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Justice For George Floyd

225 petitions

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Petition to Mike DeWine, U.S. Governors, Police Union Leaders

Dishonorable Discharge for Police

Although our nation has been more cognizant of social injustices recently, it is important that we ensure that this leads to real change in our communities. For this reason, I would like to call for a dishonorable discharge clause to be added to police guidelines in both our government and police unions, in order to avoid these scenes from repeating themselves. It has become more apparent that it is extremely difficult to hold police accountable. As we have seen, it took a global movement to charge the murderers of George Floyd, a case which was well documented and clear cut. But we should not all have to come together across the world to demand justice one case at a time. Instead, we need to ensure that police departments, and police unions do not protect the "bad cops". I propose a dishonorable discharge clause be added, following the format of the military, such that any cop that is fired cannot be rehired either in the same department or in any other police department. Having police officers fired is very difficult, and even when they are fired, officers are often rehired thanks in large part to police unions which protect them from facing actual consequences. There have even recently been explicit offers to rehire fired police officers in Florida. And although this proposal is far from eliminating all "bad policing", it is a reasonable first step. We cannot continue to allow this behavior to go on without any consequences. Even if the media are tired of social justice causes, we know the fight continues. Please, help bring about permanent change and police accountability and share this message with at least 5 people. We need your support. Because this matters. We should not be afraid to stand for something; rather, we should be afraid to stand for nothing at all.   Specific officers that should not be rehired: Murderers of George Floyd could get their jobs back under the current rules 57 Buffalo police quit in protest of peers facing consequences after fracturing 75 year old man's skull Officers fired for domestic abuse quickly rehired in a different department in Texas Officer fired twice for a felony then perjury was rehired as chief of police in Ohio General information on police brutality and rehiring: Colorado laws give fired officers a "second chance" Cops getting fired over racist social media posts Firing American workers is easy, unless they're police Study shows that rehired officers continue to exhibit bad behavior when rehired in new police departments "Disqualifying conduct" rarely an obstacle for fired police to get rehired Officers fired repeatedly, back on the job

Vanessa Ordonez
549 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

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

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
643 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney

Disney upcoming movie “Sade” should be an 3D Animated Movie.

Disney movies gives us excitement and thrilling adventures including Disney Princesses. 12 years ago Disney made the first African-American princess movie, “Princess and the Frog”. Now Disney is making a Live Action fairytale movie of upcoming Disney  First African-Country Princess “Sade”. Walt Disney should make a “3D Animated Dancing Musical Adventure Movie of Sade”.  The story is about a young African girl named Sade whose kingdom is threatened by mysterious evil  force and accepts her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people, with the help of the kingdom’s prince. Walt Disney Studio is making  Live Action Princess it doesn’t show the rich cultural of a movie and it shows lack of unique pictures, but classical  animated princess is more better. Not only Sade, Disney should put more Black African films in future so black kids can watch an idol on the golden movie screen like “Black Panther”. The Characters should be unique. Sade is a serious, smart, and ambitious warrior who want to represent her late father and the Prince is a handsome but spoiled, lazy, and fun-loving person who doesn’t want to be a King yet. Sade should have long half brown/white dreads locks and at the end of movie her hair should turn entirely white inspired of “Black Panthers Queen Ramonda”. The Prince should have dreads locks too, but his natural hair color like black. We all watched Princess and the Frog and Black Panther. Most girls in country’s wants to see a princess that look like them and have the same culture, it should be a dancing musical too, like “Moana” and “Frozen”, and people dancing while their singing and the music should be inspired by Lion’s King album “The Gift” and “Water” by Beyonce and the Movie, “Black is King”. Beyonce should be part of movie, voice someone like queen of spirits . Please sign my petition to make a change. # BlackLivesMatters. # BlackIsKing. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd. #BlackEntertainment.

Sianneh Pewee
16 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate

Include More Black History in PA School Curriculums

Now that we have gained America's attention as the Black Lives Matter movement makes national and world headlines, it is time that we voice our demands. The reform for racial and economic justice for black people in America continues and it is essential that the next generation of leaders are educated on the Black History that has shaped not only this country, but the world. According to the Pennsylvania's Academic Standards for history in secondary education (6th - 12th grade), "Pennsylvania’s public schools shall teach, challenge and support every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to..." Too often, the first exposure students in Pennsylvania school districts have to black people in US and PA history courses is through the study of slavery. Even then, black people are portrayed as barbaric and savage people who were "lucky" to have been brought to America and be freed from "poverty-stricken Africa." This can play a psychological role on black and white students because it is learned that through slavery, white Americans are superior. This creates division in the classroom and an uncomfortable learning space for black students. It can be argued that the Civil Rights Movement is empowering to black students, however; instead of learning about more of the positives that come from this movement, we learn about segregation and police brutality due to the "rebellion, rioting, and looting" done by black people. We do not learn about the leaders in the Black community other than Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. We demand that Pennsylvania schools live up to their academic standards and include more Black History in school curriculums to ensure that black students reach their "maximum potential" and do not feel inferior to their white counterparts. This includes learning about more black inventors, mathematicians, scientists, doctors, and millionaires. All students need to be aware of events other than the Civil Rights Movement like the Rosewood Massacre, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and so much more. By signing this petition, you will not only support the reconstruction of school curriculums in the state of Pennsylvania, but you will also be a part of this new generation Civil Rights Movement towards permanent change and equality for Black Americans. http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Academic_Standards_for_History_(Secondary).pdf

Kierra King
16,432 supporters