Petition to Jeff Sessions, Tammy Dickinson
Release Information on New Suspects in Firefighter Tragedy
The federal government has identified two new suspects in the 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters. So why has the DOJ refused to name the new suspects and take action? In 2011, during an investigation requested by the US Attorney’s Office, investigators reported newly discovered evidence which implicated two new suspects in the explosion. The names of the newly identified suspects have never been made public, and no action has been taken to prosecute them. The loss of the six firefighters was a tragedy that changed the lives of their families. If the government has identified additional suspects in the case, then both the firefighters’ families and the public at large have an interest in re-opening this case. We are asking Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, to release a non-redacted copy of the July 8, 2011, U.S. DOJ Criminal Division Investigation of the Kansas City Firefighters Case. Please join us in asking that this evidence be released to the public. Kansas City deserves to know the truth!
Petition to Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kılıç
Sign: Justice for Dog with Ears Cut Off for Selfies
In a now-viral image circulating throughout Turkish social media, two young men pose proudly next to a cowering dog with bloody stumps for ears, each man holding what appears to be a dog ear in his hand. According to Turkish news, the pair are suspected to be involved in dogfighting, and were reportedly punishing one of their losing dogs. The Turkish justice system has now let the men off with a fine of just over what is equivalent to $1,000 U.S. dollars. And no jail time. This lax punishment is not acceptable for inflicting such reprehensible harm on an animal. These men's shockingly light sentence is not even close to proportional to the pain and suffering they senselessly inflicted on an innocent animal — let alone the multiple dogs presumably forced to tear each other to shreds in fights staged for human entertainment. Animals are not toys. They are not property. They have thoughts and feelings, as backed up by research demonstrating that dogs are just as sentient as a human child. What’s more, cruelty to animals is irrefutably linked to cruelty to human beings. This incident of grossly inhumane treatment highlights the urgent need for the Turkish government to revisit their animal cruelty laws. Please sign this petition now to call on Turkey's Ambassador to the United States, Serdar Kılıç, to advocate for stronger punishment for animal abuse. Dogs like this deserve justice, and animal torture must be treated like the serious crime that it truly is.
Petition to Pope Francis (VATICAN), Archdiocese of Baltimore, Larry Hogan, C.T. Wilson
Transparency from Archdiocese of Baltimore
The Archdiocese of Baltimore holds documents regarding sexual abuse claims against A. Joseph Maskell. The release of these documents will restore public trust in the Archdiocese, and confirm the Archdiocese statements regarding their handling of the sexual abuse claims. This petition requests that the Archdiocese of Baltimore release their files regarding A. Joseph Maskell, who is now deceased, in an effort to throughly investigate all avenues that may have led to the murder of Cathy Cesnik in 1969.
Petition to Eric Greitens
Spare Russell a painful death and stay his execution
The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled Russell Bucklew to be executed on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. His previous execution date in 2014 was stayed by the United States Supreme Court because of his rare health condition that could cause him great pain during the execution process. Sign this petition to ask Governor Greitens to show mercy and spare Russell a painful, gruesome death. Russell's medical condition, cavernous hemangioma, causes weakened and malformed blood vessels. During the execution process, tumors in his nose and throat could rupture and bleed. The U.S. Supreme Court already found his medical condition reason to stay his execution in 2014. Today, Russell continues to suffer from this same condition. Carrying out this death sentence would be inhumane, especially in the context of many other recent botched executions around the country. Sign this petition now to ask Governor Greitens to stay Russell's execution. Russell was convicted and sentenced to death by a Boone County jury for the 1996 killing of Michael Sanders, the boyfriend of Bucklew's ex-girlfriend. He was also found guilty of abducting and raping his ex-girlfriend. He has been in prison for two decades now, and an inhumane execution will not restore or undo the harm he caused so long ago. We do not ask that he be exempt from accountability for his crimes - we only ask that Missouri avoid its own horrific display of how the state can use its power to take life so ineffectively and inhumanely. Our justice system, and particularly our response to violence, fails to heal our communities. We need a response to crime that does not perpetuate the cycle of violence. The death penalty is rife with errors and inconsistencies, fails to deter crime, and has a steep cost in not only financial but human terms. Death is not justice, and we should not execute this man.
Petition to Trent Brignac
Drop the Charges Against Dequince Brown
On July 6, 2017 Dejuan Guillory and his girlfriend Dequince Brown were frog hunting in Mamou, Louisiana when they were accosted by Evangeline Parish Officer Holden LaFleur who had a previous complaint history involving police brutality and police misconduct. An altercation resulted which ended with Dejuan Guillory dead while begging for his life and later Dequince Brown arrested and charged with attempted murder of an officer for trying to stop Officer Holden LaFleur from killing Dejuan Guillory. Evangeline Parish was cited by the Department of Justice for their pattern and practice of arresting, charging, prosecuting, and jailing Blacks and poor people for minor offenses resulting in a modern day "Debtor's Prison" and routine history of systemic racism and discrimination. http://www.katc.com/story/34092212/doj-cites-evangeline-sheriff-ville-platte-police-for-illegal-holds Arresting and charging Brown with murder is cruel and unusual punishment. She was preventing Holden from taking an innocent life. It was Holden who escalated the situation and lead to this deadly killing of this father of three Dejuan Guillory. District Attorney Trent Brignac is well aware of the previous citations and history of Officer Holden LaFleur and the resulting funding of the killing and wrongful arrests of Evangeline Parish and Ville Platte citizens. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/has-the-justice-department-found-a-new-town-that-preys-on-its-poor/ We are calling on the Public to urge District Attorney Trent Brignac to drop the charges against Dequince Brown and hold Officer Holden LaFleur for the killing of Dejuan Guillory. Call, fax, email, or write a letter to District Attorney Trent Brignac, 1645 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-8143 Phone (225) 343-0171; Fax (225) 387-0237; Trent@Idaa.org On November 2, 2017 at 9 AM Dequince Brown will be arraigned on charges of attempted murder of an officer. This is a total miscarriage of justice and a distraction from seeking justice for Dejuan Guillory.
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
Petition to Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez
Get Rid of All Democratic Party Superdelegates and Restore Democracy
We call ourselves Democrats, but is there really a democracy when a few party elites are given the ability to bestow leverage to the candidate of their choice, before the People get to choose at all? Superdelegates are not held accountable to the People, so why should these individuals posses so much say when it comes to electing our presidential nominee? This is nothing short of undemocratic. When electing government officials and nominees, the power should only be in the People’s hands. One person, one vote. Please sign this petition to tell the Democratic Party and its chairman, Tom Perez, that you demand a change in our party’s process of electing its candidates. Your voice deserves to be heard.
Petition to Union leaders, Unions, Union members, teamsters, Attorneys, Politicians, New York, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United States Department of Labor, Department of Justice
To have 812 Joe Vitta Resign for Sexual Harrassment & Crimes Against Single Mom Employee
Shouldn't the Majority of Teamsters Demand that Secretary Treasurer of Local 812 Joseph Vitta step down for his Sexual Harassment of a female employee? Should employers like Pepsi, Coke, Anheuser Busch do business with a Sexual Predator in the Teamsters Union? Why is the Teamster Union allowing Secretary Treasurer Joe Vitta. Why did President Ed Weber not investigate and allowed to cover this Sexual Harassment against a female employee? Why is it that Carey Kane Attorney's Walter Kane, Sue Bruno and Tara Jensen are allowed to cover up these horrendous crimes & harrassment against a single mom that turned away Joe Vitta's Sexual Advances with Union money from Dues? Isn't the employee the victim?, Joe Vitta is the Sexual Predator. Apparently, this victim is not the only one. Others are starting to come forward since this has happened before. Joe Vittas drinking problem coming into play as well. (convicted drunk driver). All Teamsters who condone this need to be called out. There were No investigations, No accountability of these leaders actions, not to mention all ignored after multiple complaints. But with your help and signatures this will not happen pr be ignored to much longer. This will be a nationwide petition with letters to politicians and other influential Sexual Harassment Attorneys calling for their help for the full resignation. This as well as a total boycott or firing of Carey Kane Law Firm who claim to protect those who are Sexually Harrassed. A law firm that promotes to protect victims but instead covers up for criminals. Sign this Petition Spread this petition. Grow this petition so politicians and Teamster leaders will make sure this injustice amd harassment of a single mom who did nothing wrong be exposed. Lets see what the truth is, lets see who really will defend the rights of employees and single moms amd women who were sexually harrassed by a convicted liar and drunk driver like Joe Vitta. As well as 812 President Ed Weber who allowed it to happen even being recorded telling the "sexually harrassed female employee to just quit"