Petition to Eric Holcomb
Ask Indiana Governor to Grant Clemency to My Brother Kofi M. Ajabu
My brother, Kofi M. Ajabu, now forty-four years old, has been imprisoned for over 23 years for murders he did not commit. We have exhausted all legal opportunities including appeals and are at the step of asking for clemency from the Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana. Your signature below says you support clemency for Kofi M. Ajabu. Shortly after turning 21, home in-between his sophomore and junior years of college, Kofi found himself at the scene of a gruesome crime. Thinking he and a couple of friends were going to smoke some weed, the day instead ended with three young people being murdered by one of the other co-defendants. Before trial, the prosecution offered Kofi a plea deal that would result in 20 years served. He refused to plead guilty to the murders because he had not killed anyone. He was convicted of all 10 felonies despite there being no forensic evidence to support his involvement in the murders. He was sentenced to life without parole. On appeal, the Supreme Court found that the prosecution had not proven Kofi had killed anyone, and as such, could not sentence him to life. In response, the judge did not vacate the murder conviction but instead changed the sentence to be 240 years. At this point, had Kofi taken the plea deal, he would have served the entire required time. Instead, because he would not confess to a crime he did not commit, he is faced with spending the rest of his life in prison - a punishment for exercising his right to a fair trial and for refusing to admit to murders he did not commit. He has made the best of his time in prison, becoming masterful at meditation, yoga and energy-balancing practices, developing conversational skill in five languages including Spanish, Twi, Putongua, Vietnamese and French, and earning his Bacheor’s degree in General Studies from Ball State University. Advocating for justice for my brother has become a two decade fight for our family -- one that in which we are now asking for your help with. Because clemency is a political decision, we need the Governor to know that there is support in the community for him to show forgiveness, mercy, and justice by granting Kofi clemency. Thank you in advance for your support,-Nzinga A. Harrison, M.D. on behalf of my brother Kofi and the rest of our family and friends
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 Women's March
Tamika Mallory Must Step Down From Women's March
The Jewish, LGBTQ+ communities and our allies are calling for National Co-Chair of the Women's March, Tamika Mallory, to step down from her position. Ms. Mallory has shown that she is unqualified to stand for the Women's movement or its intersectional values through her lack of allyship to our communities. Mallory's complicity towards jew and LGBTQ+ hatred is well documented and goes against the organizations Unity Principles that "We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments." Although it is disappointing that Jewish and several other religious minorities are not included in the Women's March charter, Mallory's unwavering support for Louis Farrakhan, a well-known homophobe, transphobe, and an anti-semite, has violated its principles. Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, which has been declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Farrakhan has blamed Jews for 9/11, called Hitler "a great man," said Hollywood Jews “are the chosen of Satan” for promoting gay marriage, and condemned interracial marriage. He also declared that “the Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men,” degrading the transgender community. Yes, he may have done some positive things for the Black community, which we will forever stand in solidarity with, but Farrakhan's open hatred has already been condemned by the March itself, yet not Mallory. “In regards to Minister Farrakhan, I think that is a distraction. People need to understand the significant contributions that these individuals have made to Black and Brown people,” Carmen Perez, another Co-Chair told Refinery29. “There are no perfect leaders. We follow the legacy of Dr. King, which is Kingian non-violence. We say we have to attack the forces of evil, not the people doing evil.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable advocate for the Jewish community. The attitude that Louis Farrakhan is a necessary ally is an insult to the numerous Black trailblazers like MLK who fight for racial justice without attacking other communities or praising Hitler. When addressed about her presence during a vile anti-semitic speech by Farrakhan and the times she has publically praised him, she did not and still has not condemned him. Instead, she tweeted dog whistles that targeted LGBTQ people and Jewish people as enemies of Jesus. She has not apologized for either act. Although Mallory later tweeted she is against homophobia and anti-semitism, she has not put her money where her mouth is. This is not the only offense Mallory has towards our communities. She has publically supported Fidel Castro, who has an abominable record on LGBTQ rights. Mallory is unfit for her position in the women's movement. Although we appreciate the activism she's done for some groups, her presence alienates women and allies from two communities that transcend race, class, and immigration status. Any woman can be Jewish. Any woman can LGBTQ. But not any woman can lead them. Tamika Mallory is not that woman. She has not demonstrated the willingness to educate herself to become the intersectional feminist leader we need. So she must go.
Petition to FOX Broadcasting Company
give Shane Dawson his surfboard
in 2010, the very talented and hilarious Shane Dawson won a surfboard at the Teen Choice Awards but never received it. We are aware that it's not REALLY the people that vote, but whether it was the people or the company, SHANE STILL WON. Which considering the large fanbase the TCA's have, it would be a shame if something were to,,,,,, happen. Fans of Shane Dawson must unite and sign this petition to bring this talented, creative, funny man justice. give. shane. his. surfboard.
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.
Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI investigation on Jahseh Onfroy’s murder (XXXTENTACION)
Concern has been raised by many family members, friends and fans in regards to the circumstances surrounding the murder of recording artist Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known by the stage name XXXTentacion. Justice has not been served for the humanitarian who has helped the youth with mental health and to seek a positive outlook on life. We call for a full and thorough investigation into the murder of Jahseh Onfroy. With the help and involvement of trustworthy members of the FBI working alongside with Broward County, not only can justice be served for Jahseh, but also his family, friends, and fans who loved him unconditionally. This petition is dedicated to the millions of fans and supporters who desperately seek closure.
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.
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