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Petition to Prime Minister of Japan

Justice for Comfort Women

"“I have forgiven the Japanese for what they did to me, but I can never forget. The war never ended for the ‘Comfort Women’.” -Jan Ruff-O’Herne War is a mess. It forces people to kill each other, injure each other, and hate each other. The hate goes on for centuries. But there are also more things about war. Women. Rape. Sexual slavery.  What are "Comfort Women"? They are females dragged or deceived or forced into comfort camps, where they were raped. They were about 200,000 of them. They were beaten and raped in a room almost everyday. They were children (youngest 14, oldest in their twenties) Some of them testimonied that after their "job" ended at the end of the day, they could barely walk. Those women mostly consisted of Koreans, Chinese, and Philippines, but there were so much more. There were only about a handful survivors. When some survivors in Korea chose to speak out, after many years they got an apology from Japan. But when they stated that they had to apologize to all the other women from different countries, the government reasserted that it had no legal responsibility to oay comprnsation to the victims of its crimes. Prime Minister of Japan now states that they have went to the military camps in their own will, and points out that they have been paid. But the survivor's testimonies go against the fact and many states they were forced into those camps. Now, events of the World War II are the past, and the young girls have aged. So many of them have passed away without ever getting a single apology.  Please sign this petition to get a well deserved apology for these women. Because this is more than giving a little apology to some women who were raped. This goes against human rights, and women's rights, and humanity in general.  If you support this case, please sign this petition. WARNING. MENTIONS OF VIOLENCE, METHODS OF TORTURE, AND DEATH. How the comfort women were tortured, according to witnesses: Things the horrible things the Japanese soldiers during WW2 did to the women: 1)) Many of them were raped 30-40 times a day. Once, when a woman passed out from being raped 50 times a day, the Japanese gave her drugs and placed burnt cigarettes on their nose, mouth, and womb. 2) When they were close to the end of the war, they took about 150 women killed them, hoping to erase evidence (there is a picture of a naked woman with a sliced head, it was a comfort woman according to researchers), slicing their necks with a knife. One survivor has lucily survived from this, but still has a scar. She passed away without getting an apology. 3) They burnt some of them with sizzling iron if their orders were disobeyed. 4) They even boiled the dead women and forced the remaining survivors to eat them. 5) When one tried to escape and were caught, they placed needles on their mouth, breast, and even stomach. 6) When one girl got pragnent at age 16, they sliced her stomach.  7) When one tried to get away, they stabbed her with a knife and broke her leg. She had the scars when people visited her. This isn't all, just a few examples. Please sign the petition. Many of the women died of infection from sexually transmitted diseases. Please help.

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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to NJ Transit/Coach USA and World Wide Public Transportation, Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey Gurbir Grewel

Stop reckless, aggressive, and rude bus drivers from carelessly taking young innocent lives like Deshon Johnson.

Hello, My name is Naomi Johnson, Deshon Johnson's mother, and I am looking to pass a bill honoring my son Deshon Johnson to make a positive change for other victims everywhere. I want the bill to focus on preventing tragic deaths. I know the bill will not be a remedy to bring back loved ones, but I would like it to implement safety awareness and jail time for the bus drivers. I want a memorial at the location where Deshon's life ended or a street adopted and named in Deshon's honor. I am heartbroken every day thinking about how tragic Deshon’s death was. On the morning of July 18th, 2012 there is footage of Deshon Johnson patiently arriving at the seven eleven at 10:30 am and waiting for the bus till the bus arrived at 10:48 am.  Deshon was patiently waiting at the bus stop to go to work. Once Deshon notices the bus time arrival he had gotten up to signal the bus to stop. Instead of the bus driver stopping to pick up his passengers he continues to speed through the green light and around the sharp corner. Deshon flagged the bus to stop again, but the bus kept on going speeding around the corner and the bus never stopped to pick him up. So, Deshon ran a few steps down from the bus stop on the corner of Bay Ave and Broad Street.  My son banged on the front door while he was at the corner of the handicapped sidewalk. The Community Coach bus driver run over my child twice knocking him down. Romaine was driver driving NJ Transit bus when he dragged Deshon 50 to 100 feet to his death. There needs to be a law that allows overseeing company like Community Coach that is based in Scotland to hold these bus drivers accountable for these countless death. It is hard to get in contact with Coach to make a complaint.  Deshon was not the only person that was killed by a bus driver, and no arrest or charges have been brought against the driver to this day.  On January 23, 2012, a Coach USA bus driver took 21-year-old Christie Noble-Ross life who is a neighbor that lived on the same floor across the hall from Deshon Johnson. While Christie Nobel was on her way dropping her son off to daycare. The bus came around the corner of Main and South Harrison streets in East Orange killing her on impact.  These cases by the Essex County Prosecutor Detective are dismissed and labeled as an accident without further investigation and this needs to stop. When a bus is speeding on residential roads above the speed limit, and turning around the corner at a fast speed it should not be considered an accident. That is negligence and murder. The prosecutors never pull up the drivers' record to see if he had other fatality/fractions. or his cell phone records to see if he was distracted.   Needless to say, the driver had a prior accident before killing my son and after killing my son. The driver had to take up defensive driving course before killing my son. The drivers also have to break in entry charges. These prior incidents speak the value of the driver misbehaved personality traits.  I live every day with the lawyer showing me a picture of my son's remains over the road and with the detail description about how my son's brain was in the bus wheel by retired judge Lawrence evil inhuman behavior to mentally break me down.  He shows no type of humanity about my son get killed, instead, he was trying to blame my son for his death. I live with these images torrent me for the rest of my life.   Please help us bring justice for Deshon Johnson and bring an end to the abuse of the NJ Transit and Coach USA bus drivers putting our lives at risk every day just to catch a bus.   In November 2012 the Johnson's Family civil lawyer Brad hired a criminal lawyer to be a liaison between the Prosecutor's office and the family to pass on new information. Needless to say, the lawyer failed to do his job, took our money and Deshon's killer walked away a free man and his case were closed in Feb. 2013.  The criminal lawyer Saluti was referred to us to work as an extension of the prosecutor's office.  Now the bus driver is back to work supporting his family but Deshon is unable to go back to his job to support (me) his disable mother. This legalizes murder needs to stop!!! Please see the video    

Naomi Johnson
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