Justice For George Floyd

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Petition to Charlie Baker, Maura Healey

31 BULLETS #Justice for Juston Root: NEED AN Independent Investigation #PoliceBrutality

Our son and brother, Juston Root was killed by 6 officers who shot 31 bullets as he lay on the ground, in a semi-comatose condition with nothing in his hands!  He posed no threat to those around him. No one has been held accountable for his death. Please help us by signing this petition.  We stand in #solidarity with all impacted families of #policebrutality  #NoJusticeNoPeace Our family is still grieving, but that won’t stop us from fighting for justice for Juston – and to make sure no other family has to face this kind of tragedy.  Will you help us? Add your name to tell lawmakers that there must be an independent investigation into his killing. On Feb. 7th, 2020, Juston was in a mental health crisis, on his way to his counselor at Mass Mental Health Center in Boston.  Juston had an oversized clear plastic paintball gun in his waist.  The Boston Police were called with a report of a person with a gun.  When officers arrived, one of them used deadly force immediately, injuring Juston.  Juston limped to his car, one of his legs was bleeding badly, he got in his car and drove away slowly. The Boston Police ensued a car chase, and minutes later Juston's car crashed, he staggered out, and dropped to the ground, covered in blood. A former EMT passerby ran to him to give him aid, because he was on the ground in a semi-conscious condition. Moments later, the Police arrived, yelling at the former EMT to get away from Juston. One officer kicked Juston, and then all six officers shot 31 bullets from close range, killing Juston instantly.  He posed no conceivable threat to the officers or the public and had no weapon in his hands.  The Norfolk DA exonerated these officers after just one month. Critical evidence and important witness statements were left out of the final report, including the former EMT who was there shortly before Juston was killed. The police have not released any footage of the actual shooting. The report says only one officer had a body camera on and filming, but their arm obstructed the lens when officers fired. The report is wholly inadequate and far from transparent. We, the Root family and the public, demand a timely, thorough, transparent independent investigation into Juston's killing by an impartial investigator with no ties to the police!  We call upon Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey to appoint an independent investigator immediately. Click to JOIN OUR MAILING LIST for occasional updates DIRECT from us Thank you for your support! Twitter:  @JustonRoot 

The Root Family
15,627 supporters
This petition won 3 weeks ago

Petition to Tim Walz, Mike Freeman

Justice for George Floyd, Murder/Manslaughter Charges Against Officers Involved!

Early Tuesday morning, a video emerges showing an officer end the life of a 40 year old unnamed African American male, later identified as George Floyd. The officer keeps the male with his face against the ground with his knee on his neck until the point where the male is bleeding and body stops moving. The officers claim the man had resisted officers leading to them restraining him. The man pleads to not be killed as civilians gathering along ask the officer to get off of his neck. Saying “He’s not moving” and asking “Did you kill him?”    In this instance officers failed to safely and properly restrain an individual which resulted in his death. A clear disregard for human life  As officers realize there is now a medical emergency, the male is transferred to a hospital where he later is pronounced dead due to his injuries.  Hold Minneapolis Police accountable for this clear murder of George Floyd. Our officers need to be held to the highest of standards and must be held accountable when there is a blatant disregard for the basic well being of the individuals in which they serve.  George Floyd deserves Justice, as his life was taken by Officers using an unjust amount of force for an extended period of time while ignoring clear calls for help. He knew his life was slipping away before him as did the many civilians watching. Why did the officer not put George in their patrol car ? Lets ensure Derek Chauvin is charged with first degree murder and Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng are all charged with Third Degree Manslaughter for their role in the death of George Floyd. Share, get signatures and lets ensure Justice for George! 

chris ruzylo
1,145,068 supporters