Petition Tag - investigation

1. Investigate and Prosecute GOP

Republicans in Congress have now contacted foreign governments with the intent of negotiating with them regarding United States ongoing discussion about foreign policy, namely inviting the head of a country (Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel) to invite him to speak to the U.S. Congress about his country's desires on topics the executive branch must perform.

In addition, Republicans in Congress have now contacted Iran's leadership that Congress could nullify any negotiated agreement the Executive branch has made, warning Iran that they would likely abort or alter such an agreement once the current president leaves office. In the first case, Israel's Netanyahu was invited by John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House to speak to congress & in the latter case, Mitch McConnell, Republican Senate Majority Leader along with 47 others signed the open letter to the Iranian leadership. Both acts are against the Logan Act regarding negotiations.

The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

The Act was intended to prohibit United States citizens without authority from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments.

2. Allow NAFTA Oil Sands Investigation

The Alberta Oil sands are an important part of Canada, both for industrial and political reasons. They supply essential oil to our country, though may have an unfortunate price.

It is believed that tailings ponds, left behind after mining in an area, are seeping their toxic contents into nearby streams, as well as the grand Athabasca river, breaking our own Federal Fisheries Act. NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement) would like to conduct a formal investigation, none of which have been done, to see if this is true.

The Harper government has so far refused to let this investigation take place.

Why would they decline the investigation if there was nothing to hide?

3. Demand R.C.M.P. Senate Investigation

The P.M. is unwilling to request an R.C.M.P. investigation into the senate scandal. A number of senators received 10's of thousand's of tax payers dollars by submitting false claims for senate housing entitlements and other false per deim claims.

It is absolutely imperative that the R.C.M.P. conduct an investigation, with the possibility of laying criminal charges.

The law in Canada clearly states that no one is above the law, and John/Jane Doe has to see that these senators are subject to the same laws as the average citizen. It is also necessary to preserve the integrity of our justice system.

4. Pregnant Woman sexually Assaulted in Georgia Police Custody: Baby dies. Tell US Government Intervene.

My name is Kathy K. Jones and I am an advocate for children and women who fell victim to sexual assault. I am the field operation manager for the LegalInjustice Committee, a civil/ human rights organization located in the state of Georgia. I am a female and the proud mother of two beautiful girls, Kate and Dion.

I am asking the public to join the LegalInjustice committee by signing this very important petition, seeking justice into one of the most if not the most brutal crime in recent United States history to be committed against women and children on United States soil. At the hands of law-enforcement officers whose duty it was to protect citizens.

On the afternoon of March 02, 2010, a horrifying incident occurred. Investigator/ Private Detective Shellielle Youhoing-Nanan, a young mother, was brutally attacked in her home by a battalion of law-enforcement officers (all males), from the Clayton County Georgia Police, Sheriff and Animal Control Divisions. After targeting and terrorizing Ms. Youhoing for hours. Law-enforcement backed by swat team, kicked off the front door to Ms. Youhoing’s home without a warrant and assaulted her severely. Ms. Youhoing was about five months pregnant at the time of the invasion.

But despite knowledge of the young woman’s pregnancy, officers tortured Ms. Youhoing, held her repeatedly at gun point. She was sexually assaulted not once but (4) four consecutive times while in police custody while her two hands were handcuffed behind her back. This senseless crime occurred in the presence of the victim’s children, a teenage boy and a four year old girl. But the abuse did not end there. Officers took photos of Ms. Youhoing naked in custody. They later posted articles calling Ms. Youhoing a “Whore” and sent phonographic pictures to her e-mail.

Most grievous of all, two EMS technicians were deployed to the scene to transport Ms. Youhoing to the hospital, due to injuries sustained while in custody. Rather than helping the victim. Both technicians joined law-enforcement in committing further acts of sexual assault against Ms. Youhoing; by taking her into her bath room and made her expose her private area while in custody. In those horrifying moments, Ms. Youhoing begged the technicians to transport her to the hospital but they were too busy assaulting her. They pay no attention to her plea. By the time Ms.Youhoing finally arrived at the hospital hours later. She started hemorrhaging and the fetus did not stand the slightest chance of life.

The technicians later admitted to officials that they witnessed Ms. Youhoing bleeding from the vagina while in custody and also that she was begging them to transport her to the hospital earlier, but they declined.

We also learn that while waiting at the hospital, the fetus exited Ms. Youhoing’s body and was laying on the floor. Hospital personnel quickly disposed of the fetus remains without documenting is and also refused to report the death to law-enforcement. Despite this fact, the doctors stated in hospital record that Ms. Youhoing was still pregnant and was diagnosed with “Threatened Miscarriage”Even though the fetus was was no longer inside of her..

Ms. Youhoing was also released from the hospital that same night to the Clayton county jail in critical condition; in a pool of her own blood. She was given no food, water, medical treatment or a place to take a shower for days. Forced to inhale the odor of stale blood from her miscarriage on her person for days. She barely survived the deadly attack against her life.

Ms.Youhoing was framed by the prosecution and was prosecuted for almost two years on false fabricated charges in which she won in Dec. 2011. The Clayton County Police, Sheriff, Animal Control and District Attorney covered up these crimes. This is Un-American. Last week the LIC mailed letters to the United States Government asking for investigation into this serious “crime against humanity”. Please join the Youhoing- Nanan family and the LegalInjustice Committee, calling upon the Government to insure that justice is served in the murder of Baby Glorious Angel. He would be two years old today.

Ms. Youhoing is a kind and loving person. She has dedicated her life to helping people. She is the founder of the Clayton Children Foundation Project a charity organization providing services to thousands of needy Children and their families. Please sign the petition.

For more information about the Clayton Children Foundation Project, please visit www.lifachildrenfoundation.org

5. Investigation regarding University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Joshua Titcombe died in 2008 as a result of failures at the maternity unit of University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. There have been at least 7 deaths there recently.

Whilst there has subsequently been an investigation by the Care Quality Commission and currently there is a police investigation, information has emerged which shows various official bodies knew of serious and systemic failures at the trust, wider than maternity services, and did little or nothing about them. The trust was awarded NHS Foundation status in spite of this and information has been suppressed. This comes AFTER Mid Staffordshire.

It is vital that lessons are learnt about failures in the CURRENT system of regulation to protect patients in the future.

Action against Medical Accidents ("AvMA" - the charity for patient safety & justice) supported the Titcombe family with Joshua's inquest and continues to work with them to campaign for an independent investigation into the wider issues concerning the trust.

6. Continue Ripley's Bureau of Investigation Novel Series

Only two years ago, give or take, a novel series called Ripley's Bureau of Investigation was formed by Ripley Publishing. The series follows seven gifted students of the ficitional Ripley High on the real-life island of BION island (Believe it or not island), who belong to a globe-trotting team first created by Robert Ripley named Ripley's Bureau of Investigation.

The series consists of likeable yet quirky characters, interesting twists, and brilliant illustrations. The series was planned to be of twelve or more books, but due to this underrated novel series' low popularity, it ended at the eighth novel 'The Lost Island'. The first six books started and finished off the arc about the first artefact of Ripley's hunt, however the identity and location of the second artefact in the second arc, which started in the seventh novel 'Shock Horror', wasn't revealed as the series rudely ended at the EIGHTH novel.

Also the company planned on publishing the nineth and tenth novels, containing such gripping storylines according to what was summarised on the website: http://www.ripleybooks.com/?s=danger+underground&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0
Unfortunately, the series was cancelled before the two amazingly sounding books were published, so now intrigued fans will never have the chance to read them.

Unless if the company is emailed this lovely petition and see how many hopeful readers love the series and want to read more.

7. The Minister of Community Safety should Appoint And Take Control Of The OSPCA Investigation

PETITION TO THE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

8. Release the Full Sanders Shooting Independent Investigation

CITY OF AUSTIN -- WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE?

"Tell us whether or not this officer used excessive force; thus far we have not gotten a direct answer on that issue." -- Nelson Linder, NAACP-Austin

"Though the KeyPoint report itself urges transparency and accountability when the police use deadly force, the City ironically wants to keep KeyPoint's conclusions secret." -- Fox 7 Austin

Photo of shooting victim.

9. Reopen the investigation into the murder of Leanne Holland

As it stands, Leanne Holland's murder is now an unsolved cold case. The purpose of this petition is to force the authorities to reopen the investigation into who really killed Leanne Holland and to begin investigating the initial mishandling of the case by the original investigating team.

Graham Stuart Stafford was jailed for life in 1992 after being found guilty in the Queensland Supreme Court of murdering schoolgirl Leanne Holland.

He was convicted on circumstantial evidence of using a blunt object to bash to death the sister of his then-fiancee at a home in Goodna on September 23, 1991.

Graham spent nearly 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was released early in 2005 and on Christmas Eve 2009 had his conviction quashed pending a retrial. On March 26 2010 the Crown said that they would not be proceeding with a retrial.

10. Reopen Investigation of Natalie Wood's death

Natalie Wood was a Hollywood icon, beloved by millions for her performances in such classic films as Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story and Rebel Without a Cause.

Her bizarre death near the yacht Splendour on a chilly November evening in 1981 off Catalina Island has remained shrouded in mystery.

Recent revelations, including admissions by Ms. Wood's husband, have shown that the initial investigation was seriously flawed and evidence ignored.

11. Is The X Factor Fixed? Investigate Vote Rigging

WE WANT AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE VOTES CASTED BY THE PUBLIC, TO ENSURE THE X FACTOR IS NOT FIXED AND WE ARE NOT BEING SCAMMED INTO BELIEVING OUR CALLS COUNT WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT ONLY A MAJORITY DO COUNT , THE BASIS OF OUR PETITION IS THE FACT THE TWINS JOHN AND EDWARD ARE STILL IN THE SHOW, WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT NOBODY SEEMS TO VOTE FOR THEM..

EVIDENCE: 7000 OFFICIAL FACEBOOK JOHN AND EDWARD FANS. &+ 146000 FANS WHO DISLIKE THEM THAT ENOUGH??

12. Demand Those Responsible Pay Back The Missing Education Dollars

ADLER - AUDITOR'S FINDINGS IN WILLINGBORO MERITS CRIMINAL PROBE

Audit: Willingboro school officials faked financial reports in 2005.

TRENTON - Senator John H. Adler today asked State Attorney General Stuart Rabner to launch a criminal probe to punish those responsible for misappropriating millions of taxpayer dollars in the Willingboro Township School District.

"As we tell our children, there have to be consequences for wrongdoing," said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. "Taxpayers need to know we will dig down to the root causes of wrongdoing and punish those responsible."

In a report by State Auditor Richard L. Fair, it was disclosed that Willingboro officials approved a grossly under-funded budget for the 2005 fiscal year and then falsified reports to cover up the shortfall, causing a crisis which was abated only after the Legislature sanctioned a $10 million bailout loan.

"It is unconscionable that New Jersey taxpayers should be asked to tolerate and to subsidize what very well may be criminal behavior," Senator Adler said in a letter today sent to Attorney General Stuart Rabner. "As a taxpayer, I am appalled. As a State Senator, I appeal to you for a corrective remedy."

The Auditor's report noted that the Willingboro School Board said its vote to approve the budget was based on "falsified" information supplied by district staff. In July of 2005, the board suspended School Superintendent Alonzo Kittrels.

In the wake of a school district deficit set at $5.9 million, three Willingboro schools were shuttered in the district of 5,600 students.

The State audit found that the district's 2005 budget set aside $13.6 million for teachers' salaries when the actual cost was $17.7 million and that a monthly report on the district's financial activity consistently understated expenses.

"Children should see that grownups who abuse taxpayers are held accountable," Senator Adler said. "Otherwise, we're all complicit."

Senator Adler served as co-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Public School Funding Reform which recommended tighter fiscal accountability procedures for districts throughout New Jersey.

13. Barack Obama Ethics Investigation

Barack Obama has collected millions of dollars that wasn't properly observed, because he opted out of public financing during the general election. So, he was able to bypass the campaign finance laws without proper investigation.

That is why I am calling for Congress to investigate Barack Obama on ethics charges, because of recent actions after the general election he is having a custom made "Thank You" ring being made of very rare metal (rhodium) specially for Mrs. Obama. This item is valued at $30,000 and this petition is to find and have released the sources of contributions and their locations, and if any campaign finance money was used in an unethical manner.

Campaign finance money should not be used unethically to splurge at the taxpayers expense.

14. Stop the Alaska Troopergate Cover-Up!

STOP THE TROOPERGATE COVER-UP!

THE FACTS:

The Alaska Troopergate scandal is spiraling out of control and this story hasn't even begun to scratch the surface.

GOP operatives are scrambling desperately to stop the public from learning about the Nixon like abuse of power Sarah Palin used to Govern Alaska.

WE MUST STOP THE GOP CRIMINAL TACTICS ONCE AND FOR ALL.

They are creating a smoke screen by claiming that the media is somehow sexist or out to get Palin simply for wanting answers on these very serious charges that get right to the heart as to whether she is fit to be the Vice President.

Simply put we as Americans have a right to know answers. What are they hiding?

People For the Truth on Troopergate want to get at least 1 million signatures before the election demanding that Palin and her husband cooperate with the investigation and that GOP operatives stop stonewalling the investigation.

If you as an American are tired of these tactics please sign this petition letting the GOP cover-up machine know that WE THE PEOPLE will be heard and we say once and for all ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Please pass this petition on after you sign it and with your help we will get this story the national attention it deserves and the information we as Americans are entitled to know before the election!

This is what our great country stands for! Let your voice be heard loud and clear!

Thanks for your support and God bless America!

People For the Truth on Troopergate
www.AlaskaTroopergate.com

15. 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.

16. Find Justin's Thomerson's Murderers

Justin Thomerson's death was ruled as "UNDETERMINED" by the West Virginia State Medical Examiner.

When talking to him he stated to me that the reason for the determination was that he does not believe that the whole story has been told and he could not, with a good conscious, rule his death as an accident!

He further stated that the police have not given him enough evidence to rule his death as a homicide. Therefore he ruled it this way so I, Justin's mother, can push them to continue in the investigation.

17. Benazir Bhutto Assassination Inquiry by United Nations

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom, Peace and Justice loving people around the globe demand United Nations to order independent investigation into the brutal assassination of Former Prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s in Pakistan.

His Excellency
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General United Nations
UN Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

The Honorable Benazir Bhutto - twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, first woman ever elected head of a nation in the Muslim world and the Chairperson of Pakistan’s largest grassroots’ political party “Pakistan Peoples Party” (AKA-PPP) was mysteriously and savagely assassinated after her addressing a huge public rally in “Liaqat Park” Rawal-Pindi (Pakistan) at 4.16 p.m. on December 27, 2007 standing through the sunroof of her armored land-cruiser License No- BF-7772 waving to the cheering crowed.

Benazir Bhutto was undoubtedly a peoples' princess, she loved people and people loved her. She had a strong conviction in democracy, rule of law and supremacy of constitution. She was much larger than life and a charismatic icon loved by millions around the globe. All her life she struggled and fought for the rights of poor masses of Pakistan, for equal opportunity, social and economic justice, hope and a secure future. She was a passionate Advocate and an avid preacher of Islamic cherished values of tolerance, compassion, universal brotherhood and love.

She spoke with courage, resolve and determination against injustice, extremism, terror and fanaticism. Feudal lords, extremists and political mafia in Pakistan did not like her liberating the people from poverty and ignorance and her popularity was potential threat to the ruling party and hate mongers who took her life.

18. Allow Citizens (Voters) a Independent Council to Investigate Corruption in US Justice Agencies

This is a membership organization of both "Scholars and Citizens" who are seeking reform within the high and state Courts as well as establishing investigative powers within this organization to:

(a) Monitor and Review issues of "Integrity and Performance" of the courts across the United States.

(b) Investigation and review, with action and full legal recourse, to remove, impose sanctions on those who refuse and have used there oath of office to deprive citizens of "Equal Rights under the Constitution" and who have conspired to create corruption within the judicial process.

This includes; Police, Marshalls, Sheriff's, States Attorney's Attorney Generals and clerks of the court who have misused there position within both oath of office and as hired federal and state employees.

19. Help Capitan Ulman!!!

Capitan Ulman was a spetsnaz GRU officer serving in Chechnya during the recent war. One day his group took part in a military operation aiming to surrender and capture the group of Arab terrorists allegedly based in some remote mountain village. His task was to block one of the outbound roads and do not let the terrorists to escape.

While on duty he ordered to open fire upon the vehicle which refused to stop and tried to run over one of his men. Out of the 6 people in the car one was killed instantly,and few others injured. He passed this information together with the ID details of the alleged terrorists to his commanding officers up in the military headquarters.

In return he received a direct order to shoot them all and continue with his task He was arrested after and charged with manslaughter. Court hearing took place twice and TWICE he was found NOT GUILTY in the court of law by the Jury. Despite all this the government ordered him to be put on trial once again - for the THIRD TIME on the same charge with NO JURY this time.

This is a violation of all and every Russian law on this matter. Nevertheless preparations to this third court hearing was underway when information was passed around that Ulman and his group disappeared. Officials claim that he ran away, but there are rumours that he was kidnapped by the relatives of those killed Chechens.

There are grave concerns for his and his friends life in this case. This tragic development of events could only become possible due to the terrible civil unrest in the country ended up in a war in Chechnya, when the Army has called to perform its duty on the territory of it’s own country and in the absence of the formal state of war.

This put hundreds of honest soldiers and officers in the situation the same of similar to the Ulmans one. Highest authority the President of the country has full and direct responsibility for all this mess hence we kindly ask you to sign this petition which intends to draw the attention of Mr Putin to this tragic event, and asking him to use his powers and ensure swift and fair investigation of this disappearance and the whole Ulmans case.

20. Justice for Brad Will

Brad Will, aka William Bradley Roland, an American citizen and journalist associated with Indymedia New York, was shot and killed in Oaxaca.

21. Penalize animal abusers

June 13, 2006

I feel privileged to be the proud owner of a horse and cat. As a North Dakota pet owner, I've made the necessary commitment to provide adequate food, water, shelter, exercise, affection and attention for my pets. I feel that every person who makes the commitment to own a pet should accept the responsibilities that go along with that ownership.

Recently, a woman named Kim Lester from Grenora was charged with two counts of maltreatment of animals, both Class A misdemeanors. Only two counts - even though, according to an article that ran in the Williston Herald, authorities found eight horse carcasses and three dog carcasses in a pasture on the property.

Horses were so hungry they were eating their own feces. 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. Animal carcasses littered the ground. Chickens drank moldy water. See below.

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Deputies uncover dead, neglected animals

By LeAnn Eckroth, Senior Staff Writer
Saturday, June 3, 2006 10:16 PM CDT

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.

22. 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.

23. Petition to investigate China's concentration camps

Update May 15, 2006

This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed. Thanks to gopetition.com! More people have discovered the terrible news of concentration camps and signed to ask for investigation.

April 14, 2006

Recent reports have revealed several concentration camps in China where tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are being held and face possible death—this is an urgent situation that requires attention from the international community, especially the United States.

According to multiple sources, concentration camps similar to the one in Sujiatun, Shenyang, have been set up in provinces across China to detain large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners. In those camps, the authorities have been harvesting the organs of practitioners while they are still alive and cremating the remains to destroy the evidence, then selling the organs for profit. Clearwisdom.net and The Epoch Times exposed these atrocities to the world in early March, and within three weeks, before Chinese officials addressed the issue to foreign media, the practitioners held in underground concentration camp in Sujiatun had been quickly relocated.

According to tips from Mainland China and different investigations, the Chinese communist regime hastily published the "Interim Regulation for Human Organ Transplant Practice" after the Sujiatun concentration camp was exposed. However, the regulation will not take effect until July 1, 2006, and thus we suspect the regime was allowing time to destroy all evidence of the crimes. Investigations have confirmed that hospitals and transplant centers in Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Hunan, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Anhui, Shan'xi, Xinjiang and etc. are operating overtime to perform transplant operations. Hospital staff members told undercover investigators that patients should come in quickly if they want a transplant, as the hospital can find matching organs in as short as one or two days and it will be difficult after this batch of organs is used up.

This information, supported by multiple investigations, leads to one conclusion: A slaughter to eliminate witnesses and victims of the concentration camps is underway. Because of this urgent situation, the Falun Dafa Association has initiated IGFG (Investigate Genocide against Falun Gong in China) where many credible organizations have been and will be invited to join, aiming to go to China to perform an independent investigation of the persecution of Falun Gong in all the labor camps, jails, hospitals and relevant facilities.

After World War II, the international community deeply regretted its failure to stop the Holocaust and solemnly promised "Never Again." We urgently ask you to take immediate action and activate all possible mechanisms to stop this new genocide in Mainland China. In particular, the U.S. government owns satellites that can provide information on the past and present activities in the concentration camps and labor camps etc.

In the meantime, we know that you are meeting with Hu Jintao later this month. We hope that you can bring up the following points:
1. Open up all of China's labor camps/jails/hospitals for international investigation.
2. Allow IGFG to go into China and research the facts of the persecution of Falun Gong.

We believe such requests are fair, just, necessary, and urgent considering the current situation. Every minute of delay will result in irremediable loss of innocent lives and will be a disgrace to the human race!

24. 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.

25. Give us back our Manager

Feb 06, 2006

Melynnda Stanfield, work center manager for Opportunity Village was suspended appending investigation. She was not given a fair or proper investigation.

She was then pulled from her current position to be placed in a position that not only demotes her but offends and embarrasses her.

We, her staff, want her to be placed back in her position as work center manager.

26. Investigate health effects of Modern Line Products' production processes

January 27, 2006

To detemine cause of employee health problems at Modern Line Products.

The mortality rate for former employees is very high in comparison to other manufacturers in the Mississippi delta.

Modern Line Products used Asbestos, Silicosis, Manganese, Lead Paint, Paint removers, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Tooling bits known to cause cancer and Oils that cause cancer.

All the abovementioned items are in the courts all over the country. What we are asking is that an investigation be done in a speedy and efficient manner to determining what health effects these chemicals and other hazardous materials had on the
Janaury 27, 2006

Employees and what the effect would have on their offspring in the future.

We also concern about how Modern Line Products disposed chemical and other hazardous materials.

This Petition applies to those who have lost a family member who once was employed by Modern Line Products.

27. 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.

28. Investigate sinhalese factions and bidunuwewa masacre

December 18, 2005

In a statement on thursday HRW said that the acquittal of all defendants charged of killing 27 Tamil detainees in Bidunuwewan camp in october 2000 "demonstrates the failure of justice system to address crimes againts alleged Tamils tiger members."
On the night of october 25, 2000 an angry sinhalese racist mobs back by JVP, AND Present President Mahinda Rajapaksha stormed the detention centre.

In spite of the presence of armed police, the Sinhalese mobs killed 27 of the inmates, hacking and clubbing them to death.

The attack was internationally condemed. Saying about above incident UN General Secretary Kofi Annan called on Sri lankan government ealier to conduct impartial inquiry into the massacre. But what happend. Government appointed Human right commission white wash the racist sinhales eliments. Then member of the commision Fayes Musthapa, become High commisioner to London.

Sinhalese justice system only protected sinhalese people. Where is the justice for others? Please sing this petition asking international community to conduct the investigation regarding this massacre.

Intikab Idrees
Greenwich University
UK

29. A Investigation of CFHS high turnover

Numerous Faculty at Carolina Forest High School have either resigned or transfered to other schools for many reasons but one root cause.

Now, Guidance Counselor Margie Gordyk has been suspended by the Principal, and we ask that the state investigate this and the way faculty are managed.

30. Overturn Scott Petersons Death Sentence

Dec. 24th 2002 Lacy Peterson disappeared and her husband Scott Peterson seemed to become the main focus of MPD investigation. Scott became a suspect in her disappearance and as other leads were out there to be followed the MPD ignored them and hammered Scott Peterson for days harrassing him and eventually after his wife and unborn son washed up from the bay, they arrested Scott because he was fishing the same day she disappeared.

This whole investigation has been a farce and unfair, the Detective in this case lied and deleted information out of his reports that could have cleared Scotts name, also several people who saw Lacy the morning of the 24th who came forward were ignored and or were not able to testify because the MPD didnt follow procedure and made their testimony unaddmissable in court.

Also after arresting him he went to trial and thru the duration of this trial, the judge had removed 3 jurors from the panel and when Defense asked for a mistrial it was denied, and when a juror was found exchanging information with a bartender,nothing was done to re-hear this case and or cause a mistrial.

This whole trial has been media based and was never fair to the defendant. All evidence was circumstantial and this man recieved the death penalty.this is injustice and we will work until his verdict is overturned or all charges dismissed for lack of evidence and lack of integrity on the MPD.