- Concerned Citizens
- United States of America
On 12/02/1997, William Wright entered Castner Knotts retail store in Florence, Alabama. He exited the store without paying for merchandise that he shoplifted. WRIGHT was confronted by loss prevention associates and mall security officers. Once stopped, he resisted. The mall security officer (myself) sprayed him with OC pepper spray. While being restrained (bear hug hold) from behind by a loss prevention associate, Wright proceeded to pull a handgun from his waistband and fire a shot at the mall security officer (myself). By the grace of God, no one was injured. Wright walked to his truck and drove away from the scene of the crime. After a lengthy vehicle pursuit through at least 2 counties, law enforcement officers were able to stop his vehicle with a spike strip.
After he was under arrest, multiple firearms and ammo were located in his vehicle. He was charged with Robbery, Attempted Murder (of myself), DUI, among various traffic violations. In May 1998, he was convicted of Robbery and Reckless Endangerment (jury convicted of the lesser offense of attempted murder for shooting his firearm at me). Now, this convicted felon WHO IS A FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER has petitioned our Great State of Alabama for a pardon of his crimes. If granted, this could give him access to LEGALLY OWN AND PURCHASE FIREARMS.
If you agree with me that this pardon should be DENIED, please do society a favor and sign this petition for me to present to the Board of Pardons and Parole in Montgomery on 11/03/2015. Thanks for your support.
We, the undersigned, humbly request that the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole deny William Robert Wright's request for a pardon of his crimes committed in Florence, Alabama on December 2, 1997. He was a former law enforcement officer who committed these violent crimes with a firearm.
It is in the best interest of our society and the public's preservation of safety that his crimes are not blotted out nor overlooked.
The Deny the Pardon Request of Convicted Felon William Wright petition to Concerned Citizens was written by Amanda White and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.