Joe Hall - Bartow Police Chief, Tammy Glofelty - State PA: Drop Felony Charges and Release Kiera Wilmot
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An excerpt from the Miami New Times reads:
"Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from school, but that's exactly what happened after an attempt at a science project went horribly wrong."
Kiera Wilmot is another example of the Zero Tolerance statute gone wrong. It is being used to claim denial plausibiltiy on the part of Bartow High School, and has escalated into a true miscarriage of justice. She took it upon herself to conduct an experiment of sorts. She was surprised by the outcome. No parties, including Miss Wilmot, were injured in the accident. What is also of interest is that the same state prosecutor, Tammy Glotfelty, who pushed that charges be brought against Kiera, dropped charges in the March 13,2013 shooting of a child by his older brother. The reasoning? She said that she believed it was "an accident". The report and police report can be found here: http://www.theledger.com/article/20130425/NEWS/304255020
The treatment of Kiera Wilmot is a gross miscarriage of justice and something has to be done about it.
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