Petition to Ron O’ Brien, Rick Minerd, Mary O’ Shaunessy, John O’ Grady, Franklin County Juvile Division
Footage of 16 yr Old Joey Haynes Death
Word has spread quickly about the death of my 16 year old nephew, Joey Haynes, who was killed by a Franklin County Sheriffs Deputy. It’s clear that Joey was there for a scheduled court date, however, what isn’t clear is the actual facts that surround his death. My family, and the Sheriff’s department portray 2 totally different stories regarding what actually happened that day. Days, that are crucial are slipping away, and there has yet to be an official statement from the officer who killed my nephew, no real, unbiased witnesses have been questioned, and no footage of the incident has been released to the public. The Sheriifs department’s initial statement was that the officer was in fear for his life, and was being attacked by multiple family members, which is not true. Then there were accusations that Joey went to reach for the officers gun, which also isn’t true. They came to the public with a story of a raged, uncontrollable, criminal (16 yr old Joey), as a way to try and get the community to side with them and justify MURDER. Now I am coming to the public asking you to help my family get them to release the unedited footage of the incident in question, and let you all make your own decision based off of that and not false narrative!! Please sign my petition and help me get the footage to expose our murderous, corrupt system for what it is! #WEDEMANDFOOTAGE #JUSTICE4JOEY #POLICEBRUTALITY
Petition to Andy LaBarre
Justice For Gunned Down Cows
In Michigan, a pair of steers escaped while being transported to the slaughterhouse. Instead of calling an animal control official or a veterinarian the local sheriffs' office decided to go all gung-ho on the poor animal. They could of try to calm the animal down but instead, they riddled the poor lost and confused steers with bullets. "For public safety", that was the reply from the Sheriff's office. Daniel McKernan the owner of local animal sanctuary volunteered to save the animals but the sheriff department decided that sending out helicopters to track and exterminate the runaway animal was a better option. There needs to be an investigation into the conduct of the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office. In a civilized society, it is unacceptable to riddle a scared and lost animal with bullets when there are better options. Full Video: https://www.facebook.com/danmck/videos/1492759340822685/
Petition to The Golden Circle DFW
Fire off duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Mr. Botham Shem Jean
Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer is responsible for the death of Mr. Botham Shem Jean and should be terminated from her employment with the Dallas Police Department. This is a decision the Dallas Police Department can make without the Texas Rangers and Dallas County. Officer Guyger is the sole person responsible for his death and should not continue her employment by the City of Dallas Police Dept.
Petition to Mayor E. Ben Zahn, III
Petition To Stop City Of Kenner Nike Ban
Thomas United Methodist Church has been an anchor in the Kenner community for 135 years. We have seen firsthand, a young Black man wrongfully and brutally killed at the hands of Kenner police right in front of our faith community just last year. We are deeply saddened to learn of your efforts to use government to boycott Nike for supporting Colin Kaepernick for raising awareness around police brutality, racial inequality and social injustice. Your position negates the hurt and pain experienced from the life that has been lost at the hands of police officers right here in our community. Let us remember that our commandment is to love God and love people. Our love for God should challenge us to love people who do not look like us, who do not share our experiences and who may have different beliefs. We have seen that love extended to over 11 million people who embark on the City of Kenner every year through the Louis Armstrong International Airport. As ambassadors to the world, it is our responsibility to also be an example of compassion, empathy and to seek understanding from the unheard and disenfranchised. We stand with Nike, Colin Kaepernick and any organization who strives to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly” with God’s people and reject your plans to force personal beliefs on public institutions that exist to serve all of its citizens regardless of their race, economic status or their political beliefs. We implore you to reverse your policy to ban Nike from the Department of Recreation and all public entities. Show the world that the City of Kenner believes in love, not hate. Thomas United Methodist Church invites the Greater Kenner Community to show we are stronger together. Our unity will demand that elected officials not use public office as a tool to divide its citizens. Support the petition to reverse the Nike ban and keep Kenner united!
Petition to Dipak Misra, Indira Banrjee
Police shooting at Tuticorin
Hi, The Pearl City of Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin was facing so much issue with Sterlite Factory by Vedantha groups. There were many controversies since the factory setup at 1994. Recently the factory has announced the expansion of doubling its capacity. So people of Tuticorin started to protest in a peace manner for 99 days. On 100th day, Section 144 was imposed with no reason and violence was stirred. The peace protest has turned out as riot. Police has taken a solution of shooting without following any of the guidelines of riot laws. Police shot 12 people above the waist especially in chest, head, mouth and ear. Police has not given a proper statement regarding the shooting order and also never alerted public regarding shooting. Also police used snipers to kill target that seems to be suspicious. The Victims include young and teenage boys and also teenage girl who was just 17. This is highly violent that government killing its own citizens and naming them as mob. Please consider this issue and truth has to be brought out. The young souls has to rest in peace and government is answerable to them.
Petition to The University of Chicago
Hold UCPD Accountable and Invest in Mental Health Resources
See full list of demands here: https://bit.ly/CareNotCopsDemands Dear President Robert J. Zimmer,In your letter on April 4, 2018 to the University of Chicago community, you write of the “paramount importance” of maintaining “community safety, security and well-being.” But, Tuesday night, when a student of color was shot during a mental health crisis, the University of Chicago community was reminded that the UCPD is not here to “serve and protect” the community—the UCPD exists to protect University assets, prestige, and property. UCPD has a long history of deploying excessive force to terrorize both students and community members. In 2010, the UCPD assaulted and arrested a Black student in the main library for “being too loud.” Then, in 2013, the UCPD brutalized a student and three community activists campaigning for a trauma center on the South Side. Last Saturday on March 31, a UCPD officer exited his vehicle and pulled out his gun on a young, Black, autistic man who had been accused of stealing a few cookies. Outside of these publicized incidents, the UCPD regularly stops, frisks, and questions Black and Brown students and residents who are routinely targeted and racially profiled. As one of the largest private police forces in the United States, the UCPD has primary jurisdiction over an area that extends from 37th Street on the north to 64th Street on the south and Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Michigan—around six square miles. Patrolling 65,000 residents, the majority of whom are unconnected to the university, UCPD has full policing powers—meaning they can search, ticket, arrest, and detain—with virtually no accountability. It is evident that the University’s idea of “community safety” is a narrow one. Claiming a commitment to the diversity and inclusion for all, the University neglects to actualize this commitment, time and time again placing marginalized communities at risk through displacement, harassment, and racial profiling. Since 2012, the University has stonewalled and blocked the efforts of community activists and students to pressure the UCPD to take action. We, as members of the University of Chicago community, refuse to be complicit in a vision of “community safety” that is entrenched in generating harm to so many on the South Side. If the University does not take significant action to end its racist policing practices, we, the undersigned organizations, will commit to stopping student and alumni donations until the University administration adopts our demands. Additionally, we commit to informing prospective students, alumni, and donors of the violent policies and practices of the University. We, as the University of Chicago community, will not be complicit in Tuesday night’s shooting by funding this institution and its policing nor by accepting anything less than the defunding of the UCPD.