Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation, President of the United States, Department of Justice, United States Supreme Court, Georgia State House, Georgia State Senate, Georgia Governor
Justice For Jessica Boynton
On April 15, 2016, in the town of Griffin, Georgia. Police found Jessica Boynton in the closet of her home with a gunshot wound to the head, and a police issued firearm in her hand. The county sheriff ruled her dead at the scene. There is one major problem though. Jessica was neither dead nor shot in the head. That's right. Police find and verify Jessica is alive at the scene, and she is rushed to the ER. That is when it's found that there was no exit wound, no bullet, and NO ENTRANCE WOUND. That's right. Jessica wasn't shot in the head, but rather stricken in the head with what appears to be blunt force. Also, there were no signs of gunshot residue on Jessica's hands. The police were notified of said "shooting" by Jessica's then husband Matthew Boynton. Matthew claims he received a text from Jessica stating she was going to commit suicide. Mathew, a then police officer raced home only to hear 2 consecutive gunshots. He raced out of his house fearing for his life and called in backup. The phone records were never verified, and thus the text messages were never authenticated. There is another problem now. Matthew claims this was around 1 a.m, but the neighbors will tell a story of hearing gunshots at 11 p.m. The next problem is that during interview with investigators, Matthew tells detectives he did not change his clothes or wash his hands. This was potentially a lie. Earlier that night, Matthew is seen on surveillance at a Walmart, and is clearly shown to be wearing an outfit different than what he had on later that night. Aside from the outfit, Matthew was never tested for gunshot residue. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has closed the case ruling it a suicide, despite the fact that people don't usually commit suicide by firing at their head twice, missing both shots, and then resort to smashing themselves on the head. Jessica is alive today, but due to the traumatic head injury, she is not capable of recalling the events leading up to the injury. She is adamant though that she would never commit suicide. Later on in another case involving Matthew and Jessica, Mathew stole Jessica's property and lied about it. He was charged with 2 felonies, and ended up losing his job as a police officer over it. The importance here is that, if Matthew lied under oath about this, what else has he lied about? The work in this case is sloppy, and appears as if Mathew was let off the line too easily due to his work as a police officer, and the fact the the county sheriff so happened to be his granddad. That's right, Matthew's granddad was the sheriff... The same sheriff who lied by pronouncing Jessica dead at the scene. The evidence in this case is so messy that there is clearly foul play involved, and had Mathew been an average Joe, there is no doubt he'd be a prime suspect. I am asking all of you to help me get justice for Jessica by signing this petition. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has failed to do its job. The FBI needs to take on this case, and settle it once and for all the right way. If Mathew is indeed the attacker, it's only a matter of time until he hurts someone else. The full story and all of it's detail can be found in the following source. https://crimewatchdaily.com/2017/04/27/behind-the-closet-door-crime-watch-daily-investigates-the-jessica-boynton-case/
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Clinton Foundation, Michelle Bachelet, CNN, Amy Goodman
Hands Up Act
My name is Travis Washington. I will be graduating with an M. A, degree in Higher Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2019. I have been politically involved, from registering people to vote, to work in the Springfield Capitol (as an Alexander Lane Fellow, January to May 2017). We know how so many people of cultural minorities are in constant fear of leaving their household. This fear in our lives far too often comes from individuals working in public safety who harm people. Every single week we hear about another unarmed innocent vulnerable human being shot by the police. This has increased the trauma and fear that has made people of color scared to leave their homes. We need legislation now that prohibits police officers from shooting unarmed citizens. If there isn’t a weapon found after someone has been shot (therefore, unarmed) by a police officer, then I propose that the officer should receive a mandatory 15-year prison sentence. We have seen over and over police officers get off, even with videotape footage of citizens having been shot by police officers. This is a new form of lynching. I am pleading with you to propose a bill that protects people who have every right to feel threatened by law enforcement. We always say we need more training for those involved in public safety, and there are increasing policies and laws that mandate that police officers have “body cameras” on them. Those measures do not address the whole problem, not when the individual officers who shoot unarmed victims aren’t punished. Senator, we are in a crisis where relationships between people of color and police officers are deteriorating, beyond the critical level. In order to build any sort of positive relationships again, we need laws to keep a balance in the lives of all the public. I might even suggest this as a title for this proposed legislation: the Hands UP ACT. I will be emailing this to the all of your colleagues in the U. S. Senate, members of Congress, State Governors; Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress; and to other appropriate organizations across the country. Once this petition receives enough attention. My goal to speak before the House of Representatives or United Nations during a committee hearing to bring attention to this policy. Thank You !!
Petition to Walnut Creek Police Chief Thomas Chaplin, Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton, Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva, Walnut Creek City Manager Dan Buckshi
Request Advanced Crisis Intervention Training and Full Transparency Throughout the Process
On June 2, 2019, Miles Hall, a 23 year-old citizen of Walnut Creek, CA, was shot and killed in his own neighborhood by officers of the Walnut Creek Police Department. Miles was a graduate of Las Lomas High School and a great friend to many. He struggled with his mental health and his family wanted to get him help, not put his life in danger. Family members told police dispatch that he suffered from bipolar disorder, so officers should have been prepared to enter the situation with additional vigilance for the safety of all involved. Instead of attempting to de-escalate the situation, Walnut Creek Police officers shot at him with non-lethal rounds, ultimately heightening intensity and increasing fear for both Miles and the officers involved. After negative results, Walnut Creek Police officers chose to take deadly action and fire their weapons with malice aforethought, striking and killing Miles Hall. While we acknowledge that the Walnut Creek Police Department and the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office are actively conducting independent investigations, we strongly believe that this situation could have been prevented had each of the officers been through advanced Crisis Intervention Training. As of 2018, there was one, two-person Mental Health Evaluation team for the entirety of central Contra Costa County. This is in no way sufficient enough to assist even a fraction of mental health patients in our city, let alone the county. We request that the Walnut Creek Police Department joins forces with local healthcare officials and mental health clinicians to create a more efficient process for assisting those in need. We also request that the Walnut Creek Police Department retrain it’s officers in use-of-force scenarios. We hold good faith that additional training and mental health resources will benefit both the citizens and police officers of Walnut Creek. We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge the Walnut Creek Police Department to thoroughly amend their protocol regarding critical incident calls involving mentally-ill subjects. We are calling on the Walnut Creek Police Department and the City of Walnut Creek to provide every officer with Crisis Intervention Training and re-evaluate the department’s current use-of-force training. We also request the development of additional Mental Health Evaluation teams to prevent any further similarly tragic situations while also providing Mental Health Resources in the City of Walnut Creek for its citizens and officers equally. We plead for the transparency from the City of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek Police Department, and Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office. With this petition, we feel it is imperative that the City of Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek Police Department work together to establish and administer new policies that will assist officers in understanding, supporting, and thus helping to prevent another killing of a Walnut Creek citizen such as Miles Hall.
Petition to Sheila Jackson Lee
Justice for Jennifer Jeffley
This is the link to her Crime Watch episode: https://youtu.be/y6GuzyrxCPk https://youtu.be/y6GuzyrxCPk Jennifer Jeffley was taken from her family at the tender age of 15 by the Houston Texas police department without the consent or permission of the parent. She was never returned home. She was kept over 12 hours being questioned continually until she was arrested and charged with capital murder. She has spent over the last 21 years in prison for this crime she did not do. We are asking the people that show her story sign this petition. We are trying to reach congress, the governor, and anyone else that can correct this wrong done to Jennifer. Your support in our attempt to get justice is greatly appreciated. Please sign our petition for Jennifer's freedom.
Petition to Department of Justice, Attorney General, City Attorney Bryan Carter
What happened to my little BROTHER?
Calvin Robinson Jr. Calvin Passed away in the early hours of Christmas morning 2015. All his belongings were missing. Additionally his debit card was used for a month following his death. After asking for an investigation into this matter, the family was told the a dead person could not be a victim and they were not going to investigate any further. Still waiting on a response from the Mayor of St Joseph Missouri. Spoke with the Prosecutor and was told that nobody investigates the police. Spoke with the investigator and was told that the family would have to spend some money to find out what happened. The family was not notified by the police of the death of their loved one. Instead a "friend" of the victim notified the family. The same friend who was later determined to have called the police and tell them that the victim had stolen her car. To make matters worse the officer who reconstructed the scene made the following video, seeming to taunt the family. Zachary Craft This officer was eventually fired after the department faced criticism for having him on duty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdQb7rTrEPA http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/st-joseph-officer-appears-in-racially-charged-video/article_ba30c352-481f-553e-a2a8-fe9492150559.html Jason Fanning Jason was murdered by a St Joseph Missouri Police officer 2/20/17. A officer approached Jason without any lights or sirens and shot him to death in a vehicle parked in a driveway. The following comment was taken from a article: "Questioned about Bever’s failure to turn on his emergency lights, which would have activated the dash camera, Capt. Jeff Wilson, a spokesman for the St. Joseph Police Department, said this issue was an internal matter for the department and he had no comment on current police policy." http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/no-charges-in-officer-involved-shooting/article_7309770f-30ee-555f-b812-339deb0cbbf0.html http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/police-release-dashcam-footage-of-officer-involved-shooting/article_baf45dc8-60c5-5797-9fb7-9768af7c57a0.html I have also included a link for the petition requesting this officer be arrested for murder. https://www.change.org/p/we-want-justice-justiceforjay From detective to felon: The Scott Coates Saga "Mr. Coates said the polygraph examination ended with the FBI polygraphist telling him he was lying and beginning interrogation. The interrogation was the first time he was directly asked about the case, he said." Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former longtime detective with the St. Joseph, Missouri Police Department pleaded guilty in federal court today to withholding information about a prohibited person who illegally possessed a firearm used in a gang-related shooting. https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/kansascity/news/press-releases/former-st.-joseph-police-detective-pleads-guilty-to-withholding-information-about-illegal-firearm http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/from-detective-to-felon-the-scott-coates-saga/article_3aa18648-d0d1-56b4-95a0-3c6440b43f22.html Angela Horn “It’s a joke,” Horn said. “That’s why it’s called the criminal justice system, because that’s who it serves. Their salary comes out of my pocket. I just think that it should be for people that need protection—and not for people that are out to frickin’ take everything you have.” https://steemit.com/police/@clayrains/saint-joseph-residents-give-police-an-f-in-fighting-crime-and-an-a-in-harassment
Petition to Elizabeth Warren
Law Enforcement Personnel Should Have Mandatory Liability Insurance
There have been so many articles in the news about law enforcement misconduct in the past few years. Whenever an officer is sued the taxpayers pay and the officer is allowed to return to police work. Some of those officers go on to have legal issues again in their career as police. The public outcry for police reform is growing. The issue of Police Reform is very complex. We do not want to jeopardize our officers' well being or penalize the good officers but, the American Police Departments desperately need reform. Americans are constantly asking what can be done about this crisis in our society. I believe that the easiest solution to both problems is to have mandatory liability insurance for Law enforcement personnel who interact with the public. The insurance companies will decide whether an officer is a risk. This will weed out the bad actors and assist cities with the large settlement bills. Law enforcement officers should be able to write the cost of their liability insurance off on their taxes as a business or employment expense. This would likely create more jobs in the insurance fields, too. Police should be guardians not warriors. Please sign my petition and help make society safer and better for all of us!
Petition to Dallas Police Department
On September 6, 2018, off-duty Dallas patrol officer Amber Guyger entered the apartment of Botham Jean and shot and killed him. Guyger has been convicted of murdering Botham Jean and sentenced to 10 years in prison. But our attention focuses on another local player in this tragedy - Mike Mata. Mata violated the general orders of the Dallas Police Department and showed preferential treatment to an officer involved in a fatal shooting by: 1) Advising Guyger not to say anything while her camera was on. 2) Advising Guyger to turn off her in car camera system so they could talk in private. 3) Removing Guyger from an isolated squad car during an ongoing investigationThese are just the things we know. Suppression of evidence, protection of Police Officers, and disregard for Black Lives. But this is an indicator that this is the type of unethical policing Mata believes in and Mata has a track record that proves he is not the type of officer that Dallas wants or needs. Mata pushed to delay this trial, has tried to prevent DPD from working with Dallas organizers pushing for Police Oversight, and shows a blatant disregard for the mission statement of the Dallas Police Department that says they, "will conduct themselves in an ethical manner."This mission statement also says DPD will:Be examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust; and Perform their duties with the knowledge that protection of the lives and property of ALL citizens is their primary duty.But Mata had no intentions of protecting Botham Jean's life that night. DPD should strive to have officers that protect and serve us all, not just their own. When an officer acts in a way that violates their general orders, that officer should be fired. We are offering this opportunity for DPD to protect and preserve public trust by rooting out the conspiratorial culture that has tainted their relationship with the community. By firing officers who act outside of our best interest, Dallas Police Department shows a commitment to being a morally sound Department dedicated to only the best for our community. --------------------------- Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/09/24/police-treated-amber-guyger-special-on-night-of-shooting-prosecutor-argues/
Petition to Scott County Prosecutor
Call for grand jury to investigate Sikeston officer for child endangerment.
A Sikeston police officer deployed a taser against a man holding a baby. The video circulated wildly. We believe this unnamed officer’s action endangered the welfare of this child and would like a criminal investigation. The video shows the officer acting much more violently than the other highly trained officers in the video. The other officers did not feel it necessary to deploy tasers. We believe that electricity flows to the path of least resistance regardless of the authority of the person administering it. Sikeston DPS has long been accused of covering for misdeeds of members of local government and members of prominent families. We have lost our faith in Sikeston’s ability to control or reprimand their police force and are asking for an independent investigation.