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.
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