Florida A&M University students Michael Morton, 23, of Fort Lauderdale, and Jason Harris, 25, of Jacksonville, were led from the courtroom in handcuffs, as was Harris\' lawyer, Richard Keith Alan II, who was charged with indirect criminal contempt.....The problem is that these young black men will have criminal convictions when they are released from prison which will hinder their futures as an Engineer and a Pharmicists....They also asked the judge to withhold adjudication of guilt, which she refused to do.That decision means Harris, a pharmacy major, and Morton, who was two weeks from graduating with an engineering degree, probably will be unable to get state licenses in those professions.....
However, In what would be considered an act of terrorism....A cartoonist arrested after brandishing a toy gun at The Miami Herald building received two years\' probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to assault and burglary charges. Jose Varela, 50, a freelance cartoonist for El Nuevo Herald, could have faced a life term if he had gone to trial. Circuit Judge David Young also sentenced him to anger control classes, continued psychiatric counseling and make a $500 donation to a victim\'s assistance fund. Varela was also ordered to stay away from both newspapers and their employees. The judge withheld adjudication, which means Varela\'s record will not reflect a conviction if he follows the probation terms.... and mean while a white teenager from an influential family hid her dead unborn fetus was placed on probation and adjudication was withheld to in order so that once her probation is over she wont have a criminal record.
I personally feel that a petition should be started to protect the future of these young black men. I feel very sorry for the victim who was injured during the hazing but is it really fair that people who commit murder and acts of terror be free to pursue their careers without being stagnated by their criminal records and mistakes of the past
If you feel that these young black men should have a withhold of adjudication to avoid criminal records once they are released from prison then please sign this petition to be forwarded to the judge and judicial system who denied them of their right to grow once they have served their time.
A black women who is tired of justice being seen as black and white
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