The youth had no prior arrest record, and the hall monitor--a 58-year-old teacher's aide--was not seriously injured. But Shaquanda was tried in March 2006 in the town's juvenile court, convicted of "assault on a public servant" and sentenced by Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville to prison for up to 7 years, until she turns 21.My son saw the story on Facebook and I saw a link to it at Skeptical Brotha, and read it in the Trib. There's even a blog, Free Shaquanda Cotton: Leave Shaquanda Notes of Love!
Just three months earlier, Superville sentenced a 14-year-old white girl, convicted of arson for burning down her family's house, to probation.
I don't have the words to describe the utter evil it would take to perpetrate this particular travesty of justice.