Take action for Cristian Fernandez
April 11, 2012 3 Comments
The letter and email writing campaign, on behalf of 13 year old Cristian Fernandez, has begun. On Tuesday I started a Facebook Event asking people to contact United States Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to ask for intervention in Cristian’s case. I am asking people to take just a few minutes to at least send emails stating that Cristian should not be in the adult system, should not be facing life without parole, and should not be facing two separate criminal trials.
State Attorney Angela Corey, Governor Rick Scott, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi have ignored our prior requests so we are appealing to higher authorities because Corey’s prosecution of Cristian, beginning when he was just twelve, is inappropriate. She has ignored all of the studies that show kids tried in the adult system re-offend at high rates (probably because she knows if he receives a life without parole sentence if convicted he would not be released from prison to re-offend) than children tried and sentenced in the juvenile system. She has also ignored multiple psychologists who stated Cristian was amenable to rehabilitation.
Her aggressive and unjust prosecution of Cristian has also ignored that his mother waited 8 hours to obtain treatment for her son upon learning he was injured. A doctor who treated the toddler stated that if she had acted sooner he might have survived.
Further, Angela Corey is failing to acknowledge a lifetime of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse that was known to more than one Department of Children and Family Services, but was left untreated.
Please take a moment and email the Attorney General and the President for Cristian. Every letter counts and increases the chances our request will be taken seriously:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
President Obama: email@example.com
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Join us on Facebook for updates regarding the case here.
You may also check out the Action for Cristian page, which contains updates on events and advocacy efforts for Cristian.
Thank you for your help and for taking a moment to help Cristian.