Stop Violence Towards Peaceful Protesters
  • Petitioned Barrack Obama and other national and local government authorities

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Barrack Obama and other national and local government authorities
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Stop Violence Towards Peaceful Protesters

    1. Michael Rochester
    2. Petition by

      Michael Rochester

      Simpsonville, SC

 

In order to stop violence towards peaceful protesters, we must stand strong with peace and dignity to preserve our rights as civil human beings. We must also allow others, whether we agree or disagree, to have the same rights as our own and without harm. This is vital to maintaining our own freedom. The reason this petition to stop violence towards peaceful protesters was created is because there is too much police brutality in too many cities across the nation. Don't believe me? Please take a minute to reference the Facebook page for this petition. There, you will see many clips and articles demonstrating the level of violence towards peaceful protesters. This has to stop.

Currently, we see multiple incidents spread across the news and Youtube where protesters appear to be beaten with rubber bullets, batons, pepper sprayed etc. This has to stop. If people aren't violent during a protest, why should they have to face violence from the one group of people we need to be able to trust to keep us safe (police)?

It is important for any person, group, government offical, or any authority, including our own US president to send a message stop violence when it is totally unnecessary. If we are going to stand against violence, as a nation, to other countries, why are we facing the same type of violence in the USA? We must stand together, in unity, to fight violence, bullying, and ignorance. It is these things that we must replace with peace, truth, and open mindedness. Understand that everyone has different views and just because they are different, doesn't justify abuse or violence in any manner.

We can't stop it, unless we take a stand together in solidarity to make a statement. Let our voices continue to be heard without disruption! We are the people of the United States. We have first amendment rights and must protect our freedom of speech. Let's make it known we will not stand down and we know our rights. Let's stop violence against our freedoms now! Please sign the petition!

Let us make this message heard and fight the violence! Please sign this petition to the president to stop violence towards peaceful protesters.

Sign, share, then encourage others to do the same.

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    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Petition Title Shortened to Stop Violence Towards Peaceful Protesters

      Michael Rochester
      Petition Organizer

      In an attempt to make the petition easier to find on the web, I've modified the title to be "Stop Violence Towards Peaceful Protesters". This will make the petition easier to find as it more aligns with "Google's" rules on page content and title.

      The petition's category has also been changed to "Criminal Justice" from "Human Rights". The reason for this change is that it more aligns with the protection of our first amendment right to peacefully assemble. Also, due to the call to action for the prosecution of all those who have violated this right across the country.

    3. 100 Signatures Reached!

      Michael Rochester
      Petition Organizer

      This is great news! Our momentum is beginning to grow and its all thanks to you, supporters against violence on peaceful protests!

      Please keep signing, sharing, and encouraging others to do the same. This is an important cause and we continue to need your help. The more signatures we have, the bigger the statement we can make. We MUST come together, stand together, and fight together to gain and uphold our rights as American citizens!

      Also, please visit our Facebook page by clicking the link below. Please be sure to like it and share with your friends.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. 85 Signatures Reached!

      Michael Rochester
      Petition Organizer

      We are making progress, but more help is needed from supporters! Please sign, share, and encourage others to take action against violence!

      Also be sure to follow our Facebook page by clicking on the link below then clicking "like" once on the page.

    6. A new page with updates on "violence against protesters" has been created

      Michael Rochester
      Petition Organizer

      This page will allow the sharing, discussion, and suggestions needed to fight violence against peaceful protesters. It also features articles of our president speaking out against violence as it applies to other countries and allows for comparison with the progress of our own country.

    7. Reached 50 signatures
    8. 100 Signatures

      Michael Rochester
      Petition Organizer

      100 Signatures is only our starter goal. We need many more than this if we intend on making our voices heard. Please share the petition on your Facebook page and encourage others to also sign. In the words of Henry Ford:

      "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success".

    9. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • erin sheva NORTH GARDEN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am ashamed of my country and wish I had another place to go.

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    • crystal via MURFREESBORO, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I protested in my young days and it was horrible people of all color were beaten I was and then at the kent state in Ohio they killed four students. The constitution gives us tha right and if the constitution is no good then nothing is.The tea aprty protested had on guns and no one did nothing to them the republican mayor is pushing this issue to stop thiis.

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    • Cynthia Mays TULSA, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is ridiculous and dangerous to use weapons and tactics for riot control when there is no riot. Already people have been injured from rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. What are authorities going to tell families if someone is killed just trying to speak out?

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    • krista kendrick JASPER, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      There's nothing more civil than treating a fellow HUMAN as if they are, in fact a HUMAN......

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    • Claire Louise Mc Dermott DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      No matter what there will be violance towards protesters. I dont see why police should be violant towards peacefull protesters. I seen footage on youtube of the past few weeks from occupy Dame st and out side the Dail. Pushing a preganant woman to the ground along with other people for sitting on a step with their hands by their sides!

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