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Petition to Hon. Judge Daniel Goldstein, annette irving

Ex-San Diego Sheriff-Sexual Predator Victims Demand Justice

A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy pled guilty Sept 9, to assaulting 16 women while on duty and in uniform, including women who had called the department for help. The women accuse Fischer of hugging or kissing them without consent, groping their bodies and even forcing them to perform oral copulation during incidents between 2015 and 2017 in several communities including Vista, Lakeside, El Cajon and San Marcos. Prosecutors said Fischer would return to victims' homes late at night after the call had been cleared from dispatch records and no other deputies were present. A plea agreement was reached on the day the trial was scheduled to begin. Until his guilty plea, Fischer had repeatedly denied he assaulted women while under the color of authority calling the victims liars and holding a news conference where he stated "These false allegations are extremely hurtful and disheartening". An amended criminal complaint was filed with seven charges against 16 women, far fewer and less severe than the 20 charges the District Attorney's Office had at one point filed against the former deputy; all charges of sexual assault were dropped. The charges included in the plea agreement were four felony counts of assault and battery by an officer, two counts of misdemeanor assault by an officer and one count of misdemeanor false imprisonment. The maximum penalty Fischer is facing is five years behind bars, but the minimum is probation. If the case would have made it to trial and no plea agreement was reached Fischer faced more than 25 years in state prison if convicted on all counts. Sentencing is due to start December 10,2019. Fischer's plea deal could open the door for the ex-deputy to once again serve in law enforcement. When sentenced, If Fischer was granted probation and successfully complete it, he would be able to petition to have his felony convictions reduced to misdemeanors. If the felony convictions are reduced and Fischer does not have to register as a sex offender, there's a chance Fischer could return to law enforcement!!!!!!! As a sworn officer, authority and a badge is something you are honored to have. In return the community invests trust in you and depends on you for protection. What happens when the one who is supposed to provide us with protection has no integrity and we end up needing to be protected from them? Richard Fischer should be held accountable to the highest extent of the law based solely on the fact that he was in a position of authority and used his badge to take advantage of myself and multiple other woman. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, wives... We should not be fearful of being sexually violated by a law enforcement officer. We cant reverse the plea agreement that has already been put in place, but we can ask Judge Daniel Goldstein to sentence him accordingly. With all the evidence of what he put us through and the fact that his charges have been so dramatically reduced due to the plea agreement he should serve the maximum 5 years in prison and due to the nature of his crimes SEX REGISTRATION SHOULD BE MANDATORY!! Without being required to register as a sex offender we are risking the possibility of this predator being placed back into a position of authority and also showing other predators that all you will be punished with is a slap on the hand. Please help us put Richard Fischer's trail of psychological coercion and sexual assaults on woman to an end,. Thank you  

Kathy Pillman
341 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, 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
85,567 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mayor of City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Police Department Fraternal Order of Police, Mayor of Village of Lincoln Heights, Mayor of City of Lockland, Mayor of Village of Woodlawn, Mayor of City of Evendale, City Coucil of City of Cincinnati

Shut Down Cincinnati PD Open Air Gun Range in Highly Populated Neighborhood

Lincoln Heights and surrounding communities are in the opening moments of a movement to remove the Cincinnati Police Department Target Range that has been in operation for the last 70 years in earshot of the community. The land that the range resides is considered Evendale, OH by location but is owned outright by the City of Cincinnati. The gun range operates Monday through Saturday and gun shots can be heard from as early as 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM in accordance with Ohio law. According to their Facebook page, this is also the site where they complete K-9 training for the department. Guns that are fired range from handguns to shotguns to AR-15 style rapid-fire weaponry and can be heard loudly echoing through the Village of Lincoln Heights, City of Lockland, and the City of Woodlawn. It is customary for children and adults to hear gunfire and be completely unmoved by its duration or ferocity given its normalization. Mayors of these communities have begun a new push to have the range removed as seen in the following articles: Noise from Cincinnati Police Shooting Range Like ‘War Zone’ - WCPO Communities to Cincinnati: Move Your Police Firing Range - WXIX This range, which has continued to operate despite ongoing noise complaints and repeated requests for removal has residual impacts on the surrounding communities of Lincoln Heights and Woodlawn, which its land borders, as well as Lockland and in various parts of Evendale, Reading, and Wyoming. The focus is on the communities with no natural sound barriers and those within direct proximity would cannot limit the noise. For example, most of Evendale and Reading benefits from I-75 and their industrial businesses, and Wyoming and Glendale are not affected in the same way given the distance from the range. In Lincoln Heights and Woodlawn, which are primarily African-American, it literally sounds like a “war zone” as there have, seemingly, been no restrictions placed on the types of guns CPD officers can fire or limits on the number of rounds that can be discharged. There has also been blatant disregard by the Fraternal Order of Police for the well-being of the community when challenged to move the range. The article below highlights attempts from Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls to move the range 20 years ago and an incident of clear danger posed by its existence which was mocked as a “smokescreen,” an unimaginable retort.   Police Once Scoffed at Gun Hazard - CItyBeat Outside of the noise pollution and impacts on public health, the range itself is not secure enough to stop a persistent child from accessing the range – I know many who considered it a game to collect the bullets and/or shell casings after a quick hop of the six-foot fence. Given the desensitization and/or lack of fear that is normally associated with youth hearing gunshots, there is no reasonable expectation that youth who grow up in these conditions would fear gunshots without seeing a weapon. This is the unfortunate reality for past and current youth living in the area. Moreover, the impacts on the neurological and psychological development of those living in these communities that rival the experiences of military personnel fighting in the Middle East and other war-torn areas. With everything considered, Lincoln Heights has a wealth of issues that need to be addressed in order to move the community closer to repair. Healing must be our focus to move forward academically, behaviorally, emotionally, psychologically, and socially as a community. Though there is a matter of culpability in this case, but that is a matter for the municipalities to handle. Our goal is to initiate the call for amble and deliberate consideration given to studying these conditions and this unique and troubling tale of one of the only suburban open-air shooting ranges controlled by one of the largest police forces in America – a landmark case and study. 

Carlton Collins
187 supporters