Remove San Diego Prosecutor Jan Goldsmith and Judge Howard Shore
  • Petitioned Jerry Brown

This petition was delivered to:

California Governor
Jerry Brown
The People of San Diego County, c/o Dorian Hargrove, San Diego Reader

Remove San Diego Prosecutor Jan Goldsmith and Judge Howard Shore

    1. Petition by

      Rhett Micheletti

      League City, TX


City prosecutors and state judges are civil servants entrusted to serve the legal systems of their local cities and states but, above all else, they are ultimately responsible for protecting the civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. When they fail in that duty, or worse, blatantly violate it, they can set a precedent that endangers the guaranteed civil protections for all Americans.




On June 6, 2013, Nick Wing, of The Huffington Post, reported that "Jeff Olson, a 40-year-old man from San Diego, Calif., will face jail time for charges stemming from anti-big bank messages he scrawled in water-soluble chalk outside Bank of America branches last year. The San Diego Reader reported Tuesday that a judge had decided to prohibit Olson's attorney from "mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial." With that ruling, Olson must now stand trial on 13 counts of vandalism, charges that together carry a potential 13-year jail sentence and fines of up to $13,000."


Current Status:


Luckily, on July 1, 2013, Dorian Hargrove, of The San Diego Reader, reported that a jury trial of commonsense minded individuals, who have not forgotten about the guarantees of the Constitution, made it clear that they would not stand for prosecutors and judges violating civil liberties, and Mr. Olson was acquitted on all counts.


Call To Action:


Unfortunately, San Diego Prosecutors Jan Goldsmith & Paige Hazard, and more importantly, State Superior Court Judge Howard Shore are all still in positions that can allow them to pursue a very disturbing legal precedent-setting path. Who is to say these individuals will not again attempt to usurp the Constitution in service to their own agendas? While those who blatantly disregard the Constitution remain in positions of power, the civil liberties of every citizen remain at risk. That risk must be removed and replaced with a very loud and clear message that "we the people" will not stand for those who do not take seriously their obligation to protect our rights, as guaranteed by the Supreme Law of the Land.

Jerry Brown, California Governor
The People of San Diego County, c/o Dorian Hargrove, San Diego Reader
Remove San Diego Prosecutor Jan Goldsmith and Judge Howard Shore.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Eva Colera SPAIN
      • 12 months ago

      This is a clear case of collusion between a corporation and the state = corporatocracy = fascism

    • Deonca Williams JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      It's clear that the banks, the federal reserve and the IRS are the biggest thieves and they are the ones that should be imprisoned.

    • Linda Rapp DEARBORN, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      Free speech must not be abridged.

    • joe gomez CHULA VISTA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      First Amendment Rights must be Protected from overreaching Judicial terrorists

    • Leland Wheeler CLEARWATER, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I've read George Orwell. I took it as a warning.


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