JUSTICE FOR AMIYA BRAXTON!!!!!!!
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Almost one year ago in the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi. Pontotoc County, Pontotoc, Mississippi (October 2016) a 7 year old girl by the name of A'miya Braxton was getting off her school bus in front of her home after school the driver swerved to the RIGHT side of the stopped school bus and struck young A'miya in her own driveway which directly led to her passing. The school bus as we all know was fully stopped with all red flashing lights going and even an extended stop sign out. Now holding an associates degree in Criminal Investigations and aspiring to secure my LLC as a Private Investigator here in the state of Mississippi; I (Tony Woodfin Jr) am not only stunned by, but outraged by this incident in general as countless others are. My question to the state of Mississippi, every officer in the city of Pontotoc, every judicial member that had anything to do with the handling of this case, the county prosecutors office and the grand jury chosen for this case is; How in the world do you NOT indict this lady for all of her crimes committed that fateful day? Also, how does the state not pick up vehicular manslaughter charges at the very least?
By Mississippi Code Title 63-3-615 1(a)
(1) The driver of a vehicle upon a street or highway upon meeting or overtaking any school bus which has stopped on the street or highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall come to a complete stop and shall not proceed until the children have crossed the street or highway and the school bus has proceeded in the direction it was going.
(2) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned for not more than one (1) year, or both.
Section 2, subsection (B) of this code states that "A conviction under this section for a violation resulting in any injury to a child who is in the process of boarding or exiting a school bus shall be a violation of Section 97-3-7, and a violator shall be punished under subsection (2) of that section.
Section 97-3-7 states 2) A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he (a) attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or (b) attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm; and, upon conviction, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or in the Penitentiary for not more than twenty (20) years.
The Mississippi Codes i have just referenced only apply to that of overtaking a clearly marked and operational School Bus in our state of Mississippi as of 2013 which is in service either picking up or dropping off students. That does not entail vehicular manslaughter charges, wreckless/careless driving of a motor vehicle, etc. and that's assuming she was simply driving super carelessly and not under the influence of alcohol, drugs or fiddling with her phone during this incident. which leads me to ask if toxicology was done? At this point were not just questioning this lady and "why" it happened, were now questioning if Chain of Command was followed by responding officers. Were questioning if a full and thorough investigation was done, if all boxes were checked in this investigation and if so i re-state my initial question. HOW was this woman not charged? Is it fair that this young child had to suffer her unintended consequences (i.e. losing her young life IN HER OWN DRIVEWAY) and the lady who blatantly disregarded all known FEDERAL & STATE LAWS applying to this situation gets off scott free??? Yes, i said scott free because even if she did face traffic infractions and received traffic citations and even a loss of her license that is still a mildly insufficient punishment comparing to that of young Amiya and her families punishment for something they didn't ask for to happen. Ask yourselves this....if this was my child....!?!? If i was the lady who took this young girls life i wouldn't leave it up to the courts, I'd be begging the courts to put me under the prison just out of pure guilt alone not inclusive of the underlying criminal & traffic laws i broke to let it happen. It don't matter what the driver uses as an excuse (in a hurry, not paying attention, intoxicated, under the influence, etc.) All of that should in fact make it worse on her because the fact of the matter is, in October of 2016 on Highway 9 in Pontotoc, MS 7 year old AMIYA BRAXTON lost her young life due to this driver's illegitimate & careless use of a motor vehicle and her blatant disregard for human life and our governing Laws! If it happened once, it will happen again!!! The driver was discharged thaat day from work as she was ill (flu) and was to sick to operate the piece of MACHINERY at work, so if shes to sick to operate stationary machines, how did she see fit to operate a mobile machine (her car) in the first place. That fateful day there were 15 children still on that particular bus, that means not only did Amiya lose her life, 15 other children had to watch this happen. That is 15 children who's live are forever changed and 15 children who i guarantee will need some sort of therapy to understand and cope with tragedy for years to come. 15 other children who will probably have nightmares of this incident for years to come as well. WE THE WILLING, WE the citizens of the state of Mississippi and the concerned parents of the COUNTRY at this time ask; quite intently i might add; that the State of Mississippi pick up these charges and move forward with this case as it should have been in the beginning! We demand that this lady be held accountable for her blatant actions and disregard for human life before more kids are put at risk by her and drivers like her. She is a perfect example of what can happen due to wreckless driving habits alone. If the state of Mississippi does not assume these charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and Wreckless use of a motor vehicle at minimum, we then demand that the states judicial system be held accountable and dealt with accordingly by the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Supreme Court IMMEDIATELY!!!!
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