Petition Tag - law

1. Resentencing of a Juvenile Life Without Parole

I am writing a petition in regards of my son Donald Williams. He was sentenced under the juvenile lifer law at the age of 16.

My son was charged with 1st degree murder, even though his co-defendant admitted to shooting and killing the victim. The case revolved around the delivery of drugs.

His co-defendant broke his silence before being sentenced and stated: "Mr. Williams had no knowledge of my plans". In addition to the statement my son Donald was also offered a plea deal to serve 6 years. Due to his innocence, he declined the offer because he had no involvement in this matter. In light of this Donald was a High School student with a G.P.A of 3.0 looking towards a bright future.

I believe it was not possible for Donald to receive a fair trial 23 years ago in (1993)... because, first my son is of the Afro-American race, the victim being Caucasian and the son of a Macomb County police officer. The case was widely publicized with my son being a juvenile being tried as an adult for just being guilty by association. He be-friend his co-defendant for only two days, which led him into making an unwise decision! It is also quite evident that my son had poor since of judgment in picking his friends. Nonetheless, he took time to personally apologize to the victim's family.

Additionally, I know I still have a difficult battle to fight. He has now served twenty three years, and fighting for parole. I feel that Donald deserves to be given the opportunity to return to the community. By signing my petition, you will shined light for Mr. Williams, and those who are in similar situations JUVENILE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

Thank you for taking the time and consideration of signing my petition!

Yours Sincerely,
a Mother's Tears

PLEASE ANSWER A MOTHER'S PRAYERS.

2. Stop cross-border harassment and prosecute offshore harassers

Being harassed by a person who is living in a different country than you means that you just have to live with it.

This petition is to help change the law and get the person who is harassing you or someone close to you to face justice, no matter where they are.

3. Fix Florida's Law to stop Police Corruption

To fix the corruption in the police force and stop abuse.

To stop corruption there should be more support for putting cameras on police cars and the officer, deeper investigations that look at any incident from all angles, and a stronger regulations and punishment for convicted officers.

4. Equal rights for all Greek citizens

Οι Έλληνες ζητούν ισότητα ενώπιον του νόμου. Το Μ.Ε.Σ.Α. ("Μαζι Εναντια Στην Αδικια", βλ. ιστοσελιδα) συντάσσεται και ως εκ τούτου απαιτεί μαζί τους, να αρθεί η ασυλία των μελών της κυβέρνησης και κατ’ επέκταση να καταργηθεί το άρθρο 86 του Συντάγματος.

According to art. 1 of the Greek constitution, all governmental powers come from the people and exist because of the people. Art. 4 of the Greek constitution specifically states that all Greeks have the same rights, and art 120 states that the enforcement of the Greek constitution is at the end in the hands of the people.

Nonetheless, art 86 of the Greek constitution states that the members of the Greek government, if and when they commit a crime, can only be accused after a petition of at least 30 parliament members (i.e. members of the Greek government). This is not the case for the average Greek (i.e. you are not only to be accused after a petition from 30 of your family members).

Thus, the existence of art. 86 is a monstrosity and also is in direct violation of the aforementioned articles.

5. SERIOUS PENALTIES for BULLIES who TAKE LIVES

Way too many recent suicides (one is enough) as a result of relentless bullying, has prompted us to take further action. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Therefore, Don't Bully are petitioning the Australian Government for harsher and more serious penalties for the BULLIES who TAKE A LIFE, through continual intimidation, harassment and Bullying in all it's forms.

We are asking for Accountability and Responsibility for the Bullies actions through penalties which are serious enough to be a deterrent for their unacceptable behaviour towards others.

*** We need OVER 250,000 Signatures *** So we are taken Seriously. When we receive over 250,000 signatures we will personally take this petition to parliament wearing our Don't Bully Gear ! HELP US TO SAVE A LIFE NOW - If not you? Then Who?

6. BAN THE APPLICATION OR IMPLEMENTATION OF SHARIA LAW IN AUSTRALIA

ISIS Stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the goal is to have complete 100% sharia law in every country it infiltrates, world wide. By not standing up for our way of life and allowing sharia law in Australia or any western country, the war in Syria is completely hypocritical as we are then partially allowing the very thing we despise and fight against to flourish at home. We do nothing to prevent sharia law out of fear we are not being politically correct and this needs to change.

While Shari’a already has a foot in our door in the matter of minor disputes like inheritance and domestic violence, it should concern you that Shari’a:

• Commands that drinkers and gamblers should be whipped;
• Allows husbands to hit their wives;
• Allows an injured plaintiff to exact legal revenge – literally an eye for an eye;
• Commands that a thief must have a hand cut off;
• Commands that homosexuals must be executed;
• Orders unmarried fornicators to be whipped and adulterers to be stoned to death;
• Orders death for both Muslim and non-Muslim critics of Mohammad, the Qur’an and even Shari’a itself;
• Orders apostates to be killed;
• Commands offensive, aggressive and unjust Jihad.

As written in the Qur’an, Shari’a is the law of Allah. Any other form of government is a sin. It is the duty of every Muslim to keep striving until all governments have been converted to Shari’a law.

The video below explains what we are dealing with it in more detail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJcLILLsQpQ

7. Keep My Husband Guy In Australia

I met my now husband Guy in 2010. He had already applied for Australian Residency after completing a $20000 Tafe Course on a student Visa supported by his immediate family, who are all Australian Citizens.

All was well till a glitch in process ruined all our plans for the future. He only received an email letting him know he was an illegal immigrant in 2012. Our world was falling apart, my mother who had been battling cancer since 2010 had to have another operation and my Aunty who was a huge part life was diagnosed with terminal cancer. All the while Guy and I had 3 teenagers (my beautiful children) to try and keep going. Guy was there for me. We were allowed to put in another application and were given options that would could quite possibly been approved but would have involved him having to leave my side. We chose the partner option and have had it refused.

I truly believe it was our age difference that has swayed the decision. Our Appeal goes to the Migration Review Tribunal on the 26th of Oct and I am pleading for SIGNATURES to add to our evidence

8. Abolish Parental Alienation In Australia

We are a group of loving Parents, Mums, Dads, Grandparents & family members of children who cannot stand by any more seeing innocent children being deliberately alienated from their family.

Parents who try to alienate their child from his or her other parent convey a three-part message to the child:

(1) I am the only parent who loves you and you need me to feel good about yourself;

(2) the other parent is dangerous and unavailable,

(3) pursuing a relationship with that parent jeopardises your relationship with me. In essence the child receives the message that s/he is worthless and unloved and only of value for meeting the needs of others.

Research with “adult children” of parental alienation syndrome (that is, adults who believe that when they were children one parent turned them against the other parent) confirms that being exposed to parental alienation represents a form of emotional abuse.

Furthermore, these adults reported that when they succumbed to the pressure and rejected one parent to please the other, the experience was associated with several negative long-term effects including depression, drug abuse, divorce, low self-esteem, problems with trusting, and alienation from their own children when they became parents themselves. In this way the cycle of parental alienation was carried forward through the generations.

Thus, parental alienation is a form of emotional abuse that damages the child’s self esteem in the short run and is associated with life-long damage.

9. "FREEMEE" give convicted felons a real 2nd chance

Employment rights
Many private employers will conduct background checks and choose not to hire felons. They are allowed to discriminate in this way, but it is not a requirement. However, certain public positions bar felons from taking employment. These include employment with the U.S. Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, teachers, child care professionals and many jobs that require a professional license.

Renting Rights
2. I recently applied for a apartment and was rejected. The reason they gave me was stated in one word: criminal. I have a felony conviction almost 10 years old. Is this a form of discrimination?

10. Rhode Island: Stop the Proposed Ban on Fireworks in Rhode Island

Back in 2010, fireworks were legalized in Rhode Island. They created countless jobs and boosted the economy, which was tanking beforehand. They generated revenue, including tax money from outside of the state, since neighboring states do not have fireworks ordo not have as vast a variety of fireworks as are in Rhode Island. Patriotic Americans were able to celebrate our country's independence with a national pastime.

But now, Corvese has introduced a bill which would overturn the law and make everything illegal once again. He claims he wants to create jobs, but yet, he continues to push H5187, which would demolish a vast market opportunity, demolishing hundreds or even thousands of well-paying and desperately needed jobs. Furthermore, it would decrease tax revenue to the state, making the burden on taxpayers unbearable, as the weight would be shifted to the working class within the state.

Even worse, safety was never an issue brought up by Corvese. His only lame excuse was that he had a petition of a mere 105 residents, complaining that their dogs were whining. Is this cause enough to destroy our state? Stop this insane proposed bill now! Visit stopthebanri.webs.com for more information.

11. Anti Bullying Law Review! Stop Encouraging Bullies!

Please help stop bullying. Sign the petition!

12. Support No Statute of Limitations for Criminal 1st Degree Sexual Conduct in Michigan

Currently in the state of Michigan there is NOT a statute of limitations on 1st degree criminal sexual conduct UNLESS the abuse or attack took place before the year 2000. If the law recognizes NO limits then that's exactly what it should mean.

So at this time if a sexual abuse/attack took place before the year 2000 the offenders can not be prosecuted even with a written confession.

A survivor should be able to choose when to come forward during the healing process if they choose to prosecute in a year or 30 years from now.

13. Stop Injustice and Unfairness in Taxation Law! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!

THERE IS NO PROPER OVERSIGHT OF THE CRA IN CANADA! CHARTER RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED EVERY DAY BY THE CRA ! REVENUE CANADA MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO THE LAWS NOT VIOLATE THEM WITH IMMUNINTY!

The CRA Causes More Bankruptcies than anything else in Canada!

Every day in Canada people are subject to a unfair rules of Law that can Destroy them and their family's! And it is Responsible for Homelessness', Suicides , immeasurable Pain & Suffering ! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!

Revenue Canada, uses the 90 Day Rule to reply to a reassessment. The Rule is if you where sent a assessment it is classified as received regardless to the facts of if you actually received the Documents! And the Time Starts from the Day Revenue Canada sends Notice .

This puts thousands and thousands of Canadians at a serious disadvantage! The CRA Knows this!

After 90 days, you cannot Appeal to the Federal Tax Court and have your Day in Court because of the 90 Day rule! Countless Canadians have Appeals Denied because Parliament has Not protected Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedom's!

Revenue Canada use's this totally unjust and unfair Law every day against Canadians to extort people for Taxes even if they don't owe any money .

Then Revenue Canada issues a R T P, or Requirement To Pay And can and will take Everything you have!

Your Bank accounts, Cars, Home, Farm, RRSPs, Everything! Even if you can prove beyond Any Doubt you do NOT owe $ and CRA Auditors Failed in Duty of Care! your Life is completely Ruined by a Bad Audit and there is NO Protection By Law!

This a huge Collateral Attack on thousands of people who can least afford it , and there are currently thousands of Canadians having their lives Destroyed! It is complete disregard to Due Process and Justice to put people at a complete disadvantage in protecting their Rights and Freedom's! Total Injustice!

All the people in Canada are subject to this and Parliament should be strongly Petitioned to stop this financial attack by Revenue Canada on Thousands of Canadians!

14. Give UK citizens the same rights as Europeans to bring their family in to the UK

Please give UK citizens the same rights as Europeans to bring their family in to the UK.

Most British citizens do not realise that they do not have the same immigration rights (in returning to the UK with a family) as European citizens. Thousands of British people are either forced to leave the UK or prevented from being with their family due to much more stringent rules on families of British citizens.

British Immigration Law explicitly declares British people to be non-European, and thus not protected by European law. A European can enter the UK with a partner (from anywhere in the world) if they have lived with them in Europe for 2 years i.e. durable relationship.

A British citizen has much stricter conditions: (i) minimum income £18.6k (more if they have children) (ii) must be married (iii) must speak English. None of these conditions apply to European citizens entering the UK with partner and/or family.

Thousands of British citizens are either denied their human right to a family life, or forced to leave their own country. The income requirements and the marriage requirements cause particular problems (e.g. inability to get a divorce under foreign laws, and thus impossible to remarry - forever preventing the British citizen from returning).

Please give British people returning to the UK equal rights to Europeans entering the UK and prevent this terrible injustice. This will reunite thousands of families who have been divided for years by an inequitable and unjust law.

15. Petition Against Consensual Sex For 12 To 15 Year Olds

As it stands the Sexual Offences Act considers consensual sex below the age of 16 to be an offence. The Amendment to the Sexual Offences Act seeks to reduce this age to 12.We consider this amendment to be absurd for the following reasons:

1. Psychologically under 16’s are not mature enough to make sexual decisions or understand the consequences thereof.

2. It exposes under 16’s to the risks of HIV/Aids and other STDs, prostitutions, statutory rape, abortion and child pornography.

3. It places an unfair burden on parents by taking away their rights to restrain their children from sexual activity. Children will be free to make their own decisions regarding sex.

4. School communities will become platforms for sexual activity for learners. Education staff will be unable to contend with sexually unruly and chaotic learners.

5. It will lead to an increase in teenage pregnancies. School drop-out will increase and unemployment and other socio-economic problems in the country will soar.

6. It violates the Child Protection Act because it will be “exposing or subjecting a child to behaviour that may harm the child psychologically or emotionally”.

7. It will encourage the growth of child pornography as an industry and other crimes in South Africa. International black-market demands will be made on SA since sex with under 16’s is illegal in other nations.

8. It will permit under 16’s to undertake abortions without the presence of parents or adult guardians.

Other nations, including the United States, do not promulgate consensual sex for under 16’s. If this amendment is successful it will make South Africa the most liberal nations in the world with regard to the age of sexual consent!

The authority to decide the destiny of minor children should lie with their parents/ guardians. As responsible citizens of South Africa we must prevent laws that expose our children to harm. The rights of our children are cannot be violated. The rights of children must be secured at all costs.

As parents, guardians and responsible citizens I sign this petition and thereby express my disapproval of the amendment to give under 16’s consent to engage in sexual activity.

16. Round The Clock Child Care

In recent studies it has been shown that although there are many childcare providers only a few offer non-standard hour childcare. Now the growing demand of a service-based economy have eaten-away the traditional am-pm, Monday-Friday working week.

Large proportions of the labor force now have to be available beyond the old work pattern. New work patterns such as round the clock work, shift work, and extended hours are now found everywhere,in shops in hospitals, care homes, post offices, warehouses and factories, just to name a few.

In addition to changing working patterns, increasing parental employment and changes in cultural and social attitudes highlight the issues of work-life balance, bringing increasing demand for non-standard hours childcare provisions to the fore.

at the heart of this new workforce:61% of working families contain parents employed outside regular 9-5 hours (DFEE2000),managing shifts,and working during early mornings,evenings, nights, and weekends.A study by the Daycare Trust (2000) also suggests 34% of working families contain a parent who worked long hours, and 22% of working families contain a parent who worked shifts. So the need for non-standard hour childcare is great.

What exactly are our politicians doing for the community? No, this does not include holding up a can of peas smiling ear to ear for the news team photographer on how they donated lots of can goods!

Many families would rather work for their food than collect food-stamps contrary to popular opinion. When needs aren't realized,that is a failure on our leaders part for not asking the right questions. When needs are brought to our leaders attentions, that not only must be addressed,but goes ignored,that is OPPRESSION of the people by our leaders!

17. 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.

18. Petition Against Frivolous Lawsuits

We would like to have the current California laws for the disabled changed. Some individuals are using their disability to legally extort money from small business owners.

Our hope is the law will change and business owners be given a warning with 60 days to fix any issues. Then if issues are not started to rectify the problem then fines can be awarded. The law should not allow for one individual to go from town to town to line their pockets with lawsuits either.

19. Stop Female Genital Mutilation in the United Kingdom!

The act of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is against the law yet it is reported that this act of violence on young girls is still happening today, in the UK!!? I am horrified at the processes that are used to cut these girls, and the inhumane act of stitching the vagina entrance, is against the laws of our lands for good reason.

We ask for a more pro-active response to this horrifying problem, for the act of FGM to be highly judged so that the length of sentence may deter the people who commit the crime of FGM. We say no to Female Genital Mutilation.

20. Abolish the Offender Levy Cash Grab

The Offender Levy is an extra payment you are required to pay if you plea guilty in court. This cash grab was introduced in August, 2012. The government has supposedly introduced the levy to help pay for the cost of law enforcement and administration.

You are not able to appeal the imposition of the levy however the levy will be removed if all convictions relating to the sentencing event are overturned on appeal.

This levy can be increased 'at will' by the Queensland government.

21. Legalise suppressors for firearms

The National Firearms agreement states that suppressors are a category R "weapon";
"(h) a silencer or other device or contrivance made or used, or capable of being used, or intended to be used, for reducing the sound caused by discharging a firearm;"

It is unfortunately widely thought that suppressors fully silence a firearm. This is however false. A suppressor will only dampen the noise produced from a discharging firearm.

Even though hearing protection is available firing a large caliber rifle whilst undercover does not protect the hearing to comfortable levels.

In fact it is highly recommended that even with a suppressor a shooter should wear hearing protection. The typical suppressor only manages to reduce 14.6 - 45Db the reason for so much variation is due to length of suppressor/whether the ammunition is subsonic and location.

Suppressors are used by several countries for the purpose of protecting hearing of the shooter and any bystanders. Some of these countries are: New Zealand, Finland, Germany, Norway and Poland to name a few.

22. Rearrange the FE-1 Dates

As graduates around the country prepared to sit the notoriously difficult FE-1 exams, the Law Society announced last Friday that the exams will be moved forward by two weeks. This means that students have 20% less time to prepare that was previously the case.

The FE-1s are of utmost importance to most students who sit them and, as the only means of entrance into the Professional Practice Course, they have the power to dictate any applicants' career progress. Most of the applicants will have contracts conditional on them passing all 8 exams by a certain date.

In changing the dates of the exams, The Law Society have not only made the exams a more daunting and stressful prospect for students but also put hundreds of graduates' careers on the line. This page is set up to resist this manifest injustice and ask that the Law Society, should they be unable to hold the exams on the original dates, move the exams back rather than forward. This would give all concerned a better chance to adapt.

Nobody who sits or has sat the FE-1s would suggest taking it lightly. They are exams that require tireless work and preparation and it is not too much to ask that the Law Society recognise this in their organisation of the exams.

23. Overturn Abortion insurance law in Michigan

A new law has been passed in the state of michigan requires women to purchase additional insurance for elective abortions including in cases of rape or incest.

The law states that health care insurance will no longer cover abortions in this case even if it is a danger to a womens emotional/mental and physical health.

Each women should have the right to chose how she deals with an unwanted pregnancy.

24. Revise the SEVIS Law

A school may be approved for attendance by nonimmigrant students if it has both instruction in the liberal arts, fine arts, language, religion, or the professions and vocational or technical training.

In that case, a student whose primary intent is to pursue studies in liberal arts, fine arts, language, religion, or the professions at the school is classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) of the Act.

A student whose primary intent is to pursue vocational or technical training at the school is classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(M)(i) of the Act.

25. Return Pastor Hamblin's Reptiles and Acknowledge His Constitutional Right of Seperation of Church and State

The highest law in our land is the U.S. Constitution, which has some amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights guarantees that the government can never deprive people in the U.S. of certain fundamental rights including the right to freedom of religion.

The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment gives you the right to worship or not as you choose. The government can't penalize you because of your religious beliefs.

26. Stop bullying in Australia

We are trying to stop bullying.

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively to impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power.

Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Justifications and rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, appearance, behavior, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The target of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "victim".

Source of definition: wiki

27. Review the Oppresive Firearm Act: Nigerians should own Guns without legal impediments

The Nigerian firearms act of 1990 is one of the most reprehensible laws of Nigeria as seen at the website http://www.nigeria-law.org/Firearms%20Act.htm.

This law snatches the power to bear arms and self defense from citizens and empowers religious fanatics and extremists who have killed thousands of Nigerians. Of note is the Boko haram insurgency which targets peaceful law-abiding citizens. Armed robbery attacks are on the increase. Militancy, religious fundamentalism and kidnapping are the order of the day.

There is mounting evidence that outlaws abound when they know that their targets are unable to defend themselves.

It is imperative that Nigerians be allowed to enforce their rights to life. Right to life and Freedom from oppression is guaranteed in the Nigerian constitution. Only an armed person can be free.

28. Save the animals. We want justice in this country. Not only for us but for animals too.

“Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. ” - César Chávez

One day, I happened to see a video of how the government servants in Malaysia tortured stray dogs, which according to them, they were just removing the stray dogs from the streets. The dogs were bleeding but the people did not care. I am an animal lover and my heart ached when I watched it..

I know there are people outside there who loves animals as much as I do and hate how these dogs are treated, as much as I do but may not have done something to stop this. I don't know what's the chance of me to win this, but I know that if I don't try, I'll never know.

P.S. this is the video I watched
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2eN_zLzSw0U&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3D2eN_zLzSw0U&has_verified=1

29. Hold Governor Christie Accountable

Governor Christies's Refusal

The doctors looked at the color of her skin and made a conscious decision that padding their billing was more important. I have asked the newspapers in the United States to print my sister's story. Unfortunately, all of them also looked at the color of her skin. I wrote letters to President Obama, Vice President Biden, Congress, Senators and others without a response. I am determine to write every newspaper in the world to ask for help

Subject: Governor Christie refuses to uphold the law related to death of a patient.

My sister was given a lethal combination of medication by doctors at Morristown Memorial Hospital that caused her death. I filed a complaint with Gov Christie's Office. He has taken no action but to continue the cover up. He refuses to meet with my family and I.

"My sister's medical records were altered. The law in New Jersey states original medical records should be available to patients or estate executors on request. I filed a complaint with Gov. Christie and to date he has refused to meet with me or uphold the law.I have supplied Gov. Christie with copies of the altered records. This is FRAUD.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governor-christie-refuses

http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-christ-christie-state-of-new-jersey-governor-christie-refuses-to-uphold-the-law-in-the-death-of-my-sister

With Sincerity,

Gwendolyn Cole-Hoover, M.D

30. Bicycle Theft In Manitoba Crown Penalty Is Incarceration

Currently Manitoba Law Regarding Bicycle Theft Is not a law that has a Crown Penalty of Mandatory Incarceration.