February 14, 2007
Dear Friend:I plead before you today with a heavy heart. On Thursday, December 21, my 16-year-old daughter was brutally raped by two boys who attend a Chicago Public High School. As she screamed out hysterically for help, one boy sat on the side of the bed and played a hand held game. I respectfully request, that by signing this petition, you join me in demanding the termination of the contracts of all three administrative members at Simeon Career Academy. They perpetrated nothing less than what my daughter’s rapists did – they took her ability to trust others, they extinguished the gleam in her eyes, they halted the luster to her step, and my friends – they vandalized her innocence. Allow me to share her story: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/HelpMyChild/
Suzette Smart“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”Martin Luther King, Jr.