Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Arraignment Hearing Today

Just a quick note that Farrah's Arraignment hearing is today. At this hearing, Farrah's charges will be officially read and formally recorded. As stated before, there is a chance that she may or may not be charged with an additional felony for an issues with registry administration. If felony is not pressed, then she will still face charges for alleged probation violation.

Please be aware that SSG is not immediately privileged to receive information related to hearings. We can only report on the outcome once the information has been released. Stay tuned for an update within 48 hours.

-- SSG Ops

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Veil of Deception" by N. Clarke

 
We all live beneath a massive veil of deception that has been put on us since the moment we became self aware. Either by blissful ignorance or by choice, we live under the assumption that the world around us is a good place, and that all the problems and evil that permeates human society is far, far away and that there are systems in place to protect us. We are told that police are always there to help us, and that the justice system is there to make sure that the bad guys are punished and the good guys always win. We are meant to believe that every time a person is convicted of a crime, that person is guilty no matter what. How could they not be? They were convicted after all.
     
This is not always the case, though. Nothing is ever perfect, and the American justice system is no exception to that rule. Sometimes, mistakes are made. Sometimes, bad people are put in charge of cases. Sometimes, innocent people get hurt. It is times like these that the true darkness of society rears its ugly head and most of us are content to just look away and ignore it, lest we see beyond the veil and are forced to accept that the evil in the world is much closer to us than we care to admit. We would much rather just go along with the mistakes and treat the person as guilty simply because we are told it is so. We don’t know the person’s story, we don’t know the context of what happened, we can’t even say for 100% certain that they are actually guilty, we just assume they are because that’s what the justice system said.
 
In times when innocents are hurt by the justice system, it should be up to society to pick up where the justice system failed them, and yet that doesn’t happen. The courtroom is the be-all end-all of these matters, and that is what society will choose to believe. There are some crimes that fling society into a moral panic as well, and a person accused of such a crime is often deemed guilty before they even step foot in court, and that results in some of the most unthinkable horrors human society can inflict upon a person being forced upon an innocent person who was simply a victim of circumstance. And what happens when these people are chewed up and spat back out of the justice system that failed them? Society treats them like sub-human garbage. They are seen as horrible monsters devoid of any humanity or feelings and are treated as such, because if they aren’t then society is forced to admit that it was wrong, that the justice system isn’t perfect, and that the veil exists and there is an actual world beyond it that isn’t pretty, and sadly, this fact also makes it difficult to bring about change.
 
We’d rather sit back and believe that everybody convicted of a crime is guilty, and that false convictions are rare and would never EVER happen to anybody we care about. We’d rather hide behind the veil of ignorance and believe that we are safe. But that can’t happen. Not anymore. Too many innocent people suffer under the boot of a justice system that has long since become a greed-fueled entity that exists not to serve justice, but to serve the interests of the parties overseeing cases. Police departments get to look like they’re doing a good job. Judges get to look like they’re being tough on crime. Attorneys get paid huge sums by feeding off the desperate. Private jails get more and more money the more inmates they house. The state gets a constant stream of money from probationers paying huge fees that they have to skip meals just to afford or risk going to prison. And this all is allowed to happen because the public would rather think that the system is benevolent and always does good than admit that the system put in place to protect them is broken.
 
 
That is exactly why it is time for people to stand up and demand change. Demand justice reform. What will it take for people to see beyond the veil? Will it take their loved one getting accused of a crime they didn’t commit and driven into crippling debt to prove their innocence? Will it take somebody’s son getting accused of a heinous sex crime that he couldn’t have possibly committed but found guilty anyway because of courtroom bias? Will it take somebody’s mother committing suicide because her reputation was destroyed by a false accusation and her family came under constant scrutiny?
 
You might say “oh that will never happen to me or anybody I know”. Well Farrah Barney probably thought that too. Her family probably assumed they would never have to go through what they have. Her friends probably assumed that nothing like that would ever happen to her. But it did. The fact is that it can happen to anybody who leaves the house, anybody who interacts with other people, anybody who is a part of society is at risk of becoming another casualty of the failings of the American justice system, and we must all stand up and work together to stop this. Make no mistake, innocent people are being wrongfully punished, some with slaps on the wrist, others have their entire lives and futures destroyed, and more people will continue to fall victim to this unless we all choose to see beyond the veil and open our eyes to the brutal truth of our imperfect world. Then, and only then, can we all start working together to make a better place for everybody.


--N. Clarke

Friday, January 20, 2017

An Inauguration Day Message from SoS



Today is a day of uncertainty, doubt, and insecurity in the United States. Many of us fear what may be in store for the future and we have little way to know what will come.

In these times, the best we can do is pray that the powers that be will do what's right to help those who need it most. We should not assume the worst but we should plan for the occasion.

For in the event that they fail in their responsibility to guide and help the people, we will have to look to each other for support. In this, however, we are more than capable.

This has been shown repeatedly in the last few months as organizations committed to forego profit to provide free and accessible service to those most in need, celebrities used the height of their fame to shine light on the little person, religions embraced those that would normally be shunned, and funds were raised by countless groups to ensure that even the hopeless would have a chance.

We are a strong people capable of making America great again in selfless ways. By banding together with an open heart and mind, we will secure our freedoms. Despite our differences in appearance, culture, history, and orientation, we are all people and our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness will not be halted by policy, bigotry, labels, stigma, or hate.

So hold tight to those you care about, and if you can help, do as much as you can. It is, after all, the people that define a nation.



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This message has been posted to all SSG efforts, but we feel that it is especially important here, as it goes in line with the lesson that Farrah "Sisk"  Barney left for us.





-- SSG Ops

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Send Postcards to Sisk - UPDATE

 
SoS has recently learned that Sisk is able to receive drawings via postcard!
 
Please note that the postcard must be metered (available for $.50 at the post office) and your drawing must be accompanied with a note.  The note to Sisk can be written on the back of the card, but it must be included somewhere to avoid your postcard being rejected.
 
Your postcard must also adhere to the standard Jail Mail rules below:
 
 
Please check out our "Contact US" page for address and additional info.

 
 

-- SSG Ops

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Send Postcards to Sisk

For her protection, Sisk has been placed in protective custody. This keeps her safe, but also leaves her in isolation.

But you can help!

Sisk can receive postcards while in jail and would love to hear from her friends. For info on how you can reach out to Sisk, check out our "Contact US" page. If you want Sisk to write back, be sure to include a return address on your postcard.

A Hasty Start to a Prominent Goal - Welcome

Welcome to SaveOurSisk.org - Your central repository of information, reports, news, and opinions regarding Farrah "Siskmarek" Barney and her tragic situation.

We invite you to get to know Sisk by checking out the "About Sisk" page, and then discover the adversity she faces by heading over to "Sisk's Story".

It is with regret we must report that the start of SaveOurSisk was hastily moved up in response to recent unfortunate events. Many aspects of this site are still under construction and we ask that you bear with us while we get the site up to standard. Keep in mind that this effort is just one of many operated by the Social Saviors Group and resources are allocated according to priority. Nonetheless, we will do our best to keep you updated as more news becomes present.



Sisk Report - 2017/01/17:

Sisk is presently in jail in Maricopa County, Arizona awaiting a hearing to find out what she will be charged with. Much information is currently up in the air but the following is what we know.

1. Farrah was discharged unexpectedly from group therapy on December 9th. Normal protocols were not followed.

2. Farrah was arrested for unspecified probation violations after her apartment was searched on December 21st.

3. Farrah is currently held at the Lower Buckeye Jail. As a transgendered woman in a male facility, she requested protective custody for her safety.

4. The prosecution is considering additional charges related to her alleged failure to file all the required paperwork. These are felony charges.

5. Farrah has a skilled attorney to defend her against the probation violations. The additional charges would require additional resources. Farrah's current attorney would be able to represent her, but that would come with an increase in attorney fees. Farrah's attorney has estimated it will require $15k to defend her against the additional charges.

6. Farrah will be formally charged on January 31st. The date for the trial will be set at that point.


Stay with us for further updates as they arrive.

-- SSG Ops.