Ask Michele Bachmann to condemn the inaction of police investigating beating death of gay teen.
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Ask Michele Bachmann to condemn the inaction of police investigating beating death of gay teen.

    1. Trevor Osborne
    2. Petition by

      Trevor Osborne

      Tucson, AZ

On August 19th, 2011, Marcellus Andrews had anti-gay slurs spat at him before being beaten into a coma, later resulting in death. The police in Waterloo, Iowa, have decided not to pursue hate crime charges (despite this having all the makings of one) and have not made any arrests or issued any warrants, despite have suspects identified. With the recent number of Gay teen suicides and anti-homosexual rhetoric on the rise, it is important now more than ever that we stand against injustice. No matter what your views on homosexuality are, one should never get beaten to death for any reason. Michele Bachmann, you are running for the Republican Nomination. Instead of idly sitting by while your hometown allows murderers to freely walk the streets, you can help put a stop to this by denouncing the inaction of the Waterloo Police publicly. Though you have made inflammatory statements towards the LGBT community in the past, here is your chance to attempt to turn around and at least condemn murderers, if nothing else. Please, take a stand against violence.

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      Trevor Osborne
      Petition Organizer

      You guys have truly touched my heart. This is a very, very important cause, and I am glad to see everyone so generously adding their signatures. Let's keep sharing and send a message to the Bachmann campaign: Condemn murderers, condemn inaction.

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    • Desirea Brown SCRANTON, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      i've seriously had it w michele bachmann. lets remember that "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing" -Edmund Burke

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    • Kimberly Tilley PELHAM, NH
      • about 3 years ago

      Michele Bachmann wont sign, but I will

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      Find out who did it and prosecute them!

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I also don't believe that "Representative" Bachmann will speak up regarding this heinous act, or the bigotry involved. Ms. Bachmann's history has thus far been to be divisive and to advocate for cutting programs to the poor, disabled, elderly, women and children while telling others how to live. If she wants me to take her preaching seriously, then she needs to become a healer, stand against all forms of bigotry and be a champion of the dispossessed and the environment.

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    • Trevor Hansen GLENS FALLS, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      The police NEED to do their job. This was a hate crime and it can't be ignored. Either do your job or step down.

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