#Human Rights
Hon. John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States
United States of America

This petition is posted prior to the imminent sentencing of Charles Andrew (Andy) Williams, defendant in People v Williams (California).

It is presented after extensive support efforts of over 17 months by many individuals and groups in support of Andy Williams being tried as a juvenile.

He had just turned 15 prior to his arrest.

Andy Williams was taken into custody at Santana High School in Santee, California on March 5, 2001. He is being tried as an adult under California statute enacted under voter initiative Proposition 21.

This proposition and its resulting law remains controversial among individuals and groups, among them, Amnesty International
(http://www.amnestyusa.org/children/factsheetprop21.html) and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (www.cjcj.org)

We call upon youth advocates worldwide, to contact the U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft for his expedient response to this petition.

We, the undersigned, hereby request a full and thorough investigation by the United States Department of Justice by order of the Attorney General, into all aspects of the California criminal case of People v Williams.

This is an ammendment to a formal request presented in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2002, to Meghan Livingston, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Cliff Stearns who received and agreed to present same to USDOJ because of the understandable measures of security including documents within any office of our federal government.

We seek immediate relief that inures to the benefit of the defendant as well as all necessary resources to assure that this case is properly administered.

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