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Petition to Georgia Governor, Georgia State House, Nathan Deal, Georgia State Senate, Donald Trump, Gerald Greene, Johnny Isakson, John Lewis, President of the United States, Lynn Westmoreland, Doug Collins, Tom Graves, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Valencia Seay

Katelyn Davis Is Gone We Demand The Arrest Of Tammy And Anthony Who Was Katelyn Parents

We The People For The People Demand Justice. We The People Want All Charged Who Failed To Upheld Their Sworn Duties To Protect And Serve We The People For The People Demand The Arrest Of Biological Mom Tammy and Step Father Anthony And All Whom Failed The Children From Law Enforcement To Child Protective Services To Family And Friends Whom Knew Abuse Was Occurring With All The Children,  We ask that all whom failed  to be charged with negligent homicide.Felony child abuse,felony child neglect . Katelyn Nichole Davis, a 12-year-old from Polk County, Georgia killed herself on December 30th 2016. She hung herself in her front yard. Her body was not found for over 20 minutes.The mother, Tammy Michelle Rogers, knew of the abuse beforehand and knew that Katelyn had cut herself in a plea of someone to stop the abuse. Tammy also knew of the possible abuse to the two other children by her husband.We demand the children be placed into protective custody until the mother is fully investigated and proven to be a fit mother to her two remaining children. We need to know why the CPS and others did not look into the facts learned after this death of a 12 year old child. The step-dad should be charged with the death of Katelyn as his abuse drove her to killing herself. The mother should be charged as well as an accomplice in her suicide and felony child abuse, neglect and felony child endangerment charges for not doing the right thing. , Anthony Lee Rogers has been on Katelyn’s social accounts and deleting many items there to cover his tracks. We demand the police get this proof of abuse and charge him with tampering with evidence.It is bad enough when the legal system covers up their short comings by hiding behind a wall of silence. It is worst to allow the children to stay with a mother who cared so little about her daughter and only herself she allowed her husband to abuse the child into killing herself.Cops Investigate What Led to 12-Year-Old Girl's Suicide as They Plead for Death Video's Removalby Caitlin Nolan 3:46 PM EST, January 12, 2017 A 12-year-old Georgia girl took her own life after alleging she had been sexually and verbally abused by a family member, hanging herself in the yard of her family’s home as her cell phone broadcast the incident live on the internet. “I really am truly sorry for everything. But I can’t do this. I’m sorry,” Katelyn Nicole Davis says to the camera on December 30, crying and continuing to apologize before killing herself. The video continued to roll for about 20 minutes after Katelyn hanged herself, ending as her phone rings repeatedly and what sounds like someone in the distance calling her name. Police responded to the Cedartown home, rushing the preteen to Polk Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m. The County Coroner will determine Katelyn’s official cause of death. Though their investigation initially focused on the manner of Katelyn’s death, police have since shifted to probing to what could have led to her taking her own life, The Polk Standard Journal reported. Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd told the Journal that allegations of abuse and attempted rape Katelyn posted in an online diary entry on December 27 are being investigated. In the entry, which was written under the pseudonym “Dolly” and has since been removed, the author alleges a male relative hit her with a studded belt and tried to rape her. In another entry posted that same day, “Dolly” — a name Katelyn was known to go by on the internet —brainstorms ways in which she can kill herself before writing she is suffering from depression and asking readers for advice on how to deal  “Katelyn was not a troubled child — she was very smart and she smiled when she was out of that house," neighbor Reianne Meadows told InsideEdition.com. "It was the environment she was in. This isn’t about what she did — it’s about why she did it." Meadows said the young girl was often tasked with watching over her younger half-brother and half-sister in an allegedly volatile household. “From my house, you could stand in the front yard … and [her stepfather] could be heard screaming, yelling, cussing,” said Meadows, whose backyard abutted the side of Katelyn’s family’s home. “That night … I heard a loud howling noise coming from over there and saw two police cars and I thought nothing of it, just thought they were at it again. I then saw three more police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance. Then my husband called me and said a neighbor had come over, saying Katelyn had killed herself.” As of Wednesday, no criminal charges had been filed in connection to Katelyn’s death, Dodd told the Journal. InsideEdition.com has reached out for comment to the Polk County Police Department and the State of Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. Greg Teems, assistant superintendent for the Polk School District, said officials had no records indicating Katelyn might need counseling. "We didn’t have prior reports ... we didn't have anything that would tip us at school that this might be an occurrence," Teems said. "We take these matters very seriously ... it's a tragic event. We're talking about a very young student here." Counselors had been made available to Katelyn's schoolmates, he said. Read: Family Of Teen Tortured Live On Facebook: 'This Should Never Happen' "We're trying to help our students who are still trying to grasp this," Teems said. Attempts by InsideEdition.com to reach Katelyn’s family for comment were unsuccessful. Police had appealed to the community and internet users-at-large to refrain from viewing, mentioning or passing along the video of Katelyn’s death, which has since gone viral. “Out of respect for the family of the departed and for the deceased themselves, we respectfully request that the citizenry of Polk County and whoever might view or receive this message please help us out with this request,” police wrote on Facebook. Dodd had told Fox 5 that police contacted some of the sites hosting the video asking for it to be removed, but by law it does not have to be. “It’s just the common decent thing to do in my opinion,” Dodd said. One such site was Facebook, which a spokesperson for told InsideEdition.com they have removed the video and will continue to do so for as long as it continues to pop up on the site. Meadows also pleaded for the permanent deletion of the video. "Please stop circulating this," Meadows said. "The fact that that was a little girl, crying out ... care about this little girl’s memory." https://youtu.be/I_IAx7YBw2E  It will be next to impossible to get murder charges to stick due to the legal definition of murder. It is defined as "the willful taking of another life." Issue is, her parents may have driven her suicide, but did not actually kill her themselves. At best, we could get child neglect resulting in death, physical and emotional abuse.

lisa taylor
101 supporters
Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Douglas A. Silliman, John Kerry, Joey Hood

Father and Disabled U.S Veteran wrongfully Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Kuwait

My name is Karina Mateo and my fiancé is Jermaine Rogers. We have a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Kiahuren. Kiahuren adores her daddy. In her eyes, he’s more than a father; he is a hero. Her daddy bravely served his country and after his enlistment became an expat in Kuwait to aid our U.S. Troops. Each night my daughter tearfully asks why her daddy has not called and when is he coming home. How do I explain to our daughter that the love of our lives has been sentenced to death by hanging? How do I break my daughter’s heart? How do I tell her that her hero saved others, but nobody’s willing to save him? My heart breaks to think of him in such a horrible predicament and it breaks even more to think that one day I may have to tell our child a story that will break her heart, too. You’ll never hear Daddy’s voice again and Daddy isn’t coming home. Please read and share the story below. We need your help to bring Jermaine home! We cannot survive this nightmare without your help!  We cannot sit by quietly while Jermaine, a devoted father and a loving man is murdered.       On October 6, 2015 Jermaine Rogers was arrested in his apartment in Mahabula Kuwait, the warrant the CID had was issued for an individual named Mohamed not Jermaine, also the address on the warrant was issued for Block 1 street 1, Mahboula (Jermaine's Address was Block 1 street 2, Plaza bldg. 18 Mahboula) different from Jermaine’s address. The CID officers gathered evidence from Jermaine’s apartment and sent them to the Kuwait drug testing laboratory the first test resulted in seventeen (17) different items all tested and all seventeen (17) items came back without drugs found or detected. When Jermaine’s lawyer presented the court the test result from the laboratory than two days later a second lab report was requested by CID and instead of seventeen items it contain eighteen (18) items adding seven (7) grams of cocaine. This was a direct indication that the investigation is flawed also the CID tried to hide the first lab results as indicated by the lawyer.     On September 18, 2016 Jermaine attended his sentencing court hearing; his lawyer provided evidence as well as testimony from the arresting officer proving he was not caught selling drugs, importing drugs or even having drugs in his possession proving without any doubt his innocence.  Seven days later he was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for importing and manufacturing 7 grams of cocaine. The Death Penalty is carry out in Kuwait by public hanging.     After sentencing, his lawyer sent me multiple audio messages (in Arabic) which were translated to English. Per the Lawyer: “I felt so confident Jermaine would be found innocent and released the day of the hearing I sent my Paralegal in my place. I was shocked by the verdict. The substances did not convict Jermaine as the substances were not illegal substances. A bag of cocaine was planted in the police files while at the CID office after initial test showed no drugs or illegal substances found so a second lab report was sent 2 days later with now a bag containing the 7 grams of cocaine. completely new charge was given instead of possession it became manufacturing cocaine...Jermaine’s conviction is unjust as well as a travesty to the laws of Kuwait”. (Audio messages available upon request)         Jermaine Rogers is a United States Citizen and Military Disabled Veteran who has worked as a contractor in Kuwait-Camp Arifjan. For over 11 years he has worked diligently to support our United States Military. The United States Embassy in Kuwait has no legal jurisdiction over Kuwaiti legal system therefor they can’t assist.      Jermaine's; family, his children, myself and friends, we implore you to support our efforts to FREE Jermaine Rogers.      Jermaine has spent over 13 months in Kuwait prison and despite all evidence and the laws of Kuwait showing his innocence, he has been sentenced to death by hanging, Jermaine has suffered both mental and physical abuse at the hands of Kuwaiti authorities. He has not been allowed phone calls or visitation; and his family especially in regards to Kiki I am unable to explain to her, why the phone call she anticipated each Saturday morning no longer arrives. Jermaine needs medication for multiple, combat related medical condition which he is not being provided. This has resulted in his health conditions deteriorating and requiring multiple emergency medical treatments at a Kuwait hospital.      Kuwaiti prisons refuse to provide adequate food or clothing for Jermaine. Everything he needs fall on the support from family just so he's able to have proper drinking water or soap, to bath with and the living conditions are unsanitary. Jermaine Rogers is a U.S. Army Veteran unjustly being held as a prisoner in Kuwait's central Prison in the Death Row Ward. The same prison that recently had one death and 55 injuries due to a fire cause by negligence’s.      I beg you to support us in this fight with a sense of urgency. Jermaine Rogers is not a criminal. He is a victim of the Kuwaiti justice system, policies and procedures that twist and change the laws as they see fit.  If we do not fight to save his life, then he will become a victim of the United States policies as well.     Even though this is a legal matter we ask that you help us focus on Jermaine’s human rights and the rights of all people unjustly prosecuted and left to die. A United States Citizen, Military Veteran, and above all a “father’s life” depend on YOUR immediate action!   The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Kuwaiti Constitution (articles 5, 10, 11); Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 1984; and the Geneva Conventions of 1949—empty promises or promises to be kept? All tyranny needs, is for people of good conscience to remain silent. (Thomas Jefferson)   

Karina Mateo
3,691 supporters
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Petition to California Governor, California State House, California State Senate, Doug LaMalfa, John Garamendi, Mike Thompson

Justice For Tyrone Duran

We The People Of The United States of America Demand the Justice Of Our Beloved Son, Grandson, Brother, Father, Uncle, Cousin, Nephew, And Most Of All Friend. Tyrone Duran was murdered in cold blood by his estranged girlfriend and her ex boyfriend who currently  on trial for the murder but she hasn't been charged in the placing the call to Tyrone to get him to her home to have the ex boyfriend stab Tyrone. Chris Chacon should be held accountable for the role she played in Tyrone's death all who was there including Chris Chacon's brother for not calling or stopping the crime before it happened so all 3 parties shall be charged in the murder of Tyrone Duran. The Girlfriend name is Chris Tella Chacon, She needs to be charged with 1st degree murder as accessory for setting up Tyron while she knew that her ex boyfriend  George Delgado was waiting for Tyrone to come over.  Chris Chacon brother is just as guilty as the other 2 named above and charges should be filed upon him as well. That alone is a set up that has  special circumstances and is felony conviction 1, then the 2  lying in wait to horrifically stab our beloved Tyrone Duran. Downey Judicial District 7500 E. Imperial Highway Downey, CA 90242 (562) 940-8611 WHITTIER, California (KABC) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are looking for a man suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing in unincorporated Whittier Saturday morning. Deputies responded to a call of an assault with a knife in the 13500 block of Trumball Street at about 7:30 a.m. When they arrived, deputies found 43-year-old Tyrone Duran lying on the front lawn of a home suffering from a stab wound, authorities said in a news release.     Duran was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses told investigators that the victim and suspect, identified as 53-year-old George Delgado, knew each other and were hanging out in front of a home. The two men apparently started arguing over an ex-girlfriend, and then the suspect stabbed the victim with a folding knife, authorities said. The weapon was recovered at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts was asked to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Related Topics:news stabbing homicide homicide investigation Whittier Los Angeles County Under California law, there are three ways to be convicted of first-degree murder: by committing the murder using a destructive device or explosive, weapon of mass destruction, ammunition primarily designed to penetrate metal or armor, or poison, or by lying in wait or by inflicting torture pursuant to Penal Code 206 PC California's torture law by killing in a way that is willful, deliberate, and premeditated, OR by way of the felony-murder rule (that is, by committing a specifically enumerated felony that automatically turns any logically related death into first-degree murder, discussed below).5Examples of first-degree murder include (but are not limited to): going to someone's house intending to kill him/her, and lying in wait for someone to return to his/her car in order to kill that individual, and any murder that is perpetrated using a destructive device or explosive.1.2. Capital murder Under California law, capital murder...also referred to as first-degree murder with special circumstances...refers to first-degree murder charges that are punishable by either capital punishment (the death penalty) in California, ora state prison sentence for life without the possibility of parole "LWOP" .Capital murder applies to over 20 different situations that involve murder. These "special circumstances" that elevate first-degree murder to capital murder are listed in California Penal Code 190.2 PC and include (but are not limited to). Murdering another for financial gain , murdering more than one victim , murdering a police officer, firefighter, prosecutor, judge, juror, or elected official , murdering a witness to prevent him/her from testifying ,murdering another while committing, attempting to commit, or immediately after committing any of the felonies that subject a defendant to the first-degree felony-murder rule ,murdering another because of his/her race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin ,murdering another by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle (otherwise known as a "drive-by" shooting), and murdering another for the benefit of a criminal street gang pursuant to Penal Code 186.22 PC.61.3. Second-degree murder in California Law Under California Penal Code 187, second-degree murder is also willful but is not deliberate and premeditated. Second-degree murder is any murder that isn't defined as first-degree murder.7 Examples of second-degree murder include (but are not limited to): shooting a gun into a crowded room and killing someone, even if that wasn't your intention (this is also a violation of Penal Code 246.3 PC negligently discharging a firearm),8 and a convicted DUI offender getting drunk and causing an accident that kills another person.1.4. The felony-murder rule California's felony-murder rule applies to both first- and second-degree murder. It essentially creates murder liability for individual  or their accomplices who kill another person during the commission of a dangerous felony. Under California murder law, there is no requirement that you kill the victim in furtherance of the underlying felony. In fact, any death that is logically related to the felony will suffice, regardless of whether it was intentional, accidental, or negligent.9, This means that even unforeseeable deaths will subject you to murder charges, so long as there is more than a mere coincidence between the time and place of the murder and the other felony. Example: John enters a gas station with a gun in order to rob the attendant. When the attendant doesn't immediately comply with John's demands, John fires a warning shot into the air. The bullet ricochets off the ceiling and hits the attendant. Even though John didn't intend to kill the attendant.but rather only intended to scare him.he is liable for murder under California's felony-murder rule

lisa taylor
97 supporters
Update posted 9 hours ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senate, New York State House, John Flanagan, Carl Marcellino, Terrence Murphy, Thomas O'Mara, Simcha Felder, Ruben Diaz, Neil Breslin, James Tedisco, Jeffrey Klein, Linda Rosenthal, Brad Hoylman

43,000 New York kids will be sexually abused in 2017. Help Governor Cuomo protect them.

When we read about a man admitting to sex with a 13-year-old, we expect to read details of his arrest next. We don’t expect to read that he is still on the streets. But that’s what has happened with Marc Gafni. He admits to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old. That should be enough to have him arrested. But since the crime happened in New York, where the Statute of Limitations keeps victims from pressing charges from their 23rd birthday, his victims can’t have their day in court. While this unremorseful sex offender is free to attack his victims in the press, his victims are serving life sentences. The same Statutes of Limitations protect predators across New York State.  Here are the facts: Currently 1 in 5 (22%) children are sexually abused (Source CDC) [1] It takes survivors an average of 21 years before they can disclose their abuse [2]Only 1 in 10 (10%) of people who sexually abuse children will see a day behind bars [3]Because they are protected by NY State laws called statutes of limitations.This all adds up to 43,000 sexually abused children in New York each year. But it doesn’t need to be this way. The Child Victims Act (S 809) will eliminate the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse. The act has the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Independent Democrats, but is being blocked in the Senate on a party line split with Republicans who have always prevented the bill to come to the floor for a vote. Please stand with us, protect NY’s children and not the predators that prey on them. sign the petition, and support Governor Cuomo, Senator Hoylman, and Assemblymember Rosenthal in passing this bill. Tell our leaders to pass the Child Victims Act this year. Protect our children from sexual abuse. Because one child is too many.   Click this link to protect children in Pennsylvania too. Citations: Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) StudyVincent J Felitti MD, FACPA, , Robert F Anda MD, MSB, Dale Nordenberg MDC, David F Williamson MS, PhDB, Alison M Spitz MS, MPHB, Valerie Edwards BAB, Mary P Koss PhDD, James S Marks MD, MPHB Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse Among Male Survivors” by Scott D. Easton, December of 2013 Clinical Social Work Journal Robert Baker of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. 2008.  

Stop Abuse Campaign
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