Petition to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Eric Holcomb, Indiana State Police, House of Judiciary Committee, Melania Trump, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Comission
Open a State Murder investigation for the fatal beating of Alissa Guernsey.
This is Alissa's story of INJUSTICE..... On March 28, 2009 Sixteen month old Alissa Guernsey was in the sole care and custody of her mother's cousin, Christy Shaffer, when she was killed from Blunt Force Trauma to her head. Her death was ruled a HOMICIDE. In the months prior to her death, Alissa had also endured multiple bruising all over her body, a broken elbow, stitches to the head, multiple severe cuts inside of her mouth, and her once beautiful blonde hair had been ripped out, all while in the custody of Shaffer. Christy Shaffer was charged with two counts of Neglect of a Dependent (for not getting Alissa medical attention), a Class B and C felony. She was allowed to plea down to just the Class B charge, the ClassC was dropped. She was given a 10 year sentence for the Neglect charge, with 6 years suspended. Judge Vanderbeck revisited her sentence and she was released after serving just 77 DAYS. Christy Shaffer was never charged with Murder after the investigation CLEARLY showed that Baby Alissa's death was ruled a HOMICIDE. NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ALISSA'S HOMICIDE. A KILLER IS WALKING FREE IN INDIANA. BRING ALISSA'S KILLER TO JUSTICE AND PROPERLY CLOSE THIS OPEN HOMICIDE. ****************************************************************************************** Our mission is to have the Grand Jury transcripts of this case unsealed, and to have the wrongdoing in case fully investigated, and the rightful killer of Alissa Beth Guernsey be charged with her HOMICIDE. WE THE PEOPLE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT THIS UNSOLVED MURDER BE SOLVED AND THE CASE CLOSED. This case NEEDS TO BE RE INVESTIGATED due to the MULTIPLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST associated with the Prosecutor and the Judge involving personal and professional relationships with the defendants father, and also the doctor that treated Alissa for the 3 months that she was being tortured until she was ultimately MURDERED. FRAUD UPON THE COURT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. GROSS PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT AND JUDICIAL MISUSE OF POWER DETERMINED THE OUTCOME OF THIS ENTIRE CASE!WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL ALISSA GETS THE JUSTICE SHE WAS DENIED! THIS IS STILL AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE OF A 16 MONTH OLD INNOCENT BABY, WHO WAS TORTURED AND BEATEN TO DEATH.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Pass the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.
I was sentenced 78 months to serve at a federal prison for a white-collar crime. I left home a healthy single mother of two sons, not ever experiencing any serious illnesses. I was a registered nurse who had achieved 3 secondary degrees. I was homeowner and a successful business entrepreneur. I was also six weeks pregnant. Anytime I was transported, I was chained at my ankles with another chain around my waist that bound my hands in front of my belly. While shackled, forced to step up into a van, I fell. A couple days later I begin spotting with streaks of blood, which I reported immediately to the medical staff. They instantly informed me they had “no” means of caring for me and would need approval from the US Marshals to take me to the ER. The turnaround time for approval ended up being 4 weeks. At that point, it was no longer an “emergency,” so I was turned away from the ER — I then required a second approval for an obstetrician, which took 4 more weeks. A total of four requests were made, each taking 4 weeks, while I was placed in solitary confinement for “medical observation." I ended up miscarrying at approximately 20 weeks without any formal or proper prenatal care. While I was miscarrying, I lay wet in a pool of blood, curled up from excruciating pain, in complete darkness, locked in a cell until an officer made rounds. I suffered the entire miscarriage shackled to the bed. When asked, the officers told the nurse and myself that the linen which contained my unborn child had been thrown in the trash. I had no privacy. Male officers were at my bedside 24hrs observing my nakedness and any treatment given to me. I received no counseling, nor had any opportunity to grieve my miscarriage. I was relocated to another facility where again, I was placed in solitary confinement for a month. Solitary is being locked in a 6’ by 9’ room with a bed, toilet, sink, and no window for 23 hours a day. For women in prison, stories like mine are a lot more common than you would think. Women are the largest growing prison population. Our federal and private prisons are not equipped to give women the medical care they need, especially when pregnant. We need to ban the shackling and solitary confinement of pregnant women in prison. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, a bill currently being considered in Congress, would stop those things. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, will help mothers keep strong relationships with their children by providing parenting classes, prohibit charging for phone calls, and make video-conferencing available free of charge. It will even create an overnight visit pilot program for children and parents.Please sign my petition asking Congress to pass the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act. Thank you,Pamela Winn
Petition to California Parole Board
Keep Charles Manson Cult Serial Killer Charles "Tex" Watson From Getting Parole
On October 27, 2016 Charles "Tex" Watson (CDC # B-37999) - who stabbed my sister Sharon Tate 16 times, killing her & her full term baby- is again asking for parole. He personally shot and stabbed all 8 of the Tate/LaBianca murder victims, as well as a ranch hand at Spahn Ranch named Donald "Shorty" Shea. He has admitted to personally inflicting over 100 stab wounds to multiple victims- (he stabbed Wojciech Frykowski at Sharon's home 51 times, in addition to shooting him twice and beating him over the head 13 times with a gun). The violence this man has committed has shocked the world. His victims include: Abigail Folger, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Sharon Tate Polanski, Paul Richard Polanski (in utero), Wojciech Frykowski, Leno LaBianca, Rosemary LaBianca, Donald Shorty Shea, and possibly others. He is once again asking for his freedom to live amongst us. He was allowed to father four children while in prison- the very thing he stole from my sister Sharon- who was just about to start her family. This man is a predatory serial killer who killed for absolutely no reason. His only explanation over the years for doing this was that he was trying to please Charles Manson & ignite a race war in America called "Helter Skelter". This man's brutal, vicious crimes make him an impossible candidate to ever be considered for parole. He can NEVER be set free into society after the heinous acts he engineered and executed. This man poses a very serious danger to any area he would be allowed to live in or travel to. Please help me in letting the parole board know he does not deserve parole and you do not want this vicious serial killer set free by signing this petition. If you would like to also e-mail or write a letter to the board- please include his name, CDC# B-37999 & state why you feel he should stay in prison by contacting: Email: email@example.com or mail to: Board of Parole HearingsP.O. Box 4036Sacramento, CA 95812-4036Re: Charles Denton Watson (CDC# B-37999)-parole hearing -10/27/16 Thank You-Debra Tate(Sister of Sharon Tate) www.noparoleformansonfamily.comwww.sharontate.netTwitter- @debra_tate9Facebook- @TFLegacy - for continuous updatesAny donations made to Change.org in the name of this cause for this petition are kept by Change.org to promote the petition.
Petition to Jerry Brown, California State Senate, California State House
Reduce Sentences for Prisoners Fighting California Fires.
As fires ripped through Northern California burning down over 8,000 homes and other buildings, and killing over 40 people, 1,700 of those fighting fires on the front lines have been California state prisoners. In fact, 30% of California’s forest firefighters, nearly 4,000, are prisoners. While it’s a long standing practice for prisoners to work while incarcerated as a form of rehabilitation, we would be better served by rewarding prisoners who have demonstrated exceptional conduct in prison with a sentence reduction. I was a first time nonviolent drug offender who served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before President Clinton granted me clemency. I can think of no group that deserves a second chance more than those who, serving time for minor crimes, choose to risk their lives to save others by fighting fires. In February 2016, 22-year-old Shawna Lynn Jones, was killed when she was struck in the head by a falling rock while fighting fires in Malibu. She was serving time for violating probation for a drug offense and was scheduled to be released just two months later. Over the last year, at least two other prisoners have died while performing firefighting duty. One man was crushed by a tree, another accidentally cut a femoral artery with a chainsaw. Prisoners earn approximately $2 a day, or up to $1 an hour if fighting an active fire, through a program with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. There are 43 conservation camps in California where adult offenders work. These prisoners are screened and anyone with violent tendencies or attitude problems is not allowed into the program. Around 30 to 40 percent work 24-hour shifts, then get 24 hours of rest. At most, prisoners can earn up to two days off for each day they’re in the conservation camps. This program is estimated to save the state $124 million a year, amounting to 3 million hours of labor to fight or prevent fires. We can do better for people who clearly pose no threat to society. Please sign my petition asking California Governor Jerry Brown to exercise his clemency privilege toward prisoners who have risked life and limb to save the homes and lives of countless California citizens, animals, and hundreds of thousand of acres of forestry. Thank you, Amy PovahCAN-DO Foundation
Petition to U.S. Senate, Washington State Senate, Canadian Senate, New York State Senate, California State Senate, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Supreme Court, United Nations
Make cheating in prize tournaments illegal and with real consequence
In the US, there is no real consequence for cheating in prize tournaments. As a result, cheating in competition to get an unfair advantage has become common. When asking people why they cheat, the most common response is “everyone else was doing it”. As of now, the risk for cheating does not exceed the reward. In professional sports, for example, players and organizations caught cheating are usually fined. Most of the fines are small and easily paid off without hurting the athlete or organization. In this petition, I am hoping to make cheating punishable by law. If the risk exceeds the reward, the amount of cheating will naturally decline and hopefully cease entirely. Why should you care? Cheating is destroying our society and the world at a devastatingly fast pace. It is getting worse each day, and I see no signs of improvement. We live on this earth in union. Each positive or negative action we make has an effect on the world around us. Cheating displays a lack of care which, over time, causes people to develop bad habits. For example, many people think it is okay to use their phone while driving. This does not only put their own life at risk, but also the lives of those driving around them. Online gaming especially suffers from cheating. When caught cheating, the only repercussions are temporary or indefinite bans from the game. There are plenty of people who don’t get caught as well. Although you may deem video games useless, it has many positive effects. Video games can help you become faster, smarter, and improve your coordination and your mind mentality. However, cheaters steal these benefits away from honest people. Players who are cheated against become unmotivated to continue playing. Cheating is a huge problem in gaming tournaments. The gaming industry is growing. Prize money for the larger games such as Dota 2 and Counter-Strike exceed $1million. With so much money on the line, one would expect there to be effort to ensure fair play. Sadly, there isn’t much. In Counter-Strike Global Offensive, only a handful of cheaters have been caught for cheating. The only punishments these players received were lifetime bans from competing in CSGO. If that’s the severity of the punishment, what’s to stop someone from cheating and winning money. No tournament organizers take action to truly stop cheating. Most competitive players agree that there is cheating occurring at all levels of play. Some of these cheats cost over $10,000 to ensure the users won’t get caught. Cheating in games has a negative impact on not only the competitors, but on the spectators as well. Many fans watch in awe and admiration as their favorite players display actions that are not ever possible without cheating. Therefore, younger kids that witness these “amazing plays” try to replicate them. If these kids are not cheating themselves, they will never be able to. Thus, over the course of time, the honest individuals accept that they are not good enough and become demoralized. They believe that they will not ever have a chance to become great. No matter how hard they aspire to become great, the end result is inevitable. The cheaters online are often getting away with no consequences. They are also hurting honest players. The people within gaming corporations that are in place of power have enough money and resources to attempt to stop cheating on their own. However, they do not care to do so because their main priority is to gain money regardless of how it may affect people. In perspective, I believe it is illegal to allow cheaters to win large amounts of money by cheating. The people that have the money and resources are not taking the necessary actions in order to combat against these frauds and cheaters. Unfortunately, I have witnessed this for nearly 20 years now. This in reality affects our poor world, which is already in turmoil. There are multiple websites offering cheats for every competitive game in existence. For example, if the NBA had rocket packs for only half the players in the league, players and fans would be enraged. A fact is that there are more competitive gamers than competitive basketball players. I am currently in search of a real law to be passed as it is needed. Please from the bottom of my heart, for others that are without words of their own, and people that may come across this, please help support this cause for a better future.
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, I founded the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and burns Violence (CERESAV). I founded CERESAV because of my personal experiences, and because of the stories I was 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 by supporting this campaign. Every single contributions goes a long way in transforming many lives and increasing the awareness of the problem. Please join me in asking H.E. President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta to sign the Toxic Chemicals Bill into law.
Petition to Kim Foxx
Investigate the wrongful conviction and life sentence of Matthew Sopron. Update the findings of the Conviction Integrity Unit.
Matt Sopron could prove his innocence with a new trial. In 1998, he was convicted of two murders based on the Illinois accountability law. He received a life sentence for a crime he had no involvement with, while two others who admitted their involvement at the scene of the murders will be paroled in 2020. 5 boys were charged the day after the crime. 9 months later, Matt and another were charged, based on the lie of one who admitted his guilt. This guy was given a deal of 25 years instead of the life sentence he deserved. The other 2 "witnesses" recanted telling horror stories of how they were coerced and threatened into lying by the States Attorney Scott Cassidy. In April 2012, Sopron's lawyer received a letter from Celeste Stack of the Cook County's newly formed Conviction Integrity Unit whose purpose was to look into cases where there could be doubt. She said they would be looking into Matt's conviction. Since then, there have been no updates. We would like Kim Fox, the new Cook Co. SA to look into this case and give the family updates. No person should be given a life sentence when there is no evidence and only one remaining "witness" who had so much to gain by lying. Matt has served 18 years already in a maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. Help Matt end this nightmare. For all the facts of this case, read the timeline on Freemattsopron.com. The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Lawyer Magazine and NBC Chicago have all covered this case. The links are on the website.
Petition to United Nations, Department of Justice, Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, Rick Snyder
INTRODUCE BILL: MUSAALIH'S LAW
TAKE MENTALLY ILL GROUP HOME RESIDENTS HOSPITAL BEFORE JAIL
My son Musaalih Kerr died March 5, 2016 after being arrested and put in Oakland County Jail without medicatreatment even though he was arrested at a facility for the mentally ill and place there by court appointed guardian law office appointed by the state. Although he was taken from jail by ambulance, shocked back to life or more accurately a living nightmare, plugged into a ventilator for three months he died in that jail cell on that cold day in December because he never breathed on his own again. The ventilator breathed for him for 90 days. In his last days on earth he was unable to move and his only activity was staring at the clock on the wall as his life slipped away. The last breathe he took on his own was in jail so the jail needs to provide some answers. It has been over a year and the only call I got from the authorities is a call to ask me why he wasn't in court. He was taken to hospital by the jail. How come they didn't know he died? I am asking you to pass Musaalih's Law so that mentally ill group home residence and those living with their families are taken to a hospital to be stabalized at least before being thrown in a cell. I also request an investigation into the death of Musaalih Kerr. Why did he walk into jail and left in an ambulance as a quadepligic with trauma to his spine? In my opinion jail is not the appropriate place for the mentally ill. Michigan does not have a state hospital so if someone has a family member that is a danger to himself or others there is nothing one can do. No actions are taken until the mentally ill person commits a crime. Lack of resources for the mentally ill is a factor in crime stats and race does play a role in who gets resources. Although I work, pay taxes and owned a home; attempting to get help was a daily struggle. The last time Musaalih was arrested he already had a long paper trail that verified he was mentally ill. For one the police arrested him at a group home for mentally ill residents; if that wasn't a clue, at the time of his arrest he had a legal guardian appointed by Michigan Probate Court due to mentallyincompetent caused by schizophrenia. Also prior to his last arrest which preceded his death Musaalih lived in Lake Park Nursing home in Wakengen Illinois for four years. In his life he has been charged with resisting arrest for running three feet. The police officers were informed he had a mental illness but they always took him to jail, never to a hospital. I feel if the arresting officers would have taken him to a hospital at least to be stabalized first he would be alive today. Police Officers are not Social Workers and I am not advocating to burden them with judgement calls on whether a suspect is mentally ill. However, treating those in residence for the mentally ill like they are mentally ill means that there is no guess work for the police in these instances. The jail staff also were neglectful to watch my son die for months and not take him to a hospital until it was too late. Taking him to hospital too late, staved, dehydrated do not count as compassion in my opinion. In his short life Musaalih probably had close to twenty hospitalizations due to schizophrenia. Although medical experts say that there is no cure for schizophrenia, everytime my son ended up in jail the judge act like a jail sentence would cure the uncureable. So he suffered in a cold cell and died alone. Pass Musaalih's Law so that it will be mandatory for police to take mentally ill group home residents to hospital first to be stabalized before throwing them in jail. Some are having seizures and shouldn't be left to die in that state, a waking nightmare. Jail staff are not adequate to treat the mentally ill and putting this burden on jail staff is not fair to them or mentally ill persons. Musaalih's Law will not bring my son back but hopefully prevent another person from suffering the same fate as him and another family from suffering the heartache of losing their love one in this way. Musaalih walked into jail but never walked out. By the time he got to the hospital he was quadepligic, unable to move anything except his eyes and mouth. Unable to speak, breathe or eat. Cause of death on his death certificate says blunt force trauma to the spine, cause unknown. So this could be murder that is being ignored. I hope to shine light on his case. Thank you Before he died part of Musaalih's journey was featured on Dan Rather Presents Bus Ticket to Nowhere. The Mental Health Crisis in America. You can watch at link below. Thank you for your support in memory of my late son, Musaalih Kerr. ://www.directv.com/tv/Dan-Rather-Presents-One-Way-Ticket-to-Nowhere-America-s-Mental-Healthcare-Crisis-K3RKTUVOYzRkSGxXcTZQb1VjZDlLUT09 https://www.facebook.com/Musaalihs-Law-293202414345555/