Petition to FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs
REOPEN HENNY'S CASE
14 year old Henny Scott was last seen December 8th 2018 when she allegedly walked away from a residence in the Muddy Creek area west of Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. When the mother of Henny, Paula Castro Stops, reported her daughter missing there was no amber alert or immediate official search. Henny's body was found on Dec 28th covered in snow only 200 yards behind the residence in Muddy Creek. It was ruled that she passed away from hypothermia. However I'm making this petition to ask the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs to consider reopening Henny's case. With your help we could possibly bring justice and answers to Henny's loved ones.
Petition to Charlie Baker
Removal of Judge Abbe Ross from the Massachusetts Probate courts
(IMPORTANT: Supporting this just through Change.org won't work. They need your letters sent by regular mail). My name is Pilar, and 3.5 years ago, I was completely erased from my oldest daughter's life, zero rights, and all financial obligations. I am not a prostitute; I don't use drugs, don't physically or emotionally harm my children, and I am not an alcoholic. Still, judge Abbe Ross decided after a 4-day trial that I am an unfit parent, maybe because I am Latina or because she didn't want the burden of reading a thick file with 11 years of litigation, and chose the easy way out. My then 8-year-old Sofia was removed from my home and placed in the custody of her narcissistic father, who has been bleeding me financially since then. Sofia and her young baby sister were separated as well, with no option for reunification. Despite my pain and desolation, I refused to remain passive, so I looked for other victims of the same judge. To my surprise, I was one of many. All of them had experienced the same biased behavior of this judge, who refuses to include witness testimony and physical evidence of the parent she dislikes into her findings, she will then issue a judgment tergiversating facts to support her biased opinion while disregarding completely all the evidence presented by one of the parties. I connected with all those victims and learned about their experiences, and we found a pattern of biased behavior. We filed countless complaints with the Judicial Conduct Commission, contacted our State Representatives, and filed numerous petitions to remove Abbe Ross from the bench. Finally, in early 2021, with State Representative Lenny Mirra's help, we got our Bill of Address docketed. At this point, we only need YOUR support please by printing, signing, and mailing your support letter. PLEASE! (Supporting this just through Change.org won't work. They need your letters sent by regular mail). Once the docket is assigned to a Massachusetts Senate committee, they will hear our testimony and evaluate the number of letters received supporting the Bill of Address. Your letter can make a huge difference in the lives of many families. Please help me and others who have lost our children because of judicial corruption. How can I support this bill?Just click on this PDF, print it, fill it out and mail it to: Massachusetts State HouseState Representative Lenny Mirra24 Beacon St. Room 548Boston, MA, 02133 With utmost gratitude to everyone reading this petition and for your support. Pilar Matépilarmate1@gmail.com
Petition to J.B. Pritzker, President of the United States
FREE KENNETH D. JOHNSON Lets Help bring this innocent man home to his family
Kenneth D. Johnson Is an innocent man. On March 17, 2009 Kenneth was wrongfully accused and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. This crime had taken place in Chicago Illinois. Kenneth maintains his innocence and believes he will receive a fair trial in court to prove his innocence and clear his name of all charges. Kenneth has good family values. Kenneth has a healthy relationship with his mother and father. He has three daughters and one son. Kenneth has always played a role in his children lives. His siblings misses his presents. They all have felt the absence in every milestone of their life's. His family continues to stand at his side. Two weeks after being charged with two counts of First Degree Murder 2009 Kenneth loss his father his best friend. Kenneth has always had a strong work ethic. He was a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential as well as a union carpenter. He has always strived to improve his skills. Kenneth has never been arrested nor has he ever had an criminal record. On Nov. 1, 2011 Kenneth was convicted on all charges. Kenneth was sentence to nature life without parole. We believe that justice will prevail and all morally upright would be vindicated. Kenneth counsel was ineffective and the prosecutor's closing arguments unfairly prejudiced his rights to a fair trial. Kenneth has now been incarcerated now for twelve years. Kenneth has received certifications and a diploma in business. Kenneth continues to develop new skills and stay productive. However, it will be the determination commitment and perseverance of his family, friends and supporters that will make change happen. Free K.D.J. If you live in Chicago, Illinois your signature will help most, it's a huge help. I sincerely thank you for taking the time to learn about someone who means so much to me and his family.
Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Ron DeSantis, Randolph Bracy, Dianne "Ms Dee" Hart, Anna V. Eskamani, Andrew Learned, Michael A. "Mike" Caruso
A (60) YEAR FL PRISON SENTENCE FOR THE THEFT OF A GOLD CHAIN! JUSTICE FOR DWAYNE COMES NOW
DWAYNE'S IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND/OR RESENTENCING WOULD GREATLY IMPACT OUR FAMILY IN THAT, OUR ELDERLY PARENTS WHO ARE BATTLING SEVERAL DEBILITATING AND DETERIORATING ILLNESSES WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM AS FREE MAN BEFORE THE LORD CALLS EITHER OR THEM BOTH HOME. DWAYNE'S STORY: For twenty-one (21) years now, Dwayne T. Johnson – DC No. 425552, continues to awake in a Florida State Prison after having been convicted and sentenced to two (2) [(30 Year consecutive sentence terms - for a total of sixty (60) years imprisonment (with affixed minimum mandatory penalties)] for the “theft of a gold chain” (Charged in the Information as one count of Armed Robbery); which was the result of a low-level drug deal gone bad. Dwayne was also charged and plead guilty, taking a plea of (8) years for Possession of cocaine charges – to which he also had an addiction. However, he maintains his innocence of the robbery charge of the Gold Chain and the facts of his case clearly supports his claims and refutes that of the victim and the testimony of the one and only “since recanted” teenage witness. After hearing the erroneous and egregious verdict, in haste, Dwayne “attempted to run out of the court room” but was (apprehended before leaving the Attorney’s table); Dwayne was then (Charged in the Information with one count of “Escape” – However out on Bond and Not considered In Custody at the time.) He was subsequently found guilty of Escape and handed this cumulative “60 Year Life Sentence (by an all-white jury in a predominantly white and affluent Florida city – Naples, Florida.) Since the time of his conviction Dwayne has pursued numerous appeals and post-conviction motions which have all been denied. In fact, in May of 2001, only a few months after being found guilty, the trial court conducted a hearing on Dwayne’s motion for new trial based on the affidavit of the one and only State witness, recanting his trial testimony that Dwayne had robbed the victim. Specifically, the witness alleged that the police pressured him to say that Dwayne robbed the victim when he did not know who actually did. The court found this claim to not be credible because the officers who interviewed the victim, who was 16-years-old at the time of trial, disavowed having pressured him to identify Dwayne as the Subject. THE NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE: On Sunday, December 18, 2016, an unknown man “a new witness” came forth and declared under penalty of perjury that he had a casual conversation with the “alleged victim.” At that time, the victim advised him that there was an individual by the name of Dwayne Johnson, also known as “Nino” who was “supposedly” in prison for robbing him back in early 2000. However, the victim told this new witness that Dwayne Johnson did not rob him. Instead, he (the victim) had pawned his jewelry to Dwayne Johnson for some drugs. The “alleged victim” explained that the only reason he claimed that Dwayne Johnson had robbed him was because his step-father was a law enforcement officer and he did not want him or his mother to know that he lost the jewelry because of drugs. After having this conversation with the “alleged victim”, the new witness, looked up Dwayne on the Florida Department of Corrections website and advised him what the “alleged Victim” had told him. He asserts that despite having served some time in prison, he never met Dwayne Johnson nor knew of his existence. This new witness is someone who was unknown to Dwayne until he was contacted by him with the information he provided regarding the “alleged victim.” Dwayne could not have known the “alleged victim’s impeaching statement to the new witness at the time of his trial through the exercise of due diligence because this “alleged victim” never disclosed that he had described the incident as a robbery to conceal from his parents the fact that he had pawned his jewelry in exchange for drugs. Finally, in his affidavit, the “new witness” identified the man (“alleged victim”) he spoke to from a booking photograph that was obtained from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. This Motion for an Evidentiary Hearing/Mew Trial based on this newly discovered evidence has been awaiting a ruling for the past two (2) years. Meanwhile, Dwayne is just sitting in prison away from his children and our aged and ill parents to which our mother suffers from chronic Parkinson’s Disease. [Note: The “Alleged Victim has a voluminous and lengthy arrest history for drug use, drug possession, DUI, DWI, etc. in Collier and Lee County, Florida. Of further note, Dwayne plead guilty to drug possession and sale and to date, has served his sentence of nine years in full to include; all of the attached minimum mandatory sentences associated with these charges.] I am fully aware that you all have focused your reform efforts on those trapped in Federal Prisons however, I am humbly requesting that you all please advocate on those trapped in the State Prison System, namely Florida State Prisons. African Americans in Florida have very little advocacy resources because of the highly Republican base and deep South mentality that impacts minorities and plagued many of our voiceless communities for centuries. The work is certainly here. We just need a blessing from the Lord through your help to gain traction towards significant criminal justice reform. Any type of assistance that you all could provide would be beyond anything we could ever ask for or expect. THE FACTS AND STATS: As information, despite the lack of evidence, facts, and mitigating circumstances; Florida sends more of its citizens to prison and keeps them there longer than many other states. That is due in part to mandatory minimum and enhancement laws that require a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing for certain offenses, regardless of an individual’s circumstances or prior record. In fact, within the last ten (10) years, dozens of states (to include, Texas) have passed reforms that saved lives, families, as well as taxpayers money, reduced crime, and reduced prison populations – Florida is not one of them. Rather, Florida spends more than 2.4 billion dollars a year to incarcerate nearly 100,000 people in prison. Moreover, Florida’s laws require those incarcerated to serve 85% of their sentence regardless of changed laws, proven rehabilitation, or the risk an inmate poses to society. Additionally, Florida over-incarcerates low-level drug offenders and stack them with enhancements and other charges to ensure that they never see the light of day ever again. Supposedly these laws were designed to target kingpins but they ensnare low-level, often first-time offenders. As of 2015, 36.6 percent of Florida’s prisoners were serving time for non-violent crimes such as drug possession, narcotic possession, and property offenses, often tied to addition. Florida has and continues to keep these low-level offenders behind bars for such a long time which has been expensive and counter-productive. In closing, systemic and excessive sentencing laws throughout our nation and particularly here in Florida (Namely those with minimum mandatory penalties and enhancements) often create unwarranted disparities by treating similar offenders differently and different offenders the same. It is obvious that all of the relevant facts and circumstances of Dwayne’s “alleged crime” was not carefully considered before he was wrongfully and maliciously handed this unfair punishment and “LIFE/DEATH SENTENCE.” Dwayne is currently 51 years old and his 21 years of incarceration is beyond repaying his debt to society. His continued incarceration is now a debt to Florida taxpayers and citizens. Thus, we are requesting and praying that the facts and evidence in his case be thoroughly reviewed by an Integrity Review Board/Committee and/or the Governor please grant him Clemency or commute his sentence to time served so that Dwayne can be immediately released to his family who desperately needs and misses him. Amen.
Petition to Laura Kelly
Clemency for Antonio Floyd: Sentenced to An Undeserving Amount of Years at the age of 19
Could you take a moment to sign and share this petition... Antonio Floyd in 2002 at the age of 19 was sentenced to 51 years prison time for attempted murder. He has already served 19 of those years in the Kansas prison system. He has spent those 19 years turning his life around, not only for himself, but for his sisters, nieces and aunts. Antonio is 37 and will not be granted release until the age of 63. We, his family, believe he has served his time and should be given clemency by Governor Laura Kelly. A Letter From Antonie: In 2002 at the age of 19 I committed attempted murder against Louise Brockman. I make no excuses for my actions and accept complete responsibility. The mistakes I made as an immature teenager have made an Impact on my whole adult life. My juvenile criminal history enhanced my sentence by 37 years... Without the enhancement I would have been released as early as 2017.. Due to this enhancement I received more then double time then most murders in the state of Kansas. At the time of my arrest I was under the influence of P.C.P which I did voluntary. My substance abuse had been an issue since i was a child and it turned me into a person who was unable to make smart decisions, a person who did not value the opportunity of being free, unable to build positive friendships/relationships, and a lack of direction. For my actions on November 5th 2002 I've asked Ms. Brockman for forgiveness. I expressed regret for causing her pain and suffering. I reached out and asked for forgiveness while I was participating in a voluntary Victims Impact class, and I was told that I had been forgiven. I don't expect for this to be erased from anyone's thoughts, but 18 years later I'm asking for mercy. As a 37 year old man I have been incarcerated longer than I have been free. My dream is to rejoin society and teach to the youth of Kansas that the choices that you make today will absolutely shape your tomorrow. Who better to peach that subject than someone who's life has been molded by yesterday’s mistakes.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, President Donald Trump, Pardon Attorney Lawrence Kupers, Attorney General William Barr
Clemency for David M. Barren Serving 30 Years!
My family member, David Barren, is serving 30 years for a non-violent drug offense. David was sentenced to LIFE plus 20 years in federal prison for drug conspiracy. On January 19, 2017, he was commuted to a 30 year sentence by President Obama, though it was a "Bittersweet" outcome! Unfortunately David will not be released until "2034"!!!! David has never been to prison, no history of violence, and has no substantial criminal record to support a LIFE sentence plus 20 years. His conviction was based primarily on "hear-say" of witnesses who testified against him in exchange for reduced sentences of their own. David accepts full responsibility for his actions and is truly remorseful for any harm he has caused to his community, family, and those affected by his unwise choices. During his 10 plus years of incarceration, he continues to have a positive outlook on life and works very hard to rehabilitate himself. He has obtained a Paralegal Certificate from Adams State University in Colorado with a 4.0 GPA via correspondence courses, read numerous books to enhance his thirst for knowledge, and mentors younger inmates on his own. Notably, David has been supported by numerous respected members of his community, including Congressman Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State Representative Edward Gainey who've both reviewed David's case and suggest David's sentence is overly harsh and because of his harsh drug sentence, he is a worthy candidate for executive clemency. David comes from a loving family who continues to support him vigorously. His parents (82) and (84) respectively visit David every weekend unless weather permits otherwise. His four siblings, six children, and extended family also continues to be a strong support system via phone calls, cards, letters, and visits to maintain a viable communication line within the family. Because of David's family support and rehabilitative efforts, he is well prepared for release as a productive citizen to society. There is a consensus among human rights organizations and sentencing advocates that individuals serving lengthy non-violent prison sentences such as David, will no doubt die in prison if President Donald Trump doesn't commute his sentence. Many believe that the next President will not be as compassionate and understanding. Please help me urge President Donald Trump to grant David Morris Barren's clemency petition. David will no doubt die in federal prison with a 30 year sentence for a non-violent drug offense. I humbly thank you for your support in efforts to give David a second chance at his life. "Read more about his case: Dave is #9 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men Who Deserve Clemency
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jeff Flake, John McCain, Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Raúl Grijalva, Beto O'Rourke, Mike Coffman, Earl Blumenauer, Walter B. Jones, Lindsey Graham, Dave Joyce, Carlos Curbelo, Ryan Costello, John H. Rutherford, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran, Kyrsten Sinema, Andy Biggs, Paul A. Gosar
Fight For Those Who Fought For You
A Call to Reason In July of 2010, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) established internal policy officially outlining their position on cannabis, allowing physicians in “legal” states to discuss its use with their patients, at their own discretion. As Veterans of the United States Armed Forces we call on the VHA to fully recognize cannabis as a viable treatment option for US Veterans. Leaders are increasingly aware of the devastation to former military members (and their families) caused by inappropriate prescription of opiates, SSRIs, Benzodiazepines, and other pharmaceuticals. Multiple attempts have been made to resolve the inability of Veterans to incorporate cannabis into their official treatment plans. Each and every one of these attempts have been sabotaged. The VHA needs to take action on this issue. Federal leadership in the executive and legislative branches of our government need to understand the enormity of this pharmaceutical impact and available remedy. The fact is, Veterans are self-medicating with cannabis. Most turn to cannabis after pharmaceutical options, some of which include warnings of suicidal ideation, fail. We have an opportunity to expand the conversation into areas such as MST, TBI, CTE, and other issues Veterans face beyond PTSD. The many growers we have in our network can provide information on the benefits of using “real world” cannabis for research, as opposed to the currently mandated NIDA cannabis. Also, these growers can break down strains, and potency of cannabis being used real time by Veterans across the country.Veterans farming cannabis should be supported by the Department of Agriculture, with programs sponsored by the VHA. Veterans are being forced into criminal behavior to heal themselves. Trial and error are how Veterans learn about their cannabis medicine, both in legal and outlawed states. Service members are also losing their benefits before they even enter into Veteran status, due to positive THC urinalysis. This leads to untreated mental health issues, among other hardships suffered by Veterans who are literally being left to fend for themselves. This situation is untenable. Because the VHA is a federal program, operating in all fifty states, Veterans are federal patients and require equal medical treatment/access to cannabis, regardless of state laws. Accordingly, an expansion of existing VHA policy which would meet our needs is in order. The status quo is medically unethical. So, what do we need? *Unobstructed ability to engage in open and honest dialogue with our VHA Primary Care Teams about our use of cannabis, where we can then develop proper treatment plans, documenting our experiences. *The ability to participate in research programs conducted by VHA, which would further assist us in our understanding of medical cannabis and how to best introduce it into our treatment regimen. *The ability to receive recommendations for cannabis from our VHA Doctors, should that be the agreed upon treatment plan. *Prescriptions from the VHA filled at local dispensaries, or where dispensaries are not located/permitted, getting those scripts filled at the VHA Pharmacy. *A cannabis farm at every major VHA healthcare facility designed to teach Veterans about their medication, how to grow it, and to supply the hospital Pharmacy. We are urging Congress to take action to protect the health and safety of Veterans by de-scheduling cannabis, and re-opening the federal Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program through the VHA, to ensure cannabis and other remedies with an appropriate LD50 are available as a first line option for Veterans healthcare in all 50 States and Territories of the U.S. Will you join us in this fight?