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#CyntoiaBrown is serving a life sentence in Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Allen. However, there is evidence to support that she did this is self-defense, she was also 16 at the time the incident & was tried as an adult. In #2004, Brown killed Nashville realtor Johnny Allen, one of the many men who paid to have sex with the then 16-year-old. As a child sex slave, she’d been repeatedly raped, abused and held at gunpoint prior to being exploited by Allen. She admitted she feared his military background paired with the numerous guns she said she observed in his home. She shot and killed the 43-year-old.
“He was a sharpshooter in the Army,” Brown said of Allen. “I’m sitting here thinking if he does something, what am I going to do?”
Brown, whose grandmother and mother are also survivors of rape, was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 51 years.
🎬 Filmmaker Dan Birman shared video from his seven years documenting Cyntoia Brown's case. Birman's film on Cyntoia helped change Tennessee law for children like her in 2011. Now, anyone 18 or younger can't even be charged with prostitution. If Brown's case were heard today, the court would treat her as a child human #trafficking victim... @kimkardashian, @troubleman31 and @badgalriri throw their support behind Cyntoia Brown.
Sign this petition to reopen her case + appeal her unjust conviction: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-cyntoia-brown #JusticeForCyntoiaBrown #BLACKGIRLSROCK!
#FREECYNTHOIABROWN 🗣🔁 @essence
We have to protect our girls! Why? Violence against girls kills a girl every 5 minutes. Child marriage? 1 in 4 girls is affected. Trafficking? 71 percent of victims are female. Female genital mutilation? 63 million girls have undergone it. Access to education? 130 million girls are out of school. HIV/AIDS? Girls are twice as likely to be infected! #InternationalDayOfTheGirl #FreedomForGirls SUPPORT: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl (📽️: @beylite) 👭🏿 👭🏼 👭 🙏🏽❤ #psa #publicserviceannouncement #temporarypost