Free Kimber Edwards
Kimber Edwards, an innocent autistic man who falsely confessed to hiring someone to kill his wife was about to be executed, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison with the possibility of parole since he is autistic. Also, Orthell Wilson the man who killed Edwards' wife had confessed to acting alone and that he falsely stated that he was hired. People with autism are often easily manipulated, especially during harsh interrogation methods into confessing. Why should an innocent autistic man spend the rest of his life in prison because of a false confession? It's unjust and wrong. he should have been freed as soon as Wilson confessed the truth. Here is the articles that discusses Edwards' case. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-execution-missouri-idUSKCN0RW2F220151002#2lsJETiCV0IZ0Sd4.97 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252579/Advocates-say-man-facing-execution-Missouri-innocent.html
Free Paul Modrowski
Paul Modrowski, an 18 year old autistic teen was arrested in 1993 for a crime he did not commit. Not only that, but Paul is autistic, and even though he was diagnosed at age 3, it was not known that he was autistic during his trial and conviction because Paul's attorneys omitted that Paul was autistic. Also, There was no DNA evidence linking him to the crime, simply the suspected murderer falsely accusing Paul of the crime. John Robertson, an investigator from the state attorney's office assigned to the Palatine massacre case questioned Paul to see if he was connected. After Paul flexed his rights and demanded an attorney and despite that he didn't confess to any crime, John Robertson made an allegation that Paul confessed that he lent his car to Faraci, with no signed confession, nor with any audio or taped confession at all, just the officer's likely false testimony, which Paul documented in his prison blog. http://paulmodrowski.blogspot.com/2012/05/19-years-and-still-fighting-april-30.html Even After Faraci's ex-wife Rose testified that Paul had nothing to do with the crime and that he was set up by her husband, Faraci was still acquitted.http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-02-16/news/9502160118_1_now-estranged-wife-verdict-first-degree-murder As a result of Faraci's acquittal, Paul's Defense Attorney William Von Hoene told Paul that he didn't need to testify since this new development technically meant Paul was innocent. After Paul argued with the attorney to still let him testify, his attorney not only did not allow Paul to testify on his own behalf, but did not threatened Paul that if he brings any witnesses to his defense, one of which was his sister, who was going to testify that Paul was with the family at the time of the crime), that he would leave his case. http://paulmodrowski.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-past-defense-lawyers-june-3-2010.html Nor did William Von Hoene reveal Paul's diagnosis of autism to the jury. This caused the jury to misinterpret Paul's awkward body language such as lack of eye contact and stoic emotion as lack of remorse and therefore proven guilt.Paul was a wanted suspected in a mass murder at a Brown's chicken Pasta Restaurant in palatine Illinois after Faraci said Paul did the massacre Depsite Paul never having been to Palatine in order to get the prosecution off of his case. It was the belief that was Responsible for a mass murder, and his awkward body language, no testimony, that led the Jury even two days after Robert Faraci's acquittal, Modrowski was found guilty for accountability to murder For supposedly lending his car to acquitted man Even when it was known as a fact that he did not commit the murder. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-02-18/news/9502180066_1_lovick-jurors-first-degree-murder Almost 2 years to the day after his arrest , he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, which is most severe penalty other than capital punishment and usually is reserved for the most dangerous individuals who will never change and are repeat offenders. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-04-28/news/9504280350_1_penalty-sentencing-hearing-pasta-restaurant It is for there reason Paul needs to be freed, or at least there needs to be another trial, since he was very, very poorly represented at the trial. This is the reasons he must be freed and his story is making me tear up! Please sign this petition if you think what has happened to Paul is unjust and that Paul deserves Justice.
To grant licenses for meltdown proof Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors to reduce the impact of climate change, reduce nuclear waste and produce leukemia fighting isotopes
The reason this petition is important is because today we are excessively burning fossil fuels and this is leading to climate change. Fossil fuels are also responsible for major conflicts in the Middle East. By turning away from fossil fuels and embracing thorium, we will be paving a future where the USA can not only become energy independent, but a carbon neutral nation. We have enough thorium in the United States to safely produce nuclear energy for thousands of years. LFTR plants have many, many benefits. The first benefit is that LFTR reactors are 100 percent meltdown proof The second benefit on LFTR is that LFTR reactors can burn our current nuclear waste stockpiles, therefore eliminating the need for massive storage facilities for nuclear waste, such as Yucca Mountain in Nevada. A third benefit of LFTR reactors is that these reactors can produce 99 percent less waste than today's reactors. A fourth benefit on LFTR is that the leftover waste products can be used to cure cancer and power spacecraft for deep space exploration. A fifth benefit of building an LFTR reactor is that the energy production would be cheaper than natural gas and coal,which will lead to lower energy bills and a cleaner Enviornment by getting rid of the dangers from Fracking for natural gas and respiratory diseases from coal soot emissions. A sixth benefit of constructing an LFTR is that the reactors can turn the atmospheric gases into fuels for cars, therefore producing zero emission fuels, like hydrogen for fuel cells transport. A seventh benefit of LFTR reactors is that by building and switching to a completely new, and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy, lots of jobs will be created from the mining and processing of Thorium, the construction of the LFTR, more jobs from the production of cancer medicines, nuclear fuel for space probes batteries, e.t.c. We can once again become a manufacturing superpower, but friendlier to Earth. The Eigth benefit the LFTR is that one of the by-products of Uranium-233 which will be made from Thorium-232 is an alpha particle, Bismuth-213. Unlike an beta particles which emits beta rays kills both healthy and unhealthy cancer cells. Bismuth-213 onthe other hand, will be attached to an anti-body which will find a cancer cell in the bloodstream, the antibody along with the bismuth-213 particle will then attach itself to the cell and then the particle would decay and hit the cancer cell with an alpha particle, killing the cancer cell. Since this isotope only decays once, so it won't kill any other cells, this could allow for a patient to be treated and cured of cancer, but not suffer any side-effects. With thorium being one of the most common elements, on par with lead, we can avoid an energy crisis, ensure world peace and save the climate all in one move. Thorium reactors also do not need to be pressurized, since the reactor operates at such high temperatures that the fuel melts, so the reactors will be cheaper to build than most fossil fuel plants and other outdated nuclear reactors. Also, the salts in the reactor will expand if the reaction gets to fast, and that will slow down the reaction and cool the reactor, all without human intervention, it's a self-sustained reactor that doesn't even have to be manned