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Petition to Mike DeWine

Voices for Mackenzie Basham

My daughter Mackenzie Basham pled guilty to 9 counts of burglary in August 2014. She was advised by her attorney to take a deal unethically. She was 19, with a prior of 2 seat belt violations at time of arrest. Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish made a statement publicly of others involved in these crimes in May 2014. No other persons were brought in on any charges associated with this case.Allen County Prosecutor, Juergen A. Waldick, also knew of others involved in these crimes.The head Crime scene investigator on her case was police sergeant Fredrick DePalma. DePalma, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for 35 counts of theft in office and 24 counts of tampering with evidence. He committed the police misconduct on cases in 2014.  DePalma signed every single piece of evidence in Mackenzie's discovery packet against her in 2014. Mackenzie admitted to having stolen property in her apartment and car and being paid to take it to pawn shops. The sentencing judge said aloud that drugs and the "wrong" crowd had put Mackenzie in this situation. In a courtroom full of Mackenzie's family and friends, not one official of Allen County said a word as she pled guilty out of pure fear to every single one of these crimes alone. That would mean 9 burglaries in 3 days, done by one 19 year old girl. She was given a 14 year sentence.  Mackenzie had a 2 year old baby at the time of sentencing, he is now 6 years old.  Please help me be a voice to get Mackenzie a shorter sentence so she can be reunited with her son before 2028. In 2028 her son will be 17 years old, and my daughter will be 34 years old. She has served enough time for her involvement in these crimes and has learned a very difficult lesson. She is now drug free and ready to have a second chance on life. She is a loving mother and a beautiful caring person. She is ready to function in society in a positive way now at 23 years old.  Please help me be her voice on the outside by signing this petition. My goal is to get Mackenzie a commutation of her sentence. This would make her sentence shorter and give an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel for our family who loves her so much. Positive letters of support for Mackenzie can be sent to: Ohio Parole Board Mackenzie Basham #090219 770 West Broad St, Columbus Ohio 43222.

Judy Frisby
2,247 supporters
This petition won 4 weeks ago

Petition to Ohio Parole Board

Help Us Keep a Murderer Behind Bars

On June 20, 1989 Katherine "Kathy" Howard was murdered by Brenda Lewis in Marion, Ohio.  Kathy was shopping at a convenience store getting ready for a weekend at Lake Erie when she was shot numerous times in the back by Brenda.  Brenda then stayed at the location until police arrived and she was arrested.  She bought the gun the same day she murdered Kathy had been released from a mental health unit a month before she committed this crime. This was the sixth time she had been released from a mental hospital. Brenda has a long history of mental health issues and is a schizophrenic.  Her family has a history of mental illness (one of her brothers shot his own wife and he was an officer of the law). She also had a long history of harassing Kathy, sometimes even when Kathy was at a friend's. Brenda would call the house she thought Kathy was at just to threaten her.  SHE HAS CONTINUED TO HAVE BEHAVIOR ISSUES WHILE IN PRISON.  Since her last parole hearing in 2013, Brenda has had 11 critical behavior issues against her as of this writing. Not once has Brenda shown remorse for her actions. Your family or community could be in danger if this woman is released. Some people argue that this evil woman has "served her time".  Please take a moment to stop and think if you'd feel safe with this woman living next to you or a close loved one. Kathy missed out on a lot of things in life.  Kathy was a humorous person always making others laugh. She lived life to the fullest and that life was taken away from her when she was only 37. This murder greatly impacted Kathy's family and friends.  She was taken from her children when they were fairly young and just starting their own lives.  Her children did not have their mother with them to celebrate milestones in their lives such as weddings, birthdays, holidays, and the birth of their children.  Some of Kathy's grandchildren will never get to meet their grandma.  Others lost an amazing friend, sister, aunt, cousin....and continue to hurt over Kathy's death. Many people have been greatly affected by Kathy's death.  It has been 29 years since Kathy was taken from us but the pain is still as raw and as fresh as the day she was taken from us. We would appreciate your support to help us keep Brenda in prison and people safe.  If she should be released, another family (possibly yours) could end up dealing with the heartache we have had to deal with. Out of respect for the family, please refrain from saying rude/hurtful comments or showing support for Brenda's release. (scroll to bottom to see the newspaper articles about the crime)   Articles related to her brother murdering his wife: (page 1, right lower page "Former Deputy Held as Spouse Killed Tuesday" (top left, "Murder ChargeLodged by Jury Against Lewis")  

Brandi Mattingly
1,124 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Ohio State Senate, Ohio State House, John Kasich, Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman, Jim Jordan, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, Tim Ryan, Joyce Beatty, Steve Chabot, Michael Turner, Brad Wenstrup, Steve Stivers, Dave Joyce, Jim Renacci, Bill Johnson, Robert Latta, Joseph Uecker, Bob Gibbs, Edna Brown, Bob Peterson, Warren Davidson, Keith Faber, Wes Retherford, Bill Coley, John Eklund, Stephen Slesnick, Frank LaRose

Keep CBD Legal in Ohio

Clean Remedies CBD has organized an effort to save Ohio hemp CBD sales. We are fighting to keep hemp derived CBD products legal to sell, purchase and possess in the state of Ohio outside of the state's medical marijuana program. Helping thousands of business selling or carrying hemp based CBD products across the state of Ohio keep their doors open, lights on and food on their table. By Signing this petition you will help:  Keep Hemp based CBD products legal in Ohio  Support locally owned CBD businesses in Ohio  Support the freedom of choice in Ohio commerce Why this is so important:  Hundreds, if not thousands of businesses and jobs are at stake  Your favorite CBD products could go away  The state of Ohio is in violation of the 2014 Farm Bill Background: The Ohio CBD Movement coalition was formed by Clean Remedies CBD, to bring CBD companies, users and advocates together to urge the state of Ohio to redefine the hemp CBD laws and make it assessable to all. The state does not have a defined distinction between CBD derived from industrial hemp and CBD derived from marijuana.  In August the Ohio Board of Pharmacy released a statement claiming that the sale and possession of CBD products, regardless if they are derived from hemp or marijuana or considered illegal as "defined" by the States medical marijuana program. However said program does not have a distinction between hemp derived CBD or marijuana derived CBD.   Fore more information go to:

Ohio CBD Movement
78,903 supporters