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Remove State Attorney Angela Corey
  • Petitioning Jennifer Carroll

This petition will be delivered to:

Lt. Governor of Florida
Jennifer Carroll
Florida Attorney General
Pam Bondi

Remove State Attorney Angela Corey

    1. Stuart Faulks
    2. Petition by

      Stuart Faulks

      Falls Creek, Australia

Angela Corey should be held accountable for her actions as State Attorney of Florida, particularly with regard to the way in which she is going to the most unconscionable lengths to secure the conviction of twelve year old Cristian Fernandez.

Corey claimed in October of 2011 that "No one's ever talked about life in prison. The rumors are rampant about that" which is a lie, given the mandatory penalty for first degree murder in Florida is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. She added "I resent people who don't know anything about this case espousing opinions without knowing all of the facts and circumstances". The same could be said for Corey and her failure to be cognizant of the laws which she was elected to implement and adhere to.

This was further exemplified when in December of 2011, Corey boldy stated "In the juvenile system, we can only incarcerate or have him contained for not even two years..." which is yet another falsehood. The Southern Poverty Law Center redressed her ill informed statement thusly "Florida law grants the juvenile system broad discretion to handle the treatment and rehabilitation of children like Cristian, including the power to detain a child as long as necessary to protect public safety."

Corey’s predilection for trying juveniles in adult courts is well documented even though the process is flawed, with studies confirming as much. Stubbornly, she intends to have Crisitian tried in adult court on February 27, 2012. If convicted, Cristian will become the youngest person in the US to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

In 2008, during a public debate at Ridgeview High School, Corey claimed to be "a single woman, who is proud to be a single woman, who loves all children". Unless that child can be used to her political advantage, obviously.

The treatment of Cristian by Corey, and her office, is, and has been, utterly appalling.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, Florida sends more juvenile offenders to adult prisons than any other state. In 2009, 393 juveniles entered adult prisons.

On March 23, Corey was appointed as a "special prosecutor" by Florida Governor Rick Scott to investigate the slaying of Trayvon Martin. On April 9, her recently hired publicist Jackelyn Barnard issued a press release stating that case will not go before a grand jury.

This was met with bewilderment by the general public who are wondering whether a charge will ever be brought against Trayvon's assailant, Robert Zimmerman.

On April 11, Corey brought a charge of second degree murder against Zimmerman, who is currently being held without bail in Seminole County Jail.

Angela Corey’s pro death penalty stance is also something of concern. On June 20 of 2011, U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez declared Florida's death penalty unconstitutional. Interestingly, Florida has the highest number of death sentence reversals in the US with 23. Illinois repealed the death penalty this year to become the fourth state in the last five years to put an end to what is not only an archaic practice but essentially state sanctioned murder. Nationwide, opposition to the death penalty has hit a 39 year high with 35% of people wanting it abolished.

These statistics, along with growing opposition to the death penalty, do not appear to faze Corey and this was exemplified by her reaction to a ruling handed down by Clay County Circuit Judge John Skinner this past February. Kenneth Ray McBride, 37, was convicted for the murder of Roberta Laws and the jury voted 8-4 in favour of McBride being executed. Corey did not prosecute the case personally yet felt compelled to try and intervene and push her pro death penalty stance, one which Judge Skinner clearly disagreed with.

Michael L. Radelet, from the University of Colorado, has documented that there have been 87 ‘Death-to-Life Overrides’ in Florida since 1992, a figure which would no doubt irritate the irascible Corey. 

Thankfully, a death sentence for 12 year old Cristian Fernandez is not an option. Sadly, a life sentence is.

Read more at the following links:

Information on Angela Corey

Justice 4 Juveniles Blog

Save Cristian Fernandez

Remove Angela Corey on Facebook

Remove Angela Corey on Twitter

Save Cristian Fernandez

Sign on to protect Cristian Fernandez

Five Good Signs For Death Penalty Abolition in the US

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. Reached 4,000 signatures
    3. Corey upgrades her pension with taxpayer dollars

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      State Attorney Angela Corey upgrades her pension with taxpayer dollars | jacksonville.com

      By Timothy J. Gibbons State Attorney Angela Corey has spent $235,000 in taxpayer dollars to upgrade her pension and the pension of her senior prosecutor, according to state records. The money was used to increase the percentage of pay that will be provided as a pension for both Corey and Bernie de la Rionda, raising the amount each will receive when they retire.

    4. Top Nassau County prosecutor resigns, blasts State Attorney Angela Corey

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      "The top prosecutor in Nassau County suddenly quit Friday morning by email, criticizing his boss, State Attorney Angela Corey, for breaking campaign promises."

      Top Nassau County prosecutor resigns, blasts State Attorney Angela Corey

      The top prosecutor in Nassau County suddenly quit Friday morning by email, criticizing his boss, State Attorney Angela Corey, for breaking campaign promisesIn his email resignation, Assistant State Attorney Wesley White told Corey she had retreated from a commitment she made before her election in 2008 not to treat Nassau as an "unwanted step-child."He also said her administration would be judged more on the promises she kept than by victories and defeats.

    5. Corey under pressure...

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      State attorney will step aside in DUI prosecution of Duval chief judge's son

      Gov. Rick Scott will likely appoint a special prosecutor in a DUI case involving the 28-year-old son of Duval County's chief judge, Donald Moran.Attorneys for Donald Richard Moran III filed a motion Monday to disqualify State Attorney Angela Corey.Corey said she would not contest the motion.Corey said she had previously prosecuted a witness in the case when she was an assistant state attorney, and Judge Moran was the judge in that case.

    6. Michael R. Jackson's murder conviction overturned by the FSC

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      Another case prosecuted by Corey has been overturned by the Florida Supreme Court.

      Overturned murder conviction of Michael R. Jackson leaves Andrea Boyer's family shaken | firstcoastnews.com

      ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- An Orange Park man will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court overturned the verdict . Michael Renard Jackson was convicted in 2010 of raping and murdering Andrea Boyer in 2007, and her family thought their nightmare was over.

    7. Prosecutors drop sexual battery case against Cristian Fernandez

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer
      Prosecutors drop sexual battery case against Jacksonville teen Cristian Fernandez

      The State Attorney's Office Thursday dropped the sexual battery case against Jacksonville teen Cristian Fernandez armed with no physical evidence or witnesses that he sexually abused a 5-year-old half brother, The Times-Union has learned.Prosecutors were also concerned that the unidentified victim said nothing about the abuse in an initial interview with investigators and made the allegation during a subsequent interview.

    8. Victory for Cristian Fernandez defense: Judge tosses interrogations

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      Securing a conviction against Cristian just got a little harder for Corey and Caliel.

    9. Reached 3,000 signatures
    10. Dershowitz: Fire Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin Case

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      Corey under fire...again.

    11. Angela Corey's response 'does not comply' with law

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      SANFORD, Fla. - Special Prosecutor Angela Corey is being so tight-lipped about her legal reasoning for refusing to release evidence in the case against George Zimmerman, her office's response fails to comply with Florida's Sunshine Law, a non-profit legal foundation told Local 6.

    12. The story of Cristian Fernandez

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      A comprehensive article on Cristian's case and Corey's scurrilous methods of prosecution.

    13. Reached 2,000 signatures
    14. Angela Corey - The Punisher

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      The jail is overflowing, taxpayers are footing the bill, and a new report says State Attorney Angela Corey is to blame

    15. Angela Corey’s war on children in Jacksonville, Florida

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      The list of reasons for Corey to be removed grows longer by the day. A great article.

    16. Cristian Fernandez breaks the shackles

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      The power of the people.

    17. Reached 1,500 signatures
    18. Cristian Fernandez gets defense dream team

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A baby faced teen just got a got a huge change of pace.

      A judge ruled Wednesday morning for substitution of council in his first degree murder case-- which has gained national attention.

      "Didn't make much sense to continue litigating the matter. Fighting over the matter. Wasn't good for Cristian, so we all agreed to put this to rest," public defender Matt Shirk said.

    19. Archive for the ‘Angela Corey’ Category

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      Public Defender Matt Shirk agreed to step aside to allow a team of prominent private attorneys to take over the defense of now 13-year-old Cristian Fernandez.

      The court had appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Fernandez when he was first arrested in March for the murder of his 2-year-old brother. He was indicted as an adult on first degree murder in June. After Shirk rejected a plea deal from State Attorney Angela Corey in January, a team of six private attorneys inserted themselves in the defense team — Hank Coxe, Buddy Schultz, Don Anderson, Melissa Nelson, Bryan Goudy and D. Gray Thomas.

    20. City, State Attorney's Office fight over courthouse funds

      Stuart Faulks
      Petition Organizer

      "We need safe, we need efficient" pleads Corey.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

      • 1 day ago

      Je signe car Angela Corey n'a aucune humanité et on n' aurai jamais du lui donner accès à ce poste je suis eécœuré

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    • Patrice Anita L.A., CA
      • 2 days ago

      This woman is a menace to fairness...she is one sick individual and has no business being in any place of power.

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    • Regina Belcher OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
      • 3 days ago

      I'm sickened by her thought process. She is unqualified and not interested in justice. I also have a huge problem with the retrial of a documented domestic violence victim that fired a warning shot in the air (that hurt no one) and is asking for 60 years. This is beyond any sort of reason and warrants a phychiatric evaluation.

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    • Joseph Talik PORTLAND, OR
      • 3 days ago

      Ms. Corey is a disgrace to law abiding citizens everywhere. She was a key part of letting George Zimmerman walk free after gunning down an innocent black teenager, and she is trying to give Marissa Alexander a 60 year prison sentence for firing a weapon in the air in self defense. Charges need to be brought against Angela Corey for gross negligence and abuse of power.

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    • Roger Simpson CELINA, TX
      • 4 days ago

      This attorney is ridiculous in her persecution of this woman

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