• Stop Incarcerating Citizens for Fines and Other Payments
    There's is an issue in which citizens are being incarcerated for not being able to pay fines, court cost, or even child support; but the only thing wrong with this is that these are not criminal actions and should not be treated as. This is an act of which I would call arbitrary and discriminatory act against the under privileged and poor citizens of our country. Does it makes sence to oppresse these individuals who are already financial stressed?
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  • "Governor O'Malley: Fix the Wrongs that have been done to Inmates that are Innocent".
    Too many Inmates are Wrongly Accused in the prisons and no one is investigating what really is going on. Help me get the attention of the Governor to have the prisons investigated. These crooked Correctional Officers, Wardens, and Comissioners must go!!! Justice for the criminals as they serve their time......WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
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  • Sharico Blakely: Another Black Man Abused by the System.
    Mr. Blakely took his chances, instead of taking a plea bargain of 6yrs, out in 3yrs. He decided put it in the hands of 12 jurors and a judge. Once found guilty, the judge gave him the maximum of 100yrs!!!!! Since being sentenced, the time has been modified to 60yrs, which is still a lot of time, gone! Yet there are child molesters on probation on a 2nd offense??? What sense does this make??? Has anyone thought of why he went down the the road he did?? And this young black man has a family!! Let's show this young black man that even with bad choices, your still loved, missed, and we want him home!! I know this won't solve the issues of a corrupt judicial system, but we can open eyes of the ignorant, and show Sharico we love him!!
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  • trayvon martin
    trayvon martin
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  • Teyvon Martin
    Treyvon's Murder. For Justice
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  • Trayvon Martin
    Justice for this inicience young black child if he was White what would the Stanford police do. JUSTICE
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  • Pardon of Innocence for Glen Edward Chapman
    Glen Edward Chapman was released from North Carolina's death row on April 2, 2008 after spending more than 15 years behind bars facing execution for two murders he did not commit. Since his release Edward has worked hard at a minimum wage job, but without a dime of compensation since his exoneration, Ed's financial situation remains very difficult. In order to receive monetary compensation from North Carolina, Ed must first receive a Pardon of Innocence from the Governor. No one can give Ed back those years spent in prison or fully compensate him for what he lost. But this an opportunity to stand with a man who has been unjustly accused of crimes he did not commit; a chance for the State of North Carolina to redeem itself by doing the just thing; an occasion to rise up and require the government to take responsibility for robbing this man of his freedom: unable to attend his mother’s funeral; unable to attend his grandmother’s funeral; unable to watch his children grow up and unable to reunite with his community. For more information go to http://www.glenedwardchapman.com/# Governor Perdue has the power to right this wrong . We are calling on her to do what is right for Edward Chapman before she leaves office, by granting Edward Chapman a Pardon of Innocence.
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    Created by Monika Wengler
  • Justice for Trayvon Martin
    George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager, reveals a history of racism in Sanford, Florida, that has stubbornly refused to die. Weeks after the shooting, the Sanford police department is slow to release details of the shooting and, more surprisingly, has not arrested George Zimmerman, a man who has a history of violence. We urge you to sign this petition to protect private citizens from gun violence and inept law enforcement. Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi must step in and provide justice for Trayvon Martin, his family, and the community.
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  • Justice for Trayvon Martin
    It’s hard to believe it decades after Civil Rights movement in America and the related legislation that went through Congress, but a white racist vigilante can kill a 17 year old African-American and not even be charged, or detained even briefly, by the police. An unarmed 17 year old African-American, Travyon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a Neighbour Watch leader in a gated community who has been in constant touch with the police for years. Martin was walking home afar buying sweets. A police officer warned Zimmerman not to chase Matin when he phoned to communicate the information that he had seen something suspicious, i.e. a young black man walking through his community. Zimmerman ignored that advice, chased Martin and shot him dead. Not only was Zimmerman armed while Travyon was not, he is a lot bigger and stronger. The police appear to have let him off on the grounds of self-defence while tussling with Travyon. Utterly bizarre. Even in the unlikely event that Travyon was wining the alleged fight, shooting is to say the least a disproportionate reaction. Furthermore the police influenced a witness to revise testimony, failed to carry out basic procedures of testing Zimmerman for drugs and alcohol, and failed to make a medical examination to see if Zimmerman had been hurt in a fight, as he seems to have been claiming. The police also lied at first about Zimmerman’s criminal record, claiming he had none. The police are now claiming that they cannot arrest Zimmerman because they lack ‘probable cause’. I’m sure that whatever ultra-narrow, and fastidious, definition they are using of ‘probable cause’ would be applied if an African-American shot the 17 year old son of a police officer. (Not everyone gets sarcasm, apparently, so just to be clear that was sarcasm). A police officer has equated the victim with his murderer, by saying that both would wish they had acted differently on the day of the killing. As one would expect, there is a big reaction to this in America, and appeals are being made to the FBI and to the Federal Attorney General to get involved. So more than 50 years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, it may still necessary for federal authorities to intervene in a former Confederate State to obtain justice for an African-American victim of an illegal killing. Despite the outrage, racist killer Zimmerman is still free and the grotesque police officers who have allowed this situation are still employed to ‘protect and serve’. It’s possible that some facts might emerge to make the killing less heinous than it might seem, but it’s impossible to see how that could leave Zimmerman guilty of anything less than manslaughter. Unless Travyon had a gang of thug friends round the corner ready to punch on him, or Travyon suddenly revealed himself to have superhuman fighting powers. (Sarcasm again).
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  • Support H.R. 2316 "Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2011"
    In 2010, Republicans and Democrats joined together to pass one of the most important sentencing reform laws in over a decade: the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. The Act increased the amount of crack cocaine needed to trigger long five and ten year mandatory minimums, in effect, lowering sentences. But the Act does not help people already serving prison sentences, even though Congress determined those sentences were unfair. Two ways to take action, go to www.house.gov/representatives/find/ to locate your House Representative and send an email, letter or make a phone call or visit FAMM.org and click on the action center to write your congress person.
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  • Governor John Hickenlooper: Restore Homeowner's Rights In Colorado
    In the state of Colorado banks can steal property in a 120 hearing with an affidavit and no clear chain of title of ownership. Currently the Magistrate rules on whether or not a homeowner is in the military or in arrears. A homeowner is not given due process of law and has little or no recourse other than to quietly let their home be stolen under the guise of a foreclosure that in its appearance allows the public trustee to sell the property at auction.
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    Created by Marla Sneed
  • Justice For Wendell Allen
    Wendell Allen was a 20-year-old Gentilly man. He was shot in the chest by New Orleans Police Joshua Colclough on March 7, 2012. Wendell was unarmed when he was shot by the officer. The family is seeking answers and justice for the killing of Wendell Allen. The New Orleans Police Department has not released details of what happened, and no arrest has been made at this time.
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    Created by Lelia McGee