Sara Kruzan is the face of Injustice in America
Yesterday while I was having a civil debate with a great group of friends over student clothing issues, I opened a video that was sent to me concerning a young lady that was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16. It is moving to listen to her, as she reflects on her growth and maturity over the past decade surviving incarceration.
Her name is Sara Kruzan, and she is 29 years old. She was sentenced to life without parole in California, after she had to kill her pimp, that molested her, abused her, and sexually exploited her beginning at the age of 13.
She was tried as an adult, and her punishment was meted out at the level of an adult offender.
She was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole. A very harsh sentence in my opinion.
After sharing this video with several friends, I have a few problems with her case.
First of all, why are we as a society allowing minor children to be treated as adults in penal system. There must be some provisions for minors, to be treated as minors,so they can be rehabilitated, and acclimated into society, to become a productive contributing citizen.
All murder, and all murderers were not created equally. I say we should reserve life without parole and the death penalty for those that actually deserve it.
An abused child escaping her abuser by any means necessary is not murder, it is more like self defense.
I am sure there are mitigating factors as to the manner of death, but I think our ociety would agree with me that a molested and mentally abused child escaping her captors, like Jaycee Dugaard, is not a crime that demands a sentence of life without parole.
There may not have been a crime committed at all.
The child molestation coupled with the sexual exploitation of the child, trumps this abusers murder.
I think his death was inevitable, and should be viewed more like he committed suicide, but charging this young lady with murder is a travesty of justice.
This is what happens when you can not afford a proper defense, and this is what separates the rich from the poor.
I would normally relegate this to another case of racism and hold it up as an example of Americas double standard, but what I know is that it has more to do with poverty, rather than race. To make it a racial issue would diminish the profound injustice taking place here in California, but I know many people of all the races prevalent here in our state, that are suffering at the bad end of the justice system simply because they can not afford a competent attorney, and investigators to reasonably resolve their case.
Public defenders main agenda is to clear there schedules without too much of a hassle.
Sara Kruzan had no family or friends to step up and support her in her time of need well over a decade ago.With all the protesting, boycotts, and complaining I have done here in California, I am ashamed of myself to have not been aware of this case, and the many cases like this, before this random posting on a social networking site.
It put my latest concern with how some of our older black folks want to dictate how the younger ones dress,…well that is basically not that important, compared to these Exigent Circumstances.
This young lady is speaking about her discovery of a ”morale scruples” , and frankly, that tore me up. The fact that she seems to be nervous, yet committed to expressing this morality that she has found in prison, is disturbing.
It disturbs me because, first of all, there are a lot of free people, Christians included, that have not found their morale scruples. We should all strive to be morale and good human beings, but I feel like she has been made to feel bad about herself and her past actions, unfairly. We should only have reasonable expectations from any abuse victim, and she has gained a lot of wisdom and knowledge while incarcerated.
I see her as a possible role model for young women throughout America. She deserves an opportunity to have a bright future.
How do you tell a rape, and child abuse victim that they have no morale scruples.I say it a lack of morality to have been so dispassionate with the treatment of Sara Kruzman.
How dare a sitting judge tell a rape victim they lack morality, and a child at that.
We all need to be aware of this injustice occurring to sister Sara Kruzan, and really read and understand the mental state that her abuse and exploitation put her in. None of it is her fault. The Stockholm Syndrome has been an effective defense in the past, for cases like this, and I see that it is in play from the facts that I have.
Sara needs some publicity, as well as access to a proper and aggressive legal team, to defend her case.
I am asking all of my readers to view the clip below, and just make yourself aware of what is happening in our judicial system today. We all know that the poor, and disenfranchised get no defense, and I suspect that our jails are full of innocent children and young adults, falsely accused of a crime that they did not commit.
In Sara’s case, self defense is not against the law, and she has been behind bars for too long.
Let Sara go free today. I know it is the right thing to do.