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justice

260 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul D. 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
60,174 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX News, ABC, John Donvan, Department of Justice, Donald J. Trump, MSNBC, Telemundo

Refuse to Air Trump Wall Address Until False DOJ Report Is Pulled

All news networks should refuse to broadcast Trump's White House address concerning the border wall until the Department of Justice withdraws or corrects Executive Order 13780, which contains false and misleading disinformation about terror threats and immigration. The DOJ has already admitted that the report is disinformation and pledged to do better next time, but that is not enough. The record must be corrected, and the lies must stop. This is not a debate about percentages. This is about using factual information to protect Americans from actual terror threats. As documented here, the report - Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States Initial Section 11 Report - was issued to support a lie that President Trump told this lie during his first address to a joint session of Congress: “according to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.” Actual data clearly shows that most terrorism convictions do not involve legal and illegal immigrants - the opposite is true. Most terrorists are born here, and our efforts to address terror need to reflect that. Instead, this lie is being used to take our attention and resources away from real threats and direct the attention and resources toward immigration crackdowns, border walls, and closed-door policies. This is about facts, the truth and protecting America. We give news networks the public airways and our attention with faith that they will give us facts and truth. We already know that we cannot expect that from the White House, but that doesn't mean we have no choice but to hand Trump an even bigger megaphone than the one he lies through daily, the Office of the Presidency.   

Brian Rademaekers
11 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

TRUMP knowingly making false statements should be Federal Crime under USC 18 : 1001

High above the Federal Government is the sum of all American citizens, which it represents and from whom its duties are commissioned. Constitutionally, the Federal government and its Three Branches are empowered by WE THE PEOPLE, the citizens of the United States of America. According to the United States Senate: "The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens Lincoln in his Gettysburg speech declared a Government of the people, by the people, for the people  Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001 makes it a crime to: 1) knowingly and willfully; 2) make any materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation; 3) in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the United States. I believe that when, publicly and under its public role, the President of the United States, or any member of the Executive, Legislative or Judicial Branches, makes any materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation, he or she is committing a Federal Crime under Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1001. Simply put, just as it is a Federal Crime for an individual to knowingly and willfully lie in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Three Branches of government, it should be an even Higher Federal Crime for the Three Branches of government to knowingly and willfully lie to the American Public, which is by nature a higher entity than its government. If this is not clear under law, our Congress or our Supreme Court should make it unambiguously clear

Lazaro Mohamed
114 supporters