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Police Brutality

198 petitions

Update posted 20 hours ago

Petition to Cyrus R Vance Jr, Bill de Blasio

Stonewall 4 - DEMAND ALL CHARGES DROPPED!

WE DEMAND - DROP THE CHARGES ON THE STONEWALL 4 Donate to the Stonewall 4 legal expenses by clicking here$3,000 is needed   On February 4, 2017, several thousand people gathered at the historic Stonewall Inn for the LGBTQ Solidarity Rally to protest Trump’s first Muslim Ban and in defense of LGBTQ rights. Volunteers from Refuse Fascism, including members of the NYC Revolution Club, joined in spreading thousands of flyers from Refuse Fascism throughout the crowd, along with stickers and posters with “NO! In The Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America.” Many who were gathered at the back of the rally listened to powerful truth-telling from members of the NYC Revolution Club. As the rally was drawing to a close, several Trump supporters appeared and began to harass the Revolution Club members, who stood their ground and did not respond. The Trump supporters walked away. As the Revolution Club was packing up to leave, 4 members were surrounded by NYPD officers and, for no apparent reason, were brutally arrested. The police gave no order to disperse and offered no explanation for the arrests. They are being charged with 7 misdemeanor crimes carrying up to a year’s sentence on Riker's Island. Charges include: Obstructing Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest. One of the Stonewall 4 has an earlier arrest resulting from ongoing NYPD harassment of refusefascism.org volunteers and members of the NYC Revolution Club. She is facing an additional case with 3 additional misdemeanor charges.  They gave the following statement to RefuseFascism.org"We were at Stonewall to stand with people against the first iteration of the inhumane "Muslim Ban". We challenged and connected people with the need to confront the fascist nature and direction of this regime, and that protest alone would not be enough; we need to build a movement and drive the regime from power, and do so not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity. We were attacked for bringing out this message. We have previously been stalked and arrested by the authorities, followed, and harassed by police and Trump fanatics.At a time when this fascist regime is moving rapidly to consolidate its hold on power and rapidly reorder society, the stakes are dangerously high, and THIS CANNOT STAND."In our response to this arrest, we all must set an example, and set a tone for the struggles to come. Whenever people come under attack for opposing injustice, they should be defended. The Stonewall 4 were specifically attacked for doing what we all need to be doing in this period: leading and organizing others to confront the reality that there is a fascist regime in power, and moving heaven and earth to drive them out, in the name of humanity.

Noche Diaz
368 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Greg Abbott

Support Mentally handicapped man for justice against Police Brutality

This is police brutality.I have respect for our officers that protect us and watch over our families, but the officers that use their force in an outrageous and irresponsible fashion is unacceptable. In 1999 my cousin Eddie was in a horrific car accident with an 18-wheeler that left him PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED. A few days ago he was hospitalized with seizures at Methodist hospital in Baytown. When he left Methodist, Eddie was fully responsive and cleared to follow through with his normal routines by doctors. Upon his release, the hospital called him back in to pick up his medication and during that time he had an altercation with a hospital security guard. He was then taken into custody by Harris county. During the time Eddie was in custody he sustained injuries that left him unconscious and unresponsive with severe blunt force trauma to the head, which caused an aneurysm, and two broken arteries among other injuries. He was put on life support for 48 hours after being transferred by Harris county to Ben Taub hospital in Houston. No family was allowed to see him despite the fact that doctors were unsure if he would make it through the night because he was technically still in custody. Even though he was unconscious from emergency brain surgery to relieve pressure from his head, he was handcuffed to the hospital bed as if he were a danger to others. Currently Eddie has tubes draining blood from his skull and is being kept in the ICU. His outcome is still unsure as we take it day by day praying for his recovery. This is an innocent man with previous mental and physical disabilities that did not deserve to be beaten within inches of his life. His voice needs to be heard. Please follow his page on Facebook @ justice for Eddie Taylor. By signing this petition you will bring awareness to more police brutality cases that have solid proof and our family will have the chance for a fair investigation! 

Amy Fry
161 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Fresno County Internal Affairs, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Training Unit

Hold Fresno County Deputy Accountable for Shooting Family Pet and Implement Training

On Aug. 16, 2015, a Fresno County Deputy shot a beloved family pet, Face, in his own backyard in front of a 2 yr old child.  An incident report has not been made available, but news sources report the Sheriff's Department was responding to a welfare check based on a report of a child crying.  Surveillance video shows deputies walk past the front door of the home, unlock & enter a gate posted with a "Beware of Dog" sign, and shoot Face at least twice.  His injuries were fatal, but he was still breathing; the family had to request his suffering end and watch their family pet be shot 3 more times. Face was more than "just a dog".  Left in a barrel as a puppy by a family who moved away, he was rescued by his new family and quickly became a huge part of their lives.  This family is no stranger to tragedy.  Having had a son who shot himself just 4 yrs ago, and now their friend's 2 yr old so close to gunfire, witnessing the shooting of Face has been beyond devastating and will deeply effect both families for years to come. In California, other departments have implemented canine encounter training programs.  With the DOJ estimating that 25-30 dogs are shot by law enforcement every day in the United States, and approximately 42% of households having at least one pet, policies need to change to protect the public as well as law enforcement agencies.  States such as Colorado, Texas, and Ohio have passed bills for mandatory canine encounter training to differentiate between threatening and non-threatening dog behaviors, as well as to employ non-lethal means whenever possible. Please join us in signing this petition to raise awareness and show Fresno County how important it is that they review their policies and implement training.  It's not just a matter of another dog being shot.  These are our pets, our loyal family members.  When they are ripped from our lives, it's not something we ever get over; the emotional effects are devastating. This was a completely avoidable catastrophe.  The deputies involved need to be held responsible for their actions, including putting other people's lives at risk, and to be terminated for their negligence. Justice 4 Face https://www.facebook.com/Justice-4-Face-1600753633523356/ News coverage: http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/09/california-deputy-caught-on-video-entering-backyard-and-killing-dog/

Julie Whalen
22,245 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Citizens

Impeach Judge Sklarosky for sentencing child molesting cop to 3 months.

This is a deep problem in NEPA that has to be addressed. Corruption, nepotism, and racially/economically unequal sentences. If this Judge wants to impose only a 3 month sentence to a cop who admitted to sexually assaulting an 8 year old while throwing the book at everyone else, let's make an example out of him and show the local government officials we're not putting up with this blatant corruption that haunts our area anymore. It's morally wrong. A man who sexually assaults an 8 year old will not be properly rehabilitated, if that's even possible, after three months. This judge obviously lacks empathy to the victim or possible future victim(s) and is totally incompetent. He has no business collecting our tax dollars anymore, he obviously doesn't represent what we the people stand for. Minorities caught with marijuana do more time than this man. Shame on him. The judge also had the audacity to claim he was not a "sexually violent predator". So judge, if sexually assaulting an 8 year old isn't sexually violent, what is? Please resign. Don't make us impeach you. Leave with whatever little shred of dignity you have left. If not, and you prove to us you have absolutely no morals or backbone, don't for a second think we're going to allow you to win your reelection coming up. #PowerToThePeople   timesleader.com/news/632626/former-wilkes-barre-police-lieutenant-78-sentenced-for-indecent-assault-of-a-minor

Michael Milani
415 supporters