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Petition to President of the United States

Clemency for Ross Ulbricht, Serving Double Life for a Website

My son, Ross Ulbricht, is a first-time offender serving a double life sentence without parole, plus 40 years, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross―an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur―had all non-violent charges at trial. He was never prosecuted for causing harm or bodily injury and no victim was named at trial. This is a sentence that shocks the conscience. There is a growing consensus that Ross’s case is a miscarriage of justice and close to 100 eminent organizations and individuals have voiced their support. The website Silk Road was an e-commerce platform similar to eBay, where consenting users chose what to buy and sell as long as no third party was harmed (some listings were prohibited). Both legal and illegal items were sold, most commonly small amounts of cannabis. Ross is condemned to die in prison, not for selling drugs himself but for creating a website where others did. This is far harsher than the punishment for many murderers, pedophiles, rapists and other violent people. All the other defendants related to the case―including the actual drug sellers and the creator of Silk Road 2―received sentences ranging from 17 months to 10 years.  Ross’s investigation, trial and sentencing were rife with abuse.  This includes corrupt federal investigators (now in prison) who were hidden from the jury, as well as prosecutorial misconduct, constitutional violations and reliance on uncharged, false allegations at sentencing. Ross was smeared in the media through false and inaccurate reporting. Ross was not treated fairly and his sentence is draconian. Justice was not served. We, the undersigned, seek mercy for Ross Ulbricht. He told the court that starting Silk Road was a terrible mistake that he deeply regrets, that he never intended harm, and that he has learned the heavy price of breaking the law. Ross is not a danger to anyone. If released tomorrow, he would never come near breaking the law again.  Ross’s life history clearly shows he is a compassionate young man who is very much loved and has much to give. The judge received 100 letters attesting to his excellent character and how much he has helped others. These include those in prison, where he has demonstrated exemplary behavior and tutored, led classes, and helped fellow inmates.  Keeping Ross caged for life helps no one; will cost taxpayers about $2 million; and deprives society of an exceptionally kind, generous and creative person. Even in the face of his walking death sentence, Ross clings to the hope of a second chance and dreams of a future where he can be reunited with his loved ones, and use his education, knowledge and skills to contribute to society. Please sign this petition and help bring Ross home. Learn more about Ross's case at FreeRoss.org.

FreeRoss.org
176,798 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Protect Our Democracy from a Possible Trump Insurrection

Urge Congress to put America first by issuing a non-binding resolution that would put Donald J. Trump on notice that no election tampering nor subversion of justice aimed at his continuance in office will be tolerated. Donald J. Trump has proven time and again that he will obfuscate, lie, abuse his position, hide behind the clamor of his sycophants, and stoop to every indignity to escape justice and remain in power. State now unequivocally to both Donald Trump and his minions – “No!” Trump seeks an unprecedented level of executive power unheard-of in the history of our Nation, and this may enable him to remain in power indefinitely. By molesting the election process—whether by calling legitimate election results “fake news,” brokering favors from foreign powers again, declaring a fake national emergency that would derail or postpone our national election, or other methods—Trump could cripple the foundations of our Democracy. Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen attested under oath, “Trump won’t peacefully give up the White House if he loses the 2020 election.” Donny Deutsch, a man who has known Trump for 20 years, stated, “we will not have a peaceful transition…I think we’re headed for a very ugly time in American history.” This reality couldn’t be more evident than the tweet by Jerry Falwell Jr.: “Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.” Trump was so enamored by the concept of stealing more time in the White House from the American people that he retweeted it. This paints a very alarming picture of a dangerous man America thought it knew. It is evident that America is burdened with an unhinged chief executive who will cling to power at all costs, robbing the American people of our right to elect a morally fit, temperamentally and intellectually sound individual for the office of President. Tell Congress to Hold Trump Accountable to the People and Force Him to Respect Our Election Process ------- Visit our website for more info http://www.stoptrump.fund

Alexander Thorne
62 supporters