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Tue Dec 11, 2018, 05:17 PM Dec 2018

Mom Who Had Baby Snatched Away, Released

From Essence.com

Mom Who Had Baby Snatched Away By NYPD Released From Jail

However, Jazmine Headley's legal battles are not quite over yet as she is still being held on a warrant out of New Jersey.

by: Breanna Edwards Dec, 11, 2018

According to Scott Hechinger, Dir. of Policy at Brooklyn Defender Services, a judge has ordered Jazmine Headley to be released from jail without a bond.

Hechinger live tweeted the court proceedings Tuesday afternoon:

Full article can be found at Essence.com or by clicking on the following link: https://www.essence.com/news/charges-dropped-against-black-mom/

According to the article, Ms. Headley's child is currently with family members.
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Mom Who Had Baby Snatched Away, Released (Original Post) spicysista Dec 2018 OP
Thank the Goodness of the judge. Thank you for the update! Kind of Blue Dec 2018 #1
Thanks for the update and the link. spicysista Dec 2018 #2
Thanks again for the update, spicysista! Kind of Blue Dec 2018 #3
This post is awesome. spicysista Dec 2018 #4
Gurl, I had to look up Pointe technique! Kind of Blue Dec 2018 #5
Likewise, Kind of Blue. spicysista Dec 2018 #6

Kind of Blue

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1. Thank the Goodness of the judge. Thank you for the update!
Tue Dec 11, 2018, 08:25 PM
Dec 2018

I saw the video very early this morning and disgusted by the black officers and other black security so-called peace officers, especially women involved. I'm so glad they were put on leave.

As far as Headley's warrant in New Jersey, I've read that Lisa Schreibersdorf, executive director and founder of Brooklyn Defender Services, said Tuesday that her office will be arguing a special motion to have Headley released on the matter from New Jersey. If the judge denies it, Schreibersdorf said, Headley will be transferred to New Jersey Wednesday. https://www.nj.com/news/2018/12/da-drops-charges-against-mom-who-had-baby-ripped-from-her-what-will-happen-with-nj-warrant.html

I don't know if Schreibersdorf has a good argument but it sure seems strange that she was arrested twice on that warrant and was free until this incident. As of now, the NJ judge who issued the warrant has not returned any calls as to what he will do.

Any attorneys here have insight on this kind of warrant?


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2. Thanks for the update and the link.
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 12:23 AM
Dec 2018

Last edited Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:00 AM - Edit history (1)

"[i]According to the New York Times, the executive director of Brooklyn Defender Services explained the New Jersey case Tuesday, saying Headley was in a car with four people when it was pulled over; police allegedly found stolen credit cards inside the car. Though Headley was quickly released and had only been charged with a misdemeanor, she couldn't get back to New Jersey for a court date and a warrant was issued for her arrest."

At least she now has an attorney. I'm hopeful that she'll now have the resources to prove her case.

On an unrelated matter, I absolutely adore Josephine Baker. In French class (elementary and middle) , I always chose to be called by Josephine . She was truly a beautiful, black, badass boss.

Kind of Blue

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3. Thanks again for the update, spicysista!
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 09:33 AM
Dec 2018

Now it makes sense and I'm hopeful, too, that she has a good case. I just hope that the baby will recover completely from the brutality.

Yes, I was absolutely fascinated by Ms. Baker's life and she was my inspiration to be fearless and to travel. I remember as a girl, her last concert after years away from the U.S. was such a huge deal and a clip was shown on 60 Minutes or something. Then she was found in a coma and passed shortly afterward with newspapers of glowing reviews about the concert all over her bed.

From what I understand, she was the only female speaker at the March on Washington. And after Dr. King's death, Ms. Coretta asked Ms. Baker to lead the movement. I adore her, too, spiceysista, and hope that she'll always be remembered not just as a glamorous woman but also a fighter throughout her life against anti-blackness. But her fun and beautiful side keeps me going, too

“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents. And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. And when I get mad, you know that I open my big mouth. And then look out, ’cause when Josephine opens her mouth, they hear it all over the world. .?.?.

I am not a young woman now, friends. My life is behind me. There is not too much fire burning inside me. And before it goes out, I want you to use what is left to light the fire in you.”


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4. This post is awesome.
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 10:07 AM
Dec 2018

Her story has always called to me. Even as she was considered to be too controversial and thusly shunned by other leaders, Mrs. Coretta Scott King (another fearless example of leadership personified) did not shy away from her.
Josephine's accomplishments are a legacy of courage and determination. She even taught herself Pointe technique as an adult! My goodness!
Thank you, KindofBlue (great album), for this post about my favorite Gemini!

Kind of Blue

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5. Gurl, I had to look up Pointe technique!
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 06:38 PM
Dec 2018

And that's the thing about Josephine Baker, there's always something else that's outstanding about her to know.

Thank you, spicysista, for always adding more to my system

On Edit: forgot to include the controversial ones who are especially shunned for not fitting in are my inspiration. And Mrs. King, rest her soul, saw through the BS. I love them both so much.


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6. Likewise, Kind of Blue.
Wed Dec 12, 2018, 07:42 PM
Dec 2018

You and the hosts of the AA group make DU a better place. I always look forward to your posts.

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