Petition Tag - crime

1. More Police Protection for the Spring Garden, Fairmount and Francisville Neighborhoods

The Spring Garden, Francisville and Fairmount neighborhoods of Philadelphia continue to plague by violent and property crimes and the violent death of one of residents has devastated our community. Violent crimes. While violent crimes have dropped 27 % year over year since the same period last year January 1st to September 19th) there have still been 66 violent crimes and 629 property crimes (up 7% since last year) in the Fairmount/Spring Garden neighborhoods since January 1st, 2017. As residents, we often feel like hostages in our own homes for fear of being attacked.
After meetings with police, we have learned that there are two major contributing factors to these high rates:


1. There simply is not enough manpower available to have regular patrols (bike, foot, car) within the Spring Garden, Fairmount and Francisville neighborhoods.

2. Even when assailants are caught, they are often given very light sentences (often with consequences equal to a traffic ticket) due to the district attorney’s office unwilling to push for stronger consequences that would help deter future crime.

2. Cancel Homeless Shelter Construction in our Community

The City of San Jose is looking to open and maintain numerous homeless shelters to support the rising amount of homeless people in our city. The representative for district 2 in San Jose, Sergio Jimenez is supporting a temporary homeless shelter to be opened and maintained in the open lot of the corner of Monterey Road & Branham Lane. This homeless shelter is currently listed as temporary however might become a permanent shelter in time. Numerous homeless people will have an opportunity to reside in our community without any plan from the City in place on how to reduce the crime that comes along with a homeless community. Research shows that crime exponentially increases within 500 feet (approximately 1/10th of a mile) of a homeless shelter.

3. STREET LIGHTS REQUIRED ON JIM FOUCHE, WELTEVREDEN PARK

Driving into our beautiful suburb, now also know as crime ridden due to easy access from one of the main roads entering our suburb. Weltevreden Park is a beautiful area with many residing families, however crime has increased, families held up by gun point and valuable items taken. We would like to motivate for street lights to be put up on Jim Fouche (Weltevreden Park) as this is many times the access point for these criminals. There are currently vagrants living in the dark areas of this road which is driving increased criminal activities. There are "gangs" entering private homes by jumping over walls on Jim Fouche due to no lighting. We as a community need to stand together, and the only way we can concur is by ensuring the safety of all living within Weltevreden Park. We would like to make an urgent request to consider street poles (lights) on this road which has become increasingly dangerous. This will strech from Beyers Naude Drive to JG Strydom. We will be able to confirm exact crime figures upon request.

4. Stop Medical Practitioner Crime & Abuse of Public Office

Janette Francis is a multi generation Australian and resident in South Australia (www.janettefrancis.com)

In 2006 Janette was given radiology confirmation of her suspicions that she's been surgically raped (in about 1997) referring GP refused to act on that information and stated that the department of health told the doctor not to treat Janette. See this Youtube video https://youtu.be/50sPSj-0sVk

Several other radiologists refused to identify foreign items inside Janette seen in other radiology investigations since 2006. Several GPs refused to order relevant tests to determine the source of the disturbing sparking vibrations from what a person can feel is like lengths of cables under Janette's skin.

In 2007 after Janette told a GP about the (2006) radiology evidence, she was ambushed by several medical doctors inside Ashford private hospital. Janette was then illegally injected with a drug that rendered her unconscious. She regained consciousness to discover she'd been (illegally) transported to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she was told she'd been detained under the Mental Health Act. Literally for doing and saying nothing out of the ordinary.

Janette was released after 24 hours as not being mentally ill, 24 hours later because SA Health couldn't be bothered to arrange for a psychiatrist to see her sooner. The department of health refused to give Janette any documents about her illegal imprisonment.

Several years later when in the process of trying to address the situation, Janette discovered her state health record says she had threatened to shoot people (with a gun, which was 100% false criminal defamation) and that's why I was (illegally) drugged and imprisoned at Ashford private hospital.

In 2010 Janette lodged associated complaints to the national medical practitioner registrar, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, about the (above) corrupt doctors. AHPRA refused to acknowledge and investigate her complaints.

January 2014 Janette was unlawfully assaulted and battered by several South Australia state public officers, they unlawfully imprisoned (again) falsely her claiming that right under the mental health Act. Janette was illegally held for several weeks, forced to take mind altering drugs, lived under threat of statute authorised barbaric electric shock and forced brain surgery. The government public officers said the reason Janette was imprisoned was because she wrote to South Australia's health Minister Jack Snelling MP, asking him that in light of the unlawful actions of AHPRA staff and corrupt medical doctors, how would he suggest she go about having illegal implants removed.

9 September 2016 after Janette complained to her state housing landlord about a hostile neighbour with a video camera erected at 90 angle from their house down her driveway and at her front door, (specifically to keep me under surveillance) the housing public officer abused their position to breach Janette's privacy and inform the neighbour Janette was taking state housing to court to get an order to disclose the neighbour's name so Janette could prosecute them in civil court over their surveillance camera pointed at Janette's house as a private nuisance and risk to her security.

10 September 2016, (confirming the Public Officer's abuse of position, and presumably to stop Janette from learning his surname) the neighbour committed criminal defamation of Janette by claiming to state health that she had violently threatened them with serious harm. Immediately, state hosing dispatched a mental health team to approach Janette at her urban residence, illegally trespass on her property and criminally assault Janette with threat of a third round of unlawful imprisonment.

12 September 2016 the name disclosure matter went to trial, Janette got the court order forcing state housing to give her the neighbour's name.

12 September 2016 someone (presumably the outraged neighbour) criminally defamed Janette by making an online complaint to Crime Stoppers claiming knowing it was false. They said Janette was growing and disturbing huge amounts of marijuana from her medium density state housing rental. South Australia's police were quick to investigate that only (6) six days later.

22 September 2016 in confidential legal appointment, Janette asked (state) Flinders University Legal Advice Clinic to assist her to formulate a magistrates court application (Neighbourhood Dispute) against the neighbour with the camera. Neighbourhood disputes was one of their advertised free legal advice services. FLAC refused in writing (email) to provide their service as advertised, and abused their position as Public Officers by breaching legal professional privilege, and Janette's privacy, when they posted a letter to the neighbour about the content of their legal advice they gave to Janette, which arguably is another act of criminal defamation.

21 June 2017 giving her name and address, Janette made her own online complaint to Crime Stoppers about the neighbour's camera which is now in breach of s5 Surveillance Devices Act 2016 (SA) Optical Surveillance Devices, and other matters. South Australia's police refused to investigate indicating compliance to yet another criminal conspiracy intended to treat Janette as if she is in prison by keeping her under illegal surveillance at her residence.

By 6 July 2017:
- State and Federal police have refused to investigate any of the above crimes against Janette, despite Australian criminal law that makes the above, serious crimes.

- On the facts, there's an active and ongoing criminal conspiracy amongst registered medical practitioners and government public officers, to conceal Janette's 1997 criminal surgery with health minister Jack Snelling MP as not simply one of many participants, but one of the leading conspirators.

5. I support the call of a Special Session focussed solely on Criminal Justice Reform.

We the people undersigned hereby urge the Governor of the State of Alaska to call a Special Session for the sole purpose of Criminal Justice Reform, Criminal Sentencing, and Senate Bill 54.

6. Social Media Responsibilities and Romance Scams

The information noted on romance scams are based distinctly on one victim. From the multiple falsified accounts based on this one victim’s photographs and military standing, hundreds of women have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars by just “his” account alone. There is a desperate need for social media responsibility when it comes to the building of duplicated accounts and detection of accounts deleted due to falsifying another’s identity. There are options such as facial recognition technology and the ability to recognize IPN addresses used by past fraudulent offenders. Are you aware that Facebook’s facial recognition program, Deep Face, is able to recognize faces accurately 98 percent of the time, where as the FBI’s face recognition program, Next Generation Identification, only has an 85 percent success rate? We are limited judicially to prosecute the scammers since the majority of these immoral beings are located in other countries. Those social media companies located within the United States will need to help protect their clients further by improving their security along with making the scamming process impossible or far more difficult when trying to pursue their prey.

7. John's Law

John was attacked 2.5yrs ago he sustained life changing injuries and waited 2.5 yrs to get justice. By the time it got to court his health had deteriorated so much that he was unable to give good evidence. two of his attackers were found not guilty and one guilty and the one who was found guilty was only sentenced to 2ys 9 mths. We would like the justice system to rethink their sentencing on such life changing injuries. John has said if the system changed its sentencing and made it stiffer then perhaps this would set a president and send out a message that the the uk is not a place to be messed with. Come on UK enough is enough lets get this sentencing sorted out once and for all and save someone else going through this ordeal.

8. Help us create jobs for unemployed women and youth

Good day.
We are a new company called Alphology based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa with many ideas on how to fight crime, drug abuse, poverty and dependency on government social grants. We aim to create jobs that will employ as many as 2000-10000 women and youth of our country.
However, the company lacks the funds to achieve its goal and petitions the global society to help us in our noble cause. We are a nation of hungry people with no jobs and food as well as proper shelter.
As indicated above, the company seeks to create 2000 to 10000 new and sustainable real jobs within the coming 10 years starting from now. These new jobs are aimed at the rural and semi-urban women, youth and graduates. This will lessen the burden experienced by the government in the provision of social grants to the more than 17 million beneficiaries.
This will also make sure that the girl learner is kept in school where they should rightly be because their mothers will be able to buy them tampon pads and other basic necessities. We urge you to donate to our campaign. We urge you to forward our petition to all caring members of society including celebrities, churches, governments and not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
It is possible that such job creation campaign can slash the provision of social grants by at least 2-million or more beneficiaries as their parents or family members will be employed as breadwinners. More money from these possible employed beneficiaries could be diverted to basic and higher education, health, safety and security and other important projects.
Alphology is raising money at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alphgame-school-science#/ and appeals to all people in the universe to help us reach our goal by donating by donating to this noble campaign. We petition you to help us however, the sole discretion to help us rests with you. We are not bullying or forcing anyone to help us but blessed is the hand that giveth.
What we ask, is for you to let others know about our campaign and perhaps they can be generous enough to give.
We also offer investor equity in our campaign to anyone who will invest at a 50/50% share or whatever the investor may demand even if it is major stakeholder investor equity in the company, as long as we achieve our dream.
We ask angel investors and the global community to open their hearts and give without reservation.
Please, watch our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL_0RIGoye4 in support of our campaign. Our campaign comes to an end within the next 6 days and as such we ask for your human milk of kindness to make this campaign become a reality. Your help in this campaign will create jobs and stop xenophobic attacks and other social problems.
Alphology’s main focus is within computer programming, computer engineering, graphic designing, education and development professionals as well as non professionals. It produces Early Childhood Development material as well as Learner Teacher Support Material and aims to develop a search engine and a financial institution that will be inclusive to all, thus help fight poverty in the country.
For more information contact:
o Contact Person: Jabulani Nzilane
o Company Name: Alphology
o Telephone Number: +27727363192
o Email Address: jabulaninzi@gmail.com
o Web site address: http://alphology.co.za

Alphology is a company registered with the Department of Trade and Industry and is focused on education and it embraces the concept of Mindful Teaching=Mindful Learning which implies that no conducive learning can ever manifest if the environment does not permit so.

9. State of Emergency Against Crime & Violence #SendOutTheTroops

Over the past few months crime and violence has increased in our communities. We simply cannot stand by while criminals roam free and kill just about anyone.
No one is safe, we have seen an increase violence against babies, children, women and even the elderly. The police force needs help; they are unable to maintain order by themselves. We have an army (JDF), put them to work as well, send out extra help, declare a state of emergency if needed.

10. WE NEED MORE POLICE IN SK6 NOW!

In the last year the number of burglaries has more than doubled and the police have provided evidence to prove this.

The GMP force has had it's numbers dropped from 8000 to just 5000 serving officers, that's after the Cief constable requested their numbers be increased to 10,000. It's therefore no surprise they can't cope and residents across the borough feel unsafe in their own home.

The only way we will get more officers to help make our street safer is by lobbying William Wragg and his government to fund the resource needed. Please sign and share this petition with as many residents possible within the SK6 area as possible.

11. 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.

12. Stop Children being Kidnapped in Pakistan

The news of the kidnapping of 712 children in Punjab sent a chill down my spine. According to data, in 2015, some 1,200 children were kidnapped in the province and the figure for the current year is 767; while 312 children were abducted in Lahore.
It is shocking that Punjab is a safe haven for kidnappers. These children are kidnapped for many reasons like pedophilia, ransom money, trade, and beggary through children, transformation into militants or suicide bombers, and even for extracting vital organs of the kidnapped. One can realize the pain and suffering of the families of the kidnapped children.

We are signing this petition for General Raheel Sharif (COAS PAKISTAN) as we have already lost all our hopes from governing body of Pakistan. They are sleeping and taking no notice of this until there is going to be threat for their own children. They have failed to stop this hideous crime against humanity and our nation.

No matter i am living abroad, but being a democratic citizen of Pakistan, i feel its my duty to raise voice against this serious issue.

Regards: Adeel Hashmi

13. Body Cameras for LEO's in Missouri

It is our belief that having Body Cams required for every patrolling LEO in Missouri will not only help to exonerate the majority of Police Officers but it will also work to weed out the smaller percentage of Officers who have no business wearing a Uniform and a Badge.

It will take most of the questions and hearsay out of the terrible instances where there has been a crime committed and at the same time it would work to bridge the gap between LEO's and our communities.

With your signature we'll work towards introducing legislation to make sure that LEO interaction with civilians are safer and everyone is held more accountable for their own actions.

14. Harsher Punishment for Rapists and Pedophiles

We as tax payers are tired of supporting life for those who violate children and rape both men and women.

We should have the right not to fear our children walking home from school, not bring molested on public transport and not having the fear of being jumped in the dark.

Serial rapists cannot be "cured", those who molest children should not be given a chance but should have their 'tool' removed via castration and be made infertile so they may never reproduce. Harsher punishments are needed to send a clear message "THIS IS NOT ON!". We will no longer stand for it!

Sign this petition and together let's make this world a safer place.

15. Stop Police Brutality

In 2015, the highest number of deaths caused by police brutality falls in line with the African-American race. These people were murdered by those who "serve and protect", they were unarmed. That number has doubled over the past year. Isn't it eerie that 37% killed were blacks?

Media covers everything except our people who are falling victim to police brutality. India Kager, Chandra Weaver, Keith Childress, Tiara Thomas, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Nicholas Thomas, and now Alton Sterling have all fallen victim to MURDER. No weapons. It's safe to say that the black community is and always will be target if we don't fight for our rights.

Visit www.mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/ for more information in regards to these deaths.

16. Stop Museum Park Package Thefts

A number of residents in the Museum Park/Almeda neighborhood area between SH288 and Main Street have experienced frequent thefts of packages left by USPS, UPS, and FedEx. Packages left outside of gates or just inside of gates, where someone can reach or manipulate the packages over to where they are accessible are often stolen.

We want assistance with USPS, UPS, FedEx, or other delivery services to train drivers and delivery men to more carefully deliver packages to minimize this occurrence. We want the police to patrol more frequently, and follow up on these issues and complaints when lodged. As a neighborhood, we are working to become more watchful, but the cooperation of all entities is required to correct the problems.

If you are a resident of this area, sign below. We will take an initial signature list to the specified entities, and follow up through the NextDoor Museum Park Neighborhood list and Museum Park Neighborhood Association.

17. No to the resignation of Mayor Tim Kee

The mayor simply was cautioning women for their safety and the media is defaming an innocent man.

He was not happy about the death of the victim, neither did he say she caused her own death.

The media has done it again with their derogatory headlines.

18. Warren County TN To Require Signage In Front Of Sex Offenders Homes

The cases, statics and tragic losses goes on and on. In too many cases, had the children we have lost or their loved ones been warned that a Convicted Child Predator, was residing nearby.

Even tho some of these offenders have not committed these crimes in some time, there is a possibility the will strike again.... That is why they are on the registry.

19. Stop Benidorm Crime

Many tourists become the victims of a crime when they are on holiday in Benidorm.
If this continues then they will choose to go elsewhere.

Muchos turistas se convierten en las víctimas de un crimen cuando están de vacaciones en Benidorm.

Si esto continúa entonces van a optar por ir a otra parte.

20. Bring Casey's Law to California

Casey's Law saves lives!

What Does This Law Provide?

This act provides a means of intervening with someone who is unable to recognize his or her need for treatment due to their impairment. This law will allow parents, relatives, and/or friends to petition the court for treatment on behalf of the person who is substance abuse impaired.

21. Open Gun Carry for South Carolina

My petition is to support open gun carry for SC.

With my proposal it will bring revenue to South Carolina and to the local food shelters. It will bring awareness and safety to our state, lowering the crime rate, that has already been proven to do so in other states.

Well trained citizens can help protect there state against, terrorism ,gangs, and thugs, open carry is a visual deterrent against crime.

22. NEW TRIAL FOR GEORGE PITT

On October 3rd 1993, an innocent child named Samantha Dawn Tool was brutally raped, beaten and murdered. Due to a poor investigation, George Pitt (boyfriend of Samantha's mother) was charged and convicted on extremely circumstancial evidence. There was also other evidence never tested for DNA until requested by Pitt's lawyer years later and it was found there was no DNA evidence connecting him to the crime.

He has spent 21 years in prison for a crime he may not have commited. He has maintained his innocence until this day even when he could have plead guilty to strike a deal he never once considered it because he insists he is innocent. Many people including the chief of police openly stated there's a chance this man didn't do this.

That little girl deserves true justice, and if Mr Pitt is innocent than so does he, so please take the time to look up this terrible crime if your not familiar with it, look at the facts, and please sign this petition for a new trial. It should be innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=3073.0

23. 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?

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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!

30. 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: http://tiny.cc/t20pgx

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.