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justice

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Petition to To be determined

Logan Delisle is not guilty

 Logan Delisle was convicted on September 3rd 2017 of unforceble sexual assault (because saliva was found somewhere between her waist and thigh) on a 15-year-old girl who originally said it was with force until video tapes from local businesses proved otherwise. This girl changed her story three times and when the defense caught her in lies, she plead that she couldn't remember. Logan was a senior in school and 18 at the time this occurred. He was looking forward to going in the military the following June. The girl dated other 18 year olds and  told Logan that she was 17. She told the world she was 17 via facebook. Through her police interview and testimony in court, she laughed through almost the entire thing, smiling at him when she pointed to him. It was not a nervous laugh but a laugh that something was funny... To add to this case the jury was made up of nine women and only three men, there was no one even within a decade of his age group. Logan wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to help rape victims. He was a volunteer fireman, he did ride-alongs with the sheriff and local police department. He was a quiet and very good child and teen. Vermont has adapted a Romeo and Juliet law that addresses high school kids who go to school together and many states have adopted the same.    Logan did not do this and should not have to go through his entire life as a register sex offender. This is a petition to speak on his behalf that is a good, caring person and should be set free. Please check our cause out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/128617384531875/?ref=br_rs and read the article here: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/two-years-for-pittsfield-man-in-sexual-assault-of-girl-15,519836 I do need to note, that it is important to protect Rape Victims but “regret is not rape” the need for attention is not rape, the excuse to get out of trouble because you are late to school and missed your math test is not a reason for rape.

#standbylogandelisle #justiceforlogan
1,104 supporters
Started 6 hours ago

Petition to NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, Associated Press, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal, ABC, MSNBC, Washington Post, LA Times

Stop Calling Immigrant Prisons "Detention Centers"

My name is Sylvester Owino, and I was in “immigrant detention” for 9 years. My name is Carlos Hidalgo, and for a year and half I was incarcerated in “immigrant detention centers.” That is what the media, government, and for-profit prison companies who run these facilities call them, but in reality, these are immigrant prisons. People in immigrant prisons are not serving a sentence, but simply awaiting the outcome of our request to stay in the US. Those of us who have lived behind the locked gates and barbed wire know that the term “detention center” does not accurately describe the conditions and truth of what happens on the inside. We, who have survived these brutal places, are requesting that media organizations - The Associated Press, The New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and other influential media outlets, call these facilities what they are: immigrant prisons. Until we are honest about the fact that these are prisons, the inhumane conditions inside will continue to be covered up by the term “detention center,” and the corporations running the facilities will continue to make millions off of the suffering of the people inside.  If these are harmless “detention centers” … Why do they look like prisons, why are they run like prisons, and why are they owned by prison companies? We were incarcerated in facilities run by the two largest for-profit prison companies in the country. Carlos was in GEO Group’s Adelanto immigrant prison, and Sylvester in CCA’s Otay immigrant prison in San Diego, among other facilities. We both experienced countless human rights abuses. We worked for the for-profit prisons for $1 a day, cleaning and cooking. Carlos was put in solitary confinement for 6 days for organizing a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment. Sylvester filed complaints on behalf of friends who were beaten by guards.   In Adelanto immigrant prison, 3 people have died in the last 7 months, and 6 people have attempted suicide since December 2016.  Dozens of us have gone on hunger strikes to try and change things. In order to end the abuse, we must first call them prisons and then close them. Starting with Adelanto. Sylvester & Carlos Supported by: o Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, IEIYC o Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, ICIJ o Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, CIVIC

Sylvester Owino, Carlos Hidalgo, and #SchoolsNotPrisons
5 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Hollywood Police Department In Florida, Those responsable

Justice For Ollie

We the petition signers want justice for Ollie.A Pit Bull killed on 10/13/17. Ollie had severe lacerations to the top of his head and body. It was later determined that Ollie had been stabbed and beaten. Ollie's story quickly went viral after he was rescued. "People from all over the country and a couple of international people have reached out to let us know they have seen Ollie's story and they are pulling for him," said Dr. Nicole Patterson, a veterinarian at Hollywood Animal Hospital.  The Grateful Paws animal rescue group started a Gofundme page to help Ollie, and what happened next surprised everyone. "Their original goal was $1,500 and they got $35,000," Patterson said. "It is just incredible that people have been so involved and compassionate." Unspent money collected for Ollie will now go to help other animals in need. "The outpouring of love we have seen over the last few days in support of Ollie is an affirmation of the true goodness in people," the hospital statement said. Police are still searching for whoever injured Ollie and left him to die. "Whoever did this to that poor animal, I hope they find them," Randie Cohn said. "I would have adopted him myself. I said to my husband, 'Can we take Ollie?' And he said, 'Well, let's see how he does.' And I am very sorry that happened to him." Anyone with information about who injured Ollie is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-4411 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A $10,000 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 

Dianne Lynn Elko
14,903 supporters