Court Updates

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

International audience expected to view Bresha Meadows’ murder trial

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

Poster Action: Raise Awareness with Free Bresha Posters!

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!

Apr 10-17: #FreeBresha Week of Action!

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!

#FreeBresha Campaign Statement on January 2017 Bond Hearing

At Bresha Meadows’ hearing today, rather than release Bresha on bond, the court will transfer her from juvenile detention to a “treatment facility.” She will not be able to freely come and go from the facility. How then is this different from being jailed? It is also well-documented that so-called mental health treatment in detention can itself … More #FreeBresha Campaign Statement on January 2017 Bond Hearing

15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won’t Face Life Sentence

Melissa Jeltsen @ The Huffington Post; excerpt below: “I am relieved that prosecutors decided not to try Bresha as an adult. She is not an adult. She is still a child,” said Mariame Kaba, an organizer working with the #FreeBresha campaign, a group of individuals and organizations raising awareness about her case and the intersection … More 15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won’t Face Life Sentence

Bresha Meadows Isn’t a Murderer. She’s a Hero.

Goldie Taylor @ The Daily Beast; excerpt below: Before the shooting, Officer Martina Latessa said Bresha ran away from home and opened up about her father’s brutality. She reportedly told her aunt that her father had beaten her mother and “threatened to kill the entire family.” Bresha, she said, was “suicidal.” “We didn’t know for … More Bresha Meadows Isn’t a Murderer. She’s a Hero.

Behind Bars Since July, 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows No Longer Faces a Life Sentence

Victoria Law @ Rewire; excerpt below: On Thursday, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows learned that she no longer faces the possibility of life in prison. Bresha has been held in juvenile detention for the past four months. As reported earlier by Rewire, she was arrested on July 28 after allegedly shooting her father, who had subjected his … More Behind Bars Since July, 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows No Longer Faces a Life Sentence

Statement on Another Postponement of Bresha’s Preliminary Hearing

We were anxiously awaiting Bresha Meadows’s preliminary hearing scheduled for today. We had hoped that she might be released. Her original hearing date was supposed to be October 6th 2016. It was postponed to today. Yesterday, we heard that the hearing was postponed again this time to January 20th 2017. As of today, Bresha has … More Statement on Another Postponement of Bresha’s Preliminary Hearing

#FreeBresha: A Night of Abolitionist Art and Action

On October 6, 2016, Lifted Voices, Kuumba Lynx and local artists Tasha Viets-VanLear and FM Supreme came together with community members to lift up Bresha Meadows’ name as part of the National days of action to #FreeBresha. Special thanks to local artists Vicko Alvarez Vega and Naimah Thomas for so powerfully expressing Bresha’s story through … More #FreeBresha: A Night of Abolitionist Art and Action