High schooler arrested for science project
State Attorney Jerry Hill: Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot
Kiera Wilmot has been described as an exemplary student and a wonderful young woman. Why is it then that an experiment gone wrong is being dealt with by the police and school as a felony offense? According to the Miami Times:
“7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.”
The principal has said that that he doesn’t believe she had any malicious intentions. Yet she now faces two felony charges as an adult. These includ making, possessing or discharging a destructive device and with possessing or discharging weapons on school grounds!
I’ve learned that the charges have not yet been filed and this means that Florida State Attorney Jerry Hill and Assistant State Attorney Tammy Glotfelty have an opportunity to the right thing, use common sense, and drop these charges against Kiera.
Please sign this petition to challenge any decision to so drastically charge this young woman for something that was a simple mistake. Her life should not be turned upside down, her future crushed, because someone wants to make a statement. There was no criminal activity here – she does not deserve to be punished like this. Help Kiera find real justice!
I also recommend checking out this article about the situation
Mike Judge was not talking about 500 years in the future when he wrote Idiocracy. The nation of zombies is not fiction either, it’s here now. They keep tapping and yapping and playing video games while the earth burns. Metaphorically, it’s impeccable.
The society is now a top down authoritarian regime under total surveillance. Corporate / government partnership has erased the civil liberties that once made America different from military dictatorships. Justice is selective and does not apply to state crimes. Citizens are trained not to challenge government criminality, first by being harassed as “conspiracy nuts” — as if the government is incapable of breaking the laws of the land — and then whistleblowers who show proof of government crimes are arrested and disappeared into gulags. Their evidence is ignored by the corporate partners and the media empires they command.
The distraction society has reached a critical tipping point where people can obsess and communicate constantly as long as it is isn’t about anything actually important. Actual citizenship, diligence, keeping the state in check is no longer even a part of the society for the great majority in America. They have abandoned their responsibilities as citizens and accepted the dictates of the criminal political class. By accepting a criminal state and failing as citizens, America is collapsing every day into outright fascism.