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  • The Facts About Juvenile Killers: The Ashley Jones Story

    This morning we mentioned how leftist activists (like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), HumanRights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI), Equal Justice Initiative, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund) are spreading false information as part of their campaign to ban life without parole sentences for violent juvenile offenders. One particularly jarring misrepresentation of fact came from an Equal Justice Institute report that recounted: “At 14, Ashley tried to escape the violence and abuse by running away with an older boyfriend who shot and killed her grandfather and aunt. Her grandmother and sister who were injured during the offense, want Ashley to come home.” In the video below, Heritage legal scholar Cully Stimson reads from the trial judge’s findings of fact in the case. Be warned, the truth of Jones’s case involves offensive language and graphic descriptions of violence:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PPucp5pZHk[/youtube]

    Posted in Legal [slideshow_deploy]

    5 Responses to The Facts About Juvenile Killers: The Ashley Jones Story

    1. Anthony, Illinois says:

      I am so sick of the spin of the left. I want to get into the political arena because just calling, writing a letter, or emailing our senators or reps are not enough. Never in my life have I wanted to enter politics as much as now. I am very conservative and live in a democratic, moderate town. I want to organize a town hall about healthcare and tea parties. I am a real estate agent and an insurance agent. HELP ME!

    2. Bobbie Jay says:

      This explains alot about the attitude of the youth in this country. Their bad behavior is being accepted by government while the loving upbringing of the parents is diluted by society and government…to have anyone cover the true facts is HORRID.

      They protect violent criminals to roam free for our demise. In the mean time, the president is setting up his make crisis for neighborhood task force. No jail time for anyone with violent tendencies!

    3. Whicket Williams Kin says:

      Anthony I am in the same boat you and I need to start a new grass roots drive to promote "Never re-elect an Incumbent"

    4. robert, Fayetteville says:

      In my 16 years in law enforcement I have had the unfortunate first hand experience to see similar incidents spun like this. Where and when does it stop? What can I do?

    5. Matt, Virginia says:

      When you hear the facts of the horrific crime, it's hard not to wish more than life without parole. Lemme just say this: I HATE that the ACLU, etc, is sugar coating the facts, as it undermines the importance of the argument against life w/out parole for 13, 14 year olds. All I'm thinking is that they should be given sentences like "life with a chance at parole after 30, 40, even 50 years." People do change, and even more importantly, when someone who is dangerous is given no hope in prison, they have no reason to behave towards other inmates, guards, etc. They also have no motivation to try and reform themselves. And let's not forget that offering parole after 30-50 years only means a CHANCE. Parole boards in this country are hardcore, and they very, very rarely ever let anyone out they still deem a threat to society.

      I'm sorry, but there's something wrong when no other country on the planet allows this; aren't we supposed to be the shining beacon?

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