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rape

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Petition to Adriano Espaillat, Jackie Speier, Justin Amash, Jerry Nadler, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Paul Ryan

Expand Me Too Congress Act Nationwide

EXTEND ME TOO CONGRESS ACT of 2017 NATIONWIDE When I filed a sexual report with my local special victims unit, I waited over eight months for a call from the District Attorney before I began to call them myself. After three weeks of calling with no dialogue, I was detained in jail 15 days for harassing the District Attorney. My complaint was never investigated. The man who violated me lives just a block away and uses the way I was treated by the DA to perpetuate the myth that he is innocent. When I requested a copy of my report, I was denied and forced to appeal, only to find the report was 100% blank. It was as if I had never fought for myself at all. I was railroaded because they wanted me to go away. All traces of my effort vanished at the hands of justice without a word. But it doesn't have to be this way! NO ONE SHOULD BE IGNORED AND BRUSHED ASIDE BECAUSE THEY'VE MADE A SEXUAL COMPLAINT According to RAINN, the Rape Abuse Insect National Network, fewer than 1% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail. This is due to poor, inadequate legislation and a tendency for victims to feel it's not worth pursuing because of stories like mine. https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system    In response to the resignation of several members of Congress and Senate for alleged sexual misconduct, the House recently introduced the Me Too Congress Act of 2017. https://speier.house.gov/sites/speier.house.gov/files/FINAL%20Section%20by%20Section%20ME%20TOO%20CONGRESS%20%28004%29.PDF This bill introduces  a procedure to address sexual complaints in the congressional workplace- only, and doesn't consider the nationwide problem all sexual reporters face.  We need to protect all citizens from sexual infractions, not just the privileged few in Congress. That's why I'm calling on you to advance this petition to extend the Me Too Congress Act to all government institutions nationwide and that includes the police departments and district attorneys.  Highlights of the bill are as follows: 1. Victims Counsel - a special office established to address sexual complaints. 2. Legal advice and counseling for sexual complainants 3. Investigations within 180 days of complaint (currently reports can be ignored and delayed indefinitely- the same is true for law enforcement and justice depts.) 4. A complaints must be investigated 5. Sexual harassment prevention training 6. Ends forced confidentiality clauses   This petition asks Congress to extend this protective and preventative legislation for all victims, not just elite institutions like Congress, and to amend to include sex legislation that improves outcomes and resolutions. 1. Extend Act to all governmental institutions nationwide, creating a safe and hospitable environment for people making sexual reports nationwide 2. Create stronger measures for accountability in sexual harassment legislation (punishments are often too severe to not severe enough for sexual crimes). 3. Review and redefine statue of limitations on sex harassment to take into account delay in complaint due to psychological trauma and unforeseen complications.   PLEASE HELP TAKE THIS MOVEMENT FORWARD BY SIGNING AND SHARING THE PETITION TO EXPAND THE ME TOO CONGRESS ACT TO ALL GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS NATIONWIDE Thank you! For more information visit millennialsex.org 

Millennial Sex Education & Advocacy
16 supporters
Update posted 4 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
3,856 supporters
Update posted 5 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
26,639 supporters