• Stop the Death Penalty!! Let Justice Prevail
    We, the signatures below, want to stop the death penalty. Too many innocent people are dying because of the Judicial System not doing their part. The Death Penalty is an "Easy Way Out" for those who are really guilty of a crime that is punishable by death. As ONE, Americans need to put a stop to this!! With each death penalty case should be a fair trial...where evidence, there should be NO REASONABLE DOUBT!! And with that being said, there should be a jail that is made just for them!! A place where they will be held accountable for their actions and would have to live the rest of their days paying back their debt to society without being released or put to death! When lives are lost, there is no bringing them back. So an "Eye for an Eye" is not enough justice. Together we can stop the Death Penalty and make these criminals pay for their crimes not with their LIFE but with their TIME ( the rest of their lives ). In the "Pledge of Alligence" we say "With Liberty and Justice for ALL".....well let us start doing that!! Let us stand up together and fight back!! Let us take America back!! We are the people....let us stand UNITED!! One of us can't do it alone.....it takes a NATION!! With that.....the Government or the Judicial System CANNOT BEAT US!! We are the greatest nation....LET'S START ACTING LIKE IT***UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL***
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    Created by karen cox
  • Save Troy Davis from being executed today
    Troy Davis is to be executed today in Georgia at 7PM, despite overwhelming and worlwide opposition to what is obviously a race killing. You can find information about his case at Amnesty International, NAACP, Save Troy Davis, and other sites. Please please please, do not let this happen in our name. Save an innocent man. We can do it, and we MUST do it.
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    Created by Silvana Gambardella
  • Stop imprisoning people who are no danger to the public
    Early settlers came to his country to escape debtors’ prison, yet we have recreated this situation here. While the Department of Corrections’ stated mission is to protect the public, our prisons are filled with people who commit minor crimes, suffer from mental illness, owe child support or even unpaid traffic tickets. While substance abuse treatment costs about half of what imprisonment costs taxpayers, we are still putting people in prison for using drugs. Yet we let out dangerous criminals who commit violent crimes after short terms in prison. People who are not a danger to the public should not be imprisoned. Money owed the state can be collected from their tax returns, pay checks, or welfare checks. Prisons can be converted to substance abuse programs, mental health facilities, housing for the homeless, or sheltered workshops to put low functioning and mentally ill people to work rather than paying them disability payments, and thus providing jobs for the corrections workers who would be laid off with prisons closing.
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    Created by Janet Humphreys
  • FREE THE INNOCENT
    Help Free the innocent being RAILROADED by the system! There's to many innocent people doing time for a crime they did not commit. Truth be told, if there's no one fighting for them on the outside their going to be in prison till their last breath. I am not only fighting for the freedom on my brother Akman, but for all the innocent people who are the real victims along with their families who are suffering to support them with little or no finances. Please help free the innocent by signing this petition. Thank u in advance.
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    Created by Christina
  • SITTING behind the wheel of a vehicle, is a crime!
    Alot of people are going to jail because they are "in actual physical control of a motor vehicle", even if the vehicle is not running and there is not intention to drive. The state of Illinois says it is a crime to SIT behind the wheel of a vehicle, when your license is revoked or suspended. This goes back to slavery days, when blacks were not allowed to sit where they wanted, but the voice of the people got everyone involved and changes were made. We need to have this statement omitted from ALL vehicle codes, in order to keep innocent people out of jail, and focus more on drunk driving!!
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    Created by Erica Lathion
  • No Incarceration without DNA Paternity Confirmation
    Allow everyone the opportunity to know who they really are by encouraging legislation toward mandatory DNA paternity testing. Millions of people suffer, most assuredly children born into obscure existences, because one parent balks about confirming family origin through DNA testing.
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    Created by Darryl Lynn Jones
  • Free Devin M. Allen
    Devin was sentenced to 51 months Federal time for Aiding and Abetting, while his co-conspirters recieved less time for Crack Cocain.
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    Created by Richard Allen
  • Open ALL Adoption Records NOW!
    The era of secrecy in adoption is OVER! Closed adoptions have been extremely hard on adoptees and their original families. Closed adoption is DETRIMENTAL to mother, child, and family. It is a blight on our society that such a thing still exists.. To let keep records closed is an injustice! Minnesota has been a leader in social justice, let's keep it that way! Secrecy begets tyranny- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Created by Julie Barnett
  • 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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    Created by Holy Man Film
  • 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.
    108 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Joanne Turner