It’s not so much what you know as what you can prove,
says a concerned father, and the mother wants better representation
for others whose children like her daughter have gotten caught
in a felony with little if any evidence at school.
Mrs. Watkins said after her daughter was
tackled at school be a deputy,
she found “there are a lot of children in the judicial system
that may not have good representation.”
She and Mr. Watkins and George Boston Rhynes
are starting an organization to at least show concern.
George said in one visit to juvenile court
he encountered two families with problems with
probation and law enforcement knocking down doors and searching without
Mr. Watkins wants to help people know their rights.
Things we older folk may have done as children now there
are laws against, and the children and their families
need to know things like the difference between a felony
and a misdemeanor, and the importance of writing things down.
“Details is all that matters.”
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Mrs. Watkins said a sheriff’s deputy used excessive force against her
daughter and despite no evidence her daughter was charged with a felony.
George Boston Rhynes asked:
If your child would have been been caught with what her child have experienced,
wouldn’t you want
somebody in Valdosta and Lowndes County
and the state of Georgia
and the state and the nation
to know what had happened to your child?
According to Mrs. Watkins,
between 11AM and noon on 14 May 2013 she
Watkins was called by the principal of Pine Grove Middle School
saying her daughter had assaulted her.
When Mrs. Watkins got there Deputy Robert Adkins
told her he was going to charge her daughter with several charges,
even though he had no statement from anyone.
When she got home, she found a facebook video of two children
attacking her daughter, who wasn’t attacking anyone, and the teacher
was never struck, which the deputy also confirmed he had not heard happened.
Yet Mrs. Watkins said none of the other children were charged
and her daughter was charged with a felony.
See for yourself what she said, in a lot more detail: