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Petition to Mark Dayton, Debra Hilstrom, James P. Metzen, Al Franken, Chris A. Eaton, Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Minnesota Governor

Minnesota Lawmakers: A request to Impose "Cameron Norris Law" as New Child Homicide Law

CONNECT WITH US HERE:  FOX 9 NEWS TAKES THIS CAUSE SERIOUS: Cameron Norris Law – A focus into the future, for a new Child Homicide Law in Minnesota.  MISSION: Implement Cameron Norris Law as Minnesota Child Homicide law. Provide justice to parents of children, who have been fatally victimized by another adult. Provide parents, the offenders full accountability for the crime they committed against them. Society Needs Lawmakers to;  See society's need for child murder deterance See that all parents are provided fair justice Provide Restorative Justice Rehabilitation to offenders that seek it  We Need Cameron Norris Law to convict; Adults, ages 18 and up We Need Cameron Norris Law to Protect; Children, ages 0-17  Outline of Cameron Norris Law Offender will be charged with 1st degree homicide, when arrested and booked into jail Offender is given the choice to decide if he/she wants to go to trial or take the "Intentional Second Degree Murder" plea deal. If offender chooses to go to trial; He/she can be found guilty or not guilty, in court of law. If found guilty, offender will be sentenced to life in prison If offender chooses intentional second degree murder plea deal; Plea deal sentence terms; 40 years max, possible parole after 26 years (2/3rd of 40 years)  Offender can only reach parole in 26 years by compliance with all requirements of the plea deal. If offender is not in compliance with all requirements, the offender must serve the remaining 14 years (of 40 year maximum sentence) before parole will be offered one more time.  Plea deal requires; The offender to confess and provide all details of the child's murder that was committed.  Offender to complete and master extensive, intense treatment, structured rehabilitation, goal training, coping and skills training, educational and job coaching skills. Offender must complete all phase levels in the rehabilitation program to show progress and be successful. Offender must also stay law abiding, and always hold accountability for crime. If all requirements of the Restorative Justice Rehabilitation Program have not been met in the 40 year maximum sentence that the offender agreed to in the plea deal, offender will forfeit the agreement and will then serve, life in prison.  No Death Penalty Minnesota’s death penalty law was abolished on April 22, 1911. Minnesota does not agree with the death penalty and will not enforce it. Therefore, I must respect this law. The goal of Cameron Norris Law, is to sentence offenders to life in prison, but to also successfully rehabilitate offenders who seek it.  What Happened to Cameron Samuel Christopher Jones, was a close family friend of my family for years. He was trusted to watch Cameron for me on once occasion, so I could go to work. Samuel Jones brutally beat Cameron to death on February 7, 2003. Jones was released March 8, 2017 after only serving 14 years, of his 20 year maximum sentence. Jones is sadly, a free man. Jones has never showed remorse, given rehabilitation, nor has he faced the parents to apologize, for what he did. In the courtroom he smiled and scoffed at the victimized family members during his sentencing. Cynthia Sweats Cameron's mother, will never receive justice for Cameron's death. However, her goal is to provide justice for other children fatally victimized at the hands of an adult and offer parents, the offenders full accountability for the crime they committed against them. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Help me in this fight for better laws to give justice to children. We need Cameron Norris's Law. SIGN the Petition & SHARE with everyone that you know. God Bless you! IMPORTANT LINKS FOR YOU TO KNOW WEBSITE:   FACEBOOK: TWITTER: @2013FFCAK        

2,416 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Governor Mark Dayton

Changes are needed for Minnesota's Foster Care System: These kids need more homes.

Our Minnesota Foster Care System is in a crisis . Minnesota Children in foster care are waiting for accommodating, and safe foster care homes. The current outdated laws are preventing some of the most experienced, and qualified foster parents from getting reimbursed monthly for doing foster care for these children. Current laws and regulations state that Foster Parents who receive Consumer Directed Community Supports grants (CDCS) for their disabled children, are NOT able to receive Minnesota Foster Care payments in addition to caring for a separate individual disabled child. Minnesota considers this "double dipping" even though it is for completely separate children. If the foster parents whom receive CDCS decide to do foster care , they must support these children out of their own financial means. This is impossible for most. The social workers whom place these children are working very hard to find proper placements for these kids. They are doing everything they can, but need more experience homes.   The fact is, that this monthly payment is NOT for the parents as a paycheck , but for the children's basic needs . Minnesota’s current foster care payments are low, and do not cover everything the child will need that month. Many of these children are special needs, and require much more care than the average child.  There are many parents whom receive CDCS services, and are very qualified to do foster care for these children. These current laws are old, and out dated. Foster Parents cannot afford to pay out of pocket to raise these children. These laws need to be changed immediately, and brought current to the changing times, and specific needs of these foster care children for a proper placement within our foster care system.  We, the undersigned, call on Governor Mark Dayton to make immediate and necessary changes within the Minnesota foster care system, to allow parents and families who receive Consumer Directed Community Supports grants for their disabled children, able to receive monthly foster care payments in addition for the care of Foster children placed in their home by the State of Minnesota  . Foster care children should have access to government paid daycare services, medical care, and other services to raise them appropriately in a safe, and nurturing home regardless of the CDCS payments for other children residing in the home .    

Traci Gunderson
464 supporters