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Petition to Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, New York State House, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand

No More 1 Year Sentencing For Murder

The world is filled with people like. Michael Gallagher who tried to strangle his elderly Bella by tying plastic zip ties around her neck. Before putting Bella into a black plastic bag and beating her mercilessly with a shovel. Bella had blood and tissue coming out of her head. All Gallagher got was a slap on the wrist, 4 Months in community jail, plus five years probation and a ban on owning animals for two decades. Even if the judge gave the harshest punishment available, it would only be 2 years. It just goes to show that animal abuse isn't treated as seriously as it should be. What happened to Bella was murder plain and simple, had she been a human it would have easily been a life sentence. As a matter of fact, animal abuse punishment is unbelievably lenient. For example in the State of New York § 351 of the Agriculture & Markets Law States: A person directly involved in an animal fight or in training an animal for a fight, or who possesses a fighting animal at a fight, is guilty of an unclassified felony punishable by up to four years in jail and a $25,000 fine. The possession of a fighting animal, without regard to the time or place of possession, is an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $15,000 fine. § 353 of the Agriculture & Markets Law States: A person who overdrives, overloads, tortures or cruelly beats or unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or kills and animal, whether wild or tame, and whether belonging to himself or to another, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink, or unjustifiably injured, maimed, mutilated or killed, or to be deprived of necessary food or drink, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both. Think about that, someone who starves, beats, tortures, maims, mutilates or kills an animal is only committing a misdemeanor. Which the max prison sentences are only 1 Year. That is not even the worst part, the abuser retained property rights over the abused animal. Legally the abuser could simply reclaim the seized animal from the local animal shelter. Let that sink in, an abuser who beats an animal within an inch of their life will only serve 1 year and once they are free, they could legally reclaim their "property". Enough is enough, it is time for a change. It is time for harsher punishment for animal abusers. No more 1-year sentencing or community service. Treat animal murder as what it is a felony. Please sign and share this petition to let justice prevail.

World Animal Rescue.©
979 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mark Dayton, Debra Hilstrom, James P. Metzen, Al Franken, Chris A. Eaton, Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Minnesota Governor

Minnesota Lawmakers: A request to Impose "Cameron Norris Law" as New Child Homicide Law

CONNECT WITH US HERE:  FOX 9 NEWS TAKES THIS CAUSE SERIOUS: Cameron Norris Law – A focus into the future, for a new Child Homicide Law in Minnesota.  MY MISSION: Is advocating against child homicide! Implement Cameron Norris Law, to provide fair justice to parents of children who have been fatally victimized by another adult.  HELLO!! Supporters WELCOME!!! Thank you for showing your support by coming to this page!! Please read this petition in full, so you can understand what I am asking from Minnesota lawmakers. Thank you! :) ATTENTION: Lawmakers of Minnesota I cannot win without the support from citizens, and I cannot win without you! I cannot move forward without your assistance and approval. I am humbly and respectfully asking, that after reading this petition, you greatly consider imposing Cameron Norris's Law into Minnesota homicide statutes, as a new Child Homicide Law. The American Standard on Murder There are criminal laws against murder! It is morally wrong! It is a forbidden act! It is a public wrong against society!  The Justice System Convicts and Punishes Those Who Commit Murder! 1.  Offender has an insufficient moral and ethical commitment to obey the law 2.  Offender’s lack of feeling, care and remorse for human life 3.  Acts on opportunity to commit a forbidden crime 4.  Offender believes they can avoid detection, arrest, and punishment 5.  Desire for illegal objective – planned and/or hidden motive  Lawmakers Duty to Get Involved! It's a lawmakers job to care about this! Cannot provide justice to children, without a law upholding it Lawmakers job to deter adults from committing this type of crime Kids are born to be loved, protected, and able to live a full productive life. Parents, and guardians, should not have to fear of someone killing their kid(s). Inflicts severe and lifelong trauma, emotional, and mental difficulties to victims’ parents. Our Needs From Lawmakers   To see the need for a child murder law  To see society's need for such law To uphold law and forbid homicide The want to deter child homicide The want to provide fair justice  We Need Cameron Norris Law Specific for adults, ages 18 and up, that murder children Specific to children, ages 0-17, who are fatally victimized.  Outline of Cameron Norris Law Offender is automatically charged with 1st degree homicide Offender has right to plead guilty or not guilty Offender has a right to lawyer and fair trial He/she will be found guilty or not guilty, in court of law. If found guilty, offender will be sentenced to life in prison  Plea Deal Sentence - Cameron Norris Law It is offender's choice to take plea deal 50 years max, 40 years min Possible parole, after 2/3rd of 40 min sentence is served (26 years) Offender can only reach parole in 26 years by compliance with all expectations of plea deal. Plea deal Expectations Offender is provided extensive, intense treatment, rehabilitation, goal training/managing. Offender must go through phase levels in a program, stay law abiding, and hold accountability for crime Plea deal can be forfeited by offender, by non-compliance with all expectations Offender will lose plea deal and serve life sentence  Why I am Not Fighting for The Death Penalty Minnesota’s death penalty law was abolished on April 22, 1911. Minnesota does not agree with the death penalty and will not enforce it. Therefore, I must respect this law.   My Story My name is Cynthia Sweats, and thank you for going over this petition. I am resident of Minnesota, and I am fighting for the rights of children that are fatally victimized and murdered by the hands of an adult. I have survived a tragic ordeal of losing Cameron to a homicide committed by an adult, that I greatly trusted as a close family friend. In honor of my sweet little boy, this law I am seeking, should be called "Cameron Norris Law".  What Happened to Cameron Samuel Christopher Jones, watched Cameron for me so I could go to work. Samuel Jones brutally beat Cameron to death on February 7, 2003. Jones was released March 8, 2017 after only serving 14 years, of his 20 year sentence. Jones is sadly, a free man. I will never receive justice for Cameron's death, but my goal is to provide justice for other children fatally victimized at the hands of an adult.  In April of 2013, I had to begin a page on Facebook called Fighting for Cameron and Kids. I feel it is my duty to fight to enforce a child murder law.                           THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Help me in this fight for better laws to give justice to children. We need Cameron Norris's Law. SIGN the Petition & SHARE with everyone that you know. God Bless you! IMPORTANT LINKS FOR YOU TO KNOW  FACEBOOK: GO FUND ME: TWITTER: @2013FFCAK        

2,236 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Alma Adams, Robert Aderholt, Peter Aguilar, Lamar Alexander, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Mark Amodei, Jodey Arrington, brian babin, Don Bacon, Tammy Baldwin, Jim Banks, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Nanette Barragan, John Barrasso, Joe Barton, Karen Bass, Joyce Beatty, Xavier Becerra, Michael Bennet, Ami Bera, John Bergman, Don Beyer, Andy Biggs, Gus Bilirakis, Michael Bishop, Rob Bishop, Sanford Bishop, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Rodney Blum, Earl Blumenauer, Richard Blumenthal, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Roy Blunt, Suzanne Bonamici, Cory Booker, John Boozman, Madeleine Bordallo, Mike Bost, Brendan Boyle, Robert Brady, Kevin Brady, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Mo Brooks, Susan Brooks, Anthony Brown, Sherrod Brown, Julia Brownley, Vern Buchanan, Kenneth Buck, Larry Bucshon, Ted Budd, Michael Burgess, Richard Burr, Cheri Bustos, G.K. Butterfield, Bradley Byrne, Ken Calvert, Maria Cantwell, Shelley Capito, Michael Capuano, Salud Carbajal, Tony Cardenas, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Andre Carson, John Carter, Matthew Cartwright, Robert Casey, Bill Cassidy, Kathy Castor, Joaquin Castro, Steve Chabot, Jason Chaffetz, Liz Cheney, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Katherine Clark, Yvette Clarke, Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Thad Cochran, Mike Coffman, Steve Cohen, Tom Cole, Chris Collins, Doug Collins, Susan Collins, James Comer, Barbara Comstock, Mike Conaway, Gerry Connolly, John Conyers, Paul Cook, Christopher Coons, Jim Cooper, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Lou Correa, Catherine Cortez Masto, Jim Costa, Ryan Costello, Tom Cotton, Joe Courtney, Kevin Cramer, Mike Crapo, Rick Crawford, Charles Crist, Joseph Crowley, Ted Cruz

End Gun Violence in America Now

If you abhor gun violence, sign this petition.  If you are disgusted by the more than 12,000 deaths each year in this country due to guns, sign this petition.  If you are sick and tired of the everyday senseless murder of children and students, parents and grandparents, sons and daughters, innocents, Americans, sign this petition. If you value human life, sign this petition and let us send the members of the house and senate the following message:    Dear Representatives of the People, Contrary to presidential opinion, this is the time for politics. We have reached a point of critical mass in this country where every week we are inundated with the latest mass murder, followed by nothing but hollow platitudes and flags at half staff. These massacres have become such common place that we are desensitized to their true horror, and cowed by the blasé attitudes that our elected officials have shown towards the tremendous loss of life here on our home soil.  We, the undersigned, are tired of seeing stories of mass murder on the news. We, the undersigned, do not believe the lame insinuations that these are the results of untreated mental health issues. We, the undersigned, are unmoved by weak bills and measures regarding silencers, specific gun models, and clip size. We, the undersigned, recognize that our elected officials have failed to protect American lives, and that in their misguided efforts to protect the second amendment, they directly empower killers such as Stephen Paddock (58 killed), Adam Lanza (26 killed), Devin Kelley (26 killed), James Holmes (12 killed), Omar Mateen (49 killed), Robert Hawkins (8 killed), Dylan Roof (9 killed), Jeff Weise (9 killed), Esteban Santiago-Ruiz (5 killed), Chris Harper-Mercer (9 killed), Scott Evans Dekraai (8 killed), Steven Phillip Kazmierczak (5 killed), Jennifer San Marco (7 killed), Michael Kenneth McLendon (10 killed), Jared Lee Loughner (6 killed), Seung-Hui Cho (32 killed), Elliot Rodger (6 killed), Charles Carl Roberts (5 killed), Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (13 killed), Micah Xavier Johnson (5 killed), Kyle Aaron Huff (6 killed), and so many others. We, the undersigned, cannot condone the more than 33,000 firearm-related deaths in the United States each year (the annual average compiled from C.D.C. data). We, the undersigned, will not sit back while mass shootings occur nearly every day in our country. We, the undersigned, value the lives of our fellow Americans, and do not want to see anyones life ended by gun violence, including suicides. We, the undersigned, demand action.  The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act must be dismissed completely, not simply allowed to hang over the heads of hundreds of millions of American’s like an ax waiting to drop. Not only that, we must also make it harder for people to obtain guns. From Vox: "Last year, researchers from around the country reviewed more than 130 studies from 10 countries on gun control for Epidemiologic Reviews. This is, for now, the most current, extensive review of the research on the effects of gun control. The findings were clear: 'The simultaneous implementation of laws targeting multiple firearms restrictions is associated with reductions in firearm deaths.' The study did not look at one specific intervention, but rather a variety of kinds of gun control, from licensing measures to buyback programs. Time and time again, they found the same line of evidence: Reducing access to guns was followed by a drop in deaths related to guns. And while non-gun homicides also decreased, the drop wasn’t as quick as the one seen in gun-related homicides — indicating that access to guns was a potential causal factor.” It is ignorant to dismiss the fact that as a nation we have more guns and more gun-related deaths than any other developed country in the world. We are not, by nature, a more violent people; we are not, by nature, a more mentally ill people; we quite simply have more guns and more legal access to guns. That is the problem. Plain and simple.  We, the undersigned, demand bills that require more frequent and more stringent background checks. We, the undersigned, demand bills that limit the sale of military grade/law-enforcement grade munitions, such as, but not limited to, high-powered rifles and body armor, to name a few. We, the undersigned, demand bills that prevent the sale and use of mods designed for maximum carnage, including but not limited to, bump stocks, silencers, and large capacity magazines, to name a few. We, the undersigned, demand that greater action be taken to prevent the continued slaughter of innocent Americans at the hands of other Americans and the gun lobby. 

Gabriel Zuger
128 supporters