Bresha Meadows’ attorney has announced that he will call for the immediate release of Bresha citing the “Cruel & Unusual Impact of Detention.” This hearing is scheduled for May 3rd at 8:30am at Trumbull County Family Court. If prosecutors do not drop their charges (which we continue to demand), Bresha’s pretrial hearing is scheduled for May … More Court Updates
From Vindy.com: WARREN — An international audience will tune in to watch the murder trial of Bresha Meadows, 15, of Warren, charged with killing her father last year. It is scheduled the week of May 22 in Trumbull County Family Court before Judge Pamela Rintala. Scott Bombeck, family court administrator, said he’s had phone calls … More International audience expected to view Bresha Meadows’ murder trial
For Harriet interviews Mariame Kaba; excerpt below: In the case of Bresha in particular, when you are a victim of domestic violence, and you end up in these kinds of circumstances, it’s incredibly retriggering and re-traumatizing. In the case of girls, particularly, who find themselves in the system, overwhelmingly they come from families where family … More 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows is a Black Girl Who Needs Your Help
Victoria Law @ Rewire; excerpt below: At the treatment center, Bresha was allowed to wear her own clothes rather than a jail uniform. She was allowed to go outside, though the center’s policy dictated that all children be accompanied by a staff member when they did so. She was allowed to make phone calls twice … More After Brief Time in Treatment Facility, Bresha Meadows Is Returned to Await Trial in Juvenile Detention Center
In this special bonus segment of Rustbelt Abolition Radio, we speak with long-time prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba about the Free Bresha Campaign. The campaign is asking supporters to organize teach-ins to #FreeBresha during the week of April 10th-April 17th to raise awareness about connections between sexual violence and criminalization.
Join the campaign to poster the planet with #FreeBresha posters to raise awareness as we organize for Bresha Meadows’ trial in May! Hang the posters in public spaces to create high-level visibility about Bresha Meadows’ case in our communities. Posters in public spaces is also an organizing strategy to raise awareness about the connections between surviving domestic/sexual violence and … More Poster Action: Raise Awareness with Free Bresha Posters!
Isobel Yeung @ Vice; excerpt below: In Ohio, the average length of pretrial detention is 10 to 12 days, but Bresha was detained for more than six months. Her many online advocates say that the pretrial detention of a minor is an egregious violation of human rights. Thirty percent of the 20,000 minors detained every … More #FreeBresha: The murder trial of a 15-year-old girl has become a movement
Dear #FreeBresha supporters, Bresha Meadows’ next court hearing is scheduled for April 17, 2017 has been rescheduled to May 8th. Bresha is still incarcerated and facing serious charges for defending herself and her family against deadly abuse. Please continue to share the petition demanding her immediate release. We are asking supporters to organize teach-ins to #FreeBresha during … More Apr 10-17: #FreeBresha Week of Action!
Melissa Jeltsen @ Huffington Post; Excerpt below: Kathleen Heide, a professor at the University of South Florida who studies parricide, estimates there are only about 50 children under 18 who kill their parents each year in the U.S. Most of them are victims of severe child abuse and neglect, she said, and act out of … More When Surviving Childhood Means Killing Your Father
Trumbull County Administration Building, 4th Floor 160 High Street, NW Warren, Ohio, 44481 New York University School of Law 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10014 January 19, 2017 Dear Mr. Watkins: We are members and supporters of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and the Black Allied Law Students Association at New York University … More Open Letter to Prosecutors #41