The two following youths are being held in indefinite detention without trials most likely for the "crime" of miscegenation (race mixing).
Shannon Nyamodi: A Good Samaritan Imprisoned
It is alleged that Shannon slept with a white girl in North Carolina.
Terrell Scott - Teen Sex Slave Wrongly Arrested in PA
Scott lived with a white woman and her children for four years.
Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛdʒɨˈneɪʃən/; from the Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, and procreation.
Laws banning "race-mixing" were enforced in certain U.S. states from 1691 until 1967, in Nazi Germany (the Nuremberg Laws) from 1935 until 1945, and in South Africa during the early part of the Apartheid era (1949–1985). All these laws primarily banned marriage between persons of different racially or ethnically defined groups, which was termed "amalgamation" or "miscegenation" in the U.S. The laws in Nazi Germany and many of the U.S. states, as well as South Africa, also banned sexual relations between such individuals.
In the United States, the various state laws prohibited the marriage of whites and blacks, and in many states also the intermarriage of whites with Native Americans or Asians. In the U.S., such laws were known as anti-miscegenation laws. From 1913 until 1948, 30 out of the then 48 states enforced such laws. Although an "Anti-Miscegenation Amendment" to the United States Constitution was proposed in 1871, in 1912–1913, and in 1928 no nation-wide law against racially mixed marriages was ever enacted. In 1967, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Loving v. Virginia that anti-miscegenation laws are unconstitutional. With this ruling, these laws were no longer in effect in the remaining 16 states that still had them. (Source: Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miscegenation)
A person writing in answer to my post about Shannon's case on Google+ gave me what I feel is the real reason why Shannon is incarcerated despite having shot nobody. His comment and my response are below:
Perry - There are a lot of truths being left out of this story. Why do you think no attorney will touch it? Shannon was the victims daughters boyfriend and often slept in his truck outside. One big piece of evidence that isn't being discussed.
MaryLovesJustice - Take the case to court, then. It is not up to the D.A. and sheriff to decide the case and keep any American in jail indefinitely without trial. This youth has been arrested for a year without trial. He is not in jail for sleeping with a white girl. He is in jail for shooting a woman he did not shoot - a woman who SAID he did not shoot her - a shooting that had numerous other witnesses who attest that Shannon went to the woman's aid and that he did not shoot her. North Carolina cannot institute indefinite detention without trials for black youths who sleep with white girls. Thanks for commenting.
Each time Terrell Scott's case should go to trial in Pennsylvania, his prosecutor files a lie with the court claiming that Scott is not mentally trial-ready and that he is in Norris Town Mental Hospital. Scott is actually in prison and looking forward to prove his innocence. His attorney, who basically ignored him for four years, started visiting Scott regularly after his story was published in "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog, and Scott is being urged to sign a plea deal for a crime that never happened. Shannon is also being urged by his attorney to lie on himself and sign a plea deal. They both were told they would be released if they only sign on, the dotted line. In most states, defendants who plea bargain cannot then sue their attorneys for malpractice.
Whereas Shannon Nyamodi and Terrell Scott are being held indefinitely without trial likely for having sex with Caucasian women, a Virginia youth is apparently being punished for being the product of a bi-racial couple. See "Parents' Race Mixing Gets Interracial Son Six Life Sentences" in my "Human Rights for Prisoners March" blog. Virginia taxpayers were sentenced to paying for six life sentences to enslave a 15-year-old interracial boy who followed two men into a robbery. They robbed a party of teens and 20-somethings. There were no injuries. The young men involved in the robbery received sentences of from 10 to 13 years, while Travion Blount, the interracial child, received six life sentences. Travion Blount's case shows what sometimes happens when blacks refuse to give up their constitutional right to trial-by-jury and take a plea deal, especially people who are "guilty" of race-mixing or are products of such unions. Sentencing for the robbery:
David Nichols, VA robber, age 18 - 10 or 13 yrs
Morris “Mo” Downing, VA robber, age 18 - 10 or 13 yrs
Travion Blount, exploited interracial child robber in VA, age 15, received six life sentences
This writer will research to learn which states were among the 16 that Wikipedia reports did not withdraw their laws against miscegenation (race-mixing). It is highly likely that Virginia, North Carolina and possibly Pennsylvania are among them.
Racism in the USA is at a critical level today. Besides being overrepresented in the nation's jails and prisons, unarmed blacks continue to be murdered by police officers who are protected by the justice system, which usually excuses the killings. In addition, civilian whites have started killing blacks at a brisk rate, claiming they felt threatened. The killings of unarmed black people by whites who are not police officers gained momentum after George Zimmerman's trial and release regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin. See four victims of Caucasians' irrational fear at "Justice Gagged" blog: "Killing Young Blacks in USA."
The victims whose black skin apparently made Caucasians feel "threatened" include Jerome Tyson, a U.S.P.S. employee in the D.C. area, Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old woman in Michigan, Jandei Cherry, another Florida resident (like Trayvon Martin), and Jonathan Ferrell, who was murdered by a police officer in Carolina for knocking on a white woman's door and frightening the mistress.
Most calls to my home are prevented, likely by NSA.