Petition to email@example.com. gov.
Criminally Charge Heroin Addicts When They OD and EMS is Required
In Erie County, Ohio and much of the state, a heroin addict can overdose and be back at home that same evening with no criminal charges. Why is it that someone in possession of marijuana can get charged, someone drinking and driving can get charged, but a heroin addict can overdose in public etc and not get a single charge? Why is it OK for a heroin addict to tie up EMS and first responders and cost millions of dollars to the state and tax payers to cover the cost of Narcan and these EMS runs? Why??? We started this petition with the goal of making that change. Heroin is by far one of the worst drugs available anymore and people are getting away with it on a daily basis. Ems workers are responding to overdose calls on a daily basis and these people get brought back to life and sent home. Where are the adult consequences for abusing, possession etc that any other drug user gets when caught with such things? It's time to start making these people own up to what they are doing, it's time to take away everything they own and give them a dose of reality while they sit in a cell and think about what it is they are doing. At any given moment there are people on Heroin behind the wheels of cars, sitting next to you in restaurants, leaving needles on the street for our kids to find etc. Stand up with me and let's say NO MORE!!!!! If enough of our voices are heard, we may be what's needed to cause something to change. Let's not wait until it's too late and the cemetery continues to fill up unnecessarily!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Petition to Texas State Senate, Texas State House, Texas Governor, Ted Cruz, Kirk Watson, Donna Howard
CARA'S LAW Cara Marie Thomas was recently the victim of a homicide in Austin Texas, Cara Marie was a young 21 yr. old mother of a 3-yr. old little boy with so much life ahead of her and so much love in her heart. Cara Marie was intentionally injected with atoxic mix of drugs known as a HOT SHOT in the drug world and is meant to kill. Unfortunately administering drugs / injecting another person that OD’s and dies does not reach the level of murder or any other crime they can be charged with. LET’S CHANGE THAT. Let’s change the law and give law enforcement the tools and laws to help fight this drug epidemic running though our streets and killing our children. Let’s start holding these people accountable and pay for the lives they destroy and people they kill. 1. Make it a felony to inject another person with any type of drugs, with or without their consent. First Degree FelonyA conviction for a first degree felony can result in life imprisonment or five to 99 years’ imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. 2. Hold drug dealers accountable for the drugs they sell that result in the death of another person. First Degree FelonyA conviction for a first degree felony can result in life imprisonment or five to 99 years’ imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. 3. If you are at the site of a drug overdose and you clean up the area removing evidence prior to Law enforcements arrival you are guilty of tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Second Degree FelonyUnder Texas law, second degree felonies are punishable by two to 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000. 4. If you are at the site of an overdose and you fail to call for emergency aid and someone dies, you are guilty of reckless endangerment resulting in death. Third Degree FelonyA third degree felony is punishable by two to ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. 5. If you are at a site of an overdose and you call for emergency aid, you will not be charged for any crime as long as you did not commit any of the above violations. 6. Allow families to petition the court to get treatment for a loved one who has refused to get help on their own. Addicts often refuse help, spiraling out of control until it is too late. Often times 2 4 or 6 weeks is not a long enough treatment program and people offten relapse. Let’s send a message to your state government that we want change. We want our voice to be heard and to give law enforcement the tools to do their jobs and help stop these ruthless, heartless, killers. Think of it this way... it might be one of your friends, brothers or sisters that make the next head line. SIGN THE PETITION MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, STAND UP AND MAKE A DIFFERANCE, YOU MIGHT JUST SAVE SOMEONES LIFE. R.I.P Cara Marie Thomas 9-13-95 to 5-21-2017 Do you DARE TO CARE?
Petition to Washington county district attorny
Justice for my twin brother
February 28, 2015 my brother was left dead in my parents driveway. He had overdosed on heroin while with another girl. She had sent out texts stating that Jared was overdosing and did not know what to do. He was then found dead in my parents driveway. When I was told the news I drove to my parents house to be with family. When I arrived my brother was still laying in the driveway. It traumatized me to see him lifeless. I asked the police and detective why he was still there because it had been hours since he was discovered. They stated that they were treating it as a crime scene and had to do some investigation. I knew the girl he had been with. The detective advised us not to contact her because it could ruin the case. The detective waited a few days and then went and talked to the girls parents. They immediately called a lawyer for her. When the detective tried to contact the girl the lawyer told him he was not allowed to talk to her. I asked the detective why didn't he didn't just talk to her in the first place instead of her parents. He said that he could not find her. I did not understand why he could not find her because she was on facebook. Facebook says where she lives where she works...Everything. The next day she blocked me on facebook. I think he is helping her. Because of his lack of help, we got a lawyer. The lawyer detective and I all met. The detective said the case was not closed and that he still planned on talking to her...It has been 2 years since my brothers death. Please help me fight for justice for my twin brother.
Petition to David Carlucci, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio
Heroin overdose treatment in NY
Hello New York, For decades now the Heroin epidemic in New York State has reached unacceptable numbers. Since, I could remember I have been dealing with the effects of heroin abuse that has changed my life in ways I never thought could. I personally am not an addict nor have I physically used the substance, but many childhood friends and even my own brother have become addicted. It's become a social norm, to wake up and hear that someone you grew up with has died from an overdose, or put in jail for heroin possession. In New York State, if a person overdoses they are hospitalized for 72 hours and then given a CHOICE to receive treatment. However, if a person overdoses from tylenol in a attempted suicide they are given a MANDATORY 2 week treatment in inpatient. Therefore, I propose we move forward and treat drug overdoses like suicide attempts. If addiction is a mental illness, than we need to begin treating it like one. I hope this method can impact newer users into being treated early, appose to the slight chance "things will get better" on their own. No one should have to overdose multiple times in order to be taken seriously. With the community's support, I strongly believe we can protect the next generation and maybe even the current generation from watching a friend,family or loved one suffer slowly from life ruining and life ending behaviour. Thank you, let's end this once and for all!
Petition to Mayor Warren R. Copeland
Say NO to criminal charges in an overdose, SpringField Ohio
Change.org is allowing for disgraceful petitions that coulld give the township of Springfield Ohio and the county in which it is located, Clark County the right to determine who should and should not receive emergency medical services. My friend Mr Lee Hertel wrote the following to Change.org"The petition I am writing about calls for the charging of people who require emergency medical services with a crime. People who require emergency medical services as a result of an accident aren't charged with a crime. People who require medical services because of a heart attack aren't charged with a crime." I couldn't agree more with him. You dont get a felony charge for eating a double cheeseburger, which caused your heartattck, now do you?? NOPE.. Addiction is a disease just like the heart disease that caused your heart attack.. Addiction needs treatment NOT jail. Maybe the law should state that after an overdose that they will help the addict to get into treatment and get the help that they need instead of just tossing them behind bars where when they get out they have no place to go and they end up right back on the streets getting high. Now in Minnesota we have Steve's law that since being put into law, has saved thousands of lives because people don't have to be afraid to call 911 when someone overdosed. They will not be charged with criminal charges, instead they can focus on saving a life because there is no fear of getting in trouble. But at the same point if an addict is overdosing they need help so maybe the law should put something into place to help these addicts get into treatment instead of shunning their backs to them. I lost my boyfriend just a few weeks ago on December 3rd, 2017 to an overdose. This wasnt his 1st OD, unfortunately his last, but I never had to fear criminal charges for calling 9-1-1 and saving his life, nor did he as he recovered. Not having criminal charges is fabulous and all but what truly lacked after the fact was him not getting the help that he truly needed. He didn't even get the help he needed from being in drug court. They treated him so different you could feel the stigma. Another authority run type deal that they just sent him to jail, instead if getting him the help he needed. I think the law should come up with some law to help the addicts get the help that they need instead of throwing them behind bars, where they come out not rehabilitated, no place to go but back to the streets and use. Normally I would never wish jail upon anyone, but at this point with Ryan being gone, I would give anything to have him be in jail so that I could still hear his voice and I could still see his face at visiting, now I have nothing but his loving memories. The heroin epidemic has become so huge, taking thousands (64,067 died from drug related od's in 2016) of loved ones away from their families, leaving innocent children to grow up without the chance to know their mommy or daddy, leaving parents without their children, wives without husbands. It's heartbreaking. A big part of the problem is people fear calling 911 due to the government citing criminal charges. Give them help instead of giving them a felony. STOP THE STIGMA AND USE THESE 3 FEARLESS LIFESAVING STEPS: CALL 911, GIVE CPR (RESCUE BREATHING) & ADMINISTER NARCAN. I'VE SAVED A LIFE WITH THESE 3 STEPS, HAVE YOU?? ***REMEMBER THAT AN OVERDOSE IS A RESPIRATORY EMERGENCY.. MEANING THEY ARE LACKING OXYGEN SO REMEMBER TO USE YOUR RESCUE BREATHING.. DONT JUST GIVE CHEST COMPRESSIONS.. BREATH BREATH BREATH...*** "If you allow this petition to remain active, you are complicit in that and you are a vile organization. This petition is hateful." (L.H) Anne M. Emerson
Petition to Tennessee Legislature
Help end the addiction cycle
My name is Kim McCoy Hill. I’m a nurse in Knoxville, TN and I never imagined that my son’s life would turn out this way. He’s struggled with drug addiction since he was 15 years old. He’s now 28 -- and most recently was addicted to Heroin. He’s currently serving time in a Tennessee jail, convicted of a non-violent crime related to his drug use. Across the nation, about two thirds of inmates are dealing with addiction. As with my son, it is a constant cycle for many with addiction: they get in trouble with the law while trying to get money to pay for his habit and go to jail where treatment is unavailable. They are then released, still addicts, and the cycle starts over. Shortly before this latest trip to jail, he’d hit rock-bottom. He called me from Pittsburgh last October and told me he was tired of his lifestyle. He was ready to get help to kick his habit. He asked for a bus ticket home, which I provided. But I had no resources to pay for private drug treatment and the waiting list for publicly-funded drug treatment is extremely long. Enough is enough. We have to end the cycle. The only way to do that is to require that inmates get the treatment they need. It’s key to ensuring once released they do not return to prison. We know it’s cheaper to treat addiction than it is to pay for prisoners. Tell the Tennessee Legislature to help lead the fight against the addiction crisis in our country by making treatment available to any addict who wants it while incarcerated. The opioid and heroin epidemic is real, folks. I see it in my work as a pediatric nurse. It is affecting families all across Tennessee and all across the nation. Please sign my petition and help people like my son Jimmy get the treatment they need while in prison.
Petition to Barack Obama, Donald Trump, John Kasich
DEMAND A NATIONWIDE HEROIN STATE OF EMERGENCY NOW!
********************************************************* THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC ********************************************************* WE THE PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES DEMAND A STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN PANDEMIC THAT HAS KILLED THOUSANDS THIS YEAR! HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE? Every STATE GOVERNOR, PLEASE...Declare a state of emergency! Mr, President, please, we implore you to declare an immediate state of emergency for the ENTIRE country to address the HEROIN PANDEMIC ! Thousands are overdosing and people are dying. We cannot afford to wait another minute! Please help us! This petition was initiated and created solely by Camelia Carter on 8/7/16 9/13/16 This petition began as a desperate plea to Ohio's Governor Kasich & President Obama to declare a state of emergency for the State of Ohio and is still such. The verbiage has been edited today to reflect this. We have also made edit today to ask each State's Governor to follow suit and declare a state of emergency to address the heroin epidemic in their state! THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC This clarification posted 10/30/2016
Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bernie Sanders, Federal Drug Administration, Kelly Ayotte, Chris Christie, United States Supreme Court
Opioid Nation: Save America’s Youth
To our legislators on behalf of the American people; The opioid epidemic has reached crisis levels. It is a national outrage and a political embarrassment. It is urgent that our government take action immediately. The core problem lays in the national perception of addiction and this must change! I propose education, funding and reform MUST happen to better deal with addiction in this country. This is no longer a Partisan issue, this is not a Bipartisan issue, this is now a HUMAN ISSUE!!! With newly based evidence, patients who struggle with opioid addiction suffer from a chemically altered state where they no longer can make sensible choices. They are helpless individuals who deal with their own demons, and by the consequences of their behaviors, alienate themselves from families and friends. Very few efforts are made with reliable resources for education on addiction nor is there any proper service to better suit their needs. Lack of understanding how addiction affects the cognitive functions of individuals at hand has allowed many of them the responsibility of their own fate in getting care, when it should be reversed. Treatment centers across the nation are not given enough funds or attention to support the rising demand of patients that are admitted. There are very few spaces open to accommodate such a large number of individuals, along with unnecessary waiting periods that ultimately spell disaster for a time-sensitive struggle. The turn-around rate is DESPICABLE. Addiction IS a disease. It is a cancer like no other. It must be reasonably treated as such by the healthcare system, by law enforcement, and by the mental health institutions. There must be reform with how addicts are evaluated. The current procedure is obsolete, inadequate and downright neglectful. It is the very system that places alcoholism in the same basket when scientific evidence proves that they are two very different illnesses. Our very own healthcare system runs like a cartel. The “pill for every ill” practice by our health administrations is pure homicide. Doctors are misinformed of the heavy consequences of administering potent opioids to patients of every age for the most minute of cases. Little monitoring or regulation of the FDA has allowed for the release of severely addictive opioids to land in the hands of this country’s youth. The link between abuse and access is substantial. Must we need to label American doctors murderers? With the ongoing crisis, I think they have earned it. Let’s not forget the lobbyists who pocket from the healthcare system and vice versa. The American people are blatantly suffering from their greed. I hate to be that person, but until it happens to the families of those in power, change will never take place. Let’s make sure, we the American people, are SMARTER than our government. We need to open their eyes first so that action can take prescience. How many more loved ones need to die before our government does anything about it? How many more Americans need to be buried long before their time? For my brother, for the wives, husbands, children, and friends who suffered from such an ill fate, who were neglected by the American system, and given what seemed like little hope of a better future, I urge that we band together to bring awareness to this cause. We must not stop until the government takes immediate responsibility over its people!!!