Chyna and Jada Law
  • Petitioned The States Of America, American Law Enforcement, Supreme Court

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The States Of America, American Law Enforcement, Supreme Court

Chyna and Jada Law

    1. Courtney Guy
    2. Petition by

      Courtney Guy

      Lake Charles, LA

“Chyna and Jada Law”
After multiple threats, phone calls, and stalking, merely a week before the shooting, on June 7,2011 Sherry Yokum, the mother of Chyna Young, filed a restraining order for Chyna against her ex-boyfriend Patrick Guillory in hopes of the protection for her daughter that the law was to provide. Chyna graduated from Louisiana Technical College her senior year in high school with a CNA and also graduated with honors from Crowley High School in May of 2011, and at the time she was a few months pregnant. She had planned to move to Lake Charles and to start attending McNeese University study nursing in the fall of 2011. In the early morning of June 14, 2011 not only did Chyna’s life but her family’s lives changed.
Accompanied by Lawrence Babineaux, Patrick went to the home of Chyna and her mother Sherry Yokum around 3:30 in the morning on June 14. Lawrence knocked on the front door and after Ms. Yokum opened the door Patrick forced his way into the home fighting with the mother. Ms. Yokum screamed for her daughter to run. As Chyna ran out the house so did Patrick, chasseing and shooting her four times, once in the arm, twice in the back, and the last shot hitting her neck paralyzing her from her neck down. She was rushed to the nearby American Legion Hospital being listed in a critical condition. She was then flown to Lafayette General Hospital and then later to TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston where she began physical therapy. She had to use exercises to help her relearn basic skills such as trying to breathe on her own without a respirator, eating, and instead of using her hands she had to learn to use a mouth stick as much as possible. Five months after the shooting she gave birth to her gorgeous baby girl Jada Ma’ Rae Faith Young on October 17, 2011 at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her baby was three months premature but quickly began to grow strongly and healthy. Chyna was not able to physically take care of Jada; she had to watch the nurses take care of her child. The only thing she wanted more than anything was Jada’s wellbeing and to get the chance to play with Jada. Jada was Chyna’s everything, her joy and strength. Nine days after giving birth to her baby girl, Chyna had to leave to return back to TIRR for her rehabilitation. Her social worker, Kristen Soudelier, thought of trying to connect Chyna and Jada by using the application of Face Time on a pair of iPads. Chyna used her iPad and mouth piece, Easter Seals donated, to see her baby at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital while she was at TIRR. Around Thanksgiving Chyna’s mother, Ms. Yokum was able to come home to Crowley, Louisiana with Jada weighing a little over five pounds. A few months later in January, Chyna was able to finally go back to Crowley, but she had to be administered into a nursing home because she required too much care to go back to her mother’s home at the time.
Through it all, Chyna was very strong and positive, and had love and support from her family, friends, people that barely knew, and some that she didn’t even know her at all but who heard her story. Chyna was loved; she knew it and was very grateful. On a facebook status she wrote on January 19,2012 she says “When I sit here and think about my life and how it changed, I've come to realize that I dnt regret doing what I did on that night...if it takes me to be paralyzed for the life of my baby girl then I don't mind! GOD kept me here to share my story and to spread his good word. If it wasn't for my trust and faith in him, idk where I would be right now. The devil tried to take my joy but GOD gave me life and a MIRACLE baby... Jada we both came a long way. Ily bbygirl! Thank You Jesus! #Blessed!” It was not about her anymore, she matured into an adult and mother in one. The love she had and still has for her daughter is unconditional. Giving up her life for her daughter was nothing to her; she would have done it again and again and again. “She wanted Jada so bad, and wanted her to be healthy. I think she struggled for Jada all along” Kristen Soudelier says to Jeannie Kever during an interview.
Even after all of this Chyna still was not giving up, she moved forward every chance she got. Using her mouth piece and computer she applied for online classes at McNeese University and changed her major from Nursing to Criminal Justices. Surprising her mother by asking for her W-2 to see if she qualified for finical aid, she was accepted and was living her life the best way she could. After seven months in the hospital she never gave up, she was still pushing. And on January 20th you can find another status stating “I hate when these so called "Women" complain and always say they don't have tme or can't go to skool, well damn I'm paralyzed and I'm managing to go to skool and plus my therapy these "Girls" need to get their ishh together and get yours because nobody will just give it to u!#speakin to these young chickaz.”. She took responsibility for her and her daughter to make a life and future anyway she could.
Continuing exercises used in Houston she was doing much better, breathing on her own and eating. Hopes and prayers went out to Chyna and her family but a month after being back home she caught pneumonia and passed away on February 22, 2012 at American Legion Hospital. But her story and spirit lives on with us today. She just wanted the chance to live her life, raise her cupcake as she calls her daughter, and to make a difference in the world. Out of these three wishes one can still be made possible if we allow it and help her spirit to continue to live on. Tell her story and help pass the “Chyna and Jada Law”
People always ask the question “why do bad things happen to good people?”, but you have to look at the fact that in return it goes both ways. Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people; and inversely good things happen to good people as well as bad things happen to bad people. When “bad things” happen to someone, it is nothing but a wakeup calling to that person or the world in one way or another. Most of all to that person it Is all about their faith, test of faith that in knowing everything will be okay and there is some reason behind the situation that they are going through. God allowed Chyna to say a good bye he did not just take her that night. The whole progress of her getting better was a test of faith and strength for her. The most valuable thing was to see her family members and to meet her baby girl, Jada Ma’ Rae Faith Young, which was her strength and inspiration to get better and hopes to one day walk again. The death of what we would call a “good person” was not the end of her story, but it was an action to help make us realize that something is not right and it must be changed! Her bodily “death” was to open the eyes of her mother, family and friends and world that the “restraining order” is nothing but a piece of paper as her mother and many others would say. “That restraining order is just a piece of paper, nothing more. There needs to be a law saying that if a person makes a threat after receiving a restraining order they should be picked up by police.” Ms. Sherry Yokum states in an interview done by Howell Dennis. A restraining order is supposed to be a judicial order to prevent an event or a situation from becoming worst by a person or persons until a decision is reached by a judge. The people the order is against is not supposed to come into contact with the person that made or the restraining order is made in honor of until after there is a trail and final decision is made, but what if the person makes threats? Why wait for something like this to happen when it can and should be prevented. It could have been, might be, or maybe one day will be your daughter, cousin, sister, niece, best friend or even your mother but what safety and comfort are they given in this position, just a piece of paper until something else happens. All we want and ask is to have the restraining order to provide more of a security for the victims, in which if the person who the order is against threatens, that they are picked up for the protection of our people. Never be afraid to take action against anything no matter what threats are made to you, if you believe in it do it. If something happens to you then just remember that everything happens for a reason.




Recent signatures



      Courtney Guy
      Petition Organizer

      Chyna's lil cupcake has turned 1 years ago today and her family feel very blessed to have her in their lives. Today an angel smiles upon us and her lil girl. Thank you Chyna for this gift and babygirl everyone misses you sooo much your presence is with us though:))) Miracles do happen thank you Jesus!!!

    2. Happy Birthday Chyna Joy!!!

      Courtney Guy
      Petition Organizer

      WE REACHED 1500 on her birthday:))) lets keep it going!!!

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. EMAIL US!!!

      Courtney Guy
      Petition Organizer

      We now have an email so you can tell us what you think and feel about the enforcement of the restraining order. Tell us what you think we should push for and how you think we should go about it. thanks for your support we really appriecate it! email us at

    5. 1000 AND COUNTING

      Courtney Guy
      Petition Organizer

      Thank yall soooooooooooo much!!! Without yall this could not even move forward!!! We ask yall to keep spreading the word about Chyna. We also that ask yall to continue to ask others to read and sign the petition. Share to as many as possible so it can touch other's just as it touched you!!! Want a change but we need your help!!! Please and thank you:)))

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. 500 Signatures Rached in 2 days!!!

      Courtney Guy
      Petition Organizer

      We are very happy about this progress but we need more signatures! We are asking everyone to keep passing Chyna's story along! We have a long way ahead of us and we need as many supporters as possible. Thank yall so much we really appreciate yall!

    8. Reached 500 signatures


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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      Stalking & Hate Crimes

      The Predatory Stalker

      For the predatory stalker, stalking is foreplay; the real goal is sexual assault. While they may gain satisfaction from the sense of control and power stalking gives them over the victim, it’s the violent and sexual fantasies that they engage in while researching, planning, and following the victim that really gets them off as they prepare for the ultimate thrill – the sexual assault itself.

      The stalking may have a sadistic quality to it. For example, some predatory stalkers mess with their victim’s minds by leaving subtle clues that they are being followed without revealing their identity. However, even when the victim is unaware that she is being stalked, the perpetrator can still take delight in the details – deciding how long to prolong the suspense, rehearsing the attack, fantasizing about the victim’s response.

      Is the Predatory Stalker Mentally Ill?

      Not in the way most people think. Predatory stalkers are not “love-sick” (i.e., due to unrequited love). Nor are predatory stalkers motivated by strong emotional attachment to their victims. Their stalking does not reflect efforts to establish or maintain close, positive relationships with victims; nor did it reflect separation protest or intense personal distress over the dissolution of a close relationship. Predatory stalkers are more likely to use stalking o gratify their need for dominance and control and, ultimately, to gratify sadistic sexual desires.

      Predatory stalkers have a different set of problems. In comparison to other types of stalkers, predatory stalkers are more likely to have a history of convictions for other sexual offense and to have a diagnosable paraphilia (pattern of deviant sexual arousal), particularly involving sexual sadism. Unlike stalkers who develop delusions that their victim is really in love with them or has committed some imaginary offense, these stalkers rarely have psychotic disorders. They do, however, often have personality disorders.

      Is the Predatory Stalker a Psychopath?

      While most stalkers (or sexual offenders, for that matter) are not psychopaths, it is interesting that those stalkers who do have psychopathic traits tend to exhibit pursuit behaviors that are similar to stalking predators. For instance, research suggests that psychopathy is associated with what could be summarized as “boldness and coldness” in stalkers.

      Predatory stalkers are also most likely to lead double lives, leaving their friends and family stunned and disbelieving when they are finally caught. Night stalker Delroy Grant, for example, who stalked, raped and terrorized retired pensioners for years, was viewed as a friendly, self-sacrificing neighbor who religiously cared for his wife who was paralyzed from the neck down from multiple sclerosis. Midwestern “Mall Rapist” James Perry stalked young girls in the malls and shopping center parking lots, was a popular member of his suburban community, where he lived with his wife and two young children.

      The Bottom Line

      All stalkers have the potential for violence although, fortunately, few actually commit it. Predatory stalkers, however, are a particularly dangerous breed. Cold and calculating, on the surface they are often able to maintain a façade as a devoted husband, caring professional or kind-hearted neighbor. Underneath, though, lurks an underbelly of twisted sexual desires and predatory violence.

      Gang stalking is surveillance and harassment of a designated target, by stalkers who are members of groups, which are networked.

      Gang stalking has three essential elements:

      The harassment is done by a substantial number of people, not by an obsessed single stalker, nor by helpers who are recruited by an obsessed single stalker.

      The group members are given the name of the target and/or have the target identified for them. They rarely know the target beforehand.

      Organized stalking community groups are tightly networked with stalking groups in other communities.

      You can think of gang stalking as mobbing which is extended to all aspects of your life, so that you can never escape some degree of harassment.

      The harassment is often carried out in a way to blame the victim for the harassment. This is called victim blaming.

      There are strong hints that the gang stalkers are a satanist cult. Currently we can’t prove that. But, clearly, there’s more that we don’t know yet.

      The procedure:

      They choose more or less randomly a person.

      They isolate him from the people that he knew by making him appear crazy.

      He gathers new suspect people around him.

      All these people are put under investigation.

      Wherever the suspect people go, the army recruits snitches. They form a large network that collects information. This can be stimulated by means of quota and bonuses for writing reports.

      Where it goes from here depends on the circumstances:

      Normally it goes on forever.

      If the suspect people cause a financial loss for the government, especially when there’s much drug related crime, then they are quickly arrested.

      If the suspect people appear to be an apolitical network then they are dismantled by monitoring and analyzing their cell phone use: the army knows where they are when they call each other. In this way they dismantled a gang stalking network in Louvain-la-Neuve (which counts 10,000 citizens) in Belgium. That’s to the southeast of Brussels. The members were all over the city. There was 50 m between them.

      If the victim becomes aware of the harassment then he will resist. Generally, this is the situation of people who out themselves as a targeted individual. Then the goal changes: the victim has to be removed as quickly as possible from society so he can’t spread what he knows:



      forced suicide,

      murder. In this case, they will first toy some time with the victim to make him fear for his life. Then they suddenly kill him.

      Within the realm of criminal justice and psychology, Dr. Sinclair primarily focuses on research within two topics: stalking and hate crimes. Both of these interests grew out of initial research interests in violence the primarily targets women (e.g., rape, battering). However, it is on these two topics that she presently focuses.

      Stalking Research

      Her stalking research focuses on three main questions:

      1) What are the predictors of stalking behavior?

      2) What are people’s perceptions – including those of legal agents – of stalking?

      3) How does our culture (e.g., media, social norms) contribute to both the perceptions and the behavior?

      For example, in a recent experiment, they found that rejection – in particular rejection that threatens one’s positive self-image (i.e., by blaming the rejected person for why the relationship is ending) – can trigger stalking behavior especially when one has been depleted of self-regulation resources (their ability to engage in self-control). In contrast, a rejection that aims to “let the person down easy” (e.g., “it’s not you, it’s me”) is less likely to trigger aggressive responses to a relationship breakup.

      Also notable, individual difference variables, such as being high in Likelihood to Stalk or Stalking Myth Endorsement (both scales we have developed), can exacerbate reactions to ego-threatening rejection.

      In other research, Dr. Sinclair and her team have been engaging in an extensive Media Coding project to examine how the media portrays unwanted relationship pursuits. They find that, generally, the media provides a script of persistence in the face of rejection. Further, persistence is often portrayed as positive, successful, amusing, and secretly what the love interest really wants (despite what s/he says) – especially when the pursuer is male. Our next step is to examine what impact these pervasive media messages have on actual stalking behaviors and perceptions of stalking cases.

      Publications of interest:

      Sinclair, H. C. (forthcoming). Courtship in the Courts: Stalking and the cultural construction of romance. Blackwell-Wiley.

      Sinclair, H. C., Collier, K. E., & Sheridan, L. E. (forthcoming). A tangled web: Social network involvement in stalking incidents.

      Sinclair, H. C. & MacArthur, J. R. (forthcoming). Scripting stalking: The romantic comedy of popular media portrayals of unwanted pursuits.

      Ladney, R. T., Sinclair, H. C., & Lyndon, A. (under review). Self regulation and rejection: Effects on Obsessive Relational Intrusion.

      Sinclair, H. C. & Lyndon, A. (under review). Stalking in the courts: An archival examination of legal outcomes in stalking cases.

      Sinclair, H. C. (2010). Stalking myth-attributions: Examining the role of individual and contextual variables on judgments of unwanted pursuit scenarios. Sex Roles.

      Williams, S, Frieze, I. H., & Sinclair, H. C. (2007). Stalking and intimate violence. In J. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds.), Family Therapy for Domestic Violence: A practitioner’s guide to gender-inclusive research and treatment (pp. 109-123). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

      Sinclair, H. C. & Frieze, I. H. (2005). When courtship persistence becomes intrusive pursuit: A comparison of rejecter and pursuer perspectives of unrequited attraction. Sex Roles, 52, 839-852.

      Sinclair, H. C. & Frieze, I. H. (2000). Initial courtship behavior and stalking: How should we draw the line? Violence and Victims, 15(1), 23-40.

      Hate Crime Research

      Dr. Sinclair’s hate crimes research has primarily focused on:

      1) What attitudes do people hold about hate crime policy?

      2) Why is there so much difficulty in applying the hate crime label to instances of gender-motivated bias crime?

      This domain of research is a newer avenue. Thus far, they have primarily focused on the difficulty people have with seeing any prejudicial motives as underlying crime against women. The goal of the research is to find what factors inhibit labeling of gender-motivated hate crimes. For example, the 2009 shooting of multiple women in Bridgeville, PA by George Sodini was not labeled a hate crime by many, and yet, Sodini was known for his hatred of women and had the attack targeted any other demographic (e.g., race, sexual orientation, religion), there wouldn’t have been any hesitation to applying the hate crime label. They apply the Prototype Model to potentially explain the lack of clarity surrounding gender-motivated bias crimes.

      • over 1 year ago

      I'm currently going through a domestic situation and was recently told that I should file a restraining order. I admit that I'm afraid to do so, but Chyna's story has influenced me to take those steps.

    • Faith Sinclair YPSILANTI, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe that our country should make a law to protect all people in a domestic violence situation. A protection order can not stop instant crime. A protection order, in my opinion, only helps win cases if brought into court. However, if the violator acts out with threats and succeeds with gravely harm, the protection order will be irrelevant. It is time to give the victims their voices of justice so that freedom could take the place of fear being a part of everyday life. I loved growing up in Crowley and it saddens me to read about so much crime happening in a place I once called home. I truly hope laws will change. My thoughts and continuous prayers go out to the city of Crowley, law enforcement officers, and all the family and friends of the victims.

    • Regena Pellerin LAFAYETTE, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      The law needs to be changed. Reading this incident has touched my heart.

      • about 2 years ago



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