Petition to Cuyahoga county prosecutor, Kristin Karkutt cuyahoga county prosecutor, Judge Strickland
On August 29 , 2020 two girls came and vandalized my car after they vandalized my car one of the girls shot and killed my girlfriend Jayla English. One of the girls was my ex girlfriend the other I had never seen before. The two girls are named Brittany Lynn and Orniesha Levison. Brittany Lynn is the shooter and she is my ex girlfriend she is being held on a million dollar bond. But the second girl , Orniesha Levison is only being charged with manslaughter and is currently out on bail. Her bail was only $75,000. I am writing this petition to have Orniesha Levison charged with aggravated murder she came to our home with the intention of committing a crime and she left with the shooter. She is just as guilty a should be punished. Under the LAW if you are in the commission of a crime and someone gets killed you are just as responsible as the shooter! She should not be able to walk free ! She should be charge with MURDER #Justice4Jayla
Petition to abhishek
Get Abhishek To Not Cut His Hair
Here is a eulogy I wrote when he shaved his hair over quarantine. Clearly, this really matters to me: I have gathered you all here today because of a terrible tragedy that befell me - nay, befell all of us, whether we know it or not — several days ago. Although a proper funeral is at this time for obvious reasons impossible, I thought a eulogy would help me come to terms with the depths of my despair so that, hopefully, I can begin to move on. The facts are these: this Sunday, I woke up, thinking that all was right in the world. Those precious few hours between my waking and the realization were beautiful ones, made all the more so for their brevity: they were the last hours before I found out that my boyfriend was bald. You heard me right: Abhishek’s hair, which had been so important to me, and I’m sure to the rest of you as well, is gone. It sits now, in a weird little baggy, in his bedroom closet, where it will remain until quarantine ends and it can be properly donated. “This is so much less maintenance,” Abhishek says. “I don’t even have to shampoo.” And I nod, because it would be rude to do otherwise. I nod, despite the pain. From a purely logical perspective, I know that hair is just dead cells. I know that it was never alive in the first place. But my heart feels so different. Every time I see Abhishek now — on video call, or in pictures — all I can think about is what was lost. In time, I hope this pain can begin to fade. Someday, I may be able to think about the general concept of hair without being reminded all over again of this terrible loss. But that day is not today, nor will it be tomorrow. And in the meantime, we must be strong in the face of grief and spit in the face of uncertainty. If Abhishek’s hair were with us today, I know that’s what it would have wanted. Anyway yeah this is to prevent this from happening again.
Petition to The city of Laguna Beach
Save Laguna Beach's threatened trees and landscape
Save Laguna's threatened trees and landscape Last Thursday, 1/14, at 5PM, the City published the agenda for the Planning Commission on January 20 with a similar one planned for the City Council on January 26 . The Fire Department is proposing to amend the General Plan allowing them to require systematic tree removals on private property as well as greatly restrict planting of new trees. These rules were originally written to apply to properties on the edge of the wildlands, but now the Fire Department wants to apply them to 87% of Laguna Beach. This would be devastating for the landscape of Laguna Beach. The Fire Department has developed a list of “target species,” trees and plants that they consider to be fire hazards and which they will require to be removed when property owners request permits from the City. Pines, Brazilian and California peppers, toyon, lemonade berry, melaleuca, palms, eucalyptus and others are their removal targets. Calfire and other fire experts maintain that the species of plant is relatively unimportant when it comes to fire danger but that proper maintenance is critical. If a tree’s dead wood and leaves are removed regularly and the moisture content of the foliage is maintained (through irrigation if necessary), large trees can be our allies in preventing the spread of fire. Even if trees aren’t on the “target list” they still likely will not be safe. Trees with canopies closer than 10’ from the house, or those which grow over a property line must be removed as well. New trees in those situations will not be allowed. In a 20’ wide front yard, for example, there is no approved location for a tree to be planted. In addition, wood patio covers and fences will be prohibited. Combined, these Fire Department rules will have a devastating effect on the unique, richly landscaped garden character of Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach is a city of trees. Their beautiful tapestry of foliage obscures the lot boundaries and creates park-like neighborhoods. Imagine the change that would occur in the neighborhood pictured above if every tree on the list, every tree with foliage extending closer than 10’ from each building, and every tree growing over the property lines were removed. We urge the City of Laguna Beach to reject the proposed amendments to the Landscape and Scenic Highways Element, direct the Fire Department to create landscape management guidelines that respect the landscape character of Laguna Beach, encourage the preservation of Laguna’s trees and vegetation, and concentrate on maintenance guidelines and flexible approaches for plant placement and garden construction. Your opinions do matter, and testimonies from Laguna citizens are often what convince the Planning Commission or City Council to vote a certain way. The city’s meetings are being held remotely making it even easier for all of us to call into the meeting on January 20 at 6 PM. (As you know, it’s difficult to predict what time agenda item 4.4 will be addressed, but at least you can be in your own living room!) Access the agenda and the link to the on-line meeting here. See Item 4.4:https://granicus_production_attachments.s3.amazonaws.com/lagunabeachcity/59f5759826efcf18596ac0dc41f9f9250.pdf Here is the staff report: https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/798358/Item_No._4.4_-_Staff_Report.pdf Here’s a recap of what you can do to help:1. Sign this petition to tell the Planning Commission and Council to save Laguna’s trees!2. Call into the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, 1/20 at 6PM or3. Leave a comment when you sign the petition so someone can read your words during the meeting. Direct the City and Fire Department to do the following:1. Respect the landscape character of Laguna Beach2. Abandon the “target species” approach3. Concentrate on maintenance guidelines, and enforcement4. Develop flexible approaches for plant placement and garden construction Laguna Beach and its Greenbelt have been recognized as a “Historic American Landscape” by the National Park Service as well as “Tree City USA Community.” Help protect our invaluable and irreplaceable trees.
Petition to San Diego Housing Commission, San Diego City Council
Keep the San Diego Convention Center Homeless Shelter
It is unconscionable to close Operation Shelter to Home at the Convention Center during a global pandemic and an economic crisis in the winter. We demand that the shelter at the SDCC remain open until the decision to close is made in the best interest of ALL San Diegans. In April (2020), the city of San Diego took a historic step in addressing its long-standing homelessness crisis. Named Operation Shelter to Home, the city of San Diego converted two of the city’s major events centers, the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) and the Golden Hall, into shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. There are now plans in place to close down the shelter (currently covering 1200+ individuals) at the SDCC on December 31st, 2020. We, the Mustard Seed Project, along with our fellow community members and concerned San Diegans, believe that this decision was not made in the best interest of our community. This shelter at the SDCC has proven to be extraordinarily successful in the ways it has supported our city and the people who make it America’s Finest City. The initial reason SDCC was explicitly chosen to be used as a shelter is due to its large occupant capacity and physical space for social distancing. Most other shelters in San Diego are currently operating at half capacity, with hardly enough space to social distance (Shelter beds at Newton Ave. are only 3 feet apart). Our community was able to come together and collaborate with one another to provide the safest streamlined services to support our unsheltered community. With help from Father Joe’s Village, The Alpha Project, and Veteran’s Village of San Diego, the SDCC was able to provide not only basic needs like food, showers, bathrooms, laundry services, and sanitary living spaces but able to go above and beyond in its mental and behavioral health services as well as daily health screenings. Furthermore, the coordination of numerous homeless services in a single location has also proved to be immensely successful. Since its inception in April, we have seen a collaborative effort to centralize services like SSI, State ID, and many others. This consolidation of resources has more than proven its effectiveness, resulting in over 700 housing vouchers, 332 permanent supportive housing units created, and numerous other successes. In light of the pandemic, widespread economic crisis, the winter season, and the need for continued progress, we make the following demands: Keep the Operation Shelter to Home shelter open at the San Diego Convention Center until San Diego is able to reach the Yellow Tier for a minimum of 5 weeks. It is unconscionable to close Operation Shelter to Home at the Convention Center while the fatal threat of COVID-19 is only increasing. Increase funding for social workers, permanent supportive housing, and expanding access to sanitation. In order to best support our community, our supportive services, local grassroots organizations, and resource providers need access to adequate funding so that they can best support our city. Image Credits: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/nov/12/san-diego-city-college-class-trains-homeless-servi/
Petition to Commissioner Silver Mitchell J. Silver of the New York City Parks Department
New York City Parks Department: Bring Back Off-Leash Hours For Dogs At McCarren Park
Up until October 23 dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 9pm - 9am at McCarren Park, courtesy maintained by the NYC Parks and set at many other neighboring parks. There are up to 200 dogs that utilize that park every morning. NYC Parks recently decided to enforce an apparent existing rule to no longer allow off-leash hours at the park, this rule hasn't been enforced for years, and we were provided no explanation as to why. Instead, we have been told to use the dog run in McCarren Park, a very small fenced-in area, which is a fraction of the size of the park. There isn't enough capacity at the dog run to accommodate all the dogs that are typically at the park in the morning - and on top of that to also try to social distance. This is a public health issue. Us dog owners in Williamsburg need to now choose between letting our dog play and risk spreading or getting infected with COVID or having our dogs suffer from no exercise. Please sign the petition to allow dogs off-leash hours at the park between 9pm - 9am. This petition will be sent to Commissioner Silver Mitchell J. Silver of the NYC Parks Department.
Petition to City of Brea Planning Commission, James McGrade, Gary Brattain, Sara Barnes-Ramos, Dan Phu, Melanie Schlotterbeck, Marty Simonoff, Steven Vargas, Cecilia Hupp, Christine Marick, Glenn Parker, City Clerk's Office, Paul Ruiz, Carrie Flanders, Nicole Colon, Gail Lyons, Deana Miller, Jason Killebrew
Oppose Building a Raising Cane's Next to Laurel Elementary Magnet School
To the Honorable Members of the Brea City Council, Brea City Planning Commission, and BOUSD Board of Education: We, the residents and community members of Brea, oppose the building of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers at 255 East Imperial Boulevard, right next to Laurel Elementary Magnet School for Innovation and Career Exploration. We are seriously concerned that allowing Raising Cane’s to be constructed at the proposed location will: cause major traffic issues in an already congested area be a safety concern for pedestrians be a safety hazard for Laurel students, parents, and staff For the sake of Laurel students, the kids in our community, and our community as a whole, please oppose this project. Sincerely,
Petition to Veto or repeal HB3653
Save our Police officers and the rule of law.
The congress of Illinois passed this overnight quietly and the governor said he will sign it. Police officers I’ve talked to personally not relatives, have expressed extreme fear and discomfort with this bill. For good reason it makes no sense and makes our state extremely dangerous. The same officers said they would leave the job when this is enacted HB 3653 takes away all the tools the police need to keep us safe and gives unbelievable rights to criminals. this is the text • Creation of a new state law right of action against law enforcement for alleged civil rights violations that is more generous than the federal Section 1983 provisions (it includes a provision for attorney’s fees, eliminates state law and federal immunities and resets the statute of limitations) • Allows unrestricted and ungoverned disciplinary policies of law enforcement officers. • Removes law enforcement officer’s rights to collective bargaining for over 50,000 law enforcement officers in the State. • Allows for officers to be disciplined or fired based on anonymous and unsubstantiated complaints with no sworn affidavits and these complaints could be kept forever in their files. • Defunds municipalities by removing funding sources and interrupting as much as 40% of the total Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) monies. • Prohibits departments from purchasing reduced-priced militaristic equipment from federal surplus, used to protect officers in emergency situations. • Increases initial and ongoing education and training requirements, with no money to pay for the costs and no assurances the courses will be offered. • Mandates body cams with no money to cover the costs (equipment, data storage, etc) and punishes non-compliance by withholding LGDF. • Defunds any department that does not comply 100% with these requirements. • Removes suspension of a driver’s license for ongoing traffic violations. • Enacts multiple benefits for felons including access to victim’s compensation. • Prohibits use of force and makes officers criminally liable for using any type of force. These include significant changes to Use of Force, including Total Ban on Chokeholds or action above the shoulders under ANY circumstances. • Removes prohibitions against obstructing police officers. • Significantly limits use of no-knock warrants. • Eliminates felony murder. • Creates one-hour access to 3 phone calls for detainees with no latitude for emergencies, which often isn’t practical in one hour, and allows outside contact by detainees prior to potential arrest of co-defendants/co-suspects who are still at large. • Eliminates cash bail, allowing criminal suspects back on the streets immediately … mandates release.
Petition to Tate Reeves, Mississippi State Senate
Get your license on time
The law in Mississippi states that you must wait a year after you get your permit to get your license, but teenagers with birthdays ranging from March to June were not able to get their permits on their birthdays due to the Covid 19 shutdown. Therefore can not get their licenses when they turn 16. With my birthday in March, I couldn’t get my permit until June, so I have to wait until June 2021 to get my license. I am active in school and many extracurricular activities and with two very busy parents, it is difficult for them to get me to all my activities. For this reason it is very important to me to get my license on time. This is a petition for the state of Mississippi to make an exception for the teenagers affected by this.