Petition to Jack Dorsey
Ban Trump's Twitter Account
Twitter's rules state that “you may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others” and defines abusive incitement as: If a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others; If the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats; If the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and If the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts. In July, Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos after he incited his followers to tweet racist remarks abusing actress Leslie Jones. If online harassment (which is incredibly damaging and traumatic) is enough to ban an account, IN REAL LIFE harassment is far worse. Donald Trump should not be held above the rules. In fact, Twitter publicly stated the rules "apply to all accounts." Freedom of speech is a fundamental bedrock of our democracy. Donald Trump is free to say whatever he wants, but Twitter must take responsibility for being a platform that endangers the lives of ordinary citizens who dare to criticize him. Besides the very real threat of bodily harm or even death to Trump's critics, there is also a civic duty to ensure that same freedom of speech to everyone who does not agree with Trump's policies and behavior as president. Would people criticize him as much if they knew they would draw the ire of his supporters, open their lives to harassment and endanger their families? No. He knows this and the power it gives him, and that is why he has refused to condemn this behavior. Now that he is going to be the President of the United States, many hoped that he would exercise more restraint or judgement than he did during his campaign. Unfortunately, he's continuing his old tricks, recently tweet-smearing Chuck Jones, a union leader in Indianapolis that called Trump out on fudging the number of jobs that he saved at the Carrier plant. He immediately started getting threatening phone calls. “Nothing that says they’re gonna kill me, but, you know, you better keep your eye on your kids,” Jones said later on MSNBC. “We know what car you drive. Things along those lines.” The Washington Post also published a story about Lauren Batchelder, who at the time was 18 years old when she criticized Donald Trump at a political forum in New Hampshire, after which he tweeted about her, calling her "an arrogant young woman." A year later she is still receiving threats, including this one she got on Facebook five days before the election: “Wishing I could f---ing punch you in the face. id then proceed to stomp your head on the curb and urinate in your bloodied mouth and i know where you live, so watch your f---ing back punk.” Trump is fully aware of the destructive power that his Tweets have, but continues to do it. He threatened to unleash it on Megan Kelly, and when CNN asked him if he would condemn the threats to a GQ reporter who wrote about Melania, he declined. Trump eventually did tweet against Megan Kelly, and she had to hire bodyguards to accompany her family to Disneyland. Here is a sampling of countless other people who have been threatened by Trump supporters, even though he did not specifically target them. I Told the Truth About a Donald Trump Rally. Then the Trolls Threatened My Life. Read the Death Threat A Conservative Trump Critic Recieved from a Trump Supporter Criticism of Trump Draws Online Harassment, Threats Mindy McGillivray, Who Accused Donald Trump of Assault, Says She Is Leaving the Country Death Threats Prompt Anti-Trump Pundit Erick Erickson to Enlist Bodyguards GOP Officials Tell of Death Threats from Trump SupportersJournalist Reports Anti-Semetic Death Threats From Trump Backers Over Melania ProfileTrump Rape Accuser Cancels Press Conference After Death ThreatsI'm a conservative who can't vote for Donald Trump. My reward? Harassment and death threats. We need to raise our voices together and demand that Twitter permanently suspend Donald Trump's account. If you use Twitter, boycott it. If you have a lot of followers, tell them you will not tweet again until he is banned. Use Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Keek, Gab or any other competitor instead. If the worst case scenario happens and someone is hurt or killed (given the volume of his tweets and the deluge of criticism about him, it's only a matter of time), Twitter should be held accountable for not taking action earlier.
Petition to TruthRadioShow.com , Dan Bidondi Show
Protect The Dancing Cop Tony Lepore From Being Denied Marching In Rhode Island Parades
This petition will force the hand of State Officials to crackdown on parade committees and organizers from denying Mr. Lepore from parades because Mr. Lepore chose to speak his mind defending a fellow police officer. Now he is being denied entry of most parades that he has marched in for over a decade that is a direct violation of his 1st Amendment (freedom of speech). At no time did Mr. Lepore ever make any racists comments and the tens of thousands of fans of Officer Lepore of all races and colors can attest that he is not racists.Ever since then, he has been targeted by groups such as Black Lives Matter and other activists groups causing him to loss his job in multiple cities and being uninvited or denied entry from marching in parades.We The People of all colors and races need to get behind Officer Lepore and defend him and the First Amendment from these groups who pose a threat to our very sacred rights. Stand with the First Amendment and demand our state law makers and officials to protect Mr. Lepore from his 1st Amendment being infringed upon by holding parade committees and officials accountable for discrimination against Mr. Lepore and the 1st Amendment while providing the necessary security from these activists groups for harming Officer Lepore or disrupting parades.
Petition to Kevin L. Faulconer
Change SD City Code to Reflect Constitutional Protections Granted to Buskers and Artists.
First off I need to address what a busker is. Many people are not aware of the word and what it means.. Buskers are, musicians, mimes, jugglers, living statues, balloon twisters, palm weavers, dancers, circus acts, face painters, artists and a plethora of other types of street performers. Buskers make a living off tips for their performances as well as off related materials that they sell in the streets... It has been proven over and over again in the 9th district court of appeals and the supreme court that buskers and artists are protected by the 1st, and 14th amendments of the constitution, and that these protections are not diminished because the artist is compensated.. A great example of this is Sparks Vs White, which was taken all the way to the supreme court and lists all the expressive activity that is protected. you may read that case here http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1300114.html The problem is that the city of San Diego has in its municipal code several laws that can be used against buskers and artists who are practicing their expressive activity in the public fora. Generally police will threaten or cite a busker, and then they have to spend several hours in court. Generally these cases are thrown out if the judge is knowledgeable of expressive activity and its constitutional protections. This results in losses for the buskers and artists even if they win in court. Any time an officer tickets a busker for soliciting, encroachment, interfering with a street fair or any other charges they come up with, they are violating said buskers constitutional rights and protections. This is a waste of city tax dollars, as well as could get the city in a lengthy expensive law suit... Many buskers have challenged cities and won substantial money all over the united states.. You can learn a lot about this by going to this wikipedia page, as it has several cases listed and their sources...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busking_(U.S._case_law) Many of these cases can also be looked up on www.findlaw.com I know many buskers/ artists in the city that are constantly getting tickets or being harassed by people of authority that seems to have no knowledge of constitutional rights. I myself have been ticketed over and over, and have had the majority of said tickets dropped before I ever saw a court room. Regardless though this takes up time and costs money.The City Of San Diego Should change its Municipal code to reflect the constitutional protections granted by the first amendment.. If you agree please sign this petition...
Petition to Amazon.com
Stop Book Banning on Amazon!! Protect Free Speech & Your 1st Amendment Rights!!
We see a disturbing development with Amazon in regards to censorship. Despite anyone's political affiliations, we can all agree that true free speech is the essence of true freedom. To start to censor, like Amazon is doing, sets a very dangerous precedent. Who will decide what future books to ban? And, where will it end? The 1st Amendment was created to protect all speech. And, that includes speech particular groups may not like. Amazon recently banned several books on the Holocaust. This is the ONLY historical event that cannot be questioned in a public forum. In Europe, you can face prison if you "deny" it happened the way it did. Is that fair? Is that right? Free speech that advocates for violence has no place in society, however, free speech advocates for questioning historical events does. This ban needs to be reversed. You may not be sympathetic to "Holocaust deniers," but you must agree that true free speech takes precedence.
Petition to AZ Representative J.D. Mesnard, AZ Representative John M. Allen, AZ Representative Thomas R. Shope
Stop AZ SB 1142 Attacks on 1st Amendment Rights!
Arizona Senate Bill 1142, which has already been passed by the Senate along party lines, redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others and includes rioting in racketeering laws which then permits police to arrest those who are even just planning the events. It gives the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who either planned a protest or participated. So, even those just at the site of the protest and acting peacefully, could be criminally prosecuted and have all their assets seized, just because someone else (maybe from the other side of the issue) behaved in a more violent way. We, the citizens of Arizona, demand you do not allow SB 1142 to become law. It is a blatant and appalling attack on our constitutional rights and if passed, will be one more big nail in the coffin of our democracy.