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rape

70 petitions

Update posted 13 hours ago

Petition to Joseph Vallario, Kathleen Dumais, Bobby Zirkin, Thomas Miller, Michael Busch

PASS The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act. Stop Serial Rapists & Child Molesters!

The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act (HB301/SB270) is back in 2018! Tell your legislators #TimesUp on serial predators claiming consent and getting away with it. Thanks to sponsors Senator Jim Brochin and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary! Did you know? According to the CDC, one out of every five American women will experience rape during their lifetime. Every 98 seconds a person is sexually assaulted in this country. And every 8 minutes, that victim is child. Millions of men in the United States are also victims of rape. 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. The vast majority of rapists will never be incarcerated. Only SIX out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. When victims finally get to court, they want to believe that justice is imminent. But the laws are stacked against them. In Maryland, serial predators are able to hide prior instances of rape and child molestation from juries. Today, in 2018, a defendant’s past predatory sex acts are not admitted as evidence during a trial… even if a clear pattern of assault or abuse can be established.  · If the defendant has a history of rape and assault, including any convictions—the jury will never know it. · If the defendant is a registered sex offender—the jury will never know it. · If there are other victims willing to testify and share their story—the jury will never know it. And while prosecutors cannot introduce this vital evidence, · Serial rapists can— and WILL— try to reference a victim’s sexual history despite rape shield laws. · Serial rapists can— and WILL—claim consent. · Serial rapists can—and WILL—rape again. We need your support. Help change the unimaginable reality Maryland’s victims of serial rapists and child molesters face every day. At least 35 jurisdictions and the federal government already have laws or rules enabling prosecutors to introduce this critical evidence.  It is time Maryland joined these states and stood up for survivors of rape and molestation. Sign this petition and help us to pass critical legislation that will close these loopholes, before serial rapists and child molesters continue victimizing our friends, family members, and neighbors. Sign NOW to tell your representatives in the Maryland General Assembly you won’t wait to help victims. Will they?

Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City
3,876 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Bill Haslam, Tennessee State Senate, Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Governor, Attorney Charles Bone, Tennessee State House

***HELP DEMAND JUSTICE*** #FREECYNTOIABROWN #JUSTICE

Cyntoia Brown, a 16-year old sentenced to life for the killing of Johnny Allen. Cyntoia Brown had been given up for adoption by her biological mother, Georgina Mitchell, when she was two years old. When Georgina became pregnant with Cyntoia, she continued consuming alcohol which may have resulted in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Georgina began using crack cocaine when Cyntoia was eight months old and Cyntoia was given up to Ellenette Brown. Even though Ellenette Brown provided a generally stable home, Cyntoia had not had sufficient stability in her life for proper emotional development and by 2004 had become a runaway. Sixteen-year-old Cyntoia Brown's sexual encounters had included many rapes, assaults during or before sex, and times when she was under the influence of drugs. Brown had a physically and sexually abusive pimp named "Kutthroat", who brandished guns at her and forced her into prostitution. Brown was picked up by a 43-year-old real estate agent, Johnny Allen and taken to his house on August 6, 2004. Brown stated that for several weeks, she had been repeatedly raped and was on drugs. When she arrived at Allen's house, she found it was full of guns. Brown said that she was afraid that she would be shot, which led her to shoot and kill Allen. Cyntoia Brown was then arrested for Allen's murder. From the day of her arrest she sat for six years until the start of her trial and she was convicted.  She requested an assessment by Dr. William Bernet, a juvenile forensic psychiatrist from Vanderbilt University. She was found to have had a difficult childhood, but was considered competent to stand trial, and therefore tried as an adult, at the age of sixteen. She requested to testify on her own behalf at her trial, to tell her own story, but her legal team advised her not to do so. Prosecutors argued that her motive for killing Allen, a child rapist and predator who bought her from her pimp, drugged and raped her daily, was robbery.  Brown was sentenced to 51 years to life for first degree murder. The prosecutor of the case had argued for life without parole by stating the importance of ensuring that dangerous and violent people are imprisoned, regardless of the circumstances that may have arisen to make them violent. After her conviction, her story caught the eye of a prominant Tennessee Attorney, Charles Bone, a Nashville attorney, who decided to join Brown's attorneys on the case. They argued for a new trial, particularly to allow Brown to testify on her behalf, something that was discouraged by her attorneys in the original case, to present evidence, and evidence about her developmental delays due to fetal alcohol syndrome. Brown’s new trial is in the appeal process as she sits in adult prison as the VICTIM.  Brown is currently serving her sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women. Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Because.... Something is horribly wrong when the system ENABLES these rapists and the VICTIM is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this CHILD’S sentence, I hope to God you don't have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!!!!!!!! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL WHO DOES NOT BELONG IN PRISON FOR THE ACTIONS SHE TOOK AGAINST HER PREDATOR/RAPIST. THE TENNESSEE JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS TAKEN AWAY THE REST OF HER CHILDHOOD AND ENTIRE ADULTHOOD, AND SHE WAS ALREADY ROBBED OF HER ENTIRE YOUTH. I WANT THIS CHILD TO KNOW LOVE DOES EXIST AND THE WORLD IS NOT ALL EVIL. I WANT CYNTOIA TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO SAW HER STORY, LISTENED, AND CARE ENOUGH TO DEMAND CHANGE AND JUSTICE FOR HER. PLEASE SIGN, SHARE, POST THE LINK ON YOUR MEDIA PAGES... AND WHEN THERE ARE ENOUGH SIGNATURES THE PETITION WILL BE SENT TO THE TENNESSEE GOVENOR, DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, SENATE REP, HER ATTORNIES, CONGRESS.... THANK YOU!!!! #ISTANDWITHCYNTOIA #JUSTICEFORCYNTOIA#FREECYNTOIABROWN #HOWMANYMORE    

Allison Miletto
28,527 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Attorney General

2016!!! Indict Eric D Boyd (#255762) for the Murders of Channon Christian & Chris Newsom

Knoxville, Tennessee   This horrifying story began when Eric Boyd borrowed his cousin, Nicole Mathis’ car, picked up his friends LeMaricus Davidson and Letalvis Cobbins from 2316 Chipman Street. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom had plans to hang out with friends for dinner and a movie. As they shared a kiss, in the parking lot of a friend’s home in the Washington Ridge Apartments, their evening was abruptly interrupted by LeMaricus Davidson and Eric Boyd pointing guns in their faces.  LeMaricus Davidson and Eric Boyd forced their way into Channon’s vehicle, Carjacking and Kidnapping the couple for what turned into a weekend of pure evil. Letalvis Cobbins, the half-brother of LeMaricus Davidson, followed Channon’s SUV in the car that Eric Boyd supplied for these crimes, back to the Chipman Street house. Channon Christian was eventually tied up, raped, tortured, had bleach poured down her mouth to erase DNA evidence, a plastic bag wrapped around her head and stuffed into a kitchen trash can where she died of suffocation. Statements made by at least three of the killers involved in these crimes not only place Eric Boyd as an accomplice to the carjacking of the couple but also a vital part of the kidnapping, torture and murder of Christopher Newsom. Christopher Newsom was gagged, his hands were tied and he was raped, tortured, shot three times (Including once execution style) thrown onto train tracks and set on fire.    Eric Boyd only received a Two Count 18-year sentence for being an accessory after the fact to the murders. Without this indictment, Eric Boyd will be set free to go home from Federal Prison in a couple of years, when he should be in prison for Life. However, directly because of him, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom will never see home again. We are less than two months away from the 10 year anniversary of these heinous murders and would greatly appreciate  you signing this petition.   ●“Don’t you ever think for one second we don’t know what you did” Channon Christians father Gary, told Boyd. “I hate you beyond your comprehension”. Gary Christian  2008  ●“We believe that LeMaricus, George Thomas and possibly Eric Boyd did the shooting”. Hugh Newsom  2014 A petition on Change.Org (Over 320,000 signatures) did help deny Parole to one of the Kidnappers (Vanessa Coleman) in this same crime. YOU, the people, were heard loud and clear. Let’s make them hear you again!  Please sign this petition and help us keep Eric Dewayne Boyd exactly where he deserves to be, behind bars! This is the final piece of closure that these two families and the City of Knoxville needs. Thank You for your support! #BringJusticeBackInStyleChannon&Christopher

Kelvin Cowans
4,367 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Paul Polman

UNILEVER: disinvest from Myanmar! End rape and genocide of Rohingya!

IN RESPONSE TO THE MILITARY RAPE OF ROHINGYA WOMEN AND GIRLS, AND GENOCIDE OF THE ROHINGYA PEOPLE OF MYANMAR UNILEVER MUST IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW ITS INVESTMENT IN MYANMAR. NO PEACE? NO DOVE! SIGN THE LETTER BELOW AND SEND YOUR OWN to london@unilever.com Open Letter to Paul Polman, CEO of UNILEVER Unilever House.100 Victoria EmbankmentLondon EC4Y 0DY.Tel. +44 (0)207 822 5252 Dear Mr Polman I support the campaign for UNILEVER to end its investment in Myanmar:  “MYANMAR: NO PEACE? NO DOVE!” Women, girls mothers and grandmothers have been telling the world of the brutal rapes and torture they endured by the Myanmar armed forces, most recently in a report by Human Rights Watch “All My Body Was Pain”.  Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been forced to flee and still many remain trapped in dangerous situations in Myanmar.  In December 2017, the UN Human Rights Chief Mr Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told the Human Rights Council of the “concordant reports of acts of appalling barbarity committed against the Rohingya”. The reports included allegations of security forces “deliberately burning people to death inside their homes; murders of children and adults; indiscriminate shooting of fleeing civilians; the burning and destruction of houses, schools, markets and mosques and the widespread rapes of women and girls.” The National League for Democracy as the elected government of Myanmar has a responsibility to control their military and be accountable for their failures. \UNILEVER claims to embody principles that respect the dignity and rights of women and girls, especially in your marketing of Dove products. UNILEVER has been so successful in this that the company you represent as CEO, holds the title of “Impact Champion”  appointed by UN Women as part of their campaign to advance women’s rights.  As an Impact Champion you proclaim that “Unilever aims to improve safety for women and girls in the communities where they operate.” We were encouraged to see that you personally were a signatory on the Open letter to the President of the Security Council and Member Countries of the Council to end the human crisis of Rohingyas in Myanmar, and that eventually the Company endorsed this position  via a tweet stating that UNILEVER “stands firm with Nobel Peace laureates calling for action from UN Sec Council to protect the Rohingya”. But despite this stated support for Rohingya women and girls, UNILEVER continues to follow its 10 year investment plan in Myanmar of USD $667 million. This investment provides a veneer of credibility and is an important income stream to the Myanmar government and its military. By providing funds and credibility to the Myanmar government, UNILEVER is complicit with their atrocities, effectively condoning the perpetrators of rape and genocide. Precisely because of its investment, UNILEVER has the responsibility to take tangible action to protect the Rohingya people. It can use its significant economic leverage to live up to its claims of  “…ensuring equal rights wherever we operate” . It is totally unacceptable that Unilever prides itself on respecting women’s safety, yet currently is allowing the profits created in Myanmar to condone and contribute to the rape of our sisters as part of the genocide of the Rohingya people. The management, shareholders and consumers of UNILEVER must urgently end their complicity with such crimes against humanity. A failure to act will severely damage the reputation of UNILEVER.  Decades of work and billions of dollars invested in creating the image of UNILEVER will have been wasted if UNILEVER products, especially DOVE, become associated with rape, murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide.  UNILEVER has the opportunity to be a world leader in defending the lives of girls and women by divesting from rape and killing. It’s time to show that “standing up for human rights” is more than just an advertising slogan. We look forward to UNILEVER divesting in order to end military rape and genocide in Myanmar.  No Peace?  No Dove! * * * * * * * * * * Sisters of Rohingya is a group of women from Burma, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, USA....so far. Contact us at sistersofrohingya@gmail.com.

Sisters of Rohingya
172 supporters