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Black Lives Matter

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Petition to Michigan Attorney General, Dana nessel, Gretchen Whitmer

FREE THELONIOUS SEARCY!!!!

  http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/hitman-says-he-pulled-trigger-in-2004-murder-not-the-man-convicted https://youtu.be/aQZrwajFlno   PLEASE READ THE ABOVE LINKS AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT A LOCAL DETROIT MAN THELONIOUS SEARCY. HIS HIGH PROFILE CASE OCCURRED 15 YEARS AGO, AND JUST LAST YEAR HIS CASE WAS BROUGHT BEFORE WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TIMOTHY MICHAEL KENNY FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING, DURING WHICH HITMAN VINCENT SMOTHERS (PICTURED) CONFESSED (LISTEN TO SMOTHERS CONFESSION, LINK ABOVE) TO MULTIPLE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE THE THELONIOUS SEARCY CASE, SMOTHERS CONFESSED TO COMMITTING THE MURDER OF WHICH THELONIOUS SEARCY WAS CONVICTED OF. AT THIS HEARING SEARCY AND HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY MICHAEL R DESZI ALSO PROVED THAT CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR PATRICK MUSCAT DELIBERATELY LIED TO SEARCY’S JURORS ABOUT BALLISTIC’S FOUND IN THE DECEASED BODY. WE ARE REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND MICHIGAN GOVERNOR WHITMER WOULD LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CORRUPT TACTICS UTILIZED IN THIS CASE BY THE SAID PROSECUTOR IN THIS CASE. CHIEF JUDGE TIMOTHY MICHAEL KENNY IS AWARE OF THE DELIBERATE LIE TOLD TO THE JURORS, YET HE HAS CHOSEN TO IGNORE THE BALLISTIC INFORMATION AND THE CONFESSION OF HITMAN VINCENT SMOTHERS. WE ASK THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN AND ALL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO SIGN THIS PETITION FOR A FEDERAL AND STATE PROBE INTO THIS CASE. THANK YOU!!!

THELONIOUS SEARCY
8,625 supporters
Update posted 1 hour ago

Petition to Chris Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu: Commit to NH BLM’s Racial Justice Demands

On June 26, 2020, Black Lives Matter Manchester and Black Lives Matter Nashua released a set of seven racial justice demands, aimed at gubernatorial candidates.  We have asked for detailed, substantive responses to these demands and also requested that they be made accessible to all members of the public. As of June 30, 2020, we have received substantive responses from Executive Councillor Andru Volinsky and Libertarian candidate for Governor Darryl W. Perry, as well as a tweet of support from State Senator Dan Feltes. Governor Chris Sununu responded via letter and statement during a COVID-19 press conference on the afternoon of June 30th.  While we appreciate Governor Sununu’s willingness to acknowledge our demands, we have asked for substantive responses to each of them and neither his letter nor his statement adequately met that criteria. Black and brown Americans deserve better than lip service and empty gestures of solidarity from our elected officials. We deserve justice. We need action now. Sign our petition to send a message to Governor Chris Sununu: this is not just a moment, this is a movement. We won’t back down until we have achieved racial justice in New Hampshire.  The demands are as follows: 1. We demand that you commit to mandating ongoing and retroactive implicit bias training for all state and local government employees and personally undergo the same training within your first 100 days as Governor. 2. We demand that you commit to appointing a Civilian Oversight Board to oversee law enforcement and build public trust through accountability and transparency within your first 200 days as Governor. 3. We demand that you commit to appointing a new Racial Equity Task Force of paid staffers, focused on acknowledging racial disparities and seeking solutions to systemic racism in New Hampshire, within your first 250 days as Governor. 4. We demand that you release a plan of action and take specific steps to reverse the disproportionate incarceration of Black and brown people in New Hampshire within your first 300 days as Governor. 5. We demand that you publicly support the prohibition of the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on unarmed demonstrators by New Hampshire law enforcement 6. We demand that you publicly support legislation to legalize the use of recreational cannabis. We demand that you commit to pardoning those who are currently serving time due to non-violent cannabis-related sentences, and expunging the records of all those charged with non-violent cannabis-related offenses. 7. We demand that you publicly support the efforts of the NH Education Reform Initiative; an initiative that seeks to provide resources and accountability structures to teachers, reform whitewashed curriculum, encourage community partnerships and promote policies that actively uproot systemic racism in New Hampshire’s education system.

Black Lives Matter Nashua
4,150 supporters
Update posted 1 hour ago

Petition to Vienna Town Council, Mayor Laurie DiRocco

Halt the Vienna Police Department Construction Project pending a commission report.

Dear Vienna Town Council, The immoral and unjust murders of Black people at the hands of police have made the need to address the ever-present issue of racial injustice in our country all the more acute. Most recently, these injustices include the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others. This evil is the manifestation of the centuries of colonialism, slavery, Jim Crow laws, and mass incarceration implemented throughout the history of the United States, and especially throughout the history of Virginia. It is also a product of the centuries-long legacy of policing and racial violence, and the painful history of law enforcement being weaponized against people of color. The Town of Vienna has declared its solidarity with its diverse communities and its support for positive change, but words are empty without taking action. Now is the time for the Vienna community to critically examine, question, and reassess the roles, power, equipment, and funding given to law enforcement. Currently, the Town is slated to begin development of the Vienna Police Department Construction Project during the fall of 2020. This project would create a new 29,000-square foot police station with three stories. The new building would be much larger than the existing police building located at 215 Center St S. Approximately $14.6 million is left to be spent on the construction of the new police building.  Making such a significant budgeting decision regarding community safety mandates the input of all constituents, especially that of Brown and Black people, whose insights and lived experiences must be heard by Town leadership. The way Vienna protects its citizens must be critically reexamined. Other municipalities have taken important steps toward positive change after recognizing that policing as it currently exists is unsafe. A significant portion of our community feels the same way, especially in light of the recent murders cited above and our collective understanding of law enforcement’s role in perpetuating racism. The Town of Vienna has promised to host a community conversation “about the impact of the unwarranted loss of Black lives across the country and Vienna’s goal to create a culture of equality.” As important as this community conversation will be, it is only the first step in this necessary reexamination. By initiating multiple conversations, the Town of Vienna can gather ideas and actions to reimagine the way Vienna protects its citizens. A Town-recognized commission should organize and evaluate these ideas and make a formal report with recommendations to the Town Council for adoption. The status of and need for a new police station should be reconsidered in this report. This community engagement process, beginning with community conversations and producing a formal report, is the best way to involve all Vienna residents in building a more just model for public safety. The Town of Vienna must formally engage with the community before deciding to allocate more resources to the Vienna Police Department. This vital and urgently needed reexamination must include reconsideration of the Vienna Police Department Construction Project. Therefore, we are calling on the Vienna Town Council to halt the Vienna Police Department Construction Project until after the creation of a commission report on the issue of racial justice in policing and safety in Vienna. Hosting the promised community conversations and conducting a commission report before making this significant budgeting decision regarding the Vienna Police is a required step toward inclusivity, safety, and justice. Given the unjust and archaic nature of modern policing, it is wrong to enhance policing and increase taxpayer funds on policing without full community input.  Vienna has long been silent, and thus complicit, in racism within our community and beyond. As Virginians, we share in the abhorrence of the evils of racism and unite in deep grief for its victims. It is everyone’s duty to preserve the inalienable human rights of all members of our community. Regardless of whether some feel uncomfortable about addressing the historical burden of slavery in the United States as well as confronting and eliminating our own racial biases, we have a communal obligation to do so immediately. Racial injustice is here and now, and all of us must be an integral part of combating it. This reexamination is long overdue. As the Equal Justice Initiative has said, “to overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history.” Prove to us that you, the Town of Vienna, will uphold your promise to “support your desire, your need to do something that peacefully honors George Floyd and seeks positive change,” by halting the decision on the Vienna Police Department Construction Project until we have meaningful, Black-led, community-wide conversations about racial justice and policing in Vienna. Sincerely, The Vienna Community

Sam Ressin
1,403 supporters
Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to Nancy Pelosi

Rename Army Forts named for treasonist Confederates

THE INDISPUTABLE FACTS The Country has 10 Army forts, and other military assets, named after Confederate leaders, who took up armed unlawful violence and insurrection against the United States government and our civilians. Furthermore, their aim was to continue the brutal, inhuman, and barbaric practice of slavery of Black people. In the process, they caused the deaths of an estimated 600,000 to 750,000 Americans, including an estimated 120,000 civilians. What these Confederate leaders did is a textbook definition of treason as defined in the US Constitution, Article III, Section. There is no sugar coating you can give to their actions, they committed heinous crimes, including mass murder. HONORING TREASON IS WRONG It is beyond the pale that our national government honors treasonists who killed Americans, by continuing to allow forts to be named after them. And it is immoral to tell our African-American military members who are prepared to give up their life each day for our Country’s freedom, that it's OK for them to live and work on Forts that are named to honor treasonists who killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, for the sole purpose to deny freedom to Black people and continue to enslave them. THEREFORE... By September 30, 2020, Congress must create an Army Fort and Military Asset Renaming Commission, and the military must make all name changes by the end of 2021. The Commission must include in its design efforts at reconciliation so that it does not just recommend new names, but do so in a manner that serves as an act of necessary community healing and purification.

Rename The Forts
2,894 supporters