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 US Senate, House of Representatives, White House, U.S. House of Representatives, Clinton Foundation, Shaun King, MSNBC, CNN, Democracy Now!
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 caused 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. Thank You
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 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 Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Dept, Chief Art Acevedo
Independent Outside Investigation of Harding Street Murders by HPD officers
The interested people of Harris county Texas who are willing to criticize HPD officers when they are wrong want transparency and an impartial investigation involving the deaths of Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle, after Judge Gordon Marcum signed a warrant based on false information (a felony) to allow HPD officer Gerald Goines, and four other drug-team members to enter into their private home on January 19, 2019 and kill Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle. There have been no arrest made in the murders of Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle.We are calling for Mayor Turner, and Chief Art Acevedo to request an investigation by an outside agency either FBI, Texas Rangers, ATF, or DEA.
Petition to Dick Sears, Jeanette K. White, Tim Ashe, T.J Donovan, Phil Scott, Vermont State Senate, Vermont State House, Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, John Gannon, James Harrison, Warren F. Kitzmiller, Michael Mrowicki, Robert LaClair, Nelson Brownell, Marcia Gardner, Robert Hooper, James Palasik, Kelly Obrian
A Call For Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
A Call For Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement in Vermont It is imperative that civilian oversight be implemented to ensure appropriate law enforcement transparency and accountability. History has taught us that in the absence of law enforcement transparency and accountability the general public has more times than not questioned law enforcement legitimacy. We have all witnessed numerous instances where the resulting loss of public trust has stood as an obstacle to the crucial working relationship required between law enforcement and the community.Click here to read more on the problem in Vermont Demands: We call on the Governor to remove Nancy Sheahan from the State Police Advisory Commission. We call on the legislature to: Conduct public hearings to address civilian oversight of law enforcement, and Remove the Attorney General from the Vermont Criminal Justice Council Legislate remedies for violation of the implementation of Fair and Impartial Policing Policy and Implicit Bias Training We call on the Attorney General (upon removal from the Council) to investigate and enforce compliance with implementation of Fair and Impartial Policing Policy and Implicit Bias Training. Go here to learn more about these demands and read your call to action. #whoswatchingVTPD *Below is the petition as originally submitted three years ago* In September 2015, two Burlington police officers shot James Hemingway, after turning off their body cameras. The Chittenden County States Attorney cleared them of any wrongdoing. A no knock warrant resulting in a civilian death in December, 2015 and yet another in March of 2016. All of these incidents are routinely investigated “internally” and by the States Attorney’s offices, with whom they work on a regular basis. In Rutland, one officer resigned and the second retired after allegations of racial profiling, discrimination, assault and other misconduct. Dozens of other cases involving law enforcement misconduct and excessive use of force have been investigated across the state over the last number of years and with very little exception a high degree of impunity. From the killings of Robert Wooodward and Joseph Fortunati to the abuses of Brian Slutz and Anton Pike, law enforcement has not been held accountable. Additionally, law enforcement have no de-escalation, appropriate use of force or anti-bias training as components of their mandatory annual in-services training requirements. Law enforcement officers literally have to be convicted of a felony to be decertified in Vermont. Appallingly, police are one profession in the state of Vermont that are not overseen by the Office of Professional Regulation, the agency that oversees over 40 professions. Even The Police Chief Magazine is on record in support of such oversight. We deserve reasonable transparency in matters where peace officers use force against civilians. Without it, it is only natural that the public will begin to question police integrity and as a result, their legitimacy. There is nothing more important for law enforcement than transparency and legitimacy, if they hope to effectively uphold their sworn obligation to protect, serve and provide public safety for all. Please sign this petition for Vermont public safety. Justice For All
Petition to Tallahassee Mayor and City Commission, Mayor John E. Dailey, Commissioner Elaine Bryant, Commissioner Jeremy Matlow, Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox
NO NEW Tallahassee Police Department Headquarters
We, the citizens of Tallahassee, reject the proposal by the Tallahassee City Commission to build a 60 million dollar Tallahassee Police Headquarters in the Southside Shopping Center. We are against this so called "done deal" for many reasons. First, if the plaza were to be demolished, businesses would be forced to relocate. Additionally, it will remove important places of business that many employees and Southside residents travel to on foot. This would cause many to lose their jobs and access to the closest businesses. The South Side will be losing another grocery store, further contributing to food insecurity of the Southside. Furthermore, Southside Tallahassee is a rent-heavy area. An increase in property values would lead to an increase in rent. Therefore, we demand the City Commission stop this undemocratic process. Please share and sign! Follow Tallahassee Community Action Committee
Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chicago Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department
Federal & Local Law Enforcement: Arrest R. Kelly!!
After the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly” on Lifetime, the world is now aware of the various criminal acts of Robert Sylvester Kelly. These crimes include but are not limited to statutory rape, sexual assault, assault and battery. There are also a number of women who have been missing since 2016 due to their involvement with R. Kelly. Eye witnesses have reported seeing women on R. Kelly’s properties living in a cult-like setting, secluded in rooms, denied food and coerced and/or forced into sexual activity with Mr. Kelly and other individuals (some of whom were/are under age). Victims and their family members HAVE ALREADY made complaints to local police departments in Illinois, New York, Georgia, California and Texas, as well as to the FBI. However, either the complaints are falling on deaf ears, or law enforcement does not find these complaints important enough. Sign the petition to ask local and federal law enforcement to investigate the complaints of sexual assault, free the women being held in his confines, arrest R. Kelly and bring justice to the victims and their families.