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 SC Department of Parole
Deny Edward Cronell Parole
RE: Edward CronellID#: 210762 On January 23, 1990 Melinda Snyder (22) was raped and murdered by Edward Cronell (23) who was the realtor for the house that Melinda was renting a room in. Melinda had just finished college at Winthrop University and was working as a teacher’s assistant. Cronell broke in the house through the lockbox on the front door. He had shown the house the week before and Melinda was home. In 2016, "Nightmare Next Door" produced an episode covering her case in season 6, episode 1, "The Key to Murder". It can be streamed on Hulu. Edward Cronell was convicted of murder and was sentenced to two life terms + 30 years but eligible for parole after 20 years. He will have only served 22 years when he is considered for parole. He was denied parole in 2016 and again in 2018. The law states that he is eligible every two years, continuing to re-traumatize Melinda's family and friends each time. His next parole hearing is on March 24th, 2021 and Melinda deserves justice and to have her story remembered. Her loss is felt in the community these many years later by her family, friends, former classmates, and neighbors. Cronell's crime reminds us that anyone can be a wolf in sheep's clothing. His occupation as a realtor came with a certain amount of intrinsic trust that he manipulated and used in the most evil of ways. His actions show that safety is a flimsy concept and one that holds no weight in his twisted mind. We, the undersigned STRONGLY OPPOSE parole for Edward Cronell. Justice demands he serve the full prison term given to him at the time he was sentenced for this heinous crime.
Petition to Utah Governor, Utah State House, United States Supreme Court, Ogden utah, Ron claire neighborhood, Abc4 news, Kslnews , Fox13news , 2newsutah
Fullest punishment possible 4 the murder of Satnam Singh!!!
Satnam Singh was murdered in cold blood Sunday night around 11:50 p.m. February 28th 2021. The suspect is a 15 year old white Male. Do the crime do the time. There are tons of residents that want him put away forever. Please help by signing this petition to see that he gets tried as an adult and given the finest punishment possible!!! this was a senseless act of violence and criminal activity. Not necessary or called for in any way let alone provoked. This kid needs to be made an example of. No innocent person deserves to die, but if they are murdered I would like to see every last one of the victims get their very much needed and deserved justice!!! We are a strong community and will take this no longer. Please join in by signing this petition and help put a stop to violence in your neighborhood and state!!! His family needs to know this kid won't ever get out to commit another crime. I knew Satnam for 24 years, he was one of the most kind hearted people in the Ron Claire Ogden Utah area. R.i.p. and let's bring you your rightly deserved justice Satnam!!!
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 Allen County Prosecutor's Office
Justice for Kennisha Jackson: Protecting women from violence and abuse
On January 14, 2020 Kennisha J Jackson's life was changed forever. On that day, a young man, a person Kennisha considered a friend, forced his way into her home and brutally attacked her. In an unfortunate turn of events Kennisha had to make the hardest decision of her life and defend herself from her attacker. Her roots grounded in a loving family, admired and loved by her siblings, family and close friends, beginning her journey through life just a year and half after graduating from high school, Kennisha faced what so many women face at the hands of an attacker. A home is considered a place of peace. It is a place where one should feel protected. On January 14, 2020 Kennisha's life was threatened and that peace was taken. Now once again Kennisha is in the fight of her life. In a state where the laws are definitive on self defense, Kennisha is being charged with a capital offense. If you believe in the right and the necessity to protect women against violence and abuse join us in signing this petition to have murder charges against Kennisha Jackson dismissed.
Petition to Kentucky State Senate, Andy Beshear
Harsher penalties for hit and runs
Petition to enact Daniel's Law This petition is to ask Kentucky lawmakers to enact a bill, called Daniels law. It will site stricter penalties for hit and run crimes and to make DNA kits available to all police departments in the state of Kentucky for anyone arrested on felony charges. Federally, this is a law, but the funding isn't there for rural departments. Hit and runs are not even considered violent crimes. According to Nolo law Kentucky doesnt have a vehicular homicide statute. This law should be changed. On November 13th, 2020, our son was killed by a hit and run driver. The coroner said Daniel Ray Logsdon II was killed instantly. The driver fled the scene with no remorse for human life. During, a one month time frame, there was 7 other hit and runs. Our families have yet to see justice. The laws in Kentucky for a hit and runs vary and go on a case by case basis. Every case is different. The driver in our sons hit and run was speeding at 61mph in a 35mph zone. Cases are categorized into 3 sections, none of which are harsh penalties. Reckless homicide carries 1-5 years in prison with a fine of $1000 to $10,000. 2nd degree manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter carries 5-10 years in prison with $1000 to a $10,000 fine. Last but not least, murder. This option is used the very least in hit and runs. Even if it causes death. It has to be a capitol offense to qualify as a murder charge. This offense carries 20 to life and is rarely used in hit and runs. There is very little transparency in hit and run cases. The cases are not treated as top priority cases like a murder with another type of weapon. In my opinion, a vehicle is a weapon as well, if used in a hit and run death. Our sons case is being investigated by a traffic unit and no homicide unit is involved and the traffic unit has very little help. This could stand to be changed as well. Help these officers help us. Help me get the justice our son deserves.
Petition to House of Representatives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Community Support for New Hampshire House Bill 138 and House Bill 598
Please sign our petition to show support! The New Hampshire House of Representatives House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has proposed two House Bills (HB138-FN and HB598) and we are seeking the support of the public to present to the members. House Bill 138-FN allows for prisoners serving life sentences to be eligible for parole after 25 years. House Bill 598 is relative to the portion of a minimum sentence to be served to be eligible for parole. The passing of these bills would allow a prisoner who showed rehabilitation a chance at a meaningful life. These house bills (HB138-FN and HB598) are not just dealing with wrongful convictions and over sentencing but are also looking at the high cost (tax money) of sending medical specialists into our prisons to care for elderly inmates. Additionally, inmates need to show rehabilitation and growth in order to be granted parole, so the passing of these house bills is not a timeline for release, rather a timeline to provide opportunities for growth and change in order for these men and women to become productive members of society. By supporting these house bills, it is supporting the idea that people can rehabilitate, grow and learn from their mistakes. Thank you
Petition to Brian Kemp, Georgia State Senate, Georgia State House
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION (RETURNING CITIZENS' RIGHT TO VOTE)
We believe in “No Taxation Without Representation.” Over 266,000 law-abiding Georgia citizens who are on parole or probation are denied representation by being denied the right to vote. They go to work, pay their taxes, and are contributing members of society, and yet they are denied a voice in the growth and direction of their own communities. They can't vote because of the Reconstruction Era creation of a new Georgia Constitution in 1877, designed to restrict the newly received rights of slaves. (Article II, Section I, Paragraph III.) https://ballotpedia.org/Article_II,_Georgia_Constitution The power of the vote is the power of self-determination. Casting a vote gives citizens a deciding voice in what we believe to be best for ourselves, our families, and our communities. To deny access to government and the distribution of the power that exercises authority over us, while at the same time imposing scores of taxes upon us, is fundamentally unjust and unamerican and needs to be corrected immediately. Representation in exchange for taxation was one of the founding principles of the United States of America. It embodies our national resistance to tyranny. Yet in 2020, centuries after the U.S. gained freedom, justice, and democracy, Georgia has more people on parole and probation than any other state, and remains one of 30 states that does not restore voting rights upon release from prison if under supervision. Such denial makes a mockery of the American democratic experience. Join us in eradicating this State sponsored second class citizenship by calling upon our Georgia state legislature to bring back dignity to hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens (neighbors, friends and family members) and fully restore their right to vote. Our goal is to reach over 266,000 supporters. Sign this petition today!