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first amendment rights

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Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to District Attorney Ms. Brenda F. Mitchell

Please Allow Mississippi Grand Jury - Hear Evidence Threatening Animal Welfare Advocates!!

Miss. District Attorney Ms. Brenda F. Mitchell refuses to return telephone calls asking her to allow eye-witnesses and this shocking video to be presented to the Tunica County Grand Jury on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  This video clearly shows a hostile driver pointing and accelerating a truck  directly at four American citizens who are standing on public property at the Tunica County (MS).    The citizens are holding a banner  - “Boycott Big Lick Animal Cruelty”.   The enraged driver is seen gesticulating obscenely while driving the truck with one hand aimed directly at the animal welfare advocates. ------------------------------------------------------------- This article and pictures show what happened: http://www.billygoboy.com/2016/11/03/irate-driver-aims-truck-at-peaceful-ccablac-animal-welfare-advocates-protesting-big-lick-animal-cruelty-at-tunica-big-lick-tennessee-walking-horse-show/ Irate Driver Aims Truck At Peaceful CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates Protesting “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty At Tunica “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show  - Posted on November 3, 2016"TUNICA ARENA, TUNICA COUNTY, MS – Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, an obviously irate driver who was attending the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show, appeared to maliciously and deliberately aim and drive a truck at CCABLAC Animal Welfare Advocates who were protesting “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty at the “Big Lick” Tunica Fall Classic Horse Show." ----------------------------------------------- CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) animal welfare advocates were peacefully assembled to lawfully exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech.  While at Tunica County, Mississippi, their constitutional rights were violated and they were threatened with imminent bodily harm and threatened by an irate “Big Lick” supporter who maliciously drove a truck right at them.    Tunica County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016,  viewed the video, and identifed the alleged perpetrator, and advised CCABLAC to file a Statement with the Tunica County Sheriff Office the next morning, Nov. 4, 2016, which was done.  CCABLAC animal welfare advocates have bravely stepped forward from the Gulf of Mexico at Panama City Beach, Florida – to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC – to Nashville, Columbia,  Shelbyville,  Tennessee, and to the Delta soil of Tunica County, Mississippi. The free speech constitutional rights of all Americans,  wherever they are exercised,  MUST be afforded the protection of law whenever they are threatened. Please ask District Attorney Ms. Brenda Mitchell to allow this case of Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon to be presented to a Tunica County, Mississippi Grand Jury on Tuesday,  February 7, 2017, in Tunica, Mississippi. SIGN now and SHARE with everyone you know. Thank you. CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty WE, The People, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty)  -  “We speak for “The Horses” Who Cannot Speak For Themselves”.

G. T. Fleming
4,023 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Channing D. Phillips

Drop felony charges against journalists who covered Inauguration Day protests

On January 20th, 2017, at least seven journalists were arrested and charged with felony rioting while covering the Inauguration Day protests in downtown Washington, D.C. These charges carry a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines--not to mention the lasting impact of having a felony charge on one's record.  These journalists were arrested simply by virtue of their presence covering the protests. They were not participants in the demonstrations and clearly identified themselves as members of the press to police. You can review the charging documents here--note the boilerplate, verbatim language in each of the complaints, which does not specify individual actions by these journalists. Please sign this petition to tell the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to drop all charges against these journalists. You can also contact the U.S. Attorney for the District of Attorney directly at channing.phillips@usdoj.gov and his spokesperson at William.Miller3@usdoj.gov.  UPDATE: Below is the remaining journalist who faces charges of felony rioting: Aaron Cantú, independent journalist Below are the journalists against whom the charges have been dropped: Alexander Rubinstein, reporter for RT America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945523/Rubinstein-Alexander-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017  John Keller, documentary producer for Story of America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945522/Keller-John-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017  Evan Engel, reporter for Vocativ  (https://www.scribd.com/document/337723706/Engel-Evan-Notice-of-Dismissal-Jan-2017  Matt Hopard, web-based video journalist (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945521/Hopard-Matthew-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 Shay Horse, independent photojournalist Alexander Stokes Contompasis, independent journalist If other journalists are known to have been arrested and charged while covering the Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., notify me via Twitter at @ScottCRodd and I will promptly update the list. 

Scott Rodd
172,933 supporters