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1. Demand an end to law enforcement and courts treating drug addicts as criminals!

The National Institute of Drug Addiction states that drug addiction is a disease and a mental disorder. Therefore, crimes by drug addicts are carried out because the drug addict's brain is compromised both DURING and BEFORE they commit a crime. This is unlike a mentally sane person who has the ability to make a conscious decision prior to committing a crime. The drug addict's brain does not have that. The dopamine high — an effect known as tolerance, is much greater in addicts.

Addiction is medically proven to incapacitate the brain and confuse desires. Why then is the justice system treating addicts like criminals when other persons who are deemed mentally incapacitated get help?

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2. Stop Crime in Geraldton NOW

We, the citizens of Geraldton, W.A., are afraid for our families, our homes, and our businesses. While we have contacted our state and local government on many occasions, we feel we are being ignored.

Our local politicians seem to pass the blame, yet one thing continues to grow... crime.

Crime in Geraldton has been rampant and increasing steadily. Drugs are out of control, children are being trained by adults to commit crimes, vandalism of schools is happening on weekends only to be found by staff on Monday mornings.

Car thefts, arson, breaking and entering, shoplifting, public displays of indecency, public drunkenness, bullying, and truancy by children who are "working" at night to aid parents with their next "fix" are all centre to the problems here.

We need help now to regain control of our city and eliminate drug trafficking via our port city.

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3. Street lights, increased CCTV, and increased Police presence in Bullamoor Park, Northallerton

A decision was made by North Yorkshire County Council to dim the street lights through Bullamoor park, and turn some off completey in other areas of Northallerton at midnight. All in an effort to save money. Leaving the large area which is used by many people as a throughway, in almost complete darkness.

On Sunday the 19th of October at 9:15pm 2014. A woman was pulled to the ground and her bag taken. She was left with a black eye and very shaken from the ordeal.

In the early hours of Tuesday the 17th of February 2015. A man in his 20s was sexually assaulted by 2 men. (Investigation ongoing).

And although not in Bullamoor Park, in August 2014 a young girl was raped by two young men Beside the club Amadeus. In a very poorly lit alleyway used by people when leaving the club.

These incidents highlight the urgent need for increased street lighting in certain areas of Northallerton, an increase and more suitable positioning of CCTV and a more prominent police presence in the town.

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4. Ban the burka and niqab in the UK

Why should the Burka be banned in the UK?

• CCTV is invalid for criminals wearing the burka/niqab as you cannot see in CCTV the face or appearance of anyone wearing one;

• Criminals can use the burka/niqab as a disguise to stop police from recognising them and arresting them;

• If a motorcyclist enters a petrol station rushing to pay for their petrol to get to a loved one in an emergency at hospital they are asked to remove their helmet before they enter and pay, the burka/niqab is allowed to stay on whilst in the building, what's the difference?

• Terrorists can walk freely around the streets covering their face in a burka/niqab without the police knowing if they are following the right person when in a crowd as they could easily be mixed up;

• It is not a religious obligation if you do not wear the burka/niqab;

• Can you trust s person that you cannot fully see the face of?

• Public places should not allow the burka/niqab as it can make people feel uneasy and scared wondering who the person under the burka/niqab could be e.g a murderers, rapists and paedophiles etc;

• Why should we risk our own safety for other individuals to be given freedom?

• Why should they be at less risk if commiting crimes?

• Why should they be able to hide away?

• Why waste all that money on security?

Bring back public safety and bring the risk of crime down more! It's for your own sake and your families sake.

• £515,000,000 spent on CCTV by councils alone before February 2012 which is coming out of tax payers pockets without public houses, sports facilities etc forking out thousands for them to be installed.

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5. Juvenile curfew for Canberra

Canberra needs a curfew to stop ongoing property crime, graffiti and other anti-social behaviour.

In recent months we have seen the senseless destruction of a vacant home in Kambah and schools in Weston Creek, including ruining kindergarten children's artwork.

Enough is enough.

We need a 10pm parent-imposed curfew for all minors until we can teach them respect for our city and our community.

I was a stupid, thoughtless teenager too once. Don't let your kids go "for a walk" after dark. Make sure you know where they are and teach them about having good values and respect for their community.

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6. Zero tolerance for visitors to Australia whom commit serious offences

As Australians we are proud of our country and are more than happy to share it with foreign visitors. However there are some visitors here either studying, working or just visiting who choose to break the law and it's our citizens who pay the price physically, financially and psychologically.

The law needs to change for all visitors to this great land in the form of one strike policy. This means that for any visitor who commits any of the below 10 divisions of crime would result in the immediate removal from Australia.

Divisions of crime

01 Homicide and related offences

02 Acts intended to cause injury

03 Sexual assault and related offences

04 Dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons

05 Abduction, harassment and other offences against the person

06 Robbery, extortion and related offences

07 Unlawful entry with intent/burglary, break and enter

08 Theft and related offences

09 Fraud, deception and related offences

10 Illicit drug offences.

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7. Poor People's Initiative Revisted

"A city that isn't growing is dying,"and our beloved city, The Greatest City on Earth (Baltimore City) is slowly becoming a ghost town. As we all should be aware of our population has drop from 950,000 in 1950 to 621,000 today. It is estimated that 20,000 vacant buildings and lots take up space, and more than one house in eight is vacant.

Just last year, authorities indicted 48 members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, accusing some of violence that includes 10 killings. Law enforcement alleged that the gang operated around Green Mount Cemetery, on Oliver's western border. As a direct result of this shrinkage, along with our ever present systematically, repressive educational element, compressed tax bases, increased crime, unemployment, tight municipal budgets and abandoned neighborhoods- crime has taken its toll. In fear of the safety of our children and loved ones we end up taking our families to different communities for fun, safe indoor activities, and thus taking our money elsewhere.

However Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to attract 10,000 families to the city within a decade. "Our city officials, like most people, love to reap where they never sowed, city officials alone determine which depopulated neighborhoods are worth saving; what blocks should be torn down and rebuilt." Yet they demand a rent of its most neediest citizens in the form of involuntary compliance with the waste of our hard earned tax dollars spent on ineffective programs, insufficient resources to operate and sustain the few remaining programs that actually effect positive change, and certainly little to no access provided to our current families who would certainly benefit the most.

New housing provides jobs for construction workers and gains investors more capital for further development. However, much of the cost of increasing human habitat is borne by those who already live in the area: their taxes must increase to subsidize population growth. With a shift in priorities, maintaining and improving existing buildings could provide as many jobs as new construction provide. Many economists say that business needs a growing population to be successful. But in reality, money buys things, not people. For example: if you want to do well selling shoes, one Imelda Marcos is better than a whole bus filled with reality stars of any of our own modern day minstrel shows. The number of feet to wear the shoes is irrelevant if they have no money to buy them. Business doesn't need more people to prosper, business needs people to prosper more. Just like our city!

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8. Child abuser Eunice Spry release - Location ban

'Britain’s most sadistic mother' will be let out of jail next month (July) – and will be re-homed just miles from the adopted children, (Victoria, Christopher and Alloma) she brutally tortured for nearly 20 years.

Eunice Spry, now 70, was originally jailed for 14 years in 2007 (lowered to 12 years on appeal) after she was convicted of 26 charges of disgusting child abuse against her two foster children and an adopted daughter.

Here are just some of the acts of depravity - Full information on the case including interviews with the victims can be found on this link:

During her reign of terror, Spry forced the children to drink bleach and urine, eat their own vomit, eat rat excrement, stand naked and cold for hours on end and even sandpapered the skin from the face and hands of one terrified child.

Brave Victoria was once tied up naked and left blindfolded – surviving on crusts and water – for THREE months.

Spry would regularly beat the children on the soles of the feet with a “variety of sticks”. The children would be “punched kicked and strangled”, and if they cried the sticks would be forced down their throats.

Christopher once had his hand held down on a hot electric hob until it was left looking like a “gooey mess”

Spry confined one girl to a wheelchair for three years after a car crash in a cynical bid to maximise compensation for the accident.

Spry even handed one child over to a sex predator, who she allowed to be sexually abused.

Unrepentant Spry has shown no remorse for her crimes and refuses to admit she carried out the heinous acts.

Spry is thought to have paid released prisoners to track down addresses on the outside – and while the three siblings are no longer scared of their evil ‘mother’, they fear she will track them down.

Victoria will be interviewed on TV on Monday by Holly and Phillip from THIS MORNING.

Please remember to sign this petition. We need to support the survivors of this abuse in their final quest for justice and allow them to live a life free from fear or harm.

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9. Stop Negative News Reporting

Do you really need to hear about all the negative events that happen in your local city?

Are you tired of hearing about random shootings and crime that make stories on the local news? Let's put a stop to this ridiculous un-necessity.

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10. QLD Young Adult Services: Stop the Boredom

The young adults of Queensland need a channel for their energies. Stop crime and hsrmful behaviour by helping to give them something constructive to do.

Help save the youth of QLD from a life of crime.

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11. A Real Crack-Down on Drunk Drivers

For too long drunk drivers on Prince Edward Island have received nothing more than a 'slap on the wrist'. Although the Government of PEI began a 'crack-down' on drunk drivers, there have been no changes in the amount of punishment that drivers receive.

Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves, and more importantly, to law-abiding citizens. The Government and Court Judges need to step up and set an example. We will no longer stand by while these potential killers receive joke sentences.

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12. Help Masahiko Kobayashi

I am just an ordinary person from the Netherlands helping a Japanese citizen. He is victim of many crimes but nobody is helping him. I stay now in Kagoshima, and I am trying to get help from the Police in Kagoshima. However they are not helping me. I am now also a victim of theft and the case has a lot to do with Masahiko Kobayashi but now we both don't get any help.

Please read our blogs and English/Japanese stories and check the proof yourself....,,

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13. Stop Rape in South Africa and Bring Back the Death Penalty!

144 people are raped every day. Somewhere we all have to start standing together and draw a line somewhere! It could be your wife, sister, mother or daughter next.


Lets stop talking and lets do something!

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14. Eliminate Corruption in Scotland

The justice minister Kenny MacAskill MSP stated “We know there is corruption within Scottish justice system” we find this is totally unacceptable.

The foundation of any democracy is its justice system and if parts of this system are corrupt, then we do not have real democracy.

Corruption undermines every aspect of our society and this campaign calls for compulsory random drug testing for anyone involved within the court system.

As in many other professions regular random drug testing is the norm in order to protect the public and the integrity of that profession, therefore we call for random drug testing to be introduced within specific sectors within the court system. This should include solicitors representing clients.

We believe that this will restore the public’s faith in the Scottish justice system. Therefore I hope you will sign our petition to introduce regular drug testing of those who work or earn their living from the Scottish legal system.

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15. Community Safety Forum for Warragamba and Silverdale

With an increase in crime in our area since November 2013, we the community feel that a community safety forum needs to be held in order to discuss the issues between Council, Police, Local Politicians and the local community and other stakeholders.

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16. Endorse the city of Lorain Ohio to embrace St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joan of Arc as Co-Patron Saints

Many cities in the United States and throughout the world, communities, individuals, families and even nations, have through the centuries embraced, proclaimed, and adopted “patron saints” for some particular purpose, such as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, patron of converts and immigrants; St. Christopher, patron of travelers; St. Paul, patron of writers; St. Michael the Archangel, patron of all police and military, etc.

Patronage is often evoked for the sake of protection from evil forces such as those experienced during times of war, at Pearl Harbor, on “911”, (September 11, 2001), as well as during countless recent events throughout the world and our nation: the result of terrorist bombings, the insane slaughter of innocent children in our schools, and even the innocents of Boston runners, movie goers, and public gatherings of every sort suffering at the hands of evil. Obviously, during “times of peace” for our nation, there are countless acts of violence imposed upon the innocent.
Churches have often placed themselves under the “patronage” of the Holy Savior, the Blessed Mother, or some saint such as St. Anthony, St. Agnes, St. Peter, etc. Even two of the three ships that first sailed to the “New World/the Americas” in 1492, the Nina, and the Santa Marie were under the “patronage” of the Blessed Mother and the Holy Child, Jesus. When the Spanish ships landed in the Bahamas, Columbus named the island, San Salvador, “Holy Savior”. So this idea for “protective patronage” is not at all new!

I am proposing/suggesting that the City of Lorain adopt, by way of legislation, the patron saints of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joan of Arc as co-patrons, to protect and watch over our local community, our residents and the entire population of our city. Furthermore, I propose that we adopt the following motto for Lorain: “May the Angels and Saints Protect Us.”

You may already know, the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico embraced the patron saint, La Conquistador over 400 years ago, and if you visit the first Cathedral in the nation in Santa Fe, you will see the most revered image of the Blessed Mother bearing this title. You may also be familiar with nations in Europe such as Ireland, which have the patron saints of St. Patrick and St. Brigit, or in England, St. King George, or in France, the co-patrons, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Joan of Arc. I might easily continue to Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. but I think it unnecessary.
Even our United States has embraced the “Immaculate Conception” as our patron saint. The Basilica in Washington D.C. is more than impressive. It is rich in history, much as is the Protestant Cathedral in Washington, where the bodies of so many of our former presidents reside!

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17. Name a street in honor and memory of Ashley L. Hardmon

On July 2, 2013, 19 year old Ashley L. Hardmon was gunned down while talking to a group of friends near her home on the 1300 Block N. Lamon.

Ashley was home only one day on summer break from Paul Simon Job Corps where she studied to be a Pharmacy Technician. After Ashley's two week summer break she was then to return and prepare for her graduation in August.

I ask that the street in which Ashley was murdered due to senseless gun violence here in Chicago, be named in her honor.

Thank You.
The Parents of Ashley L. Hardmon

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18. Cyber bullying should be made a crime

I recently appeared on TV and was traumatised to see unpleasant comments left online, under the video clip about my weight, myself as a person etc. Some of the comments included 'fat slug who never leaves the sofa', 'obnoxious' 'beach whale', 'deserve what's coming to me.'

What I was interviewed on TV about was a totally different subject to weight/appearance etc. I had twin boys 15 months ago and have had some on going health issues limiting what exercise I can do. These comments were put on a public forum (the internet) but they were never the less distressing for me to read. I would therefore like to see more being done about cyber bullying and it being made a specific crime.

The site the comments were on have kindly removed them, but the people who posted them online should surely not be allowed to behave in such a way. They were there for myself and other members of the public to read. I was shaking and crying when I saw them and have cried on and off for 2 days since. I am an adult. What if that was a vunerable teenager?

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19. Ban all games of violence for children

Publicized incidents (Wikipedia)

Several incidents speculated to be related to video games in recent decades have helped fuel controversy.

On November 22, 1997, thirteen-year-old Noah Wilson died when his friend Yancy stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife. The mother of Noah, Andrea Wilson, alleged that her son was stabbed to death because of an obsession with the Midway game Mortal Kombat. She alleged that Yancy S. was so obsessed with the game that he believed himself to be the character Cyrax. This character uses a finishing move which involves getting the opponent in a headlock and stabbing them in the chest. Although Wilson alleged that this was the reason for her son's death, the character Cyrax does not actually perform this move at all. The conclusion of Wilson v. Midway Games, Inc. was, according to the court case report, "Wilson's complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted."[92]

On April 20, 1999, 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher in the Columbine High School massacre. The two were allegedly obsessed with the video game Doom. Harris also created WADs for the game, and created a large mod named "Tier" which he called his "life's work". Contrary to certain rumors, however, neither student had made a Doom level mimicking the school's layout and there is no evidence the pair practiced the massacre in Doom.[93]

In April 2000, 16-year-old Spanish teenager José Rabadán Pardo murdered his father, mother and his sister with a katana, proclaiming that he was on an "avenging mission" by Squall Leonhart, the main character of the video game Final Fantasy VIII.[94]
In November 2001, 21-year-old American Shawn Woolley committed suicide after what his mother claimed was an addiction to EverQuest. Woolley's mother stated, "I think the way the game is written is that when you first start playing it, it is fun, and you make great accomplishments. And then the further you get into it, the higher level you get, the longer you have to stay on it to move onward, and then it isn't fun anymore. But by then you're addicted, and you can't leave it."[95]

In February 2003, 16-year-old American Dustin Lynch was charged with aggravated murder and made an insanity defense that he was "obsessed" with Grand Theft Auto III. Long time video game opponent and then-practicing attorney Jack Thompson offered to represent Lynch[96] and later encouraged the father of victim JoLynn Mishne to pass a note to the judge that said "the attorneys had better tell the jury about the violent video game that trained this kid [and] showed him how to kill our daughter, JoLynn. If they don't, I will."[97] Lynch later retracted his insanity plea, and his mother Jerrilyn Thomas commented, "It has nothing to do with video games or Paxil, and my son's no murderer."[98]

On June 7, 2003, 18-year-old American Devin Moore shot and killed two policemen and a dispatcher after grabbing one of the officers' weapons following an arrest for the possession of a stolen vehicle. At trial, the defense claimed that Moore had been inspired by the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.[99]

On June 25, 2003, two American step brothers, Joshua and William Buckner, aged 14 and 16, respectively, used a rifle to fire at vehicles on Interstate 40 in Tennessee, killing a 45-year-old man and wounding a 19-year-old woman. The two shooters told investigators they had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto III.[100]

On February 27, 2004 in Leicester, UK, 17-year-old Warren Leblanc lured 14-year-old Stefan Pakeerah into a park and murdered him by stabbing him repeatedly with a claw hammer and knife. Leblanc was reportedly obsessed with Manhunt, although investigation quickly revealed that the killer did not even own a copy of the game. The victim's mother Giselle Pakeerah has been campaigning against violent video games in the UK ever since.[101] The police investigating the case have dismissed any link, as discussed in the relevant articles.[102]

In October 2004, a 41-year-old Chinese man named Qiu Chengwei stabbed 26-year-old Zhu Caoyuan to death over a dispute regarding the sale of a virtual weapon the two had jointly won in the game The Legend of Mir 3.[103]

On December 27, 2004, 13-year-old Xiao Yi committed suicide by jumping from a twenty-four story building in Tianjin, China, as a result of the effects of his addiction, hoping to be "reunited" with his fellow gamers in the afterlife, according to his suicide notes. Prior to his death, he had spent 36 consecutive hours playing Warcraft III.[104][105]

In August 2005, 28-year-old South Korean Lee Seung Seop died after playing StarCraft for 50 hours straight.[106]

In June 2007, 22-year-old Alejandro Garcia from Texas shot and killed his cousin after arguing over whose turn it was to play the game Scarface: The World Is Yours. He pleaded guilty for murder at his trial on April 6, 2011, and will serve 15 to 30 years in prison.[107][108]

In September 2007, a Chinese man in Guangzhou, China, died after playing Internet video games for three consecutive days in an Internet cafe.[109][110]

In September 2007 in Ohio, 16-year-old Daniel Petric snuck out of his bedroom window to purchase the game Halo 3 against the orders of his father, a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, Ohio, U.S.[111] His parents eventually banned him from the game after he spent up to 18 hours a day with it, and secured it in a lockbox in a closet where the father also kept a 9mm handgun, according to prosecutors.[112] In October 2007, Daniel used his father's key to open the lockbox and remove the gun and the game. He then entered the living room of his house and shot both of them in the head, killing his mother and wounding his father. Petric is sentenced to life in prison without parole, which was later commuted to 23 years in imprisonment.[113] Defense attorneys argued that Petric was influenced by video game addiction, the court dismissed these claims. The judge, James Burge commented that while he thought there was ample evidence the boy knew what he was doing, Burge thought the game had affected him like a drug, saying "I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead forever."[114]

In December 2007, 17-year-old Lamar Roberts and 16-year-old Heather Trujillo were accused of beating a seven-year-old girl to death. They are said to have been imitating the moves taken from the game Mortal Kombat.[115]

In December 2007, a Russian man was beaten to death over an argument in the MMORPG Lineage II. The man was killed when his guild and a rival one challenged each other to a real-life brawl.[116]

False reports initially claimed that Seung-Hui Cho, the killer in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre was an avid Counter-Strike player. However, police reports said that roommates of Cho had never seen him play any video games.[117] Despite these discoveries, activist Jack Thompson continued to argue that video games were to blame.

In June 2008, four teens allegedly obsessed with Grand Theft Auto IV went on a crime spree after being in New Hyde Park, New York. They first robbed a man, knocking his teeth out and then they stopped a woman driving a black BMW and stole her car and her cigarettes.[118]

On August 2, 2008, Polwat Chinno, a 19-year-old Thai teenager, stabbed a Bangkok taxi driver to death during an attempt to steal the driver's cab in order to obtain money to buy a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV. A police official said that the teen was trying to copy a similar act in the game. As a consequence, officials ordered the banning of the game itself and later the series, which led its distributor, New Era Interactive Media, to withdraw it, including the aforementioned, then-upcoming installment, from shops across Thailand.[119][120][121]

On October 13, 2008, the disappearance of Brandon Crisp and his subsequent death involving, according to his parents, obsessive playing of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has been referenced in discussions about video game obsession and spawned a report aired by CBC's the fifth estate on video game addiction and Brandon's story titled "Top Gun", subtitled "When a video gaming obsession turns to addiction and tragedy".[122]

In April 2009, a man was charged with murder after shooting a friend during a quarrel over a video game.[123]

In January 2010, 9-year-old Anthony Maldonado was stabbed by relative Alejandro Morales after an argument regarding Maldonado's recently purchased copy of Tony Hawk: Ride and PlayStation 3 console.[124]

In January 2010, Gary Alcock punched, slapped and pinched his partner's 15-month-old daughter in the three weeks leading up to her death before he delivered a fatal blow to the stomach which tore her internal organs because she interrupted him playing his Xbox. She died from internal bleeding after suffering 35 separate injuries including multiple bruises, rib fractures and brain damage, which were comparable to injuries suffered in a car crash. Alcock was jailed for life and must serve at least 21 years.[125][126]

In May 2010, French gamer Julien Barreaux located and stabbed a fellow player who had stabbed Barreaux in the game Counter-Strike. The judge at his trial called him "a menace to society."[127]

On November 29, 2010 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16-year-old boy Kendall Anderson bludgeoned his mother to death in her sleep with a claw hammer after she took away his PlayStation.[128][129]

On April 9, 2011 in Alphen Aan Den Rijn, The Netherlands, 24-year-old Tristan van der Vlis opened fire in a shopping mall, releasing more than a hundred bullets with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun, killing 6 people and wounding 17 others, after which he also killed himself.[130] A fair amount of attention was given to the fact that Van Der Vlis had been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and to the alleged similarities between the events in Alphen a/d Rijn and the controversial "No Russian" mission in the game, where the player can choose to (or choose not to) partake in the killing of a large group of innocent people inside an airport terminal.[131][132]

On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik perpetrated the 2011 Norway Attacks, detonating a car bomb in the executive government quarter, and then travelled to a summer camp for teenagers, where he proceeded to stalk and kill a large number of people. 77 people were killed in the attacks, a majority of them being teenagers who were at the summer camp. Hundreds were injured by the car bomb explosion.[133] Anders himself admitted in court that he had deliberately used the 2009 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to train for the attacks, specifically by practicing his aim using a "holographic aiming device".[134] He stated in his manifest that he had been planning the attacks since 2002.

After the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, initial media reports mis-identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza, the brother of the true perpetrator. After discovering that Ryan had liked Mass Effect on Facebook, an Internet mob immediately attacked the game's Facebook page, labelling the developers "child killers".[135] Once it was discovered that it was his brother, Adam, who had carried out the massacre, initial news stories claimed a link to two video games, Starcraft and Dance Dance Revolution, neither of which are on the more violent end of the spectrum.[136] After a UK tabloid claimed that Lanza had a Call of Duty obsession, this was widely repeated across the Internet.[137] Subsequently, a small town near Sandy Hook organized the collection and burning of video games in exchange for a gift certificate.[138] A recent report by CBS claimed that anonymous law enforcement sources suggested a link to video games, which was later dismissed by the Connecticut police, saying that it was "all speculation".[139]

During the May, 2013 trial of Christopher Harris, an Illinois man accused of murdering a family of 5, the issue of video game violence was raised by the defense. The defense claimed that the family was, in fact murdered by the 14-year-old son and Harris walked in on the mass murder in progress and had to defend himself, killing only the teen in the process. The defense called a research psychologist who testified that the teen's exposure to violent video games, along with an alleged history of social, school and family problems, made him at risk for aggression. However, during cross-examination, the psychologist acknowledge having no clinical license, not having conducted a proper psychological evaluation or psychological autopsy and that research evidence couldn't link video games to violent crimes. The psychologist also asserted that even games such as Pac Man could possibly be considered violent video games. Harris' brother testified against him and forensic evidence linked Harris to the homicides. Also suggesting that self-defense was unlikely, the teen had been hit over 50 times with a tire iron. In referring to the psychologist's testimony, one assistant attorney general was hear to remark "The most offensive testimony I’ve ever heard in my life, I think." The jury did not accept the defense's argument and Harris was convicted of all 5 murders.[140]

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20. Better Police Presence in Kurri Kurri

A permanent Police presence is needed in Kurri Kurri NSW. There is a population of around 20000 people and there is not enough Police presence protecting Businesses, Families and our community.

In the past month alone there has been one of the well known & respected takeaway food owners bashed in Barton Street and another business man & his wife were attacked by a gang of youth.

Lets lobby together to the Councillors of our local LGA to lobby to state government to get action.


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21. Order a 2nd season of Whodunnit

Whodunnit is an entertaining and exciting television series.

But, even though it is entertaining, I find it also educational in teaching basic to advanced detection skills.

It is a show worth watching and deserves another season.

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22. Create a safer, more productive environment for Flatbush Gardens

Trespassing, harassment, robberies, murder and so forth are crimes that occur every day around the world within any community.

It can happen to anyone within any kind of building/living structure. Some people personally know the feeling of not feeling safe or having to walk with someone entering their premises or exiting. It happens all the time; things like robberies etc in an elevator of a non security conscious building.

Sometimes the perpetrators live within the building, community or are working as teams with outsiders and live within. This is a shame.

Please help us improve quality of life by supporting this cause to help create safer living.

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23. In support of prevention laws to reduce crime in Malaysia

Since the repeal of EO in Malaysia, the criminals are becoming bolder and violent crime is on the increase.

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Let's walk the Talk.

26 million Malaysians demand that we live our lives peacefully. And we can only have that by having laws to prevent crime.

Why are you foresaking your right to live peacefully and safely be being haunted by these criminals? Let's put them behind bars again!

Support the Preventive Laws. It is not logical that the Preventive Laws been taken away/removed. And as a result Malaysians from all walks of life live in fear and anxiety.

Sign the petition today and Support Preventive Laws. Put the criminals back in jail where they belong!

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25. Global anti corruption campaign

Occupy-Science and Occupy love groups with New World Organizations including New Arab Organizations request open documentation for future war crimes from corporations such as Monasato and the National army.

It is evident that Europeans history of gas chambers and genocide existed. History repeats itself.

SEE journal, Indictments, and events by Global Activity Generations - GAG=MUT

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26. Review leniency in sentencing of Paula Castle's killers

In November 2012 in Greenford, west London, 15 year olds Jiervon Bartlett and Nayed Hoque, who both had convictions for several previous violent crimes, mugged 85 year old partially sighted Paula Castle - an attack which led to the death of Mrs Castle, as she had received a serious head wound when the boys knocked her to the ground.

Neither of the boys have shown any remorse for this despicable crime, and have refused to apologise to the victim's family. The judge in the case sentenced them to six years in custody - BUT they will only have to serve half of that! So, as things stand, they will do only three years in jail for taking a life - that is unacceptable.

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27. Form a new governing body over judges and have stricter accountability for the judiciary

Judges need to have a governing body of at least 6 people to answer to for some of the sentences they hand out for crimes committed.

My suggestion is that if these judges can't hand down a punishment to fit the crime, they have to answer to this governing body, they get 1 chance and then are voted out and replaced.

This body should consist of 2 members of the public and a police officer of good reputation, a family member that has gone through the sorrow of losing someone and have had to go through the court system.

These judges answer to no one and it needs to change.

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28. Make Abortion a Crime

Human lives are terminated before birth every day.

Babies have a right to be born.

What if YOU were aborted?

This petition is about saving lives.

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29. Rewrite the new California prison realignment good time credits

Californias New Prison Realignment and Granting Good Time Credits for Time Served. This new policy having to do with only people who have committed a crime or who have been sentenced from the year 2011 to present these people getting 50 percent good time credit for time served. Meaning day served for day credit.

The problem of this is people being sentenced from 2011 on not being punished for crimes they had committed, and being released on their own goodwill disregarding the seriousness of the crime recently committed. And not looking at Prisoners whom have paid at least portions of the debt to society and is unlikley to reoffend.

Believing that California should use the risk factor assessment tool that so many other states have used and have had successful results. This risk factor should be used on all prisoners not including murders or rapists. Prisoners who should be looked at should be first time offenders as an adult, Prisoners who have been imprisoned for more than 5 years, and things that should be taken into consideration is good behavior while being imprisoned etc. This would help determine if a Prisoners likely to reoffend.

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30. K-12 Scholarship Vouchers for Every Child

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Total Nationwide K-12 Scholarship Vouchers for Every Child

+  New Benefit: K-12 Scholarship Voucher for Every Child to Attend the Private, Parochial, or Charter That We Parents Choose for Our Children and Even For Parents that Choose Homeschooling

+ New Benefit: Up to $200 Billion in Tax Savings - Competition - Quality - Vouchers Will Be Valued up to No More Than 75% of the Combined Local, State and Federal Costs to Send a Child to Respective Government Schools According to the Local Cost of Living - Thus Guaranteeing to Save Taxpayers 25% Over Current Government Costs or Up to $200 Billion Annually While Providing Superior Benefits to All Children and Families 

  Notes: Private & Charter Schools Average Only 75% and Parochial Schools Average Only 50% of the Average Cost To Send a Child to Our Broken Government Schools and in Many States the Private Alternative is even a Better Value at a Very Small Fraction of the Cost of Poorly Performing Highly Inefficient & Wasteful Government Schools

+  New Benefit: Superior Education - From K-10th Grades - All Children Will Be Taught an Advanced 21st Century Core Curriculum Via Cutting-Edge Methods Consisting of Math, Science, Citizenship, Business, Productivity & Office Software Programs,  Entrepreneurship and Other Highly Demanded Subjects by the Current Job Market

+  New Benefit: Stages of Excellence - Upon Graduation from the 10th Grade Students Will Achieve the New Esteemed High School Milestone Known as the “Sophomore Certificate” - Then…

+  New Benefit: Advanced Career Training - All Children Will Earn an Associate, Trade, Business or Career School Degree During their 11th and 12th Grade Years According to Their Natural Talents and Abilities and Upon Graduation Our Young Adults Now Entering the Work Force Will Possess the Skills Demanded by the Modern High Tech Globally Competitive Job Market

Why is this so URGENT? Because millions of our children are forced to attend tens of thousands of FAILING Government Schools causing 30% or 1.2 Million annually to dropout. Our government schools fail to teach 65% of those that do graduate to read at the 12th Grade level and math and science results are just as dismal. This is causing overwhelming poverty, under and unemployment and it is bankrupting our welfare and ALL other social assistance programs.

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We will take your demands to the President, the Congress, all state governors and the media and WE WILL NOT STOP until we oblige our politicians to act on behalf of the American children to provide superior quality and safe education environments for all.

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