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 Governor Brown (Governor), Barbara Boxer, Maitreya Badami
Asking for a review of the Gregory Zielesch case
The actions of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig has effected a lot of citizens in the most horrific way imaginable. We must put a stop to the corruption, and injustice way our citizens are treated. In 2008, The Zielesch family was just one of many of Jeff Reisigs victims. You or your loved one could be next. Let's stop it now! HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE REASONS THE CASE NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED, AND HOPEFULLY HELP OTHER SUCH CASES IN YOLO COUNTY: __________________________________________________________________ Volarvich and Zielesch should have been tried separately. Judge Mock's court clerk was a witness in the case. Zielesch's Attorney was DISBARRED a year later for his unethical practices with other cases. A key defense witness was never called, and was brushed off by District Attorney Reisig, which would have changed the outcome. "Intended victims" statement was never heard by the jury per Judge Mocks descision. Judge Mock and District Attorney Ann Hurd are married. Evidence was contaminated before given to witness on the stand (pre-opened) 2 senior reputable DA investigators reported Reisig hiding exculpatory evidence during the time of the trial on other cases as well. Initial interrogations of DA's witnesses were never recorded or documented, yet notes were placed in the file 2 years later. DA's key witness admits to "making shit up" Key Witness given the "Queen for a day" for her testimony, she admits it, while the DA investigator denies while under oath. The case should have been tried out of Yolo County due to the high profile. The REAL people should be doing the time, not on our streets and committing more felonies in multiple counties (FACT). We need your help! PLEASE SIGN TO GET THIS CASE REVIEWED! hopefully get more Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig's cases looked into for further corruption! Your voice counts! We can't do it without you! Thank you for your support!
Petition to Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, Oklahoma Former Governor Brad Henry, The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, KFOR-TV Channel 4, KOCO-TV Channel 5
Free Daniel Holtzclaw, an innocent man wrongfully convicted!
On Jan. 21, 2016, our son, brother, and friend Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, was sentenced to 263 years in prison after a jury wrongfully convicted him of sexually assaulting seven women and one teenager, despite the fact that no physical evidence of crime was found, patrol car Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data failed to match crucial accusations, numerous discrepancies occurred in the accusers' testimony, and detectives gathered almost all of the accusers (ten out of thirteen) by selectively seeking out and questioning only African American women with histories of prostitution or drug use with whom Daniel had interacted during his routine police duties. Daniel Holtzclaw is innocent and was wrongfully convicted of crimes he never committed. Daniel put his life on the line daily as a police officer for the justice he served and also deserved in his trial but was denied. Please sign our petition to urge Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, former Governor Brad Henry, and Oklahoma news media to investigate the police misconduct and mishandling of Daniel's case that led to his convictions for multiple sexual assaults he did not commit, and to respectfully request that Governor Fallin grant clemency by exonerating Daniel because he is innocent. You can learn more about who Daniel Holtzclaw is by visiting www.holtzclawtrial.com. The evidence supports Daniel's innocence. The only forensic finding linking Daniel to any accuser in the entire trial was skin cell DNA from a 17-year-old teenager who said the officer searched her purse, pat searched her, then raped her, yet the prosecution's own DNA analyst acknowledged the evidence was consistent with non-intimate, secondary transfer of skin cell DNA, such as from the purse to the officer's hands, then to his uniform pants while using the restroom. No DNA from any other accuser, and not even Daniel's DNA, was found on Daniel's uniform pants, which police detectives took on June 18, 2014, as their sole evidence from Daniel. This was just hours after Daniel's night shift during which detectives eventually claimed he sexually assaulted not just the teenager through the fly of the uniform pants, but also two other individuals including Jannie Ligons, whose unsubstantiated accusations sparked the investigation targeting Daniel. Only the fly area of Daniel's uniform pants was tested for DNA, and the uniform pants were NOT tested for saliva, semen, or vaginal fluid to determine the source of the DNA, even though “in legal proceedings, a proper and reliable determination of the source of isolated DNA is essential and an error in identification may result in grave legal consequences” (Jakubowska et al. (2011) Problems of Forensic Sciences, 87: 204-215). Despite these facts, Prosecutor Gayland Gieger claimed incorrectly after the trial that "the skin cells were transferred through the body fluids of a 17-year-old girl after he raped her. That's what the evidence was. That's what the jury heard and certainly that's what they convicted him of. They [the defense] tried to explain DNA from a 17-year-old girl that ends up inside his pants at the areas where his privates are. Quite frankly, their explanation was not believable because you can't explain that" (Erielle Reshef, KOKO 5 News, "Prosecutors who helped convict Daniel Holtzclaw speak,” Feb. 5, 2016). In reality, article after article has shown that DNA can transfer secondarily and even further. If DNA on the fly of your pants were evidence of a crime, then every one of us could be convicted. As early as 2010, forensic researchers reported their discovery that DNA can transfer from a woman through non-intimate social contact to a man's hands, and then to his underpants and even genitals during urination, such that her DNA will be found on a penile swab (Hulme, J. (2010) Science and Justice, 50: 100-109). This research was recently corroborated by Jones et al. (2016) DNA transfer through nonintimate social contact, Science and Justice, 56: 90-95. Prosecutor Gieger not only misrepresented the DNA evidence from the 17-year-old girl, but also did not inform the jury about exculpatory evidence that challenged her credibility. Just months after the teenager accused Daniel of sexually assaulting her, this same young woman, A.G., was arrested for using a machete to attack a man in his home on June 10, 2015, after she claimed to police that the man had used the weapon to assault her but “police were not convinced she was telling the truth since she did not appear to have any injuries” (Dallas Franklin, KFOR.com, “Man allegedly attacked at home, 2 arrested,” June 11, 2015). A.G., who similarly accused Daniel of a heinous crime, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, and on April 18, 2016, she pleaded guilty to two other violent crimes, including domestic assault and battery (Muskogee OK - Case CM-2015-00199 and Case CF-2016-00031). None of the accusations against Daniel Holtzclaw were supported by any solid evidence of crime. No evidence, for example, supported the first accusation targeting Daniel, which occurred on June 18, 2014, when Daniel performed an off-duty traffic stop of the swerving car with tinted windows that prevented him from seeing the occupants at 2 a.m. that morning. The driver, Jannie Ligons, lacked a valid license and car insurance and later admitted to police that, before driving, she had taken sleep-inducing PM medication and smoked marijuana, which can cause paranoia and hallucinations. She said she placed her hands on the hood of the patrol car while Daniel pat searched her, then she sat in the backseat of the patrol car. Here, she said, Daniel procured lewd exhibition and orally sodomized her through the fly of his pants, with his hands on the car's roof. She also said that Daniel touched her phone. The SANE exam of Jannie Ligons came back negative. No DNA, sperm, or seminal fluid from Daniel was found in or around Ms. Ligons' mouth. Ms. Ligons' DNA was not found on the fly of his uniform pants. No fingerprints or DNA from Ms. Ligons or Daniel were found on the patrol car's hood or roof to corroborate her claims. No DNA from Daniel was found on her phone, but the DNA from Ms. Ligons and some unknown individual was, showing that DNA does indeed transfer from people to things they touch. No pubic hair or DNA from Daniel was found inside the patrol car, and the surveillance video of the traffic stop showed no wrongdoing since the footage was too far away to display fine details. Although the police detectives were investigating a sexual assault, the only evidence they took from Daniel was his uniform pants. Detectives did not even take Daniel's underwear, and they never issued a search warrant for his home, personal car, or phone to obtain evidence which could have been used to help support Daniel's innocence. Daniel answered all the detectives' questions and asked them to analyze his DNA as quickly as possible so that he could clear his name. Daniel also agreed to take a polygraph test, an offer that the jury was never allowed to hear. Daniel Holtzclaw has maintained his innocence since the very beginning, June 18, 2014, when police detectives first questioned Daniel and claimed, untruthfully, that they had found pubic hairs in his patrol car and had incriminating surveillance video of the traffic stop Daniel performed that morning at the end of his shift. Despite the lack of evidence, and even though Ms. Ligons had no history of criminal convictions or warrants for her arrest and the traffic stop of her car with dark-tinted windows at night could not have resulted from any knowledge that the occupant was African American, police detectives concocted a theory that Daniel targeted African American women with histories of prostitution and drugs such that they would be too afraid to report alleged sexual crimes for fear of not being believed. Police detectives then searched for more accusers by selectively contacting over 50 African American females with histories of prostitution or drug arrests with whom Daniel had interacted during his routine police duties, which often involved intervening in cases of drug use and prostitution in the lower income neighborhood he patrolled. Any black woman who had been stopped by Daniel because of her drug use or prostitution would have a chance to make allegations against the young police officer who had tried to halt her criminal activities. ALMOST 98% OF THE INDIVIDUALS QUESTIONED BY DETECTIVES WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES, showing that detectives, not Daniel, were the ones who targeted black females with criminal histories of prostitution or drug use. Detectives solicited testimony by telling these women that police had received a “tip” that the women “may have been sexually assaulted by a police officer,” which was blatant leading of potential witnesses. In one case, the police detective actually named Daniel Holtzclaw as the officer and called him a "very bad guy" with "lots of victims" before a woman identified him after she first denied five times that any officer had treated her inappropriately. The police department and news media at this time were also broadcasting information about Daniel as a suspect, including showing his face, such that the people in the neighborhood he had patrolled knew he was under suspicion. In this wrongful manner that encouraged false allegations, the police thus found 10 individuals, including the 17-year-old A.G., who made accusations that were used to charge Daniel with sexual assault. This gave a total of 13 accusers including the three black women who reported a crime on their own: the initial female driver (Jannie Ligons, whose allegations were never substantiated), another woman who came forward to claim the officer had sexually assaulted her in the hospital room after she overdosed on PCP (Daniel was found not guilty of her accusations), and a third woman who reported that she had been sexually assaulted but could not positively identify the officer (Daniel was also found not guilty of her accusations). Seven other individuals, including one man, claimed the officer had sexually assaulted them, but their allegations were deemed too absurd or simply impossible (such as not matching Daniel's work schedule) to result in charges, and they recanted when confronted with evidence that they were lying. One of those individuals, Shaneice Barksdale, admitted in a videotaped police interview that she had made up her allegations to try to help the case and was convicted of falsely reporting a crime (State of Oklahoma v. Shaneice Barksdale, Case No. CM-2015-1413). Research by acclaimed eyewitness expert, Dr. Gary L. Wells, has shown that eyewitnesses' memories of events can be altered by suggestion and positive feedback, often leading to wrongful convictions. The validity of accusers' testimony in Daniel's trial should not have been accepted as fact, not only because of the leading, suggestive manner in which police detectives found accusers until they had a total of thirteen, but also because at least five of the accusers knew each other, and many of the women were using hallucinogenic drugs (cocaine, crack, PCP, marijuana) at the time they alleged Daniel assaulted them, which could cause them to accuse an innocent man of actions he did not commit. Major inconsistencies existed in the accusers' testimony that ruled Daniel out as a suspect. For example, one woman, S.E., stated that her assailant was a short, black man who stopped his patrol car in an abandoned school yard, and then raped her for 5-10 minutes. Yet Daniel Holtzclaw is a tall, light-skinned, Japanese-American man, and, significantly, the AVL/GPS evidence from Daniel's patrol car shows that while transporting S.E. he never drove slower than 2 knots and only took 4 minutes to pass from one side of the school yard to the other, simply not enough time to do as was alleged. Nevertheless, Daniel was found guilty of her accusations. Another woman, R.G., with six felony convictions, said that the officer orally sodomized her on a day when she was getting high off of crack cocaine, and she said she wiped Daniel's alleged secretions from the oral sodomy onto her chair, yet Daniel's DNA was not found on the woman's chair, while the DNA from two other men was. Despite this lack of evidence, Daniel was found guilty of forcible oral sodomy. We believe the legal system has failed Daniel miserably and a travesty of justice has occurred. You can learn more about the injustices in Daniel's trial by visiting www.HoltzclawTrial.com, a website created by former defense private investigator, Brian Bates, who is now posting online the facts presented in open court that the media did not report. Daniel's sister, Jenny Holtzclaw, has also created a webpage www.justicefordanielholtzclaw.com where donations for Daniel's appeal are gratefully being accepted as well as at www.FreeDanielHoltzclaw.com Please sign our petition urging Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, former Gov. Brad Henry, and Oklahoma news media to investigate the police misconduct and mishandling of Daniel's case that led to his convictions for multiple sexual assaults he did not commit, and respectfully requesting that Governor Fallin grant clemency by exonerating Daniel because he is innocent. Daniel belongs with his family, not in prison for crimes he never committed. Please help right this wrong by signing our petition to free Daniel Holtzclaw. Sincerely and with our deepest gratitude, Daniel's family and friends
Petition to Donald Trump
Please Grant Clemency to Robert Shipp
In 1993, at the age of 20, my brother Robert Shipp was indicted and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and cocaine. In 1994, he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He was involved in the drug conspiracy for only 5 months. This was Robert’s first drug offense and he doesn’t have a violent history. At his sentencing hearing, Robert’s judge repeatedly verbalized his objections to the sentence that he was forced to give Robert. He explained that he had no choice but to give Robert a life sentence based on the Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines. He further explained that the law didn’t allow him to use discretion in the sentencing. He also noted that the cocaine suppliers plead guilty and received 12 and 14 years for supplying the cocaine in this conspiracy. While Robert takes full responsibility for his participation in the criminality that resulted in his incarceration, I think it is important to share with you what led this honor student down this path. When Robert was in high school our brother was stabbed to death at the age of 19. Our brother’s untimely death devastated Robert and he began acting out in a negative manner. As a teenager, Robert’s inability to cope with this tragic loss ultimately and regrettably led to his risk-taking/criminal behavior. Our brother’s murderer was sentenced to 20 years and was released after serving 10 years. It is unbelievable that Robert received a life sentence for his 5 months involvement, in a nonviolent drug conspiracy, and our brother’s murderer only served 10 years. Robert should have been punished for his involvement in the conspiracy; however, a life sentence is excessive. Robert’s daughter was almost 2 years old when he was incarcerated. She has unfortunately experienced the all too familiar pitfalls of growing up without a father, and is now a single mother of four. In February 2015, due to a retroactive amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines Robert's sentenced was reduced to 30 years. My brother is now 44 years old, but hasn't given up on life. He spends his time reading, mentoring, speaking, and securing all possible certifications and college credits. My children have never seen their uncle outside of the visitation room; however, they look forward to spending time with him, as he shares with them the importance of making the right choices in life and reminds them that bad choices have consequences and could very well mean giving up their freedom. He also encourages them to do well in school, respect others, and take responsibility for their actions. The unexpected death of our father on July 17, 2012, remains difficult for all of us; and it is compounded by what we know was our father’s unending hope to secure Robert’s freedom. As our father laid helplessly, on his death bed with weary eyes, I promised him that I would continue to fight for freedom and justice for my brother. Because Robert wasn't allowed to attend our father's funeral, he wrote a letter, entitled, "A Letter to my Dad," and asked that I read it on his behalf. It was by far one of the hardest things I had to do in my life. If Robert is released, his family and loved ones will provide him with emotional and financial support to ensure that he is given a fair chance at becoming a productive citizen. We will also assist him with his desire to mentor youth that are at a crossroad, just as he was as a grieving young adult. Robert has much to offer society, if given the opportunity. Please sign my petition asking President Donald Trump to grant my brother Robert Shipp's petition for clemency. He has more than paid his debt to society for his 5 months involvement in a nonviolent drug conspiracy at the young age of 20. Robert has been in prison for 23 years now...over half of his life. He was sentenced to life before his young life even really got started.
Petition to Jeff Sessions, Marco Rubio
Justice For Jarrett Palmer
Since June of 2006, a man has been fighting for his liberty, his life and for his justice, all to no avail. A loving father of two small children, dedicated husband and business owner, arrested at age 33, he is now 44 years of age and has spent 11 years of his life behind bars – he was wrongfully charged by information from a state prosecutor who used perjured testimony to convince a petite jury to bring a guilty verdict. Steven Jarrett Palmer was convicted of crimes he did not commit, without a fair trial and sentenced to 25 years in prison for building a house without a license, while making a living for his family. Unbelievable you say! Wake up America! Our criminal justice system is broken and needs to be fixed.
Petition to Jerry Brown
Help free an innocent man who has been incarcerated since 2006.. Ryan Mickey is innocent!!
Ryan Mickey has been incarcerated since February 6, 2006 for a crime he did not commit. The entire situation was blown completely out of proportion by both the Murrieta police and the District Attorney. They took a heroic act and turned it into what they wanted it to be. The mother of this child, Jennifer Bradley, was beaten by her former husband, Nicholas Bradley, when she was five months pregnant. This beating created a brain injury in the unborn child. As a result of this same brain injury Kerianne Bradley ultimately lost her life. And Ryan has lost his life for desperately trying to save Kerrianne. The police took the injuries that resulted from Ryan performing cpr for 25 minutes and twisted them, created a story they would sell as “fact” to newspapers, labeling Ryan in their own light as they wanted. When in fact they withheld critical evidence that would explain exactly what was occurring with this child and put Ryan in the public’s eye as a hero, instead of the picture of Ryan that they created. Police and a Prosecutors investigator, were caught lying on the stand. Saying one thing, and then being presented with their own reports or evidence completely contradicting what they had just got done testifying to! They knew for over the last week prior to her death Kerrianne was violently ill. She was vomiting constantly even in her sleep, without waking, sleeping extensively and not eating. Karrianns Grandmother, Denise Pou, stated that Kerrianne had strange spots all over her face and wasn’t responding to sunlight shinning in her eyes. These spots, which are called “Petechia” is what happens when something has hemorrhaged. In Kerriannes case the blood vessels in her brain. This occurred days before Ryan was even around. Kerrianne was taken to the doctors as a result of her worsening condition two days before she went into respiratory distress. She was misdiagnosed as having the flu and sent home. None of this information was given to doctors evaluating Kerianne. The doctors were told by police that Kerrianne was perfectly fine until she was with Ryan. So ultimately, the doctors said Ryan must be the one responsible. When in actuality there was a prior brain injury from the time of her birth that reopened 3 to 7 days prior to Ryan even being around. This information was swept under the rug by police and prosecutors. This information and all medical information found by prosecutor’s doctors did nothing but explain exactly what was going on with this poor child and clear Ryan of any wrong doing. All Ryan did was the right thing and because of that he had his life taken from him due to corrupt police and a corrupt system. Ryan performed CPR for 25 minutes until paramedics arrived. But it was to no avail, she passed away the next afternoon. And finally, the judge prohibited key pieces of exculpatory evidence that also may have swayed the jury’s findings. In addition, the jury had made their decision of innocence on the murder charges, but was hung 3 times on the lesser charges. The judge insisted on a verdict, the jury had deliberated for over 3 weeks and were hung. Finally, the judge gave the jury incorrect instructions on the lesser charges that gave them no choice but to find him guilty. Believe what you will, newspaper reporters do not investigate the truth, they print what the District Attorney hands them. Believe what you will, but the police do not try to get to the truth. They shape and mold the evidence to fit the scenario that they create…not what really happened. Believe what you will, but the District attorney would rather sensationalize a case with lies and fabrications in order to further his or her career rather than actually find the truth. In February 2010 Ryan Mickey was found guilty of a “Special Allegation” for injuries that occurred as a result of frantic life saving efforts preformed improperly by Ryan. These injuries were the result of CPR preformed on a child. This charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life. Ryan Mickey is innocent and should be set free! Please visit and leave a comment on his website at: www.ryanmickeyisinnocent.com
Petition to Everyone
Wrongfully Convicted Man in Prison
There is a wrongfully convicted man named Casmer Volk who is currently serving a 28yr to life prison sentence. The prosecutors say that this case was "anchored" by DNA, and we have proof from the lab that Casmer was excluded as a possible donor of said DNA. He's been in prison for 5 years now and these have been the hardest of his life. He does have a past, and a few priors that put him "on their radar", which certainly didn't help this situation, but he's paid his debt to society for those crimes and should not be imprisoned now. Bribes, admitted lies, and no real proof besides a word of mouth testimony. We have 4 declarations from 4 experts who agree that the state of WA has gotten this terribly wrong. There is NO HARD EVIDENCE.
Petition to Kim Foxx, Bruce Rauner
New trial for an innocent man
Detective Richard Zuley may be most famous for his notorious interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, but he first learned his torture techniques in the interrogation rooms of Chicago. Now, this 30-year veteran of the Chicago PD is under investigation for using illegal methods to coerce confessions that have put several possibly innocent people behind bars. One of his cases has already been overturned, and a man who spent 23 years in prison is now finally free. But while officials slowly make their way through the pages of evidence against this corrupt cop, my friend Lee Harris -- another of Zuley’s many victims -- still wastes away in prison. My name is Robert. From 2000-2001, I shared a cell with Lee. We became good friends. Like a lot of people in prison, he would go on about how he was innocent and how he had been wrongly accused, but I never knew what to believe. However, when I received letters from the “witness” who put him away, apologizing for lying on the stand, I started digging: Lee’s conviction doesn’t add up. And now that I am on the outside, I am doing everything I can to get him a new trial so he can prove his innocence. I am asking Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial, so he can prove his innocence. He shouldn’t spend one more day behind bars while the true criminal is allowed to walk free. At first, Lee collaborated with Detective Zuley to help him find the real killer in the crime he is doing time for. Facing public pressure to find the killer, they pressed Lee for information using both threats and rewards. In one instance, Zuley offered him a $20,000 reward, and in another, he threatened to stop providing protection for his family, exposing them to retaliation. When they couldn’t find the real killer, they turned on their informant and charged him with the crime. They had no murder weapon or evidence connecting Lee to the crime. Yet, even with all these legal missteps and the lack of evidence, they still threw Lee behind bars for 90 years. He remains in jail to this day for a crime I am sure he didn’t commit. And I am not the only one: Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, who has won more exonerations than any other lawyer in the US, is now taking a closer look at Harris’ conviction. It’s time to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial and let true justice be served. We cannot continue to keep this man behind bars while the real killer could be walking the streets. Please sign my petition and help me fight for justice for Lee Harris.