Petition to California Governor, California State Senate, California State House
Pardon Paul! Autism Behavior is A Crime?
THE ORIGINAL PETITION: Our 18-year-old son Paul has autism. He struggles with behavioral issues, and has been awaiting acceptance into a residential treatment center to get help managing his behavior and sometimes-aggressive panic episodes. Unfortunately, due to one such episode at a library, he may be headed to probation, a state institution, or prison (possible, but unlikely). https://www.facebook.com/autismnocrime/ UPDATE: Autism On Trial!Monterey County Superior Court and District Attorney's Office are in complete agreement that Paul should go to trial for a "Strike" Felony. http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/opinion/local_spin/autistic-teen-faces-felony-trial-after-knocking-woman-over-during/article_4a048ab2-a443-11e5-a0f4-13892c932e42.html http://www.montereyherald.com/social-affairs/20160122/marina-autistic-teen-to-face-criminal-trial#disqus_thread http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article57178698.html http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article57245043.html http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article57245043.html http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/nation-world/national/article57245043.html While in the midst of a panic attack, Paul pushed a disabled woman, who fell down afterward. I imagine it was a frightening experience for her, but I know for certain that my son was also experiencing extreme fear and confusion at the time. Paul has been working so hard to address these meltdowns and stop them before they get to this advanced stage. In fact, he was in the library that day to work with an instructor on these exact issues. But instead of seeing this as an ongoing medical challenge and considering Paul’s good intentions, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office insists on charging Paul with felony assault. My son Paul needs continued assistance and help, not criminal charges. Please join us in asking the Monterey County District Attorney to drop the all charges against him. To charge him, at all, is to make his disability, itself, a criminal act. We have hired lawyers and tried to get the district attorney’s office to show compassion and understanding. Instead of using prosecutorial discretion and choosing to understand that Paul’s panic attack was a direct result of his disability, they have given Paul no other option than to plead guilty to the felony or go to trial. We strongly believe this case has implications for all families and groups that care for people with developmental disabilities like autism. As hard as we work to protect them and others from their developmental issues, there will be moments like this one with our son. It’s a difficult situation that shouldn’t be made worse by treating people with a disability as criminals. Please stand with Paul and ask the Monterey County District Attorney to drop these charges. It should not be a crime to struggle with a disability. I have started a fund for Paul's benefit. Please help as you may: Donate to Paul's Special Needs Trust NOTE: Please do not directly contact any judge for the case.For greater details, please look at the updates below. All comments are the sole responsibility of the person making the post. I will make an effort to remove any comments that off-topic, libelous, profane, and/or personal attacks, however, due to the volume some comments may still be on this site. I encourage all to be respectful and to choose words that would be acceptable in a court of law or place of worship. Paul and his family would like to continue living in Monterey County and not make enemies of people in authority. #Autismisnotacrime #autism #autismpersecution #autismawareness #JusticeofPaul #autismnocrime #autismfamily #autismDad #signandshare https://www.facebook.com/autismnocrime/ http://pamstacticalkitchen.com/2015/12/03/please-help-paul-gordo/
Petition to President of the United States
Clemency for Ross Ulbricht, Serving Double Life for a Website
My son, Ross Ulbricht, is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross―an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur―had all non-violent charges and no criminal history. This is a sentence that shocks the conscience. The website Silk Road was an e-commerce platform similar to eBay, where individual users chose what to list for sale. Both legal and illegal items were sold, most commonly small amounts of cannabis. Ross is condemned to die in prison, not for dealing drugs himself but for a website where others did. This is far harsher than the punishment for many murderers, pedophiles, rapists and other violent people. Ross’s investigation, trial and sentencing were rife with abuse. This includes corrupt federal investigators (now in prison) who were hidden from the jury, as well as prosecutorial misconduct, constitutional violations and reliance on unproven allegations at sentencing. Ross did not get a fair trial and his sentence was draconian. Justice was not served. We, the undersigned, seek mercy for Ross Ulbricht. He told the court that Silk Road was a terrible mistake that he deeply regrets, that he never intended harm, and that he has learned the heavy price of breaking the law. Ross’s life history clearly shows he is a compassionate young man with much to contribute. The judge received 100 letters attesting to his excellent character and how much he has helped others. These include those in prison, where he has tutored, led classes, and generally helped fellow inmates. Keeping Ross caged for life helps no one; will cost taxpayers about $2 million; and deprives society of an exceptionally kind, generous and creative person. Even in the face of his walking death sentence, Ross clings to the hope of a second chance and dreams of a future where he can be reunited with his loved ones, and use his education, knowledge and skills to give to his community and society as a whole. Please sign this petition and help us bring Ross home. Learn more about Ross Ulbricht here.
Petition to Pam Bondi, Claire Metz
Stop Matt Suttons flagrant harassment of women
Matt Sutton is a well known Facebook User, primarily in the state of Florida, though he has been known to harass women all over the country. The first time Matt messaged me was back in April of this year, he started off by hitting on me but it quickly turned ugly once I told him I was not interested. He started saying terrible, misogynistic things to me, even though I was nothing but pleasant to him and have even tried to help him to realize that his actions are unacceptable on many occasions. I quickly found out that this was not a one time thing for him. Since my first interaction with him, he has not only contacted me two separate other times to harass me, but he has harassed hundreds and hundreds of other girls. I believe that Matt Sutton should not be allowed to access Facebook.com as he uses it solely as a tool to harass (both sexually and non sexually) women he does not know. He spends his life threatening and badmouthing women. He curses at them, belittles them, taunts them, make threats, and even calls them repeatedly using the feature that Facebook provides. I also believe he should receive legal repercussions from his actions. He also is a known stalker and a racist. His account has been deleted several times (whether by himself or Facebook I am not sure) but he always shows back up. At first I found it humorous, but I have grown tired of his presence on the site, especially since a video went viral of him talking about engaging in sexual acts with underage children. I am surprised there were no consequences for him when that video surfaced, as it has over 132,000 views. In my opinion, Facebook is no place for a person like Matt Sutton, whether he is joking around or not. Please sign this petition to show your support so no other girls have to deal with his harassment. Please show the Volusia County Sherriffs Office that Matt Sutton is worth investigating. He has an arrest record so his contact information should be easily accessible to them. His Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100024885881935&ref=content_filter Video of him talking about molesting children: https://www.facebook.com/taylor.whidden/videos/10207147029664398/?hc_location=ufi My Facebook post about the petition which has dozens of screenshots in the comments: https://www.facebook.com/parameters/posts/10208278563421974?comment_id=10208278601062915&notif_t=like Tumblr posts regarding Matt Sutton: http://misandry-mermaid.tumblr.com/post/111922536438/mama-macabre-ladies-and-gentlemen-i-present-to http://misandry-mermaid.tumblr.com/post/116428305820/guernicaluca-guernicaluca-this-guys Also, the comments section on here has DOZENS of testimonies from women all over the country who have been a victim of his incessant harassment both online and off. MOST RECENT UPDATE: I am well aware of Matt Sutton being in jail during the entirety of this petition, no need for any more messages about it though I do thank you all for bringing it to my attention. I learned about it earlier today. I got caught up with things because it's finals week for me, but here's a link for those who havent seen it. He was arrested for false imprisonment. I don't know further details but I can only imagine what went on. I do know he's since been released apparently because a friend had him harassing her a couple of hours ago. My next steps since the police have been largely unhelpful is to contact the FBI. Since matt has made death threats and discussed child molestation, I am going to be calling them to see if they can offer us any options. I will keep you posted. Until then I encourage ALL of you to spam the Volusia County, Ormond City Beach, and Daytona Beach PD as well as the South Daytona Beach FB page (oddly enough the same one where that woman was put on blast for duct taping her dogs mouth shut) The only way we are going to get the police to care is if we make it so public they can't ignore it. So comment the petition on their page and ask what THEY are doing about it, not what I'm doing about it. I'm doing everything in my power to get this dude off the streets, but I'm only one woman. We need more man power and for the people saying more needs to be done than the petition, here's your chance. His mugshot: http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Volusia-County-FL/Mathew-Sutton.123698830.html Update: I was alerted to Matt making new threats to a woman and her friends on instagram using his account @majigirepanda he was commenting telling her what a useless whore she was and threatening to shoot her and her friends. http://imgur.com/a/QNsG3
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bill de Blasio, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, NYC Council Member Diana Ayala, John DeSio, NYC Council Member Rafael Salamanca
Stop Mayor De Blasio’s Plan to Build a New Jail in the South Bronx
We, the residents of the South Bronx, call on all people of conscience to stand with us in strong opposition to the mayor’s proposal to build a new jail in the Mott Haven neighborhood at a site vital to implementing the community-driven Diego Beekman Neighborhood Development Plan. On February 14, 2018, Mayor De Blasio revealed a plan to speed up the closing of Rikers Island by transferring those incarcerated into existing (retrofitted) facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, bypassing Staten Island altogether, and building a new jail in a South Bronx community still reeling from decades of disinvestment, destabilization and the resulting fallout, and where two other jails already exist. The proposed site at 320 Concord Avenue – steps from three schools, homeowners, and the 38-building Diego Beekman housing complex – has already been earmarked for years by the community as the central piece of its Neighborhood Development Plan for affordable housing, community centers and living wage jobs. Building on 22 years of community organizing, the Neighborhood Plan was developed in consultation with residents, organizations, agencies and elected officials, none of whom were consulted about the mayor’s new jail proposal. The area already has one of the highest and most unequal concentrations of homeless shelters, methadone clinics, power plants and waste transfer stations in the city. With some of the highest rates of poverty and unemployment nationwide, the Mott Haven community is in crisis, and any tax dollar investments must be in (long-ignored) social, educational and economic opportunities for the community – not a jail. We applaud the city’s plan to close Rikers Island, but the answer is not to expand the criminal justice footprint – not in the South Bronx, not anywhere – when over the last 25 years, the city’s jail population has fallen from a high of 21,674 in 1991 to under 9,000 earlier this year through a combination of falling crime rates and criminal justice reforms. Our opposition to a new jail is in no way a rejection of the people caught up in the system. We desire fairer, swifter, and more humane forms of justice for incarcerated families. We challenge the city to further reduce the number of people in jail through a combination of bail reform, decriminalization of minor offenses, and more restorative ways to deal with crime that would make the construction of a new facility unnecessary. With more than 2.3 million people imprisoned across the US, mass incarceration is the greatest moral and racial injustice of our time. We need bold investments in people, not prisons. Now therefore, please join us in our fight, stand in solidarity with us and demand that our Mott Haven community receives the revitalization plan it designed, developed and deserves. For more information about this campaign, send us an email at email@example.com. ***** Diego Beekman Neighborhood Plan Open Letter to Mayor de Blasio and NYC Council Speaker Johnson in Opposition to A New South Bronx Jail from the Diego Beekman Mutual Housing Association, HDFC (Jose de Diego Beekman Houses), the Nehemiah Homeowners, and the Concord Avenue/Jackson Avenue Homeowners South Bronx Unite Statement – No New Prisons: Not in the South Bronx, Not Anywhere Local Residents Lash Out at Meeting on Proposed Bronx Jail (NY1 - March 8, 2018) Bill Locks Himself In with Bronx Jail Site (Daily News - March 30, 2018)
Petition to Community
Please Join Rebels on a Mission in helping the Sander's family keep their play ground set.
The Sander's Family have a conflict with their subdivision and Home Owners association (Prairie Creek Ridge) The home owners association wants their play set and trees removed within the week. This is taking place in Oconomowoc, WI.The family would like to keep the playground as it represents "hope" for their sick daughter, Ashlin. Ashlin had an E. Coli infection that led to Kidney failure, three years ago. Ashlin had a Kidney transplant on Father's day, she should be returning home soon. The Sanders own two lots. Their home is on one and the playground and trees are on the other. The Family was given permission to build this by the former Home Owners Association president. The current Home owners association stated they want this removed to obtain and maintain harmony in appearance. Please join Rebels on a Mission in signing this petition and help this Little Girl keep her Playground,her childhood and her hope.
Petition to Paul D. Ryan, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Lena C. Taylor, Scott L. Fitzgerald, Jennifer Shilling, Luther S. Olsen, Leah Vukmir, Frank Lasee, Mark Miller, Robin Vos, Alberta Darling, Thomas Tiffany, Robert Wirch, Sheila Harsdorf, John Nygren, Romaine Robert Quinn, Sean P. Duffy, David Bowen, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Steve Doyle, Jason M. Fields, Evan Goyke, Rob Hutton, Frederick Kessler, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Daniel Riemer, Christine Sinicki, David Steffen, Leon Young, Tyler August, Jim Steineke, Gordon Hintz, JoCasta Zamarripa, Josh Zepnick, Chris Larson, Milwaukee Sheriff, Paul Gessner, South Shore Park Watch, The Garden District Neighborhood Association, Wilson Park Neighborhood Association, OAAA , BHD Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Supervisor, John P. Hayes Center, Marcelia Nicholson, Marina Dimitrijevic, Tom Barrett, Robert Bauman, Tony Zielinski, Susan Gadacz, Pete Carlson, John Litchford, Milwaukee Fire Department, Captain Daniel Sandberg, Captain Keith D. Deneys, 12 News Milwaukee, Fox 6 News Milwaukee, Milwaukee TMJ 4, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Patch
Suicide Prevention on the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge
According to an article published in May 25, 2016: More than 30 people have jumped to their deaths in the last 15 years.(http://www.wisn.com/article/could-barriers-stop-suicides-on-milwaukee-s-hoan-bridge/6332793). There are no official statistics for 2017, the year isn't even over. There have been numerous media reports on persons attempting or contemplating jumping from this bridge. One wonders 'how many also have not been made known to the public'. In recent years, Milwaukee officials and departments have considered and abandoned interventions for suicide at the Hoan Bridge. Milwaukee should again examine what options are available. Interventions can be low cost, such as a sign with a crisis line number. If not for advocacy, we can also consider the time and cost our police are absorbing when a sign may prevent those calls. Saving lives is the job of our officials - and our own personal responsibility - especially when our population has one of the highest rates of mental health illness. 2017 dates of police encounters on the bridge according to media reports: April 25, 2017: off-duty fireman and FBI agent, police intervention June 2, 2017: completed suicide August 31, 2017: Samaritan intervention *September 18th, 2017, 7:30am: off-duty police intervention *September 18th, 2017, 2:30pm: (separate incident) police intervention November 29, 2017: police intervened
Petition to US Government, Michigan State House, Michigan State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Wisconsin State Senate
Petition to add that part of Michigan touching Wisconsin to Wisconsin
9 out 10 people agree that the only interesting thing about Michigan is that it is shaped like a mitten. But how would you feel if you knew that there was a separate part of Michigan, not attached to it's characteristic mitten shape? Here's the bad news: there is such a piece of Michigan. This part of Michigan, dubbed ¨second Michigan¨ is constantly excluded and disheartened by the discrimination it faces. It is simply unjustified to separate the Michigan community like this. We can no longer keep the people of second Michigan hanging by a thread, a forgotten loose end, an unequally equal piece of Michigan. It is clear that these two pieces of land were never meant to be one. However, there is a potential solution, involving second Michigan's bordering state, Wisconsin. Wisconsin and second Michigan are a more holistic combination than the current division. If Wisconsin and second Michigan join together, this separation and exclusion will finally end for those who have suffered for so long. Thank you for taking the time to review this petition, and we hope you support our cause. Together, we can take these steps towards a more perfect union.
Petition to City of Delavan
Save Historic House in Delavan, Wisconsin
The City of Delavan is offering the house at 116 South 5th Street for free to anyone willing to relocate it so that the library can build additional parking. We believe the demolition or removal of this historic house built in 1870 is morally and responsibly wrong and we urge city leaders to act now to restore this piece of history.