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Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled

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Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled

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Natasha McKenna was murdered by the police, plain and simple. There is really no other way to put it, or any other thing to call it when a woman is killed after being handcuffed and shackled.

Any attempt at justifying the taking of someone’s life who has been restrained to that degree is really just evidence that – to the apologist – there is nothing any member of law enforcement can ever do that will be condemned, no matter how abusive, brutal or grotesque.

The Washington Post reported that Natasha McKenna was killed by officers “after a stun gun was used on her at the Fairfax County jail in February was restrained with handcuffs behind her back, leg shackles and a mask when…

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Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online Petition.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/this-battered-woman-wants-to-get-out-of-prison#.esxVOQMXM2

This Battered Woman Wants To Get Out Of Prison

Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online Petition.

In December 2006, Tondalo Hall’s boyfriend pled guilty to breaking the ribs and femur of their 3-month-old daughter. For his crime, Robert Braxton Jr. served two years in prison.

In court, prosecutors presented no evidence that Hall herself had harmed the child. But for failing to intervene against Braxton’s abuse, Hall was sentenced to 30 years behind bars ….


IN 29 STATES MOTHERS ARE PUT IN PRISON WHEN THEY CAN´T STOP THEY ABUSER FROM HARMING THEIR CHILDREN (PETS, too) IN 7 STATES MOTHER COULD SERVE LIFE IN PRISON FOR IT)

  • Dear Annamaria,75% of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence.1 Too many of them are imprisoned as a direct result of the abuse they survived.Like Tondalo Hall. She’s a 30-year-old mother from Oklahoma serving a prison sentence FIFTEEN times longer than her abuser–for “failing to protect” her children from him.2Most people don’t even know this is happening–but we can change that. We can’t stop the policies that criminalize rather than protect survivors of domestic violence until people know about it. You can help by sharing this infographic today. Share now:Thanks for speaking out.–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Clarise, Anathea, Audine, Ryan, Shannon, and Vanessa, the UltraViolet teamP.S. To take action demanding Tondalo Hall’s release, you can sign the petition here.

    Sources:

    1. Survivors of Abuse and Incarceration, Correctional Association of New York, accessed August 5, 2015

    2. This Battered Woman Wants to Get Out of Prison, BuzzFeed News, November 11, 2014

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