Andrew Despres: Release Andrew Despres from Worcester County Jail.
  • Petitioned Mr. Robert V. Antonucci
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Fitchburg State University
Mr. Robert V. Antonucci
Fitchburg State University
William Cummings III
Fitchburg State University
James Hamel
Fitchburg State University
Matthew Bruun
Worcester County Jail and House of Correction
Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis
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Mayor
Mayor Wong
President of the United States
Massachusetts Governor

Andrew Despres: Release Andrew Despres from Worcester County Jail.

    1. Petition by

      Fred M

      wheaton

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December 2012

Victory

From Petition Organizer: Andrew Despres has been released, Thank you for all your support.

Andrew Despres has been wrongfully charged. Andrew was charged with trespassing; we are not disputing Andrew's  trespassing, a misdemeanor. We are disputing the perverse part of the situation when he was also charged with carrying ammunition, his belt. The bullet belt anyone can buy for twenty dollars. The ammo wasn't live; it can be sold over the counter to children. It's harmless. He was held in prison, at first, at a five hundred and forty dollar bail. The next morning, he was brought to trial. The bail was set at 50,000 dollars cash. The official charges: "Trespass on state/county property" and "Ammunition without FID card".

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis responds:

      Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis

      Mr Fred M.
      This is to advise you that the email address you have above for the Sheriff of Worcester County Mass. is incorrect. The email address you are listing is actually for the Sheriff of Worcester County Maryland.
      Please correct t...


    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis responds:

      Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis

      Sir,

      All the email signatures have been sent to the Sheriff of Worcester, Snow Hill, Maryland. Sheriff Mason has no jurisdiction in Worcester County, Mass.


    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Aaron Pratt NEW HAVEN, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Used to run a small mail order business making and selling bullet belts to hundreds of law abiding citizens. Fashion bullet belt makers use reconditioned shells and none, of course, use any gunpowder whatsoever. They cannot be fired. I can understand alarm at seeing them, but they cannot be considered ammunition in any functional or, I would hope, legal sense.

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    • Chuck Dewey SANTA CLARA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I lived in Leominster, Mass. in 1969 when one of the local kids was arrested for wearing an American flag on his pants. The police had their heads up their a** then, and it would seem that nothing has changed!

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    • Charlie Duoto LAGO VISTA, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      I used to wear fake bullet belts and never got in trouble for it. Just because a kid looks emo, rave, goth, or punk doesn't make them a bad person, it just makes them stylish. The ammunition charge is absolute baloney.

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    • Nicole Hamidi SOUTH HADLEY, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Putting a guy in jail for wearing empty rounds as a fashion statement is bogus. Leave this guy alone. Metal heads are people too.

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    • Charlie Duoto LAGO VISTA, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      I used to wear belts that looked like bullets back in my high school days. Since when is being emo, goth, rave or punk a crime? I thought it was just being stylish and hip. The trespassing part is passable, but how can they even get away with the ammunition charge? It's obvious to me that the school administration is just overreacting and probably flat out don't like him.

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