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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! www.JustonRoot.com Twitter:  @JustonRoot 

The Root Family
16,013 supporters
This petition won 6 days ago

Petition to Duval County School District, Ashley Smith Juarez, Cheryl Grymes, Elizabeth Andersen, Warren Jones, Darryl Willie, Charlotte Joyce, Lori Hershey, Dr. Diana L. Greene

Change the Name of Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL

America's foundation has been shaken in 2020. Two horrific acts have been taken on innocent African American men: Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. There has been plenty of awareness on the subject of racism; however, it's time to do something.  Robert E. Lee High School is named after a famous Confederate General. Just 50 years ago, until 1970, African Americans weren't even allowed to attend Robert E. Lee. Integrating the school was a step forward in 1970. Yet, the recent murders of innocent civilians has set America back 50 years. Robert E. Lee's name is a social stigma that haunts Jacksonville as it is a constant reminder of the racism and hate that exists today. 70% of the students that attend Robert E. Lee are African American. Many of whom don't have the choice to go to another school since Lee is their neighboring school. Take action and participate in one small win for America by helping petition and fund changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School. The students of Jacksonville deserve to go to a school they're proud of going to- named after a man whose legacy positively impacts people of color. Not a monster who didn't even want to see them as free men and women. America needs to see positive viral news for the first time in 2020. America needs to see this High School be renamed after a historical African American man.   

Todd Stevens
15,739 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts Governor, Edward J. Markey, Joseph P. Kennedy III, RachaeRollins

LETS STOP THE INJUSTICE OF OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM BASED ON SKIN COLOR #BLM

Peace and thank you for taking the time to read a summary of Nuri Muhammad’s journey through his words. Let me take you into what it is like to be a Cape Verdean man involved in the criminal justice systems injustices. The legal theory“JOINT VENTURE”  was what all 6 co defendant’s along with myself had to agree to the same plea bargain or else the deal will NO longer EXIST. That was what I was told would define my fate in this case.2 out of 7 individuals in the case did not take the deal leading to myself being left with NO choice, but to take my case to trial and ultimately receive the sentence of 1st degree, life without parole. Over the 10,222 days 336 months as I speak these words to be typed many other “JOINT VENTURE” cases have been tried Similar to my case only DIFFERENCE is that they are involving individuals that are not from poverty, black or Latino communities. The DIFFERENCE is they have received sentences that do not compare to the life without parole sentence I have received. INJUSTICE is what has occurred in my case and it is important for us now during 2020 to showcase the need for change in our criminal justice system to not sentence individuals DIFFERENTLY due to ones COLOR of SKIN. Please Sign my petition so that my case can come to LIGHT as an example of SYSTEMATIC RACISM! God willing I will be able to be free of this concrete jungle and continue to do the work that needs to be completed to have our youth and young adults aware of what one unfortunate eventcould easily impact their and others lives. I am a believer of God, a father, a son of a single mother, a product of the inner city streets of Boston, a remorseful incarcerated inmate, I am a changed man with the responsibility to inform others that are stuck in the revolving cycle of the criminal life on the importance of being a law abiding citizen. My name is Nuri Muhammad and I would like you to know that I am no longer the confused or emotionally unstable product of the streets. What I have become is a man of faith, a prisoner that reversed his street mentality. A individual who is no longer looking to fit in, but now is the one leading, mentoring and showing others in the prison how to self improve themselves with a changed mindset. The day that got me here in prison,  the day that changed so many lives, I did not know why I existed in this life.   Through the process of taking responsibility and the impact of remorse that is daily on my heart of my participation on that life changing day for many I am dedicating my life in honor of that life taking to reverse the thinking of those who are lost and only know the stagnite cycle that has been stuck in our communities of color and poverty for generations.      During my time incarcerated I have been able to avoid the challenges of the negative social. atmosphere inside this concrete jungle by focusing on educating myself with being a proud member of The Nation of Islam, self improvement programs, books, being a mentor, participating in the project youth, and being involved in the African American coalition Committee My title in the AACC is Sargent at Arms. With this position I am to ensure that all guests such as State Representatives and U.S. Congress officials that are attending our meetings are secured and feel comfortable. I am entrusted with this position and value those who take their time to address the need for change in our criminal justice system.          It takes a leap in faith not fear to not only avoid, but to resist the risky temptations that occur daily in the prison environment. I have maintained and demonstrated my character as a man of change eagerly awaiting for the opportunity to reach out to lives outside of these walls.           Progress in myself has been made over these 28 years of me being incarcerated and I am no longer asleep of the loss cycle I was once living in. I am awoken and want others to awake, so that lives do not need to be lost, habits do not need to be formed, and families on both sides do not need to endure the tragedies of the unnecessary cycle that consumes our communities of color. I would like to be the  face of change and dedicate the work that I plan on doing in the community to the life that was lost on that day resulting of me being incarcerated. The impact of these actions that resulted the families involved pain throughout these years I do not take lightly I know that I could be involved in the conversations to our youth and young adults so that other families would not need to endure this difficult pain. Thank you for your support and Stay Blessed  Nuri Muhammad 

Nuri Muhammad
2,645 supporters
This petition won 2 months 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
1,144,997 supporters