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Aug 24, 2007
Name: Summer Ann Sharks
Type: Tribute (for the living)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: , United States

I picked this up from the Group
    * People for Justice *

It is written by 19 year old Summer Ann Sharks.

I dare you to listen,

To open up your eyes,

I dare you to see,

Behind caged lies,

I dare you to protest,

Against all that’s wrong,

I dare you to help,

To open up your arms,

I dare you to believe,

In all that is good,

I dare you to share,

A feeling deep inside,

I dare you to love,

Like you won’t get hurt,

I dare you to dream,

As big as it can be,

I dare you to say,

Something worth while,

I dare you to remember,

What its like to be free,

I dare you to do it,

Just like they dared me.

God Bless Joann & her Daughter Summer, in thire fight for Justice....

I hope you never experience the pain & suffering that goes hand in hand, when a Loved one is wrongly charged  & / OR convicted.


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Posted: Aug 24, 2007 6:03am
Jul 4, 2007


60 Minutes ... update on Timmy's Story 10:29 AM

60 Minutes is Re-Airing Timmy's Story....July 22 - "The Death of Timothy Souders" - Disturbing surveillance tapes show that a 21-year-old Michigan prisoner, arrested for shoplifting, was chained down to a concrete slab for four days, as long as 17 hours at a time, before dying of dehydration.

The ACLU has up-dated Timmy's Story:

http://www.aclu.org/prison/mentalhealth/28368res20070214.html

Please remember, We print News's story's from all over not just Michigan in Timmy's group :

Friends for " Timothy Joe Souders "
 
and I would like as many people as possible to join our group.

In February when 60 Minutes, First aired Timmy's Story ( my oldest Son, whom and Died August 6, 2006 at the age of 21, whom was tortured on tape while in 4 point restraints, in Jackson prison, doing a 2-4 ) We had over a 1,000 Hits in our group.

I think this is a real chance to promote care2 and Social reform, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Government Reform.

Thank-you,

Theresa M. Vaughn  ( A Care2 Mother )

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Posted: Jul 4, 2007 10:39am
Oct 20, 2006
Please help me to get Signatures on this Petition...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/993275606

The Petition is asking for the removal of Restrains in Prisons and Jails.

And I'm also asking you to help  me push this Petition,  put it on your web pages, tell all your Friends.

KALAMAZOO -- The use of four-point restraints as punishment for prison inmates meets the American Medical Association's definition of torture and should be discontinued, a doctor appointed by a federal judge to monitor health care in Michigan's prisons testified Friday.
The continued use of restraints is "likely to result in future deaths," Robert Cohen warned U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen.
He blamed the Aug. 6 death of Timothy Joe Souders, a 21-year-old mentally ill inmate, on the fact he was shackled atop a steel table in the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility in Jackson for most of four days during a heat wave.
 
 There should be no policy for maintaining prisoners in punitive restraints. It was that policy that led to Mr.Souders Death. "
After Cohen's testimony, attorney Elizabeth Alexander, representing inmates in the class action lawsuit, asked Enslen to issue an order temporarily barring the state Corrections Department from using restraints to punish prisoners. Enslen appeared inclined to issue the order, but Assistant Attorney General Peter Govorchin stepped outside the courtroom to call state Corrections Director Patricia Caruso about offering a voluntary moratorium on the use of restraints.
Afterward, the attorneys met with Enslen behind closed doors, and later would not say whether an agreement had been reached to stop restraining prisoners as punishment.

We need to take action, put heat on this Judge to make changes now. And not just Temporarily, but a permanent change.


Thank-you  for  all your help and Prayers ....   Please continue to note Timmy's Stories this is just the Start  to a Long hard Road, and we want to see changes and Justice done For Timothy and others whom are suffering......

My Son Died alone and Tortured... But he did not Die in Vain Or Forgotten.

Theresa M. Vaughn
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Posted: Oct 20, 2006 12:57pm
Sep 2, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Phone Call
Location: Michigan, United States
visit www.timothyjoesouders.bravehost.com
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Posted: Sep 2, 2006 2:35pm

 

 
 
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