Petition to Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Maxine Waters, David Valadao, Kevin McCarthy, Andy Vidak, Karen Goh, Bakersfield Police Department, Lisa Green
Justice for 19 yr old girl beaten by police and maliciously attacked by K9 police dog.
Tatyana Hargrove is a 19 yr old girl who was beaten by Bakersfield police and maliciously attacked by a K9 police dog while riding her bike home. The reason? Police say they mistook her for an adult male suspect but throughout the encounter, Tatyana was never told why she was being arrested. “After they beat me and threw me in the cop car, that’s when they told me,” she said. Tatyana stopped for a moment while riding her bike when she saw three police cars and an officer pointing a gun at here. Police asked if she was just a grocery store where earlier that day police received a report of a man with a machete who attempted to stab an employee. They were looking for a 30-year-old black male nearly 6 feet tall with shaved head and goatee and weighing 160lbs. Tatyana is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and only weighs 120 pounds. When Tatyana said she wasn’t at the grocery store, the police demanded to see her backpack: “I looked behind me and it was a big K-9 dog,” she said. “I then got scared and then I was like ‘Here just take the backpack.’” Tatyana says one officer then grabbed her wrist and neck and punched her in the mouth. “He then threw me onto the ground and then that’s when the K-9 came and started eating at my leg.” One officer put his knees on her back. Over and over she yelled “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” It wasn’t long before officers realized they had the wrong person but by then Tatyana had been punched, shoved, and severely bitten by a dog. She was taken to a hospital where she called her father who was told by an officer “it was mistaken identity.” We’re calling for immediate action to be taken to help find justice for Tatyana: 1. BPD To Put Officers On Administrative Leave Immediately2. The D.A. to File Charges Against The Officers3. City Council To Adopt An Effective Community Police Oversight Committee4. City Council To Approve The Budget For Body Cameras5. FBI & US. Attorney Office To File Charges Against The Officers under Title 18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law 6. Attorney General To Include This Pattern Of Behavior In Their Investigation7. Falsified Charges To Be Dismissed Please sign this petition and watch video of Tatyana explaining what happened and also support her GoFundMe page.
Petition to Bruce Rauner, Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Clemency for 14 year old sentenced in 2007 to 25 years, serving a mandatory time of 100%.
What were you doing at the age of 14? Now imagine facing a 25 year prison sentence at this age? Do you feel a split second decision should determine your whole life that was made at 14? And are you the same person now that you were then? This was the case for one young man 10 years ago, a child being punished as an adult. In 2007 Brian Harrington Jr. was 14 years old when he found himself in an unfortunate and accidental situation with the law. An older relative of Brian had set up a gun sale with another young man in the neighborhood where Brian resided. On this day a split second decision changed the lives of those involved forever, ultimately the unfortunate loss of a life and the imprisonment of Brian. In the process of the sale, the gun was handed to Brian by another relative, and without the knowledge that the gun was loaded, Brian reached in to display the gun. In this moment the buyer attempted to drive away, the reaction instinctively of Brian was to move away pulling the gun back, accidentally discharging the gun. This was the moment that changed everything. Later Brian would be in custody along with the others involved. He was facing manslaughter charges due to it being an accident. Brian was interrogated without representation and a legal guardian. He was told he was lying, this was not an accident, and the goal was to rob the young man. When Brian's relatives were questioned they also stated an accidental situation took place, they were given the option to claim the situation as a robbery attempt to enhance their chances to go home. They complied, in doing so Brian's charges were changed to felony first degree murder. Brian was automatically transferred to adult court and tried as an adult. At 14 years old Brian was sentenced under the same previsions and guidelines as an adult would if found in the same situation. Facing a 25 to a life sentence, Brian took a plea of 25 years and was placed under Illinois's Truth in Sentencing law. This TIS is a mandatory percent of time to be served, in his case 100%, no possibility of parole. Now 10 years in to his sentence, Brian still thinks of the young man and his family. He wishes the best for them, and would hope for them to know he never intentionally meant to hurt anyone. Brian has seen 7 different facilities, and has made the decision to make the best out of his situation and self educate. He has achieved his G.E.D, he recently graduated with honors with an Associate Degree, studies law, active in the basketball team and coaches the baseball team, is an extremely talented portrait artist and writer, and works within the facility. Our goal is to have his sentence revisited and clemency granted by the governor of Illinois, in hopes of bringing Brian home sooner. If Brian receives no relief he will return to the world as a 40 year old man after completing his entire sentence for something that was ultimately an accident, 14-40? By bring exposure to his situation, and with your support we hope to reach our goal. Thank you for your support. Instagram @kingmoosaproject
Petition to Alex G. Peterson
Recall Judge Darold McDade
See the latest in Utah judges taking sexual violence lightly because the offender is a "good man". http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-byu-student-sentenced-to-months-jail-time-for-sexually/article_43504f09-ea6b-5708-95c4-272140a2960c.html From Judge McDade's 2016 review: "Appointed to the bench in 2007, Judge Darold McDade fails to meet the minimum performance standard for legal ability and scores below the average of his district court peers in all other survey categories. Survey respondents express doubt about the depth of Judge McDade’s legal knowledge and his ability to properly adjudicate complex matters. They question the clarity and reasoning of his oral and written rulings. " Tragically, with this light ruling, (300 days in jail after the defendant confessed to abusing young girls "more times than I can count") Judge McDade proved them right. Nicholas Lewis was my college roommate, and I adored him. He seemed an excellent human being, and I continue to love him and hope that he will turn his life around. However, Judge McDade has put Utah children in danger by treating sexual violence lightly. This is not his first time: McDade also sided with BYU over a rape victim last year. (https://www.change.org/p/the-resignation-or-firing-of-utah-county-attorney-jeffrey-buhman-and-judge-darold-mcdade It's time for him to be recalled. There are two ways this can happen: impeachment from the State House and Senate, or removal by the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission. Write your Representatives and call the UJCC at (801) 626-3369.
Petition to President Barack Obama
Clemency for Terry Anderson, serving 30 years for nonviolent drug offense.
Terry Anderson is a 53-year-old woman, who has served 20 years of a 30 year sentence in a nonviolent drug and money laundering case. She is a mother of identical twin daughters, a daughter, a sister, and a friend to many who deserves a second chance. Here’s Terry’s story in her own words: “I have been separted from my 2 twin girls since they were 12 years old. My parents have lovingly raised them, but it's been so hard on them. I see them only once every couple of months. They are now 32. They have had a hard time understanding why people who commit murder get less time than I got. It is hard to put into words how bad this has affected them. My parents have been hurt terribly too. I am their youngest child and we were always so close. I understand that I needed to be punished and that I was wrong. I just pray that I am considered worthy of mercy because I truly do understand that my behavior led to my own demise and I will never disappoint my family again by compromising myself or them when it comes to the collateral damage that accompanies drug use and/or dealing.” Terry was really a middle person. Her involvement was far less than others in her case. But based on her husband’s testimony and her refusal to “cooperate,” she got a “kingpin” status even though she was never caught with drugs or money. The five men in her case have been in and out of prison, were caught with LOTS of money, drugs, assets, even guns, and are all out of prison today. Terry started her 30 year sentence in 1996 with a determination to make positive changes.She began to believe for the first time in many years that she was a woman of worth and was not defined by her past which consisted of drug addiction and physical abuse. She graduated from the Change Program which helps incarcerated women rebuild their lives and became a mentor to many young women as they came into the system. Between 1997 and 2011 she completed several computer courses, a computer apprenticeship and logged 2000 hours computer clerical time. Once released, she’s prepared to work. Terry's parents are getting older and she hopes for an opportunity to spend time with, and take care of them, before it's too late and to make up for any suffering her choices have caused the family. Read more about Terry's case - she is #7 on the CAN-DO Top 25. Please sign this petition and ask President Obama to help bring Terry Anderson home.
Petition to Theresa May MP, United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May
Why a complete investigation into my mother Maura Meehan,30,and her teenage sister,Dorothy Maguire,were unlawfully murdered by Royal greenjackets regiment in Belfast on October,23,1973,in violation of article 2 of the European court of human rights,and any requests for transparency is not available as its a matter of "national security"???
Petition to Yoweri Museveni Kaguta
Urge Ugandan President Museveni to pass the acid attack bill now.
After having lived for seven years with an abusive husband, I decided it was time to leave. I didn’t think I would survive another year if I stayed, so in 2011, I walked out the door and broke the crippling silence and isolation the abuse had made me feel. I felt empowered and free and finally looked forward to my future. But because I left my marriage, my husband considered me “disobedient” and, therefore, worthy of punishment. One day, he called me to pick up my children at his house and suddenly acid was thrown at my face and body. The next thing I knew, my face felt as if it were on fire. My skin was literally melting away. He thought he would break my spirit, but he only made me stronger. Since my attack, I have been fighting to put an end to this horrific practice in my country of Uganda, and I need your help to do it. Please support our petition by asking H.E. President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta to sign the Toxic Chemicals Bill into law. That is my story, but there are many more, each one as harrowing as the last. Acid violence occurs around the globe and isn’t specific to race or religion. My country, Uganda, has some of the highest rates of acid violence. In fact, since 1985, there have been nearly 400 reported cases of acid attacks here, and in just one hospital alone, they have reported 8 attacks and two deaths this year. And those are just the ones that were reported. The real statistics are likely much higher. My name is Hanifa Nakiryowa, and my fellow acid attack survivor Gloria Kankunda and I have founded the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and burns Violence (CERESAV). We founded CERESAV because of our personal experiences, and because of the stories we were told by fellow victims. CERESAV’s ultimate goal is to address the issue of acid attacks and gender violence on a global level, but today we have a chance to make a difference in Uganda by helping to pass legislation that would classify products like acid as controlled substances. Cutting off easy access to acid has proven to drastically reduce the rate of attacks in other countries. Research indicates that the most effective ways to reduce acid violence are through regulation of the sale of acid, tougher jail sentences for perpetrators, and raising awareness of the devastating impact that acid attacks have on individuals and their families. Step by step, CERESAV hopes to make all of these things a reality, but we can’t do it alone. With collective efforts, we can end this devastating act and save the next potential victim. I know we can make a difference. When strong women and fellow victims of female-directed violence, like Jaha who fought to end female genital mutilation, or Malala who is a champion for girls’ education started Change.org petitions, great things happened. Please join me in asking H.E. President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta to sign the Toxic Chemicals Bill into law.
Petition to MR. BRIAN JONES
JUSTICE FOR DEFENSELESS CATS KILLED IN ATHENS, ALABAMA
Ronald Fraser Brown, was charged by law enforcement authoritie's with creating a "chamber of evil" (author's words) within his own home. Reportedly, it is there that he carried out the systematic torture/murder of over 20 cats in a most sociopathic fashion. He allowed them to suffer horrifically before each died a painful, slow, and senseless death. Additionally, he manipulated many fine citizens in Alabama, using Craigslist to gather his fodder- the innocent, defenseless cats/kittens. He promised their owners a, rich and loving home, instead he delivered unimaginable pain and heartache to so many.Therefore, it is my belief that it is incumbent upon all us who love these beautific creature's, that we demand the most punitive penalty available through the auspices of the: Judge's / Court's / District Attorney's Office, of Athens, Alabama. Let us not see this individual walk free, due to apathy or a lack of concern for these atrocities. It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to protect the integrity of these superlative animals, no matter the geographical area of our country. If Mr. Brown is found guilty of the charges as stated, then it is a violation of: judicial, natural, moreover, universal law. Then I feel that he owes each/every one of us, (moreover the victimized cats their owners) justice for this behavior. It is only fair, it is only right, in a nation that so highly regards life, in all of it's substance and form. Finely, we must support the system of jurisprudence in Athens, Alabama. We know they will excercise, "Supreme Wisdom" regarding these serious allegations. Godspeed to all of the officials of Athens, Alabama "Justice for the Catz of Athens, Alabama"
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Require all MLTS/PBX Phones Dial 911 Easily: Help Enact Kari's Law
On December 1, 2013 Kari Rene Hunt was murdered by her estranged husband whom she was intending to divorce. She agreed to meet him at a local motel to leave their children with him for a short visitation while he was in town. Her estranged husband ambushed her in the motel room and cornered her in the restroom. During the struggle and resulting death of Kari, her oldest daughter, age 9, (name with held for privacy) attempted to dial 911 from the motel room phone. She followed instructions as taught by her mother on the way to call for help but she was never instructed that in some hotels and motels you must first dial a "9" and then 911. We are attempting to ensure that any person needing police, EMS or the Fire Department at any hotel or motel location or from any MLTS/PBX system be able to dial the numbers 911 and receive emergency response. In a panic, any under age child, or for that matter anyone in an emergency situation should be able to depend on dialing 911 from any phone in the United States and receiving assistance. We pray the lawmakers in our Congress and Senate hear the cries of Kari and her children and enact a law requiring all hotel and motel chains, including all "Mom & Pop" locations have all phone systems updated to E911 systems. These systems allow the 911 call to automatically connect to a 911 operator without having to dial a "9" in order to get an outside line. Total E911 fees/funds collected from the use of telephones in the United States was $2,322,983,616.36 in 2012. Total amount spent for E911 or 911 enhancements in the United States was $97,367,543.46 leaving $2,225,616,072.90 un spent. Where is this money? Some states such as Illinois, has diverted monies from the collection of E911 fees to it's general fund therefore being spent on who knows what. The money is there, it's being collected by who? THE GOVERNMENT! It's being spent on very little E911 functionality or just sitting there. Why? WE ask that Wyndham Hotels, which is the parent company of Baymont Inns and Suites where this incident occured, lead the way in the industry by updating the antiquated phone systems still used in some of their hotels. Sadly though, 2 year 11 months later we have heard nothing from the Wyndham Corporation, however, the Marriott International Corporation has mandated to all franchise hotels under the Marriott brand to update their systems to be direct dial 911. Can you you guess what hotel we will be using from now on will be? That's right , MARRIOTT! Seconds count and when a 9 year old little girl is mature enough and brave enough to attempt to dial for help, she should be answered. When that child dialed 911 she should have heard, "911, what is your emergency?" Instead she heard static. We understand the cost implications (which in most cases is very minimal or free) and know that E911 has been a requirement for a few years, but only a handful of states require it. Why? Money is collected from every citizen that uses a phone but it's the citizen that is NOT benefiting from the collection of these funds. We ask the United States Congress to make it a requirement for all hotel and motels operating the United States and offer conversion assistance where needed. We also ask that such law(s) prohibit excessive charges for doing this update, in most cases it is simply a series of buttons from a keyboard that will solve the problem. Please help make this "Kari's Law". https://www.change.org/f/help-get-karis-law-through-the-senate?source_location=petition_show