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Police Accountability

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Petition to UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL - JEFF SESSIONS, Donald Trump

NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!

INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF NATIONAL PROPORTIONS... THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER... THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING FIRED UPON AND KILLED... WEEKS AND MONTHS GO BY  WITH "NO EXPLANATION" FOR THESE SHOOTINGS BY THEIR DEPARTMENT! THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHIN THESE STATES HAVE "REFUSED TO ACT" LEAVING ALL ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER'S OF THESE DEPARTMENTS.  THE COMMISSIONER'S HAVE "JUSTIFIED" THE ACTIONS OF THESE OFFICERS - AND IN MANY CASES "PROMOTED THEM" AFTER THE KILLING OF THESE VICTIMS. THE MECHANISMS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE HAVE "ALL FAILED" AND THE ESCALATION OF POLICE BRUTALITY IS "EVIDENCE" OF THAT FAILURE. WE HAVE WITNESSED THE CONFESSIONS OF POLICE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED THAT THEY WERE MADE TO ISSUE SUMMONSES AND "MAKE ARRESTS WITHOUT CAUSE" AND THE SUBSEQUENT "HARASSMENT" WHICH FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR REFUSAL... WE HAVE HEARD TESTIMONY IN COURT HOW THEY INDEED PLANTED NARCOTICS ON INNOCENT VICTIMS SIMPLY TO MEET THE QUOTA REQUIRED CONCERNING AN ARREST!! YET, THOSE INDIVIDUALS REMAIN INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME ACCUSED!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fabricated-drug-charges-innocent-people-meet-arrest-quotas-detective-testifies-article-1.963021   THE RECOURSE OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN THWARTED, SO THAT THERE REMAINS NO COURSE OF ACTION THAT CAN BE TAKEN! THEREFORE THIS EPIDEMIC, WHICH HAS REACHED "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS" IS BEING PRESENTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, ACTION AND REMEDY. AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, THE OCCUPIER OF OFFICE IS THE "CHIEF LAW ENFORCER" HAVING JURISDICTION OVER BOTH STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ISSUES CONCERNING LAW! AND WHEN VIOLATIONS OF LAW ARE RAMPANT, UN-CHECKED AND UNABATED, HE HAS A "SWORN DUTY" TO RESPOND THOSE VIOLATIONS. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HAS "ABUSED THE AUTHORITY" VESTED IN THEM, AND HAVE VIOLATED ON A "CONTINUAL BASIS" THE LAW ITSELF!  BUT NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, EITHER BY THEIR DEPARTMENT, OR ATTORNEY GENERALS WITHIN THEIR STATE! THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY ACT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE OR SHE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON OCCUPANCY! LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD: THAT A "FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO ACT" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING THOSE DUTIES, SIGNIFIES AN INABILITY TO HOLD THE OFFICE WHICH IS NOW BEING HELD.

Danette Chavis
49,098 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to City Of Cleveland

Support for EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council's Recommendations re:Uplifting Youth in Cleveland

On April 30th, 2018 – the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council presented to Chief Williams of the Cleveland Police, Commanders, the Cleveland Indians along with many civic and business leaders, a request to partner to create positive change in the city of Cleveland.  Over 100 change agents of Cleveland attended in which the youth made a $140,000 partnership ask regarding recommendations in the areas of youth independency (life skills) and improving police – youth relationships. The youth council is eager to see their suggestions come to fruition as they believe that the recommendations are a win-win for all.  Thank you to Partnership for A Safer Cleveland and to the Cleveland Indians' Larry Doby Youth Fund for making this presentation possible.  The goal of the youth council is to create positive change in the City of Cleveland, helping to combat youth safety and partner with the Cleveland Police. The youth council decided organically and authentically to focus on 2 areas to help with this initiative: Police-Youth Independency (Life Skills) and Police - Youth Relationships.  Please see below their detailed recommendation.  ***PLEASE HELP TO PROVIDE YOUR SUPPORT IN HELPING THEIR ASK COME ALIVE AND TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE CITY OF CLEVELAND*** EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council Presentation EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council Presentation Recap Video We Are the Same Video About the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council and it's members Press (9 Plain Dealer articles including 2 front page and Ideas interview (IdeaStream/PBS/WVIZ)) About EYEJ EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council Partnership Request/Ask totals $140,000 and includes the following: o  To continue the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council – Cost $50k/1 Year:o  Hold monthly meetings to implement recommendationso  Provide stipends for youth councilo  Allow for more time to strategize and fine-tune programming and recommendationso  Create 3 sub committees, one representing each test school o  Support and provide direction for EYEJ Youth Independency Managero  Manage outcomes and plan for 3 years  o   Quarterly (4) facilitated in-school luncheons managed by the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Councilo   Target served: 9thand 10thgraders, and the Cleveland Policeo  Recommendation to test in-school luncheons in 3 schools:§ East Technical High School§ Lincoln West High School§ Martin Luther King Jr. High Schoolo   Mandatory field trip for all 9thgraders to go to Cleveland Police Academy training managed by the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council and Community Policing in the City of Cleveland. o   Target served: 9thgraders.  Cost from Community Policing TBD.o   To partner with the Cleveland Police and allow the youth council to be a resource and supporto   To have EYEJ run programming for the Youth Independency Discussion Series – 9 month course of weekly 1 hour facilitated in-school discussions about life skills topics with expert speakers. Nine topic areas. Topics change monthly. Target served: 9thgraders. Cost $25k to $30k per school.o   Hiring of our own EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council member to become the EYEJ Youth Independency Manager.  Responsibilities include:o  Managing programming for Youth Independency Discussion Series programo  Collaborating with EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council and Community Policing to facilitate managed luncheons and help to coordinate academy trainingso  Recommendation to test Youth Independency Discussion Series in 3 schools:o  East Technical High Schoolo  Lincoln West High Schoolo  Martin Luther King Jr. High School

EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council
12 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Andover Police, Andover Residents, Paul J. Salafia, Andrew Flanagan, Massachusetts residents, Elizabeth Warren, Barbara L'Italien, James Lyons, Massachusetts Governor, Edward Markey, Russell Holmes, John Keenan, Sheldon Berman, Patrick Keefe, M. Colford, Philip Conrad, Director , Cory Booker

63y Black Woman Attacked by Andover Mass. Chief of Police Patrick Keefe. Sign for Resign!

READ WHAT HAPPENED HERE When I entered the Andover public safety building on October 5, 2017, and declared that I would remain there until someone speaks with me about the concerns that I had expressed over the phone, I essentially triggered the First Amendment. Subsequently, any action by any police officer to infringe upon my Firs Amendment guarantees, was going to necessarily be unconstitutional, including any attempt to physically remove or arrest me. The bottom line is that if I were to be removed by any means other than due process of law, at that time, such action was bound to collide with the First, Fourth, Fifth, and the Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. See U.S. Supreme Court Tennessee v. Garner (1985). Police Perversion of the United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights After their racially-driven and unconstitutional arrests, fraudulent use of the civil commitment law, hoax criminal charges and harassment, all failed to deter me from demanding accountability from the Town of Andover and its Police Department and Fire and Rescue Department, a Chief Commander who also should be fired, called the Police Chief when he was off-duty, to come into the police station to handle something such “so-called” Chief Commander should have been able to manage by himself, especially, since I had written down for them two of several ways they could have legally brought my protest to an end: (1) A police officer, or anyone else, for that matter, could have come into the lobby and talk to me. I would have waited if they were busy, and that would have addressed and resolved the reason for my protest in the first place; or (2)They had the means and a dedicated video and audio set up to seek an immediate injunction within the comfort of the building, people like me contribute to pay for. Had they chosen to use that readily available mean, and they prevailed, I would have gone home to appeal any such injunction, but I would waited at home for the Appeals Court’s decision. What is really ironic, and almost Shakespearean, is that they were very likely to get injunctive relief, even on my appeal, in which case, the ruling judge would have framed the parameters for my protest, for not even a judge can tell anyone that they have to stop protesting. How Did a Chief of Police Go so Berserk? The Chief Commander and the Chief of Police did not want to do anything that would fall under the legal jurisdiction of the court. I am holding back on mentioning the names of these individuals for now, out of a sense of deference for the residents of the Town of Andover. I want to afford Andover Town residents the kind of benefits Andover Town officials have intentionally and recklessly denied me.That is a chance to finally do the right thing. I did give this Town and every official, police and otherwise, the benefit of the doubt for 7 years, until I did not. Now, I am re-instating that benefit to them temporarily, to see if they have the capacity to earn it back. They also had the option to make up some false pretense, as they are very good at doing, and had done before, to arrest me. That would have been unconstitutional, but at least, it would not have been the brutal felony assault and battery this unfit Chief of Police and his co-conspiring Commander ended up perpetuating on me. What they did was, rather than taking any of the several legal routes at their fingertips, they chose to scrape the very bottom of their dirty bag of tricks for the last, filthiest, and illegal trick: The illegal use of force, resulting in severe injury to me. The Residents of Any Town Must Be Too Proud for This! No Town deserves a Police Chief who so obviously shows himself or herself to be a possible danger to its residents. There are too many elephants laying around in our police departments, our legislatures, our courts, and in town offices. We all know where they are. Ignoring them will not make them go away. They will simply continue to undermine and compromise the structure and foundation of the rights, privileges, and immunities, the Founding Fathers built into the checks and balances system, and left behind. Those are the best things we have going for us, and the only things that makes America Great in any meaningful way. To allow this particular Police Chief to get away with such reckless act and illegal conduct, along with the violation of well-established rights, would defile the sacrifices of those who have fought to secure life, liberty, and justice for all in this country. These are ideals that we are still trying to achieve. It will take time, even more sacrifices by my many — some famous and others unsung heroes, as well as determination and staying-power to help give birth to, thus contribute to the formation of that more Perfect Union. In order to safeguard the integrity of the Town of Andover, the community at large and the nation must demand accountability from this Police Department and Town officials. Chief Patrick Keefe must be made to resign, be fired, or undergo a mental health evaluation to ensure that, under the right set of circumstances, he will not attack and injure anyone else who is freely and peacefully exercising rights that are guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Get Involved! Holding Police Accountable for Misconduct Requires An All-Hands on Deck Strategy Call and Demand Reform and Accountability from Andover Officials by Contacting: Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Paul J. Salafia at 978-623-8200 Town Manager Andrew Flanagan: 978-623-8210 Andover Police Department: (978) 475-0411 Andover Chief of Police Patrick Keefe at 978-475-0411 ext. 1005 Andover Fire and Rescue Chief Michael Mansfield: 978-475-1281 Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy: 978-623-8230 Tweet: @AndrewPFlanagan @AndoverMassPD #Andover @AndoverMaGov @Town_Mgr_Maylor #customerservice CONTACTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS ELECTED OFFICIALS Andover State Senators:  Barbara L’italien: (617) 722-1612 Email: barbara.l'italien@masenate.gov James Lyons: (617)722-2460 Email: James.Lyons@mahouse.gov U.S. Senators: Markey, Edward J. 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510(202) 224-2742Contact: www.markey.senate.gov/contact  Warren, Elizabeth 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510(202) 224-4543Contact: www.warren.senate.gov/contact Massachusetts Governor: Charlie Bake: 617-725-4005 Massachusetts Attorney General: Maura Healey: (617)7274765 Massachusetts Senate:   President Stanley C. Rosenberg: (617) 722-1500 Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov  Citizen Engagement Committee Chairs: Harriette Chandler: (617) 722-1544 Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov  Senator Bruce Tarr: (617) 722-1600 Email: Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov Joint Committee on the Judiciary Senate William Brownsberger: (617) 722-1280  Email: William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov andoverma.govSonia Chang Diaz: (617) 722-1673 Email: Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov House Claire Cronin; (617) 722-2396 Email: Claire.Cronin@mahouse.gov James Cantwell: (617) 722-2396 Email: James.Cantwell@mahouse.gov              #civil #civilrights #uniteforcivilrights #vetstakeknee #lawyers #committee #RaceForward #RacialJustice #iwalkforjustice #abaday #outatwork #lebronjames #BlackLivesMatter #colinkeapernik #WeAllWeGot #RoadRiverRail #PatersonRaised #NAACP #nojusticenopeace #eagletribune #andoverhighschool #andover #mshs #nawebnews #billerica #tewksbury #hastags #andoverpatch #northandover #massstatepolice  Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/jesuieserenity    

MarieYolette Winfield
145 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Eleanor Norton, Greg Abbott, Donald Trump

Homelessness caused by an arson should be considered an injury for crime victims assistance

On August 19, 2016 my husband and I came home to find our home and belongings smoldering and destroyed. The Denton County, Texas  Fire Marshall stopped us from going inside telling us that our home was a crime scene we were not allowed to go in. We lost everything that night. What wasn't burned got looted immediately after the fire.  We were not home during the fire but our beloved pet Rocky, a German Shepard dog, was home. He was lucky to have been saved but has suffered the trauma too. My name is Molly and i would like to share our story with you now.. We need your help to fix a piece of the system that overlooks the needs of people like us... Victims of arson who were left homeless by the crime. We have been through allot. After the fire, we were left homeless and without resources. we were forced to live in our pickup truck for nearly 9 months.  We had no idea what to do with ourselves and our pain and suffering. As you can imagine,  living in the cab of a pickup truck day after day ..for months and months, with another person, no matter who it is,  24/7 .. is tough for anyone.  Coupled with the erratic emotions and obvious fatigue and the anxiety of the unknown life we were facing was very scary. We were left alone to endure this new life. While we are thankful to say that we have been blessed: we believe we have had something looking out for us .. despite the evil that was done...    The intensity of our daily grind to survive was unreal at times .. and very hard to explain so that others can understand.  We slept at just about every Wal-Mart parking lot fromTexas to the Pacific coast. We wandered through unfamiliar streets. The shame. The fear.   We never lived like that before. Suddenly homeless and transient we were treated like bums. I was a former paralegal from a family of lawyers.  My husband was a carpenter who once owned his own home remodeling company.  We have had what we needed... or ways to get it. Then in a blink of an eye, we lost it all ...just like that.... It could happen to anyone... please don't think otherwise.   No arrest has been made on arson charges specifically.. despite knowing who did it...despite a confession via 'bragging' about his deed, despite witnesses and evidence etc. This has added insult to injury. We don't know why but there's still time and we are confident an arrest will happen. We hope an arrest will happen. There is no doubt he'll do it again if not. This has further driven our desire to be heard by the 'powers that be.' We were not home during the fire so when we tried to seek help from crime victims assistance we were turned away telling us we were not injured in the fire. Homelessness is not legally considered an injury. That is what needs to be changed. What greater an injury can there be besides this dark existence we've been left in? Grieving. Surviving. Lost. Alone. WE CANNOT get over the events of that Friday night  NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY . We will  NEVER be able to forget how  quickly ONE NIGHT changed EVERYTHING we knew of life. .our expectations, beliefs, plans, and hopes.  Our faith in humanity and the system was all but erased ... To realise that a man we hardly knew  took our *entire life* away from us with the mere flick of a lighter is a hard pill to swallow. ... WE WERE NOT THERE  ... We could not stop it from happening but how can anyone say we weren't injured? This is not the life we would have chosen to share together. This is not a bond as a couple that we would've chosen to fuse us together in our relationship.  We love each other and even more so now respect and understand each other after this happened but still we never chose this. We desperately want to heal. How can we heal without justice?  We NEED to heal so we can find a way through the pain and anger we carry. It's torn us apart head to toe .. inside and out. THE PROBLEM IS we cannot heal or move forward in life without your help.  We need the help of outside forces greater in power than we are... to help us. The rules and laws that govern the victims assistance programs and crime victim's compensation eligibility requirements for restitution and financial aid are missing something.  WE DESERVE THAT HELP TO REBUILD OUR ENTIRE LIVES BUT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR HELP.  Why is this, you may ask...?  Because in the eyes of the law, since we were not home during the fire.. since we were not literally burnt by the flames...  they have said we were not injured!! We want to tell you that's so far from the truth.  Homelessness as a result of this crime is a horrific injury were STILL feeling to this  very day.  WE BEG YOU NOT TO FORGET THAT WE ARE STILL HERE AND STILL BEING INJURED IN WAYS THE REST OF THE WORLD WILL NEVER SEE. We had to start over with nothing and almost no help at all.  We grieve constantly.  We lost all our personal photos and sentimental belongings.  We lost heirlooms and family antiques and portraits that had been passed down that are irreplaceable and have a value far beyond any dollar amount. I'm a writer and lost ALL my original writings and journals.   We are severely traumatized and cannot even get acknowledgment that we were injured.  Its taken it's toll on our health.  Its nearly destroyed our relationship many times but our love and loyalty to to each other kept us together.  I've been hospitalized several times since for the effects of that night.  I now have seizures i didn't have before.   We left our home state of Texas and drove for months aimlessly lost with no destination finally settling in California.  To this day We live in a 14ft travel trailer..a far cry from a 3 bedroom home.  We had to leave behind our  friends and family . We've been in a year long daze of devastation..reliving the trauma of it everyday. We received $400 from Red Cross and that's it.  Texas crime victims assistance office told us we were not eligible for help because we were not home and injured in the fire.   BEING LEFT  HOMELESS AS A VICTIM OF ARSON FIRE WAS NOT CONSIDERED AN "INJURY" FOR CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.  ARSON is a violent crime of intent and when it's directed at the victims home and destroys it what is left behind is extremely traumatic and difficult to overcome when starting a new life.   Homelessness is an injury that is ongoing and affects all aspects of daily life.  It takes MUCH LONGER to heal than a burn on the skin.  The effects are physical and emotional and deeply profound. ARSON Victims DESERVE THE UTMOST OF ASSISTANCE. We deserve  to be compensated for the losses even if we didn't have renters insurance and we deserve to heal from all physical and psychological injuries caused by the arsonist. This was an intentional deliberate violent act against us of setting fire to a our home.  We need closure. We want justice. Restitution. Peace.  Please consider using your power and authority to change the laws in this regard, to include homelessness as a legal injury for eligibility purposes for crime victims assistance.  Not just in Texas but in all 50 states across our great country.  Thank you. 

J.M. Murphy-Hayes
43 supporters