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Police Accountability

97 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to ROBERT MOOSSY, Jonathan M. Smith, US Justice Department

Investigate my husbands unexplained death

My husband was arrested in a dispute over a 2 dollar bus ticket and taken to Prince George’s County Detention Center. That was the last time I saw him alive. The officers responsible for causing his death were also in charge of investigating it, and I have no confidence in the objectivity or truthfulness of their findings. Since 2008, there have been multiple unexplained deaths of inmates at this detention center. That's why I need the Department of Justice to investigate and help find justice for my husband. My name is Regina Shields, Samuel Shields’ widow.  I am writing this petition not only to find justice for my husband but also to perhaps stop a growing trend of police abuse within the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.  Growing up in and around DC my entire life, I have seen and heard so many stories of police brutality and killings, but never would I have thought it would happen to someone  I loved.   Now, my husband too, is a statistic. And while I wait for justice, more people are at risk of becoming victims. The police say that my husband became disruptive in custody, went into medical distress, and was taken to the hospital where he died. But a witness who says she was at the jail that afternoon says six officers jumped on him and began beating him into submission when he refused to put on his jumpsuit. She says she heard his screams until he couldn’t scream anymore and saw his lifeless body rushed away. More than half a year has passed,  and I have yet to receive any concrete answers concerning the cause of my husband’s death. Nor do I believe the Prince George County Jail or Police Department investigated my husband’s death objectively. No one should be arrested for a petty crime and end up dead. I lost my best friend to police brutality. No one should ever be treated the way he was, beaten and killed as if he weren’t human.  I’m doing this for him, because he deserves Justice and I know he would have done the same for me.  Far too often we hear this story, and far too often those connected to the brutality are charged with investigating it.  The only way we can stop this pattern of unaccountability and guarantee justice is by ensuring that outside, objective legal agencies, take up the investigations in these instances.  That is why the Justice Department needs to take this case and help bring closure to me and my family. Please join me and help me find closure. Sign, and tell Robert Moossy of the US Justice Department, Civil Rights Division to investigate my husbands death.

Regina Shields
70,756 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O'Neill

FIRE DANIEL PANTALEO FOR THE MURDER OF ERIC GARNER NOW

Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Hello I am the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, Emerald Garner, please hear my message and continue to stand with my family through this trying time.  My family and I have stood by for 5 years waiting for a decision from the Department of Justice. They asked us to let them “investigate” the murder of Eric Garner. What other evidence does one need to convict a murderer who was filmed in broad daylight killing an unarmed man?! My dad screamed “I can’t breathe!” 11 times. #WeDemandJusticeNow My sister Erica died before she could see justice for our father, and I refuse to leave this Earth until I see justice for Eric Garner and all others who were murdered at the hands of the murdering police officers who took an oath to protect and serve the communities.  No more! #FirePantaleo #WeDemandJusticeNow #E20Movement #JusticeForEricGarner #IStandWithEricGarner #IStandWithEmeryGarner #IStandForEricaGarner #RIPEricaGarner Please sign this petition and help us as we continue to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill Fire Officer Pantaleo -- the man who killed my father -- immediately! We need justice now. We demand justice right now! We need your support. ----‐---------- For more info please email 5YearsTimesUp@gmail.com.  Please sign this petition. Please support. Please stand with us!  We need justice now. If you would like to make a donation to the movement, please    CLICK HERE Your support is greatly appreciated.

Emerald Snipes
143,681 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to County attorneys office, mower county sheriffs dept., Northeast iowa humane society

Help get justice for Blue!!

We need to get Justice for Blue, my dog..best friend and family member. We need Mower Co. Sheriffs dept to set an example of how theft is wrong.. And people taking someones fur baby is like kid napping. Also would like to have the humane society do a more thorough search for the pets family. They didnt even require a city or state as where my pup was 'found'. He was stolen from the care of a friend of Ryans with the deception that Jeffrey Phillips and his gf stephanie would return our dog to us.. Instead they drove him am hour away into Iowa.. (Different state) to dump him off as a stray. They deprived me off my esa. He is a family member.. And they tossed him away, not to mention then threatened ryan and I with physical violence because we told people about the theft. Now they haven't been charged as of yet. Sheriff wants receipts for the monetary value of the dog first. How can you put a price tag on a family member.. Or a child? Cause thats what he is like.. Our child. We would like this couple to be held accountable for their actions... And would like our pup home. Due to the neihs not requiring the paperwork being filled out correctly, he has been rehomed and the current 'parents' wont talk to us to see if we can work something out. I kept looking.. Everyday.. Posted on every site.. Kept them updated.. And looked at thousands of pics until a rumor got whispered in our ear about him being rehomed in iowa. Then I looked at every shelter starting with howard county moving south. Thats when I found the 1.. Yea just 1 pic and post of my baby Blue.... 5 months after he was taken. Please help us get something done about this situation so we can ger our baby back.. Or at least justice for him.

Jaime Miller
1,025 supporters
Update posted 5 days 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
84,327 supporters