Petition Tag - attorney

1. Yes to Mark O'Mara; Talk Show Guest Doing Impressions

Influenced by Mark O'Mara's lovely impression of Prosecutor John Guy during the defense's closing statements in the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman trial on Friday, June 12, 2013.

"[Grunt]! F'ing Punks!"

We solemnly attest to the fact that we could sit and watch Mark O'Mara perform impressions of various parties involved in the State vs. Zimmerman case for hours and be left begging for more.

2. Sharia Bar Passers be recognized as Attorneys

Shari'a or the Islamic Law is a set of laws governing the legal aspects of life of every Muslims, which is primarily based on the Holy Qur-an. In the Philippines, some professional Muslims ought to enroll Shari'a in months of training for them to be able to practice legal profession. However, for them to be granted such privilege, they have to pass the 2-week Special Bar Examinations for the Shari'a Courts given by the Supreme Court in every two years.

When they will successfully passed the exam, they are entitled to practice legal profession, be lawyers as such. But their practice is only limited within the jurisdiction of the established Shari'a Courts in the Country, which were created by PD 1083 or the Muslim Personal Code of 1973 for the effective administration and enforcement of the said law. They cannot practice as lawyers in the regular courts. In an En Banc resolution of the Supreme Court dated August 5, 1993, in Bar Matter No. 681 "Re: Petition to Allow Shari'a Lawyers to exercise their profession at the regular courts," the Court categorically stated that "a person who has passed the Shari'a Bar Examination is ONLY a special member of the Philippine Bar and not a full-fledged member thereof x x x. As such, he is authorized to practice ONLY in the Shari'a courts". Hence, they are not allowed to be called as Attorneys and use the title of "Atty."

Considering, however, the hardship that they have undergone in the Shari'a training and even months of preparation for the Shari'a Bar, they are nevertheless tantamount with the experience of a person who studied in law school and apparently passed the Philippine Bar Exam. The legality of the issue addressed herein affects the Muslim populace in whole and indeed viewed as an injustice for their identity in general. This had been the clamor since the inception of the Shari'a Bar Examination to professionalize Muslims in this field of legal knowledge. Shari'a Bar Passers are lawyers in essence, but never called as "attorneys". They are merely called as Shari'a Councilors, when they can be at par with the regular law bar passers or are even better with respect to Shari'a jurisprudence and the like. Therefore, it is high time that something must be done. Hence, this petition is seeking the authorized personnel on this matter to recognized the Sharia Bar Passers as "Attorneys" here in the Philippines.

It is not asked that they be granted the right to practice in the regular courts as granted to the "full-pledge lawyers" who have undergone 4 years of law schooling and subsequently passed the 8-subject bar exam. What is asked is a mere recognition as a person belonging in the legal profession; that they be granted a title of "Atty.". And to do such, it is asked in this petition that a "Roll of Attorneys of the Shari'a Courts" be incorporated, similar with the "Roll of Attorneys of the Supreme Court" for the regular bar passers. All Shari'a Bar Passers shall sign in the Roll to acquire the privilege as "Attorneys".

3. Free Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, Sentenced To 9 Years!

UPDATE DECEMBER 29, 2012

Less than three months after being ordered to begin serving his nine-year prison sentence in Evin Prison, prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah is reported to be suffering impaired memory and is also under renewed pressure to give his jailers a "confession."

The brother of founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center Mohammad Ali Dadkhah told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the prominent human rights lawyer is showing signs of impaired memory at Evin Prison, and that he is under severe pressure to confess against himself and to accept charges leveled against him. Seyed Hossein Dadkhah expressed grave concern about his brother’s conditions and told the Campaign that Dadkhah’s family members do not know why nor how his memory loss has come about.

“He did not recognize his daughter during the in-person visitation and he was talking nonsense. It is very sad. I met Mohammad through a booth. I was surprised to observe that he constructed his sentences in haphazard ways. Mohammad has always had excellent speech, he would never make mistakes or talk haphazardly, he never paused in the middle of his talks. I don’t know what happened to him. He wasn’t the same last week,” Seyed Hossein Dadkhah told the Campaign.

“I don’t know what resulted in this. Maybe he can’t speak very frankly during booth visits. Whatever I asked him he answered, ‘It’s good.’ I asked, ‘Are they abusing you?’ He said, ‘No. Everything is good.’ I asked ‘Are you eating?’ He said, ‘Good.’ ‘Do you sleep well?’ He said, ‘Everything is good,’” Dadkhah’s brother told the Campaign.

Prominent Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah represented many political activists, such as Ebrahim Yazdi and Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, as well as Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. He was sentenced to nine years in prison and ten years’ ban on legal practice and teaching in July 2011. An appeals court upheld his sentence in full.

Prior to his imprisonment, Dadkhah was put under pressure to confess on television. During an interview with the Campaign in May 2012 he said hat security forces had asked him to state before a television camera that the Defenders of Human Rights Center received funds from foreigners in order to carry out their goals.

“They told him, ‘If you accept one of your charges, we will free you immediately.’ He told them, ‘Considering I have not done anything, why should I confess to having done it?’ He told them, ‘My activities were only related to human rights, and if you want I will confess to the same.’ They told him, ‘Then stay right here.’ We have kept our silence so far, because we didn’t want his conditions to get worse than this,” Dadkhah’s brother told the Campaign about the pressure on his brother in prison.

In September 2012, prior to his imprisonment, Mohammad Ali Dakhah told the Campaign, “They told me that if I didn’t confess, they would enforce my sentence. They talked to me for long periods of time and I did not accept it. I will say now that if one day I say things, they are not credible and I must have been under conditions where I was forced to say those things. I hope God maintains my power.”

Dadkah’s brother told the Campaign, “During his weekly visit with his daughter last week, he said that he has problems with his teeth, but told her not to request medical treatment for him.”

“I have gone everywhere. I have told hem that Mohammad does not deserve prison. His intelligence must be put to use outside the prison and for the country. About two months ago I requested that they allow him to leave prison daily and go to the Encyclopedia Office in order to complete his unfinished book on the “7 Seen” [traditions related to the Persian new year celebration of Nowruz]; [so that] he would go there for work every day and return to prison in the evening. They said that the Tehran Prosecutor would have to issue the permission, but so far there has been no word from the Prosecutor’s Office. I will go to follow up on this in a few days again,” his brother added.

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UPDATE: OCTOBER 1, 2012:

Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, was transferred to Ward 350 of Evin Prison in order to begin serving his 9 year prison sentence.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced to nine years in prison, ten years' ban on legal practice, flogging, and cash fines by Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court in July 2011.

Dadkhah is a distinguished human rights lawyer who has represented many prisoners of conscience including the Nationalist-Religious activists, Abdolfattah Soltani, Gonabadi Dervishes, Amir Kabir University students, Zanjan University students Alireza Firouzi and Sourena Hashemi, and Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor formerly on death row.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah also represented cases where people had filed suit against the government for building the Sivand Dam in Fars Province, and for giving construction permit for Jahan Nama Tower, a highrise in Isfahan.

Dadkhah was first arrested in 2002 during wide arrests of Iran Freedom Movement members. His last arrest was on July 8, 2009, when Security Police arrested him and several of his colleagues at his offices and sealed his legal practice.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was a member of Center for Human Rights Defenders. Most members of CHRD, including Mohammad Seifzadeh, Abdolfattah Soltani, and Nasrin Sotoudeh are in prison at this time and Narges Mohammadi was released recently on medical furlough.

http://www.en-hrana.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=631%3A1&catid=12%3Aprisoners&Itemid=12

July 4, 2011--Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, the spokesperson for the Human Rights Defenders’ Committee, stated that he has been sentenced to a 10 year ban on the practice of law, 8 years in prison for plotting a soft revolution, one year of imprisonment for anti-regime propaganda, lashes and a monetary fine.

According to the Human Rights House of Iran, Dadkhah is the spokesman and one of the founders of the Human Rights Defenders’ Committee.

Another prominent attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh has also received an 11 year prison sentence, a 20 year ban on exiting the country, and a 20 year ban on the practice of law.

The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Monday that Mohammad Ali Dadkhah has also been sentenced to pay the equivalent of $300 dollars for possessing a satellite TV receiver in his apartment. Dadkhah says he will appeal.

The lawyer represented activists and opposition supporters arrested after the disputed 2009 presidential elections.

Gonabadi Dervishes Hosseineyeh Ershad incident, the case of attorney Abdolfatah Soltani and the case of the Religious-Nationalist activists.

He also had a prominent role in the Savand dam case and the Jahan Nama towers in Naghshband square in Esfahan.

He also defended many of the university students cases, including the following:

1- The case of 3 students of Amir Kabir university, where, because of his continuous pursuit of the case while very close to obtaining acquittal for his clients, against the Iranian Judiciary laws and international laws he was barred from seeing his clients.

2- The case of three young men charged with insulting the Supreme Leader. This case lasted for five years and ended up in an acquittal of his clients.

3- The case of Zanjan University students, Sorna Hashemi and Alireza Firouzi, who were arrested after a sit-in protest at the university about an attempted rape of one of the female students by the then Deputy Chancellor of Zanjan university Dr. Hassan Maddadi.

4- The case of pastor Nadarkhani who was charged with apostasy.

On 8 July 2009, Mohamad Ali Dadkhah was arrested at his office along with his wife Maliheh Dadkhah, Sara Sabaghiyan, Bahareh Davlou and Amir Raeisian.

On 4 July 2011 he was sentenced to nine years in prison and barred from working as an attorney for 10 years. Speaking about his sentence then, Dadkhah stated, “I have been sentenced to a 10 year ban on the practice of law, eight years in prison for plotting a soft war for the purpose of overthrowing the regime and by being the spoke person for the Defenders of the Human Rights Center, and an additional one year in prison for propagating against the system and the Islamic Republic. I was also sentenced to flogging and a monetary fine.”

UPDATE May 3, 2012:
On April 28, 2012, Mr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a human rights lawyer and founding member of the DHRC, was informed by Judge Salavati of Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolution Court, as the former was attempting to represent a political prisoner, that his nine-year imprisonment sentence and his 10-year ban on practising law and teaching had been upheld on appeal. In the past, he has defended many political and student activists and unionists as well as the Christian Pastor Mr. Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death on charge of apostasy.

According to the e-daily Roozonline, Mr. Dadkhah declared on May 1, 2012 that he has to report himself to prison on May 5 to serve his nine-year sentence. He added that “They have banned me from practising law for 10 years and also from teaching even in private institutes after my prison term. My sentence includes a cash fine of 25 million rials and lashing, which has also been substituted with a cash fine”. Besides, he declared that he rejected opportunities to leave Iran and said: “I will go to prison; I will not leave my land even if I die in prison”. Today, Mr. Dadkhah is at risk of imminent arrest.

Persian Article:

http://www.rahana.org/archives/42264

4. Support South Carolina Family Court Reform

South Carolina Family Courts do not serve the purpose they were intended to serve.

Who ever has the most money wins and children, mother's, and father's are suffering while attorneys, guardian ad litems, and judges are making a lot of money by pitting the parties against each other.

5. Impose Fines For Filing Frivolous Lawsuits

It has come to the point in this country that, every time you turn around, you here somone say "I'm going to sue" or "You can probably sue them for that" or some other similar comment. We have become a society where people "look" for anything that they caould sue someone for, and probably win.

Sueing because you spilled your coffee, or because you can smell someones cigarette, or because the neighbors kid bothers you when they play basketball in the driveway. These are absolutely ridiculous reasons for anyone to be able to sue in court. These types of lawsuits are making a mockery of our judicial system, and quite often, are awarding people for their own negligence.

It is time to make people grow up and take responsibility for their own actions rather than imposing that responsibility on others.

6. Investigation of Prosecutorial Misconduct

In the prosecution of Kevin G. Wiggins, on conspiracy and wire fraud charges, it is alleged that United States Attorneys for the Northern District of Georgia conspired with Mr. Wiggins's co-defendant and his co-defendant's attorney to falsify evidence. Such false evidence was presented to the court, along with documents prosecutors submitted to the court containing materially false evidence, and a variety of false statements made by one of the persecutors, which resulted in the sentencing of Mr. Wiggins.

In addition, the prosecutors violated Mr. Wiggins's and his sister's constitutional rights to due process, by deceiving the court into believing that other key participants in the fraud, a loan officer and underwriter, were innocent of the same crimes, and they also misled the court into believing the two closing attorneys in the conspiracy would be charged soon after Mr. Wiggins's sentencing, and to recommend a reduced sentence for his cooperation against the attorneys. It's been over a year and no charges have been filed.

It is also alleged that prosecutors, along with the F.B.I. case agent, prepared a report of Mr. Wiggins's testimony he provided in a debriefing with the government, in which he provided evidence to refute the false claims the appraiser in the case made about Mr. Wiggins's sister. The report was never presented to Mr. Wiggins or his defense attorney, nor the court. Moreover, the evidence disproving the false claims by the appraiser, were deleted from the report, and thereafter the report was provided to Mr. Wiggins's sister and her attorney, which led her to plead guilty under false pretenses, because prosecutors never mentioned the positive testimony her brother provided.

Mr. Wiggins has had a website set up to help bring the outrageous corruption of justice in his and his sister's case to the public's attention, to help prevent it from happening to other citizens of our country.

7. Change the Child Support Laws of Missouri

Child support laws in this country needs to be changed drastically. The laws are to broad and generalized and need to be guidelined for individual circumstances. Everyone knows someone that is being drug through the mud because of child support.

Granted there are those fathers that won't support their children, those that are making the effort to do so shouldn't be punished. Child support should not be set up to support the custodial parent's (usually the mother) whole family.

It should not be something that can be completely dependent on. Some parents use child support to intimidate other parents which means there is too much power behind it.

8. Petition to New Jersey State Attorney General Anne Milgram

We are an alliance of citizens who are very concerned about the devastating effects that the closing of an essential hospital, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center has on Plainfield, the surrounding 13 communities and over 200,000 people.

We are requesting that the Attorney General investigate the endowments and gifts that generous individuals have bequeathed over the years to Muhlenberg as there are legitimate concerns that funds may have been diverted from their original intentions.

9. Release Atty. Remigio Saladero, Jr. NOW!!

Atty. Remigio Saladero, Jr.


Atty. Remigio Saladero, Jr. is a labor lawyer for the Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center (PLACE), a founding member of the National Union of People's Lawyers, regular columnist of the newspaper Pinoy Weekly, a San Beda law graduate, member of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), and chief legal counsel of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU). He was one of the top 20 board passers when he took the bar examination in 1984.

But on October 23, 2008, Atty. Saladero was reported missing. He was forcibly taken into custody; his mobile phone, a computer CPU, and a laptop was nabbed. He was charged with multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder which took place in Mindoro. (Saladero was also falsely charged with arson and conspiracy to commit rebellion together with 18 other activists for allegedly having been involved in burning a cell site of a telecommunication company in Lemery, Batangas last August 2, 2008) And then he was imprisoned in Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental (at the provincial jail). However, Atty. Saladero has already been surfaced.

Atty. Saladero, together with his wife Maricel, has never been to Mindoro prior to his disappearance, and they never went to that cellsite which was allegedly burned last August 2.

Atty. Saladero is a law-abiding citizen, showing concern for our countrymen, especially the poor. He has been a columnist of Pinoy Weekly since 2002, submitting his articles through fax and recently, through electronic mail, his column titled "Husgahan Natin." He is respected by many Filipinos, especially trade unions.

We act as if our families were the only inhabitants of our country. We even pretend that we (and our ancestors) have solved the current issues of our country during the greatest moments of our lives, only to think more of our futures. Are we still afraid of communists taking over the world? Are we still afraid of weapons of mass destruction? Why fear and believe in the prejudicial assumption that all labor lawyers are linked to rebel groups? What is going on with our country??

How can we be Good Samaritans if we can show concern for only our family and friends? Is the progress of our country vested only in a few persons? We might be on the verge of inciting war against our foreign neighbors! We don't want that to happen to our descendants!! We don't want ourselves and our descendants to be called as mindless cowards! We know how extremely serious this situation is.

I would rather sacrifice my life to protect the rights of my countrymen (especially women and migrant workers) rather than just ignoring them! Because the current condition of our country affects our futures as well!! So show concern for human rights, or expect another Holocaust to happen.

10. Free Kareem Amer

Abdel Karim Nabil Suleiman (known as "Kareem Amer") sentenced and imprisoned for a term of four years in the February 22, 2007 on charges of "incitement to hate Islam" and insulting Egyptian President codes.

In this framework, the organization announced Reporters Without Borders:
"We consider this provision shameful. The investigation with Kareem Amer was a serious abuses of a public prosecutor representing the presence of three agents from the Attorney General illegal side of the official investigator, who mock Karim Amer during interrogation, and threatened and ridicule because of his views that hold , As well as the questions are illegal and reflect the tendency of public prosecution away from the law, such as "Do you fast? Does lying?" Which made the investigation with Kareem Amer far cry from the impartiality and transparency, so that an inspection in the conscience rather than with legal Writer reflects on his ideas.

It was Karim Amer lawyers had informed the incident of Amer`s torture in prison by one of the prisoners and a guard amber, and ordered police officers from one prison officer is "Medhat Samir", following the detection of Karim Amer reality of corruption in prison, was punished and punished severely torture, Resulting in one of his teeth broken and many of the injuries he suffered, as well as the denial of reported against the officer Medhat Samir, as well as deprivation of proving those injuries in a medical report.

The Arab Network and Hisham Mubarak Center for Law in their communiqué of the Attorney General that the attack on Kareem Amer : "Abdelkarim Nabil Suleiman" has been tortured at his "cell 22" by prisoners and one guard in the presence and under the supervision of the officer Medhat Samir and ordered him, thus breaking one of his teeth "Tusk from the left upper jaw," and numerous abrasions and bruises all over Sporadic his body.

Was then transferred to a cell of discipline, and there was handcuffed hands and feet from the back, then beat him again, resulting in further injuries.

Then they brought another prisoner and stripped of his clothes completely, and beat him in front of the prisoner Abdel Karim Suleiman, and the threat that they get the same punishment if he does not mean interfering with again.

11. Investigate the Violent assault with a deadly weapon against a 16 year old in Northridge

16 year old Granada Hills resident was assaulted by 12-15 individuals on August 12, 2006. Assailants used a knife to slash the victim's foot almolst to amputation, permenantly maiming him.

Police failed to investigate the assault, interview known suspects and wittnesses, deal truthfully with or cooperate with victim for three months.

12. Harsher Punishment for Animal Abusers

Deputies uncover dead, neglected animals
By LeAnn Eckroth, Senior Staff Writer

Animal carcasses littered the ground.

Horses were so hungry they were eating their own feces.

Dogs were chained up without food or water.

Authorities discovered the grisly scene this week in rural Grenora and arrested a woman for mistreating animals.

Kim Lester, 41, was released on 10 percent cash to apply toward $2,000 bond Friday on two counts of maltreatment of animals, both Class A misdemeanors.

Lester appeared Friday with her attorney Shane Peterson before Northwest District Judge Gerald Rustad on allegations of mistreatment of numerous horses, livestock and dogs on a farmstead about six miles southwest of Grenora.

According to a report released by the Williams County Sheriff's Office, many of the 84 horses, 50 dogs and 30 birds - turkeys and chickens - were confined to a very small space on the 330 acres of property, and had not received food or water for several days.

Rustad ordered Lester to remove all animals from her property within five days, and to notify law enforcement what is being done with the animals and where they are being placed. She must make arrangements for the animals' proper care.

According Williams County Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the investigation, 45 livestock, including horses and cows, were penned into a 50-by-60-foot area, and numerous dogs were staked out throughout the property, chained up without food or water or were confined in small animal carriers in other buildings on the farmstead. The other 40 livestock animals were found in an overgrazed pasture.

"There was one 8-by-10-foot shed with the doors and windows closed that had no ventilation," Kvande said. "It had half a dozen chickens and eight dogs in pet carrier cages. There was a horrendous smell of defecation, urination and chickens. There was no food or water for the dogs. There was some water for the chickens, but it was really moldy .... The smell was overpowering."

After receiving numerous reports about conditions of the farmstead from concerned citizens, authorities investigated and found enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for the farm site.

"There were complaints of dead animals in the pasture and mistreatment of animals," said Kvande.

Executing the search warrant on Thursday, Williams County Sheriff deputies and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents who investigated the scene reported finding eight horse carcasses and three dog carcasses in a pasture on the property.

Several animals were found to be in a small pen and unable to move around, or placed in small carriers in three structures on the property.

"A veterinarian who accompanied authorities in the investigation confirmed that there was evidence of neglect and malnourishment of the animals, and it was an extended ongoing pattern," said Lt. Earl Innis of the Williams County Sheriff's Office.

Animals also showed signs of possible staff infection, ringworm and sores, said the veterinarian.

Williams County State's Attorney Nicole Foster, who is prosecuting the case, described the farmstead and conditions of the animals a public health hazard.

"The horses were so hungry, they were eating their own feces," said Deputy Verlan Kvande, who headed the probe. "They had automated watering systems, but they had not been turned on."

During the investigation of the property, deputies and law officers tended to the animals, said Innis. They remained on the scene for over three hours.

Lester was also ordered not to board or possess animals while the court case continues, and the court order also includes a search clause of Lester's property that allows authorities to check for other animals.

"To my knowledge, she has made contacts with humane societies around the state to find shelter for the animals," Kvande said.

If convicted, Lester could face a maximum sentence of two years in prison and $4,000 in fines.

13. Investigate disappearance of Ruth Sharon Hoffman

February 11, 2006

A daughter's plea

Ruth Sharon Hoffman disappeared from River Rouge, Michigan, nearly TWENTY years ago.

Her only daughter,Debbie, has NEVER given up trying to find her.

We are now asking the State Attorney General of Michigan to open an COMPLETE investigation.

14. Death of Lance Corporal Nitin (Nathan) Sarangapani, USMC

January 21, 2006

Lance Corporal Nitin (Nathan) Sarangapani, USMC was brutally murdered on his 24th birthday in Houston, Texas, in the early hours of September 25th, 2005.

According to the police investigators, he was fatally shot by the father of the girl he had been seeing for a couple of months.

The details are still sketchy, but from what we know, Nathan was celebrating his 24th birthday at a friend's place. Around 12 midnight, he went to drop off the girl at her home. It seems that about 30 to 40 minutes later Nathan and the girl's father had some conversations over the phone and Nathan went back to their house. The father of the girl shot Nathan, about 30 feet away from the front door and near the street.

The suspect is claiming self-defense and that he was afraid of Nathan. Nathan was totally unarmed. The suspect claims he was afraid of Nathan. If that were the case, why would he risk opening the front door to face a potential threat? Did he know Nathan was alone? He claims he had called 911 first. The question then comes up is why he did not wait for authorities to handle the matter? There are still many other questions.

He also claims that he had never met Nathan before, but we know for a fact that Nathan had been to their home many times to pick up and drop off his friend and was even had lunch or dinner. In typical Indian families, it is very strange that a father would be unaware or not know of a young man his daughter was seeing.

While the police have not yet provided the family with all the details, we have the utmost confidence in their expertise and faith in them. Upon questioning, the police advised the family that the process involved an investigation. Upon the completion of the investigation, the case would be submitted to the District Attorney, who in turn would submit it to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury would then either indict or No-bill the assailant.

Harris County Police Department is currently working on the case, but the facts are that the department and the DA's office are overwhelmed. We just want to make sure that Nitin's case gets the attention it deserves and the case doesn't fall through the cracks and become one of those statistics.

All we are asking is that this matter be examined very carefully so that justice will be served.

15. Stop complicity to murder in Ohio

The case I have asked you to view is not about invoking sympathy for convicted inmates. This is about truth and real justice. Even the convicted deserve this.

See the website with details, and with, affidavits from inmates and correctional officers alike.

http://complicitytocommitmurder.blogspot.com/

What this is about, is to show the truth and show what has happened in the State of Ohio's Prison System, and it continues to happen not only in Ohio but ALL over the US.

People are sent to prison for various crimes, no one is denying that crime should be punished. Sometimes severely!! No one is questioning that. What we are questioning is what happens AFTER the courts send someone to prison in Ohio.

Timothy Hancock was in prison already, that is true. We are not hiding why he was in prison or any of those facts. You can see the details in the site above. Everything in this case is out in the open. Can The State of Ohio say the same thing?

Jason Wagner was also in prison. Sentenced to many years in prison for a particularly vile and horrible crime. That is NOT the point!! Jason Wagner should have been kept apart from other inmates. He should have been in protective custody. No ands, ifs or buts. That is where he should have been. Courts sentenced him and that should have been enough. Correctional Officers had no right to decide otherwise. But they did.

Sentences are handed out by Judges not by Correctional Officers. Their job is to keep a prison secure and safe for inmates and staff alike. This did not happen in the Timothy Hancock and Jason Wagner cases. Correctional Officers dispensed their own "justice" and used Tim Hancock to do so, knowing fine well his objections and his problems. They didn't care. They "escaped" punishment while setting up another inmate. Correctional Institutions are supposed to be where prisoners are held safely and securely.

Prison guards cannot be allowed to be judge, jury and executioner.
Yet they where allowed to do so in this case. Why? Why do these guards and the State of Ohio go unpunished? Why do these officers and their superiors think they are above the law?

Read for yourself and write letters to Attorney General Petro and Governor Bob Taft. Send letters, emails, and faxes to the people below. This was not justice. How could it be? This was a misuse of power and those involved in this should be held accountable.

Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro State Office Tower
30 E. Broad Street
17th FloorColumbus, OH
43215-3428
(614) 466-4320

contact form for Attorney General http://www.ag.state.oh.us/contact/contact.htm

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U.S. CONGRESS

Senator Mike Dewine
600 E. Superior Avenue #2450 Cleveland, OH 44114
216-522-7272 http://dewine.senate.gov/request_form.htm

Senator George Voinovich
1240 E. 9th Street #2955 Cleveland, OH 44199
216-522-7095 http://voinovich.senate.gov/contact/index.htm

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OHIO GOVERNOR

Governor Bob Taft
30th Floor
77 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215-6117
614-466-3555 http://governor.ohio.gov/contactinfopage.asp

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Look up your State of Ohio Representative(s):

http://www.house.state.oh.us/jsps/Representatives.jsp

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Look up your State of Ohio Senator:

http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/

16. Investigate Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County is breaking all state laws and violating peoples property rights, in the process destroying the financial means to fight them.

17. Find Stacey Morrison

Stacey Morrison dissapeared almost 12 years ago... now her mother Linda knows who killed her. Linda just wants to give her daughter a proper burial, but Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons has his own Agenda....

18. Stop Senseless Beatings in New York! How much Jailtime?

The savage and senseless beating inflicted on my son - and the d.a. and his attorney want to sentence him to 1 year in jail. My son almost died and that seems to be insignificant. Its time we all took a stand and said no more. Whether its New York or my son or someone else's child. Please sign.

19. Kirkland, Washington Poisoning Investigation!

Local Town rids self of social Ills “Tracking Eating Habits of Potential Victims”!

Similar complaints from local citizens, many w/prolonged illnesses.

In search of attorney fr. Intentional urological poisoning thru major retail outlets –

June thru Sept/2003 /permanent physical damage has occurred/ medical records available/ reported to local authorities - health dept. Witness pools enormous. This case needs investigating externally. Not covered up! Hopefully thru grand jury or similar. Nor “taken on the chin” as many locals advise. Barbaric vigilance justice! A heat of the moment community panic; ruse of anger, transferring into

Repeated fascination w/ experimentation!



Points of Interest! Address:
Starbucks 208 Park Place Cntr Kirkland,WA

City of Kirkland
Bellevue
Wendys 312 Kirkland Way
Tully’s Coffee Shop
164 Lake Street Kirkland WA
QFC 211 Park Place Cntr/Kirkland WA
Federal Express Corp 3610 Hacks Cross RdMemphis
Subways Sandwich
255 Central Way Kirkland, WA

Subways Sandwich Shop
10845 N.E. 8th Ave.
Bellevue, WA 98005

Of course this isn’t Simi Valley! Paul (L) Jackson

We must wonder who ‘re Phone: (425) 241-6728

other victims. Email: pjck04k@yahoo.com

If they're afraid to speak out? call center/pbx/bsz-dev/retail



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Please sign Petition Fr./ Kirkland, WA Poisoning Investigation – or – Contact:

Christine Gregoire

Washington State Attorney General

1125 Washington St SE

P.O. Box 40100

Olympia, WA 98504-0100


Ph:# (360) 753-6200

20. Veterans' Right to Attorney Representation 2003

May 9, 2004

H.R.3492 Titled Veterans' Right to Attorney Representation 2003 currently under review by The House Committed on Veterans' Affairs subcommitte on Veterans' Benefits.

21. Elder Abuse by "The System"

At present - "The System" is forcibly taking people who have made provisions for themselves into "custody". When this happens, the person becomes a "ward of the state", thereby losing ALL their assets, monies, property, home, and even RIGHTS ! This then means since the person is a ward of the state, that the state can collect Federal Grant monies for their care, assume their assets and dispose of that person where and how they please! Categorically, this is done, NOT always in the Best Interest of the person, but in the BEST FINANCIAL GAIN of the State and local municipalities.

The spirit of this petition is to ensure that if you create the above documents, Your Wishes will be Honored and You and Your Family will be treated and respected as you made provisions for and not allow the government the ability to "rubber stamp" you into "the system" as it is now doing. (www.usinjustice.com)

22. The MAG Campaign - let Alexis "Natasha" Davis, of General Hospital, discover her homosexuality

The character of Alexis "Natasha" Davis on ABC's General Hospital has always been a strong, independent, if slightly neurotic attorney with an interesting and complex control drives that usually push her away from straight forward relationships with men. Her current storyline has been dissatifactory and and this petition supports the idea for a future and better story line of having her discover, deal with, and explore her homosexuality.

23. Investigate Grossmont-Union/Santana High School & San Diego County Agencies and Offices

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.

24. Drugged and Beaten Child receives no justice

My Son is an 11 year old Honor Student Attending Vidor Middle School in Vidor Texas.

My son has been subjected to much abuse this year. He was held down and beaten by two students. The students recieved no punishment for their actions. Two weeks later the Two students took their hatred one step further.

They crushed up sleeping pills at home and mixed it into a food coloring mixture brought the mixture to school and slipped it in my sons juice at lunch.

Charges were pressed... but the charges were dropped by the Orange County District Attorney stating that it is not illegal to put over the counter sleeping drugs in someones drink even if they are not aware of it. The District Attorney compared it to sticking one's finger in another person's drink.

Please help us send a message to the District Attorney's office to re-open the case before this happens again or happens to another child.

25. Stop Prosicutor Rights Violations

On January 10 Th of 2001 Jake Rice's bond was revoked at his preliminary hearing. At his trial on March 13 th of 2001 his trial date, Mr. Rice's attorney was approached by assistant commonwealth attorney Andrew Robins about having Mr. Rice released on bond if he would agree to a continuance. The lawyer and Mr. Rice agreed. The judge agreed to, saw no reason for Mr. Rice's bond not to be reinstated so it was.

The trial was rescheduled for April. The first judge almost dismissed the case and made statements that he was going to. At the new trial date there was a new judge with out notice and this one knew the victim. Mr. Rice was convicted of a 3rd degree felony and sentenced to 10 years, serving 6 with 4 of probation.

This was Mr. Rice's first offence and the judge made it clear that another judge would have found Mr. Rice innocent but he need to make some unvoiced point.

After the trial in April Mr. Robins testified that Mr. Rice's bond was revoked due to a clerical error in the commonwealth attorney's office and that if it had not been for this mistake Mr. Rice would not have spent 2 months in jail. There is no law or recourse for someone wronged by the commonwealth attorney's office.

26. Stop Sleaze in Charitable Organizations

All charitable organizations have to follow laws. These laws include the rules for the conduct of the business of the non-profit organization in the IRS code and laws of the state the non-profit organization is registered in. This petition seeks to have all non-profits follow the law and when they don't for the Oregon Attorney General to conduct a fair and impartial investigation.

27. Stop the FBI from reading your email

The latest and most disturbing threat to privacy is the FBI's latest toy "Carnivore". Carnivore is an eavesdropping device that devours private e-mail and spits out interesting parts for scrutiny. The FBI already has attached Carnivore to the e-mail hardware at some Internet service providers. Though it won't say where. Carnivore is intended to rifle through potential criminals' Internet traffic after police obtain a court order. But the tool gives the FBI the ability to track not just the individual named in the court order, but also everyone who uses the same server at the Internet service provider. This program brings to a peak government attempts to control Internet users. This petition will be sent to the Attorney General Janet Reno and hopefully increase pubic awareness that big brother can now read your e-mail's.