• 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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  • LOVE OPENS LIFE ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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  • Justice for Stacey Keane Burns
    The purpose of this petition is to promote awareness of the unsolved homicide of Stacey Keane Burns. She was an absolutely WONDERFUL mother (of 5 children), daughter, sister, auntie, and friend. She was DEVOTED to her family, friends, and community. At this point, there are MINIMAL resources being devoted to her case. By signing this petition you are supporting the need to have the state of New Hampshire devote the resources NEEDED to SOLVE this atrocious crime.
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  • Justice for O'Patrick F. Humphrey
    My brother was killed by Headland,Al police officers on Jan.31 2012 after his mom placed a call to 911 to take him to the hospital as he was unarmed Schizophrenic(which was made known to 911) and had been taken off his meds by his doctor.EMTs arrived and needed assistance to so they called for back up and 4 police officers arrived and none of them chose to make the decision to use less extreme measures to try and coerce him to seek treatment,yet 1 officer chose to fire is weapon twice one grazing his chest and the other fatally in the abdomen. This should have not happen...other measures could have been taken to subdo and get him to the hospital for the help he needed. His mother called for HELP not Harm. Please sign our petition so that we can bring awareness to the public that our mentally ill is not exempt from extreme deadly force by police even when they are at their weakest which they should be.We would like to see these officers tried and prosecuted for their actions.One officer has gone so far to post on his facebook page pics of himself consuming alcohol and partying with status that state how he going be doing this(partying and drinking) for quite some time. These officers have no remorse for killing a mentally ill human being.IHelp us get this petition passed and these officer brought to justice.
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  • Justice for Trayvon Martin
    He was killed for noo reason at all. A mistake was made but the person responsible must pay. We need to stop killing are children
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  • SB9-Ending life sentences for Juveniles
    SB9 is a Bill that questions whether or not Juveniles should be given life sentences. I have a younger brother who was sentenced to life in prison at age 16, for a crime he was persuaded to be a part of by an ADULT. This very adult turned "states evidence" against my little brother, and got completely off, while my brother got life in prison. To me, a life sentence is very much life a death sentence. This incident was my brothers 1ST and ONLY involvement in any crime in his young life, but the rest of his life was taken away from him with no opportunity to learn his lesson and rejoin society to prove his rehabilitation. In all the history of judgments passed down on criminals, we have seen MANY GROWN MEN with extensive criminal history, who have even committed MURDER get released by into society....why shouldn't a CHILD be afforded the same opportunities in life?
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  • Put George Zimmerman Behind Bars
    That a neighborhood patrol person could shoot a young man and go free, means we are all at risk. But particularly women and children. Judith Hooker
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    THIS is about kidnapping of one TYRONE FIELD ,put in prison and given whole new sentence of 15 years while in prison without seeing a judge or going to court,his crime burgulary of his own home ,this man was takeing care of his elderly parents when state of FLORIDA issued a fake warrent for his arrest and had him picked up and thrown in prison for 15 years,now while in prison in state of FLORIDA ,this man followed all steps to there rules and was given no reason as to why he was put in prison and was hiden from site of public,family ,loved ones,for 2 long years this man fought to get his freedoom and let truth be told and state of FLORIDA and DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION covered his cry for justice up and kept him hiden in there system,it wasnt until laywer his family hired and newspaper got hold of his story that this man was set free and then there was no one saying we sorry or taking blame for wrong done to this man,this could be anyone of us,by signing this it will help others as to be aware of mistreatment and right to due process of law that was taking away from this man,AWARENESS,,,
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