What Bresha Meadows, Arrested for Shooting Her Father After Reported Abuse, Faces Next
Victoria Law @ Rewire; excerpt below:
"At her first pre-trial hearing on August 30, the judge did not release Bresha [Meadows]. She will remain in detention until at least her October 6 hearing. More than 30 people, including friends from school and church as well as anti-domestic violence advocates, showed up at the courtroom, but were not allowed inside. Nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition calling on the prosecutor to drop all charges and release Bresha immediately."
The article includes details about Bresha Meadows’ experience of violence and more context and statistics about the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Read article here.
Also Democracy Now! reported on Bresha Meadows’ case and the local and national mobilization to to urge the prosecutor to drop the charges and release Bresha immediately. Guests include Bresha’s aunt, Martina Latessa; Bresha’s attorney, Ian Friedman; and Victoria Law, a journalist who has covered many cases of criminalized survivors and efforts to free them. This report begins at 12:41.
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