May 22, 2017 The #FreeBresha campaign is infuriated that 15-year-old domestic violence survivor, Bresha Meadows, has been forced by Ohio prosecutors to submit to a plea deal that would keep her in juvenile detention for a full year (which includes 10 months of time served) and an additional 6 months of incarceration in a “treatment … More Statement on Bresha Meadows’ Plea Deal
May 8, 2017 15-year-old domestic violence survivor, Bresha Meadows, was offered a plea deal at a pretrial hearing this morning at the Trumbull County Juvenile Court in Ohio. While the details of the proposed deal have not been finalized, our understanding of the terms is that Bresha will be under state control for a total … More #FreeBresha Campaign Statement on Proposed Plea Deal
Bresha Meadows’ trial and crucial court hearings are in May. We call on supporters and all those who believe in social justice to help free Bresha Meadows! Below are dates and actions for people who are local to Warren, OH and for supporters everywhere. IMPORTANT DATES: (All events at Trumbull County Family Court unless otherwise … More #FreeBresha Court Actions – Local & Everywhere!
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. Court Watch & Postcard Action: If prosecutors do not drop their charges (which we continue to demand), Bresha’s pretrial … 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
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!
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!
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
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
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.