Topic

prison reform

134 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL - JEFF SESSIONS, Donald Trump

NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!

INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF NATIONAL PROPORTIONS... THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER... THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING FIRED UPON AND KILLED... WEEKS AND MONTHS GO BY  WITH "NO EXPLANATION" FOR THESE SHOOTINGS BY THEIR DEPARTMENT! THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHIN THESE STATES HAVE "REFUSED TO ACT" LEAVING ALL ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER'S OF THESE DEPARTMENTS.  THE COMMISSIONER'S HAVE "JUSTIFIED" THE ACTIONS OF THESE OFFICERS - AND IN MANY CASES "PROMOTED THEM" AFTER THE KILLING OF THESE VICTIMS. THE MECHANISMS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE HAVE "ALL FAILED" AND THE ESCALATION OF POLICE BRUTALITY IS "EVIDENCE" OF THAT FAILURE. WE HAVE WITNESSED THE CONFESSIONS OF POLICE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED THAT THEY WERE MADE TO ISSUE SUMMONSES AND "MAKE ARRESTS WITHOUT CAUSE" AND THE SUBSEQUENT "HARASSMENT" WHICH FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR REFUSAL... WE HAVE HEARD TESTIMONY IN COURT HOW THEY INDEED PLANTED NARCOTICS ON INNOCENT VICTIMS SIMPLY TO MEET THE QUOTA REQUIRED CONCERNING AN ARREST!! YET, THOSE INDIVIDUALS REMAIN INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME ACCUSED!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fabricated-drug-charges-innocent-people-meet-arrest-quotas-detective-testifies-article-1.963021   THE RECOURSE OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN THWARTED, SO THAT THERE REMAINS NO COURSE OF ACTION THAT CAN BE TAKEN! THEREFORE THIS EPIDEMIC, WHICH HAS REACHED "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS" IS BEING PRESENTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, ACTION AND REMEDY. AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, THE OCCUPIER OF OFFICE IS THE "CHIEF LAW ENFORCER" HAVING JURISDICTION OVER BOTH STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ISSUES CONCERNING LAW! AND WHEN VIOLATIONS OF LAW ARE RAMPANT, UN-CHECKED AND UNABATED, HE HAS A "SWORN DUTY" TO RESPOND THOSE VIOLATIONS. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HAS "ABUSED THE AUTHORITY" VESTED IN THEM, AND HAVE VIOLATED ON A "CONTINUAL BASIS" THE LAW ITSELF!  BUT NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, EITHER BY THEIR DEPARTMENT, OR ATTORNEY GENERALS WITHIN THEIR STATE! THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY ACT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE OR SHE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON OCCUPANCY! LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD: THAT A "FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO ACT" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING THOSE DUTIES, SIGNIFIES AN INABILITY TO HOLD THE OFFICE WHICH IS NOW BEING HELD.

Danette Chavis
85,522 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Gretchen Whitmer, Michael Eagen

LIFE in Prison for Defending Your Life?

NANCY SEAMAN ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE. SHE HAD NO OTHER CHOICE AT THE TIME. HER VERDICT WAS OVERTURNED BY THE STATE COURT IN 2005 AND BY THE FEDERAL COURT IN 2010.  SHE HAS THE SUPPORT OF THREE JUDGES!  WE URGE YOU TO SET HER FREE.   We are petitioning Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to grant clemency for NANCY SEAMAN.  She has been in prison since 2004 and is 66-years-old.   Nancy killed her abusive husband in self-defense when he attacked her because she was leaving him. Her trial judge, Honorable Jack McDonald, overturned her conviction in 2005 because the jury had insufficient evidence. Federal Honorable Judge Bernard Friedman also overturned the verdict in 2010. You can read their letters to Governor Snyder on the Justice Thru Storytelling, Inc. website at www.jtsadvocates.com.    These judges support her clemency. And we do, too!  Read the attached letter written by Nancy Seaman describing her own journey and advocating for change to Michigan's archaic ruling...People v Christel.   The jury verdict was overturned by Judge Jack McDonald in August 2005 based on the severe limitations of expert testimony in the courtroom because of this law.  Had the expert been able to testify about Nancy Seaman in full to the jury, Judge Jack McDonald said that it's highly probable they would have never charged her with first degree murder and sentenced her to LIFE in prison.                

Justice Thru Storytelling, Inc
1,634 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to FAMM , Donald J. Trump, North Carolina Governor, Can-Do , NYSACDL

Non-Violent Man Locked Up For 20 Years For Marijuana: Free Valon M. Vailes

Valon M. Vailes, inmate number 01394196: On July 19, 2007, the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Charlotte Division, the United States of America, found Mr. Vailes guilty with the conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute and sentenced Mr. Vailes to a maximum of 20-years of imprisonment including 10-years of probation once released. He currently resides at the Otisville Correctional Facility, Otisville New York, and is looking for support from advocates, friends, and family to support the petition of Valon Vailes clemency. Over the past 12-years of Mr. Vailes incarceration, the recreational use of marijuana has become legalized in several states across America, such as the "Commonwealth" state of Massachusetts, Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. We are living in a different time, where marijuana is, a commodity amongst the pharmaceutical companies, due to the high demand of the medicinal use of marijuana, that has been legalized in 24 states in America for "medical use only"; the therapeutic hash is at an all-time time. With the rise of legalization of marijuana, many people are joining the "Green Rush," including celebrities like Actor Woody Harrelson—who believes the use of marijuana should be regarded as a "victimless crime" and a personal freedom. You have Snoop Dog and Wiz Khalifa as well as investing in the pot industry. 12-years is a long time to be still incarcerated for marijuana, Mr. Vailes has been away far too long from his family, he is the father of four children and a grandfather of two grandchildren, with one on the way. The criminalization of marijuana exclusively affects Black/African American, and the Hispanic community, people like Valon Vailes, are consistently over-incarcerated over non-violent offenses. It is the hope that you will be apart of the hashtag #FreeValon movement in support of him in being granted clemency, this is an injustice that has caused years of anguish amongst his children, siblings, parents, and others affected by Valon incarceration. Please sign and share the petition and let freedom prevail for the return of Valon Marcel Vailes.

Lithera Forbes
848 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump, Please Approve Brian L. Rowe "Petition for Commutation".

Do you want to know why you should sign this petition, Then listen to this radio show and listeners will understand, why this petition is so important to ALL FAMILIES!! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pastor-real/2018/10/28/president-trump-the-evangelical-advisory-board-support-brian-lrowe  Brian L. Rowe was sentenced to 30+ for nonviolent crime. Brian never had a criminal record, no violence prior or during incarceration. Brian is a man of God, who is keeping his faith in God.  Trusting in the LORD JESUS CHRIST .  Brian is an asset to society. He has served 8 years of his prison SENTENCE yet 22 more years left to complete the unconsitutional penalty. Brian has a 17 yrs old son "Jaden" of whom he has a strong bond with. Brian son Jaden has affirm over and over again no one needs his father more than he does. Brian is prepared to work towards humanitarian efforts in building people. Brian is  writing several blue print projects for prevention, intervention, awareness on  how to TRAIN the mind NOT TO continue making the same mistakes.  In addition, to incorporating Neurofeedback (training of the Brain) as a means of effective Therapy.  Brian has a network of professionals in the mental health field whom have a passion to build people into self sufficient law abiding ciitizens. BRIAN LAKEITH ROWE on 8/7/2017 12:52:53 PM wrote A magazine article cited a famous and historical quote from JFK Jr. "We must not ask what our country can do for us...", in contrast the article also cited a quote from President Trump, "A nation exist to serve its citizens...". As I pondered the two, I believe these quotes are relative to the times our nation is facing now. A nation's culture resides in the heart and soul of its people. Economic growth, new diplomatic relationships and innovations of our country will only come from those of us who refuse to remain silent , who refuses to sit idly by, unsolved and disengaged. We must speak up, we must speak out, we must get involved, we must become proactive. We must take calculated risk and not allow criticisms, fear of failure nor fear of the unknown to paralyze and destroy our abilities to improve our nation and creativity to solve our nation’s problems. Elbert Hubbard once said, "The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." From yesterday's George Washington Carver and economic boost from what he did with the peanut to today's Travis Kalanick, we must become imagine-rs, imagine rs will not only change the America but also the world.

PASTOR Frances Cobian
1,284 supporters