Black Lives Matter
Petition to Andy Beshear, Daniel Cameron, Rand Paul, Tom Wine, Donald J. Trump
Justice for Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community, working at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. Nearly four months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day. 1. Charges must be filed immediately. The officers involved, specifically John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and any other law enforcement officer involved in the death and coverup of the death of Breonna Taylor must be fired, charged, and arrested immediately. There have been no charges thus far (it has been nearly 4 months). Their pensions must be revoked. 2. Her family must be paid in damages for wrongful death and the negligence of the LMPD. 3. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear must speak up on behalf of Breonna, and Governor Beshear or Attorney General Daniel Cameron must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Louisville Police Department immediately. An in-house investigation is unacceptable. 4. The "no-knock" warrant that police had used in Breonna's murder completely violates the constitutional rights to reasonable search and seizure. By law, police must be legally obligated to announce themselves before breaking and entering into a home privately owned by American civilians. Legislation to federally ban no-knock warrants must be passed in Congress and signed by the President; what happened to Breonna was a complete violation of her constitutional rights, and threatens the rights of all American citizens. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has voiced similar concerns. A special session must be intervened by Congress to discuss the constitutionality of no-knock warrants immediately. This has carried on for over three months. For weeks, the city treated Breonna like she was a criminal, calling her a “suspect” before finally admitting that she was an innocent, crimeless victim. She had no drugs. She committed no crime. Yet, she is dead, and the perpetrators are facing no charges. She was not only an exemplary citizen, but an essential one. She was a daughter, a friend, an American hero, and most importantly, a person. She deserved to be treated as such. Let’s get justice for Breonna. Say her name. PLEASE help me get the word out, and share this campaign on your social media platforms. Thank you to everyone who is helping in our fight to get justice for Breonna.
Petition to The Sacramento Police Department, mayor's office
JUSTICE FOR TAYLOR BLACKWELL
On February 28, my family lost one of the most intelligent & powerful young women. Her name is Taylor Blackwell. Taylor was 19 years old and attended Sierra College and majored in phycology. She had so much more life to live, so many goals to complete and definitely didn’t deserve any of this. Around 12AM, she was found at The Woodspring Suites Hotel in South Sacramento. The fact that her life was unexpectedly cut short and after 4 months we still don’t know ANYTHING. NO AUTOPSY. NO NEW LEADS. NO NEWS COVERAGE. As if nothing ever happened. We don’t know what happened, who she was with nor the cause of death. Her mother was denied by the coroner’s office so we were unable to see her body til the day of the funeral. Of course many stories and false claims circulated but the cause of death is still UNKNOWN. The Sacramento Police Department has failed us, more importantly failed Taylor. WE ARE DEMANDING THE SACRAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT TO LOOK INTO TAYLOR BLACKWELL’S DEATH! We just want justice at the very least some closure! Please sign this petition. REPOST. SHARE. Anything you can do will help.
Petition to Black America, oppressed people, FOX News, James Dubose, Friends of Farrakhan, Jonathan Greenbel, CNN, Jake Tapper, FOX Broadcasting Company
Fox (No) Soul, Air The Minister’s 4th of July Address
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan never called one of our own a “son of a b***h”, unlike certain sitting President of the United States. In fact, the Minister denounces the use of the term to refer to any woman, regardless of race or ethnicity. President Trump gets aired all day, every day on Fox News network, but Fox Soul - that’s supposed to ”celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African-American community” - wants to sell out and cancel the airing of Minister Farrakhan’s 4th of July Address on their program. Shame on them. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been championing the cause of Black and oppressed people for over 60 years, and his influence and impact on Black America is inextricably a part of the culture. (Heard of the Million Man March? He was the originator, spearhead and key speaker of that event.) Let James Dubose, head of programming for Fox Soul, know that they need to grow a backbone and air the Ministers’ message like they originally promoted they would on Twitter. They are not doing Black America any favors by being cowardly. Email them at email@example.com with the following: ”Greetings, I’m reaching out to Fox Soul tv to petition Mr. James DuBose, head of programming for Fox Soul, to re-commit to airing the Honorable Minister Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address. Fox Soul tv is doing Black America a major disservice by taking the broadcast off of its program this Saturday. Thank you.“ Call in to their line at 1-866-FOX-SOUL and politely state: “I’m calling in to address Fox Soul tv at large to please re-commit air Minister Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address. You are doing Black America a disservice by taking the broadcast off your program this Saturday. Thank you.” Leave a message on their website at https://www.foxsoul.tv asking to air the Minister’s 4th of July Address. Go on their Fox Soul Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FOXSOUL/ and leave comments on their posts that they air the Minister’s 4th of July Address. Go to Twitter and tag them (@foxsoultv) in a message to air Minister’s Farrakhan 4th of July Address, with the hashtags #FoxNoSoul and #AirTheMinister. Also post on Facebook and Instagram with these hashtags. Leave comments on Fox Soul YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4b1gxOxjl3cD6DEBeo6dw Use the following message to email both Jonathan Greenblatt (CEO of ADL) and Jake Tapper (CNN anchor): firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com - SUBJECT: I stand with Farrakhan “To Mr. Greenblatt and Mr. Tapper, This message is to inform you that I disagree with your tactics to cancel Fox Soul’s airing of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address, and your slanderous media campaign against the Minister. #IStandWithFarrakhan” Sign and share this petition in support of urging Fox Soul to reconsider their cancellation, using the link www.change.org/FoxNoSoulAirTheMinister Please be advised though, this is not begging. This is to make a statement through a call of action. Minister Farrakhan already has a platform (https://www.noi.org/the-criterion/) and is going to do him regardless. Fox Soul would only be saving their own soul by broadcasting the Minister’s 4th of July Address. #FoxNoSoul #AirTheMinister #IStandWithFarrakhan #MessageToTheWorld #DefendingFarrakhan
Petition to Captain Ronald Shaffer, Xavier Becerra, Steven B. Hofbauer, Lt Brandon Dean
Robert Fuller was found dead June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree outside City Hall Palmdale
“According to Lt. Brandon Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau, Robert Fuller body was found around 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, with a rope around his neck, hanging from a tree. Dean said all indicators point to a suicide but that investigators are waiting for full autopsy results and information from the man’s next of kin regarding past issues with mental illness. Our hearts break for the grieving family, friends and loved ones and we urge that their privacy please be respected.“ It is evident that Robert did not commit suicide. He was found hung from a tree right outside city hall. This is a clear case of intimidation by White Supremacists to show their distain for Black Lives Matter movement, the protests to demand change for racial equality and police brutality reform. We demand a thorough and transparent investigation by Palmdale PD, providing ALL video surveillance from city hall & the surrounding buildings/area, the night Robert Fuller was lynched. This was not a case of suicide but murder; to find the persons responsible for his lynching and justice for Robert Fuller and his family. #JusticeForRobertFuller BLACK LIVES MATTER!
Petition to Coos Bay Mayor Joe Benetti, Coos Bay Chief of Police
Coos Bay Mayor and Chief of Police Must Resign
On Saturday, June 20th, 2020, in Coos Bay, Oregon, a black man walking peacefully down the street was followed by a racist mob, who harassed, threatened, and assaulted the man physically. Starting with "merely" calling the man racial slurs, the crowd escalated first to threats, and then to physical attacks when the man refused to fight back or take any actions to defend himself. Even more concerning, though the man called out for help to passersby, none of them would offer any assistance, or even speak up in his defense against the racist mob that followed him. But most concerning of all, there was a Coos Bay PD officer present during the incident, who also did nothing to intervene, even when the mob became physically violent. No arrests were made in the mob of violent racists, no citations were issued to them, no warnings were given - however, a passing motorist who stopped their vehicle to help the black man; the only person decent enough to even attempt to render aid to a fellow human being, was cited for failure to use their turn signal when they pulled their vehicle to the side of the road. Even though this encounter is on video, in public, on Facebook and other social media platforms, the chief of police of Coos Bay has refused to take any action against the officer or against the violent racists who attacked a peaceful man in broad daylight on the sidewalks of Coos Bay. The mayor and city council have made a statement about how racism isn't welcome in Coos Bay - well, based on the actions of the city's police department, I'd have to say they're wrong. Racism is so welcome in Coos Bay that the officer involved didn't even attempt to hide his own overt racism, in defending the actions of the mob and refusing to even cite them for outright assault. Racism is so welcome in Coos Bay, that it took over 24 hours of an incredibly racist slogan being painted on a fence, prominently displayed in a crowded residential neighborhood, for anyone to even report the incident to the police. The bus company, when they found a Swastika and a promise that the "third rises again" on their bus shelter called them "minor graffiti," and cleaned them off without even reporting the incident to the police. All of this during ongoing protests and calls for true racial equity around the nation. The reason that racism is so welcome in Coos Bay is because of the leadership - the same leadership that has either failed or outright refused to take action toward true racial equity in our community. The leadership that constantly refuses to allow true recognition of the plight of Alonzo Tucker, because it would make them look bad. The leadership that has failed to do anything about missing-persons cases in their jurisdiction. The leadership that has routinely and systemically put our First Nations people at the bottom of the priority list. I call on you now to join with me to stand up and tell the mayor and chief of police that enough is too much. We, the people of the city of Coos Bay and of Coos County cannot wait around any longer while they make pretty speeches and unfulfilled promises. More, I call upon my fellow business owners, community members, and leaders to boycott all businesses in Coos Bay until the mayor and chief of police resign, and the mayor drops his re-election campaign. There is no room for their racist ways in our community any longer.
Petition to North Carolina Azalea Festival, Bill Saffo, Sherry O'Daniell
Disband The Belles
Every April in Wilmington, North Carolina, "chosen" teenage girls are presented with the opportunity to wear huge antebellum dresses and stand in Azalea-clad gardens. To be an Azalea Belle, these young women must apply and be sponsored by a member of the Cape Fear Garden Club, a Southern, elite society of predominantly wealthy, white individuals. Oftentimes, these "belles" are standing on the very ground that enslaved Black people worked on before the Civil War (yes, the actual plantation homes still exist) Without an explanation about the gravity of this "dress up" parade, young women are lured into praising a White Supremacist society by playing the role of high-class, big-hoop-dress-wearing slave owners. Some may argue the intention of the belles is to praise the era fashion, culture and class. If you were a white woman in the South before the war, your "culture" was participating in slavery by owning slaves. There is no way around it. Glorifying the pre-war era is racist and fuels the harmful narrative of White Supremacy in this country. I, myself, was an "Azalea Belle" back in the day and am now sickened by the idea. When I was 16 years old, had I known the full extent of what this signified and understood the message it was sending, I would have chosen differently. Instead, I was told this is what the pretty, popular girls did. Let's stop encouraging our young women to participate in racist culture.
Petition to South County Administration
Sign to incorporate the study of systemic racism into classroom curriculum at South County
Our education system puts far too much effort into incorrectly glorifying the progressiveness of America. We as a country are running on systems have deeply discriminatory roots, and little has been done to shed light onto the injustices that people of color continue to face daily. Properly educating students about the systemic racism that is normalized and overlooked in society is far more important than pretending we have grown from the era of slavery as our one and only instance of racism and oppression. It is vital for us to be brutally honest about the discrimination that people of color face in healthcare, the workplace, and even in educational institutions. The only way to bring about a generation that will treat all people as equals is by working to emphasize the evil of racial injustices while instilling proper standards for the treatment of all other humans. Because grade school is the primary source of education for children in the country, it is important that we begin to differentiate humanitarianism from politics, and further, properly educate students about such issues to bring about a real call for change.
Petition to Fred Perriman, Carrie Peters-Reid, Eric Joyce, Ed Latham, Rick Blanton, Chris Hodges
REMOVE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS IN MADISON GEORGIA‼️
Because of the hundreds of years of oppression that black Americans have faced and in light of recent events with Police brutality and racism in the United States, I feel that it is necessary to remove the confederate monuments from Hill Park and Madison Memorial Cemetery in Madison, GA. It is a blatant display of the terrible past that black Americans have had to endure due to inequality and discrimination. In order to promote equality, justice for those whose lives have been affected by the racism that is still alive today, we must bring the monuments down. For the future of the city, and for the futures of the children, we must bring these monuments down. Children should not be subjected to these inscriptions and hate from the past. Remnants of expired hate in our country!