Cyntoia Brown

Cyntoia Brown has been released from Prison!

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Cyntoia Brown who served 15 years of a Life Sentence was free’d from prison today! If you remember last year’s G.O.O.N.S. campaign she was a focal point of Getting Out Of Negative Situations. Beating a faulty system who failed her 15 years ago, now that she’s been free’d she has already landed a book deal and i’m sure that is just the beginning of great things to come from this young woman. A lot of people were torn between is she a victim or a cold blooded killer because she killed her rapists and stole credit cards to escape her harsh reality of prostitution and human trafficking. Anyone who’s been through what she’s been through deserves a fair shot at a decent life regardless of the wicked things done in adolescence.

I would want a second chance at life. So congrats to her, Im forever a fan of the Underdog coming out on top.

Cyntoia Brown is Coming Home!

Cyntoia Brown has been Granted Clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee governor’s decision to grant clemency to a woman who killed a man when she was 16 had the potential to pit political interests against widespread support for her cause. Yet the governor says the decision came down to doing the “right thing.”

Outgoing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday quietly issued his decision on Cyntoia Brown, who says she was a sex-trafficking victim. However, the news quickly spread, thrilling criminal justice advocates, celebrities and other supporters who had been fighting for years to help Brown, 30. -via wtop.com

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With everyone in a frenzy over the recent airing of #SurvivingRKelly I can’t help but wonder if that had anything to do with the decision to grant Cyntoia Brown Clemency after serving 15 years. Granted she did kill a man in his sleep at the age of 16, but in the same breath that people are questioning the clemency ruling, they want R kelly in jail or dead for doing the exact same abuse that Brown had been subjected to in her teens. Its a weird take on the matter because who’s to say whether she was right or wrong in killing a man 3 times her age paying her for sex (statutory rape), or if she was coerced by her abusive boyfriend who was abusing and pimping her into sex trafficking. Regardless of all that she just sat in a state pen for 15 years and is finally getting out of her negative situation. She will be freed August 7th 2019, and will be placed on a extremely lengthy 10 year parole. I am going to continue to promote and uplift this young woman because I too believe #BlackGirlsMatter and sex trafficking is wrong, and our judicial system is flawed.

Cyntoia Brown embodies my whole G.O.O.N.S. movement and in no way am I using this woman’s hardships to promote my brand but the total opposite, Im using my brand to spread awareness to my community so they know of the struggles our people go through and situations we make it out of.