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Police Accountability

96 petitions

Started 6 days ago

Petition to Barbara Robinson, Frank Conaway, Jr., Antonio Hayes, Nathaniel Oaks, Sandy Rosenberg, Joan Carter Conway, Curt Anderson, Maggie McIntosh, Mary Washington, Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Keith Haynes, Nathaniel McFadden, Talmadge Branch, Cheryl Glenn, Cory McCray, Bill Ferguson, Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman, Robbyn Lewis, Bilal Ali, Nick Mosby

Support Baltimore's Police Reform Bills!

Give control of the Police Department to Baltimore City! Did you know that due to an obscure law created in 1860, the State of Maryland controls Baltimore City's Police Department, even though Baltimore City funds the police department, hires the commissioner, and is liable for police misconduct? What this means is that Baltimore cannot control our own Civilian Review Board, deal with conflicts with the police union, or even create or own criteria for hiring and promoting officers To change these important issues, Baltimore City residents must wait until the General Assembly is in session, and have changes that only affect Baltimore City be approved by leaders who are not elected by us. HB 1504, introduced by Delegate Anderson gives control over the Baltimore City Police Department back to Baltimore City. This bill would give Baltimore City residents more direct control over police reform in our city. Tell Baltimore's elected representatives in Annapolis that this bill is good for our City, and they should support it! Baltimore City residents are also asking the Baltimore Delegation to support a call for more civilian input on community policing. HB 1465, sponsored by Delegate Hayes, creates a steering committee for community policing. The committee is comprised of residents from each of the City's police districts, and stipulates representation from a number of minority populations. Its powers include requiring officers to participate in community meetings, outlining steps to ensure officers interact directly with reentry residents, providing input on citizen-interaction training for officers, and addressing efforts to recruit and train City residents as officers. Delegate Hayes' bill gives our residents a real voice in the police department's future! These bills can truly improve public safety in Baltimore, but we need your help to pass them! Sign this petition to let Baltimore's legislative delegation know you support HB 1504 and HB 1465. Then make sure to signup for one of our phone banks, and bring a friend!

No Boundaries Coalition
117 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Los Angeles City Council, Mayor Garcetti

Declare L.A. Sanctuary City & Open vacant city property to homeless encampments!

Recent executive orders and campaign promises by President Trump threaten the safety, security, and survival of immigrants from around the globe, especially Mexico, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Muslim countries. While Los Angeles does have policies protecting immigrants, the city has not yet declared itself a sanctuary. We call on the mayor and city council to join the other cities that have made that declaration and to make sanctuary a reality here by designating all of the city’s libraries, park and recreation facilities, social services offices and government buildings to be safe places, where Homeland Security and ICE cannot enter to apprehend or harass immigrants. Open vacant city property to homeless encampments! Homelessness remains a horrific crisis in Los Angeles, disproportionately affecting Blacks and Native Americans. Although the city has acquired funding (at the expense of poor and low income taxpayers) for some housing and has designated some parking for people who live in their vehicles, the problem vastly exceeds these efforts. We call on the mayor and city council to immediately declare a homelessness state of emergency, open its vacant properties to homeless residents, and provide rest rooms, garbage pick up, and other survival services at each location.

Freedom Socialist Party - Los Angeles
19 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Eric Jewell

Stop Hermitage Pennsylvania Police From Violating Civilian Civil Liberties

I myself, and many others in the Hermitage and surrounding area have been placed in situations by patrolman Jonathan kudelko of the hermitage police department that have went against our constitutional rights as American citizens, and that have violated our civil liberties assigned by law to protect our rights. He has acted out side of his jurisdiction on multiple incidents, and lied to justify his actions. He has came onto private property, with no request for him, or any other public servant to do so. He had even issued citations outside of his jurisdiction for traffic citations without notifying the police department of the jurisdiction he was in, and trespassing on civilian owned property without permission to be on said property to issue the citations. He has treated civilians completely horrendously, and unprofessional. He needs to be suspended pending an investigation on whether he is fit, and mentally sound to be a public servant. Several complaints have been attempted, without any result, now other means to stop the harassment need to be addressed. One he needs to be relieved of duty, until a mental health evaluation can be done deciding if he is fit for duty. Two he needs to be suspended until he is investigated by the right departments to decide if he has acting in a way that goes against the way a public servant is expected to act towards citizens.

Lemuel Pineiro Malick
21 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

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
43,138 supporters