Petition to Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Greg Abbott
Stop the Execution of Rodney Reed!
The State of Texas may execute an innocent man. Rodney Reed was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Stacey Stites in 1998. Semen collected from Stites’ body belonged to Reed, a fact that was explained by a consensual sexual relationship , which was not presented at trial despite numerous witnesses. Nor was the evidence that Stites’ fiancé, Jimmy Fenell Jr., had a history of sexual violence and failed a polygraph test about the murder. Fennell is now serving a ten year sentence for raping a woman while in his custody as a Georgetown, TX police officer. Other evidence that could clear Reed includes: DNA found on beer cans at the site that linked two police officers to the crime (withheld from the defense at trial); that police failed to search Fennell and Stites’ apartment; and threats Fennell had made that he would kill Stites if she cheated on him. Reed, a black man, was convicted of killing a white woman by an all-white jury. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) and the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals both previously denied Reed the chance to present this evidence in open court. Now Rodney has a new appeal pending before the CCA, which includes explosive new findings regarding Stacy Stites' time of death: "In the course of filming a recent A&E special about Rodney's case (Dead Again: Dead Man Talking), an investigator came to the conclusion that Stacey was murdered several hours earlier than the time frame advanced by the original medical examiner and the prosecution at trial. Further examination of the forensic evidence by other experts proves that Stacey was murdered closer to 10 PM, placing her in the apartment she shared with her fiancé and former police officer Jimmy Fennell at a time when Fennell claimed to be home. The CCA recently dismissed a motion for further DNA testing on important items from the crime scene, but has yet to rule on Rodney's latest appeal, which includes new evidence about time of death and several new witness statements corroborating the defense's alternate theory of the crime. We, the undersigned, believe it is a travesty of justice to deny Reed the chance to present the above evidence to a jury. We demand that Reed not be issued a warrant for execution, and that he be granted a new trial where the evidence of Reed’s innocence and Fennell’s possible guilt can be presented, and that the execution of Rodney Reed not go forward under any circumstances.
Petition to Julian Castro (Mayor), Joaquin Castro, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, United States Supreme Court, President of the United States, Texas State Senate, Texas Governor, Texas State House, John Cornyn, Louie Gohmert, Alma Allen, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gene Green, Ted Poe, Tony Tinderholt, Lamar Smith, Al Green, Eddie Johnson, Michael McCaul, Sam Johnson, Randy Weber, Henry Cuellar, Joe Barton, Jeb Hensarling, Kevin Brady, Michael Burgess, Lloyd Doggett, Kay Granger, Judith Zaffirini, Pete Sessions, Charles Schwertner
Recreational & Medicinal Marijuana Legalization In Texas
We are in a new day and age where marijuana has been proven to cure and prevent cancer, seizures, parkinson's disease, glaucoma and more. We need to come together and make the legalization of marijuana available to our great fellow Texans who are in need of this plant. So please join me and other great Texans make it happen. Cause remember we the people can make anything happen if we come together and make our voices heard.
Petition to Texas State House
Ban sales from Puppy Mills in Texas
We have all seen cute fluffy puppies behind the glass window of a pet store. It is hard not to smile at their irresistibly innocent puppy eyes and their little paws. However, behind the glass display at pet stores and their title claiming to be "local breeders" and "USDA approved", pet stores have been making profits selling puppies from puppy mills. Puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding facility built solely to profit from sales of puppies. In order to make the female dogs more profitable, they are given little to no breaks in between pregnancies and are forced to be separated from their babies so that the puppies can be sold to pet stores. Females dogs that can no longer reproduce babies are often killed or abandoned. Dogs are caged and given very limited space and lack of veterinary care with their feces and urine piled up, causing a list of serious health problems. California became the first state to ban sale of puppy mills. If puppy mills are banned in Texas, it would be a huge step toward animal rights and open doors for Americans who want to adopt healthy dogs fairly!
Petition to Texas State House, Senfronia Thompson
"TIME CREDIT" earned for offenders in Prison..Time for a change in Parole Reform
This letter is regarding a bill that was introduced in the 85th Legislature, on February 20, 2017, formerly known as HB2120. On March 23, 2017, it was left pending in the committee, at 25% progression. The committee being the “House Corrections Committee”. The legislature is now in recess which means that the bill will need to be reintroduced in order to be heard again. It’s pretty much dead in the Corrections Committee. This bill is regarding offenders who are made to suffer to serve the mandatory requirements of half off their sentences regardless if they accrue *GOODTIME. This bill would also include NO major cases. There are husbands, wives, and children with no expectations for early release who were incarcerated for mild mistakes, paying hard core consequences. It leaves offenders with nothing to work towards or look forward to. But, some have learned their life lessons and should be rewarded for their good behavior. Imagine the person you love most gets into a brawl then is mistakenly placed for an aggravated case for up to 30 years. That means your dear darling son WILL HAVE to serve a MANDATORY sentence of at least half (15 years) of his sentence before he is even considered for parole. That’s a mighty long time for just a brawl at the mall. Some offenders should have the same consideration as most offenders when it comes to being considered for parole release. This will give those offenders who have worked steady jobs, enrolled in educational classes, graduated from the GRAD Program, found God and have been actively involved in the Faith-based programs and trying to help other offenders turn their life around too, and the opportunity to come up for parole after serving 1/4th of their sentence.. These acts of rehabilitation should not be discarded as if they don’t matter! Those that have changed behavior, lives matter because they actually want a better life for themselves when they parole. They want to be better role models for their children and grandchildren, and better spouses upon their release to come home. They work very hard to be better people coming out of prison than who they were going into prison and they deserve the opportunity to have their accrued goodtime considered as a means for early release just like any other offender. It encourages good conduct, a changed lifestyle and hopes for the future. Getting this bill passed does not guarantee the release for an offender. That needs to be made clear to those who think all offenders will be released all at once. That is NOT how this bill was written! Offenders will still have to be reviewed by the parole board. They will decide who they believe to have changed behavior because not everyone deserves an early release. This bill does not include capital murder or sexual assault offenses. NOTE: This bill was not written to release inmates. It's written to simply allowing them to accrue GOODTIME.Reading this, you may have and/or had, a loved one incarcerated. If so, Then you understand the importance for them to be considered for their GOODTIME. If you haven’t, then you don’t know what it feels like to miss them at this great expense and you're lucky to have the opportunity to greet, hug, and kiss your loved one every day, as we do not, which is the reasoning for this petition. Whether you are in agreeance with this letter or not, please sign the petition attached to this letter with your comments concerning why or why not.If you agree and support this petition, please help me get the message out by sharing this to your social media sites like FB, twitter, & instagram because sharing will get the many supporters we need to get this bill passed! Thanks for your support!*HB2120- A bill relating to good conduct time earned by certain inmates and the consideration of release on parole for those inmates.*GOODTIME-Time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behavior while in prison.
Petition to Greg Abbott, GOD, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn
Texas secede from the union bc i'm done
President cheddar makes me wanna commit, alternatively, let's just dip. I'm out, join me in the land of football and Frito pie. Worry about the racism later. If we act fast, we can take Beto with us.
Petition to Donald Trump
Modify the letter T in the phonetic alphabet from "Tango" to "Texas"
The phonetic alphabet is a system for transcribing the precise sounds of human speech into writing. This alphabet is in need of a change to show respect where due to many veterans and aviation legend. This modification will essentially strengthen bonds that all aviation professionals share, reinforce the value of the greatest state in the United States and further clarify radio transmissions between military personnel/air traffic controllers. With the range of natural resources and significant contributions to the United States GDP, correcting the existing phonetic alphabet is the least that can be done to show respect to the largest star on the flag: TEXAS.
Petition to Randalls
Randalls should charge 10¢ Per non- reusable bag to fight plastic waste and greenhouse gas
Safeway, the owner of Randalls encourages shoppers to switch to reusable bags. (http://csrsite.randalls.com/to-1-billion-and-beyond but they have not taken action themselves to switch over. Randalls has 44 supermarkets in Texas alone; 29 in the greater Houston area. These numbers will only continue to grow with the amount of plastic bags used. Randalls should take action like other Texan supermarkets, HEB. HEB is starting to take steps into a cleaner future. Let us use this petition to motivate Randalls to make a difference! Have Randalls charge ¢10 per non-reusable bag. This has been to show have customers use fewer bags and possibly bring their own instead.
Petition to Greg Abbott, Mike Morath
Place a moratorium on 2017-18 STAAR testing for all ISDs affected by Hurricane Harvey
On August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. This unprecedented storm was labeled the worst disaster in Texas history by FEMA director Brock Long, and the recovery is expected to take many years. It will be several weeks, if not months, before many people return to their homes and begin the process of repairing their homes, filing insurance claims, and sending their children back to school. The physical, mental, and economic hardships born by students in the devastated areas will undoubtedly take a heavy toll on their education throughout the year. As such, state-mandated standardized testing would be an invalid measure of these children's growth and a waste of precious resources in this time of need. It is with this in mind that we call upon Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Commissioner of Education Morath to place a moratorium on all STAAR testing in ISDs affected by Hurricane Harvey for the 2017-18 school year.