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121. Australia needs Animal Cops

Animal laws in Australia relating to abuse against animals and proper care, treatment and control are quite relaxed in most states. We have rangers and bylaws for each state and local shire, but we need control officers that can prosecute and build cases against abuse and neglect.

We need Officers with police powers and a governing body to issue the warrants, citations etc. Not enough is done to deter people in Australia. We also need higher fines and sentences for irresponsible pet owners (or any animal) regarding control of animals. ie: when dogs roam free and are aggressive.

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122. Against Electroshock Treatment (against electroconvulsive therapy)

""Electroshock treatment"" is a way to treat people who is suffering of 'mental illnesses', they are in reality alone and sad, and they are always weak.

""Electroconsulvotherapy"" is practiced on every body, men, women, child and old people.

Many scientist reviews told about damage on the brain but because of financial interests and lobying, hospital is carrying on with ECT every where in the world.

Some people who have ""electroshock treatments"" have the feeling to be violated because someone gets into their soul. They feel they are not the same, and they carry on with suffering.

Sign for a better world, sign for human rights. For respect of weak people in hospital.

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123. Safe Homes for Abused Children

Dear Mr Gordon Brown,

I have been trying to bring this about for 10 years and would like you to be aware that in my last campaign we had over 70,000 members. We would like you to consider setting up Safe Homes for suspected child abuse victims, where they can be immediately removed from their homes so that investigations can proceed. Social Services has proven to be very haphazard in different regions and we do not feel this is acceptable in this day and age.

Our children are being battered, under fed, scolded and betrayed by people who should be caring for them. Unfortunately with the drug culture we now have, it is impossible to keep track of how the children cope on a daily basis, and their cries for help are often left unheard. Unless these children are in the fold already how can you know what is going on behind closed doors? These children are being failed miserably as they are slip through the net!

The Safe Homes would be in every town and a specific childrens lifeline phone can be installed in every school where there can ask for help, or at nursery the school can inform us of what they suspect. Cafcass can then go in and report on their findings.

Council Houses can be used for this...and Nurses, Midwives and Foster care families can run them. Given the lack of jobs in this country now, this would boost local economy and give these children a safe haven to relax. The idea being any child can report their parents, or family for abuse, and if they know there is somewhere local they can go, the parents may think twice regarding hurting their children. Indeed many will lose their money for their drugs and they will forfeit the right to have access to their children until investigations have been completed. Those with nothing to fear will not mind, only those who keep their children just to get money for drugs are going to be horrified by this new move.

Please think about this as it is time a new system was created to prohibit any abuse whatsoever, and this is the way forward. Funds can be raised in each town by people who care enough and hard working volunteers are always available. Your Government does its best, but that IS NOT good enough as children are dying daily..and you all really need to see reality inside these sink estates, because once you have, your voice will be the first heard on the suffering of these children. We all want to help, so please make this a priority.

Safe Homes for Children... simple, effective and one that should not cost the earth to set up. Many thanks for taking the time to read this. I beg of you to act soon so that no more Baby Peters occur and blight the face of this Country.

Sincerely,
Sue Luckham
sue.luckham@ntlworld.com
Suzey8888 Twitter
Sue Luckham FaceBook
Genuine Pals for the over 50's FB
http:www.gpfo50.ning.com

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124. Never Unseen

As a place of family entertainment, Chuck E. Cheese is often crowded, filled with tons of families on any given day. On the weekends, that capacity increases significantly. It is hard to keep a strong eye on the children in our party with such clutter, but the bigger problem lies in areas where our children cant help but be unseen. The Tunnel areas....These tunnels are often loads of fun and adventure as they lead down to what is usually the ultimate indoor slide, however, these tunnels are impossible for parents to observe their children. With this sight unseen, it is hard to prevent things from happening to our children while navigating to the slides.

On December 4, 2009, at the Glen Burnie location in Governor's plaza, my 4 year old son was sexually assaulted by two little girls, ages 8 and 9. In these tunnels, they kept him trapped, where they victimized and manipulated him. I couldn't stop what was happening when i couldn't see it happening. I learned of what happened when he finally got out of those tunnels to tell me of what happened.

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125. Free Milena Ivanova Now - Ελευθερωστε Την Μιλενα Ιβανοβα Τωρα

We are witnessing yet another incident of a legal indictment for Milena Ivanova, a Bulgarian national, an EU citizen. Her adventure gives ground for our concern over abuse of power and violation of human rights and liberties practiced by the State. Therefore it is of utmost importance for citizens to have a sense of duty to defend the rights and liberties of all people visiting or living in our Country.

THE CASE IS THIS

In 2002, Milena was tried in court because her working visa had expired and she hadn’t been registered for a health card. She was sentenced to 30 days in prison with parole. She was tried again in 2006, in absentia, under the same indictment and thus her sentence rose to 10 months in prison, a 1500 euro fine. The court ordered for her deportation in 2009 when she returned to Greece where she was to be arrested by the police. She resorted to any remedies, but the court ignored her legally justified claims, this resulting in her arrest, detention and impending judicial deportation.

THIS

is a case of violation of the Rights of Man, as she was tried in court and sentenced twice for the same offense.

ALSO

The legal ground for the "crime" of illegal entry into Greece from Bulgaria is now null and void, since Bulgaria has become a member of the European Union!

The above incident of violation of the rights of a working student, a citizen of the European Union, raises high concerns for the State’s abuse of power, in a period of time that such incidents of state arbitrariness and violation of the rights of immigrants tend to multiply as a result of the declared government dogma of “Zero Tolerance”.

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Τις τελευταίες μέρες υπήρξαμε μάρτυρες ενός ακόμη περιστατικού που οδήγησε στη δικαστική περιπέτεια μια βουλγάρα υπήκοο, πολίτης της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
Η περιπέτειά της υποδηλώνει τις αυξανόμενες λογικές καταστολής και συρρίκνωσης των ατομικών και κοινωνικών δικαιωμάτων και ελευθεριών και μεγαλώνει τις υποχρεώσεις και τα καθήκοντα των πολιτών για την υπεράσπιση των δικαιωμάτων και ελευθεριών όσων ζουν σ’ αυτό τον τόπο.

ΓΙΑΤΙ

Δεν μπορεί να δικάζεται εργαζόμενη το 2002 γιατί είχε λήξει η Άδεια Διαμονής της και δεν είχε βιβλιάριο υγείας. Να καταδικάζεται σε 30 μέρες φυλακή, μετατρέψιμη, το 2006 να ξαναδικάζεται ερήμην για τα ίδια αδικήματα σε 10 μήνες φυλάκιση και 1500 ευρώ χρηματική ποινή και να διατάσσεται η δικαστική της απέλαση και το 2009 όταν επιστρέφει στην Ελλάδα να συλλαμβάνεται από την Αστυνομία με σκοπό να απελαθεί. Να καταφεύγει στο δικαστήριο και να απορρίπτονται οι δίκαιοι ισχυρισμοί της με αποτέλεσμα την κράτησής της και την δικαστική της απέλαση.

ΓΙΑΤΙ

Πρόκειται για κρούσμα αυθαιρεσίας και αναίρεσης κάθε έννοιας κράτους δικαίου η καταδίκη ενός ανθρώπου δυο φορές για την ίδια πράξη.

ΓΙΑΤΙ

Το «αδίκημα» της παράνομης εισόδου στην Ελλάδα δε στέκει πλέον, αφού η Βουλγαρία είναι ήδη μέλος της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.

Το παραπάνω ιστορικό καταπάτησης της ελευθερίας και των δικαιωμάτων μιας εργαζόμενης φοιτήτριας, υπηκόου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, μας ανησυχεί ιδιαίτερα αυτήν την περίοδο που πολλαπλασιάζονται τα κρούσματα κρατικής αυθαιρεσίας και καταστολής των δικαιωμάτων των μεταναστών, στα πλαίσια της διακηρυγμένης, άνωθεν, μηδενικής ανοχής.

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126. Please Promote and Support Advocacy for Cynthia Johnson!

I, Cynthia Johnson, am pleading with you all to support me in my continuous quest for advocacy and support. I have been refused constantly after explaining what happened to me. Once anyone hears that the police are involved, I get refused. Please support me!

I am still presently fighting what seems like the battle of my life. It is a battle with the criminal justice system over my being abused by a police officer, who has been lying under oath and is being supported by the local government due to his status as a police officer. I have spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and etc., have lost jobs and been refused jobs, have lost everything except my life and at one point I thought I was going to lose that also. The tangible items mean nothing to me even though I worked most of my life to obtain and maintain them. It's the intangible things that are most valuable to me. It's the things that most people take for granted such as breathing, sleeping peacefully, living without fear, and being happy. I've tried rebuilding and have been continuously struggling to clear my name and to remain out of jail. A jail sentence that could happen because I refuse to plead to probable cause. The police officer is demanding this so that I will not sue him and the city of Newark is attempting to make the same thing happen as well.

GoPetition Friends and Family, I now have seizures from a head injury that occurred while in custody. Evidence has surfaced supporting my claim that the officer arrested me to keep me from contacting Internal Affairs. They then refused to contact EMS to get medical assistance for me after I passed out in their precinct. I LAID ON THAT FLOOR FOR OVER AN HOUR! I was not having seizures before the head injury.

I am trying to make sure that all evidence is allowed to be admitted as evidence into court. My innocence will be proven with the admittance of police phone records from 9/8/08, and police videotape recordings from 9/1/08, 9/2/08, and 9/8/08 from the 4th precinct in Newark, NJ.

I am pleading with you for your assistance to help support and promote advocacy for me. In addition, to help with any donations that you can to help me continue my fight for justice!

Please visit my website: http://recoveringandrebuilding.blogspot.com/

You may contact me at nikole7@verizon.net

Professor Cynthia Johnson, MS/MFT

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127. Death Penalty For ALL Child Abusers

This is a GLOBAL petition to reform the way that children are protected (or rather not protected) in the World... From child slavery, starvation, abuse at the hands of parents, caregivers, etc. Babies are murdered everyday, most commonly by their OWN parents..... This must be stopped.

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128. Life in Prison For Baby Killers and Baby Abusers

On Saturday, September 20th 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba a 23 year old man assaulted his infant 8 month old baby, and is now confirmed that the baby was stabbed near the eye, over a dispute between him and his 29 year old common-law-wife. Its been said by Child welfare workers that violence against children has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and that out of the recent 10 child deaths 3 of which were homicides.

And on top of that in the month of September there was 2 serious brutal assaults, the September 20th incident involving a 23 year old man, his common-law-wife and there 8 month old baby who was stabbed near the eye after an arguement, but just weeks before that in the same complex on September 1st a 14 month old baby was abducted from her home and was severely beaten by a 19 year old women. These are only the most recent violent incidents against children. This needs to STOP.

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129. Safer Community Against Registered SexOffenders (SCARS)

A loophole in the law allows for Registered Sex Offenders to volunteer in your child's class if he/she has a child enrolled in the classroom without you or staff from ever knowing and in another loophole a Registered Sex Offender's backyard can line up to a schools playground leaving your child at undue risk.

Registered Sex Offenders are not monitored tightly, fight to require stricter laws. Sign this petition to make a Safer Community Against Registered SexOffenders (SCARS) and prevent a lifetime of scars.

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130. We Will Preserve the Youth Even if You Do Not

As a youth living in the slums of the city, one will undoubtedly come across and possibly even in contact with some unwholesome influences, such as gangs, gang violence, drugs, premarital sex and a plethora of others just like these. A youth walking to school perhaps might walk by a crowd of thugs who are smoking pot on a stoop.

This is an example of just how easy it is to be horribly influenced and possibly tainted by things outside a safe place like home. Amongst other factors let us just say these thugs don't care to hurt the schoolgoing youths with weapons they may or may not have. How easy would it become for a student to turn and face an aroma that perhaps smells good to them? As this gap begins to close, do you really think it will be 190 days before one of the thugs is offering the youths some drugs? Let us say yes it will be years before that happens, what if that is an ever approaching hazard rather than just a single event? is it plausible that a youth might come in contact with these thugs one on one and end up trying a little pot? -THE GATEWAY DRUG- If this is all so, then why would a mother banish from the house to the streets a youth of less age than 18 years?

I propose, nay urge you all to change your way of thinking from "get out" to "you're grounded". Consider this. If you "kick a child to the curb" you have all but created yet another pot smoking, stoop sitting, youth recruiting thug. Why? It maketh no sense that a child who runs away is detained but as of yet an ADULT is not, for casting the child out of the home.

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131. Reform for Domestic Violence Laws

Since 1984, a cookie-cutter approach to handling Domestic Violence has caused an unfair upheaval for many citizens. Though throughout previous years the law was put in tact for those victims who would continue to take the abuse of their partners and would never confess or report it.

But here is how strict and cookie-cutter the DV laws are: Per the law, a Mandatory Arrest is made once an officer responds to a Domestic Violence call- even if the victim was not the one that placed that call. Also, the accused is immediately slapped with a 2-yr No-Contact order with the victim and even their children if applicable. Once an arrest is made, it is now the Defendent vs The City. The 'victim' is now considered a 'witness' and has no say in the matter. They cannot request charges to not be filed/to be dropped and they can attempt to request lifting of the No Contact Order, but prosecutors and judges never budge.

No Contact includes no writing, email, phone, or third-party communication whatsoever. No matter what the circumstances, they treat it as if it were murder. The defendent, even without prior history of violence and with no injuries inflicted, is given jail time, fines, a no-contact order, and even DV treatment. They also have to fork out thousands of dollars for a good attorney, as the public defender works for the prosecuting attorney's office and honestly does not work to fight for the defendent as they are not being paid. The victim's advocate treats the 'victim' as if they were abused and afraid, even if that is not really the case. It has disrupted so many lives and caused so much grief and upheaval for families who don't deserve to go through all of this punishment- because it's not just punishment for the accused, but for their loved ones, their job, school, friends, and so on.

A DV case can last months and cause extreme and unneeded hardship for both parties. Domestic Violence is actually not the charge, but many degrees of assault, stalking, or harassment fall under this label. DV can be a public confrontation between 2 strangers or friends, or it can be between a couple in a relationship. Each situation, though drastically individual, is treated the same as the rest which is completely unjust and inhumane.

Please read the following linked article and responses of those who have been through it and you may see, in depth, what it is doing to families who don't deserve it.

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132. No Coverage? No Contract! Outlaw Mobile Phone Company Abuse!

I have had an ongoing battle with Hutchison 3 mobile who refuse to cancel my contract despite my network coverage being so bad they have had to call me back on my LANDLINE to discuss my complaint. They seem to possess no Complaints Department or Customer Service Manager and broke my phone and tried to charge me for damage to it when I sent it to them (via a 3 shop to avoid damage in the post) at their own request to be checked for network capacity!

They have an Indian call centre who are polite but powerless and seem to exist purely to fob the customer off. Since reading of other's complaints about 3 and similar abuses by mobile phone/internet operators, I have decided that enough is enough and their outrageous behaviour (ie charging for a service they cannot provide) must be outlawed. Across the board. No other company that I am aware of is allowed to behave this way - why should they be?

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133. No More Tears ! Save Children That Can't Speak For Themselves!

No matter what is happening in our lives today, or in our past history, we should never touch or hurt a child in any way. In these turbulent times, more and more parents, in many cases, young couples or single parents, find their everyday lives overbearing and don't know what to do.

In many cases parents feel "overloaded" with too many priorities and not enough money or time. Unfortunately, all too often, we are bear witness to child abuse perpetuated by an unqualified caregiver or an otherwise loving parent who "snaps" when life becomes too much to handle.

I want to be absolutely clear that in NO instance is it "ok" to physically or emotionally abuse a child. In fact, I am one of a growing number of concerned parents fighting for "zero tolerance" legislation when any type of abuse occurs.

I pray for those who may be struggling in their lives and bear the responsibility of a caregiver for a child may reach-out for help before it is too late and another child may be harmed. As a Mother and Christian, God’s overwhelming love compels me to reach-out towards those in need of advice.
People learning the caregiver role may encounter similar situations. Unfortunately, some of those do not fully understand the actions/reactions of their infant dependant.

I. Babies and toddlers: When a baby or toddler cries out for their parents or other, they’re different types of cries which need to be understood by every parent or caregiver.

1. Pain
2. To speak out for the first time as a baby grows up
3. Wanting to be picked up, held (attention)
4. Diapers need changing
5. Hungry
6. Scared, frightened
7. Dropped something ex: bottle, toy, pacifier, etc.
8. They’ve been abused in any way.
All babies & children should be loved, cared, nurtured UN conditionally! They need all of their needs met!

II. Parenting class is really a great start! Everyone should attend if you have children!

1. It’s a Specific outline, which details the parent/toddler communication and the dos & don’ts of parenthood. Anything from A-Z you want to about how to take care of newborns, toddlers.
2.fun
3.challenging
4.exciting
Finally, upon timely completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Every Child Needs A Dog In A Home Against Home invaders And Predators

Sitting:
No baby, toddler, child under the age of 16 should be left home alone or with a baby sitter under 17 years of age

Pools: Never leave any baby, toddler, or child a moment alone near pools or any body of water even for a split second! If your family has a pool or your child spends time at any home with a pool, it is essential to have a fence with a lock unaccessable to your child.

-Note: many manicipalities offer tax deductions for homeowners with minor children. Take advantage of it!

Number 1 rule of thumb is constant supervision of youngsters outside in any setting, regardless of how safe or unthreating the surroundings may appear.

The moment a baby learns to crawl, consistant supervision is an absolute must!

Hazard, Dangers:

1. Door locks must be out of reach of children, remember, they are creative builders, make sure the child cannot breach the lock through climbing or reaching.
2. Chemicals of any kind must be safely stoad in locked cabinets. Be wary of common soaps or any other substance that a child can consume.
3. ALWAYS Keep your firearms locked, unloaded, and safely stored away at all times. Be sure to keep ammunition locked-up seperately to further protect a potential tragedy.
4. silverwares or sharp objects should be locked , anotherwords if you are going to have a baby, your home needs to be very safe at all times with everything that could hurt or damage to a baby,toddler and child

Children under the age of 17 yrs. should not ever be left alone and anyone that comes in contact with your child, screen everyone, talk to your children, make them feel safe and not scared to confront you. Don't yell at the child, or ignore, Don't say "wait till later I am busy" listen to the child, inspect the moods, the fear, their heart & pulse rate when speaking to them. Believe them, Don't shun away, Investigate, Help, let the children know you love them & care for them.
You are their ROCK!
The children are YOURS and they need YOU!

Parents Wake Up and Be Responsible Role Model for your CHILDREN! YOU are all they HAVE! Voices UNheard/ Voices Misunderstood.

May the Lord guide and protect our children while we love, provde, and protect our most precious resoureces "OUR Children".

Together we stand united, "Enough is Enough"!
NO MORE HURT, NO MORE TEARS & BROKEN HOMES, NO EXCUSES!

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134. Protest against Cruel Egypt!!

Help to save animals of Egypt! Police shoot and poison stray dogs and cats in Egypt!!

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135. Restore Funding to New Beginings

The state has made drastic budget cuts to New Beginnings. For many years this non-profit organization has counseled, serviced, and treated many young children state wide free of charge.

Many students who have been counseled and through treatment programs have made positive changes, which not only affect the individual but also benefit families, schools and communities.

Without state funding the children of our communities will not be fortunate enough to have the education and guidance that will keep them off drugs and making better choices (prevent trickle down effect for a poverty ridden society).

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136. Justice for the victims of abuse suffered in State-run institutions

In Ireland in the 1940's over 35,000 children were condemned to live under a regime of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

After 9 years and a cost 60 Million the Commission into Child Abuse report was issued which held accounts from 2,500 men and women who were abused in these schools and institutions.

But there has been no justice - we want prosecutions of all those who can be legally brought to justice for these crimes.

Please sign this petition to show the Government that the Irish people want more than a report - we demand justice on behalf of these victims.

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137. Abusers of women should register as do child sex abusers

85-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.

Over 500,00 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year. 5.3 million women are abused each year. 1,232 women are killed each year by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.

Women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know rather than by a stranger. Every 9 seconds a woman reports a domestic violence
incident.

Getting away from the violence is not as easy as everyone thinks. While we have come a long way offering various resources to battered women, those resources only go so far. The women continue to be victims, feeling ashamed, helpless with no place to turn.

I propose we make it a little more difficult for men to continue the abusive pattern from woman to woman. Once a man is convicted of abuse in a court of law, I propose he is made to register himself the same way we make child molesters register themselves. This will serve two purposes; He will be put in a similar position he has put his victim in, ie he will lose control of a situation, but more importantly other women will know of his past abuse.

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138. Compulsory Breeders' Licences

With all the Animals that have been abandoned, neglected, abused in the past it is time for people who truly care about them to help put a stop to Puppy mills and irresponsible owners who don’t fix there pets. It's not a small issues anymore, there are a lot of cruel people out there that have these poor animals locked up in feces’ infested little cages for the purpose of breeding these animals for money.

There is no justice for these animals that have to go through this with no medical attention or comfort through the pregnancy, they not only get breed for all the wrong reasons but they are getting breed as much as they can which can not only cause problems with the new puppies arriving but the animals going through the pregnancy is loosing every bit of life each time. These animals need your help, not next week but now.

There is an over abundance of baby animals being given away because the lack of responsible owners who don’t get there pets spayed or neutered. These people need to get stopped to. Please see my Facebook Page for more details
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86799320179

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139. Stop Abuse of Children - Eliminate Parental Alienation

Richard A. Gardner, M.D. introduced the term parental alienation syndrome and pioneered its study. In his efforts to assist people who were interested in learning about parental alienation syndrome and educating courts about PAS and its acceptance in the scientific community, and in response to misrepresentations that work on PAS had not been published in scientific journals, Dr. Gardner maintained on his Web site a list of references on parental alienation syndrome, a list of legal citations, a list of professional conferences on parental alienation syndrome, and a list of lectures that Dr. Gardner had been invited to deliver on parental alienation syndrome.

In May 2003 Dr. Gardner passed away. Since then a few of us throughout the world has stepped up to the plate to keep the truth out there. People that believe this is a form of abuse of human rights of the child. That children should not be caught up in adult conflict and have the right to both of their parents without interference by the other.

See our facebook site or our website www.nbcepa.uuuq.com

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140. Save The Cats and Dogs!

I've always known about the problems in China, and how they use cats and dogs in there meat. I know that not all Chinese are for this and that many are against it but it isn't enough. Only SOME of the vival things that are happening are: -Cats and dogs are locked up in tight cages, squeezed together. -Live cats and dogs are being cut up (without neutralizes, not that if there were neutralizers it would be okay, its still very wrong) -Cats and dogs are being inhumanly abused and even pets are taken of the street and abused to make Chinese food.

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141. Stop The Vicitimization Of Problem Gamblers

STOP UNCONTROLLED GAMBLING IN NOVA SCOTIA
SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO GOVERNMENT WE THE PUBLIC ARE GOING TO PROTECT OUR YOUTH OUR FAMILIES AND OUR SENIORS FROM BEING VICTIMIZED.

1. GAMING CONTROL ACT: STATES: AS ITS PURPOSE TO REGULATE, CASINOS, LOTTERY SCHEMES AND TO INCREASE REVENUE FOR THE PROVINCE.
ENSURE THAT ANY MEASURES TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO CASINOS AND OTHER LOTTERY SCHEMES ARE UNDERTAKEN FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD AND IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC AND WITHOUT LIMITYING THE LIMITING OF THE FOREGOING, TO MINIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT GIVE RISE TO PROBLEM GAMBLING AND OTHER ILLNESSES CRIME AND SOCIAL DISRUPTION, (1994-95,C,4,S.2.)THESE OPERATIONS ARE LICENCED PURSUANT TO THIS AND THE REGULATIONS AND THE CRIMINAL CODE (CANADA) TO CONDUCT AND MANAGE LOTTERY.

2. CONTROLLED BY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND MINISTER OF LABOR FOR THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA. PART I AND PART I I .
THE GAMING CONTROL ACT SECTION 20 SUB SECTION C STATES OPERATORS AND RGULATORS MUST HAVE IN PLACE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY AND REMOVE PROBLEM GAMBLERS NO WHERE IN THE ACT DOES IT SAY SELF-EXCLUSION FOR A PROBLEM GAMBLER.

3. MANAGED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL THERE ARE THREE TO FIVE BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED.

4. THE CORPORATION SECTION E STATES REPORT FORTHWITH TO THE MINISTER AND THE COMMISSION ANY DEFECT, ABUSE, ILLEGALITY OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN RELATION TO CASINOS AND OTHER LOTTERY SCHEMES;

5. NOVA SCOTIANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO TO GAMBLING IN THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA. CASINO OPERATIONS AND VLTS OPERATIONS MUST BE STOPPED. GAMBLING IS A VERY DANGEROUS PAST TIME FOR ALL.

6. THE PAST AND PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE SHOWN THE PUBLIC JUST HOW INTEGRITY AND HONESTY REALLY WORKS JUST TAKE A LOOK AT PROBLEM GAMBLERS BANK ACCOUNTS. HOW MUCH MORE ABUSE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN WE TAKE. THIS IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT. THE OMBUDSMANS REPORT WAS FINISHED IN 2007. THE RECOMMENDATIONS MOVE VERY SLOW AND ARE ONLY 50 % COMPLETE AFTER TWO YEARS. WILL WE EVER SEE ALL RECOMMENDATIONS COMPLETED?

7. WHEN GAMBLING ON MACHINES WAS ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT ACTED SWIFTLY AND WITHIN ONE DAY ALL WERE GATHERED UP AND DESTROYED. WHAT HAS CHANGED NOW? “NOTHING”

PLEASE SIGN WITH NAME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER:
NAME: ADDRESS: PHONE NUMBER: VOTE:
PAUL BURRELL 269 CHARLOTTE STREET 902-578-0340 NO CASINOS &VLT’S

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142. Requesting Clemency Petition for Donald J. Kowalski

On September 1998, Donald Kowalski a young man of 22yrs of age with a drug problem committed several B&E's. When his friend was arrested on an unrelated crime he admitted to a number of B&E's in the surrounding area. He implicated Don to save his own skin. He served ONLY 2-1/2 years on the same Conducting a Criminal Enterprise (CCE) charge and now he is on the run for several more crimes.

Instead of charging Don with only the crimes they had evidence of, they charged him under the RICO act, of(CCE)and combined all the charges into one. The problem: every B&E in a 14 county radius was thrown in, thus 50 cases were closed, the detectives basically patted each others back and closed their case load. Under the RICO law it says: #1 Proceeds of a crime are being used in some manner to run a business that continues criminal activity. #2 The criminal activity affects either interstate or foreign commerce, thus a federal crime. #3 The proceeds of such activity can be seized to compensate victims. Donald was unemployed owned no business or property and the crimes all occurred in the Eastern part of Michigan. Don's criminal activity did not meet the statutes as set forth by the RICO act.

However, a scared young man accepted a plea not realizing at the time the ramifications and not having competent counsel to make an informed decision. Before taking the plea he had not been informed that because he had 2 priors of UDAA and B&E at he age of 16, which they held it over until he turned 17 and tried him as an adult from 4 years previously that he would be charged as a habitual offender. Thus he was sentenced to a 20yr minimum and 40yr maximum. A single count of B&E carries up to 10 years. Run concurrently, even 14 counts, he would have maxed out over a year ago. Don has served over 11yrs now.

Since Donald's imprisonment he has achieved high honors in all his course studies, obtained his GED, Certificate of Completion for Substance Abuse, Narcotics Anonymous, Degree in Agriculture, Certification for Ordained Ministry, S.L.F Course for Owning and Operating a Business and Perfect Attendance.

I have researched many cases by far are worse than his. Such as: 2nd degree murder, out in ten yrs. 6 counts of embezzlement, served 3-1/2yrs. and 4 counts of criminal sexual conduct, served 8 yrs. 2 counts 1st degree home invasion, 2 counts safecracking, unarmed robbery, served only 5 years.
Heres an example:
www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile.asp?mdocNumber=450831

In addition, Donald has secured an offer of employment and a place of residence. Donald has been rehabilitated and has come to the point where release is the best alternative. His sentencing was severe, especially for a non-violent offender with only two priors as a juvenile. It is time for Donald to come home, his wishes are to be with his son and family. We are requesting your support.

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143. Stop Abuse And Extorting in Prisons

A Petition to call upon all members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate to take immediate action against Department Of Corrections Officers for threatening inmates and their families.

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144. Educate All Children About Abuse, It's Ok To Speak Out!

We the undersigned DEMAND that governments worldwide begin an education programme in ALL schools to teach children real family values.

These classes are to include detail of What is Abuse, how wrong it is and what a child can do if they find themselves being subjected to it in any way.

We teach our children about road safety. We teach our children about strangers and not to go away with them. We do not teach our children about Uncle Tom meaning if its a uncle, or family member most children are scared to speak out or are warned by the abuser not to talk or bad things will happen to them or some one they love.

If it's the parent that is abusing the child from a young age a lot of children either think this is normal as they don't now any difference or are scared to speak out.

WE believe that a child has the right to speak out and be taught this is not the normal behaviour of a parent/Family member, its wrong and can be stopped.

START THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN TODAY!!

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145. Campaign for Better Child Protection

A damning report by Ofsted recently revealed that up to 4 children die every week in England from abuse or neglect. Two thirds of the victims were less than a year old.

Experts say that 1 in 10 UK children suffers abuse or neglect and that most maltreated children are not known to the authorities. In the UK it is estimated that one million children are affected each year.

An average of 57 sexual offences against UK children were recorded DAILY by police in 2008. In more than 800 cases the victim was aged under four.

The current judicial system does not adequately reflect the serious nature of these crimes. The death of a child through abuse or neglect is often punished with a prison sentence ranging from only 1-14 years, most of which are automatically halved with parole. This needs to change now.

WE PETITION THE GOVERNMENT TO:

1. Increase the maximum sentence of 14 years for ‘allowing or causing death of a child’ to a discretionary life sentence, naming this new ruling ‘Peter’s Law’, as it was the murder of Peter Connelly that opened the nations eyes to the injustice of the current tariff.

2. Review sentencing guidelines for ALL crimes relating to child abuse, increasing both minimum and maximum tariffs.

3. Introduce a law concerning fatal abuse without fatal injury where death as a result of complications from failure to seek medical attention; illness in a child whose immune system is impaired by the stress of chronic abuse or neglect; or abuse or neglect of a child already impaired by chronic illness, is labeled murder.

4. Ensure that sentences for child abuse run consecutively.

5. Abolish parole for all crimes against children.

6. Life sentences should mean LIFE.

7. Close the legal loophole which allows abusers to escape jail when the child survives, by blaming each other for the abuse.


Please see the accompanying document for a thorough explanation of our law proposals & examples of the injustice of our current legal system.


In light of the tragic and avoidable death of Baby P and the more recent serious child protection failings in Doncaster and Birmingham, we call for urgent improvements to child protection nationwide to include:

1. The NSPCC say that babies & toddlers are particularly vulnerable to physical abuse. If regular compulsory health checks were introduced, at least 4 times a year for ages 0-2 and three times a year for ages 2-5, they would help to reveal any signs of abuse or neglect. Social Services should be alerted if appointments become overdue.

2. Social workers & health visitors should be allowed to physically examine young 'at risk' children. A child on the 'at risk' register means that child is considered to be at risk of significant harm. Examinations should therefore be compulsory at every visit of an at risk child or when any new child is brought to the attention of the authorities where there are reported concerns of abuse as this is the easiest, quickest & most effective way to determine if a child is being physically abused or not.

In the news recently was a 3 year old Carlisle toddler who was tortured by her father Reuben Williams her entire life. Because a Health Visitor determined after speaking to the mother that there were no child protection concerns without ever seeing the child and because 3 months later, a Social Worker did not examine the child despite renewed allegations of abuse, she was subjected to a further completely avoidable 18 months of being whipped, burned, punched, scratched and bitten. Her body is now permanently disfigured by nearly 200 scars and the emotional harm done is incalculable. Points 1) & 2) should hopefully avoid unnecessary & prolonged suffering of this kind.

3. Social Workers should carry out a task list at every visit which should be adopted nationwide and include:

- check the cleanliness/hygiene of all living quarters
- check for evidence of undisclosed people living at the property & Criminal Record Bureau Check all residents & regular visitors
- check there is sufficient food and other essential supplies
- physically interact with the child
- physically examine the child
- insist children in nappies be changed to reveal any cases of serious nappy rash
- insist any food, ointment, paint etc be removed from the child
- ensure they see the child unrestrained & moving, crawling or walking to assess any difficulty with movement & possible injury
- see children old enough to speak on their own in the presence of another professional, so that the child can talk uninhibited away from its carers
- check for signs of drug use or alcohol abuse as these are often linked to cases of child abuse & neglect
- observe family's interaction with pets as abusive behaviour may be indicative of domestic violence
- check for any other dangers

4. If a social worker strongly suspects physical abuse, they should have the power to remove the child immediately while the matter is investigated, with or without police aid.

5. Social workers must be aware of 'red flags' that could be cause for concern and should check on the child without delay every time one is raised as the child may have already sustained injury or be in poor physical condition. These should include:

- carers failing to attend any appointments
- being denied access to a child or its living quarters
- carers regularly appear not to be at home or who say a child is unavailable (confirm child's whereabouts immediately)
- carers saying that they can't see anyone for a period of time

6. Up to 80% of Social Workers' time is spent on administration. Free up this time to be spent with vulnerable children instead with adequate admin support. Also, main focus needs to be protecting vulnerable children - not meeting targets, budgets or red tape.

7. An urgent review of the criteria required to have a child taken into care. In Baby P's case 2 doctors, the police and a Social Worker stated separately that Baby P should not be returned to his mother and yet lawyers said there was insufficient evidence to start care proceedings.

8. Introduction of the whistleblowers' hotline for the use of all child protection agencies and the public to expose internal bad practice. Better protection for whistleblowers and a ban on gagging orders in such circumstances as they only serve to hush up bad practice and allow it to continue unchecked.

9. Provide a suitable and adequate alternative to the Children's database which must be used and accessed by the NHS, Social Services and the police to help strengthen communication between the agencies. Currently 66% of hospitals fail to check if an injured child is involved with social services and a lack of communication was cited in 75% of child death Serious Case Reviews.

10. to recruit and retain adequate numbers of high quality, well trained Social Workers & Health Visitors.

11. If abusive pet owners can be banned from keeping animals, a similar law should be in place to protect children from abusive carers or carers who allow a child to be abused or neglected. Abusers should forfeit all visitation & parental rights. Why should children have less rights to protection than animals?

12. A child's welfare must always take priority over keeping a family together.

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146. People Against Racial Abuse

A friend of mine has been subjected to shocking racial abuse by neighbours. After many attempts to understand, mediate, ignore and finally to deal with this situation without success, we have decided to approach both Victorian and Australian Federal Governments in an attempt to facilitate a law against such racial abuse, and to have penalties imposed against those who break such laws.

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147. Save an Innocent family!

Now that the Bush era is over I am sure I can get help!. I am a 5th generation American (German decent), I am 33 years old and have epilepsy, which makes me totally disabled and unable to work, drive or take care of our children.

In Jan 2006, my Pakistani born husband (of 9 years) and father of our children (son 7 and Daughter 3, she was 4 months old when this all happened) was arrested by ICE, tortured and deported with NO CHARGES or any faults on his part. After they tortured him and after they could not find anything on him, they put him in solitary where he begged to be sent back to Pakistan (the only option given him other than to be beat more for no reason), where he had not been since 1980. He had not even taken a trip to Pakistan in that 25 year time and does not have any family or friends here, where we all now reside.

With no place to go, I followed in 2007, after selling my wedding ring for passports and plane tickets for the children and I. We lived apart from him for 2 years and could take it no more. Our last month in the USA, December 2007 we lived in a homeless shelter in center city Philadelphia while we awaited the day of departure, January 17th 2008. This was the only option open to me at that time. Here in Pakistan, both my husband and I have had our lives threatened and we live in constant fear of the frequent bombs as well as kidnapping.

My husband has been our only support, he is educated but can not find a job because of his American Education and ideas. We went to the American Embassy seeking help but I was told that if I divorce my husband, they will send myself and the children back to the USA to live in a Homeless shelter, except for that they can not do anything for us. We have tried to contact lawyers and they require a minimum of $10,000 payment before they can help. At this point we have less than $20 to our name. Please do not take this as asking for money I am just asking for help in correcting and injustice and in keeping an American family together as we wish to be, in the USA. Please help in getting us back to the USA together!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx4TzpXXOdQ&feature=channel_page

You can help! Look down and sign!

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148. The Abuse is Useless Campaign

Domestic violence is a type of abuse. It involves injuring someone, usually a spouse or partner, but it can also be a parent, child or other family member.

Domestic violence is a serious problem. It is the most common cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44. Victims may suffer physical injuries such as bruises or broken bones. They may suffer emotionally from depression, anxiety or social isolation.

It is hard to know exactly how common domestic violence is, because people often don't report it. There is no typical victim. It happens among people of all ages. It affects those of all levels of income and education.

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149. Say NO To Child Abuse

A man already in prison for severely injuring one of his infant triplets was sentenced to an additional 13 years in prison Thursday for the baby's death.

Two men have been found guilty of causing the death of a 17-month-old boy in Haringey in north London.

And many more child abuse and death stories.

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150. Stop the Osu Caste System Among Christian Communities

I am a young man of 34, seeking to Marry my 24 years old lover and friend (female), from the same Ibo Tribe in Nigeria. However, the parents of the girl have refused to give their consent for no other reason than the Osu Caste System. An archaic, barbaric and myopic segregation based on century-old myths.

Our lives are really in danger. I have been threatened severally by the family of my lover who are practicing Christians. From their utterances my lover is also facing the threat of honour killing.

This has been going on for three years now. I am looking for a way to get the family to agree to let us be. This I still see as an almost impossible task, but I believe God that nothing is impossible. Is there any way any one could help us.

All the efforts we have made to resolve this has not yielded any dividends. On flimsy excuse the parents have avoided summons from the church. At times they tend to shift the blame to their kinsmen.

This Osu caste system must be stopped in Nigeria and in the Catholic communities.

I have thought of eloping with my lover to a foreign country where we could lead a normal life, but we do not have the finance to make such move.

My petition is that the Vatican should do more to stop these kind of segregations. I am also appealing to any one who can, to do something to assist us. I and my Lover are graduates and are presently working.(menial jobs)

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