Rightfully Served Justice For Cyntoia Brown
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“I’m a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” — Maya Angelou.
Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she was convicted of murder and sentenced to life for shooting her 43 year old rapist. She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old. She had run away from home and was in dire need of a place to stay. Regretfully, she found home in a pimp named “KutThroat” who put her on drugs and repeatedly let men rape the young girl. She was held at gunpoint many times until Johnny Allen purchased her and took her to his home for sex.
Cyntoia was terrified of Allen, who had acted threatening towards her, kept multiple firearms in his home and had a military background. She feared for her life so quickly grabbing a gun she kept in her purse while he had rolled over in bed, Cyntoia Brown shot Johnny Allen dead.
Maybe it’s because I’m a feminist and a Rightfully Served Justice advocate.
Maybe it’s because I see the unjustly actions as an act of defiance against what should’ve never taken place.
Maybe it’s because I’m 16 much like she was and I fear for what the consequences might be if this unfortunate predicament occurred to me as well as any other female.
But it’s primarily because she was convicted at such a young age; she was just beginning to flourish as a woman. Just starting to find herself and they took that away from her.
I am a human before anything else. So is she.
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