Community Issues

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Started 12 hours ago

Petition to California Bureau of Investigation

App to Help Find Missing Children

ProblemThe recollection of faces and distribution of information in regards to missing children within the state of California is outdated and incompetent. Paper flyers are affected by the bystander effect. Amber Alerts come once every hundreds or thousands of children who are reportedly missing. There needs to be a better way to collect and distribute data in regards to missing and found children within the state of California.SolutionThis problem can be solved by creating a phone application that gives the following information or notice to aid the search of a missing child:- Push Notifications that are real time- Photos of child and area that abduction took place- Information to best aid the search (last seen with, clothes, height, weight, abductor's car, etc.)- Comments to open discussion on any home surveillance cameras in the area- Map of reported abductions within your area- Messaging system to report any possible suspects- Shareable links to connect others to vital information- Found children to show progress in the communities' connection systemPersonal storyI am starting this petition because I was leaving a store one day and became overwhelmed when I saw the amount of missing children flyers posted on the wall. Some were as recent as one week ago and others were as far back as thirty years. I stood in front of this wall for five minutes before anyone else stopped to look with me. I left remembering one child's information out of thirty-two. There are families and communities out there staring at photos of their lost ones for months and even years hoping that they would return or obtain some form of closure. I have no children, but to think that this may not affect me in some way and someday is sheer ignorant and inhumane. Loss strikes everyone in different forms. So I hope this petition raises awareness to work towards making this form of loss a lot less and connection communities a lot more.

Ashley Garcia
7 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Curt B Leng

Petition for Reasonable Regulation of Student Housing in Residential Neighborhoods

We the undersigned petition the Town of Hamden to adopt reasonable regulation regarding student housing in residential neighborhoods. We respectfully request: 1: Housing locations – impose a strict limitation on the number of permits provided where: A permit will not be provided when the proposed property is within a 1,000-foot radius of an existing student occupied house. No more than one permit will be issued to abut any residential property. Only one permit will be issued per city/town residential block. Each student-occupied house must have sufficient on property parking for each occupant. Excessive on street parking should result in a fine. Permit issuance is subject to approval from abutting property owners.   2: require stricter rules regarding student activity. Permits will not be renewed based on multiple complaints. (a)Students should not: (1) drive reckless or at dangerous speeds in neighborhoods, (2) host loud disruptive parties, (3) vandalize and/or pollute any property within the jurisdiction  3. create a complaint board with regular public communications regarding how to contact officials funded by permit fees.   4. Any person who owns a house rented to students will (a) be liable for damage, whether actual or perceived, to town resident-occupied properties. (b) loss of property value, whether actual or perceived, as a result of student presence. (c) subject to fines for blight violations. (d) maintain properties in accordance with the neighborhood standard (e) regulate parking to designated on property areas.  Houses should be inspected for building code violations prior to, and after, each rental agreement. Student rental housing should supplement the high tax bourdon on residents with diminished quality of life as a result of student neighbors.  

Tony Pereira
295 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Michael Coen, Stephen Murphy, 978-969-2008 , , @theindopub

Keep Jessica and Eli in their home, Please. With love.

We are writing to respectfully ask that you allow Jessica Kagle to stay in her home.  Please allow her to buy the home in question, in Beverly, MA.  Jessica and her dog Eli have been so happy in the house and offered to purchase the house.  Because of personal feelings, the landlord decided not to sell to her.  She made an offer equal to what they agreed to sell the house to you for. Jessica runs  a local non profit that focuses on local children and education. She is always giving of herself to others.  She really deserves to have a great home. For Jessica and Eli, options are limited, and this makes a huge difference in their lives, while it is just an investment to you.  We know that you care about the community and that you were unknowingly caught in the middle of this situation.  But now that you are aware of the effect you can have on real lives, we ask that you do the right thing.  Jessica is willing to reimburse you for all costs incurred by you in the process.  You will not lose any money.  Yes, maybe some time and you will have to find another investment.  But the impact on Jessica's life is real and is so big. Please consider making an impact in someone's life at no cost to you.  It is the right thing to do.   Signed, People who love Jessica and Eli

Deborah Frenkel
172 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Warren Kampf, Sarah Hermans, Jake Corman

Close the PA Dangerous Dog Loophole and Protect Children.

In the summer of 2016, our eight-year-old son was viciously attacked and bitten multiple times in the face by a neighbor’s dog without provocation. This picture was taken a week before the attack that left a portion of his upper lip hanging, split open and torn from his face. His lower lip was split straight through and shredded by the dog’s teeth. His nose and cheek were punctured. The dog’s teeth just missed the labial artery and left it exposed. Had it been severed, this attack could have been far more serious. General anesthesia and hours of cosmetic surgery were required. He was left with facial scars and deformed lips. The dog was not determined to be a dangerous dog under PA law because of a loophole. As a result, the neighborhood is left unprotected and our son is forced to see his attacker unmuzzled on a regular basis. The Pennsylvania Dog Law is defective. The judge hearing the case found beyond a reasonable doubt that this dog attack was unprovoked and caused severe injury. However, the case resulted in a not guilty verdict. In PA, getting a dog declared as dangerous requires proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the dog has a ‘vicious propensity’ in addition to proving the attack was unprovoked and caused severe injury. While the law states that the incident itself “may” prove vicious propensity (to attack), the lack of clarity in the law leaves a loophole. The dog owners can exploit it because a single attack causing severe injury without provocation does not legally guarantee such vicious propensity.Some people have commented that it's just a bad ruling by the judge. If one judge can get it so wrong, this can and will happen again. Imagine if a rape verdict required proving not only the actual rape, but also a propensity to rape. After hearing witnesses on behalf of the rapist testify that they were not raped and that the rapist was always nice to them and their family, the judge finds the rapist not guilty. It is absurd. One rape is enough. Just like one unprovoked attack causing severe injury should be enough too. The law needs the "may" removed from it so that a fair verdict is certain. To be clear, this is not about punishing or putting the dog down. A guilty verdict is required to make the owners, whose dogs commit these acts, take reasonable precautions. By supporting this cause, you agree that a single unprovoked attack causing severe injury is enough. The courts shouldn’t wonder about how to interpret ‘vicious propensity’. A dog that does this once has already proven that it has the vicious propensity to do it again. Protections are required by the Dangerous Dog Law when there is a guilt verdict. Owners of a dangerous dog are required to post a warning sign, muzzle the dog when out in public, maintain bonding for the medical expenses should there be a next victim, construct a proper enclosure to protect people from the dog, and register the dog with the state so that no unsuspecting family adopts the dog in the future without being warned about its history. Please let your state representatives and state senators know you care about the safety of children and neighborhoods. No one should have to feel unsafe in their own neighborhood!

Sarah Hermans
1,212 supporters