• Reconstruct The IDOC
    Revamping how the Illinois Department of Corrections spends our tax dollars. There is a lot of frivolous spending in all departments going on. School teachers gt paid not to come to work and everything is monopolized and the IDOC receives a kickback.
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    Created by Ralph Gordon
  • Petition for a New Drug Policy
    The war on drugs has failed. The public is seeking alternatives to punitive drug policies that have done little to curb substance abuse or drug-related crime and violence. We want President Obama to initiate a national dialogue that would identify policy alternatives grounded in science, compassion, public health and human rights.
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    Created by Deborah Peterson Small
  • JUSTICE FOR JOHN LOXAS
    Ofc. Jim Peters shot JOHN LOXAS while he was holding his grandchild just after he called his daughter to tell her to come because of the police commotion. Mr. Loxas had no weapon, was turning away from officers to walk back into the home, and probably was setting his grandson down as the reports say he was lowering the child from around his head to the lower right side of his body. In other words, when Ofc. Peters shot and killed Mr. Loxas, Mr. Loxas was not an imminent physical threat to anyone, not police, not his grandson, not anyone.
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    Created by Scottsdale Resident
  • Constitutional amendment to legalize the growing, selling and recreational use of marijuanna
    I believe it is time in the USA voting population to have the opportunity to vote on adding an amendment to the Bill of Rights to legalize the use, growth and selling of marijuana. It is time to end the War on Plants!!!
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    Created by Elmo C. Mason
  • Support the Columbine mini-series on Lifetime
    In 1999, two teenagers rampaged their school and caused a deadly school shooting, killing 13 before themselves. Thirteen years later, Lifetime is now in talks of making a mini-series based on this event, and possibly exploring the two teens' lives prior, but many people are against it. I believe it should be made, for our generation's sake.
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    Created by Dominique Aguilera
  • California 3rd Strike Amendment
    Originally 3rd Strike advocates were intending to lock away seriously violent predators/murderers for 25 years - life. Unfortunately now we have many non-threatening aged prisoners who were sentenced to life (essentially) on a non-violent/minor offense because in their youth (before 3rd Strike sentencing statutes) they had committed felonies such as residential burglary or possession of a deadly weapon. Now our state is supporting these aged prisoners' in their increasing health care costs, while the prisoners themselves may not be incarcerated for a serious felony.
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    Created by Anne Bauman
  • END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN THE UNITED STAES OF AMERICA
    The caging of human beings in tiny concrete cells with no windows, no natural light, no human touch for decades in many cases is cruel and wrong. When people who have been so held, they are completely broken when they are released.
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    Created by sista soul
  • No one is above the law.
    Investigation of possible illegal acts by the G.W. Bush Administration.
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    Created by rwkleinman
  • Stop the War on Medical Marijuana
    Obama's policy on medical marijuana is an about face of what he campaigned on in 2008. His policies are worse than those of George Bush. Obama is raiding and shutting down legal medical marijuana farmers and distributors, destroying jobs and businesses. The question must be asked, is he engaging in this war against legal business because big pharma now has an interest in researching the benefits of marijuana?
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    Created by Rachel Shapiro
  • THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE MUST RE-INVESTIGATE THE DEARCEY STEWART CASE AND SET HIM FREE.
    This petition concerns the unjust incarceration of DeArcey Stewart. The San Diego County’s District attorney’s Office is in a position to correct this injustice, yet have chosen to turn a blind eye. By signing this petition, you will be doing your part in compelling District Attorney Dumanis to uphold her duty under the United States Constitution and set Mr. Stewart free.
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    Created by Bainisha Scales
  • END THE BUSINESS OF PRISONS
    This is about those who are being put in PRISON and left there to starve while due process is slow and innocent people sit in Jail for long periods of time. This is for those who sit in jail for non violent crimes and have to be punished beyond normal reason. This petition is to begin to create an awareness to those who do not realize that the prisons is becoming a big business and our people, the poor and middle class people are at risk of going to jail and being held there for long periods of time, only to lose their jobs, lose their repetitions, and worse their lives. we have to begin to put an end to the silent slavery that's going on in America, it is known that AMERICA IS HIGHEST OF ALL COUNTRIES THAT ARE CARTING PEOPLE TO JAIL BY BARRELS AND IT HAS TO END... WE HAVE TO BRING BACK FAIR PRACTICES, WE HAVE TO PUT AN END TO Public Defenders who are not defending anyone. We have to put an end to being unfairly treated, and to let everyone know that we also have a voice and that we have RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS that were given to us, not by the GOVERNMENT but by the LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE, NATURE... WE have natural rights that are being violated each and every day but this BIG AMERICAN BUSINESS
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    Created by Leslie Meadows
  • Insist the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario Respect Victims` Privacy
    It has come to the public's attention that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario is not currently respecting the privacy of victims of crime. Despite the fact that victims/survivors are not seeking compensation from the offender themselves, the offender is being contacted and informed of the proceedings. As a result, many victims are having their own right to privacy violated. For example, in cases of domestic violence the victim's new address, doctors office, or other personal and private information could be revealled to a partner who was previously found guilty of stalking or any other form of violence, making the victim vulnerable once again. Many of the victims accessing compensation through this organization are doing so because they need the money to cover lost wages, medical expenses and other costs related to the crime. Many of the crimes compensation is sought for involve violence and abuse, some of it historical in nature. If victims were aware that their offender would be contacted as a result of filing a claim, many would likely choose not to file with your organization, making it a huge barrier to access. Any procedure that results in increased danger for any human being should immediately be stopped and new policy developed and followed. The current actions of CICB are putting victim`s lives at risk and further violating their right to safety and privacy. We ask you to consider how the current actions of the CICB fit with their own policy around the privacy of victims. See below; "We are committed to the principles of the Victims' Bill of Rights, 1995, in that all victims who come before the Board are treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy." Taken directly from the CICB website which can be found at http://www.cicb.gov.on.ca/en.
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    Created by Lindsay McAllister