23 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

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 7 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 24 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
2,396 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Arkansas Parole Board

Justice for Narjis Meti - Deny Parole for Mack Hinson

Mack Lewis Hinson III, ADC# 159683, has requested a parole board hearing in an attempt to be released on parole. Linda Fellone, Lina Sharp, and Laura Meti, the daughters of his victim, Mrs. Narjis Meti, ask that you deny his request for a hearing, and if not the hearing, most definitely any thought of his parole. On the night of October 21, 2012, Mack Hinson made a choice. His choice was to have one or more drinks while he was on prescription drugs. His choice was to then get behind the wheel of a car and speed. His choice was to attempt to cut in and out of traffic, seemingly in a hurry for something as it was determined that he was going 70 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. This attempt to cut in and out of traffic caused a chain reaction crash that killed our mother, Narjis. His car bounced off the curb near Larry’s Pizza on Cantrell Road (headed Eastbound). This caused his car to careen into the vehicle next to him, a Dodge Ram 2500 diesel truck. This truck lost control and careened into our mother’s vehicle, shearing off the top of her car and nearly cutting her in half, killing her instantly.   Hinson made the choice to flee the scene of the crash and attempt to cover up any visual representation that he had been drinking. His choice was to call his family first, NOT 911, which we deduce most normal, logical, caring people would have done. His choice was to wait behind Starbucks in the same parking lot as Larry’s Pizza to wait on his family to come to his aid. His choice was to wait over 20 minutes before having a family member drop him off at the scene of the crash, where he FINALLY stated that he was part of this tragedy. All the while, Narjis’ daughters were frantically calling, searching, driving around backtracking and retracing the steps of their mother in an attempt to find her. It was uncommon for her not to answer her phone, especially given that the girls were calling roughly every few minutes.  How tragic it was to roll up on the crash site and know that something isn’t right! How tragic it was to pull in and ask if it’s YOUR mother involved in the wreck!! How tragic it must have been to be told that your mother didn’t make it, and that you couldn’t see the body due to the fact that it was almost unrecognizable from the trauma!!! For the first time in a very seasoned officer’s career, it was stated that he didn’t have to search for the next of kin, as they all showed up at the crash scene, searching for their mother only to find out she was gone!!!! The officer and coroner both stated that this was one of the worst tragedies they had worked in all their years of experience.      Mack Hinson was eventually charged with Negligent Homicide for his actions. His blood tests revealed a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) three times the legal limit.  He also had alcohol, Valium, Xanax, and Benadryl in his system at the time of the crash. After his charges, he continued to live free, much to the dismay of Narjis’ daughters. During the course of many pre-trial hearings, Hinson attempted to have the charges dropped via a number of ways. Hinson claimed that he did not willingly submit to a blood test at the scene of the wreck. Hinson claimed that his blood sample was contaminated (though the backup sample was never asked to be tested). Hinson claimed that the paramedic that drew his samples wasn’t licensed to do so. It also came to light that Hinson had contacted one of the witnesses on the official police report the day after the crash in an attempt to have that person change their view of the events of the crash as they knew them! For 2 years, there were pre-trial hearings, all the while Narjis was gone from this earth and Hinson was living free as if nothing was wrong. For 2 years, any and all attempts were made to have the charges thrown out. For 2 years, badgering from Hinson and his family in the hallways of the courthouse was pointed towards the daughters of Narjis Meti. Throughout the trial, it was brought to light that Hinson had previously been arrested on DUI, DWI, careless and prohibited driving, speeding, burglary, and had his driver’s license suspended more than once. It was also noted that during the 2 years, he harassed a school bus driver in his neighborhood while the bus had innocent school children on board. What if one of these previous instances would have gotten him locked up sooner? What could the family and friends of Narjis be today? She could still be with us! On December 17, 2014, more than 2 years after the wreck, Hinson was convicted of Negligent Homicide by a jury of his peers. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. This is 5 years for each daughter. 5 years each for a lifetime of not having their mother present on this earth. 5 years each for their mother not to be here to witness births of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 5 years each for their mother not to witness grade school graduations, high school graduations, college graduations, engagements, weddings, and all the other pinnacles of the lives that are left here on earth without her. Hinson has attempted previously to have the verdict thrown out in court. He has attempted work release/furlough programs. He has attempted to do everything possible, except take responsibility for his actions. He has taken anger management classes while in prison. This is all well, except he was convicted of Negligent Homicide due to drinking and driving and causing a fatality. He has yet to attempt any sort of classes, nor has he shown any interest overall, as it relates to classes on drinking and driving.  He has yet to show any true remorse for his actions.  Once again, the daughters of Narjis have to compel this Parole Board to leave Hinson where they, and the public, are best served, and that is Hinson remaining behind bars. Once again, this happens during the Christmas Holiday season, as did the actual court proceedings. Once again, this time of the year that should shine happiness on people and families will instead cast stress and anxiety on the daughters of Narjis, for they fret yet again that Hinson will be set free and not serve the maximum sentence. Hinson made a choice on that fateful day. His choice led to the early demise of a caring, selfless, giving, innocent woman in Narjis. His choice led to daughters without a mother, grandchildren without a grandmother, sons-in-law without a mother-in-law, nieces and nephews without an aunt, society without a contributing member. A pebble hitting a pond causes a wide ripple effect, as did this senseless vehicular homicide. At this time, we the undersigned of Linda, Lina, and Laura, their families both immediate and extended, and friends wish of this board to deny the consideration of parole for Hinson. It is our wish that Hinson serve the maximum sentence of 15 years, and not a day less.We thank you for your time and consideration on this matter.   Sincerely,The Family of Narjis Meti Family, Friends, and Community;In addition to the petition, any letters to the parole board will greatly assist in keeping this man behind bars and preventing another innocent life taken.  If you are willing to write a letter to the Parole board, asking them to deny his upcoming parole, please send the letters to the Arkansas Parole Board at apb.victim.input@arkansas.govand please cc or send a copy to . Be sure to include Mack Hinson ADC#159683 in the letter as well.

Justice for Narjis Meti
1,233 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to New Jersey State Parole Board, Governor Philip D. Murphy

Do not allow his murderers to go free!

Summary: Christopher Gonzalez SBI# 878202, was charged with the heinous murder of my brother Tyrone Counts. He and two others beat, stabbed, and tried to decapitate him. He was stuffed in a shopping cart.Personal story: My name is Tracey and I am the sister of Tyrone Counts, who was murdered in cold blood! My family and I have been dealing with this tragic circumstance since December 2008. There were three individual Monsters who have forever affected our lives.The issue: Christopher Gonzalez, along with Hector Lugo, ONLY received 12 years and Carmen Matos (mother of Hector Lugo) received 30 years, after beating my brother with a baseball bat, stabbing him, trying to decapitate him, to then stuff him naked in a shopping cart! It is horrifying enough, to sit and watch the DA make a plea deal of 12 years for Christopher, but now the State of New Jersey Parole Board, is not only considering this monster to be released on parole, but Christopher is asking to be transferred to the State of New York parole board. I'm pleading with everyone to please sign this petition to prevent any parole to occur. He should serve each and every day that he was sentenced in prison! My brother doesn't have a say, but we have the power to make a change! I have to watch my mother in unbearable pain each and everyday, because of the lost of her son! Take action! If Christopher Gonzalez or Hector Lugo is released and they decide to drink and/or get high, it may very well be your son, daughter, mother, or father who can be killed by the hands of these monsters for just saying a word that may appear to be disrespectful to them!!

Tracey Counts
152 supporters