Petition to Texas State Bar Ethics Committee
Hold 3 Generations of Smith Co Prosecutors & Judges Accountable in the Kerry Max Cook Case
It is time to hold the Smith County District Attorney's Office accountable for a history of reckless disregard for due process and the rule of law. We ask that A. D. Clark, III, Jack Skeen, David Dobbs, Deborah Tittle, former 114th Smith County District Judge Cynthia Sevens-Kent, Sgt. Eddie Clark, Lt. Ron Scott and others be taken before an Ethics Committee and disbarred so they cannot hurt any one else. We ask that you restore the appearance that a person accused of a crime can get a fair and impartial trial in Smith County, Texas. The case of Kerry Max Cook is the worst example of documented police and prosecutorial misconduct in Texas history. These are the sustained facts this 40-year Smith County capital murder case: 1977-1978: Kerry was inducted into his legal nightmare first by A.D. Clark, III, Jerry Landrum, Lt. Ron Scott, Texas Ranger Stuart Dowell, Sgt. Eddie Clark based on a bizarre 1977 "Psychological Profile" that said the killer was a young homosexual. Kerry worked at a gay bar in Dallas and the rest is history. Smith County District Attorney A. D. Clark III is the architect of the police and prosecutorial misconduct that falsely created the August 1977 arrest warrant, the indictment, and the June 29th, 1978 conviction and death sentence. September 1991: 15 years later, the conviction was overturned. Smith County District Attorney Jack Skeen inherited Kerry's case. A. D. Clark III and Jack Skeen are first cousins. Skeen immediately adopted all of Clark's original misconduct—records prove Skeen and his First Assistant David E. Dobbs suppressed more exculpatory evidence and suborned more perjury to keep the appearance that Kerry was responsible for a crime that he did not commit. March 1994: District Attorney Jack Skeen and First Assistant David Dobbs convinced another jury to re-convict Kerry Cook a second time based on the exact misconduct first created by A. D. Clark III. November 6, 1996: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled "Police and prosecutorial misconduct has tainted this entire matter from the beginning." The second conviction obtained under Jack Skeen and David Dobbs was thrown out. Source: Chasing Justice by Kerry Max Cook.
Petition to Governor John R. Kasich
Governor Kasich, please don't resume executions in Ohio.
Dear Gov. Kasich, There is too much risk associated with Ohio’s death penalty. We are some of the nine men exonerated from Ohio’s death row, proving that innocent people have been sentenced to death in our state. We cannot restart executions until there are better safeguards in place to ensure that Ohio never executes an innocent person, which would be unthinkable. Sign this petition to stop Ohio from executing 27 people. The state does not need to go from no executions in three years to 27 back-to-back executions, especially given its track record with wrongful convictions and botched executions. Another botched execution, like the one that occurred three years ago, would be bad enough, but a wrongful execution would be a terrible, irreversible injustice. This rush to executions simply isn’t worth the risk. Please use your authority to prevent executions from resuming. Sincerely, Joe D'Ambrosio (Ohio exoneree, 22 years on death row) Dale Johnston (Ohio exoneree, 7 years on death row) Derrick Jamison (Ohio exoneree, 20 years on death row) Wiley Bridgeman (Ohio exoneree, 38 years on death row) Kwame Ajamu (Ohio exoneree, 28 years on death row)
Petition to Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals
Grant A New Trial For Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip - Never Heard Evidence
Please sign to have the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals grant Richard Glossip an INNOCENT inmate on death row a NEW TRIAL. There is NO physical or forensic evidence linking him to the crime of killing Mr. Barry Van Treese only the constantly changing testimony of the admitted killer who was given life without parole to a medium security facility in exchange for implicating Richard. Given the recent Grand Jury Report released May 19, 2016 concerning the complete ineptitude of the state in almost killing Richard on September 30th 2015, he thankfully has the chance to prove his total innocence if allowed another trial. In 1997 Richard was snared into the Oklahoma criminal justice system and has given 19 years of his life for a crime he should never have been charged with let alone found guilty. During his first trial he was so poorly represented that his attorney was disbarred and the state was legally obligated to give him another trial. His second trial was then AGAIN represented so badly that the evidence to prove his innocence was not even allowed in court rendering the jury to falsely find him guilty. If granted the new trial his innocence will easily be proven with his current excellent legal representation. Please join me in signing this petition to give Richard the chance he's never had to FINALLY prove his complete and total INNOCENCE and be FREE. http://www.richardeglossip.com/ http://www.okcca.net/online/contact.jsp
Petition to Barack Obama
Send Aaron Glasscock Home: An Innocent Man Who was Given a Harsh Sentence
In the Spring of 1999, at the age of 22, Aaron Glasscock was just 2 months from graduating a pre-med program in preparation for medical school, in a quest to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pediatrician. His father had given him an opportunity for a final spring break. All that was required of Aaron was to drive his father's friend, Walter, to Florida to look at a potential "flip" house. Aaron & Walter made it to their hotel late at night and slept late the next morning. Not long after a hot shower and the beginning of a cup of coffee, DEA agents were knocking at the door, throwing Aaron to the ground and questioning him about things of which he knew nothing. What Aaron didn't know was that the truck he had been driving had a false tank containing $900,000 in cash; cash that was presumed to be used in a drug deal. The truck was also registered in Aaron's name, though the signature was shown at trial not to be his. After a mistrial and 2 hung juries, Aaron was found guilty and ultimately sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, where parole is not an option. In 3 of Aaron's 4 trials Walter testified, for the prosecution, that Aaron was never around drugs or money, or even any conversations dealing with such. His father remained silent in defense of his son for fear of an even larger sentence. At this time Aaron has served nearly 16 years of his sentence. He is now 37 years old. He has been a model prisoner, works a full time job in Prison Industries (UNICOR), teaches fitness classes and bible studies and has a tremendous faith in God. He is not bitter, in fact he is incredibly inspirational to all who know him. In March he submitted a request for clemency in the hopes of being released early. We ask for President Obama to consider the time he has served as enough. Even if Aaron were guilty, this sentence is extremely harsh for a non-violent offense. Especially considering Aaron had no record prior to this. At the very least, Aaron is a waste of tax payers dollars. At the most, he is an incredibly gifted, hard working and giving human being who should be given a chance to see his family again, start a family of his own, have a career and experience life outside of those walls. He has been there long enough. Let's bring him home!
Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Carl Heastie, John Flanagan
Stand UP for The New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct!
To: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Hon. John Flanigan, Hon. Carl Heastie & Members of the New York State Legislature As stated above - Professor Gershman has it right, we need to have consequences for Prosecutors who violate the rules. !!! We are Asking you to Stand UP for the New York State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct and support Senate Bill 2412-B / Assembly Bill 5285-A District Attorneys and the Prosecutors they oversee are responsible for establishing consequences for those who break rules, yet when prosecutors break their own rules there are no consequences -as there are in every other profession. They can hide evidence which individuals are legally entitled to under law, distort the truth in the courtroom and mislead witnesses. We insist you Stand UP to the District Attorneys who are attempting to control your vote and take away your constituent's vote.
Petition to Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards
Call Louisiana's Governor and tell him to FREE COREY MILLER.
JOHN BEL EDWARDS
Call Louisiana's Governor and tell him to FREE COREY MILLER.JOHN BEL EDWARDSPhone: (985) 386-9525 The justice system should be to protect the innocent and to imprison the guilty. The justice system has done Corey Miller wrong. Corey Miller was wrongly convicted due to his rap personality. The Louisiana supreme court have denied Corey Miller's appeals and a retrial. The Louisiana supreme court did the same thing to: Glenn Ford, he was wrongfully convicted in a Louisiana murder case. Glenn Ford left the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La., in 2014. His conviction in a murder case was vacated after he spent more than 29 years on death row. He died less than two months after he was released. From untreated lung cancer while in prison in Angola!!! Corey Miller should not have to endure the same torture Glenn Ford went through. There are visible flaws in the Louisiana justice system. The death penalty need to be abolished. Errors, negligence and deliberate misconduct by prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers are the most pervasive cause of wrongful convictions in Louisiana. Court appointed lawyers caused, at least in part, 77% of the convictions in Louisiana . Please free a man that has been wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. How can you convict a person of murder if there wasno evidence to convict Corey Miller. There was -NO GUN -NO D.N.A -NO EVIDENCE TO CONVICT But, this man is sitting in prison serving a life sentence while the real man who did this crime is out there running the streets free to commit other crimes. Please take a moment of your time and sign this petition and help Corey Miller be free. Corey need to come home to his family. So that he can enjoy his life with his family and be a father to his 3 daughters. Please overturn Corey Miller conviction he should not be locked up for a crime that he did not commit!!! What would you do if it was your family member was wrongfully convicted of a crime? Corey Miller need to be exonerated and released from prison and compensated for the wrongful conviction. He should not have to rot in prison like so many other men in Angola and like Glenn Ford. Corey Miller deserve to be heard and he should be released from prison!!!
Petition to Honorable Sharon Keller
Free Brandon Woodruff From Prison
In October of 2005, Norma and Dennis Woodruff were brutally murdered in their Royse City, Texas home. In March of 2009, their son Brandon Woodruff was convicted in a small homophobic East Texas Courthouse led by corrupt prosecutors who willfully and intentionally violated his Constitutional rights. We are not just trying to get Brandon out on a "technicality", but rather trying to free him from prison because he is truly innocent, and has been in prison for almost 12 years now. We are working to get the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reopen the case and examine the lack of evidence which will set Brandon free. Once they do that, we feel they will realize what we all know -- he did not commit this crime. For background on the case and to read all about it, please visit www.FreeBrandon.org Thank you for your support.
Petition to Kim Foxx - Cook County States Attorney
Grant Ron Kliner a retrial for a Murder he didn't COMMIT
In 1996, Ron was convicted for the 1988 murder of Dana Rinaldi as part of a supposed murder for hire conspiracy between her husband Joe Rinaldi and Joe’s best man Mike Permanian. Originally, he was sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison by ex-Governor George Ryan. Ron has spent the last 24 years of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit. He will turn 56 year old in 2017. Ron has maintained and fought for his innocence since he was first charged in 1993. On the night of Dana Rinaldi’s murder in Palatine Illinois, Ron Kliner was 24 miles away working in his Chicago real estate office. Both phone records and alibi witness statements show that Ron was at his office for over an hour prior to and after the Dana Rinaldi’s murder. These witnesses were not called to testify at Ron’s trial, as his attorney believed he would win the case without their testimony. The phone records and alibi witnesses make it impossible for Ron to be in Palatine when an eye witnesses identified both Mike Permanian and his car with an unidentified passenger approximately 30 minutes prior to the murder in the parking lot where Dana Rinaldi was murdered. Forensic analysis at the scene found no murder weapon and no physical evidence linking Ron to the murder. The victim was robbed of personal items after her murder and multiple hair follicles were found on her body. At the time of trial, the State's microscope testing determined that these hair samples were not the victim’s, Ron’s or Mike Permanian’s. In 2006 Ron appealed to have the hair samples DNA tested. In 2016, the Cook County Conviction Integrity Unit and the Courts agreed that DNA testing could ultimately identify the murderer if a match could be found in the national database. The testing will be done in 2017. Since his trial, Ron’s attorneys have obtained affidavits supporting Ron’s claim of innocence and even potentially identifying who is the real killer. Examples include an affidavit from 2002, where Ron’s supposed co-conspirator Mike Permanian states that on 3 different occasions he was offered a plea deal with the promise of a shorter sentence if he testified against Ron Kliner. He also states that Joe Rinaldi’s testimony, linking Ron Kliner to the murder plan, are lies. Additional affidavits have been obtained from multiple inmates that have lived with Mike Permanian since his incarceration. All of the inmate affidavits show that when Mike Permanian told them his version of the murder; Mike Permanian stated that Ron Kliner is innocent. Why would Mike Permanian continue to tell his story of the murder in this form unless its true; just as Mike Permanian stated in his 2002 affidavit. I am asking you to sign a petition to ask Kim Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney to provide Ron Kliner with a new trial. For more detail on the case, please visit the following blog https://freeronaldkliner.wordpress.com