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BREAKING: #cyntoniabrown has been granted full clemency by the governor of Tennessee.
A Tennessee court previously ruled that #cyntoiabrown, a Tennessee woman and sex trafficking victim, would have to serve a life sentence in prison for shooting and killing a man who was sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
And while having her sentence commuted is worth celebrating, remember that Cyntoia Brown has been in prison for 14 years and will be on parole for 10 years. We must question the justice system that allowed this, and fight for others in similar situations who haven’t been freed.
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Why must #CyntoniaBrown be LOCKED up for 51 YEARS for a murder committed as sexually enslaved 16 yr. old?

And millionaire #JeffreyEpstein serves 13 MONTHS for molesting dozens of girls her age?

If our criminal justice system punished HYPOCRISY,

it would get the DEATH PENALTY.
What would happen if each of the 76,000 children going into the juvenile justice system every year had lawyers and wealth OR better yet education and opportunity?
What would happen if each of the 76,000 children going into the *adult* corrections system every year had lawyers and wealth OR better yet education and opportunity?
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This by @prisonculture and @redschulte is worth a read as injustice of #CyntoniaBrown’s case is in the news: “Courts historically mete out punishment disproportionate to the acts of self-defense by Black women, femmes, and trans people.” theappeal.org/not-a-cardboar… #FreeCyntoiaBrown
“Cyntoia characterized her survival strategies as survival sex work or teenage prostitution for an adult pimp....Cyntoia never described herself as a child sex slave...Such sensationalist language is reductionist and obscures the complexities...”
“Cyntoia is not a cardboard cutout upon whom other adults can project narratives of youth involvement in the sex trades...by portraying her as a victim w/out agency...make(s) it more difficult for her story of self-defense,fight to survive &resistance to violence to be respected”
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