Protection Of Minors Against Gang Violent Assaults Committed By Adults On Minors Act.
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On June 20th, 2018, 15 year old aspiring police officer, Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was tragically murdered by knives & machetes in the Bronx by 12 gang affiliated, (now) indicted adults in a case of mistaken identity.
The brutal killing of “Junior” has sparked a #StandWithJunior movement that has transcended beyond the Belmont section of the Bronx & touched people’s hearts & lives for support around the world.
Together the world watched through cctv surveillance videos posted on social media how “Junior’s” murder began by what New York State, Criminal Penal Codes classifies as a “Gang Violent Assault”, charges of which have been applied to the indicted.
New York Penal § 120.06.
Gang Assault in the Second Degree
A person is guilty of gang assault in the second degree when, with intent to cause physical injury to another person and when aided by two or more other persons actually present, he causes serious physical injury to such person or to a third person. Gang assault in the second degree is a class C felony.
New York Penal § 120.07.
Gang Assault in the First Degree
A person is guilty of gang assault in the first degree when, with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person and when aided by two or more other persons actually present, he causes serious physical injury to such person or to a third person. Gang assault in the first degree is a class B felony.
Note: Class B Felony’s yeid a maximum sentence of 25 years.
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was & has been affectionally known as “Junior” not just by name, but in this case by age; & together, what the world witnessed was a Gang Violent Assault, committed by adults, and inflicted on & leading to the murder of a 15 year old JUNIOR, a minor, a teen, a child, with a bright future ahead of him.
1. of, for, or denoting young or younger people.
younger, youngest "the junior members of the family"
3. a person who is a specified number of years younger than someone else.
We the people propose & call to action the effective petitioning & enactment of
JUNIORS JUSTICE ACT:
The Protection Of Minors from Gang Violent Assaults, Committed by Adults & Inflicted On Minors Act.
In the JUNIORS JUSTICE ACT, we seek to protect all “Juniors” (Minors) from becoming victims of Gang Violent Assaults by proposing that when a Gang Violent assault is committed by an adult and inflicted on a minor, the 1st degree charge yield a CLASS A felony, & the 2nd degree charge yield a CLASS B felony and be held in the same Strict Liability Crime standards as Pedophilia & statutory rape where the offender doesn’t have to necessarily have to have knowledge of the victim being a minor —- simply committing the gang assault on the minor alone would be a violation of the proposed law —-
In criminal law, strict liability is liability for which mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") does not have to be proven in relation to one or more elements comprising the actus reus (Latin for "guilty act") although intention, recklessness or knowledge may be required in relation to other elements of the offense. The liability is said to be strict because defendants will be convicted even though they were genuinely ignorant of one or more factors that made their acts or omissions criminal. The defendants may therefore not be culpable in any real way, i.e. there is not even criminal negligence, the least blameworthy level of mens rea.
If you #StandWithJunior join us as we #StandWithJustice and effectively petition for and enact the #JuniorsJusticeAct; penalties of which may serve as deterrents from gangs not only committing Gang Violent Assaults On Minors, but Deter gang recruitment of minors because of the higher penalties enforced on crimes committed on “Juniors” (Minors).
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