Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Jordan Brown Update - a link to Melissa's blog
There has been a blue ribbon on my site for some time with a name underneath. It is the name of a boy, now a teenager, and the horrifying story of what has gone on in the "name" of justice.
Jordan Brown is just one of a growing number of children caught in the legal system of our "caring and Christian country". I've blogged about him before, but reading Scottie's article about the concern in the high courts for life sentences given to juveniles has brought this young man's plight back to mind.
I encourage you to go to Melissa's blog and read about this boy arrested at age 11 and some three years later has yet to have his day in court. As you read this, consider if this was your child, your niece/nephew, your neighbor - going through this. Consider how you would want that child treated. Then ask yourself if this is something worth attention. Is this how you expect juvenile defendents to be treated in your community.