Petition to Santa Monica Police Department, Chief Seabrooks
Terminate Officer Koby Arnold from the Santa Monica Police Department.
Officer Koby Arnold wrongfully arrested me December 23, 2011 causing me to spend the night in jail, have my blood drawn, falsify a police report, tow my car, and made my dogs go to the pound, all because I had exercised our constitutional rights. After the blood results proved I was sober when pulled over, I filed a lawsuit against Officer Koby Arnold and the department. I was shocked to find out that this was not the first time Officer Koby Arnold's name was mentioned in a lawsuit. Just in 2008, according the complaint, "Officer Koby Arnold attacked him from behind.. Immediately thereafter, Burke alleged that he was tased by Officer Michael Rogozik, and then again by Arnold, at which point Burke fell to the ground." In 2012 the victim, Mr. Paul Burke was awarded $99,000. Officer Koby Arnold was not terminated from the department and kept his job as a motorcycle patrol officer. Three years after he had wrongfully arrested me, the city decided to also settle with me for $70,000 for the actions of Officer Koby Arnold. Thankfully, I had recorded the stop with my cell phone and had proof of what was said during the stop which you can view here, https://youtu.be/3dBvFpfiaF8 I had originally filed the lawsuit not for money, but because I had felt Officer Koby Arnold was a danger to civilians on the road and he must be held accountable for his actions. Unfortunately, instead of Koby Arnold being terminated you can watch him here riding horses on the beach https://youtu.be/rO07JsUQOzQ?t=25s Please sign this petition to help clean up Santa Monica's Police Department.
Petition to Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Justice For Tamir Rice
More than a year after police shot and killed my 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice as he played in a park with a toy gun, a grand jury declined to charge the officers who opened fire on Tamir in less than 2 seconds of arriving to the scene.My family is saddened and disappointed– but we are not surprised.Since Tamir was killed, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty has been on the side of the police -- manipulating the grand-jury process so that they would vote against indicting the officers. We need the U.S. Department of Justice to step in to conduct a real investigation into the killing of a 12-year-old child.Even though video shows police shooting Tamir immediately, Prosecutor McGinty hired so-called expert witnesses to tell the grand jury their conduct was reasonable and justified. It is unheard of, and highly improper, for a prosecutor to hire "experts" to try to exonerate the targets of a grand-jury investigation. These are the sort of "experts" we would expect the officer's criminal-defense attorney to hire — not the prosecutor.He gave the officers special treatment which would never be given to non-police suspects.The Department of Justice has launched independent investigations into police killings of civilians before. Last year, they launched one in response to the killing of John Crawford, who, like Tamir, had a toy gun in his hand while shopping at a Walmart when police rushed in and shot him to death. A Change.org petition helped make that investigation happen and that’s why I need your signature.Please sign my petition asking the Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into prosecutor McGinty's handling of the grand jury process; and for the killing of 12 year old Tamir Rice. LaTonya Goldsby
Petition to STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
PROSECUTOR MISCONDUCT LEADS TO LIFE SENTENCE!! HELP FREE THE INNOCENT
My name is Dean Seagers and I need your help in reuniting me with my family. I am serving a LIFE sentence for a (Non-Violent Drug Offense) that included an amount of 2 Grams of cocaine that I was falsely accused of. The judge that tried my case was Judge Harrington. She gave me a LIFE SENTENCE because it was a MAXIMUM MANDATORY sentence required by the law (that law that ended June 2010). Below is a brief description of how this false accusation took place: I was falsely accused by the Charleston Police Department and charged with Distribution of Crack. There was also a CI (confidential informant) who advised by testimony on the stands as well as in a letter (notarized by a SC Notary) that he did not buy cocaine from me, he just saw me out there. He was coerced into changing his statement by the Charleston Police Department (CPD), because he had pending charges against him. In turn, doing that would falsely accuse me of being GUILTY. The officer tested the cocaine and lied by saying it was "crack" so I could be given the maximum when sentenced. What's REALLY UNFAIR is the statement from the CI was not considered in the least to prove my INNOCENCE; but the Officer's false determination of the substance was used to prove me GUILTY!! Although there was no evidence that could have been used that would have proved me guilty of selling cocaine or crack, I was still given a "HARSH SENTENCE" that lead to me being served with a 3rd strike offence that would immediately take all my chances away of walking out that courtroom as an INNOCENT MAN. I was offered a Plea, but because I am not guilty of this charge I did not accept. Due to my innocence, I am requesting a reevaluation of this case to prove there was Prosecutor Misconduct, Police Negligence, unfair rulings from the Judge and most of all MY INNOCENCE If my request is granted, I could be given relief on this LIFE sentence and come home to my children, my family and continue to reach my GOALS of reopening our family restaurant. Our restaurant contributed to society in many beneficial ways. The most important was providing families with a place to sit and eat together. To achieve this tremendous GOAL along with many others, I am asking for your help. Please sign this petition and I am also going to send letters to the Prosecuting Judge asking for my release!
Petition to Charles Schumer, Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Thomas Suozzi, Carl Marcellino, Andrew Raia, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jeff Sessions, Tim Sini
Re-investigate the Murder of Michael Divers!
My name is Kristen Divers and my husband was murdered on August 28, 2015, in a physical altercation with David Brase and Mark McGreen at a community beach house in Centerport, Long Island. To date these men have not been brought to justice and I write to ask for your help in a re-investigation of the matter. I had been told by several community sources that the 2 men, Brase and McGreen, have ties to the Suffolk County police department including the imprisoned chief James Burke and the corrupt DA Tom Spota. After not hearing from police after the night my husband was killed, I hired a private investigator and attorney to help find out why no arrests were made. No one seemed to be investigating the matter until my attorney and investigator got involved. After months of inaction a Suffolk County Assistant D.A. (ADA) became assigned to the case. Without hearing a shred of evidence the ADA told my lawyer he believed the two men were defending themselves, which is incredulous given the 2 and sometimes 3 on 1 attack on my husband that I later saw on video which the D.A. withheld from us. The rumors that Brase and McGreen had connections to the Suffolk County D.A.'s office seemed to be proving true. Only six months after my husbands death did the Suffolk D.A.'s office impanel a grand jury to investigate the matter. It seems that the ADA and DA Spota cherry picked evidence and witnesses to support their predetermined conclusion that my husband's death was not criminal and of course after 2 weeks the grand jury cleared Brase and McGreen of all charges. Our investigation showed that my husband had entered the beach club house to use the restroom during a private party. The restrooms in the clubhouse are open to beach members, even when a party is going on. A video was available showing the 2 men murder my husband but I am not sure if the GJ even saw that part of the video. I am asking for your help to unseal the grand jury minutes so we can see what corruption was exhibited in DA Spota's investigation of the matter. We are now pursuing a wrongful death action against the two men and everyone is fighting to prevent us from learning the truth of what happened to my husband including blocking us from not only seeing the grand jury minutes but also basic police paperwork which include witness statements surrounding the investigation of my husband's death. Any assistance you can offer to re-investigate this deadly beating that left me a widow and my 2 sons without a father is greatly appreciated. I-Team Investigation
Petition to Mike DeWine
Voices for Mackenzie Basham
My daughter Mackenzie Basham pled guilty to 9 counts of burglary in August 2014. She was advised by her attorney to take a deal unethically. She was 19, with a prior of 2 seat belt violations at time of arrest. Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish made a statement publicly of others involved in these crimes in May 2014. No other persons were brought in on any charges associated with this case.Allen County Prosecutor, Juergen A. Waldick, also knew of others involved in these crimes.The head Crime scene investigator on her case was police sergeant Fredrick DePalma. DePalma, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for 35 counts of theft in office and 24 counts of tampering with evidence. He committed the police misconduct on cases in 2014. DePalma signed every single piece of evidence in Mackenzie's discovery packet against her in 2014. Mackenzie admitted to having stolen property in her apartment and car and being paid to take it to pawn shops. The sentencing judge said aloud that drugs and the "wrong" crowd had put Mackenzie in this situation. In a courtroom full of Mackenzie's family and friends, not one official of Allen County said a word as she pled guilty out of pure fear to every single one of these crimes alone. That would mean 9 burglaries in 3 days, done by one 19 year old girl. She was given a 14 year sentence. Mackenzie had a 2 year old baby at the time of sentencing, he is now 6 years old. Please help me be a voice to get Mackenzie a shorter sentence so she can be reunited with her son before 2028. In 2028 her son will be 17 years old, and my daughter will be 34 years old. She has served enough time for her involvement in these crimes and has learned a very difficult lesson. She is now drug free and ready to have a second chance on life. She is a loving mother and a beautiful caring person. She is ready to function in society in a positive way now at 23 years old. Please help me be her voice on the outside by signing this petition. My goal is to get Mackenzie a commutation of her sentence. This would make her sentence shorter and give an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel for our family who loves her so much. Positive letters of support for Mackenzie can be sent to: Ohio Parole Board Mackenzie Basham #090219 770 West Broad St, Columbus Ohio 43222.
Petition to Trent Brignac
Drop the Charges Against Dequince Brown
On July 6, 2017 Dejuan Guillory and his girlfriend Dequince Brown were frog hunting in Mamou, Louisiana when they were accosted by Evangeline Parish Officer Holden LaFleur who had a previous complaint history involving police brutality and police misconduct. An altercation resulted which ended with Dejuan Guillory dead while begging for his life and later Dequince Brown arrested and charged with attempted murder of an officer for trying to stop Officer Holden LaFleur from killing Dejuan Guillory. Evangeline Parish was cited by the Department of Justice for their pattern and practice of arresting, charging, prosecuting, and jailing Blacks and poor people for minor offenses resulting in a modern day "Debtor's Prison" and routine history of systemic racism and discrimination. http://www.katc.com/story/34092212/doj-cites-evangeline-sheriff-ville-platte-police-for-illegal-holds Arresting and charging Brown with murder is cruel and unusual punishment. She was preventing Holden from taking an innocent life. It was Holden who escalated the situation and lead to this deadly killing of this father of three Dejuan Guillory. District Attorney Trent Brignac is well aware of the previous citations and history of Officer Holden LaFleur and the resulting funding of the killing and wrongful arrests of Evangeline Parish and Ville Platte citizens. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/has-the-justice-department-found-a-new-town-that-preys-on-its-poor/ We are calling on the Public to urge District Attorney Trent Brignac to drop the charges against Dequince Brown and hold Officer Holden LaFleur for the killing of Dejuan Guillory. Call, fax, email, or write a letter to District Attorney Trent Brignac, 1645 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-8143 Phone (225) 343-0171; Fax (225) 387-0237; Trent@Idaa.org On November 2, 2017 at 9 AM Dequince Brown will be arraigned on charges of attempted murder of an officer. This is a total miscarriage of justice and a distraction from seeking justice for Dejuan Guillory.
Petition to Penny Vought, Kris Markeson
Fight for what's right! Protect our Community from POLICE MISCONDUCT!
I demand Officer Andrew Harren receive disciplinary action and a public apology for the emotional distress he has caused my family. On numerous occasions, Officer Harren has used verbal aggression to coerce and intimidate my 17 year old twin boys. He has called them names and informed them that they will be nothing but drop outs. This takes place without the presence of a parent or guardian. However other officers have witnessed these interactions. On Oct 21st around 1230 a.m., I was able to witness an interaction with Officer Harren and both boys. Although Officer Harren came to my home in regards to another teenager, he chose to verbally attach both my boys by using foul language and hostility. At one point he made a comment in regards to a recent underage consumption party and accused both of having "something" to do with it. This is one of many example of many accusations based on nothing more than assumption. He preceded to express the inconvience of having to deal with my children and there friends. He continued to taunt them until I made both boys go in our home and shut the door. This interaction alone has caused great distress to our family. I am asking for your support to ensure this doesn't continue to happen to such a vulnerable population within our community. Stand up for our YOUTH!!
Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Need signatures for petition to open investigation of 72 yr old Bartlesville police death
The Bartlesville police display abbuse of badge and power they have a long record of getting investigated of such wrong doing ,on Jan 16 taskforce did a raid at 1608 sw maple st Mike Anthony livingston was the target he used to be married to Amber Thompson, Jerry thompson daughter who is a Bartlesville reserve officer Mike was surrendering but cops was screaming loud Geraldine Townsend was asleep may I add she had a half a foot and a brain anarchism she doesn't really know what she's doing but since they did live in a bad area she had a bb gun for protection they also had camera to watch there house they say shot at them ,the officer that shot her was the one said to have shot in face when explaining he does say he came back around to cover Steven but said she pointed the gun at him again so he shot obviously Mike's yelling it' my mom its' a bb gun but they could have tackled her but then to put salt on the wound they show no remorse they get rude with Mike who was pleading to see his mother still calling them sir they got tired of hearing him cry and scream for him to shut up they kept being a abusive and showing no remorse provoking Mike to threat to cause harm on them out of mental distress now they are charging Mike for making the threat even though it was provoked charging him for having cameras ,he has a disable mom to protect he lived for her and all they found was a mason jar of weed and I find out the video of the event was one of the cops cell phone do they normally do that, they showed no remorse their story changed alo now they are bringing up Mike's 1988 records and making sound like she was trying to keep her son from going to jail I read a lot of blogs so many in the commnity of their abuse of power I seen so many cases of some of the officers involved for brutality Mike' bond is set 500,000 this needs to stop who can we turn to