United States Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
Reopen Kendrick Johnson's Case #J4Kendrick
Kendrick Johnson was born on October 10, 1995. Johnson was an honor roll student and well-known athletic all around the school, which had caused him to gain a lot of attention, especially from females. However, one day Kendrick Johnson’s popularity began to make people jealous, which was when he had got into an argument with Brian Bell, who was a student at Lowndes High School located in Valdosta, Georgia along with KJ. Both Kendrick Johnson and Brian Bell constantly argued with each other over Brian Bell found out that his girlfriend, who was Taylor Eakin, was having a sexual affair with Kendrick Johnson. There were two confession statements floating around, which made national news. The first statement mentioned that Taylon Eakin had told someone's best friend that it is true that Taylor Eakin had sexual intercourse with Kendrick Johnson and once Brian Bell found out he threatened Kendrick Johnson, instead of being mad at her for cheating on him. Kendrick Johnson had told Brian Bell to meet him in the gym after the third block. Both Brian Bell and Ryan Hall, who is Brian Bell’s friend, had met Kendrick Johnson in the gym and then Brian Bell killed Kendrick Johnson. Brian Bell has also stated that he killed Kendrick Johnson multiple times over the phone. Brandon Bell, who is both a student at Valdosta High School and the brother of Brian Bell, had got drunk at a party on July 4 of 2013 and told people that Brian Bell killed Kendrick Johnson. The second statement was about Ryan Anthony Domek-Hernandez, who is a friend of Branden Bell, side of the story, which said that when he went to Branden Bell’s apartment in Florida, Branden Bell had told him that Brian Bell killed Kendrick Johnson by striking his neck with a 45 pound weight/dumbbell after they began arguing over Taylon Eakin. According to Brandon Bell, Brian Bell had told Ryan Hall that if he did not keep quiet and help him move Kendrick Johnson’s body, his father, who is Rick Bell, who is a retired F.B.I. agent would make sure that he would pay for it. Rick Bell had then contacted Sheriff Chris Prine and notified him about the “fight” between both Brian Bell and Kendrick Johnson. Then, Sheriff Chris Prine contacted the county coroner (Kendrick Johnson’s organs were removed and replaced with newspaper to hide evidence, hide other injuries, and allow the time of death to be unpredictable, which was determined during the second autopsy). Rick Bell then contacted another F.B.I. agent, who remains unknown, so that he could edit the school’s surveillance video by deleting an hour and twenty-five minutes of the school’s original surveillance video. Ryan Anthony Domek-Hernandez had said that Branden Bell also had told him that the autopsy was falsely documented. However, after Kendrick Johnson’s mother (Jacquelyn Johnson) and father (Kenneth Johnson) did a second autopsy on him, they had found out that his death was NOT accidental and he had died from blunt force trauma to the upper neck on the right. PLEASE HELP US!! WE HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS BUT WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!! Thank you and God bless. According to WALB News 10, Sheriff Prine expressed although the investigation of the death of Kendrick Johnson is closed, he continues to encourage citizens to contact investigators should they have information. Investigators have continued to follow up on all information that has been presented.
Disbarment of George E. Barnhill
We are calling for the disbarment of prosecutor George E. Barnhill. We feel his decision to sit on the case of Ahmaud Arbery's murder for three months was out of prejudice/racism and a personal relationship with the murderers. We need to feel like there is JUSTICE in the justice system and not based on racism, prejudice, or personal feelings. Mr. Barnhill displayed a clear case of not being able to disconnect himself from this case and look at the clear cut facts involved. Also we are very aware that Mr McMichael was a police officer who worked CLOSLEY with the district attorney's office up until last year. How many murders has Mr. Barnhill covered up against minorities using the "self defense and citizens arrest statute"? We the people do not feel justice can be served appropriately with a prosecutor like Mr Barnhill receiving these cases and sweeping them under the rug without even PRESENTING them properly. We feel he is operating based on his own personal agenda. He should not get to decide whether or not our sons, brothers, or fathers even DESERVE justice before their stories get their day in court. Also we ask that all other cases that have crossed his desk be looked over again by a non bias party. How many others have been murdered in silence.
Ban the use of inhumane rubber bullets
Over the past week, there have been nationwide protests in the United States for the Black Lives Matter Movement, police brutality, and due to the tragic death of George Floyd in the hands of the Minneapolis police. There have been various occurrences where peaceful protesters have been shot with rubber bullets by the police, despite them doing nothing wrong to begin with. Multiple people have been majorly injured from these rubber bullets! Rubber bullets can be extremely lethal. They may cause bone fractures, injuries to internal organs, or even death. It’s been proven that rubber and plastic bullets are too dangerous for crowd control and have even been banned in various regions including Kosovo and Catalonia. Please sign this petition for the sake and safety of protestors across the nation. Let’s increase people’s safety, so that they can continue to protest peacefully.
Justice for Lakeith Smith and A’Donte Washington!
Lakeith Smith, now 20, was charged with the murder of his friend, A’Donte Washington when he was only 15— a crime he did not commit. A'donte died at the hands of a policeman, after the police fired 4 rounds into him - and he currently walks free. Smith, Washington, and a few other boys were participating in two break-ins of Millbrook homes in 2015. When authorities were called, there was a alleged shoot-out between Washington and the unnamed officer. Lakeith, the one charged, was found described as “scared” and “hidden.” Ultimately, A’Donte Washington was shot and killed by the officer. Despite Lakeith not having any participation in the shoot-out, under Alabama's accomplice liability law that states, Smith and the other three men participating in the break-ins were found liable for the death of Washington. He was tried as an adult and was sentenced to 65 years in prison (which only recently got reduced to 55). The unnamed police officer who fired four shots into Washington walked free and remains anonymous. Smith did not participate in the act that ended A’Donte Washington’s life. Both men need their justice!
Ban the use of rubber bullets for crowd control
Rubber bullets are not safe to be used for crowd control. They are made of a metal core and coated in rubber. It is not safe to be firing them into crowds, and we have seen over the past few days many protestors losing eyes or damaging their faces due to a rubber bullet hitting them. These bullets are supposed to be aimed at the ground, but we cannot trust law enforcement to do that as we have seen. Rubber bullets can seriously injure, and even kill people. The damage they cause to protestors is immense, and the costs are unimaginable. Sign the petition in hopes they will see this petition and call for a ban on rubber bullets. Let our people protest and let our people assemble. Rubber bullets don’t protect or control a crowd, they only add unneeded injury to protestors. This isn’t “crowd control” when it purposely wounds protestors. These rubber bullets are large too. They are about the size of the palm of your hand. They do not need to be that big, and they do not even need to exist. They generate useless violence, as law enforcement officials are harming protestors in the name of crowd control. BAN THE USE OF RUBBER BULLETS NOW! STOP LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM HURTING MORE PROTESTORS IN THE NAME OF CROWD CONTROL. THEY ARE INHUMANE AND CAN PROVE TO BE LETHAL.
Demand a retrial for Angel Bumpass wrongfully convicted 13 year old with a life sentence
13 YEAR OLD FEMALE FALSELY CONVICTED OF MURDER On October 3, 2019, tens years later Angel Bumpass was found guilty of a murder that was committed in 2009, by a jury after only 4 hours and 30 minutes approximately of deliberation.BACKGROUND INFORMATION On January 16,2009 Angel Bumpass was eighth grade star roll student at Brown Middle School. That morning Angel rode the bus from her grandmother's house to school. It was a normal day for Angel, nothing out of the ordinary or spectator happened for her. She rode the bus to arrive home at 2:30 pm....Nine years later on June 14, 2018, she was a 23 year old mother of two, in her second year of school enrolled at Jefferson Community and Technical College. She accepted to the nursing program to begin the program in August 2018. While also working a full time job. Around 6 that morning two detectives came to her door, shockingly, with a warrant for a felony murder to be served to Angel from May 2018. A murder that she had no knowledge of. No one payed attention to the fact that when Angel was 13, that was only 5”0, and weighted a mere 80 pounds. The evidence against Angel was two partial fingerprints that supposedly came from tape that was used to tie the victim up. The tape in question also had nine other fingerprints that are unknown and were not investigated. A hair was later found on the duct tape 10 years. The hair was never tested. Angel lawyers never got the original duct tape to lift their on prints. The lawyers stated that the duct tape after ten years was no longer available as it had been cut and balled up, yet a picture of the tape and fingerprints were allowed as evidence. The original detective Carl Fields was fire for planting evidence in another case. This was never mention at trial. Angel's lawyers, Andrea Hayduk and Garth Best, failed to present any type of mitigating circumstances, character witnesses to construct a picture as to who Angel was at that point in her life. To show that she was not culpable of anything of that natural. Angel's lawyers, Andrea Hayduk and Garth Best, were highly disillusioned in the picture they painted leading Angel to believe she had no worries. It was all a mistake that would be sorted out, they told her. That sort never happened and on October 3, 2019 Angel was found guilty due to her lawyers not taking her case seriously. The damage they inflicted is at the expense of her life. JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD AND SERVED! Angels attorney's Andrea Hayduk and Garth Best, violated her constitutional rights when they failed to put any investigation effort into her defense.Any defense counsel has a duty to independently investigate the facts, circumstances, and law in every case they handle in order to be effective.Duty to investigate includes obligation to investigation all witnesses who may have information concerning his or her client's guilt or innocence.Due to Angel's defense attorney decision not to investigate or present a defense resulted in a inadequate performance that was unreasonable.Angel's lawyer lack of investigation and misrepresentation deprived defendant of a fair trial. Angel's lawyer misrepresentation of the facts and laws clearly shows ineffective assistance. Now A Wrong Need To Be Corrected. Angel had a male co-defendant that was 13 years older than her that was found not guilty. Even though he had witnesses that testified to him confessing to solely committing the murder of the victim. Angel and her male co-defendant were both adamant that they didn't know each other and when the witnesses testified against the male co-defendant they also testified that they didn't know Angel nor had the male co-defendant said anything about Angel involvement with him. People have doubt when it comes to Angel's innocent. After all the police do have evidence against Angel. The evidence they have is two finger prints. Well for one moment lets say the police DID NOT have any evidence. Would you still have doubt? Fingerprints: No two people have the same finger prints according to ''experts''.Well lets dive deeper in to finger prints.FIRST, you have more than 150 ridges( lines and loops on the fingerprint)Second, Tennessee just has to match 12 of those ridges to say there are your fingerprints. TWELVE out of HUNDRED AND FIFTY.Third, a computer send 100 of potential matches. Thenthese "experts" who is state motivated do the final match. Here is my thing when it comes to matching fingerprints if nobody have similar fingerprints. How can the computer send HUNDREDS of POTENTIAL matches to the "expert". Then you have the fact that only TWELVE ridges has to match. So what if the "expert only match ELEVEN ridges would she had been a person of interest? What if two people match would they have had to match more ridges than? So now you ask me why didn't Angel have a fingerprint expert. Well she did. The state experts only send Angel's experts pictures of the TWELVE ridges that was found on the duct tape and a picture of Angel TWELVE ridges. This Fact was was only brought to Angel's attention on the SECOND DAY OF TRIAL. Here is a few case where fingerprints was wrongStephen CowensRichard JacksonLana CanenBrandon MayfieldShirley MckieAudrey Cannon March 27,2020 Angel has a motion for new trial. We need to make sure the new trial is granted and this time the trial is fair.
CORRECTING A WRONGFUL CONVICTION. Kyjuanzi Harris
In 2011, Mr.Harris was arrested without cause and held against his will for two years in the county jail. In December of 2013 he went to court for 3 days were a jury came back with a a guilty verdict. Convicting him of life in prison without parole. He’s been in prison for 9 years. What you need to know. 1.) No evidence linking Mr.Harris to the case. 2.) key witness of prosecution admitted to purging initial accusations.
Demand Justice for Darren Rainey
The prior petition for Darren Rainey was closed due to insignificant coverage and attention. Help me resurface this case back up and demand justice for this man who was wrongly killed. We demand justice for Darren Rainey, a nonviolent offender who was locked in a boiling hot shower for 2 hours by prison guards, leading to his excruciatingly painful death. The prison guards responsible for torturing and killing Darren Rainey must be held accountable. Taken from DailyKos article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/1/25/1375218/-Prisoner-060954 His name was Darren Rainey and on June 23, 2012, he was boiled alive. In our country. In our name. And paid for, by us. His last known words were: “I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.” According to reports, he screamed those words over and over and over again. And then he stopped screaming. After being removed from the shower, staff administered CPR, with one a nurse registering Rainey’s internal temperature at 102 degrees, well above the normal temperature of 98.6. The autopsy report states that 12 hours after his death, Rainey’s body still had a temperature of about 94 degrees. Darren Rainey was a 50 year old, non-violent offender serving a two year sentence for cocaine possession in Florida’s Dade Correctional Institution. He was housed in the psychiatric ward because he was schizophrenic. For reasons unknown, Rainey, a schizophrenic, had smeared feces on himself. When guards told him to clean it up, he refused. He was then hauled off and handcuffed in “the shower”. Scalding water poured over him for up to two hours. While he screamed in agony and for his life, officers reportedly taunted “how do you like your shower?”. When ‘clean up’ was called in, chunks of skin that had separated from his body were part of what remained. According to reporting, “The shower was just one tool the corrections officers used to torment prisoners in the ward, known as the transitional care unit.” Two full years after his death, no-one had been held responsible. According to a June 2014 Miami Herald report: A Herald investigation, first published in May, showed through public records and interviews by witnesses, including a nurse on duty at the time, that Rainey’s death was never properly investigated by the Department of Corrections or Miami-Dade police. Evidence also suggests that the Department of Corrections might have tried to cover up the incident. Update To The Original Diary (Published Last Year)According to the Miami Herald, four years after his death, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office has officially ruled what happened to Darren Rainey’s “accidental”. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s autopsy report, completed this week, concluded that Rainey died from complications of schizophrenia, heart disease and “confinement” in the shower back in June 2012, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Rainey, 50, did not suffer any burns anywhere on his body, and investigators could not conclude that the specially rigged shower was “excessively” hot the day he collapsed, the report said. Sources said the autopsy concluded that corrections officers had “no intent” to harm Rainey when they kept him in the shower for up to two hours. Got that? A shower that was specifically rigged to scald human beings cannot be proven — years after the fact — to have contributed to Darren Rainey being boiled alive. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office must now decide whether to charge corrections officers with committing a crime, such as manslaughter, for locking Rainey in the shower and leaving him. A spokesman declined to comment. A federal criminal investigation is also continuing into Rainey’s death.
Protect Net Neutrality from the Trump Administration
The internet has helped to boost the economy, create an amazing tool for educators, and provides an outlet for communication with people all over the world. However, the simple policy that has protected this magical land of opportunity is under fire from both the Trump-appointed FCC chairman (Ajit Pai) and service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. Sign this petition to call on the FCC to protect net neutrality under the Trump administration. Net neutrality regulations are designed to stop ISPs like the big cable and phone companies from favoring/crippling certain websites and services for their own benefit and financial gain. These rulings could be reversed as Republicans continue to deregulate private industries. As a senior in high school, I can appreciate the need to be able to complete homework, communicate, and access streaming media like Netflix without an ISP slowing down my traffic. In the 21st century, internet is like drinking water, electricity, or transportation. Those without neutral access to it are at an unfair disadvantage. If net neutrality goes away, the internet will become distorted, and your access to certain content will be based upon your ISP's financial interests and what you're willing to pay, like cable television, hurting the consumer. Let's stop the telecom lobbyists who buy their influence, and the private companies who already control so much of our media before it is too late.
Justice for sexually abused immigrant children
In the month of February, 2019 the Justice Department revealed that the federal government has received more than 4,500 complaints in the past four years concerning the sexual abuse of immigrant children. These children were being held at government-funded detention facilities. According to the New York Times, “detailed allegations that adult staff members had harassed and assaulted children, including fondling and kissing minors, watching them as they showered, and raping them. They also included cases of suspected abuse of children by other minors.” The staff members responsible will be brought to justice. Our mission is to bring this to the attention of the White House and the media so that the United States government will make reforms to avoid and halt further abuse of immigrant children.