If any case in our lifetime cries out for re-examination and prosecution by the Federal Government it is this one.
Under the United States Dual-Sovereignty Doctrine more than one sovereign may prosecute an individual without violating the prohibition against double jeopardy if the individual's act breaks the laws of both sovereignties therefore; the federal and state governments may both prosecute someone for a crime.
This petition may be just the impetus the Federal Government needs to recognize that we know the verdict was erroneous and we are demanding dual sovereignty doctrine to be exercised in this case
It is also imperative to restore our faith in the justice system. The federal interest in this case is to ensure the safety of the children of this great nation. The verdict in this case sets justice for children back hundreds of years, by depicting to the population that seeks to harm these nations’ children that murdering a child will not result in a loss of freedom. The verdict in this case was in direct opposition to the evidence presented and reeks of unethical, egregious acts on the part of the defense and quite possibly the jury.
Although this petition is important, the most effective method to communicate our dissatisfaction and strong desire to see justice served in this case is to write letters. All information on who to contact can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/WE-SEEK-Justice/201898996535957
Please encourage your friends and family to sign the petition, email, call and most importantly write letters. Together we can make a difference. Thank you so much!
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