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Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Alura Rose, Gavernor Charlie Baker

Pardon Request For Logan Delisle

My son's story lies below. Justice has not served him and now we are asking you to sign this petition that will be sent to the Governor Charlie Baker to ask him to pardon Logan. With Logan's previous record and the fact that now a few jurors are trying to help, we fill hopeful. Please sign if you will.  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. Logan even has a Juror who visits him on a  regular visit and is trying to help him to get out. This case is unusual and we need to find a way to get him released. Again Thank you for your support.  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.

Alura Rose
1,285 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Mike Quigley

Help families of murdered children pass Curtis’s Law

I will never forget the day those policeman came to my door to tell my that my son Curtis was dead. Your world is immediately flipped upside down and the pain grips you like nothing else you can imagine. After the initial shock wears off, you want answers. As a parent, you need basic answers. Answers to questions like: Who is investigating my child’s case, and where are their belongings? As if the pain of losing my child wasn’t enough, I had to take on the additional stress and frustration of attempting to pry these very basic details out of the law enforcement agency investigating my son’s death. In Florida, law enforcement agencies are not required to release any information about on-going murder investigations to anyone. My son’s investigation has been on-going for almost 20 years now. I had to get a lawyer to simply find out who was working on my son’s case! I would later learn that my experience was not unique. Other parents were struggling through the same process. Those who can’t afford legal counsel often give up. This is why I am working with other parents of murdered children to create a law in Florida that would require law enforcement agencies to send a letter to the parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin within 30 days of notifying them of their child’s death. The letter would include information about: Onsite police and paramedics, assigned investigators, coroner’s name, where child’s property and belongings are stored, and any available photos This would NOT be required if the child’s parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin is a suspect or person-of-interest in the child’s murder investigation. When a family faces the unthinkable, all they want is some type of closure. They shouldn’t have to spend weeks or months, or even retain legal counsel to get the basic information about their child’s case that can help our families begin to heal. Please sign this petition today and help families like mine pass Curtis’s Law today.    

patricia ward
59,198 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to New York City Council

#Good4NYC - Tell City Council To Help Good Call Expand To All Five Boroughs!

Every day, 125 New Yorkers are sent to jail to await their trial, without being convicted of any crime. They are held in jail for an average of 50 days. Every year, over 250,000 New Yorkers are arrested. These arrests are concentrated in low income communities and communities of color, and despite the fact that the vast majority are low level offenses, the impact can be devastating for individuals, families, and communities. Good Call's free 24/7 hotline (1-833-3-GOODCALL) helps individuals and families get in touch with a free lawyer right away in case of an arrest. Legal support at this critical moment helps create fairer outcomes and limits the undeserved damages that an arrest can cause. Good Call is currently available in the Bronx, but this is a resource needed by all New Yorkers. Join the fight for fairness. Sign this petition to show that you support Good Call for all of NYC. No matter where you are, your voice matters.  Thank you.     Supporting Organizations: The Bronx Defenders The Legal Aid Society New York County Defender Services Brooklyn Defender Services Harlem Neighborhood Defender Services Save Our Streets Bronx Community Connections for Youth Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Picture the Homeless Next STEPS Butler Next STEPS Patterson Justice Committee Brooklyn Community Bail Fund The Bronx Freedom Fund Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice Dollar Bail Brigade BronxConnect Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP CUNY Bronx Community College  Revivn Frances Lear Foundation            

Good Call NYC
1,101 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Jerry Brown, Riverside County District Attorney

Justice for Jesse Meraz

To California Governor Jerry Brown and the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Jesse Meraz is just a six-character inmate number. But to me he is a faithful, hard-working, loving husband and father. You see, Jesse was thrown back into prison even after serving his sentence and our family is in a tail spin. Jesse made some bad decisions when he was a kid and before he even went to his first middle school dance, like too many men of color he was just another statistic in the criminal justice system. Jesse and I make no excuses for his bad behavior. He was hanging out with the wrong crowd, skipping school, and doing drugs. It wasn’t long before he was arrested for possession of a firearm. By his mid-20s he had been accused of four felonies and was serving his sentences. Under California’s draconian three-strikes law, he was looking at a life sentence for the non-violent crimes he committed. But in 2014, a Court of Appeals, reversed two of the charges and Jesse was resentenced to what we all believed was the maximum sentence under the law. Since he had already served seven years, Jesse was released with probation. Jesse was 36-years-old when he left prison and he worked hard to make the most of his second chance. He got a job, a good union job as an ironworker with Local 433. That’s no small feat for someone with a criminal record. He remained drug-and-drink-free. He obeyed all laws, had zero run-ins with law enforcement, and fulfilled all the requirements of his probation. He had even began getting his tattoos removed with the help of Homeboy Industry in Los Angeles. As a family, we both worked hard to provide for our four kids. We are home owners and during the housing crunch when we fell behind on our payments, Jesse worked every day to get us caught up. We did not have to rely of government services for anything. We attended church regularly, made sure our kids did well in school, and we paid our taxes. We were productive members of our community and Jesse had finally put all the mistakes of the past behind him. Then suddenly in all came to an abrupt halt. The Riverside District Attorney (Indio office) filed a petition to reverse the appeal that got him out in 2014. At his court hearing, Jesse had more than 20 people show up to speak on his behalf and we also had character letters from several community members including the former Indio Chief of Police but the judge did not allow us to present anything. The District Attorney argued that Jesse should not benefit from the new laws and would have to be resentenced under the old three-strikes law. He was sentenced to 25-years-to-life. Jesse was placed back into custody on January 30, 2017. I have worked for Riverside County for almost a decade now. I believe in a rehabilitation system that punishes those who commit crimes and then allows that person to do their time and move on. Additionally, as a taxpayer, I do not want to have to pay for another inmate when he has already served his time and has a proven record of living as a productive member of society who is not reliant on the government dime. Please sign my petition to ask the court to reverse the latest sentence and release my husband. Our family wants to go on living our lives quietly and without fear of having to pay for my husband’s mistakes from his past. Sincerely,Guadalupe Meraz

Guadalupe Meraz
21,707 supporters