Petition to Bill Haslam
Re-Trial for Cyntoia Brown
Cyntoia Brown was only 16 years old when she received a prison sentence of 51 years for first-degree murder. She murdered a man named Johnny Allen, who had been sexually abusing her. She was a victim of sex trafficking and was later sold to the man she had killed. She feared for her life and believed that he would kill her first, so she killed him before he could kill her. I pray that this petition helps Cyntoia get a re-trial, her case dismissed, or a shorter sentence with time served. Please sign this petition calling for a re-trial of her case. This is a very sad story, especially due to the fact that she was only a child when it happened. Going through the things she went through at such a young age is very traumatizing. Physically, mentally, and emotionally, no one can ever understand what that does to a child’s mindset. If she didn't build up the courage and take a risk to save herself, she would still be going through the same thing or sadly, dead. Our laws really need to change to stop letting people like Johnny get away with things like this. Cyntoia needed help after what she went through, not her life taken away from her once again. Sign this petition calling for her re-trial! #JusticeForCyntoiaBrown
Petition to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein
Grant Daniel Green a New Trial or Freedom
My name is Ryan Ferguson and I was wrongfully incarcerated for nearly 10 years (to learn more about my wrongful conviction story visit Facebook.com/FreedRyanFerguson or do a simple Google search). Since being released I have spoken out on behalf of those I know, via documented facts, are innocent, including Kalvin Michael Smith, Amanda Knox, Mario Casciaro, and Mark Woodworth.Now, I ask that you join me in helping Daniel Green, a man who has spent over 20 years of his life incarcerated for a murder he didn’t commit.Your signature can help save Daniel from possibly spending the rest of his life in prison.Why do I believe he is innocent?First, some context. In 1993, Michael Jordan retired from basketball. He’d go on to return to play basketball but ever since this first retirement, people have wondered, why? He seemed to be in the prime of his career, so many, the media, and public at large, couldn’t believe that he would exit. It was also during this time, that the NBA was investigating Michael for his reported gambling debts.These theories only expanded because some started to tie Michael Jordan to his father’s death. His father, James Jordan was murdered on July 23, 1993 in North Carolina. This murder occurred only 2.5 months before Michael retired.James Jordan was Michael's best friend and confidant. Unsubstantiated reports began asking if James Jordan was murdered by somebody carrying out retribution for Michael's gambling debt. The allegations were not just unfounded but insensitive, reckless, and malicious. Michael had just lost his father, and as he said, people were pouring salt on an open wound. It was, to say the least, disturbing to see some in the media do this to him.However, something awful has happened in addition to the tragedy of James Jordan’s murder. One of the two men who were convicted for killing Michael’s father, Daniel Green, is innocent.If you’re interested in the story of Michael Jordan or whatever else is out there about him being connected to this, you will not find that here. Based on the evidence, these theories are flat out wrong and will not be repeated.I am here to ask you to join me in seeking Daniel Green’s freedom by signing this petition and reaching out to the North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein.Mr. Green has now been incarcerated for this murder for 25 years, arrested at 18 years old and now 43. He's admitted to helping his friend Larry commit an unrelated robbery weeks before the murder. He has also been forthright about helping his friend dispose of the victim’s body, although Daniel had no idea who the victim was and understood from Larry that Larry killed the victim in self-defense.I have personally struggled with these facts and want to make it clear that I am not overlooking the reality that Daniel helped to dispose of a body. At the time, and from the best I can tell though, this crime would have resulted in an approximate 3 year sentence.But, with regards to the murder of Mr. James Jordan, Daniel Green wasn’t even there when the murder happened. He was at a friend’s home. There are multiple people that have said this to be true. There is also no DNA evidence, no physical evidence, and other than Larry Demery, who was motivated to testify by a plea offer, nobody that says Daniel Green was there.So how did all of this all go wrong?Mr. Green Daniel's constitutional rights were violated during the trial. Simply put, his lawyer did not present the proper evidence and witnesses to prove his innocence. But how does a jury of our peers still get misled into finding an incorrect conclusion? There was an avalanche of manipulation perpetrated by the local sheriff and the State. This has been uncovered in the years since the trial. To better understand this tragedy, on so many levels, I encourage you to research the case just as I have. You can also listen to the podcast “What Really Happened? Special Episode: The Trial of Daniel Green" (link below) from an objective documentarian who has concluded what I have.I ask you, please sign this petition and play a part in helping the Jordan family find justice and truth in regards to the sole person responsible for this murder, Larry Demery and if nothing else, for Daniel Green and his family. What Really Happened? The Trial of Daniel Green: https://art19.com/shows/what-really-happened/episodes/faa86118-0029-4d75-b774-f200d8401c67 Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eFuiwa6GGc
Petition to Jerry Brown
Free David Diaz: An innocent man who has served 20 years in prison.
David Diaz is currently in prison serving a 37 year-to-life sentence for a shooting that happened in 1998 in Los Angeles county. The victim of this shooting has stated that David is innocent and not the person who shot him and the key witness has confessed to "randomly" accusing David under police pressure. David was just 19 years old when an LAPD squad forced their way into his home and arrested him for attempted murder. In court, the police and prosecutor alleged that David approached a man named Remberto Preciado, asked him what street gang he belonged to, and shot him in the leg. At the time the shooting happened, David was at the movies with his girlfriend and family. He could not have committed this crime. But the jury was persuaded by the prosecutor's case and ultimately convicted David, resulting in his current life sentence. David is now 39-years-old and has been in prison for 20 years. To date, three key witnesses in the case and the shooting victim, have all declared that David is innocent and that they only selected David because they were pressured by police to do so. Despite evidence of his innocence, David remains in prison with his sentence. He won’t be released until he is 57 years old, in 2035. California Governor Jerry Brown must step in to right this wrong. He has power and authority to release David through the commutation process. David has not sat idle in prison all these years. He has completed numerous programs and correspondence courses including paralegal studies and bible studies. He is currently undergoing college classes to obtain his Associates Degree and is enrolled in a business entrepreneur class. He has held many prison jobs and is a peer mentor helping other prisoners with behavioral intervention, anger management,family relations, and life skills. I have known David since 1996. Last month, David proposed to me and we will be getting married in May. So many people want David free — including the victim Remberto — and we feel David's case is a perfect candidate for clemency. In 2015, we requested a commutation from Governor Brown based on David's innocence and the unusual length of sentence he received on gun enhancements (28 years-to-life), but to date, no action or response has been given. Please sign this petition to correct the injustice that occurred with David. We thank you for your support.
Petition to Bill Haslam, Tennessee State Senate, Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Governor, Attorney Charles Bone, Tennessee State House
***HELP DEMAND JUSTICE*** #FREECYNTOIABROWN #JUSTICE
Cyntoia Brown, a 16-year old sentenced to life for the killing of Johnny Allen. Cyntoia Brown had been given up for adoption by her biological mother, Georgina Mitchell, when she was two years old. When Georgina became pregnant with Cyntoia, she continued consuming alcohol which may have resulted in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Georgina began using crack cocaine when Cyntoia was eight months old and Cyntoia was given up to Ellenette Brown. Even though Ellenette Brown provided a generally stable home, Cyntoia had not had sufficient stability in her life for proper emotional development and by 2004 had become a runaway. Sixteen-year-old Cyntoia Brown's sexual encounters had included many rapes, assaults during or before sex, and times when she was under the influence of drugs. Brown had a physically and sexually abusive pimp named "Kutthroat", who brandished guns at her and forced her into prostitution. Brown was picked up by a 43-year-old real estate agent, Johnny Allen and taken to his house on August 6, 2004. Brown stated that for several weeks, she had been repeatedly raped and was on drugs. When she arrived at Allen's house, she found it was full of guns. Brown said that she was afraid that she would be shot, which led her to shoot and kill Allen. Cyntoia Brown was then arrested for Allen's murder. From the day of her arrest she sat for six years until the start of her trial and she was convicted. She requested an assessment by Dr. William Bernet, a juvenile forensic psychiatrist from Vanderbilt University. She was found to have had a difficult childhood, but was considered competent to stand trial, and therefore tried as an adult, at the age of sixteen. She requested to testify on her own behalf at her trial, to tell her own story, but her legal team advised her not to do so. Prosecutors argued that her motive for killing Allen, a child rapist and predator who bought her from her pimp, drugged and raped her daily, was robbery. Brown was sentenced to 51 years to life for first degree murder. The prosecutor of the case had argued for life without parole by stating the importance of ensuring that dangerous and violent people are imprisoned, regardless of the circumstances that may have arisen to make them violent. After her conviction, her story caught the eye of a prominant Tennessee Attorney, Charles Bone, a Nashville attorney, who decided to join Brown's attorneys on the case. They argued for a new trial, particularly to allow Brown to testify on her behalf, something that was discouraged by her attorneys in the original case, to present evidence, and evidence about her developmental delays due to fetal alcohol syndrome. Brown’s new trial is in the appeal process as she sits in adult prison as the VICTIM. Brown is currently serving her sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women. Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Because.... Something is horribly wrong when the system ENABLES these rapists and the VICTIM is thrown away for life! To each of you responsible for this CHILD’S sentence, I hope to God you don't have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!!!!!!!! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL WHO DOES NOT BELONG IN PRISON FOR THE ACTIONS SHE TOOK AGAINST HER PREDATOR/RAPIST. THE TENNESSEE JUSTICE SYSTEM HAS TAKEN AWAY THE REST OF HER CHILDHOOD AND ENTIRE ADULTHOOD, AND SHE WAS ALREADY ROBBED OF HER ENTIRE YOUTH. I WANT THIS CHILD TO KNOW LOVE DOES EXIST AND THE WORLD IS NOT ALL EVIL. I WANT CYNTOIA TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO SAW HER STORY, LISTENED, AND CARE ENOUGH TO DEMAND CHANGE AND JUSTICE FOR HER. PLEASE SIGN, SHARE, POST THE LINK ON YOUR MEDIA PAGES... AND WHEN THERE ARE ENOUGH SIGNATURES THE PETITION WILL BE SENT TO THE TENNESSEE GOVENOR, DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, SENATE REP, HER ATTORNIES, CONGRESS.... THANK YOU!!!! #ISTANDWITHCYNTOIA #JUSTICEFORCYNTOIA#FREECYNTOIABROWN #HOWMANYMORE
Petition to Supreme Court of California
Help Bring Robert Home
I am writing this petition on behalf of my brother, Robert Walker, who is falsely being accused of violating the human trafficking law. My goal is to make the residents of California aware of the unintended consequences, hoping it would help the real sex trafficking victims instead of the non-forced prostitutes. Millions of US Government tax dollars are being spent to fight a crime that is extremely rare in the state of California. The US government assumes that all prostitutes on earth are sex trafficked slaves who are abducted and forced into sexual exploitation against their will. This is not true among most cases. It Is our goal to bring you all the important information which disproves the lies told by the government and prohibitionists regarding human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Compton, CA- On July 11, 2013 Robert Jerome Walker was arrested and booked by the Long Beach Police Department on four counts of human trafficking a minor; one count of lewd act upon a minor; and one count of dissuading a witness. Robert was arrested by a Detective Satwan Johnson and his partner Kenneth Turner, who has had it out for him since 2012. Detective Johnson has created a case against my brother from hearsay and managed to persuade the Long Beach Police Department into filing these outrageous charges. He spent 32 days in a Los Angeles county jail with a bond set at 1 million dollars. My family came up with the money and to do that we had to put up our family house so we could bail him out. On August 11, 2013 my brother managed to come home, but when he came home, he had to wear an ankle monitor and pay for his freedom, for a crime he didn't commit. On March 26, 2014 (8 months later) He had a preliminary hearing my brother was remanded back into custody and this time the charge of lewd act upon a minor was dropped and his bail was raised and set at 4.2 million dollars. November 13, 2015, Robert was tried and convicted of all charges. As of today, Robert has spent the last 3 years fighting for his freedom. For over 5 years my family has been getting harassed by the Compton Sheriff Department. They've raided my family's tobacco establishment so many times claiming that there were drugs being sold out of our business. They even tried to get my brother for robbing a prostitute. Really?? Our family has gone through enough and it's time that we take a stand for not only my brother but ourselves as well. My brother is a well known rapper and the Compton Sheriff's are very aware of his music career. Robert's music and these victims non credible testimonies were the only evidence that they used against him. They would pull him over for no apparent reason to search him and his car, break things in his car and to do irritating things like rap his songs just to make fun of him. Proposition 35 is taking the eye away from actual human trafficking victims and focusing on consented prostitution, it relies on profiting off the criminalization of juveniles, and forces prostitutes to lie about being victims so that the state and these "victims" can be fully compensated. Keep in mind these detectives said that Robert was allegedly the biggest pimp in Compton have made it a priority to send Robert's case to Long Beach due to the fact that they have a high conviction rate. Detective Johnson and his partner Turner have been straining so hard to ruin my brother’s reputation and trash his name by making up numerous lies, saying my brother led a multi million dollar prostitution ring and that he took these so called victims across state lines when these girls were never even caught with him, there's no pictures, videos or phone conversation to even link these girls to him which makes it all so confusing. My brother is in jail due to hearsay. While my brother is in jail suffering, these witnesses are still on the streets maintaining and doing the same actions, and putting more and more innocent people behind bars. I’m not saying that there aren’t any actual human trafficking victims out there, I just wonder why instead of spending thousands, maybe even millions of dollars to put innocent people in prison, it should actually be getting used to help the real victims of actual human trafficking. I have re-created this petition so that I can bring my brother home. We will not give up without a fight. So please share this petition with your family, friends, neighbors co-workers any and everybody that you know. If this has happened to someone in your family, then you understand what our family is going through. For those who really know Robert, know that he didn't what their saying he did.
Petition to Honorable Linda Louise Bergman, Senior Judge, Oregon Department of Justice
Exonerate Marzouk in Toyota Defect Case
www.facebook.com/ExonerateMarzouk In March of 2006, Abdelfattah Marzouk was unable to stop his Toyota Camry after being rear-ended. With both feet on the brake pedal, he evaded traffic for several miles as his car malfunctioned and continued to accelerate down the steep hill that is Highway 99. New evidence shows that brake failure due to the initial crash damage, coupled with defective mechanisms in his Toyota were what led to this horrific car crash and the tragic death of a wife and mother. Mr. Marzouk was convicted of manslaughter, accused of "using his car like a bomb" and taking off down the road in a fit of rage with no regard for human life. He served out his full 10 year sentence. A year and a half following his release from Oregon State Penitentiary, he was finally granted an inspection of his vehicle. John Sandeen discovered evidence supporting the claims Marzouk has stood by all these years. In short; Marzouk did NOT have functional brakes. He was NOT pressing the gas. His Toyota had defective parts which caused the throttle to stick open, resulting in Unintended Sudden Acceleration. Marzouk's attorney failed to obtain the necessary inspections that would have proven his innocence with certainty. Toyota has an admittedly long history of faulty mechanics in their vehicles. Mr. Marzouk and the family of the victim deserve justice. The Oregon Dept. Of Justice as well as Toyota need to hold themselves accountable for their negligence which resulted in loss of freedom for Marzouk, and loss of life for Patricia Taylor. His Post-Conviction Relief hearing is scheduled for August 16th, 2018. The goal of this petition is to show Honorable Linda Louise Bergman, Senior Judge and the Oregon DOJ that the public supports the exoneration of Mr. Marzouk. Additionally, we are hoping this will ultimately result in the prevention of future fatalities due to negligence in car manufacturing and testing. This is a great injustice on so many levels and must be addressed. Please sign to show your support. Like, follow and share this page where details and updates are shared: www.facebook.com/ExonerateMarzouk View the supporting comments on the previous petition for his release here: https://www.change.org/p/washington-county-attorney-s-washington-county-attorney-s-office-oregon-release-innocent-father-in-toyota-crash-pending-hearing/c
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 Jennifer Blagg, who has won many exonerations 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.
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)