Free Shaquanda Cotton!!!

Shaquanda Cotton

So the more we go down the Rabbit Hole the more bullsh*t we find. In Paris, Texas, last year, a 14-year-old White girl burns down her family’s home. Her punishment? Probation. In the same town three months later, a 15-year-old Black girl, Shaquanda Cotton, is sentenced to seven years in prison for pushing a hall monitor at her high school. Shaquanda had no prior arrest record and the hall monitor, a 58 year old woman wasn’t seriously injured. Now I am not saying that she should not be punished but compare the incident and you can clearly see the bullshit.

Here’s a link to Shaquanda’s Site. Pass the information on so that we can bring attention to this like the Jena 6.

3 Responses to “Free Shaquanda Cotton!!!”

  1. Beggar Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    Damn… Talk about protecting the hall monitor

  2. Black Benny Hill Says:
    October 16th, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    For 7 years she should have whipped the old lady’s ass!!! Damn!

  3. Blair Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 8:49 am

    The prosecutor at first offered to reduce the charges against Shaquanda Cotton from aggravated assault to simple assault—a misdemeanor—and release her to her mother on a two-year parole. Her mother and defense attorney refused the offer. Following her conviction on the aggravated assault charge, the court offered to place Shaquanda on a two-year parole and release her to her mother. Since she disagreed with the jury verdict, the mother refused to provide the court assurances, as required by law, that Shaquanda would comply with the parole provisions. Therefore, the court sentenced Shaquanda to spend at least one year in the Texas Youth Commission’s Behavior Modification Program. The minimum time required to complete the program is nine months; however, all juveniles are placed in the program for an indeterminate time—as long as it takes them to complete the program. Since the Youth Commission cannot hold juveniles past their 21st birthday, all juvenile sentences contain the proviso that their sentences cannot exceed the number of years left before their 21st birthday. In Shaquanda’s case, this was seven years. A 16-year-old juevenile convicted of murder would have received a sentence not to exceed five years.

    Shaquanda was released after spending the 12 months specified by the court.

    The white girl who burned down her own home was placed on parole after her parents, unilke Shaquanda Cotton’s mother, assured the court that their daughter would comply with the probation rules. However, the girl, who has a history of depression, suicide attempts and self-mutilation, violated the parole and was sentenced to the same program as Shaquanda for an indeterminate period not to exceed her 21st birthday. The victim of multiple rapes by an prison guard, she is now at the center of a major scanda.

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