Petition to Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Maxine Waters, David Valadao, Kevin McCarthy, Andy Vidak, Karen Goh, Bakersfield Police Department, Lisa Green
Justice for 19 yr old girl beaten by police and maliciously attacked by K9 police dog.
Tatyana Hargrove is a 19 yr old girl who was beaten by Bakersfield police and maliciously attacked by a K9 police dog while riding her bike home. The reason? Police say they mistook her for an adult male suspect but throughout the encounter, Tatyana was never told why she was being arrested. “After they beat me and threw me in the cop car, that’s when they told me,” she said. Tatyana stopped for a moment while riding her bike when she saw three police cars and an officer pointing a gun at here. Police asked if she was just a grocery store where earlier that day police received a report of a man with a machete who attempted to stab an employee. They were looking for a 30-year-old black male nearly 6 feet tall with shaved head and goatee and weighing 160lbs. Tatyana is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and only weighs 120 pounds. When Tatyana said she wasn’t at the grocery store, the police demanded to see her backpack: “I looked behind me and it was a big K-9 dog,” she said. “I then got scared and then I was like ‘Here just take the backpack.’” Tatyana says one officer then grabbed her wrist and neck and punched her in the mouth. “He then threw me onto the ground and then that’s when the K-9 came and started eating at my leg.” One officer put his knees on her back. Over and over she yelled “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” It wasn’t long before officers realized they had the wrong person but by then Tatyana had been punched, shoved, and severely bitten by a dog. She was taken to a hospital where she called her father who was told by an officer “it was mistaken identity.” We’re calling for immediate action to be taken to help find justice for Tatyana: 1. BPD To Put Officers On Administrative Leave Immediately2. The D.A. to File Charges Against The Officers3. City Council To Adopt An Effective Community Police Oversight Committee4. City Council To Approve The Budget For Body Cameras5. FBI & US. Attorney Office To File Charges Against The Officers under Title 18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law 6. Attorney General To Include This Pattern Of Behavior In Their Investigation7. Falsified Charges To Be Dismissed Please sign this petition and watch video of Tatyana explaining what happened and also support her GoFundMe page.
Petition to Illinois, Illinois Governor
Justice for Kenneka Jenkins
Body of teen found in Rosemont Hotel Late last Friday, 19-year-old Kenneka went to a party at a Crowne Plaza Hotel outside of Chicago. She never returned home. There is now national outrage as the hotel stands in the way of Kenneka's family getting justice for the brutal murder of their daughter. The hotel isn't releasing camera footage and people across the country are speaking out. Keenaka's body was discovered in an industrial walk-in freezer at the hotel, almost 24 hours after a party-goer posted a live video on Facebook showing her sitting on a bed in a hotel room with a group of people surrounding her, loud music playing as she reportedly begs onlookers for help. Upon hearing of her daughter’s disappearance, Kenneka’s mother went to the hotel to search for her and attempted to get police involved, but hotel staff refused to let her inside and asked her to leave the premises. The hotel refused to review surveillance camera footage without a missing person’s report from the police. Later, their initial footage review claimed that there was no sign of Kenneka in the facility. Police later told Kenneka’s mother that her daughter “apparently let herself into an [10 degrees below zero] industrial freezer while inebriated and died inside.” Her family is outraged and is demanding answers from the hotel and police. They believe they might’ve reached Kenneka sooner if their pleas were taken seriously by authorities. Please sign this petition to get Crowne Plaza Hotel to show the family the camera footage and help them get #JusticeForKenneka.
Petition to Boyd County KY Sheriff's Department, Bobby Jack Woods (Boyd County, KY Sheriff), Kevin Sinnette, Robin Webb
Boyd County, KY Sheriff's Deputy David White is Unfit for Public Service and Must Be Fired
Deputy David White, a sheriff's deputy with the Boyd County Sheriff's Department, was found to have posted several offensive, xenophobic and racist posts on his facebook page. These actions were brought to the attention of the Sheriff's Department, and they gave him the 'maximum disciplinary action allowed by policy' which is a mere 24 day suspension without pay. Below is a link to the article by WSAZ news: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Boyd-County-Sheriff-reacts-to-controversial-post-allegedly-made-by-deputy-sheriff-411714995.html The "Muslim holler monkey" post is not the only offensive post that was on his facebook page. He also posted a picture that depicted a pig sodomizing a Muslim as he kneels to pray, as well as a picture of someone weilding an assault rifle, while pouring out a bottle of grape soda and standing over a burning bucket of fried chicken, which are blatant racial stereotypes. His facebook profile is no longer active, as far as can be determined, but the offensive pictures have been saved as evidence if needed. The actions on the part of this deputy make it evident that he does not possess the required temperament or tolerance to hold a position of authority or public service. He is a threat to our community, and his actions are red flags attesting to potential abuse of power, conflict of interest, blatant racism and religious intolerance. The actions of this deputy would not be tolerated in any other workplace, and would assuredly be met with termination of employment. His being a public servant, he and the Boyd County Sheriff's Department should be held to a far higher standard of human decency. Anything short of this deputy's termination is an injustice, and creates the possibility of future issues. This petition seeks to demand that the Boyd County Sheriff's Department terminate his employment as this deputy has demonstrated that he is unfit to be a public servant. Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods can be reached by the following: Phone: (606) 739-5135 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 558, 2900 Louisa Street, Suite 1 Catlettsburg, KY 41129
Petition to Kenneth Davis, Teresa Tomlinson
Insist Justice For the Wrongful Death of Christian Redwine
A fight between a seventeen year old boy and his girlfriend ended with her leaving his house and going to an undisclosed location. His worry for her and guilt about making her upset caused him to feel the need to look for her. Christian Redwine asked his grandmother if he could borrow one of her live-in friend's (Freddy) cars to search for his girlfriend of quite some time. She gave him permission once Freddy had went to bed. Christian waited, and once the time came, he and two other young adults (eighteen and nineteen) left in Freddy's car on a search for his girlfriend. Upon waking up and noticing the car and its keys, along with the boy he considered to be like a grandson, missing, Freddy contacted law enforcement asking for assistance in finding Christian and his car. Former Officer Allan Brown was on patrol that night and noticed a car driving through an empty lot, the stores were closed so he assumed the worst. He called in a description of the car and was told that the car had been reported stolen. He immediately turned on his siren and lights and began driving towards the teenagers. Christian had recently been released from jail, so obviously he panicked when he noticed the police car. He began speeding away towards Phenix City, hoping to leave jurisdiction and escape the officer following him (from my own assumption.) Former Officer Allan Brown and two other law enforcement officers began following him, and Brown tells the other officers to allow him to go around them and lead the chase. (Personally, I believe that this shows a lack of fear of the unknown subject/s.) After the chase hit Phenix City, Christian lost control of the car and crashed onto the side of the road. Brown pulled his car up facing the side of the car and got out, walking to the front of Christian's car and drawing his weapon. Christian puts the car in reverse and tries to back away, to which Brown responds by firing eleven shots. Christian was killed within the first few bullets. After those eleven shots, a passenger, Hannah, shouted something along the lines of "Oh, God, please stop. Please stop, I've been shot." Brown stops shooting, but only long enough to reload his gun and fire ten more shots. Christian (the driver) was hit by eleven bullets (a cording to the autopsy report.) Hunter (a passenger) was hit twice, one bullet went through his nose and came out through the roof of his mouth, busting out all of his top teeth. Hannah (another passenger) was shot in the arm, and lost function of it until recently. Christian was the only one who died. Brown claimed self defense. He says he felt threatened because the car was put into motion. His fear lead to the death of very kind and loving young man. Police officers are supposed to undergo training so that they do not panic in such situations. And if a trained police officer's panic is justified, the panic of a teenage boy should be, also, even more so. I've enclosed the dashcam video from that night. I am calling on the department of Justice to take responsibility for the loss they have forced upon Christian's friends and Family. Allan Brown should be held accountable for his actions. We, the signers of this petition, request at the minimum, a charge of negligent homicide, and a sentence of at least 5 years prison time to compensate for the wrongful death of Christian Redwine. Christian was a very kind man, and despite his trouble with the law, he was one of the best men I'd ever met. He'd give the shirt off of his back to anyone who needed it and he proved it to me multiple times in the short time I'd known him. His death has caused hysteria for everyone who'd ever come into contact with him, because no one could ever believe that he could do anything to give the notion that he would cause harm to another person. He was never given a fair chance in life, and he will never have the opportunity to rise above his circumstances. Allan Brown is a coward who ended the life of a beautiful human being, decades before his time. He wrecked havoc in the lives of young adults who needed guidance. I truly believe he would not hesitate to hurt another person, and he used his badge as an excuse to be a vigilante. He resigned from his position as a Columbus Police Officer, but that is not enough. Being a police officer does not and will never excuse shooting someone eleven times, whether or not they have or will in the future do something wrong. It was not his place to decide that Christian's penalty for his mistakes was death. Brown's Dash Cam Video
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.
Petition to NCAA, Kirby Smart, Nick Saban
Unite Against Racism & Pledge to #TakeAKnee at the Georgia-Alabama National Championship
We are calling for anyone attending the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 8, to kneel in solidarity with athlete-activists who have practiced their constitutional right to protest racial inequality, police brutality, and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color across our country. For those who cannot attend the game, we ask that you support this call by signing the petition and continuing the conversation around racial injustices in our communities. There could be no better time to do this. As much as 100,000 people are expected to attend the game in Atlanta, including Donald Trump, who has been explicit about suppressing peaceful protests for racial justice and who has attempted to whitewash these demonstrations. The game is a match between two high-profile state universities that yield a lot of profits from their collegiate sports—specifically football, which consists mostly of African-American student athletes. The universities represent two states with unequivocal institutionalized discriminatory practices in law enforcement and where more than half of the prison population is Black. We kneel in solidarity with athletes peacefully protesting racial inequality and police brutality. We kneel against the systematic oppression of people of color. We kneel because to us “this is bigger than football and it would be selfish...to look the other way.” -----------------------------------------------------We strongly encourage those with economic resources to donate to some of the organizations actively advocating for the civil liberties, human rights, and empowerment of people of color in Athens (home of the Georgia Bulldawgs) and Atlanta. Chess and CommunityThe Boys & Girls Clubs of AthensAthens Anti-Discrimination MovementBlack Lives Matter AtlantaSNaP for AtlantaAID Atlanta100 Black Men of Atlanta Center for Black Women's WellnessProject South Below are relevant resources with data and policy reports:NationalCampaign ZeroMapping Police Violence2017 Police Violence ReportCollective ActionProPublica 'Documenting Hate' DatabaseStateAJC/Channel 2 Action News 'Over the Line', summary reportPrison Policy Initiative Alabama ProfilePrison Policy Initiative Georgia ProfileOurStates' legislation on policing/protesting tracker
Petition to The Viridis Police Department, Police Chief Michael Ellis, Attorney General Jason Wright
Fire Police Officer Feistyfly
The officer in question has abused his position too far much and has shown to be incompetent for the Viridis Police Department. He is usually backed up by his best friend, FlyingBurger, and it is time to stop. He is immature, disrespectful, and has shown to be incompetent and abusive by cuffing random people and placing him in his personal vehicle with malicious intent and spewing disrespectful slurs to people. The people request he be fired. It would be best for officers, such as this, to not be allowed in the Police Department, and to be protecting & serving the citizens. We, the citizens, put our trust into police officers, but we can't when we have incompetent officers, such as feistyfly in this scenario.
Petition to Penny Vought, Kris Markeson
Fight for what's right! Protect our Community from POLICE MISCONDUCT!
I demand Officer Andrew Harren receive disciplinary action and a public apology for the emotional distress he has caused my family. On numerous occasions, Officer Harren has used verbal aggression to coerce and intimidate my 17 year old twin boys. He has called them names and informed them that they will be nothing but drop outs. This takes place without the presence of a parent or guardian. However other officers have witnessed these interactions. On Oct 21st around 1230 a.m., I was able to witness an interaction with Officer Harren and both boys. Although Officer Harren came to my home in regards to another teenager, he chose to verbally attach both my boys by using foul language and hostility. At one point he made a comment in regards to a recent underage consumption party and accused both of having "something" to do with it. This is one of many example of many accusations based on nothing more than assumption. He preceded to express the inconvience of having to deal with my children and there friends. He continued to taunt them until I made both boys go in our home and shut the door. This interaction alone has caused great distress to our family. I am asking for your support to ensure this doesn't continue to happen to such a vulnerable population within our community. Stand up for our YOUTH!!