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Petition to LaToya Broughton

Justice for Michael Parks, Jr.

On November 26, 2012, there was an alleged encounter involving the Miami Police Department, my brother Michael Nathaniel Parks, Jr. and a deceased party by the name of Lebron Warren at the U.S.A. Flea Market located at 3015 NW 79th Street in Miami, FL. From what we were told by one of the detectives from the Miami Police Department, the incident occurred in the afternoon around 1:00 p.m. The vehicle that was driven by Mr. Warren was supposedly involved in some type of home invasion or robbery that occurred near the area of the U.S.A. Flea Market. My brother Michael Nathaniel Parks, Jr. met the deceased individual at the Flea Market and then proceeded to depart with Mr. Warren to get a ride home. Upon departing from the Flea Market, there was an alleged victim who pointed out and stated that the vehicle Mr. Warren was driving was at the crime scene of the robbery and stated he was the suspect and told the police who were on site. There were officers who allegedly worked as undercover officers who approached the vehicle and Mr. Warren who was the driver placed the vehicle in reverse to leave and the cops then opened fire shooting them both while inside the vehicle. My brother Michael Nathaniel Parks, Jr. had no involvement in the alleged robbery or invasion that occurred earlier. He came to the U.S.A. Flea Market to get his hair cut and met up with Mr. Warren while there. They felt they were being robbed by the disguises of these officers. Unfortunately, the officers somehow felt "threaten" and upon shooting at the vehicle, Mr. Lebron Warren was shot 10 times died on the scene, my brother was shot nine times. Uncertain details as such shows that something occurred where the police didn't have to open fire on these young men. What my brother has gone through was traumatic, insensitive and unjust. There were days where we would called the Jackson Memorial Trauma Unit to check on my brother's health status.  Every time our family attended court, the dates are rescheduled every three months, for what? When we want to have discussions with the Prosecutors and Public Defenders to fully understand the charges he's currently facing, there's no information, but on November 26th and November 27th of 2012 the media sure had a bunch of things to say with the information they were given by the Miami Police Department. On July 28, 2016, Judge Dava Tunis sentenced Michael Nathaniel Parks, Jr. despite his request for a speedy trial. She automatically knew in her mind that Michael committed all the crimes that he was allegedly charged with, she stated he was guilty and immaturely sentenced him to 30 years and an additional 5 years for the charges.  On August 29, 2017, Michael Parks, Jr. was acquitted by a jury on all charges and shortly thereafter was transported to the South Bay Correctional Facility in West Palm Beach, FL Alleged Defendant's Name: Michael Nathaniel ParksCase Number: F12029627 Charge: Robbery/Armed/Firearm or Deadly Weapon (Where's the weapon he had? When did he commit a robbery? Where was the scene of the robbery? Will the victim point him at the crime scene?) Jury's returned verdict "NOT GUILTY" Case Number: F12029268 Charge: Resisting Officer with Violence to His Person (How was he resisting arrest after being shot nine times? How did he become violent when he couldn't breath properly and was asking for help through hand and body gestures?) Jury's returned verdict "NOT GUILTY" Case Number: F12029910 Charge: Murder 2nd Degree/Felony (How can he be charged with the murder of the deceased party? He didn't have any weapons? He did not initiate any encounter with the police? THE OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLED MR. WARREN. THIS WAS A HOMICIDE BY THE OFFICERS OF THE MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT) Jury's returned verdict "NOT GUILTY" Case Number: F10006731 Charge: Grand Theft 3rd Degree/ Criminal Mischief | Warrant Case (No explanation on what this particular charge was given for... Michael was not involved in any robbery? When did he commit a robbery? Where was the scene of the robbery?) Jury's returned verdict "NOT GUILTY" There was a total of seven (7) charges against Michael Nathaniel parks, Jr and ALL CASES ARE CLOSED! MICHAEL NATHANIEL PARKS, JR WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS. WE RESPECT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES, IN PARTICULAR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BUT MY BROTHER IS INNOCENT AND HAS BEEN INNOCENT SINCE DAY ONE!  As previously stated I would like to ask or know how do I go about receiving some type of legal assistance or obtain some type of counselled knowledge in understanding what I can do for my brother Michael Nathaniel Parks, Jr. Thank you in advance. Sincerely, A concerned sister and citizen of Miami, Florida LaToya R. Broughton

LaToya Broughton
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Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The City of Cleveland Heights, Cleveland Heights police department, City of Cleveland Heights City Council

Stop U.S. Cities from committing acts of Intentional infliction of Emotional Distress

https://www.facebook.com/270250279686631/photos/a.307590609285931.73733.270250279686631/1950514738326835/?type=3&theater In Ohio, To establish a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, and to win my case, the plaintiff must prove all of the following elements: (1) the defendant either intended to cause serious emotional distress, or knew or should have known that the actions taken would result in serious emotional distress to the plaintiffs; (2) the defendant’s conduct was so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency and was such that it would considered utterly intolerable in a civilized community; (3) the plaintiffs’ psychic injuries proximately resulted from the defendants actions; and (4) the plaintiff suffered mental anguish that is serious and of a nature that no reasonable person could be expected to endure it 1. Your court negligently forgot to remove one of my warrants. & because of your careless negligence. I was disqualified for a job, I had received a job offer for a better paying job . Your court should have known that the careless negligent actions would result in serious emotional distress to the plaintiff. The plaintiff could have experienced a number of unfortunate situations, because of your city’s negligence. I had honestly waited to turn in the papers till , I went to court to make sure all the warrants were removed. I gave the employer the signed paper and the go ahead to run my background check the next day after, I went to court and It came back that I had a warrant . Honestly the lady was acting different toward me. First impressions are everything and I told the lady I didn’t have any issues. It was because of your city’s negligence, I was disqualified from a better paying job. When she ran my background check a warrant from your city popped up. I explained to her, I went to court yesterday and It was suppose to be removed with the other ones. But, she told me It didn’t matter . I was disqualified. I have documentation to prove that, I lost a job opportunity because of that warrant. That situation created emotional distress. I was sad because I worked to find a better job, to help provide for my family. & then to be disqualified because of your cities negligence, put a burden on me. Your city’s careless negligence has forced me to work a lesser paying job. 2.An officer employed at Cleveland heights police department, displayed a level of extreme and outrageous behavior, the type of behavior that exceeded all possible bounds of decency. The officer Javon Jackson lied and impersonated a officer with authority. The officer lied and told me he was in charge of removing warrants. Officer Jackson tried to use aggressive threats and intimidation tactics as a way to scare me into coming into the police station. Officer Javon Jackson threaten to come to my house, (a house out of his jurisdiction, to do unspeakable acts to me) The Severe act of menacing has left me emotionally distraught and has put me in fear for me and my families lives. I tried to pursue a protection order to protect me and my family. Unfortunately, my protection was denied. I feel exposed, helpless and unprotected against a officer who has threaten to come to my place of residence to do an unspeakable act, only adding to my Severe Emotional distress. 3.The plaintiff states, The City Of Cleveland Heights Is solely liable for the Severe Emotional Distress of the plaintiff. The Defendant (The City of Cleveland Heights), & the defendant’s Employees (police officers, government officials, court appointed officials), Agents and Representatives initiated and were the sole and primary cause of the Plaintiff’s Severe emotional Distress. 4.On July 6, 2018, The Plaintiff was seen and evaluated by a Psychiatrist in a desperate effort to pursue treatment of his Severe Emotional Distress. (Paranoia, Panic attacks, Anxiety, Nightmares, restless nights). & Is now receiving counseling and treatment for the severe symptoms of the emotional distress. I meet all (4) Qualifications, and I am Prepared to speak. I believe that the jury will be moved by my case. The empathy for me after I speak, will outweigh any & everything.   “(4) the plaintiff suffered mental anguish that is serious and of a nature that no reasonable person could be expected to endure it” I can personally guarantee, no member of any Jury would be able to endure, this series of unfortunate events. Nuisance: The Cleveland Heights police Chief, Chief Annette Mecklenburg’s actions are classified as, a act of Public Nuisance, by denying my public records request. (Ohio Public Records act, Ohio Revised code Section 149.43.) Nuisance is defined as the wrongful invasion of a legal right or interest. “Wrongful invasion” encompasses not only the interest in personal enjoyment of property, but also legal rights and privileges. Nuisance encompasses two separate fields of tort liability: public nuisance and private nuisance. A public nuisance is an unreasonable interference with a right common to the general public.  Unreasonable interference includes “those acts that significantly interfere with public health, safety, peace, comfort, or convenience, conduct that is contrary to a statute, ordinance, or regulation, or conduct that is of a continuing nature or one which has produced a permanent or long-lasting effect upon the public right, an effect of which the actor is aware or should be aware.”   Menacing: An officer employed at Cleveland heights police department, displayed a level of extreme and outrageous behavior, the type of behavior that exceeded all possible bounds of decency. Officer Jackson tried to use aggressive threats and intimidation tactics as a way to scare me into coming into the police station. Officer Javon Jackson threaten to come to my house, (a house out of his jurisdiction, to do unspeakable acts to me) The Severe act of menacing has left me emotionally distraught and has put me in fear for me and my families lives. I have a one year old son, and girlfriend. We are all African American. (A) No person shall knowingly cause another to believe that the offender will cause physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person's unborn, or a member of the other person's immediate family. In addition to any other basis for the other person's belief that the offender will cause physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person's unborn, or a member of the other person's immediate family, the other person's belief may be based on words or conduct of the offender that are directed at or identify a corporation, association, or other organization that employs the other person or to which the other person belongs. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of menacing. Except as otherwise provided in this division, menacing is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If the victim of the offense is an officer or employee of a public children services agency or a private child placing agency and the offense relates to the officer's or employee's performance or anticipated performance of official responsibilities or duties, menacing is a misdemeanor of the first degree or, if the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an offense of violence, the victim of that prior offense was an officer or employee of a public children services agency or private child placing agency, and that prior offense related to the officer's or employee's performance or anticipated performance of official responsibilities or duties, a felony of the fourth degree.(C) As used in this section, "organization" includes an entity that is a governmental employer.    

Joshua Bradley
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