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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.

Margaret Haule
135 supporters
Update posted 2 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
21,223 supporters
Started 4 days ago

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"

JM Fabioso
26 supporters