‘Does the Incarceration of This 14-Year-Old Girl Make Us Safer?’

Jenna Barnett @ Sojourners. Description of audio report below: When 14-year-old Bresha Meadows shot her father after allegedly enduring a lifetime of his abuse, she could have just been one more girl processed through what’s become known as the abuse-to-prison pipeline. But instead, the #FreeBresha movement arrived to question the harsh, punitive nature of our … More ‘Does the Incarceration of This 14-Year-Old Girl Make Us Safer?’

Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui Reportedly Donates $3,000 to Bresha Meadows

De Elizabeth @ Teen Vogue; excerpt below: An online campaign dedicated to helping 15-year-old Bresha Meadows just exceeded its goal, seemingly thanks to Fifth Harmony‘s Lauren Jauregui. Bresha, who had been accused of fatally shooting her allegedly abusive father, recently accepted a plea deal, which would enable her to spend six months in a mental … More Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui Reportedly Donates $3,000 to Bresha Meadows

Bresha Meadows to serve 6-months in Cleveland treatment facility following plea deal in shooting death of her father

Andrea Simakis @ The Plain Dealer; excerpt below: At a tense and emotional hearing in Trumbull County Juvenile Court Monday, prosecutor Stanley Elkins amended the charges to involuntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony. Bresha, her hair in braids and gathered into a puffy topknot, answered “true” to those charges, the language used by those adjudicated in … More Bresha Meadows to serve 6-months in Cleveland treatment facility following plea deal in shooting death of her father

Bresha Meadows’s Hearing Resulted in a Plea Deal

#FreeBresha campaign member, Mariame Kaba, reports on what she witnessed at Bresha Meadows’ May 22, 2017 court appearance when Bresha’s plea deal was finalized. Article @ Teen Vogue; excerpt below: For her entire life, Bresha witnessed her father’s brutal violence against her mother and siblings, according to family members. Bresha herself was also abused emotionally … More Bresha Meadows’s Hearing Resulted in a Plea Deal

Family rallies in support of 15-year-old accused of killing her father

Jasmine Monroe @ WKYC; excerpt below: Bresha Meadows, who is facing a murder charge, is being tried as a minor in juvenile court. If she is convicted, she could be held in a juvenile facility until she is 21. Police say she took a gun and shot her father in the head while he was … More Family rallies in support of 15-year-old accused of killing her father

Bresha Meadows, an Ohio Teenager Accused of Killing Father, Seeks Release Before Trial

Jonah Engel Bromwich @ the New York Times; excerpt below: Bresha’s case has garnered tremendous sympathy from supporters who say that the way she is being treated by the state is all too typical for black survivors of violence. [Bresha’s attorney] Mr. Friedman said that her older brother and sister, both of whom were at … More Bresha Meadows, an Ohio Teenager Accused of Killing Father, Seeks Release Before Trial

Press Release: Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges against Bresha Meadows

For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 2, 2017 15-year-old Bresha Meadows Punished for Self Defense Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges #FreeBresha Campaign (freebreshameadows@gmail.com) On May, 3, 2017, Bresha Meadows’ attorney will file a motion for her pre-trial release, arguing that continuing to incarcerate Bresha in juvenile detention amounts to … More Press Release: Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges against Bresha Meadows

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

15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows is a Black Girl Who Needs Your Help

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

After Brief Time in Treatment Facility, Bresha Meadows Is Returned to Await Trial in Juvenile Detention Center

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