• Petitioned Stamford Municipal Government

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Stamford Municipal Government

Stamford Municipal Government: Heighten security in Veterans Park in Stamford, CT

    1. Petition by

      Gabriel Iskandar

      Riverside, CT

Recently, while leaving the mall after watching a movie that ended late, I - a high school student- and four of my friends were assaulted by a group of teenagers not much older than us. We had been walking through Veterans park to wait to get picked up by our parents. I and one other friend were violently attacked by a group of almost thirty people. I was punched and kicked repeatedly in the back, torso, stomach, and head/face. Thankfully, two good samaritans had the courage to step in and break it up. Unfortunately, their actions will not be enough to prevent further violence of this kind from happening in Veterans park. After speaking with the police, I was told that acts such as these are not only common, but have been perpetrated by roughly the same group of people several times before. In order to make this park a safer place, I have started this online petition to increase security in Veterans Park, as well as other contiguous areas. I know for a fact, that teenagers from nearby areas, as well as families, senior citizens, and children all frequent this park, either to pass through it to get to the mall, or simply to enjoy it. We should not let this park become inaccessible to people due to fear of violence. Your signatures will help make Veterans park a safer place by encouraging the Stamford municipal government to enact security measures (such as increasing police presence, add cameras to enhance surveillance capabilities, or by stationing police cars closer to the area) and make Stamford a safer place. Thank you -Gabriel Iskandar

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Marie Fernando OLD GREENWICH, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      We are so sorry to hear what happened to you and your friends. We are totally behind you and by initiating this petition, hopefully something good will comeout that will make our communities safe - The Fernando Family

    • Samuel F. Savitz GREENWICH, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      OK, fine, Gabe, ill sign it.

    • karole seikaly RESTON, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a resident of VA,after reading what happened to Gabriel and his friends I thought of my kids and their safety.No public place especially parks should be unsafe for kids..senior citizens or anybody..immediate actions should take place..The safety of our kids should be a priority..



    • Guillermo MacLean RIVERSIDE, CT
      • over 3 years ago

      so sorry to hear what you went through and congratulations and thank you for doing something about it. Best, g

    • philippe cardineau CROLLES, FRANCE
      • over 3 years ago

      Cet incident , c'est pour toi une opportunité de réfléchir à ta vie et au monde qui t'entoure. Je suis certain que tu sauras en tirer des leçons. Je suis de tout coeur avec toi.


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