Archive Monthly Archives: March 2017

I am not alone in this fight!

Someone recently said to me,  “I can’t understand how bad you must feel but do you really think you’re going to make a difference?”  I appreciate the question and I can see how some people might feel as if it is a waste of time.  However, I feel it is my responsibility as a citizen, parent and human being to make a difference and that is exactly what I WILL do.  And much to my surprise, … Click to Continue reading

NOT GUILTY

Merriam-Webster defines the term Not Guilty as follows:

1:  a plea by a criminal defendant who intends to contest the charges

2:  a verdict rendered by a jury acquitting a criminal defendant upon finding that the prosecution has not proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

I agree with the legal definition but … Click to Continue reading

Jordan’s Law Progress

Jordan’s Law was introduced to the California State Legistature by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh. To follow the progress of ​Jordan’s Law (assembly bill 1542), go here.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1542

Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Announces “Jordan’s Law” to Combat Social Media Motivated Attacks

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2017
Contact: Michelle Reyes
Michelle.Reyes@asm.ca.gov
(916) 319-2045

**Media Advisory**

(Woodland Hills) –Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) will host a press conference to discuss “Jordan’s Law”, Assembly Bill 1542, in response to a surge in violent attacks for the purpose of filming and sharing on social media.

Assemblymember Dababneh became alarmed about social media motivated attacks after local teen and El Camino Real Charter High School student, Jordan Peisner, was viciously assaulted by another teen outside a fast food restaurant in December.

An associate of the perpetrator filmed the incident and posted it on social media where it quickly went viral. The individual that filmed the video has not been charged with any crime. Jordan suffered severe injuries, including a blood clot in his brain and permanent hearing loss.

The bill will criminalize conspiring with an attacker to videotape a violent crime.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce “Jordan’s Law”
WHEN: Friday, March 3,  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: El Camino Real Charter High School (Anderson Hall)
5440 Valley Circle Blvd Woodland Hills

LIVE STREAM: This event will be available in real time via Facebook Live on the Assemblymember’s official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymemberDababneh

UPDATE: The event was recorded and is available for viewing on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLCJxTLbysQ&feature=youtu.be&a

TRACK THE BILL: Track the progress of Jordan’s Law through the California Legislature. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1542