American Justice System

American justice system needs changing

Jennifer Mee was sentenced to life without parole after she was found guilty of participating in a fatal robbery. Under Florida law, all those who take part in a robbery where someone dies is equally guilty of murder irrespective of whether they were directly or indirectly involved in the death.

In Jennifer’s case, she set up a date with a young man after he contacted her on Facebook but robbery rather than romance was her motive; her two male companions carried out the robbery or mugging as it would be more aptly described as. Jennifer’s date was shot during the struggle which followed.

There was widespread interest in the case because Jennifer gained notoriety as a teenager as the “Hiccup Girl,” after having an uncontrollable problem of hiccups.

Compare Jennifer’s sentence with that of others who have received the same sentence.

She has received the same sentence as a serial murderer.

Then there is the issue of whether she should have been charged with murder at all because under the dictionary’s definition of murder and manslaughter, Jennifer should only have been charged with manslaughter.

Some may say, “This is Florida law,” but if this is the case then Florida law makers have changed the definition of murder.

That being so, this is WRONG and needs to be put right.

It is the responsibility of the Florida governor to do something about this and to examine the cases of those like Jennifer who have been affected.

Imagine the outcry if not only a drunk driver was charged with driving under the influence but the passengers also; such a law would be similar to one which Jennifer was convicted of.

Jennifer appeared on a TV program called, “Women who murder, presented by Pier Morgan. I watched that program late last year (2018) and my reaction after learning of Jennifer’s sentence was, “This is wrong.”

1. Write to the Florida Governor

2. Write to the editors of newspapers in Florida

3. Tell your Facebook friends to fill out the petition

4. Share the petition with your Twitter followers

I think whatever you believe about Jennifer’s particular case, think for a moment that not only has the family of the deceased lost someone but also Jennifer’s family, and this could happen to any family given the fickle nature of the American justice system and the gun culture which exists in that country.

Criminal Law

Florida Justice System

Sign my petition for Jennifer Jennifer Mee gained notoriety as a fifteen year old after suffering from an incurable case of hiccups. At nineteen she was convicted of first degree murder after participating in a fatal robbery. Under Florida law, all those who took part in a fatal robbery are equally guilty of murder irrespective […]

Read More
Criminal Law

Definition of Murder According to Florida Law

The definition of murder according to Florida Law Makers. In Florida all who participate in a fatal robbery are equally guilty of first degree murder whether they were responsible for the death or not. The case of Jennifer Mee who gained fame as a teenager as The Hiccup Girl when she suffered from an incurable […]

Read More
Criminal Law

Do Juvenile Records Disappear When You Turn 18?

Kids make mistakes, but their mistakes do not usually follow them around for the rest of their lives. When it comes to criminal arrests and convictions, the same principle does not apply. Continue reading to learn more about juvenile criminal records, including how long they remain on a minor’s criminal history and what you can […]

Read More