he officers involved should be fired without any payment

    1. Reannon Smith
    2. Petition by

      Reannon Smith

      Calimesa, CA

The 2 officers fired 9 rounds into an unarmed suspect on church property, with innocent children and by statnders with no concern for them, lets see if the system really does justify with multiple witnesses. As we speak these officers on suspended with paid leave. THIS IS NOT JUSTICE

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he officers involved should be fired without any payment

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    1. *IMPORTANT CITY HALL MEETING*

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      ON NOVEMBER 25TH AT 6PM I WILL BE TAKING THIS PETITION TO CITY HALL, I ENCOURAGE AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE TO COME AND JOIN ME SO SOMETHING CAN BE DONE AND THIS ISSUE IS HANDLED. MERLIN DESERVES SOME KIND OF JUSTICE AS WELL AS HIS FAMILY. THOUGH THIS WILL NOT BRING HIM BACK BUT THESE OFFICERS SHOULD NOT GO UNPUNISHED.

    2. REACHED 100 SIGNATURES!

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      OK SO THEASY PART IS OVER 100 SIGNATURES REACHED. NEXT STEP YUCAIPA CITY HALL!

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. WHO WERE THE 2 OFFICERS THAT FIRED THIER GUNS?

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      ITS WIERD THAT IN ALL THE MEDIA UPDATES & SO ONE THERE IS NEVER ONE MENTION OF THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS WHO FIRED THTIER GUNS THAT DAY. WHAT IS THE SHERRIFFS STATION TRYING TO HIDE? WELL I MIGHT HAVE AN IDEA, A FEW WEEKS AGO I GOT A TIP THAT AN OFFICER ISMAEL DIAZ, WHO WAS TRANSFERRED TO YUCAIPA AFTER SHOOTING & KILLING A MAN IN LAKE ARROWHEAD. HE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING MR. MUNOZ NOT TOO LONG AGO. OFFICER DIAZ WAS INFACT ON DUTY THAT DAY AND IF HE WAS ONE OF THE 2 OFFICERS THAT WOULD MAKE 3 DEATHS ON HIS HANDS. SO TELL ME WHY THE 2 OFFICERS NAMES HAVENT BEEN RELEASED AND NOT EVEN THE CITY COUNCIL CAN GET THAT INFO BECAUSE THEY WONT RELEASE IT. MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS KNOW AND SIGN THIS PETITION WE CANT LET THIS HAPPEN ANYMORE PEOPLE ARENT SUPPOSED TO BE KILLED BY THE ONES WHO ARE HERE TO "PROTECT & SERVE"

    5. LAWS ON USING DEADLY FORCE....MUST READ!

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      When police officers are arresting someone for a felony, the courts have given them a little more leeway. The police may use all the force that is necessary to overcome resistance, even if that means killing the person they are trying to arrest. However, if it is proved that an officer used more force than was necessary, the officer can be held criminally and civilly liable. In Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1, 105 S. Ct. 1694, 85 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1985), the Supreme Court ruled that it is a violation of the Fourth Amendment for police officers to use deadly force to stop fleeing felony suspects who are nonviolent and unarmed. The decision, with an opinion written by Justice byron r. white, said, in part, "We conclude that such force may not be used unless it is necessary to prevent the escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others."

    6. STRONG COMMUNITY

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      As we get closer to 100 signatures I am now sending this petition to our city council chief of police and the asst. chief. I know how dirty things can get when things like this happen and someone tries to make things right. maybe they can quiet a couple people, but if we stand together as a community they cant shut us all up. I will fight this all the way and get funeral expenses paid for, though this will not bring back a life. There is no justice that can bring back what is gone but something has to be done so this does not happen again. Sadly it takes a life to save other lives. But my point is together we cant be silenced, so please when we take this to city hall we show them that we will not be bought off or silenced until something is done. Protocol was not used in this situation.

    7. BE HEARD

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      NOW THAT TIME HAS PASSED AND THE STORY HAS DIED DOWN DO YOU HEAR ANY UPDATES OR AYTHING ON THE INVESTIGATION? OF COURSE NOT. YOU CANT SIT BACK AND WANT SOMETHING TO CHANGE BUT SIT ON THE SIDE LINES. I GOT FIGHT IN ME IM SURE ILL BE DRAGGED THROUGH THE MUD MAYBE EVEN HARRASSED BY THE COPS BUT I HAVE A HIGHER POWER BY MY SIDE JESUS. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED I THANK GOD I HAVE JESUS BY MY SIDE CUZ THROUGH HIM & ONLY THROUGH HIM ARE ALL THINGS POSSIABLE

    8. LOCAL PAPER

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Two weeks ago in the local paper the headlines reads no officers injured and one dead, really and they were just using protocol. what kind of sick person would even put hat headline there is no justice if we don't speak up if we all stand strong that cant shine us on we shall be heard

    9. WE WILL BE HEARD

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      I met Merlin a few times he was a good kid, whether if I had known him or not would not change anything in this matter. I promise you I will take this to the supreme court if I have to so that some kind of justice is served. We made our 50 signature mark we have 65 and only 35 more to go. Anyone willing to go all the way with me and take it to the city council after we get our 100 signatures can get ahold of me on face book.

    10. Reached 50 signatures
    11. NO RESPECT

      Reannon Smith
      Petition Organizer

      the other day during a candle light remembrance at the church the fire department came and put out all he candles. lets keep this petition going ask your friends to sign because im not letting this go, if they get away with this whose to tell what else they will get away with. who will be next someone innocent or a child?

    12. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Raymon Hallard BANNING, CA
      • 12 months ago

      I'm a retired public defender and I've seen this too often in my profession. I want to support this case as much as possible.

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    • Shayla Stuhlmiller YUCIAPA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I went to school with him, and he wouldn't hurt a fly. And would do whatever he could to help out a friend. Rest in peace.

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    • Brian Pennington CALIMESA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      No one deserves to be gunned down in cold blood, and repeatedly shot to death under the 'supposed indication' that they may have a weapon. Especially after that person has already been subdued and tazed.

      It is my belief that many of the police in Yuciapa Ca. are already bias, and overly judgmental (dare I say prejudice) against much of the population. This is not the first time they have used too much force or abused authority. This instance is where the line has been severely crossed, and these men need to be brought to justice.

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    • chrystal sauer MEDFORD, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      merlin is and was a very good friend of mine. he dint deserve to be shot and his life taken so brutaly as it was.RIP merlin c u on the other side

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    • William Reagan YUCAIPA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe they should investigate this the way they would investigate anyone else. From the pictures it looks like Merlin was in the passenger seat. I hope the truth comes out no mater what it may be.

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