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For the last 16 years all compassionate citizens of Plovdiv and the world have been appalled by the ongoing, obnoxious practices of animal abuse at the County - owned Animal Shelter for dogs /or otherwise known as "isolator"/ in Plovdiv.

This hell hole of a shelter has a long violent history of animal neglect, torture and killing. Many have witnessed acts of unspeakable cruelty such as dogs being kicked and bludgeoned to death, dogs being strangled, drowned, skinned or burnt alive. On the other hand almost nothing has been done by the Mayor of Plovdiv and its administration, or the Chief Prosecutor, or the Director of the National Veterinary Service, or the Minister of Agriculture, or the Prime Minister, or the President for that matter to punish those responsible or remedy this appalling situation.

The provision of services concerning domestic and stray animals, including dogs, domesticated and feral cats, is governed primarily by the Veterinary Medical Act 1999/2006, the Animal Protection Bill /APB/ 2008 and the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

From the time of the enactment of the Animal Protection Bill, the County has failed and refused to follow the laws. It has been the County’s practice and policy to ignore the mandates of the legislature, as follows:

1. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.51 and Veterinary Medical Act art.179 the County has routinely euthanised dogs labeled ‘’aggressive’’ without justification or prior temperament testing.

2. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.51 and the Veterinary Medical Act art.179 the County has routinely euthanised dogs labeled ‘’terminally ill’’ arbitrarily and without medical justification.

3. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.58 1. the County has established a pattern and practice of failing to cooperate with non-profit animal rescue organizations, by routinely denying such groups access to relevant documentation and ignoring their requests for information.

4. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.16(4)(5), art.41(6) and art.44 3, the County has made it a policy and practice to thwart the public’s ability to adopt impounded animals by failing to promote such adoptions in the media or internet, by restricting viewing hours and by denying the public an opportunity to interact with the animals.

5. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.45, 1 and 5 and art.46(3) the County has established a practice and policy of euthanising treatable animals, without providing medical care to the animal. Further, the APB art.16 (2) specifically requires "necessary and prompt veterinary medical care" for sick or injured animals, which has not been provided to many or all of the animals brought to the County shelter.

6. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.45, 8 the County has established a practice of routinely euthanising animals without the mandatory signature and consent of the ‘’third person’’, appointed representative of NGO.

7. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.14(1) 1,2 and (2) the County has failed to offer decent sanitary conditions to impounded animals, which has resulted in staggering death rate.

8. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill the County has failed to provide adequate facilities, instruments and technical equipment in the pound for remedial and diagnostic purposes.

9. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill art.10 (1), (2) 1, and the Veterinary Medical Act art.151, 1, it has been reported that impounded animals are killed with extreme malice and cruelty, highly indicative of the sadistic predisposition of the personnel involved.

10. In violation of the Animal Protection Bill and the Veterinary Medical Act at present the Animal Shelter operates illegally /without a license/ due to a failure to comply with any of the requirements of Regulation 41 concerning animal pounds and shelters.

According to article 43 par. (1) of the Animal Protection Bill, the Mayor must guarantee free access to all members of the public to the municipal dog pound, as well as to secure adequate public control over the facility. The Bill also prohibits in art. 45 par. (8) the euthanasia of aggressive or terminally ill animals without the signature and consent of a “third party”, appointed representative of NGO (animal welfare organisation).

None of these legal requirements have also been met. As a result of several complaints about the horrific practices in the dog pound resulting in animal deaths and suffering, the Mayor of Plovdiv Slavcho Atanasov passed a decree according to which no NGO members or members of the press shall ever again be freely allowed to enter the pound, question staff members, photograph animals, revise documents or observe the daily running of the same. The Mayor also appointed as “third party” one of the cleaners in the pound, which is a conflict of interest and a recipe for corruption.

Furthermore we wrote to the District Attorney, the Chief Prosecutor, the Prime Minister and the President on twelve separate occasions, revealing facts that prove dozens of violations of the Penal Code by the management and staff members of the pound. Sadly enough our complaints have not been heard. Those responsible for enforcing the Law have failed miserably.

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122. Support a Named & Shamed List In The Uk

Chris created a group called NORTH EAST & CUMBRIA CONVICTED PAEDOPHILES NAME & SHAMED. he uploaded pictures and useful information about paedophiles, which i think every parent should have the right to know about paedophiles living in their area.

We need to change the laws and it's about time children's voices were heard.

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123. We Stand With David Pringle on raising the level of neglect awareness for children

Georgia is besieged by unwritten laws -- more mothers than fathers are granted custody of their children in the United States regardless if neglect is present or not. Children continue to suffer at varying levels that go with it — untreated infections, unsanitary conditions, mental and emotional abuse, and immoral influences. And the Federal government has done NOTHING to stop it.

More single mothers than fathers are in the news for killing their children. Fathers are having custody taken away despite hundreds of documents showing they are the primary caretaker for their children.

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124. Change Irish and World Law: More jail time for abusers, more support for victims

In Ireland we as parents are legally not able to view our sex offenders register. We as parents have the right to protect our children.

In the last year at least under 10 pedophiles and rapists have been released into communitys all over Ireland and the residents are not informed.Why is it these animals are getting protected yet their victims are forgotten. Recently 1 rapist/ paedophile in particular was granted an injunction by the high courts to able him to hide his identity from residents.


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125. Stop Greyhound Racing in the USA

1) Approximately 30,000 Greyhounds Killed Each Year;

2) Dogs who are said not "fit" for racing are killed;

3) Dogs that can no longer race are killed;

4) Even dogs who race are kept in cages;

5) Usually 100s of dogs are kept in small cages;

6) Conditions for these dogs are not sanitary or healthy;

7) many dogs die of starvation;

8)these dogs can easily be saved if they are adopted.

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126. Move Clergy Abuse Survivor, Kim Michele Richardson, and Other Survivors to the Vatican

On Easter, 2010, clergy abuse survivor, Kim Michele Richardson, wrote an open and heartwrenching letter to the pope and the Church's hierarchy. To date, not one Roman Catholic clergy has stepped forward to offer an apology/accountability to Ms. Richardson. Her letter:

"Dear Pope Benedict XVI:

I was deeply troubled when I read you were ‘weary and sad’. I, too, am weary and sad. Let me explain. I’ve been answering calls, letters and emails from countless victims of child clergy abuse for over a year now – calls, letters and emails you should be answering. So I thought I would send a polite reminder: apologies and accountability are due.
I am a survivor of clergy abuse. Abandoned to a Catholic orphanage as an infant, for nearly a decade I was exposed to unspeakable abuses by Catholic nuns and a Catholic priest. It was only in the last year that these horrific abuses were publicly exposed after I was finally able to write about the long nightmare inflicted by those who hid behind His cloak to mask their evil deeds -- deeds the Roman Catholic Church concealed while enabling decades of child abuse by predator clergy.

I wanted to forgive them and I did; however, I wonder and I am often asked: how can you offer forgiveness to those who hide behind their righteousness, behind ill-conceived surety of their place in heaven and on earth, those who have not asked for forgiveness because they do not think they need forgiveness?
Along with tens of thousands of victims globally, I am still waiting. We are waiting for an apology and an admission of accountability from you and the Church’s hierarchy.

We've waited, sometimes for decades. People like the CEO, also a former orphan and victim of clergy abuse who has to lock himself in his office because he’s having a ‘bad day’. His ‘bad days’ happen when the memories of physical and sexual abuse become too strong for him to function as a regular working adult. He writes to me hoping I can offer him strength. Hoping I can make sense of crimes committed against him as a child that were the most heinous crimes committed in history.

Then there is the former priest who writes to tell me of rape by his ‘own.’ There’s a nun too. There is also the woman who suffers from crippling PSTD because of her abuses by clergy. She writes that she may not be contacting me for awhile because she will probably be back in a ‘dark place’ and she will have to seek mental health institutional care for her ‘latest bout’ -- a bout directly caused by child clergy abuse. She prays she’ll be strong and not be tempted again to commit suicide like she’s tried so many times before.

And before I forget, there’s the strong advocate for victims of clergy abuse. He was not abused, but sadly, he is now ‘religious empty’, this man from a strongly connected religious background. I worry about him and his children.

There’s also the daughter (one of five). Her mother, now deceased, a childhood resident of a Catholic orphanage, she was severely abused and raped by your clergy. The daughter says her mother’s former clergy abuse touched everyone in her family and continues to cause trauma and discord so intense, they have all sought counseling.

Pope Benedict, you and your hierarchy have created a scatter bomb. Abuse. The abuse of one does not just stop with one, it also affects and harms their families, friends, co-workers, society and on and on ... So serious that it must be diffused. To do this, it is you that must be willing to publicly help these deeply wounded still-suffering victims and survivors. Start the cleansing by reaching out to us and also disclosing the records of predator clergy that have been protected by you and yours for decades.

My name is Kim Michele Richardson. I am waiting, along with all those voices around me. Let’s chat.


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127. Help save these dogs!

I need to take care of these dogs but I don't have enough money!

Please, help me!

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128. Tougher Laws/ Legislation for Cyber Stalking, Harrassment, Abuse

Cyber Stalking, Harrassment & Abuse in addition to using the internet for bullying IS a serious crime, and is as harmful if not worse, than if it were done in-person.

The use of social networking sites to cause substantial distress, physical harm, harass & even the loss of life, has become an extreme problem over the years.

Those responsible have no deterrent as the law doesn't protect the victims & therefore their crimes go unpunished.

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129. Do not let 26 pedophiles get away with the rape crime to 12 year-old girl!


According to the indictment, the 12-year-old N.C., one of the seven children of a poor family, was sold to many men in the southeastern province of Kiziltepe by two women: Turkan Temel and Emine Akyol. It is alleged that tens of men (26-28, that is revealed) raped the child time after time on village roads, empty villages, public buildings, workplaces and cars.

A deputy elementary school principal, a top official from the district head's office, a head man of the village, and a businessman are among the 28 defendants who are now standing trial for raping N.C.

The trial is about to be prescribed according to Turkish juridical laws after 7.5 years time of trial period.

Please do not let these pedophiles get away with this sickening rape abuse action, by signing this petition. Otherwise, the trial will be prescribed in a few months...

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130. Justice For Animals

There has always been love for animals. When I learned about what little consequences there were for animal abuse and neglect, I decided that it was best to take action. Most animal neglect cases are only misdemeanors and people rarely see an institution or pay a high price for their crimes.

Animal abuse, abandonment, and lack of help are too common in our world, and this will help assist those who cannot help themselves. Most people who have pets know that they are wonderful companions, and that they will continue to be as long as they are cared for. Additionally, many people do not think about how unfortunate it is when an animal does not have a home. Immanuel Kant once said, "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men... We can judge the heart of a man by his dealings with animals." Anyone who would harm or neglect an animal most likely would harm or neglect a human too. A way to help prevent this would be stricter laws against anyone who abuses or neglects an animal. Help to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

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131. Apology from Taoiseach & Midland Health Board for Patrick & Kenneth Doyle

Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and indeed Fianna Fail promised the people of Ireland, and the survivors of abuse; the sun, the moon and the stars! Kenneth & Patrick Doyle don’t want the sun, the moon or the stars; they want JUSTICE!!!

The office of An Taoiseach and the Midlands Health Board fails to find it within their remit to apologise for the horrendous and grave inadequacies of the health boards, put in place to protect people like Kenneth & Patrick, and deems it entirely unnecessary to provide assistance in the needs of victims; healthcare, medical care, and medication treatments!


Kenneth & Patrick Doyle were subjected to years of abuse, torture, and a lost childhood at the hands of a brutal sadistic mother. They do not expect an apology from her, as she runs rampant, clinging to her rosary beads acting like a God-fearing Christian. They do expect, however, that the State, which was supposed to protect them from abuse has let them down terribly. The Midland Health Board did nothing to intervene and protect Patrick & Kenneth. Today, they both have issues from their past haunting them, physical and emotional damage has been done. But in very simplistic terms, a great relief and sense of healing could be given to Patrick & Kenneth, if only the Irish Government made a Public (unconditioned) Apology.

Neither Patrick or Kenneth want money from the State, money cannot right the wrongs done to them either by their mothers actions or the States inactions. The State must be made apologize for its grave error in the Doyle case. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern made promises to the victims of abuse, he did not honor his promises. Brian Cowen has went out of his way to further complicate justice for the Doyles, the people of Ireland have seen first hand how Brian Cowen complicates issues given the state of Ireland today.

We hope An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will honour his pledges to the people of Ireland especially victims of abuse.

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132. Parental Alienation Awareness Day Proclamation - April 25, 2010


WHEREAS: Parental alienation is often found in high conflict separations, divorces and custody disputes,
and takes advantage of the dependency and responsibility of a child; and

WHEREAS: Parental alienation deprives a child of their right to a loving relationship with both parents,
and interfers with a child’s mental & emotional development; and

WHEREAS: Parental alienation can be mild or to the extreme, conscious or unconscious, and can
manipulate and undermine a parent’s role in a child’s life; and

WHEREAS: Parental alienation behaviors such as denigrating the target parent, interfering with communication and visitation, confiding inappropriate adult information with a child; such as the details of the marriage breakdown, court proceedings and financial matters are considered harmful to the child’s mental wellbeing; and

WHEREAS: Medical professionals agree the problem of parental alienation exists and can cause mental and emotional harm to a child; and can affect them as adults with tragic consequences; and

WHEREAS; With awareness, we can educate parents to act in their child’s best interest, and gain education, understanding, and knowledge to prevent the abuse of the innocent victims involved in high conflict separations.

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133. Think Outside the Bowl

Too long have fish been subjected to the dirty, cramped, oppressive and deadly conditions of a fish bowl. Most people don't even know that the average fish just can't survive in such quarters. In fact, purchasing a fishbowl is tantamount to signing the death warrant of an innocent aquatic animal.

Fishbowls provide inadequate space, oxygen and water conditions for our beloved underwater friends. But all of these true facts continue to go unrecognized in countries like the U.S., and fish are continually abused and killed.

Please, sign this petition and give your support against the maltreatment of fish through fishbowls.

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134. Australian Anti-Bullying Law Reform

This petition is to gather all the people of Australia to press for nationwide reforms in relation to psychological abuse in the Criminal and Workplace Codes.

Due to the increase of suicide, complaints and the economic cost of bullying reaching into the billions, the current legislation has been proven inadequate in dealing with the matter. Prevention only works when there is an incentive to implement the proper procedures to eliminate it.

Therefore we also seek an amendment of the Penalties and Sentencing Acts, so that mandatory counselling and rehabilitation programs are implemented, with an option of incarceration made available in cases where suicide or other extreme outcomes may occur.

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135. Support Child Protection: Stop Child Abuse & Exploitation

I AM A SURVIVOR of Child abuse and a participant in the Child abuse monument project. I recently received an email which depicted a young boy nude with only a few feminine napkins covering his body and private area. I went to police and was told the picture was not illegal since it did not show a child engaged in a sexual act.

I am angry that the law allows this type of pictures to circulate and be posted on the internet I want to have laws protect a child and make it illegal to possess distribute copy, promote or post to the internet photos of any child under the age of 18 nude or semi nude or in a degrading,humiliating or suggestive manner.

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136. Putting a Stop to Cyber Abuse on Fashion Battle - Sorority City Diva Life

The reason for this petition is simple and clear. Since the rise of Donna Walsh and Nerida Fletcher in your aplication game "Fashion Battle" Many players have been experiencing SEVERE abuse at the hands of these two.

Gaming abuse within the app as well as personal racist attacks have been made. What we are asking for is a good FAIR gaming environment. All of us signing this petition today are serious gamers who truly enjoy our apps. The one u have created with "Fasion Battle" we felt was one of the best to come along in long time so we didnt mind spending Real Money for a good gaming experience. But even buying enough glam to outfit all of our posse could not have prpared us for the meanspirited cyber bulling we have been subjected to at the hands of these two bad sports.

We ask that u please review our evidence. We feel that once u see it for yourself, you will agree that something must be done immediately to control the situation at hand. A suggestion may be that u cannot fight anyone who is not within 2 or 3 lvls of yourself ubless u are in the tabloids. Regrettably, If this matter is not tended too immediately we may all have to leave and take our business and friends with elsewhere.

Thank You for taking the time out to address this issue. We have faith in the fact that u have been consistent in Delivering results quickly and effectively. Thank you, The facebook community..

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137. 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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138. 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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139. 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.

Sue Luckham
Suzey8888 Twitter
Sue Luckham FaceBook
Genuine Pals for the over 50's FB

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140. 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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141. 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.


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.


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


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”.

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.


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.


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


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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142. 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:

You may contact me at

Professor Cynthia Johnson, MS/MFT

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143. 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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144. 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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145. 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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146. 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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147. 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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148. 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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149. 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.
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

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"!

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150. Protest against Cruel Egypt!!

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

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