Petition to The Honorable Ken Calvert, Rep. Ken Calvert, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Julia Brownley, Dante Acosta, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Maxine Waters, Kevin McCarthy, Darrell E. Issa, Paul Cook, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Barbara Lee, Adam B. Schiff, Melissa A. Melendez, Eric Swalwell, John Garamendi, Jackie Speier, Scott H. Peters, Zoe Lofgren, Anna G. Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, Jim Costa, Mike Thompson, Mark Takano, Doug LaMalfa, Jared Huffman, Gavin Newsom
End Front License Plate Requirement for California
Twenty states/U.S. commonwealth no longer require a front license plate. They are the following: Alabama Arizona Arkansas Delaware Florida Georgia Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Michigan Mississippi New Mexico North Carolina Oklahoma Pennsylvania Puerto Rico South Carolina Tennessee West Virginia Front license plates are awkward and unsightly and have NO real practical purpose anymore but since automobiles no longer have an actual front bumper the "fake bumper" and "grill" are blended together and have no practical place for a front license plate bracket. If placed improperly in a grill opening the air intake is impeded by the license plate which can slightly reduce the performance and reduce the efficiency of the engine and automobile. There’s also most cars made after 2018 that say “license plate &/ frame or accessories may block radar system.” Radar system on cars means safety support as follows: frontal crash, road departure mitigation, blind spot info system, collision mitigation braking system & etc. The brands with what includes the safety features/operation of the vehicle are the following: Acura-Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Chevrolet-Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking Honda- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) The requirement for a front license plate is NOT enforced evenly - some police officers take it very seriously and issue citations while other police officers see the requirement for a front plate as not important. The way the front plate regulation is enforced is unfair to everyone. There are far more important duties that police officers can do. Let's keep Californians safe plus Let's save some time and money for California.
Petition to Pierce County Council
Resignation of Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer
Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer must resign. He does not have the confidence of many people in Pierce County to do his job in a fair, impartial manner. Troyer has been charged with one count of false reporting, and one count of making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. An independent investigation found that he violated four Pierce County Sheriff Department policies and standards including conduct, community engagement, bias and off-duty intervention. On Jan. 27, 2021 at 2 a.m., Ed Troyer called 911 and said a man in his neighborhood was threatening to kill him. Based on the information provided, 42 police units were sent because a law enforcement officer's life was supposedly in danger. It was a lie. When police officers showed up on site, Troyer recanted his statement. The man Troyer reported is Sedrick Altheimer, a Black newspaper carrier on his morning route. Althheimer was simply doing his job, yet he was confronted and challenged by Troyer. According to Altheimer, Troyer did not identify himself as a police officer. In the audio of the 911 call, Troyer contradicts himself multiple times, yet his statements were never called into question by the police. Troyer racially profiled Altheimer, and inappropriately used his position and county resources. His lies put the 24-year-old's safety at risk. Troyer says he "has moved on" from the incident. We need to send a strong signal that his actions should have consequences and let the Pierce County Council know we believe he is unfit for the position of sheriff and should resign immediately.
Petition to Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis City Council
Arrest the cops that murdered Amir Locke
On the morning of February 2rd, 2022 a 22-year old black man named Amir Locke was shot and killed during a no-knock warrent on an apartment Amir was staying in. Amir was a licensed handgun owner who was asleep on a couch in the apartment as police keyed themselves into the apartment, not announcing themselves until after they entered. Amir woke up and reached for his gun, and was shot 3 times only 9 seconds after police entered the apartment.
Petition to Titus Hines, J. Damond Ready, Hal Kittrell
Drop the bogus charges against Jackson Lee; allow him to finish school and walk in May.
UPDATE: To everyone who’s shared my post and signed Jack’s Petition, the sheriff’s department has clarified that they do not have any involvement in cases like Jack’s. This post has been misdirected due to a lack of information and an assumption on my part. This post will be edited to direct the attention where it needs to be, as well as the wording of our petition. I’d like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and response to this issue. *SHERIFF RYAN EVERETT HAS CLARIFIED THAT LEGALLY THE LCSO HAS NO INVOLVEMENT IN THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST JACKSON LEE. THESE CHARGES ARE FILED SOLELY FROM THE TRUANCY OFFICER OF LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.*—————————————————————————— Long one. Absolutely worth it. If you feel like this is accurate or it drives a point home give it a share. This is going to be problematic to some, but I can assure you that one thing nobody is gonna get here is an apology from me. Story time. As of Tuesday of this week, 19 year old senior at Lawrence county high school, A good friend of mine, and a good kid, Jackson Lee is now facing a 5 year sentence for the crime of showing up to school in a borrowed car. I’m sure it sounds a bit dramatic, and if it don’t I’m gonna make it that way real quick. Jack ain’t ever been perfect, Jack’s life ain’t ever been perfect. Jack lost his daddy at a young age. Jack watched poverty and drugs eat up just about everybody he ever had to look up too. Like we see year after year, decade after decade, coming from this background, Jack dropped out prior to his senior year. Jack went on the road working, Jack ran with older friends and grown men, Jack busted his ass and paid bills and made a year living that way when he finally let the advice of his friends and his own good judgement send him back to school to get his diploma. Jack went back at 19 to round his shit out and take a huge step towards making sure that his future doesn’t have to be the hell his past has been. He’s been talking about his plans to go to college afterwards for months. Baby Jack, we call him, is the youngest of the bunch. Jack don’t live at home with his immediate family all the time. Jack lives with two of his buddies. Both of these young men Jack lives with work for a living. One travels and works in plants, one works on a tug boat. One is on a boat TODAY and has been for weeks. His hitch has drug on and that man is working overtime trying to help his folks keep the lights on, the other one busts his ass year round and has taken a break any working man is entitled too and gone on vacation out of state with his family for Christmas, which he Damn well earned. These young men pay the bills at this house Jack lives in, Jack helps when he can with what he can. This is where the story takes a turn. Neither of these men Jack lives with are home. One, out of the goodness of his heart, had the decency to help his friend out and loan Jack the vehicle he pays the notes on, to commute back and forth to school while he was on vacation so Jack can continue to work toward his high school education and get his diploma. So a kid coming from a hard time can get his ass an education that he finally had enough support and forward thinking to try and complete. This man who lets Jack live in his home and borrow his car is old enough to legally own a firearm which very rarely spends the night in his vehicle, and when it does it ain’t a crime. Jack took this vehicle to school, he showed up and made most of his day, unaware that the very institutions founded to support him on our tax dollars, were setting him up for failure. Found in the driver seat of the car he’d borrowed from a grown man, was a vape pen you can buy in any gas station in this state. Menthol nicotine cartridges in a $5 dollar battery pen. Obviously, because the Great United States of America had the testicular fortitude somehow to outlaw tobacco to anyone younger than 21 a couple years back, this is a problem, but one anyone with common sense or human decency could overlook, at the very least make less of a deal about it. The truant officer became aware of this vape pen and abruptly asked Jack about it. This prompted a search of the vehicle, going on to find two coils for a different and completely legal vape device that belonged to the man who loaned Jack the vehicle. After that, the truant officer who almost certainly went through that vehicle before contacting Jack initially, asked him more than once if there was a weapon to be found in the vehicle. Jack told him to his knowledge there was none, because TO JACK’S KNOWLEDGE THEIR WAS NONE, then the truancy officer instructed Jack to open the center console, which revealed that the firearm belonging to the man who’d loaned him this vehicle was in fact in the car, unfortunately for Jack, on school property. Subsequently, Jack wound up spending 30+ hours in a cell, (and was only released when the 23 year old man who gives him a house to live in and loaned him a car to drive to school in sent the money to bail him out) is facing 5 years. Jack had no intention of hurting anybody, Jack didn’t have plans to shoot anyone. Jack was unaware that the gun was in the car, because it doesn’t normally stay there. This kid is facing 5 years in the MDOC, and all He had to do was show up to school like he is expected, in a car loaned to him by a friend trying to help him do exactly that. Yall wonder why kids don’t trust the school system and the staff? Why fewer young people every day have trust or confidence in institutional authority of any kind? Let’s cut the clueless bullshit act because this is the problem. People, especially kids on the lower end of the financial scale CAN’T and they WON’T EVER trust the institutions that are set up to “help” them, because routinely these organizations are affirming to them what they are already aware of; that they aren’t shit but food for the system, and that money and perceived status of authority are worth more than their quality of life. If these charges stick: *(4) counts of a minor in possession of contraband, (ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS) and (1) count of Minor in possession of a firearm on school grounds* -The truancy officer of Lawrence County High School is about to prove this point publicly, failing Jack, his peers, and their community, and I ain’t even sorry. CHOOSE EDUCATION OVER INCARCERATION. PROSECUTORS: DROP THE BOGUS CHARGES AGAINST JACKSON LEE. LC SCHOOL BOARD AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE: DO NOT EXPEL JACKSON LEE WHICH WOULD PREVENT HIM FROM GRADUATING AND ALLOW HIM TO FINISH HIS LAST MONTH OF SCHOOL AND WALK WITH HIS CLASS IN MAY.
Petition to Kamala D. Harris, President of the United States
Demand Better Use Of Force For Law Enforcement Officers
I am reaching out to the public to get my sons case examined. Christopher Okamoto was murdered by Bakersfield Police Officer Alejandro Patino on August 19, 2018. Officer Patino shot and killed my son in his own home never announcing himself as an officer. My son was scared and afraid for his life because he thought someone was breaking in because of the loud bangs at 11pm. Nonetheless, the review board justified the murder and the officer was allowed to return to work full duties...Say his name Christopher Okamoto and let's end police brutality now. The culture of law enforcement must change. Officers and agencies need proper training when approaching anyone at their home or on the streets. Not everyone are criminals, but we fear for their lives just like police officers do. Police need to embrace the role of guardians, not warriors. I am fighting for Justice for my loved one and many other loved ones who have been victimized by police. We will not be silenced we are our loved ones' voices. This petition would impact my family and many other lives tremendously if we get these murderers with badges off the street. Officers need proper training on excessive force and mandatory use of body cameras at all times or be fined or jailed. Let's take a stand and end these murders now!
Petition to Diana Becton
DROP THE CHARGES! Support KPFA staff & Independent journalist Frank Sterling!
On September 17th 2021, KPFA staff member and journalist Frank Sterling was attacked by police while covering a demonstration in Antioch. He was tackled, held down, tasered, and his recording equipment taken. Compounding the injustice, Frank has been charged with resisting arrest. Frank is Technical Director of KPFA's Apprenticeship Program; a contributor to Friday evening's Full Circle show; and a staff representative to the KPFA Local Station Board. Frank is part of the Bay Area’s Native American community, active in exposing police brutality and denouncing police killings and has already endured a previous attack by the Antioch police. Frank is facing a March 7, 2022 court date and needs your support. Take action: Sign this petition. Call Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton’s office at 925-957-2200 or tweet at @DADianaBecton and demand the dismissal of charges. Email the DA at DAOffice@contracostada.org. Please use Subject heading:Drop the Charges. The DA ran on criminal justice reform. We are asking she uphold her promise. We must end the criminalization of protest and of independent journalists covering these events. For more information:Report by Black Agenda Report contributing editor Ann Garrison: https://blackagendareport.com/activist-journalist-frank-sterling-trial
Petition to United States Supreme Court, Kate Brown, President of the United States
Change the law that allows officers to violate our 2nd amendment right
As the law is currently written, there are some questionable situations in which an officer is legally considered “within their rights” to use deadly force against another person. One of those situations is, if an officer simply says they believed or thought they saw a “suspect” armed with a deadly weapon. This means that, as the law is written, a person can simply hold up a cell phone in the dark, and an officer can say they believed it was a deadly weapon, that officer, by the current legal standard, can then be considered “justified” in using lethal force on that person. A person can also be within their legal right to bear arms, police can simply say they saw a weapon or believe one was pointed at them and still use that as a justification for using lethal force. The way this law is written gives far too much power to police officers to make calls that can end in death, when they are not properly trained to make such calls. Officers are not trained to deescalate a situation in which someone in crisis may be unarmed, but claiming or acting as if they are, due to their current mental state. We must stand up to this unjust law. Yes, we understand officers need to have protections in place, but so does the public, and our community, especially those suffering with mental illness, homelessness and suicidal thoughts or tendencies. It should not be so easy to have police take a life that those in great distress can use it as a means to end their life, by making a simple threat that has no truth. Or, on the other hand by remaining within their constitutional second amendment right to have a gun in their possession. If an officer can simply shoot and kill you for suspecting you have a gun, or seeing you possess one, then we don’t truly have a “right” to bear arms, do we?
Demand Justice In Police Murder of Antwon Cooper
On March 8th, 2022, Antwon Cooper was murdered by a City of Miami Police sergeant during a routine traffic stop. The police was only placed on administrative leave. WE DEMAND THAT HE IS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER.