Community Development

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Petition to James W. Mills, Braxton T. Cotton, Terry E. Barnard, Brian Owens, Jacqueline Bunn, Esq., Crystal Moon, State Board of Pardons and Parole

"Plea To Release Brother Julius "Mecco" Campbell in the Community"

After serving 25 years in State custody, Mr. Julius Campbell has demonstrated his readiness to make a successful transition back into society.  He currently serves as a liaison in Philips State Prison to prepare inmates to be released by empowering them to be outstanding citizens and disciplined men through mentoring and biblical principles.  He has instilled in many to have vision and purpose to accomplish the daily task of integrating within the community of which they will live and work. The 2017 New Orleans Theological College graduate have founded and spearheaded various Faith and Character Based programs in many of the correctional facilities where he has served time.  In recent months, he has passed the torch by training and preparing other men to continue the positive work that he started after his impending release.   Upon his release, Mr. Campbell has plans to reach, teach, and train citizens in the community where he will reside.  As board members, we know that the decision to grant parole is not easy, but we hope that your board will see that he is ready to enter back into society. Julius will reside with his mother and step-father who are both committed to helping him become a productive citizen in the community.  He has two job/career offers that will financially sustain him and eliminate any concern for becoming a repeat offender statistically.  Also, as a condition of parole he is committed to utilizing resources such as transitional housing and volunteering his time to give back to the community by empowering youth, the homeless and those that are less fortunate. We, the people are humbly asking your pardon of Julius Campbell when he comes up for parole in June 2018.  

Deliverance Prayer Tower and New Beginnings, Inc.
278 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to City of Detroit, Michigan, State of Michigan

Citizens Against the Grand Prix on Belle Isle

We believe that it's time to pull the plug on the Detroit Grand Prix event on Belle Isle.  Before bankruptcy, the City could not afford to properly maintain the Island, so offers by the Grand Prix to run the race there in exchange for making "improvements" might have made some sense.  Now that the State of Michigan has taken over and has made Belle Isle a State Park, the time has come to allow the Island to be used as it was intended - as a nature and recreational park to be used by all people, year round.  This current year, the Grand Prix began setting up 8 weeks before the race.  That means concrete barriers inhibiting access to the riverfront, blocking bike lanes, etc.  When you include the weeks afterward to dismantile it and clean up, this means the island is essentially monopolized by the race people for the better part of three months.  This is prime park season, with public access impeded to the river, and most public gathering places in the half of the Island where the race course exists.  The fact that an immense portion of the island near the Fountain and Casino has been encased in concrete - creating a gigantic parking lot - to serve the purposes of the race organizers, is a permanent blot and eyesore on the face of the island.  It's time to say no to the rich and powerful who have taken over the island, and return it back to the people.  Move the Grand Prix somewhere else - get it off Belle Isle.

David Martin
1,047 supporters