In March last year 14 year old Shaquanda Cotton was sentenced to 7 years in prison for pushing over an adult hall monitor at the door to her
Did you get that?
7 years for pushing someone over.
7 years in jail at just 14 years of age.
When the hall monitor himself says that he was not seriously injured and the girl had no prior criminal record.
From the age of 14 to 21, in jail because you pushed someone over?
Just three months earlier, the same judge sentenced a 14-year-old white girl, convicted of arson for burning down her family's house, to probation.
Oh, did I forget to mention, Shaquanda is black.
A 19-year-old white man, convicted last July of criminally negligent homicide for killing a 54-year-old black woman and her 3-year-old grandson with his truck, was sentenced in
Unbelievable. As a parent I felt physically sick that this had happened and was desperate to be able to something to help. If you feel the same here’s how you can help Shaquanda
- Write to the Texas Governor Rick Perry asking him to intervene on Shaquanda’s behalf.
- Leave messages of support at a site set up for her.
- Send her a card or letter to encourage her to keep going and not to give up.
Ron Jackson Correctional Complex,
Unit 2, Dorm 4
Shaquanda has tried to commit suicide twice already to escape this nightmare, if receiving cards and letters will stop her ending her life for another day I am happy to send her one a day until she is released, what about you?A huge thank you to the very talented Mother from Chittlin’s and Chopsticks for bringing this to my attention, please go on over and pay her a visit.