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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Sylvia Garcia, Michael McCaul, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mark Keough

Protect victims abused by Narcissistic Personality Disordered individuals.

The #shaneslaw committee had included the identity of the victims on this petition and received an overwhelming response from so many other victims, supporters, and groups that are in support of this law.  So, for no reasons other than to protect the surviving widow as much as we can and for us to filter communications, we removed personal identifying information except what the widow of the victim allows.        Any and all communications by State and Local Representatives, Media, Mental Health Organizations, Legal Support and Supporters and contacting the victims widow can be made directly to this email: justiceforvictimsofnarcs@gmail.com   Blog:  NPDAWARENESS.ORG --------------------------------- On March 14, 2016, a Spring, Texas resident resident, and United States Air Force Veteran, took his life after suffering over a decade of abuse from a Narcissistic Personality disordered individual (determined by researching specific patterns of behavior exhibited by those with this disorder) that continued even after that relationship ended in fall of 2013.  Both the victim and his new wife became targets, being harassed only to make their lives as difficult as possible.  When the abuser could no longer get a response from the target, the harassement was then directed to another closest to the victim.... his wife.  The victims fought hard within the legal system to end the harassment, but were repeatedly told nothing could be done unless there was a threat of death involved. They suffered through smear campaigning, stalking, online harassment, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, displaying of personal, medical, and financial information on blogs online, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, intimidation, job loss, hacking, credit monitoring, accessing of credit/auto accounts, and so much more.  The victims relocated twice within one year to "hide" their location, but the abuser would somehow find their whereabouts.  The abuser hacked into a personal cloud acct while the victims were vacationing, accessed a folder labeled with the abusers name containing all incriminating evidence against them and deleted it, then wiped devices and password protected them.  The abuser actually made that known on a blog publicly.  Fortunately the missing information was backed up through an Apple time capsule device and all was retrieved intact.  The abuser constantly made threats of litigation of defamation against the victims, but the victims were never worried about the latter.  As the saying goes... Its not defamation if its the truth....and can be proven!   The worst part is that the abuser claimed to be the victim of stalking and harassment in order to gain support and sympathy from their followers (which is a typical behavior of Narcissistic Personality disordered individuals). Despite the mounting evidence collected by the victims, neither the law nor the courts would or could help, including a civil suit filed by the victims against their abuser.  Even with standing legal documentation in place, the harasser continues their behavior.  The victims were told to "continue documenting, collecting, and make reports."  Even during this time, the victim had been threatened by his abuser that his long time career in IT with a large government financial entity would be in jeopardy as well as his financial well being for his refusal to communicate in anyways with his abuser.  The abuser followed through with their threat.  A "complaint" was made to his employer just 5 days after his decision to go "No Contact" with his abuser.  (The abuser was a former employee of the same company).  He felt he was wrongly terminated based on information based on "half truths" and private medical information by his abuser.  The victim became even more anxious and agitated from the loss of his longterm career.  The victim, an Air Force Veteran, diagnosed with PTSD, became even more depressed and mentally stressed from the continued harassment and smear campaigning of his personal and professional reputation as well as his wife's.  The abuser taking advantage of his already mentally fragile state knew what buttons to push to agitate the victim making the victim look unstable, a tactic commonly used by by these type of abusers.  With the victims wife having never met the abuser, she also became a victim of smear campaigning of her personal and professional life by the abuser as well.  All this, while the abuser wore the mask of innocence.  The constant onslaught, psychological toll, with absolutely no relief from law enforcement or litigation for over three years was more than they could bear.  The victim felt the only thing he could do to be at peace and to protect his wife from further harassment was to take his life.     "People need to become aware that this type of evil lurks among us. It is very real! In fact 1 in 20 are Narcissistic Personality disordered. They are your neighbor, your parent, step parent, sibling, coworker, friend, and even your spouse. This type of abuse exists right under everyones noses.  The abuse by NPD disordered individuals needs to stop!  The law needs to recognize this horrid form of abuse and hold these individuals accountable for their actions, the law needs to do something to protect the victims now!  Law enforcement, lawyers, judges need to be educated on identifying abusers, their abuse, and the life-long lasting and devastating effects on the victims. No one should have to feel that ending their life is the only way to escape their abuser! Ever! Lets not let the lives of the many victims that have also lost hope of getting help from the legal system, be in vain. We must speak for them and let their stories be heard! We must protect and save those that are suffering now and the future victims of these disordered, destructive individuals before its too late."   ~Mrs. S, Widow of Victim/Survivor   The Victims: Victims suffer through smear campaigns, stalking, having to relocate many times, online harassment, cyberbullying, intimidation, job loss, cloud/email hacking, credit monitoring, accessing of credit/auto/financial accounts, and much more. The worst part is that the abuser claims to be the victim (which is a typical behavior of Narcissistic Sociopaths). Victims suffer depression, anxiety, ptsd, and sadly some take their lives because they cannot escape their abuser.   The Abusers:  Stay just borderline of the law to not get caught. They harass, torment, gaslight, project blame on victims, character assassination/smear campaigning, alienate victim from close friends, family, any possible support system, accuse victims of doing to them what they are in fact doing to the victim, false police reports, sets up victim and then accuses them of physical abuse, points the victim as crazy, bipolar, abusive, alcoholic to make the victim look as the bad guy.  Recruits "flying monkeys" which unknowingly take part and become enabler of the abusers behaviors, Utilizes the legal system to further harass their victims for no basis other than to continue harassing the victim, and keep the "drama" going. These individuals will do any and everything possible to keep their victims silenced so that they are not exposed for their horrid abuse.   Narcissistic Sociopaths are master manipulators and pathological liars, they will lie just to lie.  Law enforcement, Lawyers, Judges do not have the knowledge or understanding of Narcssistic Personality Disorder individuals  and are unable to recognize they are dealing with cases that involve the NPD disordered.  Therapists even find themself manipulated.  Because the NPD disordered believe their own lies, they are even known to pass lie detector tests.   There currently are no laws in place to protect victims of this type of abuse.  Laws need to be in place to hold these criminals accountable for their abusive and criminal actions.  Something needs to be done to prevent these predators from continuing their reign of terror on past, current, and future victims. The victims are helpless in this type of battle.  These individuals are disordered, cannot be fixed, and their only motive is to "Win" no matter what.  Things need to change!  NPD individuals should have to stand before a judge to face criminal charges for their actions, be allowed permanent protection so they can escape these abusive situations, and the right to live a life free from their tormentors, and heal.     ------------------------------ According to experts, Narcissistic Sociopaths comprise 3% to 5% of the population, or up to 1 in 20 people, much higher than one might realize.  This means that up to 15 million people in the United States display symptoms of these disorders, with millions more being affected negatively by Narcissistic Sociopaths. What is a Narcissistic Sociopath? A Narcissistic Sociopath is a person diagnosed with comorbidity (or simultaneous presence) of both Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASP) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  Both disorders are described by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM V) as personality disorders with impairments in personality functioning with the presence of pathological personality traits.People displaying NPD are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves, and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result.Narcissistic Sociopaths present a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others, and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.The goal of the Narcissistic Sociopath is to see that their victims’ personal and professional lives are utterly destroyed and left psychologically damaged (most will suffer from PTSD).  Once the damage has been accomplished, they redirect their efforts to the next unknowing victim.  The Narcissistic Sociopath is cunning and conniving, and will work just inside of the law and even use the law to harass, hurt, and often destroy, their victim. Unfortunately, the victims are often unable to receive help or protection from any legal entity or law enforcement provider.  THIS INJUSTICE HAS TO BE CHANGED!  With your help, we would like to create new laws, giving protection for victims, and forcing abusers to face criminal charges.  No one should ever have to feel that taking their own life is the only option to be free of their abuser.To prevent this type of abuse happening to others, the following are proposed as Shanes's Law:  1. Immediate and Permanent No Contact restraining/protective orders in place to protect victim for life. (Abusers attempt contact to reenter victims lives after 1, 5, 10 years or longer, for Narcissistic Supply).  Supervised child exchanges for those having to co-parent with an abuser. 2. Abusers to face criminal charges, up to and including jail time and no access to online services. (To prevent hacking of personal/financial/credit accounts, cyberstalking, online smear campaigning, harassment, and attempts to locate and monitor the victim). 3. In the event that a victim's death/suicide is a result of NPD abuse, i.e. verbal, mental, physical, stalking, harassment. Abuser is to be held accountable and charged for murder/manslaughter.  The law below needs to apply for ALL states! (Example: ****An involuntary manslaughter charge can be brought in Massachusetts when someone causes the death of another person when engaging in reckless or wanton conduct that creates a high degree of likelihood of substantial harm.) 4. Inability for abuser to use the legal/court system for frivolous charges, false accusations, or using the legal system to further harass their victim/s.  Thorough investigations required. (Narcs accuse their victims of doing to them, what they are, in-fact actually doing to the victim. Narcs also tend to manipulate their own attorneys.) In the event abusers do not abide by standing legal agreements, stiffer punishments for not doing so.  (Narcs do not abide by rules or laws, because they truly believe laws do not apply to them. This is why they continue to harass, stalk, and abuse even with standing legal orders in place.) 5. When NPD abusers behavior contributed to loss of employment for victim; restitution to victim/surviving family for loss of income, potential income, and all that is included when employed. i.e. retirement, pension, etc.  Please, help save lives by signing and sharing this petition.     #shaneslaw #abuse #npdawareness #mentalabuse #emotionalabuse #gaslighting #ptsd #cptsd #narcissistic #personalitydisorder #sociopath #manipulation #stalking #cyberbullying #bullying #nocontact #protectvictims #criminalbehavior #flyingmonkeys #laws #stalkinglaws #harassmentlaws #smearcampaign #psychologicalmurder #manslaughter #hacking #restrainingorders #protectionorders #jailtime #intimidation #jobloss #lossofchildren #creditmonitoring #financialaccounthacking #tellyourstory #beheard #beasurvivor #beafighter #standupagainstnpdabuse #bestrong #dontbesilent #exposenarcissists #irvingpd #conroepd #hcso #montgomerycountytx #montgomerycountypd 

Lisa Simmons
9,279 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Lena Taylor, Scott Fitzgerald, Jennifer Shilling, Luther Olsen, Leah Vukmir, Frank Lasee, Mark Miller, Robin Vos, Alberta Darling, Thomas Tiffany, Robert Wirch, Sheila Harsdorf, John Nygren, Romaine Quinn, Sean Duffy, David Bowen, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Steve Doyle, Jason Fields, Evan Goyke, Rob Hutton, Frederick Kessler, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Daniel Riemer, Christine Sinicki, David Steffen, Leon Young, Tyler August, Jim Steineke, Gordon Hintz, JoCasta Zamarripa, Josh Zepnick, Christopher Larson, Milwaukee Sheriff, Paul Gessner, South Shore Park Watch, The Garden District Neighborhood Association, Wilson Park Neighborhood Association, OAAA , BHD Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Supervisor, John P. Hayes Center, Marcelia Nicholson, Marina Dimitrijevic, Tom Barrett, Robert Bauman, Tony Zielinski, Susan Gadacz, Pete Carlson, John Litchford, Milwaukee Fire Department, Captain Daniel Sandberg, Captain Keith D. Deneys, 12 News Milwaukee, Fox 6 News Milwaukee, Milwaukee TMJ 4, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Patch

Suicide Prevention on the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

According to an article published in May 25, 2016: More than 30 people have jumped to their deaths in the last 15 years.(http://www.wisn.com/article/could-barriers-stop-suicides-on-milwaukee-s-hoan-bridge/6332793). There are no official statistics for 2017, the year isn't even over. There have been numerous media reports on persons attempting or contemplating jumping from this bridge. One wonders 'how many also have not been made known to the public'. In recent years, Milwaukee officials and departments have considered and abandoned interventions for suicide at the Hoan Bridge. Milwaukee should again examine what options are available. Interventions can be low cost, such as a sign with a crisis line number. If not for advocacy, we can also consider the time and cost our police are absorbing when a sign may prevent those calls. Saving lives is the job of our officials - and our own personal responsibility - especially when our population has one of the highest rates of mental health illness. 2017 dates of police encounters on the bridge according to media reports: April 25, 2017: off-duty fireman and FBI agent, police intervention June 2, 2017: completed suicide August 31, 2017: Samaritan intervention *September 18th, 2017, 7:30am: off-duty police intervention *September 18th, 2017, 2:30pm: (separate incident) police intervention November 29, 2017: police intervened  

Kathryn P
522 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Joe Donnelly, Todd Young, Donald Trump, Eric Holcomb, Jim McClelland

Tyler Act: Provide Those Suffering With Addiction A REAL CHANCE for recovery

The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment and mental health treatment up to at very least One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide such care in every state. On March 24th 2017, my 25-year-old son Tyler, died following many long years battling opioid and heroin addiction. He had gone through countless unsuccessful short term treatment programs, each lasting less than 30 days, which was all that insurance would pay for.For most people, this is simply not enough time to recover from the psychological impact that addictive drugs have on the body and mind. Let alone to restore the life skills that help keep a person from relapsing. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, outnumbering traffic fatalities and gun homicides. Each year it gets worse. The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs. Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, per preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. All evidence suggests the problem has continued to worsen in 2017. The United States accounts for approximately one quarter of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide, including overdose deaths, which continue to rise. Mostly driven by opioids, overdose deaths in the United States more than tripled during the period 1999-2015, from 16,849 to 52,404 annually. Source: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ‘2017 World Drug Report Effective inpatient treatment leads to long term sobriety and fewer relapses. Ninety (90) day residential drug rehab is the suggested minimum length of time for effective treatment. Evidence gathered from post discharge patient interviews suggests that long-term treatment at a drug rehab facility can decrease the risk of drug addiction relapse by up to 73%. That can mean the difference between addiction and recovery—or even life and death.In addition to the severe negative impact it takes on the people affected, substance abuse costs the U.S. economy over $600 billion each year. Effective treatment can dramatically reduce these costs. Per several conservative estimates, every dollar invested in addiction treatment programs yields a return of between $4 and $7 in reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft. When savings related to healthcare are included, total savings can exceed costs by a ratio of 12 to 1. Major savings to the individual and to society also stem from fewer interpersonal conflicts; greater workplace productivity; and fewer drug-related accidents, including overdose. Tell your U.S. Senators and representatives: The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment and/or mental health treatment up to at least One Hundred Eighty (180) or more per year at a facility certified to provide such care.

Lisa Skillman
79,299 supporters