Confirmed victory
Petitioning Cobb County Transportation Department and 4 others

Cobb County GA: Release Grieving Mother of Hit-and-Run & Install a Crosswalk

161,319
Supporters

UPDATE: Raquel Nelson has been offered the opportunity for a new trial to clear her name. Let's continue to support her until she is proved innocent of these charges in her son's death. http://news.change.org/stories/raquel-nelson-offered-new-trial-following-outpouring-of-grassroots-support

Raquel Nelson of metro Atlanta faces up to 3 years in jail after her child broke from her side and ran in front of a driver who may have been impaired. It was outrageous that a jury convicted her. It is more outrageous that the Solicitor prosecuted her to begin with. 

http://t4america.org/blog/2011/07/18/prosecuting-the-victim-absolving-the-perpetrators/

The original article: http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/pedestrian-convicted-of-vehicular-1014879.html

Letter to
Cobb County Transportation Department
Cobb County Commissioner District 1 Helen Goreham
Solicitor General, Cobb County Barry Morgan
and 2 others
State Court of Cobb County Honorable Kathryn Tanksley
Georgia Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Cobb County Solicitor General and Honorable Kathryn Tanksley.

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Release Grieving Mother of Hit-and-Run & Install a Crosswalk

Raquel Nelson of metro Atlanta faces up to 3 years in jail after her child broke from her side and ran in front of a driver who may have been impaired. It was outrageous that a jury convicted her. It is more outrageous that the Solicitor prosecuted her to begin with.
http://t4america.org/blog/2011/07/18/prosecuting-the-victim-absolving-the-perpetrators/

We ask that the Honorable Kathryn Tanksley exercise leniency and keep this woman out of jail until her name can be cleared completely and the Cobb County Transportation Department install a crosswalk at the bus stop where her son was hit and killed.

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Sincerely,