Topic

civil liberties

22 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Channing Phillips

Drop the Charges Against Trump's First Political Prisoners

On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump. A wide variety of demonstrations countered the spectacle of the inauguration, making it clear to the world that many of us reject Trump's cruel and divisive leadership.  A day of defeat became a moment of resistance, and set the stage for the travel ban protests that followed. While Trump and his army of trolls have encountered few meaningful obstacles in the halls of power, grassroots resistance has persisted. Unfortunately, with resistance comes repression. After terrorizing protesters (including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities) with pepper spray and ‘stinger’ grenades, DC police cordoned off an entire city block and mass-arrested more than 230 people. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff (under the authority of U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips) later sought an indictment charging more than 200 people with at least eight felonies each—for rioting, inciting a riot, conspiracy to riot, and property destruction—punishable by up to 75 years in prison. With these unprecedented, excessive charges, the state is cracking down on dissent - allowing Trump to pursue his agenda challenged only by symbolic hand-wringing. This strategy corresponds with a broader wave of repression, from arrests and grand jury investigations of Indigenous water protectors at #StandingRock, to the demonization of #BlackLivesMatter. Just as our struggles are connected, these arrests represent a threat to all people fighting for true freedom, dignity, and autonomy.  Join the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Partnership For Civil Justice Fund, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other civil liberties advocates in standing with the J20 defendants. Call on the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia to immediately drop all charges. --------------------------- Learn more at dropJ20.org Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share this petition with your friends and family! (and use #dropj20 !)

DropJ20
2,254 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Eric Jewell

Stop Hermitage Pennsylvania Police From Violating Civilian Civil Liberties

I myself, and many others in the Hermitage and surrounding area have been placed in situations by patrolman Jonathan kudelko of the hermitage police department that have went against our constitutional rights as American citizens, and that have violated our civil liberties assigned by law to protect our rights. He has acted out side of his jurisdiction on multiple incidents, and lied to justify his actions. He has came onto private property, with no request for him, or any other public servant to do so. He had even issued citations outside of his jurisdiction for traffic citations without notifying the police department of the jurisdiction he was in, and trespassing on civilian owned property without permission to be on said property to issue the citations. He has treated civilians completely horrendously, and unprofessional. He needs to be suspended pending an investigation on whether he is fit, and mentally sound to be a public servant. Several complaints have been attempted, without any result, now other means to stop the harassment need to be addressed. One he needs to be relieved of duty, until a mental health evaluation can be done deciding if he is fit for duty. Two he needs to be suspended until he is investigated by the right departments to decide if he has acting in a way that goes against the way a public servant is expected to act towards citizens.

Lemuel Pineiro Malick
24 supporters