Austin Stokes - Special needs child beaten unconscious over a soda can
  • Petitioning The state of Mississippi

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The state of Mississippi

Austin Stokes - Special needs child beaten unconscious over a soda can

    1. Miranda Kitchens
    2. Petition by

      Miranda Kitchens

      waynesboro, GA

Austin Stokes, 14 year old, special needs, legally blind child, with cerebal palsy from George Town, Mississippi, was viciously assaulted by Jeffery Blackston, who is a legal adult. (Age not specified, but confirmed that he is over 18) Austin suffered traumatic injuries, such as a swollen eye, a chipped tooth, a split lip, and a concussion.
the senior's side of the story, was that Austin was throwing an empty soda can on top of the cafeteria roof. Loads of other kids were doing it, and he wanted to fit in. Well, as the senior was walking by, the can fell and popped him in the head. Before you know it, the senior's "swag" overtook his senses, and attacked.

The senior's name is Jeffery Blackson. 6'5", 240 pounds. Played in the school's varsity football team, and was in the top 100 ranked in the state. Not to mention that's he's far past 18 years old, technically making him a legal adult. So think about it. An adult twice Austin's size, beating him over an empty soda can. Jeffery was dubbed with a simple assault charge and walks free.

We as HUMANS alike should not sit around and let people committ such violent, unessecary crimes such as this. Jeffery viciously attacked a defenseless disabled child, which is a felony. Please sign this petition for stronger charges to be pressed against him.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Irene Chaparro LEHIGH ACRES, FL
      • 6 months ago

      I have a disabled child.

    • Kimberly Schulz PLANTERSVILLE, MS
      • 7 months ago

      I have a child with CP. Had this been my child there would be NO need for charges against someone who took their hands to my child regardless of age!

    • Maria Guzman COLUMBUS, GA
      • 8 months ago

      Wtf? this is very, very wrong...shame on the abuser. Quote me on that.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      “Inside me there was everything I had believed was outside. There was, in particular, the sun, light, and all colors. There were even the shapes of objects and the distance between objects. Everything was there and movement as well… Light is an element that we carry inside us and which can grow there with as much abundance, variety, and intensity as it can outside of us…I could light myself…that is, I could create a light inside of me so alive, so large, and so near that my eyes, my physical eyes, or what remained of them, vibrated, almost to the point of hurting… God is there under a form that has the good luck to be neither religious, not intellectual, nor sentimental, but quite simply alive.”

      ― Jacques Lusseyran, And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Revolution.

      I am filled with the wonder of her knowledge (his blind friend Helen Keller), acquired because shut out from all distractions. If I could have been deaf, dumb, and blind I also might have arrived at something.

      - Mark Twain's Speeches

      “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

      ― Mark Twain

    • Nique Quesada ANAHEIM, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Someone HAS to speak for those who can't.


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