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Petition to Donald J. Trump, Gavin Newsom

Justice for 15 y/o Bunny Popejoy KEEP HER MURDERERS BEHIND BARS!

PLEASE READ  WRITTEN BY ONE OF BUNNY'S OLDER SISTERS Bonita Yvonne " Bunny" Popejoy was born April 18th 1968 in Redding California to Vernon and Marilyn Popejoy she was the youngest of seven children.  On May 24th 1983 at the very young age of 15,  she was kidnapped along with her sister 16 years old at the time.Taken against their will out to Whiskeytown Lake, where they were brutally beaten and raped by Guadalupe Meza and Frank Martin. The two grown men who chose to go out and hunt for girls stating it was to celebrate the birth of Guadalupe Meza child. Guadalupe Meza and Frank Martin both being married, both having small children of their own, chose to take against their will, my two little sisters! Both raping them and then later that night brutally beating, raping again and murdering our Bunny our baby sister! My sister's managed to trick them into taking them to a store in Shasta Lake, Ca back then called Central Valley California; telling them that they would be given beer. While one sister ran in to plead with the store owner to call the cops, that they needed help!! Guadalupe Meza and Frank Martin holding and taking Bunny against her will! They spun off with her before anyone could help her! Bunny could not escape them! They then went to a local bar and robbed two men by gun point before driving Bunny to Middle Creek Road which is now the river trail. I can only imagine the fear that she must have felt being driven down that dark Road by herself with two men that had already raped her and her sister. Once there, Guadalupe Meza and Frank Martin  both brutally beat and raped her with foreign object and stabbed her repeatedly again and again Bunny fought for her life! but was no match to two grown men!! They stabbed her multiple times and when she wouldn't die they took rocks, trees branches and their own hands beating her and then stomping on her chest; they then threw her little body in the cold Sacramento River! having children of their own, they both decided without any thought or care about both my two little sisters pain and suffering!!! all our family's pain and suffering ! They had time to think and plan it out and chose, insted of letting them go, decided to take our little Bunny whom just turn 15 years of 36 days prior to the violent attack of rage, rape and murder! Through the years I was told things concerning her murder and only recently learned that it was much worse what they did to them,  then what I was told at the time it happened.I heard these things with my own ears out of their own Mouths, things I can't even put on here. I'm currently  finding out if I'm allowed to share their transcripts.  It's sickening that a few people can agree from the prison board to let this monster out,  stating he's an elder now.  He's in his early 60's to be released to his son!  yet Bunny never got to live her life! Bunny was full of life and had so many dreams! what about Bunny!!! What about her parents and other family members robbed of her precious life! Never did she get to have the babies she dreamed of! I at the age of 19 years old had to identify my baby sister, her little body as it lye on the cold metal table with a bloody towel wrapped around her head to try and hide her brains that were smashed out! On her chest where multiple stab wounds and bruises! It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do they destroyed the lives of many others when this happened including one person taking his own life, because he couldn't handle the pain!! It took so much out of my parents,  from the moment that we got the news from the corner,  things were never the same. Some family members including myself turn to alcohol and drugs to try to numb the pain; everywhere I went in town,   there was Always Something There to Remind me. A couple of times I thought about taking my own life as I stood there on the bridge over Sacramento River watching the river rush by, I could hear her blood crying out! though I have been delivered from the drugs and alcohol the pain still lives in my heart and I demand Justice be served for Bonita "Bunny" popejoy my other little sister and another that  killed  himself because of it!!!  please sign the petition and write a letter ASAP if you haven't already and please share,  share,  share! I'm including the addresses to both the governor of California and President Trump. Governor Gavin Newsom 1315 10th Street Sacramento California 95814 phone number area code 916-445-2841 President Trump it's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20500 phone number area code 202-456-1111 Guadalupe Meza  is scheduled to be released on October 10th this year 2019 so please write, call, share and sign this petition! Thank you with all my heart!  

Dakota Popejoy-Dean
4,858 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, Khenpo Tashi Tseten, Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Khandro Tseringma, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche

Dharma Teachers: Please Retract Your Homages to Sogyal

To: Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, Khenpo Tashi Tseten, Chagdud Khadro, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Khandro Tseringma, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, H.E. Khamtrul Rinpoche Dear Dharma Teachers: It was with shock and dismay that we, the undersigned Dharma students, read your homages to Sogyal Lakhar published at https://sogyalrinpoche.org/paying-homage-to-sogyal-rinpoche  Several of you describe his death as a "Parinirvana."  You advise us that "his enlightened mind never wavers from constantly seeing all sentient beings," that his death provides "the most pithy instructions," that "his transcendent sacred intention will become clearer," and "the time has come for all his students to renew their faith in him." We have considered you to be especially perceptive human beings, compassionate teachers of kindness, thoughtful men and women who work for the benefit of others. Thus, we are shocked when we read your eulogies of Sogyal, because your words ignore the sufferings of the many people who suffered physical and sexual assaults, financial exploitation, and emotional anguish at the hands of Sogyal Lakhar.  We are surprised that you seem unaware that Sogyal suffered from personality faults that made him unsuitable to be venerated as a spiritual teacher, a vajra guru.  Eight close former students and assistants of Sogyal's revealed his "lavish, gluttonous and sybaritic lifestyle," in a detailed 12-page letter.  The letter documented how his physical abuse had left "students with bloody injuries and permanent scars," and how he had used his Dharma authority to "gain access to young women, and to coerce, intimidate and manipulate them into giving [him] sexual favors."  Rigpa hired a law firm to investigate the charges against Sogyal, and their report concluded that "students of Sogyal Lakar (who were part of the ‘inner circle’, as described later in this report) have been subjected to serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse by him."  There have been several articles in international news outlets  with titles like "Sexual assaults and violent rages ... Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche."  A book has been published entitled "Sex and Violence in Tibetan Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of Sogyal Rinpoche." With all this information available, it is disturbing that you are advising us to imagine Sogyal as our guru, sending comforting blessings to us from the bardo.  Some of you project that we are suffering in his absence, but this is not what we are thinking about.  Our minds are on his victims, who deserve compassion and respect.  You wrote eulogies that implicitly assume that Sogyal had no victims.  Your words made them disappear. The UK Charity Commission took action to protect Rigpa students from Sogyal on April 12, 2019, by disqualifying Patrick Gaffney "with immediate effect," from serving as a Rigpa trustee, "for failing in his duty to protect those who came in contact with the charity."   The Charity Commission explained, "the public expects charities to be safe places, where people are free from harm."  The Charity Commission disqualified Gaffney because, "where we find charities that are failing in this essential duty, we will take action to remove those responsible."  For the same reason -- because students expect Dharma centers to be safe places, where "teachers" will not prey upon them, you should not be rendering homage to Sogyal Lakhar, who injured his Dharma students under the guise of providing them with spiritual guidance. If you affirm Sogyal Lakhar's conduct, you justify the injuries he caused, and show little respect for those he injured.  Because we cannot believe this was your intention, we respectfully request that you retract your homages to Sogyal Lakhar.  Your retraction will benefit his victims and the Dharma.

Charles Carreon
692 supporters