Clemency of Pieper Lewis

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Clemency of Pieper Lewis

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15 year old Pieper Lewis defended herself against a sex trafficker in the year of 2020. Lewis, who was a freshman at Lincoln High school stabbed Zachary Brooks to death. Brooks who was aged 37 at the time, sexually assaulted and trafficked Lewis. Pieper Lewis has a clean criminal record. Only accounts of running away from a home where records of abuse have been recorded. Lewis was sexually assaulted by Brooks multiple times and she killed Lewis through self defense on June 1st of 2020. Lewis was documented as a runaway, her mother denied support when she came to her for the first time being assaulted by Brooks. With the fallout of her mother’s continued abuse she ran away thrice. Becoming a victim of being trafficked by Zachary Brooks. 

Zachary Brooks was stabbed after falling asleep by Pieper Lewis. Brooks sexually assaulted Lewis and fell asleep. Lewis took the only advantage she had for escape and killed him. Now, 2 years later Pieper Lewis is being charged with first degree murder. Brooks pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and willful injury. With a looming sentence of 20 years in federal prison. As a member of this society who stands up with individuals who have been set in a system that is against them, I ask to grant clemency for Pieper Lewis. Lewis was fifteen at the time she defended herself from a human trafficker. Now 17 she faces a majority of her life behind bars for an action she had to take in order for personal safety.

We cannot succumb to a system that takes away the lives of individuals who protect themselves. Standing up for what is right is the most valuable thing in our lives. Getting justice for Pieper Lewis is a priority in order for our system to heal and take necessary steps in the right direction.

#JusticeForPieperLewis

 

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