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gun violence

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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew L. Vogel, Representative Kay Granger, River Oaks Police, Chief Chris Spieldenner, Governor Greg Abbott

Justice for the murder of “Frank” Francisco Santos

Family, friends and the community demand justice! for the murder of “Frank” Francisco Santos, 19 years old from Fort Worth, Texas. It was Friday afternoon when frank asked his mother for permission to visit his friend who lives nearby. Frank’s mother recalls her son was dressed in casual clothes, shorts, a T-shirt, sandals and the smile that always characterized him. “I will only take twenty minutes then I’ll be right back.” Said frank to his mom. His mom told him to ask his father for permission as well. Frank asked his mom what vehicle should I take? His mother replied “ask your father for his truck” Frank then asked his father for permission to use his truck, got the keys and said goodbye to both his parents. This would be the very last time they would see their son alive. More than twenty minutes passed by, Frank’s parents didn’t think much of it since it was normal for frank to be out for a few hours on the weekend. However... when frank did not return home later that afternoon, and when the family realized they could not reach him by phone that evening... they begin looking for him. The next day a police officer arrived at their door step. Frank’s mother answered the door, she still recalls the officer who spoke to her while holding back some tears as he told her ”your son was shot in the head, he’s on life support at the hospital, he may not make it.” the officer also said Frank was not carrying his ID which created a delay for the officers to immediately notify his family of what had happened to him. Both Frank’s parents and brother received the news from the officer simultaneously as they overheard what the officer was sharing with frank’s mom. The officer said “I’m sorry to be the one who tells you this.” If there’s someone you can call who can drive you to the hospital please contact them. The officer told Frank’s mom she needed to be calm before going otherwise they may not allow her to enter the hospital due to Covid. Francisco Santos, life was taken in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. “A River Oaks officer found the wrecked vehicle about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Keith Pumphrey Drive in River Oaks. He died at 1 p.m. Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.” -Star Telegram Report https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article245207085.html Family and friends believe he was targeted and called to be murdered that day. Police reported Frank was murdered with a bullet to his head. The doctors told the family upon arrival to the hospital, that there was nothing that could be done to save him. They kept him on life support through the weekend to wait for his grandparents to arrive from Mexico before he was unplugged from life support and his organs donated. The family is destroyed “They destroyed our lives. All we ask is for justice to be done.” -Mother of Frank Frank was more than a son, brother, friend, soccer player who always shared a smile and was always ready to help. Frank’s friends and the community held a vigil at the local park with balloons an candles days before the funeral and burial that was attended by family, friends and people in the community who were moved by Frank’s case. “We spent time together a lot and he was there for me.” -Cousin of Frank All suspects have yet to be charged or arrested after nearly two months of the painful murder, funeral and burial that followed soon afterwards which shattered the lives of family and close friends near and far. “On his visit here to Mexico with the family, he was very pleasant, attentive and helpful, we will always remember him like that, with that pleasant smile that he wore everywhere.” -Cousin of Frank  The reason for this delayed justice is according to police and investigator reports, the judge asked for additional evidence in the case in order to place charges and make the arrests. “He was a really close friend and always showed love and cared about people, and was always there for his friends and family, he will always be remembered.” -Friend of Frank All the family asks for is for justice to be done so they may have peace again, so their son’s soul may Rest In Peace. This petition was written with consent from Franks mom who asked for justice to be done for her son. Please help us reach our goal by signing this petition and sharing with family and friends and on social media so my cousin Frank may finally have justice.

Gia Ibarra
3,661 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Police Departments, Sherriff Departments, Highway Patrol, State and Local Government, Federal Government

End Police Stops Based on Vehicle Non-Compliance! You Could Die for Expired Registration!

Failure to comply with vehicle administrative issues such as registration, expired tags or other VEHICLE NON-COMPLIANCE DOES NOT WARRANT THE DEATH PENALTY! RACIAL PROFILING BEGINS WITH ARMED POLICE STOPS OF VEHICLES FOR PETTY MISDEMEANORS!   OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH EXPIRED REGISTRATION, TAGS, BROKEN TAILIGHTS, AIR FRESHENERS IN THE WINDOW  - DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE USE OF POLICE WEAPONS! Vehicle non-compliance is an administrative law issue that does not justify the use of police force involving GUNS, PEPPER SPRAY, OR TASERS.  A simple ticket or citation, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR COMMUNITY SERVICE WILL DO! VEHICLE NON-COMPLIANCE STOPS BY POLICE ARE EXCESSIVE AND LEAD TO POLICE INTIMIDATION AND BRUTALITY! Failure to comply with the often expensive costs of vehicle registration, insurance, and vehicle maintenance does not warrant jail or the death penalty at the hands of OVERZEALOUS, OFTEN RACIST, TRIGGER-HAPPY POLICE OFFICERS. These deadly police stops primarily involve black and brown people and frequently lead to needless incarceration, police brutality, or death.  INABILITY TO PAY VEHICLE REGISTRATION, PARKING TICKETS, AND INSURANCE IS NOT A VIOLENT CRIME & DOES NOT WARRANT ARMED POLICE STOPS, SHOOTINGS, OR POLICE BRUTALITY! Vehicle offenses can be handled through vehicle booting, community service, or financial assistance options. DRIVING WHILE BLACK & BROWN IS HAZARDOUS!  POLICE SHOULD PROTECT & SERVE - NOT PULL OVER AND KILL!  Police vehicle stops should be used to address violent crimes, drunk driving,  hate crimes, and other violent offenses. VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT ITSELF HAS LONG BEEN A HATE CRIME COMMITTED AT THE HANDS OF RACIST POLICE!  End traffic stops based on expired tags, registration, tinted windows, broken tail lights - or black and brown skin.  UNTIL RACISM IS ADDRESSED IN POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE - BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE ARE NOT SAFE!!!! STOP VEHICLE RACIAL PROFILING NOW! STOP KILLING US!!!

Tammy Ru
1,553 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Philadelphia Police Department, Commissioner Outlaw

Tell Philadelphia Police: The NRA has no place educating our children.

UPDATE: Victory! The Philadelphia Police Departmenthas agreed to pull the NRA's ineffective gun education program for children and seek alternate, proven solutions. Help us keep up the pressure to fund community-based gun safety programs by supporting CeaseFirePA. Philadelphia Police just announced they’re bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle gun safety program to Philadelphia. Yes, the NRA. The same group that has spent years fighting against gun safety not just in Philadelphia, but across Pennsylvania.  Yesterday Police Commissioner Outlaw announced a partnership with the NRA to provide gun safety education to children. Their “Eddie Eagle” program is designed to teach children what to do when they encounter a firearm and has been touted by the NRA as the alternative to common-sense gun legislation. The NRA is in no position to engage with kids on gun violence prevention. And it’s not just that it’s an NRA program — pediatric research has shown it isn’t even effective. Ultimately, the responsibility to practice gun safety shouldn’t fall on kindergarteners. But until we implement proven solutions at curbing gun violence like safe storage and background checks, these programs are needed. That doesn’t mean we should be handing kids NRA coloring books. Gun education and safety are critical. Propping up the gun lobby is not. Tell Philadelphia Police to end their partnership with the NRA. For more information, check out our website: ceasefirepa.org

CeaseFirePA
569 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Department of Justice

SECOND 2ND AMENDMENT IS CLEAR! SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED EFFORTS TO DO SO R UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED MEANS UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER BIDEN I AM VERY SORRY TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT TO U BUT U NEED TO STOP WALKING ALL OVER the citizens of this beloved country. Your supposed to lead us BIDEN NOT INFRINGE ON OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS. You know most gun crimes happen with pistols not even rifles Biden u just want to control the guns so u can control the population. And that will prosper over my dead body I hold my 2nd very close to my heart and I know a lot of people who feel the same way Biden GOOD LUCK BUD! YOUR GONNA NEED IT! IT IS TIME THAT WE RISE UP AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS! SPECIFICALLY NO SURPRISE ITS THE SECOND AMMENDMENT AGAIN! WHAT THEY WANT IS TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE POPULATION. BUT WE ARE NOT A MOB OF PEOPLE TO BE “CONTROLLED” we are citizens of the great country of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE ARE UNITED FOR A REASON AND ITS TIME WE FIND OUT WHY UNITED IS WRITTEN IN OUR NAME!! ITS TIME THAT WE AMERICANS STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS AND DEFEND THEM WITH HONOR JUST AS OUR FATHERS DID AND THEIR FATHERS AND THEIR FATHERS BEFORE THEM. WE MUST HAVE A VOICE IN ORDER TO BE HEARD. IN A CRY OUT FOR UNITY! FROM NOW ON, I WILL BE KNOWN AS THE CALI GUNSMITH. I, THE CALI GUNSMITH HEREBY CALL UPON ALL THE 52 STATES AND THE TRUE FREE AMERICAN CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY AND THOSE THAT ARE TRUE PATRIOTS THAT STAND TALL NEXT TO THE AMERICAN FLAG THAT REPRESENTS PRIDE, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, HUMANITY, AND THE VALUE OF A EACH AND EVERY LAST LIFE OF EVERY LAST AMERICAN CITIZENS. AMERICAS TAKES PRIDE IN ITS PEOPLE AND IT FREEDOM OF CHOICE. FREEDOM TO VOTE AND PEACE OF MIND THAT AMERICANS GET KNOWING THEIR VOICES WILL BE HEARD IN THE FORM OF A BALLOT THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE BILLION OTHER AMERICAN VOTES WHOS VOICES WILL ALSO BE HEARD.    ITS NOT THE FACTS THAT ARE DIFFERENT BIDEN, ITS THE FILTER. I APPRECIATE YOUR GESTURES AS OF LATE TO WORK WITH THE REPUBLICANS WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO CREATING LAWS. PERIOD THAT IS WHAT WE ALL CAN AGREE ON, IS DEMOCRACY, THAT BEING SAID I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE VOTERS IN FAVOR OF GUNS AND RIGHTFULLY BELIEVE THAT GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE AND BANNING GUNS WONT DO ANYTHING TO PREVENT THEM REACHING THE HANDS OF THE TERRORISTS, AS THE TERRORISTS IS GOING TO GET THEIR GUNS REGUARDLESS OF OUR LAWS.  ALSO, GUNS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE. GUNS DONT CARE ABOUT WHO U ARE WHAT YOU BELIEVE WHO YOU LIKE WHO YOU DONT LIKE WHEN U PICK UP THE GUN AND U PLACE YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER AND LOAD THE WEAPON YOU ARE NOW U ARE THE ONLY THING IN THE WAY OF THAT BULLET LEAVING THE BARREL OR NOT YOU ARE THE ONLY THING THAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF THAT ACTION. THIS IS NOT AN EXCEPTION FOR MASS TERRORISTS THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SHOTS NOT THE GUNS THEMSELVES. U CAN CALL AN ASSAULT RIFLE AN ASSAULT RIFLE ALL U WANT IT DOENS MAKE IT AN ASSAULT RIFLE, UNTIL U PUT IT IN THE HANDS OF A PERSON WHO IS GOING TO USE IT TO ENGAGE IN THE ACT OF AN ASSAULT WITH THE USE OF A GUN, ONLY THEN CAN IT LEGITAMITELY BE CALLED A "ASSAULT RIFLE". THE GUN DID NOT GROW A BRAIN AND START INTELLIGENTLY ENGAGING TARGETS ALL WITHOUT A TRIGGER MAN. SORRY THAT DOESNT HAPPEN, WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS FOCUS ON THAT TRIGGER MAN REALLY DIG DEEP INTO THAT PERSONS LIFE AND ANALYZE HOW CAN WE STOP SOMEBODY LIKE THIS, OR BETTER YET, HOW CAN WE PREVENT A PERSON LIKE THIS BECOMING THE PERSON HE WAS AND THE MASS SHOOTER THAT HE TURNED OUT TO BE. WHAT MAKES SOMEONE LIKE THAT TURN SO BAD HOW DID THEY GET TO THAT POINT THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO PREVENT IT FROM COMING ABOUT BY WORKING THAT ANGLE, THERES GOTTA BE A WAY BIDEN I BELIEVE THAT, BUT THIS IS THE WRONG WAY! THIS ISNT THE RIGHT WAY! WE ALL KNOW IT WONT WORK AND BANNING MORE GUNS MORE TYPES OF AMMO BANNING THIS ATTACHMENT THAT. U CAN BAN WHATEVER U WANT TILL YOUR BLUE IN THE FACE BUT YOU WONT SUCCEED IN STOPING THE MASS MURDERERS. CLEARLY THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER BETTER WAY. EVEN IF U DO BAN ALL OF THEM, THEN WHAT? JUST CREATES A BLACK MARKET FOR THEM. JUST LIKE EVERY LAST OTHER THING THAT AMERICA HAS TRIED TO BAN MOST COMMONLY MARIJUANA AND ALCHOHOL. YA LOOK HOW GOOD THAT WORKED OUT. SO BAD THAT WE HAVE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO REVERSE IT BECAUSE ENFORCING IT COSTS TOO MUCH MONEY, AND GAINS NOTHING. T BETTER NOWBUT THIS IS NOT MARIJUANA OR ALCHOHOL. THIS IS GUNS AND GUNS ARE A VERY BROAD TOPIC THAT IS VERY COMPLICATED, U SEE BECAUSE US GUN OWNERS ARE PROUD PEOPLE. WHY YOUNASK? BECAUSE IF THERES AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION NEAR ME AND I DONT HAVE A GUN I AM NOT IN A GOOD SITUATION. NOW TAKE THE SAME SITUATION BUT I DO HAVE A GUN, OK NOW I FEEL BETTER. FROM WHAT IVE SEEN DISPLAYED ON TV OF COPS SHOOTING ACCURACY YA ILL PUT MY FAITH IN MY OWN FINGER BEFORE I PUT THE ODDS OF MY SURVIVAL IN A POLICE OFFICERS HANDS. THEY CERTAINLY HAVENT IMPRESSED ME IN ANY SHOOTING SITUATION TO DATE WHERE I WOULD POINT THEM OUT AND SAY YA WHAT A GREAT SHOT THAT COP MADE. NO LAST TIME I HEARD THAT WAS NEVER. ILL TAKE MY CHANCES AND KEEP MY GUN  IT IS BECAUSE OF THE SECOND AMMENDMENT THAT WE HAVE PROSPERED SO FAR AS A NATION AND DISCOVERED AND INNOVATED SO MANY THINGS. AND WE ARE LEADERS IN THE WORLD STAGE IN EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF LIFE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TOO WEAPONS MILITARY FIREPOWER, DOMINANCE IN THE SKIES THANKS TO THE B2 STEALTH BOMBER AND THE F15 JET WHICH BLOWS THE ENEMIES AWAY WITH THEIR EQUAL EQUIVELENT. I FOR ONE AM PROUD TO BE A FREAKING AMERICAN. AND I WILL NOT FORGET WHAT IT MEANS TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO MY FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. BECAUSE I WAS RAISED RIGHT AND I WAS RAISED IN A FAIR AND JUST COUNTRY. AS FAIR AND AS JUST AS FAIR AND JUST CAN GET. THATS WHERE AMERICAN STANDS ABOVE ALL OTHER COUNTRIES. WE ARE AS FAIR AND AS JUST AS FAIR AND JUST CAN GET. WE MIGHT NOT BE PERFECT BUT I AM PROUD TO LIVE HERE JUST LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO ENCOUNTER THROUGH MY LIFE. ASK EVERY AMERICAN IF THEY ARE PROUD TO BE AMERICAN U KNOW WHAT THEY WOULD MOST ALL TELL YOU. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT I AM PROUD AF TO BE AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I AM FREE. AND I WONT FORGET THE MEN WHO DIES WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME. I DIDNT DESERVE IT I DIDNT WORK FOR IT IT WAS INHERITED BY ME. THAT IS WHY WE MUST STAND UP AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY BECAUSE WE LOVE THIS LAND AND NOW I CALL OUT TO ALL MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS TODAY THIS VERY DAY STAND UP AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION THAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS. BLACK BROWN RED PINK PURPLE ORANGE AND WHITE WHATEVER COLOR AMERICAN U ARE IT DOESNT MATTER AT ALL WHAT MATTERS IS THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN WE ALL CAME TOGETHER AND STOPPED THE INFRINGEMENT ON OUR SECOND AMMENDMENT RIGHTS AND EFFECTIVELY DEFENDED OUR COUNTRY OUR GOVERNMENT AND OUT DEMOCRACY, AGAINST ALL ENEMIES!! THE ONLY WAY WE CAN WIN AGAINST THESE IINFRINGEMENTS ATTMPTING TO DEMOLISH THE VERY LAWS THAT THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON. IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE SECOND AMMENDMENT RIGHT AND YOU BELIEVE IN THE RIGHTS TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AS IT IS WRITTEN TO ITS EXACT WORDING IN THE CONSTITUTIONS 2ND AMMENDMEND EXACTLY HOW IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE 1700'S, STILL TO THIS DAY UNCHANGED. IF U HOLD THESE RIGHTS SACRED JUST AS I DO, AND JUST AS MY FATHER BEFORE ME AND SO ON AND YOUR FATHERS BEFORE YOU AND SO ON. SIGN THIS PETITION AND TELL THE GOVERNMENT YOU WONT STAND FOR ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION. SEND THIS MESSAGE IN THE FORM OF AMERICAN SIGNATURES, STRAIGHT TO THE MAILBOX OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT US AND WHAT IS IN OUR BEST INTREST. SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR GOVERNMENT, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY TO OUR ELECTED PRESIDENT AND TELL HIM THAT WE TREASURE THESE RIGHTS OF OUR AND WE WONT TOLERATE EVEN THE MENTION OF INFRINGGING THESE RIGHTS IN OUR CONSTITUTION, ESPECIALLY NOT THE 2ND ONE. THAT WE THE PEOPLE HOLD DEARLY AND WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD DEARLY OUR 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHT. JUST AS STRONG AS OUR FLAG REMAINS STANDING AND CONTINUES TO REMAIN STANDING, SO DOES OUR INHERITANCE OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RESOPNSIBILITY FOR WE THE PEOPLE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THAT SAME CONSTITUTION BY SIGNING THIS PETITION YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU ARE IN FAVOR OF THE 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHT, THE PEOPLE THAT FOUGHT AND DIED FOR IT, AND EVERYTHING THAT IT STANDS FOR. FURTHERMORE ALSO YOUR SIGNATURE CAN AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO A COURT WHENEVER THE NECESSITY MAY ARISE, AS ATTACKS ON OUR CONSTITUTION ARE CONSTANT AND WE MUST NEVER LET DOWN OUR GUARDS. UNDERSTAND, THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU AGREE THAT IT IS IN FACT A REPRESENTATION OF YOUR LEGAL HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURE AND CARRIES JUST AS MUCH WEIGHT IN COURT AND IS JUST AS LEGALLY BINDING. AND THAT YOUR SIGNATURE ALONG WITH EVERYONE WHO SIGNS WILL BE PRESENTED TO A COURT IN FAVOR OF THE SECOND AMMENDMENT, OR ANY COURT CASE WHICH AIMS TO ATTACK THE 2ND AMMENDMENT OR ANY RELATIONSHIP TO THE 2ND AMMENDMENT, AS WE HOLD THE 2ND AMMENDMENT NEAR AND DEAR TO OUR AMERICAN HEARTS LET IT BE KNOWN THIS DAY THAT THE 2ND AMMENDMENT WILL PROSPER, SO LONG AS THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE TO REPRESENT IT! SIGN THIS PETITION AND VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE 2ND AMMENDMENT. LET THIS BE A SHOW OF POWER OF HOW STRONG WE ARE WHEN WE SIMPLY COME TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND FELLOW 2ND AMMENDMENT WARRIORS. SHOW THIS NEW THREAT TO OUR CONSTITUTION HOW WE DEAL WITH THREATS TO OUR CONSTITUTION, WE GET THEM TOSSED OUT OF COURT, DUE TO SHEER NUMBERS! SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE ITS FREE TO SIGN IT DONT BE SCARED TO SIGN! BY DOING SO YOU ARE MAKING A HEROIC MOVE FOR YOUR COUNTRY, I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO DONATE SIMPLY JUST SIGN THATS IT AND SHARE WITH FAM/FRIENDS. U WILL NOT BE SPAMMED OR SINGLED OUT, THIS IS A SHOW OF NUMBERS AND LOYALTY AMONG TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS AND HEROS. FOR THE PUIRPOSE OF DISCOURAGING ANY FURTHER ACTIVITY OF THE FEDERAL GOV TO INFRINGE ON OUR RIGHTS! DONT LET THIS NONSCENSE CONTINUE! DONT STAND FOR THIS INSANE INJUSTICE PUT ON US BY THE SICK INDIVIDUALS (THE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS) THAT RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE (GOOD PEOPLE) LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD NOW!! DONT HESITATE TO CLICK SIGN!!! SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY AND OUR FOREFATHERS TODAY RIGHT HERE AND NOW!!

JOSH HANSEN
8 supporters