A black girl will be spending years in jail because she had a mental health crisis. PLEASE READ
Meet Saraya: she was experiencing a mental health crisis. Police came and tackled her. She is 15.
Saraya Rees is a 15 year old biracial girl from Coos County, Oregon. After being abruptly instructed to stop taking her antidepressants by a local pediatrician, Saraya went into psychosis. In her manic state, Saraya poured a small amount of gasoline on the floor. Her parents called Coos Health & Wellness in hope that that would send mental health advisors, Coos Health & Wellness sent the police. While still in psychosis, the officers arrested her, questioned her without her family or lawyers present, charged with attempted murder and assault, and sent her to juvenile prison for 11 years.
This is not justice.
This is inhumane.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
1. Call these people and demand that she be let go to the custody in her parents.
Please call Governor Kate Brown and Senator Jeff Merkely.â
đGovernor Kate Brown: (503) 378-4582â
đSenator Jeff Merkley: (503) 326-3386â
2. Sign the petition!Â
Please DO NOT donate to CHANGE.ORG, instead donate to Sarayaâs gofundme.Â
3. Follow @justice4saraya on instagram. You can find info on where to send her encouragement cards and get updated on progress.
4. SEND CARDS TO THE FOLLOWING (please also note card sending rules)
OAK CREEK CORRECTIONAL FACIILITYÂ
C/O SARAYA REES
4400 LOCHNER ROAD SEÂ
ALBANY, OR 97332
EDIT: PLEASE CONSIDER THESE RULES WHEN SENDING HER CARDS! The family has asked for the following when sending cards:Â
-No vulgar language or cursing (sheâs a child, afterall)Â
- Do not use return address stickers
Using these things could mean Saraya doesnât get your card. If you want to donate to the family during this very hard time, please use the GOFUND ME.
You can also send her gifts for when she gets out to a PO BOX:Â
SARAYAâS PO BOX
PO BOX 211
MYRTLE POINT, OR 97458
MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A CRIME. LETâS FREE OUR GIRL SARAYA!!!
Sarayaâs website:Â https://www.justice4saraya.com/
yâall saying BLM for one situation just donât sit right with me, it goes beyond police brutality!!! itâs Black women dying at a higher rate during childbirth. itâs Black people being exposed to COVID-19 at a higher rate. itâs Black people being forced into low income communities. it's Black people being denied job opportunities due to the name on their applications. it's Black people being denied into higher institutions despite having the same qualifications as their non-Black counterparts. it's Black people having their creations and ideas stolen without being given credit simply because a good percentage of society still believes in 2020 that Black people are not creative enough or smart enough or skilled enough. this isn't just about police brutality. this is deeper than that.
stray kids are getting a lot of hate now so i decided to make this little thread to show you guys that they're literal angels and don't deserve to be treated like that
#1 they always produce and writes music to help others to go through hard times
they're aware of mental issues and other global issues for example they wrote songs about insomnia, depression and anxiety. there's too many songs that bring up these kind of topics but i will give you a few examples:
#2 chan goes live once a week so we donât feel alone and so that we have someone to talk to & just relate to
channie's room became a safe space for a lot of fans
#3 not only chan goes live to help stays but the others do too
- hyunjin once asked for stays problems to see if he could give us advice and help us. he even read out a stays concern in english and tried his best to reply in english
- jisung went live to help stays fall asleep by reading a story
- changbin and jisung taught stays how to rap during one of their vlives
- minho goes live to teach fans their choreographies
#4 they support lgbt
- they attended new york pride in 2018 after kcon and met some fans there
- felix and changbin wore nike shoes that were designed to celebrate pride month
- felix talked about his ideal type and included a girl and boy type
*cough* someone's whipped for changbin *cough*
- hyunjin talked about the song "1-800-273-8255" and said that he cried while watching the mv (the mv is about about lgbt and suicide)
#5 they respect everyone no matter what race or skin color
- chan showed us that he's educated on the n word (3racha - p.a.c.e)
- he even said on his recent vlive that no matter your age, race or skin color stray kids concert is a safe place for everyone
#6 they open their hearts to us and show us that they're humans too and even kpop idols sometimes feel lonely just like everyone else
changbin in his solo track "streelight" talked about going through problems without being able to tell someone and encouraged people to trust others and open up. he used the streetlight as a metaphor for how someone may look bright in the darkness but are actually sad and alone.
he even included 'the blue project' in his mv. the blue project is to help raise awareness on mental health, helping to encourage people to open up. the blue plaint was inspired by jayden whyte who painted a tree blue on his parents' farm as a joke. he took his life in november 2018. after his death the blue tree took on a new purpose: âspread the paint and spread the message that itâs OK to not be OK.â
#7 they donate to charities regularly
minho buys his jewelry from korean brandÂ wing bling. the percentage of every purchase is donated toÂ wwf. he helped polar bears andÂ supported snow leopard conservation through that small gesture
he also supports a child living in africa through unicef but the child doesnât know that heâs an idol. but he said that if the opportunity comes one day he would like to invite that child to watch him perform (arena homme interview with minho&hyunjin - april 2020)
#8 chan once said that he wants to get tattoos but he isnât because he wonât be able to donate blood regularly
okay but imagine chan in tattoos. we wouldn't survive that đł
#9 they ended gender stereotypes by wearing unique outfits
they wore crop tops many times and jeongin once said that pink is for boys
#10 they made a series where they give advices to viewers on various topics (honey-tips)
jisung talked about depression (ep.4)
âYou don't know what happiness is if there's only light so depression needs at least once in order to know how to recover. The deeper the depression is, the stronger the light will be. The light is definitely there."
the list is already so long so i will finish it here. i hope this little thread will help you realize that all those hate comments aren't true. they're literal angels and no one deserve hate.
please reblog so more people can see it
[update] just to make it clear. by haters i did not mean black stays. i meant all those people who used that situation to spread hate on the boys and send them death threats. i believe that educating them is the right solution, not spreading hate :cc
i even saw people bringing back that 'daddy thing' and getting mad at chan, thinking that he's telling underage fans to call him that when first of all he didn't mean to turn it into sexual matter and secondly underage stays shouldn't even know that's a sexual thing đ¤Ą
they really don't deserve that
pls donât hate the boys
they donât need more worries or hardships
I was talking with @chanonymous about this yesterday and,,,
she opened my eyes to how not only stray kids, but every idol, have to deal with this fame and attention for the rest of their lives
and they arenât bullet proof
Jisung has social anxietyâso bad that he had to miss a fan meet and greet
Changbin wrote and produced Streetlightâa song about severe stress and not wanting to share his feelings with even those heâs closest to
Hyunjin actively doesnât believe that heâs good enough and he has an extreme insecurity about his fans leaving himâhe broke down during one of their concerts, crouching down, barely able to get his pleads out without sobbing
Felix just recently was a part of a very serious issue with online commentsâI wonât get into detail since we havenât heard anything from him about it, but people blew it out of proportion so terribly that there is no way that he hasnât seen it
Jeongin makes comments about not being as useful as the others and is afraid to show his emotions to the people around himâhe had admitted to keeping all his sorrows locked up to the point that he had just burst out crying because he was so tired
Seungmin admitted to being unsure his new position as the main vocalânot only is he very awkward when talking about his solo covers, but he also doesnât know if heâs ready to be the new main vocal (perhaps he doesnât think he can compare to Woojin? who knows)
I donât even know how to start with Chanâheâs the leader, heâs under a pile of stress all the time, he has sleeping issues, he feels pressure to work out and stay fit, he commonly makes self-depreciating jokes about the little things he doesnât like about himself, he thinks that he has to help every member if they are struggling, he literally does everything; back-up vocal for Streetlight, compose and sang back-up for Seungminâs cover, produces and writes the majority of Stray Kidsâ music, takes all blame for mistakes made by Stray Kids...
yes, please be mad at them for messing up
be angry, you deserve to be able to express your sorrows and hardships, and tell them what they did wrong
donât worry, they wonât hate you, and Stays certainly shouldnât hate you for feeling the way you do
Stray Kids always apologize, and continuously admit to their mistakes, they respect your feelings
you have made mistakes, I have made mistakes
humans make mistakes
these boys are all human
and we have no idea what is going on inside of their heads
we all have our problems and stressors, none of us are made of steel, and all of us can break with enough force
this post is constantly being updated - please send an ask if you find more!
for people who are unaware of why the riots in minneapolis started happening, hereâs the facts:
so donât get it twisted. the cops just want to change the narrative to make it look like theyâre the wounded and righteous party, when theyâre the ones who started reacting violently in the first place and are still acting violently. so donât you ever forget who started this tragedy and murdered someone, and who are continuing to react to the situation with violence.Â
justice will not be served until all four cops are put away behind bars. they murdered an innocent black man senselessly, and deserve to rot in jail. donât stop fighting until theyâre locked away where they belong.