Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison

This morning I receiced an email asking me to sign a petition. I read it and didn't understand what this kid had done. The petition wasn't clear, so I looked the kid's name up and read his story.

Although this article may not seem to fit in here, as I see it what they are doing to these kids..

Since this page has been dedicated to bringing you stories about our broken courts, and how citizens are paying dearly for coperate greed, this story sure as heck fits in..

Well then on that note, please read the following story and then sign their petition.

Care2 : The Petition Site : "A. NUNEZ 16 YR


ANTONIO NUNEZ — Only Child in the Country Known to Be Condemned to Die in Prison For a Single Incident in which No One was Injured. Antonio Nunez was 14 when, in April 2001, he left a party in California with two men nearly twice his age. One of the men later claimed to be a kidnapping victim. When police chased their car and shots were fired, Antonio — along with the 27-year-old driver — was arrested. No one was injured, but Antonio was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole. Just a year before, Antonio was shot multiple times while riding his bicycle near his house in South Central Los Angeles. His brother, 14, was fatally shot in the head when he ran to help Antonio.

Full Article here-

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