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Petition to Greg Abbott, Greg Abbott, Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, State of Texas

Rodney Reed is innocent. Exonerate and send him home.

Update: With 5 days before Rodney was scheduled to die, The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blocked his execution and said he would have a new trial, which is a chance for him to be exonerated. Now it’s time for us to keep up the pressure on those with power to do the right thing. Dear Governor Greg Abbott: 1. Rodney Reed is innocent. 2. The State relied on expert testimony to convict Rodney Reed that has since been recanted BY THE EXPERTS who put forth the testimony. Three renown medical examiners have concluded it is "medically impossible" for Stacey Stites to have been killed at the time the state says she died. This alone exonerates Rodney Reed. Reed was convicted based on forensic expert testimony that has now been recanted by the scientists and agencies that offered the evidence on behalf of the State. In fact, leading forensic pathologists have concluded that it would be "medically and scientifically impossible" for Reed to have murdered Stites. This new forensic evidence (which the State hasn't contradicted) indicates that Stites was murdered at a time that her fiance, local police officer Jimmy Fennell, testified that he was alone with Stites in their apartment. Fennell recently completed a ten-year prison sentence after he plead guilty to felony charges arising out of the kidnapping and sexual assault of a women he encountered while on patrol as a Georgetown, Texas police officer. Rodney Reed is innocent and should be exonerated, not executed. 3. We hate to say it, but, Rodney Reed is the victim of racism and was framed for a crime he didn't commit. 4. ALL OF THE EVIDENCE implicates *somebody else* was the real killer. And that somebody else failed two polygraph exams about his role in the murder, and he has continued to be a violent offender and assaulted others in the same way - kidnapping, sexual assault and choking with a belt. 5. Rodney Reed, and the Reed family, have suffered enough. 6. Sometimes our court system makes mistakes, and this case is a prime example of those injustices of what happens when the system fails. 7. Due to these mistakes, there's been no justice for the victim, Stacey Stites, and the real killer has continued to be a serial violent offender. 8. We need you to hear us, review this case, and find it in your heart to do what's right. 9. You promised Texas wouldn't ever kill an innocent person. You're the only person who can keep this promise by stopping the execution of Rodney Reed. 10. If prosecutors followed the evidence, and the evidence only, Rodney Reed wouldn't even be a suspect in this case, let alone become indicted. There's absolutely no evidence that indicts Rodney Reed. Please exonerate Rodney Reed.

Rodney Reed is Innocent
615,720 supporters
Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County Florida Animal Control

Unjust Practices and Hearings Conducted by The Polk County Animal Control

  Our dog has been deemed dangerous without ever biting anyone on the basis of a complaint by our neighbor, who used to work at Polk County Animal Control and knows how to pull strings. We had stacks of evidence to present, but we weren't allowed to present a thing. Animal control officers lied to us as they do many each and every day. Help us demand a fair process to assess our beloved dog Allie and change the hearing process!    On August 22 2019, Polk County Animal Control officers as well as Polk County Sheriff's Officers responded to my home after a neighbor called to report my dog Allie. The neighbor filed a dangerous dog complaint against us even though Allie did not bite anyone. The charge on the affidavit was that when unprovoked, Allie chased or approached a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack. This neighbor was a prior employee of Polk County Animal Control and the investigating officer assigned to our case.     On October 8th 2019, we were served notice that there was sufficient evidence to classify Ally as dangerous. They changed the charge to aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being without any new evidence as the written statements were the same. The written account by the neighbor was the grounds for this entire case. We went to Animal Control the same day and requested a hearing. Investigating Officer Donna Prince told my husband to get signed testimony from neighbors to bring to court as well as shot records. We felt we had the law on our side and had faith in the justice system as there was no proof in this case other than he said- she said. We had nearly a dozen written statements from friends and neighbors as well as pictures of our well behaved and loving dog playing with our one year old grandson. We also have a spotless record with animal control and are responsible dog owners. We also had proof that this case was a conflict of interest due to the fact that I have a picture from Polk County Animal Control's website of the complaining neighbor with the investigating officer as well as the officer that read the official statement at the hearing that day.       Long story short when we walked into the courtroom we were told by Lynn Willyerd Rhodes, the lawyer hearing our case that no written statements would be allowed as they are hear say. My husband looked at Donna Prince(the investigating officer) who was present and reminded her of what she told him and her response was , " I didn't say it would be beneficial." Our dog was found guilty without evidence of anything and just the word of the complaining neighbor. We were not allowed to present any of our statements only a picture of the complaining neighbor's son provoking our dogs from across the street as he pretended to sight them in and shoot them with a make shift gun while his father was present.  We left and called attorneys as well as the Florida Bar to win in an appeal. All attorneys we spoke to gave us a play by play of what went down in that court room as if they themselves had been present. They see this miscarriage of justice and infringement of our civil rights often and said if we would have had them present at the hearing it would have been thrown out.      Our faith in the justice system has cost us greatly. Our sweet, kind dog is now labeled dangerous which will cost us over $400.00 a year. We are no longer allowed to have our dog around friends or family younger than 18 years old unless she is muzzled and the neighbor can call anytime she feels like it if she doesn't see us in the yard with the dog. My rights have been violated. I wish to see a change to this abuse of power by Polk County Animal Control. Our dog did not bite or attack anyone and we were found guilty based on the word of a former Polk County Animal Control Officer that knew everyone involved in our case. I know we are not the only ones who have been the victims of Polk County Animal Control. Please sign my petition and leave a comment if you have been unfairly harassed, lied to, or threatened by a Polk County Animal Control officer. I know I am not alone.

Amanda Freeman
678 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to United Nations World Organization Against Torture, Tennessee Governor, President of the United States, Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee State House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Glenn A. Fine, Kristina Borror, Nisha Whitehead, Nils Melzer, Anthony Romero, Eric Dreiband


STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE This Petition is to ask Congress to immediately implement legislation to stop the fraudulent diagnosis and detention of involuntary human research subjects as mentally ill without proper validation as set forth by individual State policies and procedure. Victims may also be used in non-consensual human research for military training. In a 2013 report of the United Nations it was said that forced psychiatric treatment IS torture.  These false and forced detention based on fraudulent diagnoses are being used to isolate, silence and ruin the credibility of targets of these cruel and illegal programs.  These diagnoses create doubt of the victim’s statements of abuse by these nano and other military-medical technologies.  Such false and invalid diagnoses are also used to ‘cloak’ non-consensual human experimentation testing and evaluation of various programs, and other crimes against humanity.  Statements were released on May 31, 2019, by the United Nations regarding the continued detention of Julian Assange. From the Geneva, Switzerland Headquarters Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment reports, “The evidence is overwhelming and clear,” the expert said. “Mr. Assange has been deliberately exposed, for a period of several years, to progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the cumulative effects of which can only be described as psychological torture. Mr. Melzer goes on to say, “I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange and seriously deplore the consistent failure of all involved governments to take measures for the protection of his most fundamental human rights and dignity,” the expert said. “By displaying an attitude of complacency at best, and of complicity at worst, these governments have created an atmosphere of impunity encouraging Mr. Assange’s uninhibited vilification and abuse.” I can assure you that what Mr. Assange has been forced to endure during his confinement, as unfortunate as it is, grossly resembles the psychological and physical abuse and torture that we have been exposed to. In some instances, our assaults are more intense and can be accurately labeled as SERE torture per the report by Senator Dianne Feinstein in  2017. This is year 23 for me and for many others it has been longer. In reports released on February 1 and March 4, 2013, this same organisation reports that forced involuntary confinement in a psychiatric facility IS torture. This statement was made by Mr. Juan E. Mendez in a report entitled, Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council, March 4, 2013 in Geneva. The entire report, in PDF, can be downloaded at A 2008 report by Mr. Mendez noted that forced psychiatric interventions (such as psychosurgery, electroshock and administration of mind-altering drugs including neuroleptics) are among practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment.  To read more see: Former Ohio Senator John Glenn introduced the Human Research Protection Act to Congress in January 1997 (S.196). Former President William Clinton issued Executive Order 12975 on October 3, 1995 to regulate research on human subjects named Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission.  A memorandum was also issued on March 27, 1997 by President Clinton strengthening the protection of use of human subjects in military “Classified” research.  Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act in October 2001 (HR 1977), asking Congress to ban the use of military space weapons in the United States which included psychotronic weapons.  ( Patents for military technology have been identified as the cause of many claims of psychological, physical and emotional harassment.  Thousands of people in the United States of America are reporting to be targets of the military training missions and government research and contractors for remote neural monitoring, neural warfare and behavior influence technology via the use of Directed Energy Weapons and electronic harassment.  A significant percentage of these people have been forcefully admitted to mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as a result of filing complaints of such harassment.  False diagnoses have been used to label the victim with schizophrenia and/or delusional disorders.  Depression is another diagnosis usual to this type of psychological and physical mistreatment of humans which fits the description of torture. Some of the victims have found that their mothers were also victimized by some psychological symptoms that can now be attributed to the use of this technology on them.  (Note: Few victims have reported that their fathers were ever hospitalized or treated for any symptoms of mental illness due to this harassment which validates that 75%+ of those targeted are women.) This confirms the excessive use of women in these cruel, inhumane and degrading experiments and tests. Many sources of testing, including MRI, fMRI, CT-Scan, EEG. Testing of the blood is available today to aid in the identification of a specific mental illness and to rule out chemical imbalances or diseases of the brain.  Yet, most of these victims will tell you that a stigmatizing diagnosis of mental illness was made after just a verbal conversation with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other medical professional.  Sometimes this would have been just a Crisis Team representative at a hospital Emergency Room or by a mental health center intake worker. Most victims of mental health misdiagnosis have been implanted without their permission which is alluded to in Senator Glenn's bill that was presented to Congress:   ( This implantation allows for further violation of a person’s human rights by allowing them to be persecuted by electronic means.  Psychotronic is defined as the use of electronics to affect the brain and the mind.  Thus, the behavior of a targeted victim can be influenced to mimic a mental illness allowing for these false diagnoses even when the medical professional knows about the victimization of the patient. In a report by the Physicians for Human Rights entitled, Broken Laws, Broken Lives, it is stated that torture produces short-term and long-term psychological damage.  The problem comes when law enforcement, physicians and the mental health community do not want to admit that a victim is suffering the effects of torture rather than a real mental illness.   To read more about torture and its effects go to:'s/BrokenLaws_14.pdf and In 1994 Former Army Intelligence Officer Julianne McKinney wrote to Senator Glenn about the use of this technology on unwitting citizens in these States of America.  In 2005, Lynn Surgalla, past Vice-President of the United States Psychotronic Association wrote a letter to the court on behalf of these citizens assuring the court that these weapons a.k.a., Psychotronic Weapons, are being used by criminal elements in our own government as weapons for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide.” Ms. McKinney, as Director of Electronic Surveillance Project Association of National Security Alumni wrote an article entitled Microwave Harassment and Mind-Control Experimentation (December 1992).  One paragraph of this report reads, “A matter of interest to us is why WRAIR (author’s note-Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) should be experimenting with auditory effects of pulsed microwave audiograms. Also, recent statements by an Army psychiatrist assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) suggest that WRAIR may be experimenting upon select psychiatric inpatients with microwaves. This, too, is a matter to us.”  Further down in this report Ms. McKinney states, “That psychiatric facility is in a State where a disproportionate number of complaints of electronic harassment are beginning to surface. It is also within range of a U.S. Air Force base which houses a "super secret" research facility. We are currently looking into information that spouses and children of persons employed on that USAF base may be the targets of involuntary experimentation involving direct-energy weapons technologies.”   A retired Navy Communications Engineer also validates the use of microwave voice-to-skull (auditory effects) as does the Army Intelligence and Security Division of Fort George Meade, Maryland in unclassified documents.  The very existence of this technology means that it can be used to make a person seem to be hallucinating or delusional which makes room for such misdiagnosis and stereotyping. These people are innocent, unwitting victims of government experimentation or vicious use of psychotronic technology by military, government contractors, or other national and international criminals. Some of the technology can be purchased by private citizens on the commercial market. 37 years have passed since Ms. McKinney’s report, and almost that long since she began to voice concerns to Congress and the President. Even more complaints are being documented today by physicians, in hospital emergency rooms, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as cases of mental illness instead of physical and/or psychological torture. These diagnoses are being made without the proper test or other investigation to rule out the validity of the complaint. The author of this petition had a personal conversation in 2011 with a Captain who was employed by Walter Reed Army Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. After explaining to him the assaults I was experiencing his response to me was, “He does not have to be near you to do this to you.”  This statement was made in reference to the use of this at-a-distance technology on me by a military trained perpetrator. An agent for the FBI Terrorism Division in Memphis, Tennessee told me in a phone conversation in 2008, "We know whose chips are on." Nanotechnology used for the kind of brain-body invasion I have described in this Petition is also called "chips" among other things.. Join me in petitioning Congress to launch an investigation and issue legislative instructions for the Department of Health and Human Services, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and all affiliates to not be allowed to make mental illness diagnosis or hold a person in a mental health facility without the appropriate testing to properly diagnose such an illness.  Also, those in the medical or mental health profession who knowingly make false diagnosis to get a court to involuntarily commit a victim of non-consensual human experimentation should be addressed and laws instituted to allow for charges to be made against that healthcare professional and organization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD January 22, 1997  (Page S645) Human Research Subject Protection Act Mr. GLENN. Madam President, I rise today to introduce the Human Research Subject Protection Act of 1997. I send the bill to the desk. Mr. GLENN. Madam President, if I approached any Senator here and I said, 'You did not know it, but the last time they went to the doctor or went to the hospital, your wife or your husband or your daughter or your son became the subject of a medical experiment that they were not even told about. They were given medicine, they were given pills, they were given radiation, they were given something and were not even told about this, were not even informed about it, yet they are under some experimental research that might possibly do them harm - maybe some good will come out of it, but maybe it will do them harm also - but they do not know about it,' people would laugh at that and say that is ridiculous. That cannot possibly happen in this country. Yet, that very situation is what this piece of legislation is supposed to address. .................................................. These tragic incidents I have mentioned have resulted in changes in the way human research subjects are treated. I don't want to misrepresent this, because there is a very elaborate system of protections that have developed over the years. Unfortunately, though, this system does have some gaps and, if enacted, I believe this legislation will close those gaps. ...[end excerpt] for the entire bill go to:   ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President United States Psychotronics Association P.O. Box 2 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 6/20/05  To the Court:  As Former Vice-President of the United States Psychotronics Association, I assure the Court that the illegal testing, development and use of Psychotronic, Microwave, Laser and other forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry is a matter of grace concern to both the US and International Communities. These weapons are ALL potentially LETHAL, although sublethal injuries may also be inflicted as with the use of any other lethal weapon such as gun, knife or chemical poison.  Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with any form of Directed Energy Weapon IS Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with a LETHAL WEAPON.  Despite claims to the contrary by criminal elements in our own government, there is NO SUCH THING as a NONLETHAL WEAPON (even those currently in vogue for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide).  In 2001, HR2977, The Space Preservation Act (2001) was introduced into Congress to BAN ALL Directed Energy Weapons.  Its passage has thusfar been blocked.  In 2002, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) formally listed a NEW CATEGORY of WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (Psychotronic Mind Control and other Electromagnetic Resonance Weapons) in their 2002 Media Guide to Disarmament.  In 2003, the State of Michigan passed into Law House Bills 4513 and 4514 BANNING the use of ALL FORMS of ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS against Human Beings in the State of Michigan.  In 1999, the European Union Parliament passed Resolution A4-005/1999 Section 27 which “Calls for an International Convention introducing a GLOBAL BAN on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any forms of manipulation of Human Beings.” (PSYCHOTRONIC WEAPONS)  Ms. Millicent Black’s claim of being assaulted with some form of DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON is to be taken very seriously.  If the criminal assailants are found to be law enforcement personnel or government employees, then the crime is an EVEN MORE SERIOUS OFFENSE with grave political implications.  If the crime is found to be racially or religiously-motivated torture-assault, then the bias-crime laws also apply.  I assure you that similar cases of assault-torture-murder with these weapons are being addressed all over the world.  Please give this matter your closest attention.  The INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY is deeply interested in the outcome and concerned that justice be served in all cases of Directed Energy Weapons assault.  Attached to this letter is a copy of my resume and relevant pages from HR2977 which lists the forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry currently in use.  Sincerely,  (signature on file) Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President,  United States Psychotronics Association ---------------------------------------------------- To see the entire bill go to: 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2977 To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 2, 2001 Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space. (2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following: (i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by-- (I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object; (II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object; (III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or (IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means. (ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)-- (I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B); (II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or (III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person. (B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as-- (i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; (ii) chemtrails; (iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems; (iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; (v) laser weapons systems; (vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and (vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons. (C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------- For additional Information you can go to: The EveryDay Concerned Citizen by Ramola D: Galina Kurdina: 100 Patents Informed Consent by International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (before you take psychiatric drugs) Pleaase visit my GoFundMe account at:  ----------------------------------------------------------------  MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA “Microwave-Induced Changes to the Primate Eye” Johns Hopkins Applied Physics ... MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA Author: John McMurtrey​MicrowaveCongruenceSchiz.doc --------------------------------------------------------------------- NIH Inner Voice, Target Tracking, and Behavioral Influence Technologies. John J. McMurtrey, M. S., Copyright 2003, 6 Apr. 2005.​InnerVoiceTargTrackBehavInflu.doc ------------------------------------------------------------------ REMOTE BEHAVIORAL INFLUENCE TECHNOLOGY EVIDENCE by John McMurtrey, 23 Dec. 2003, The first American to publish on the microwave hearing effect​  

Dr. Millicent Black
2,610 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Paul Smedberg, Allison Mayer, Christian Dorsey, Try Coburn, Marc Korman, Robert White, Stephanie Gidigbi

Stop Police Violence Against Metro Passengers

I have good news. WMATA settled with Diamond Rust on June 4, 2019. You may recall media coverage on Diamond's brutal beating and arrest here. I was elated to achieve a good result for Diamond but disappointed by the news that I received about two weeks later. On June 22, 2019, WMATA police struck again. This time an officer repeatedly tased an innocent man who was simply inquiring about the safety of a young child that WMATA officers had detained inside the U Street Metro station. Cell phone video of the incident went viral. This man, Tapiwa Musonza, a 28 year old graduate of Howard University, told his story for the first time yesterday to NBC4. Tapiwa was brutally assaulted by police and charged with Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest and Assaulting a Police Officer. He was held for 3 days without ever being permitted to make a phone call. He was not advised of his charges until hours after he was taken to a holding cell. Officers never read him his Miranda rights. The traumatic injuries he sustained are so severe he had to withdraw from his coursework at MIT.   I filed suit on September 17, 2019 against the officers involved for the assault and battery of Mr. Musonza and for violations of Mr. Musonza's civil rights, among other claims. Unfortunately, the WMATA Compact prevents me from suing WMATA in it's own name. Surely, we have a long road ahead before it is determined if Mr. Musonza will get to tell his story to a jury of his peers, but if he does get that far, he faces the prospect of winning only a nominal verdict against the individual officers as opposed to a noteworthy verdict against WMATA.  This must change.  WMATA is cloaked with sovereign immunity in civil rights cases and because of this protection, there is no true accountability for WMATA officers and no incentive for WMATA to engage with communities of color on a meaningful level. We will continue to hear more of the same. An unruly officer violates a rider's civil rights and keeps his or her job, meanwhile the rider's life is permanently destroyed. And the story continues. Please help us CHANGE THE STORY by signing on to tell our political leaders to amend the WMATA Compact and end sovereign immunity.

Yaida Ford
1,226 supporters