Young Black Males Entering The Criminal Justice System Is At A State Of Emergency!
Clara Hunter King, Esq., an Atlanta-based attorney, has joined forces with two female criminal defense attorneys who says, " The number of African-American youth entering the Criminal Justice System has reached a state of 'emergency.'" These attorneys are tired of seeing young lives — and they tend to be young Black males lives — wasted through ignorance. It has been said that what you don't know can't hurt you, but in fact, what you don't know can get you locked up in prison for a lifetime. The legal system is not about what you don't know but whether your behavior constitutes a crime and "what you should have known."
Teens can learn about the legal system and its' operations at a "Keeping Kids Out of Prison" seminar sponsored by Watchdogs for Justice (WFJ), a nonprofit organization established to educate young people, their parents, and concerned citizens about the pitfalls that lure youth into behavior that can land them in prison for many years.
Attorney Clara King, a defense lawyer will discuss a variety of topics from armed robbery, automobile theft, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, underage drinking, theft by receiving stolen property and the prison sentences associated with the crime.
Attorney King and Dr. Rosie Milligan will discuss "How to help your children make it home alive" and what we can learn from the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis cases.
Participants also will learn about their fourth, fifth and sixth amendment rights, what to do if stopped by the police, and get answers to question they have about the system. The WFJ team has also written three crime-prevention books that show clearly how one wrong decision can have lifetime tragic consequences.
For information call WFJ at 678-412-2299, Dr. Milligan at 323-750-3592 or visit www.watchdogsforjustice.org.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Love Lifted Me Missionary Baptist Church, 6501 So. Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90043. (The corner of Crenshaw & Hyde Park), 323-778-6538.