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Clemency

266 petitions

This petition won 21 hours ago

Petition to Keri Nelson, Kate Brown

End the Probation of Nathan Copeland

My name is Nathan Copeland and I have been dealing with the legal bureaucracy of Lane County for Nine year nus. I was charged over nine years ago with a Delivery of Marijuana Charge and took all the proper steps to take after the deal was signed. Due to a miscommunication between myself and Lane County, or a misunderstanding as it may be, A warrant was issued for my arrest over this charge and I was arrested on the warrant randomly in Seattle and extradited back to Oregon where  I served 8 months in prison while Marijuana was legal in the state of Oregon and have completed over a year of probation . I am an active volunteer in the Lane County area who volunteered tirelessly for the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign during the 2016 Primaries, volunteer weekly at West Coast Cat and Dog Rescue, as well as being an active member of the Democratic Party of Lane County, as well as Our Revolution Lane County. I am also an Egan Warming Center regular Volunteer. I have given back to my community and continue to do so.Currently I am actively involved in a reelection Campaign for Matt Keating for Lane County Community College Board of Education.I will continue to contribute positively to the Lane County Community for many years to come and to fight the Trump Administration at every turn. It is highly overdue to end this injustice. What I did is currently legal and I have paid my fines, my probation fees for a year, completed community service and have two jobs. I also am tirelessly working towards my artistic goals and have paid off my classes at LCC and will be finishing my degree beginning this spring; as well as restarting my photography and design business this spring, just got all the software and equipment i need to do so. I also have worked hard at my job at Venture Data for over a year and consistently am one of the top performers. These chains around my freedom need to be broken and me to be set free. Please show your support by signing my petition, which I will present to my Probation officer Keri Nelson on March 27th 2017. Thank you for your support. If this does not work we are back to the Governor for Clemency.  Regards, Nathan Lee Copeland

Nathan Copeland
106 supporters
This petition won 4 days ago

Petition to Terry McAuliffe

Please Stop the April 25 Execution of Ivan Teleguz, an Innocent Man

The Commonwealth of Virginia plans to execute an innocent man, Ivan Teleguz, on April 25, 2017. We need to make sure Governor McAuliffe knows that there is too much evidence of Ivan’s innocence to allow this execution to go ahead. Please join the call for the Governor to intervene. The government’s case against Ivan was based on false evidence. Three men said that Ivan hired Stephanie’s killer. But two of those men have since admitted that they lied in court – and sworn under oath that Ivan was not involved. The third, Michael Hetrick, confessed to killing Stephanie. He was offered a deal that spared his own life in return for saying that Ivan hired him to commit the murder. The prosecutor coerced the witnesses. The witnesses have sworn under oath that they gave false testimony at trial because of threats from the prosecutor and promises she made to improve their sentences. The prosecution tried to influence the jury by saying Ivan was involved in a made-up murder. At trial, the prosecutor argued that Ivan should be sentenced to death because he was involved in another murder in Pennsylvania, and was highly dangerous. It was later revealed that the testimony about the murder and the prosecutor’s argument were completely made up—the murder never even happened. There is evidence that calls into question every part of the Commonwealth’s case against Ivan. There is too much doubt for Governor McAuliffe to allow this execution to go ahead. Please help make sure he knows that The Commonwealth is about to execute an innocent man. Please help save an innocent man. Join the call for Governor McAuliffe to intervene. Visit ivansprayerforjustice.org to learn more about Ivan's case. Visit Facebook and Twitter for case updates.

Ivan's Prayer for Justice
114,198 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards

FREE Corey Miller Justice has been served!!!

FREE Corey Miller Justice has been served!!! The justice system should be to protect the innocent and to imprison the guilty. The justice system has done Corey Miller wrong. Corey Miller was wrongly convicted due to his rap personality. The Louisiana supreme court have denied Corey Miller's appeals and a retrial. The Louisiana supreme court did the same thing to: Glenn Ford, he was wrongfully convicted in a Louisiana murder case. Glenn Ford left the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La., in 2014. His conviction in a murder case was vacated after he spent more than 29 years on death row. He died less than two months after he was released. From untreated lung cancer while in prison in Angola!!! Corey Miller should not have to endure the same torture Glenn Ford went through. There are visible flaws in the Louisiana justice system. The death penalty need to be abolished. Errors, negligence and deliberate misconduct by prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers are the most pervasive cause of wrongful convictions in Louisiana. Court appointed lawyers caused, at least in part, 77% of the convictions in Louisiana . Please free a man that has been wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. How can you convict a person of murder if there wasno evidence to convict Corey Miller. There was -NO GUN -NO D.N.A -NO EVIDENCE TO CONVICT But, this man is sitting in prison serving a life sentence while the real man who did this crime is out there running the streets free to commit other crimes. Please take a moment of your time and sign this petition and help Corey Miller be free. Corey need to come home to his family. So that he can enjoy his life with his family and be a father to his 3 daughters. Please overturn Corey Miller conviction he should not be locked up for a crime that he did not commit!!! What would you do if it was your family member was wrongfully convicted of a crime? Corey Miller need to be exonerated and released from prison and compensated for the wrongful conviction. He should not have to rot in prison like so many other men in Angola and like Glenn Ford. Corey Miller deserve to be heard and he should be released from prison!!!

Kimberly Fuqua
2,287 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Pardon Attorney

20 Years in Prison are Too Many for Medical Marijuana Compassionate Care! FREE MY DAD!!

Over 9 years ago my Dad left me and went to prison for operating a state-legal medical marijuana dispensary in California. He was given a mandatory minimum sentence of over 20 years. Today, marijuana is fully legal in 8 states and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and D.C. and yet my Dad remains in prison.I am Jasmine Scarmazzo and I’m 14 years old. I’m writing this petition because I want my Dad to come home from prison and I am asking our President to grant him clemency. That’s the only way he will be released without serving over twenty years.In California, medical marijuana has been legal since 1996 and there are thousands of medical marijuana dispensaries here. But over the years, some of them were raided and shut down by the federal government. My Dad was an owner of one of these dispensaries but since he was convicted, the Department of Justice and Congress have made changes in law and policy that means my Dad would likely not be in prison if he was to be arrested today.My Dad is serving the longest federal prison sentence given to a medical marijuana dispensary operator and the only Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operator who has been convicted of conducting a Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE).  Following trial, two jury members recanted their guilty verdicts and gave sworn affidavits to that effect when learning the CCE conviction carried a 20 year Mandatory Minimum Sentence.Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws in place. In December 2015, Congress passed legislation that protects dispensary operators against arrest. Also, since 2013, the  administration directed the Department of Justice to no longer prosecute medical—or even recreational—marijuana providers who are operating under state law. Times have changed.  But because my Dad was sentenced before this happened, he will  have to serve  his full sentence unless granted clemency from our President. That means I will be without him for another decade. I am  already starting high school without him there to see me grow up.  Please sign this petition and ask the President to grant my Dad clemency.   Thank you.

Jasmine Scarmazzo
144,679 supporters