Confirmed victory
Petitioning Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly

Justice for 13 yr old Jordan Brown


 

Jordan Brown has been incarcerated in Pennsylvania for over two years. He was 11 years old when he was charged with murder and he is 13 today. Though he has been charged as an adult with two counts of murder the prosecution has yet to present solid physical evidence linking him to the crime. His constitutional rights are being violated and we are asking Pennsylvania's Attorney General to do the right thing and finally uphold this boy's human and constitutional rights.

Jordan has a hearing on August 5th. Judge Motto was ordered by the PA Superior Court to make a new ruling regarding whether Jordan is tried as a juvenile or an adult. If he again decides Jordan should be tried as an adult he will face life in adult prison without the possibility of parole. Your signature matters!

You may learn more about his case at http://www.justice4juveniles.com

Jordan was denied the opportunity to have his case waived to juvenile court for reasons that were in violation of his Constitutional rights. According to Pennsylvania Rule 600, Jordan Brown has the right to a speedy trial (a trial that takes place within 365 days of the original charges). By the time Jordan's hearing regarding decertification to juvenile court finally takes place on August 5th of 2011 he will have been incarcerated (without a trial) for 2 and a half years for crimes he maintains adamantly he did not commit. 

Currently the Pennsylvania Attorney General is asking Jordan Brown to admit to crimes he maintains he did not commit to receive a trial in juvenile court. This violates his Constitutional right not to self-incriminate. There is no physical evidence connecting Jordan to the crime and no one should ever receive pressure or coercion to admit to a crime they maintain they did not commit to receive fair treatment under the law.

The longer this case goes unresolved, the longer all of the victims of the crimes go without resolution and closure as well. It is time for justice and this boy deserves to have his Constitutional rights upheld.

 

Letter to
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly
Jordan Brown has been incarcerated in Pennsylvania for over two years. He was 11 years old when he was first charged with murder and he is 13 today. Though he has been charged as an adult with two counts of murder the prosecution has yet to present solid physical evidence linking him to the crime. Jordan was denied the opportunity to have this case waived to juvenile court for reasons that were in violation of his Constitutional rights.

According to Pennsylvania Rule 600, Jordan Brown has the right to a speedy trial (a trial that takes place within 365 days of the original charges). By the time Jordan's hearing regarding decertification to juvenile court finally takes place he will have been incarcerated (without a trial) for 2 and a half years for crimes he maintains adamantly he did not commit. The longer this case goes unresolved, the longer all of the victims of the crimes go without resolution and closure as well. It is time for justice and this boy deserves to have his Constitutional rights upheld.

Recently, your office has asked Jordan Brown to admit to crimes he adamantly maintains he did not commit in order to receive a trial in juvenile court. This goes against Jordan's Constitutional right not to self-incriminate. Jordan Brown has a right to declare and maintain his innocence and to date the prosecution has not presented physical evidence directly linking Jordan to the murders. The recent request on behalf of the Attorney General violates the oath of your office and I implore you to consider the impact these actions have on Jordan, Kenzie's Houk's family, Pennsylvania, America, and the global population that has now become aware of this case.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and we appreciate your prompt response to this important matter.