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Black Lives Matter

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Petition to Department of Justice, United States Supreme Court, Andrew M. Cuomo, Donald J. Trump

Get Gary Home!

“A Fight for Freedom” In the words of Gary. I know what I’m about to say may sound normal but its not if you take the time out to listen. I’ve been in prison since I was 16 years old. To date I still don’t understand how? I never had a run in with the law at  the time. I was charged with attempted murder but later dropped to assault. During this time I was indicted for murder in the 2nd which was dropped to a lower charge. Before I was convicted of any charges just mentioned I was re arrested by the ATF in Virginia. In any of these cases there isn’t any proof, everything hearsay. I was sent to Virginia and was found guilty of many charges and sentenced to life without parole. I was sent back to N.Y and took a plea deal of 18 years, advised by my counsel. I was afraid of another life sentence. I am in prison with nothing tying me to any of these crimes.  The Supreme Court ruled in June 2012 that juveniles convicted of murder cannot be subject to a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. In 2016 after a motion was granted on my behalf, A Judge in Virginia Resentenced me to 50 years in federal prison. I am almost done with my state sentence, reason why I am fighting to come home. I am seeking help from anybody who can take the time to understand my story and help me. I was only a kid in high school. There is so much more that I would love to share. I know my voice is only heard by a few but I need many to help me. Please sign and share my petition. This is the start in the right direction to overturn my conviction. God Bless.  If anyone would like to share information on how we could get Gary home contact Breyannacel@gmail.com Send Words of Motivation to Gary Gary Johnson #10A0221                                     Green Haven Correctional Facility594 Rt. 216Stormville, New York 12582-0010

Breyanna celestin
2,258 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Killeen Police Department

JUSTICE FOR PATRICK WARREN SR.

WE THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING KILLED BY THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE SERVING AND PROTECTING US. WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND JUSTICE.  " I TOLD YOU, DON'T USE A GUN" "HANDS UP MENTAL HEALTH DOES NOT MEAN DEATH" PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS TO RAISE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AS WELL Doorbell video shows the moments leading up to when a Black man was shot and killed by a Killeen police officer on Sunday, January 10th.The video shows 52-year-old Patrick Warren Sr. come out of his house and approach the officer while waving his hands.National civil rights attorney Lee Merritt, who's working with the family, said they called police to ask for a mental health professional when they noticed changes in Warren's behavior. Merritt said the family was told a mental health deputy was not available, so a police officer was sent. The video then cuts to another shot that shows Warren get back up and continue toward the officer. Someone from the house can be heard telling Warren to sit down, and asking the officer not to shoot him then three gunshots are fired out of view of the camera.According to Merritt, the officer shot Warren once, then pointed the gun at Warren's wife, telling her to get back. Merritt said the officer then fired his weapon at Warren again.  The family of Patrick Warren Sr. demands the immediate firing and arrest of the officer responsible for his death along with the Body camera footage. Bobbie Warren, Warren Sr.'s wife, issued a statement Thursday, which calls for Contreras' arrest."Our family is still finding our bearings following the murder of our beloved Patrick Warren, Sr. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from the community. Patrick was a loving husband, father and devoted man of God. As we deal with the pain of this sudden loss we are asking the community to join us in honoring his name and demanding justice. Patrick spent his entire life serving others. He worked at a local plant in Belton, TX before it was shut down due to the pandemic. He immediately launched a landscaping business to continue to provide for our family. We expect Officer Reynaldo Contreras to be arrested immediately. There is more than enough probable cause for the Killeen Police Department, Texas Rangers or the Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza to issue a warrant for Contreras' immediate arrest and detainment - as would be expected for any other citizen under the circumstances." PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT   

Ashlee Clark
9,226 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Black America, Susan Wojcicki, FOX News, James Dubose, Friends of Farrakhan, Jonathan Greenbel, CNN, Jake Tapper, FOX Broadcasting Company, Susan Wojcicki, Honest Reporting, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jonathan S. Tobin

Keep Minister Farrakhan on YouTube!

UPDATE: This petition is now geared towards the campaign to keep the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s 4th of July World Address (and all other videos of him) on YouTube. Please view update in the Petition Updates section below the body of this petition. Original petition is as follows: ——————————————————(Original title: Fox (No) Soul, Air the Minister’s 4th of July Address) The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan never called one of our own a “son of a b***h”, unlike certain sitting President of the United States. In fact, the Minister denounces the use of the term to refer to any woman, regardless of race or ethnicity. President Trump gets aired all day, every day on Fox News network, but Fox Soul - that’s supposed to ”celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African-American community” - wants to sell out and cancel the airing of Minister Farrakhan’s 4th of July Address on their program. Shame on them. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been championing the cause of Black and oppressed people for over 60 years, and his influence and impact on Black America is inextricably a part of the culture. (Heard of the Million Man March? He was the originator, spearhead and key speaker of that event.) Let James Dubose, head of programming for Fox Soul, know that they need to grow a backbone and air the Ministers’ message like they originally promoted they would on Twitter. They are not doing Black America any favors by being cowardly. Email them at theblackreport@foxsoul.tv with the following: ”Greetings, I’m reaching out to Fox Soul tv to petition Mr. James DuBose, head of programming for Fox Soul, to re-commit to airing the Honorable Minister Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address. Fox Soul tv is doing Black America a major disservice by taking the broadcast off of its program this Saturday. Thank you.“ Call in to their line at 1-866-FOX-SOUL and politely state: “I’m calling in to address Fox Soul tv at large to please re-commit air Minister Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address. You are doing Black America a disservice by taking the broadcast off your program this Saturday. Thank you.” Leave a message on their website at https://www.foxsoul.tv  asking to air the Minister’s 4th of July Address. Go on their Fox Soul Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FOXSOUL/ and leave comments on their posts that they air the Minister’s 4th of July Address. Go to Twitter and tag them (@foxsoultv) in a message to air Minister’s Farrakhan 4th of July Address, with the hashtags #FoxNoSoul and #AirTheMinister. Also post on Facebook and Instagram with these hashtags. Leave comments on Fox Soul YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4b1gxOxjl3cD6DEBeo6dw Use the following message to email both Jonathan Greenblatt (CEO of ADL) and Jake Tapper (CNN anchor):  jonathan@adl.org, jake.tapper@cnn.com - SUBJECT: I stand with Farrakhan “To Mr. Greenblatt and Mr. Tapper, This message is to inform you that I disagree with your tactics to cancel Fox Soul’s airing of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s upcoming 4th of July Address, and your slanderous media campaign against the Minister. #IStandWithFarrakhan” Sign and share this petition in support of urging Fox Soul to reconsider their cancellation, using the link www.change.org/FoxNoSoulAirTheMinister Please be advised though, this is not begging. This is to make a statement through a call of action. Minister Farrakhan already has a platform (https://www.noi.org/the-criterion/) and is going to do him regardless. Fox Soul would only be saving their own soul by broadcasting the Minister’s 4th of July Address. #FoxNoSoul #AirTheMinister #IStandWithFarrakhan #MessageToTheWorld #DefendingFarrakhan

Keonna Muhammad
1,136 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Denton City Council, Police Chief Frank Dixon, Mayor Gerard Hudspeth, Denton Police Department

Immediate Resignation - DPD Officer Douglas Downing Murdered Darius Tarver

      January 21, 2020, UNT Criminal Justice Student Darius Tarver was brutalized and murdered on the sidewalk steps in the front of his apartment by a Denton Officer whose idenity has been hidden from the public for nearly a year. Following Darius' disgraceful murder, Denton City Officials, largely led by the former Mayor Chris Watts, and current head of DPD, Frank Dixon immediately conspired to facilitate a mass disinformation campaign meant to defame Darius’s legacy as a bright and aspiring student in order to reduce him to nothing less than a violent, unpredictable, and dangerous criminal.        All this to protect the reputation of officers who operated outside of protocol and with egregious disregard for Darius’ life. To this day, Officer Douglas Downing who unlawfully fired his weapon multiple times and killed Darius is still employed by Denton PD. He was never placed on leave pending an investigation. As a non-Denton resident who inflicted serious harm on our community, Officer Downing has faced zero repercussions for his actions which led to an egregious and unnecessary loss of life in our community.      Even worse, all this time, he has been protected, afforded more protection for a year than he could afford Darius in 15 minutes. While the Denton community was provided the names of four officers involved after the shooting, along with a combined portion of body cam footage, to this day, there has been no formal investigation conducted by the Denton County District Attorney’s Office, and there has yet to be a Grand Jury summoned to review the evidence. All the while, Officer Downing, the killer cop from Little Elm continues to travel to Denton daily to “protect and serve” our community.       As we approach the one-year anniversary of Darius Tarver’s execution, we owe it to Darius' memory and his family to at least ensure a renewed conversation centered on the facts so as to put a spotlight on the threat these officers pose to our community. So let's review the facts as they were presented by the Denton Police Department one year ago via the body cam footage and see if the actions of this DPD Officer can still be defended as heroic. If you think that Darius Tarver's life was worth more than Officer Downing's impatience over an aluminum frying pan, then sign this petition and demand his resignation. Quick, before he kills someone else in our community. 

DIRECT ACTION FOR A CHANGE
673 supporters