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racial discrimination

109 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, Larry Kupers

Free Political Prisoner Matt Hale!

Matt Hale was sentenced to 40 years for a crime in which he remains the only victim. Matt Hale is asking for a "Commutation of Sentence", (Clemency Case #C273312). We are asking that you help grant his request. Matt Hale is by any definition, a political prisoner within the Federal prison system. He has spent over 16 years in solitary confinement for having thoughts considered by some to be politically incorrect.  Matt Hale is not only an educated lawyer, but also a classical violinist. He is suffering in solitary due to his opinions and a paid informant, paid by his own government. This is the last statement Matt said to the government informant which was played during the trial, “I know the law Brother and I’m not interested in breaking it”. This can all be validated upon researching his trial transcript @ FreeMattHale.org There was never a crime or a victim and never any action taken to commit a crime. If you will read his trial transcript at FreeMattHale.org I am sure you too will agree that Matt is a victim of a sinister system that will do everything possible to silence dissent.  Matt’s trial began April 7, 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Case Number 03 CR 11. Matt Hale is currently in solitary at the maximum Federal prison in Florence, Colorado, miles away from his family. One is left to question our much-touted Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press. Please free Matt Hale! Matt Hale #15177-424 U.S. Penitentiary Max P.O. Box 8500 Florence, CO 81226 Thanking you in advance

Mark Quitta
1,867 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Phil Murphy, Department of Justice, U.S. Senate, Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez

End Bias Crime, Stop Corruption, Reform NJ

While it is a known fact any victim residing in the United States today should never be the subject of retaliation, harassment, and/or be imposed by threats of revictimization by their offenders, this is not the case among victims of bias hate crime, orchestrated by law enforcement in New Jersey, with the State refusing to investigate, and charge. These individuals have been brutally, and/or sadistically victimized at the hands of their aggressors, in the absence of rightful criminal prosecution against their attackers, in an attempt to successfully ‘subjugate’ innocent persons (as if a minority ‘person’ is ‘land’), deliberately perpetuating covert racism, and preserving the inherent discriminatory thread in Monmouth County, and across New Jersey, when slavery ended over 150 years ago. Between 2015-2019, I was the victim of several aggravated assaults by law enforcement at Neptune City Police, partnered with harassment and bullying by Long Branch Police, and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. This began in 2014-2015, when Joanne Jodry (Caucasian, 55) began stalking and harassing me; I went to the police, and signed complaints. Joanne, in retaliation, indicated she felt pressed to speak to Keith Mitchell at Neptune City again, after she became increasingly concerned she would catch a felony for her actions. Joanne obtained a family picture of me (31), with my niece (who is white, and was 4 years old in the photo), and my dog, from my website; she lied to Keith and told him my niece was her daughter, and that my dog was her dog. Joanne also told Keith that she believed I suffered from mental illness. Keith, in the absence of Keith speaking to me, and based on my family picture, signed a complaint against me for harassment, and disorderly conduct (since dismissed). From there, in a nutshell (and still in the absence of speaking to me), Keith Mitchell and Michael Vollbrecht both of Neptune City, drove to my apartment, called Monmouth Medical for a psychiatric screen, performed an illegal search on my apartment without a search warrant, or probable cause, when I was at work, all based on my race, and my family picture. Keith then called Long Branch Police, and told a detective at Long Branch to ‘pick me up’ if they see me. Sometime in between, Joanne and Keith spoke again where Joanne admitted to Keith that while she knew my niece was not her daughter, ‘she felt’ the picture of me, with my niece, personified the relationship between Joanne and her daughter. Yet still in spite, a couple days later, I was violently assaulted by Keith, and Michael on my college campus (in graduate school), and transported to Monmouth Medical, where I was restrained by Michael, and hospital security, stripped naked, and force injected sedatives and psychotropics for several months, with no knowledge of what was happening, or why that transpired. The re-victimization and retaliation by Neptune City Police, Long Branch Police, and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, continued to this day, the more I pressed forward to hold all individuals accountable. Recently (and concurrently), after being told by a detective at Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office that 'they are aware of the criminal acts against me (by individuals, and law enforcement), they refuse to investigate', as well as being harassed by the current Director, and lieutenant of the Department of Professional Responsibility at the Prosecutor’s Office, I found out there were also no BWC’s, and no ‘perceived’ recorded victim statements by my aggressor. The Prosecutor’s Office then supplanted the MVR as evidence, to attest to the actions of Keith Mitchell, when in the absence of the BWC’s, and recorded statements, it confirms this incident was bias crime. Now, the Office of the Attorney General has mismanaged my complaints in the absence of proper escalation or entrusting my complaint to another State Prosecutor’s Office, or legitimate policing faction, to investigate. Additionally, I have also yet to hear back from Mr. Gurbir Grewal, the Attorney General. • When is it ever okay for a police department to effectuate search in someone’s home, in the absence of a search warrant, and probable cause?• How many other people has this happened to?• Why haven’t the officers who committed the crimes been collared?• Where is the money coming from to support these factions illegal policing practices? Support and End Bias Hate Crime, Stop State Corruption, and reform New Jersey today!

Sherry J
26 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to North Carolina Governor, Parole Board Members

Stop Wasting Tax Dollars : Release Gerio Carson .

Hi, my name is Clarissa Carson my husband Gerio Carson OPUS #0067783 who participated in crime at the immature age of 19. He was appointed a public defender and plead not guilty and decided to take it to trial. He didn't have a jury of his peers and was found guilty even though the North Carolina State Coroner testified that the bullet from his gun could not have been the cause of death of the victim . There were three other suspects which took plea bargains and have since  been released . Gerio has been incarcerated for 25 years and is  in those 25 years he has become a mature, intelligent, compassionate and spiritual man. He has taken advantage of several educational and rehabilitative programs such as Anger Management, Character Education, Parenting, General Education Development, Human Resource Development, Computer Application, DART, Information System, Textiles & Upholstery, Napoleon Hill Project, Culinary Arts, CRC, Masonry and Horticultural.  He came up for parole in 2014 and was denied based on three reasons: 1.Your release at this time would unduly depreciate the seriousness of the crime or promote disrespect for the law. 2. Your continued correctional programming in the institution will substantially enhance your capacity to lead a law abiding life if released at a later date. 3.There is a substantial risk that you would engage in further criminal conduct. Please take into consideration that he is extremely remorseful, rehabilitated  and of all the accomplishments he has made in the 25 years of his incarceration. Lets stop using our tax dollars for someone who has been rehabilitated. Sincerely , Clarissa Carson 

Clarissa Carson
3,948 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Susan Morton, Superintendent

Change the school's racist mascot! Respect Native Americans. Winnsboro ISD Texas

Change the mascot Winnsboro ISD. It's racist. Write to Superintendent of Winnsboro ISD        Smorton@winnsboroisd.org          207 E. Pine St., Winnsboro, TX 75494 for change. https://www.winnsboroisd.org/  This petition has been created to advocate for the Superintendent of Winnsboro ISD to change the mascot at all Wisd Schools, located in Winnsboro, TX. We are asking that the school stop the cultural racism and discriminatory educational practices towards Native American Indians There are several reasons why the Indigenous people of this land should not be made into caricatures or mascots but most importantly, “I am not your mascot”. “We are not your mascot” "No people, race, culture, religion or spirituality should not be a mascot". Native Americans are Human Beings that are alive today, whose Ancestors survived genocide and died to protect our traditional way of life. It is said that this mascot and others are to “Honor Us”. There are other ways to honor the Indigenous people of this continent, such as “Honoring our Treaties” or not bulldozing through our sacred sites. Perhaps starting scholarships to help our youth attend college as we have the highest rates of poverty in the nation. But making Native Americans "people" into mascots or caricatures are not honoring us. It is demeaning and does not properly represent who we are. It has been proven by the American Psychological Association that such mascots, actually harm our youth and teach non-native youth that cultural appropriation is socially acceptable. Furthermore, the use of headdresses within this high school is unacceptable and should not be mimicked as it disrespects what we know to be sacred. No one's culture should be for sale, nor should it be available for just anyone to take and decide what is “honorable” or “noble” because someone assumes it is acceptable to appropriate a race of people culture and beliefs. The Indigenous people of this land have suffered, been knocked down to their knees, but we are still here and we DO EXIST. Our way of life, our ceremonies, our traditions, our language, our teachings all are very sacred to us and having such a mascot, like the “Winnsboro Indians”, having “raiders” or their cheerleaders attempting to dress like we do, having students and supporters painting their faces to look like like Indians perpetuates stereotyping and undermines the true education a student may possibly receive but has been clouded by the school’s ill perception of what an Indigenous person is. Many Native American Indian communities and organizations have been fighting against racism in sports and media for over 40 years. The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media was established in October of 1991. This coalition exists to fight the powerful influence of major media who choose to promulgate messages of oppression. NCRSM, while best known for its front-line demonstrations outside sports stadiums across America, has been responsible for an educational effort which has made the issue of racial stereotyping a household discussion. NCRSM takes a long-term view of the struggle against learned hatred and disrespect. We are in a fight for the very soul of the United States against long ingrained willful and self-serving ignorance. Components of major media which from public and government opinion includes: film video, sports entertainment, and educational institutions, publications, news organization, television, cable satellite, and the internet, retail practices and merchandising, marketing and radio.” This mission statement falls in line with discriminatory educational practices that have and are obviously being taught at “Winnsboro High School” and perhaps other schools in the WISD where there is less than 1percent of Native American Indian children attending these schools.             We as Native people as well as Non-Native people have come together to address this issue because we are concerned and appalled that even in today’s time, some of our schools are still teaching our children racism and desensitizing them from racial stereotypes of Native American’s which leads to racist bullying, discrimination, depression, cultural issues, and low self-esteem issues among our children. Many Native American Indian children exposed to this type of cultural racism will grow to be ashamed of who they are and their cultural identity because of this abuse. Educational institutions and teachers have a professional responsibility to eliminate racism in all aspects of school life; schools and teachers should not ignore multicultural issues in school but rather address them to provide a more positive learning environment for all students. Having the children play dress up in stereotypical cartoon character-like costumes beating a hand drum, carrying a play tomahawk, feather fans or headdresses, painting faces, doing the tomahawk chops, hand over the mouth yelling or putting their hand up in the air and saying “how” are examples of inauthentic representations of American Indian cultures. Many school officials claim they are honoring American Indians and insist that their school's sponsored activities are not offensive. We argue otherwise, and contend that these racist activities are forms of cultural violence in schools. Of course, many school administrators are all too familiar with the current legal and educational battles toward eliminating Indian mascots, logos, nicknames, and antics from school-related events. The US Commission on Civil Rights (CAR), the highest official governmental body of its kind, issued a strong statement in 2001 recommending that schools eliminate Indian images and nicknames as sports symbols.10 Grassroots efforts of thousands of American Indian parents nationwide prompted this decision among CAR members. Moreover, the critical mass of American Indian educational organizations and professionals supported the CAR too. Indian educators showed school officials that negative images, symbols, and behaviors play a crucial role in distorting and warping American Indian children’s' cultural perceptions of themselves as well as non-Indian children’s' negative attitudes toward and simplistic understanding about American Indian Peoples. Most of these proverbial stereotypes are manufactured racist images that prevent millions of school-age students from understanding the past and current authentic human experience of American Indians As for those that have spoken up to say that they are Native American Indian and do not find this to be offensive.We say to you, IF you do not follow the spirituality of your ancestors, IF you do not follow the teachings of your people, IF you do not do the ceremonies of your people, IF you do not have a people and community you are accountable to that do follow and are connected to their spirituality and ancestors and or, if you follow a foreign religion or mindset, then you are NOT sincere to the ancestors, spirituality, and teachings of Native American Indian people. So you can NOT and should NOT speak for the Native American Indian community on whats best for them or what is offensive to them or not, because you will not understand if you do not know the history and or if you are not connected to the way of life and spirituality of Native American Indian communities that ARE telling you that this type cultural racism and discriminatory educational practices are bad for all people, especially children and must be stopped if we are to have a better future for all people to better understand and respect one another. Superintendent, we respectfully request that you remove Winnsboro Schools' mascot. You would not approve of any other race or culture of people being used as a mascot, so please do not do it with our people. "In 2018, no other people of color must confront the harm & ridicule levied by a sports team whose name refers to the color of their skin.” NCAI & 8 leading civil rights & racial justice orgs announce opposition to Washington NFL team name Watch: Speak Out About Native Mascots – a video by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) National Indian Education Association Re 2013-07: Support for Elimination of Race-Based Native Logos, Mascots and Names – click here to read The Dine Medicine Men’s Assocition, Inc. of the Navajo Nation have passed a Resolution urging President Obama and Congress to act to eliminate racist stereotypes related to sports Mascots in professional sports – click here to read

Standing For All
419 supporters