts pre-existing conditions  in jeopardy. State leaders said that the bill could reduce Virginia’s Medicaid funding by $708 million during the next decade, endangering services for pregnant women, children, the elderly and disabled.

Grandmothers, mothers ,women, (gmw) and sisters in sync, (sis), We have to elevate our minds to things above the nature of the, “Swamp.” The Swamp nature is: Sexual immorality, Impurity, lust, evil desires and greed.

Then we must rid ourselves of such things as: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from-our lips. We shouldn’t  lie to each other- because, we have risen above the swamps. Our children are watching.

Therefore Gmw & Sis, in order to save our country and create a better world for our children, we must clothe yourselves with Compassion, kindness, humility, Gentleness, and patience. Ladies, let’s bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances we may have. With these virtues in place,  let’s put on love, which will bind us together in perfect harmony,  which is needed if we’re going  fix the mess we’re in now.

Then we can teach and admonish each other, our homes, communities, cities and states with wisdom, understanding and discernment, tools needed for swamp cleaning.

Our country missed the quality of leadership from the top provided by: Ronald Regan and Barack Obama.

There are ad alluding, that Elaine Luria will be Nancy Pelosi’s puppet, but people who live in glass houses should not throw stones, Scott Taylor embraces Donald Trump’s platform, He has also voted with him 97.8 percent of times.

2nd Congressional  

                          Scott Taylor

11 Days To November 6, 2018

From the White House to the Out House, each of us has  to put America first, lay-down our petty grievances, each of us has a responsibility for what happens to, and in our country.

In eleven (11) days, each of us, who’s registered to vote has an opportunity and duty, to go and vote for change or more of the same. (Only you can decide what more of the same or change is for you), but it only matters, if you vote.

Grandmothers, mothers women (gmw) and sisters in sync (sis); in particular and America in general, the insanity going on in our country right now, “is what a Divided House look like. We’re experiencing the labor pains of total anarchy, if each of us don’t address our discord against each other, and be willing to put our country first. Millennials 18-29, your future is staring you in the face, your vote will play a major role in how it unfolds. The choice is yours, use it or lose it.’

Gmw and SIS, we’re imploring all responsible leaders in Washington to put on their Bipartisan Garments, behave like adults, and start uniting our country from the top down. To America in general, when you vote your conscious and put country first, you can’t go wrong.  As for me personally, “when I wish for others exactly what I want for myself, I always feel very good about my choices.

Today please Meet Jennifer L. Lewis, one of  the six (6)  Swamp Cleaners we’re  sending to DC.,  with congressman,  Bobby Scott & senator, Tim Kaine.  If you vote the democratic ticket these ladies below will go to DC.  If you vote the GOP ticket those candidates will go to Washington.  Sorry, I won’t provide them for you here.

Jennifer L, Lewis  24th  congressional Seat
Vangie Williams (D) 1st
Elaine G. Luria (D)    2nd
Leslie Cockburn (D)   5th
Jennifer L. Lewis (D)  24th
Abigail D. Spanberger (D)  7th
Jennifer Wexton (D)   10th