• The USA vs. Douglas White
    88 year-old Douglas White, the oldest living holy man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, died in prison on November 24, 2009. He spent the last 17 years of his life incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. The government didn’t want to admit that it made a mistake. Despite possessing conclusive evidence of Douglas’ innocence, the government fabricated a technicality to keep an innocent man in prison. Douglas never got a fair trial from the very beginning. But after 14 years in prison, new evidence of his actual innocence was discovered. He played by all the rules and the government robbed him of the opportunity to clear his name and spend his last days with his people. To this day, the government refuses to be accountable and thinks it can wash the blood off its hands and declare the case “moot.” This case is a shameless and corrupt collusion of power between the Court system and the US Attorney’s office who act as if they are above the law. This is not just an “Indian problem.” This is a problem for all Americans, for all people, everywhere because if it could happen to him, it could happen to any one of us. And it does, all the time. Let’s not let this holy man have died in vain. Douglas’ case is a glaring example of the corruption in the US justice system and can set a precedent that could change the way justice is served in this country. By demanding an investigation into this travesty of justice, we can expose this systemic corruption and prevent this from ever happening again. Please sign the petition. For more information on the film about Douglas case, “Holy Man: The USA vs Douglas White,” please visit www.holymanfilm.com.
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  • Investigate HHS
    The Department of Children and Families under umbrella, HHS, has been operating a community partnership kids for cash program using Social Security Title IV-E as their incentives.
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    Created by Josie Perez
  • Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush-should be tried for crimes
    The Executive Branch should not be above the law and the failure to prosecute Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush for both American and international war crimes convincingly says the Executive Branch is above the law and sets frightening future possibilities
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    Created by Michael Gallagher
  • Life sentences 25/50
    To parole inmates that has served at least 25 years of a life sentence. Most people that has served 25 years of a life sentence is at least 50 years and older. It cost the state more to house an inmate over 50 years of age due to health issues.
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    Created by Joanne Turner
  • Put murderer, Brandon McInerney in prison.
    This is the case of Brandon McInerney, who shot fellow classmate Larry King point blank in the back of the head because he felt threatened by Kings homosexuality. This is a clear case of a Hate Crime that needs to be tried as such. It recently was declared a mistrial on Murder charges. This young man took a life due to his feelings of hate and should be punished rightfully. Sign this for Larry King and all LGBT children.
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  • Justice for Edward Sanders
    Edward Sanders #141545 has been incarcerated in Michigan's state prisons since 1975, when he was 17, sentenced to life without parole. (He was not the shooter in his case.) He has a bachelor's degree, legal skills and assists others spiritually. His prison record is virtually unblemished. In July, 2011, he was nearly killed at Kinross prison by another prisoner known for his history of repeated violent assaults on prisoners he is housed with. It is time for Michigan to grant clemency to Edward; meanwhile he must be transferred back to Wayne County with a stipulation for a 2 man room or cell housing.
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    Created by Diane Bukowski
  • NO MORE STOLEN LIVES ! Keep "Cold Cases" Alive & bring Justice to Parents of Murdered Children !
    SF HEALING CIRCLE FOR THE SOUL SUPPORT GROUP, GRIEVING FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF STOLEN LIVES, and all Conscious Justice Allies are joining SF Resident Paulette Brown, Senior Advocate of the SF Healing Circle & Mother of her only son Aubrey Abrakasa Jr, 17, murdered on 8-14-06, (High school senior and basketball coach at Bernal Height Recreational Center), to Demand Widespread, Ongoing Venues for advertising wanted posters & Memorial Posters of our Loved Ones. Keep "Cold Cases" Alive ! Speak up and Report Murderers !
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  • INVESTIGATE RICK PERRY'S COMPLICITY IN EXECUTING THE INNOCENT
    Rick Perry allowed Cameron Todd Willingham to be executed for a supposed arson fire that killed his children, when Perry's own experts concluded "there was no arson involved" A commission formed by Perry came to this conclusion at which point Perry fired three of the commissioners and replaced them with his own cronies. A New Yorker article and a documentary, Incendiary: The Willingham Case, go into great detail about this
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  • Stop Malicious and Wrongful Prosecutions and Convictions against the Poor (Taxpayer Waste)
    My petition is about prosecutorial misconduct, malicious and wrongful convictions against the poor, and tax dollar waste in America. My petition is about my son, I, and others. Please read our story. I was falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted and later convicted because I exercised my 1st Amendment Right to redress government by filing a complaint against the D A and Judge, and putting my story on Youtube, when I was falsely arrested on a felony theft charge. I stopped payment on a check to a bad contractor, whom I overpaid, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The contractor was able access my checking account illegally and get the funds, $7,574. My C U (Pelican State) gave me a forgery affidavit (wrong form) to dispute the illegal transaction. The contractor used this error (forgery affidavit) alledging I said he forged my name. I was arrested and jailed, and place on a $15,000 bond,(Excessive Bail). The contractor never finished the work, was unlicensed to work in Louisiana. No investigation was done by the D A's office prior to my arrest. I was convicted of felony theft, jury trial,(Our Tax Dollars at Work). I was placed on a $25,000 bond (More Excessive Bail) and spent another night in jail. My CU sent a letter apologizing to me for what happened, and to Probation and Parole (Presentence Investigation) after I was admitting, they erred in not stopping pay on the check, and giving me the wrong form to dispute the transaction, and further stated that they had done me wrong. My conviction remained. I was sentenced to 3 yrs. hard labor,suspended sentence 3 yrs. supervised probation@ $50 per mo., $10,251.46 restitution, $1,200 court fees, and 45 days community service. Cruel and Unusual Punishment! I appealed, through the Louisiana Appealant Project. The appeal was denied, (our tax dollars at work). I am now appealing to the Louisiana Supreme Court, (Our Tax Dollars at Work). This was a civil dispute, not criminal. When is it a crime to protect your interest when you have overpaid someone. This was federal grant money I received to rebuild/repair my home. Approximately 6 months after this happened, an Administrative educator(predator) accused my then 17 year old son of indecent exposure, she saw his private parts while walking on while working at his school during the summer of 2009. He remains adamant that he did not behave inappropiate in anyway toward this senior citizen educator. He had worked at his school 2 previous summers with no incidence. It was puzzling to me that he would wait until the threshold of graduation to behave this way, toward her of all people. When I began to question her about suspicions I had, like why didn't she call someone,etc.Others were in the building, including his supervisor. Buzzers were at her disposal. Her actions and her story didn't add up! She became irate with me. There weren't any witnesses in the area, so I asked to see school cameras, but was denied. My son was fired from the summer job. When the D A found out he was my son, he pursued him. The D A serves as legal counsel to the school Board, worked as a teacher in the school system prior to becoming D A. And already had a personal vendetta against me. He threatened he would lock my son up and did follow through on it. My son attempted to return to his school after summer break but was turned away. After the Louisiana Board of Ed. said he wasn't a student at the time this supposingly happened and they couldn't legally keep him form attending his school. They told me to file civil damages against them if they continued. (I wish I had). They got a teacher in another school to say she saw him too, but didn't say anything until 2 months later, after the LA Board of Ed. said they couldn't keep him from attending. Again there were no witnesses. Again I asked to see cameras in that school, but was denied. My son was arrested and removed illegally from his school, and spend 6 days in jail (our tax dollars at work). He is being tried as adult and is currently under $50,000 bond, charged with 2 felony counts of indecent exposure, obscenity. Unless my son takes a plea deal of 1 felony indecent exposure, 2 years probation, community service,etc. (pipeline to prison). He will be tried on both felony charges. Neither one of us had any prior criminal record until this happened to us. My son will not get a fair trial in this corrupt court, I didn't. I have had 4 paid lawyers on his case, and 2 on mine. What does tht say? None would present the evidence, afraid of this corrupt court, and looking out for their own interest. I wanted to share our story to bring much needed attention to blatant prosecutorial misconduct, malicious and wrongful convictions against the poor in America. And the moblike behavior of the officers of the courts. How our tax dollars are being wasted, misused and exploited this way. I would like to see serious investigations into prosecutorial misconduct and wrongful convictions across america, beginning with my son, and I, in Louisiana. I feel that when an officer of the court/ law authority takes an oath to uphold the laws of the U.S.Constitution, so blantantly, and openly misuses his/her power to inflict harm on others, namely the poor is nothing more than, " Hate Crimes," and should be treated as such. These are dangerous criminal minded individuals and should be immediately removed from their positions and severely punished. I would like the D A's offices and Judges recused from our case. I would like an opportunity to show evidence to a right authority before my son is malicously convicted as well. I would like to see serious legislature on malicious and wrongful prosecutions and convictions, from the federal level of government. I would like to see random audits of criminal cases, merits of charges being prosecuted with taxpayer dollars, etc., investigated. I would like to see an organization within our federal government that agg...
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  • Send Austin and Shawn home!
    Austin and Shawn accidently burned the garage on the main road down. They tried to put it out with brooms but when that didnt work they ran- they are 12 and 14. We are asking the Washington County Court of Common Pleas to please send the boys home. They have been at the YES acadamy since June 2nd, we can only talk to them for 10 minutes a week on the phone and visit them for 3 hours on Sunday in Mercer county. The boys have never been in trouble before and we ask that they be sent back to the community and their families.
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  • No Incarceration for Back Child Support without DNA Paternity Confirmation
    Thousands have been incarcerated for owing back child support without DNA confirmation of paternity. Many state social service agencies, for example Missouri, shirk their responsibility to order DNA testing upon receipt of a paternity challenge. Too many have been denied the right to know their true genealogy; especially the offspring.
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  • Enough is Enough-Send Our Family Members Home !
    Help Make This Bill into a Law, Change the Mandatory Sentencing Laws
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    Created by Virginia L. Neal