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constitutional rights

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Petition to United States Supreme Court

First Amendment, Social Media, and Sex Offenders

In June of 2017 the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Packingham v. North Carolina case that prohibiting sex offenders from using social media such as Facebook and Twitter was an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment right to free speech. Texas parole and probation officials have not recognized this ruling and still enforce the restrictions even though there is no such requirement stipulated in the Sex Offender Registration Program. The SORP only requires that online identifiers need to be officially registered and on file. Authorities of law are quick to enforce laws that tighten the noose of restrictions around an already struggling sector of our community but delay as long as possible any changes that will provide opportunities for rehabilitation and reintegration for genuinely repentant offenders. Access to social media will give sex offenders access to resources for housing, employment, therapy and, what much research reveals to be vital to their successful completion of terms of supervision, social connections with a real community. Access to social media will also give sex offenders a way to draw public attention to the mistreatment they receive from a public that misunderstands the nature of their offenses, as well as the mistreatment they receive from the system of law which casts them into the wilderness without supplies and unarmed then further punished them when they are unable to meet the impossible standards set for them. No one is saying that it is OK to commit sex offenses. As with all criminals, sex offenders deserve the chance to correct themselves and right their wrongs wherever possible. Fifty years ago people were able to make their way in the world "just fine" without access to the internet. Today, so much is done online that restriction from social media is equivalent to being forbidden from using a motor vehicle under the pretense that two hundred years ago people got around "just fine" on horseback. Furthermore, one need not dig very deep to learn that all the research says that reported sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rates of any other types of crime. Give these people, your family members who made mistakes, a chance to redeem themselves and they won't let you down. Give them access to social media and charge them to help prevent others from committing the same offenses. We are missing out on an incredible resource because we are letting corrupt politicians feed us invalidated fears. There are an estimated 750,000 registered sex offenders in the USA. Odds are you know one. Talk to them. Ask them what they would do if they had access to social media. Think for yourself. Also, for those who run social media sites, consider that there are 750,000 potential customers not seeing the advertisements.  Employers, that's 750,000 employees who want to prove that they aren't as worthless as the politicians claim. They will be your most dedicated workers because of their gratitude to be given a chance to provide for themselves. Renters, that's 750,000 tenants who don't want any more trouble with the law. They aren't a threat to your other tenants. No one dislikes sex offenders more than sex offenders. They are hyper vigilant to prevent these crimes from happening again and they know what signs to watch for. It takes one to know one. Ex sex offenders using social media will be great champions of protecting the public from sex offenders who haven't yet been identified. You don't need to watch the ones you have already caught. You need to look for the ones in your schools, your churches, your sports teams, and your own homes. Ex sex offenders can help you do this, but not if you don't talk to them because you are forever rejecting them for a crime for which they have already been punished.  Please sign this petition so that state officials will know what the public really wants, and to remind them that they can't ignore the rulings of the United States Supreme Court because they find the rulings inconvenient.

D W
29 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Hanson, Rockhill township, R.E. Pierson and the D.E.P

Stop the reopening of the East Rockhill quarry and asphalt plant!

  URGENT!  The Rockhill Quarry and Asphalt Plant are presenting East Rockhill residents with complicated legal challenges, including the vast resources of Richard Pierson, Inc.  No individual can meet these challenges on their own, but COMING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY CAN BE A FORCE to protect our property values, our environment, and our quality of life.  Please donate what you can to the GOFUNDME legal fund. Your contribution will be used only for legal fees and raising public awareness to fight the quarry and asphalt plant operations. A small investment now, could prevent large, individual, financial losses in the future!                                          https://www.gofundme.com/stop-the-opening-of-rockhill-quarry            East Rockhill Township residents of Bucks County are looking for help to try and stop new operations at the Rockhill quarry on Rockhill road in Sellersville Pa. The quarry has not been used for over 30 years and has grown into it's own ecosystem and home to many species of wild life. Vultures, hawks, bear, deer, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, probable home and perfect environment for the Bog turtle (an endangered species), the breeding grounds of fragile species of amphibians (The salamanders), a rumored Bald Eagle that swoops in for fish and many more. So many fish live in there that almost every time you cast a fishing rod you will catch one. The quarry has been filled with water since the 80's and is crystal clear and blue. Well over 100 feet deep and bigger than a football stadium.       R.E Pierson risks destroying the water table, the aquifer system and the wells of everyone on that road and surrounding areas. Along with an addition of an asphalt plant, R.E. Pierson wants to blast frequently to mine stone for their contract to work on the turnpike, despite the fact many already active and functioning quarries exist in the area. R E. Pierson is going to destroy the environment, the habitat, the ground water and everyone's quality of life. The noise is already so bad residents stay inside trying to get away from it, however they can still hear the quarry operations from inside their homes! When they blast the residents homes shake and you can see the wild life run off. When they are done they are going to take their money and leave.             Pierson is telling those who are residents here what is going to happen around their homes, families, and the environment as if no one has a say or a choice. Property values are already declining. The people lose the value of their homes and the clean environment they live in so Pierson and Hanson can fatten their pockets.        The D E.P is allowing this to happen. When the D.E.P rep was asked about the air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, wild life and endangered animals they said, "Well they have a permit". All of the spilled fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid from trucks, tanks and heavy machinery will contaminate the ground over time. This will all happen near tributaries of the Tohickon Creek. Tohickon Creek flows into Lake Nockamixon of Nockamixon State Park.     So many more people live on and around Rockhill road now then when this quarry was active decades ago. I grew up there and along with many others we are pleading for help to stop R.E. Pierson from destroying such a beautiful place, the homes of many, the quality and way of life for many to make a road elsewhere. Property values will severely fall and Rockhill road will turn into a barren industrial highway from all of the heavy truck traffic.      Who stands up for the rights of the residents? How can a business come in and destroy the lives of these people? Why cant these residents fight off the destruction of their homes? Why can a Business with money cry that they have rights and their rights be upheld but the residents can not? The Constitutional rights of many are not being upheld over one man with money!  R.E. Pierson was denied a zoning permit by East Rockhill Township and continues to mine anyway. You have a Constitutional RIGHT to clean air and pure water! Pennsylvania Constitution. Article I, Section 27 says:                                                                          "The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people."      Here is a question many would like to ask R.E. Pierson.......Would you want to have this quarry across the street from your families home or in your families backyard? ----The Intelligencer Front page story ---- http://www.theintell.com/news/20180218/paradise-lost-quarrys-awakening-causes-stir ----Go fund me link---- https://www.gofundme.com/stop-the-opening-of-rockhill-quarry ------WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!                     We URGENTLY need to come together in full force to stop the destruction of our community and our lives!Display “STOP THE QUARRY” signs on your property, available for $5 from stopthequarrynow@yahoo.comSubmit complaints online to East Rockhill Township and DEPSubmit editorials to local newspapersContact your local and sate representativesSign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/residents-of-rockhill-township-stop-the-reopening-of-the-rockhill-quarryLinks to above sites and other useful information can be found at http://www.eastrockhillcc.com COME TO ALL ROCKHILL QUARRY AND ASPHALT PLANT ZONING HEARINGSDon’t give up! Spread the word! Next hearing is APRIL 25, 2018 at 6pm Pennridge High School, 1228 N. 5th St, PerkasieRoom LGI 3.3 ----Go fund me link---- https://www.gofundme.com/stop-the-opening-of-rockhill-quarry

Paulie Fuhrmeister
5,207 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Robert Casey, Pat Toomey, Tom Wolf, Donald Trump

END THE CORRUPTION OF THE BEDFORD COUNTY COURT SYSTEM/BEDFORD COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Please sign this petition to stop the Bedford County Correctional Facility from getting away with medical neglect, shackling pregnant woman, not giving proper medical care to pregnant woman, violating hippa laws, giving suicide watch for pregnant woman, from denying rights to religion. Help me stop the Bedford co correctional facility from having miscarriages due to being denied medical treatment for 6 days, cruel and inhumane punishments. Any one willing to do a protest or any help or legal advise to file a complaint against the Bedford co correctional institute I've already contacted the aclu advocates. This has to stop!! If this happened to anyone else please contact me at 8148038438, thank you.  I was incarcerated on September 24th 2017. While in intake they confirmed that I was pregnant. I was happy I was pregnant because my boyfriend was in the bedford county jail and is possibly dying of psorosis of the liver. I proceeded to tell them what medications I currently take. I told them what they were: Adderall 10 mg for ADHD, Nuerotin 900 mg for anxiety and agoraphobia, Abilify 10 mg for borderline personality disorder, Fluvoxamine 50 mg for OCD, Propranalol 10 mgs for anxiety, ambien 10 mg for insomnia, tramadol 50 mg for pain, topamax 50 mg for chiari malformation. They refused me all medications knowing i was pregnant on 3 narcotics. I have a 9 mm cyst in my brain and chiari malformation and have had seizures and also have dizzy spells every day. They had me on top bunk after miscarriage. At the intake They asked if I was suicidal I said no Im happy I'm pregnant. They put me on suicide watch. While on suicide watch I asked if I could go to church and they said because I was on suicide watch I couldnt go, so I proceeded to ask to speak for the preacher they said theyd try and never did he come. I was denied my right to religion. I was furious because I wasn't suicidal. I was on suicide watch for 15 days. They wouldnt give me a cup for 5 days, they kept offering me milk when i said i cant drink milk. never in my life did I drink a glass of milk I was taken from my mother when I was breastfeeding. I had to call for the nurse because my body wouldnt quit shaking around day 2 or 3 in jail. They called the nurse and she asked me if i was on drugs, i told her No its because youre not giving me my medication is why I feel the way I do. I started spotting Sept 26th, i cried for to go to the hospital but they refused to take me. This happened for about 5 days I called the nurse numerous times and begged to go to the hospital, they wouldn't take me, violating my eighth amendment and deliberate indifferance to due process denying me medical attention until the 6th day. There was a bloodclot when i went to the bathroom and I screamed for the nurse. She told me that it looked like a crushed pill, i told her i refused my prenatal that morning and that it was my dead baby. They waited about 5 hours to take me to the er and they took the guy with pink eye before I could go. I went to the hospital for an ultrasound and told me it was too soon to confirm a misscarriage and the doctor ordered me to go back for further bloodwork to confirm on October 6th, they never took me to listen to doctors orders. I dropped to the ground in panic from losing my baby I couldnt stand. They took me to the nurses office to calm me down and gave me coffee. I had to sit in the same pad for 3 days until i had to write a grievance stating i was sitting in my dead baby as i bawled.  On October 16th the jail nurse took my blood to check my HCG levels. That day officer Norris came to my cell and told me my levels confirmed a miscarriage. " She broke my hippa law" So I started the grieving process of losing to my child whos father is dying of psorosis. On October 25th, my birthday " I WAS SHACKLED' I went to the obgyn where they said "YOUR HERE FOR A PREGNANCY" I started crying happily at the chance I still may be pregnant. They said in my charts there was no bloodwork to confirm miscarriage because they never took me. She immediately ordered bloodwork and promised me id know results by evening. The officer told me not to tell anyone they shackled me while I was pregnant that she could get in trouble. She put them back on and said she didnt know what she should do. They directly took me to the hospital and did bloodwork.After dinner I asked for the results of my pregnancy. The nurse continued to tell me that it would be a hippa law that she couldnt tell me. Then why on October 16th did officer norris give me my blood results? BROKE MY HIPPA LAW!! AFter the nurse told me that I started screaming I have rights to know if Im pregnant that it was my body and I screamed fuck you at an inmate for telling me to shut up, the nurse jumped to conclusions thinking i told her that, and she put me in the hole without knowing if I should grieve or not. I was in the hole on my birthday not knowing if I should grieve or be happy because there was hope for me again. Next day I get my period confirming to myself that I had really lost the baby and AGAIN I have to start a harder grieving process even harder than the first time. Grieving my child twice was torture. October 26th They handcuffed me and took me to the infirm and had a phone call on hold for me. The nurse on the line asked me if I gave the jail the rights to know information on me, I said yes because I was at this point desperate to know if I had lost my child. I said yes at that point. That night they confirmed. They killed my baby and tortured me in the process.I now cant even bare being with the babys dad from going through all this pain alone in a jail cell being mistreated overpopulated! My life will NEVER be the same.

Deia Frye
166 supporters