Petition Tag - police

91. End to Glasgow University Student Occupations

On the 22nd of March 2011 the University of Glasgow tried to evict the students occupying the Hetherington Building.

This was met with considerable resistance by those within the building and a large police presence was required to keep things under control.

After this, protesters moved to the Senate Rooms to begin a new occupation. The protesters have called police actions 'heavy handed'.

92. Restore Lower Milford

The Lower Milford Township Supervisors cut funding for two police officers, leaving the township inadequately protected.

93. Save Chirk Police Station

North Wales Police have to make savings in the region of £20m.

The people of Chirk and the area are concerned that North Wales Police ae looking to close Chirk Police station as part of their cost cutting excercise.

94. Review Murder Investigation Procedures

Why does it take so long to interview and investigate murder allegations? Anonymous calls are essential to police investigation, however evidence to either substantiate the claim or discredit this should be sought as soon as possible to relieve distress, save resources and time of innocent people.

95. Help Save the City of Camden From Itself

The City of Camden, New Jersey was once an integral part of this nations shipping and manufacturing industry. What was once a place full of production and progress has become the home of violence, drugs, criminals and a general sense of apathy.

Camden has been among the nation's most dangerous cities before recent days. Now, nearly half of our police force and a third of our firefighters are being laid off. How can anyone expect for us to survive an already impossibly dangerous environment with significantly fewer police officers? WE CAN'T!

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/20/camden-n-j-facing-harder-times-with-police-fire-layoffs/

96. Pursue Charges for RCMP/Police who Break the Law

RCMP and police officers in Canada who often misuse their granted powers tend to either not have any criminal charges laid, charges dropped, or the minimum possible charge (i.e. misconduct). Officers if charged also face little disciplinary action from the police.

This tends to occur from "self investigations" of the RCMP. If RCMP or police officers in Canada break the law (i.e. Assault, Murder, Manslaughter, DUI, etc.) they should be investigated by civilians and not other police forces, especially their own.

97. Support 20 year retirement for NYS Sheriff's Deputies

"Police Officers" have long had the benefit of retiring after 20 years of service in New York State and have automatically been placed in a 20 year retirement system. However, New York State Sheriff's Deputies are not automatically placed in a 20 year retirement system. Most Deputies have to work at least half a decade longer than their "Police Officer" counterparts.

A County can opt to buy into a 20 year option for their Deputies, but the cost is usually prohibitive. Deputies attend the same training academies as "Police Officers" and perform the same duties, along with additional tasks that "Police Officers" do not necessarily perform. Often, the civil service exams for the "Police Officer" and Deputy Sheriff job titles are one and the same.

Deputies and their families share the same stresses, sacrifices, and risks as their "Police Officer" brethren. It is only fair that they are afforded the same benefits.

98. Replace the BC RCMP with Provicial Police Force

The BC Government is in negotiations with the RCMP to renew their contract in 2012.

With all the problems with RCMP officers being charged with criminal offenses and being suspended with pay for years while it works it's way through the courts and then through internal RCMP discipline committees the BC Government and the people have no say in in the mandate of the RCMP only Ottawa has jurisdiction, it's time to replace them with a provincial and municipal force.

99. Stop BC RCMP renewal contract without public consultation

The BC Government is in negotiations with the RCMP to renew their contract for policing in 2012.

With past performance of RCMP officers being charged with criminal offenses and rising they are reassigned to desk duty or to sit at home with full pay until all court cases have been dealt with, most cases take years and if convicted they then go through a RCMP internal review (1 year at least)before discipline If any!

There is another petition to oust the RCMP altogether from BC,
http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41557.html

100. Permanently Remove the Offending Officers from the UM-St. Louis Campus

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at approximately 5 p.m., officers were called to speak with UMSL student Brian Massey in the Millenium Student Center regarding a dispute with another student.

Shortly after arriving, two of the officers handcuffed Massey and proceeded to beat him with their fists and kick him along his body and head. A crows of 70-100 students and employees rushed to Massey's aid to get the officers to stop but they did not.

Massey spent several days in the hospital and was briefly removed from his campus apartment, yet as of December 3, 2010 the offending officers still have their jobs and are still walking through the UM-St. Louis campus.

101. Make police work volunteer work

Too often people are wrongfully accused of crimes they never committed. Some police officers charge people with crimes for the mere reason to make sure they are punished for something.

If police work were to become volunteer work, the police force would have less "crooked cops" and more police officers looking only to do the right thing, and less police racial profiling.

102. Remove Unfair Non-disclosure Agreement clauses from the Police Employment Process

Each year, thousands of applicants apply for a position in law enforcement. To apply for these positions, applicants are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to apply and then later when they are denied employment based on unknown circumstances, they are left wondering what happened. In most cases, the applicant knows why they were denied employment but there are quite a few cases where there is an informant who has made claims regarding the applicants abilities or past conduct preventing them employment in that field.

While the state courts have made the claim that disclosure of adverse information regarding an applicant could prevent informants from coming forward with pertinent information regarding the employee, it results in a biased background investigation and a denial of employment wherever the applicant goes based on each background done following the applicant.

These non-disclosure agreements are very harmful to people who are applying for these types of jobs in a very competitive job market and to deny someone the right to know why they are not being selected is just wrong. The federal government doesn't allow this practice in their employment process so neither should the states. It is time for there to be more openness in the hiring of police officer applicants.

103. HIRE Ed Zuckerman and Michael S. Chernuchin to "Law and Order: Los Angeles" as Showrunners

FIRE Christopher Misiano and Blake Masters; HIRE Ed Zuckerman and Michael S. Chernuchin to "Law and Order: Los Angeles" as Executive Producers/Showrunners.

Recently Dick Wolf and NBC created a new drama, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" to keep the "Law & Order" fandom going on NBC due to the recent cancelation of the original "Law & Order" on NBC in May 2010 (after being on the air on NBC for 20 record-tying/breaking seasons).

The new LA "Law & Order" has really poor writing quality which is affecting the acting of the cast members on the ‘new’ series. And the show is being treated as a 'sunny beach Law & Order' and not a gritty crime/police/legal-drama as the original series was. Fans don't figuratively want sunshine - even if it is shining; they want gory crimes, grit, and courtroom drama! NOT “ripped from TMZ” celebrity scandals, surfers, and ice cream!

They want: “RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES” STRAIGHT UP MURDER, PERIOD-POINT-BLANK; NO SPECIAL STATUS!

The showrunners are: Rene Balcer, Peter Jankowski, Blake Masters, Christopher Misiano, and Dick Wolf. Jankowski and Balcer come from the original series along with the creator Wolf;

But who are Blake Masters and Christopher Misiano? - I can tell you what they are doing, making the 'new' Law & Order CRAPPY. They have these 'messed up' storylines that make no sense and are NOT what "Law & Order" is about - and the fans disagree with them.

The fans of "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" want a change or they want OUT!

We want "Law & Order" in "Law & Order: Los Angeles" NOT 5% Law, 5% Order, 90% Los Angeles are everything in the media and on television about it.

We want "Law & Order: Los Angeles" to be what "Law & Order" is! Not these 'new L.A. stories'!

Bring the New York "Law & Order" workers to Los Angeles!

104. Mandatory Handwriting / Penmanship Classes for Elementary Schools

For over 25 years she has been featured on many radio and television talk shows as well as in the written media. In fact she helped write episodes for the popular CBS show Criminal Minds. She has completed casework for many public and private agencies (see references below).

Her most memorable cases include warning a woman that her husband could brutally murder her – a year later, he did. Another when she stated a sheriff deputy was dangerous – he later killed his girlfriend. Another when she stated a Homicide Investigator should not be trusted with children – he was later convicted of six counts of Child Battery. She also has enjoyed assisting in famous cases such as Michael Jackson, Darlie Routier, and missing Baby Gabriel.

Treyce is the President of both the National Association of Handwriting & Document Experts (NAHDE), and the International Association of Handwriting Formation Therapists (IAHFT). She is the CEO of the non-profit agency Written Escape, a proud member of Find Me, the National Scholar’s Honor Society, CHAI, SSCA, and others.

Her 15 published books include “Written Violence – the Personality Behind the Pen”, “Case Files of a Forensic Handwriting Analyst”, “Answers”, “The Only Handwriting Analysis Book You Will Ever Need”, “Dangerous Ink”, “Finding Mr. & Mrs. Write”, “What’s Going on Upstairs”, "You Abused Me: Handwriting of Victims", "I Abused You: Handwriting of Perpetrators", and more.

Services include custody evaluations, employment & tenant screening, jury selection, pre-parole evaluations, detecting lies & drugs, pre-termination violence assessments, compatibility, progression of suicide, sexual abuse, forgeries, anonymous notes, and much more. She nor her staff are affected by geographical boundaries.

QUICK REFERENCE LIST

Texas Department of Education, various Juvenile Probation agencies, KnowGangs, Council of Governments, Southern States Correctional Association, Great Lakes International Gang Investigators Coalition, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (in USA & Mexico), Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), West Virginia Department of Corrections, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Texas Gang Investigators Association, Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Association, Green Dental Lab Human Resources, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Durango Police Department, Dalhart Police Department, Trimmier Elementary School, TruVision Management, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Village of Glendale Heights Police Department, Refugio County Juvenile Justice Center, Bell County Precinct 1, Lamar County Juvenile Probation, Arkansas Probation & Parole
Association, Harlingen Consolidated ISD, Society of Human Resource Management, Hopkins High School, Geico Auto Crime Investigations, 4theKids, Lost Child Network, Missing & Exploited Children, Louisiana State Police, and many more.

105. No Parole For Ronald del Raine

On October 27, 1967, two Northlake police officers were killed by bank robbers who were holding up the Northlake Bank. The killers were apprehended, tried and convicted.

One of the perpetrators has since died, another, anothers release is pending a final parole hearing, and a third, Ronald del Raine, sentenced to 209 years, has a parole hearing in October 2012. He is the last living offender of this heinous crime and does not deserve to be paroled.

The United States Parole commission made a decision to grant parole on January 6, 2010 for Ronald del Raine's accomplice Henry Gargano with a tentative release date of September or October 2010. The United States Parole commission made this decision without notification to the families of the slain officers or to the Northlake Police Department.

We CANNOT have have two cop killers roaming the streets and compromising officer or public safety in any capacity.

On April 19, 2010, the City Council passed a resolution condemning the action by the parole commission, and to honor the memories of Sergeant Nagle and Officer Perri and will seek to have the decision stayed or reversed.

The Northlake Police Department will be contacting the officers families and others to write victim impact letters to the parole commission as well as undertaking petitions and other measures to seek a reversal of this decision by the parole commission."

106. National Memorial Law Enforcement Day

Police Officers daily fight a war on our homeland streets. They need to be duly recognized for their sacrifices and their lives as any other veteran of war. Their battle zone is not foreign lands but just as dangerous and their enemy is just as cunning.

107. Stop illegal use of the Mental Health Act by police & politicians

Lambeth's Police Consultative Group has admitted that Brixton and Lambeth is the highest percentage of 'mentally ill' patients and prisoners in the world.

The IPCC - Independent Police Complaints Commission have also conceded that the issuance of court warrants and the use of the mental health act in terms of complaints against the police is a significant factor.

Under the UN's auspices, they have agreed that this a gross violation of human rights, and have a working group that addresses this issue.

108. Government Legislation - Let's ensure police receive training in mental health

For Mental Health Awareness - (www.mentalhealthawareness.co.uk)

I've been researching the training which police staff - from station reception officers, to police community support officers, to police constables – receive in relation to mental health. I have found out that police currently receive very little training in mental health awareness and recognition.

It is inevitable that police staff will come across a person with mental health issues at some point during there career. Unpublished research undertaken within the Metropolitan Police suggested that 15% of incidents they dealt with on a daily basis were mental health related.

There are many scenarios in which the police may come across a person with a mental health issue. One of which is in the administration of justice. Up to 90% of prisoners have some form of mental health problem (Singleton et al. 1998), This shows how probable it is that the police will come across someone with a mental health problem.

Another scenario is in relation to the Mental Health Act; where an individual is suspected of having a mental health problem and is in need of immediate care or control, the police can use Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 to take the person from a ‘public place’ to a ‘place of safety’ for up to 72 hours. Where the person is not in a public place, the police may use Section 135 of the Mental Health Act to gain access to a person’s home or property by force following the granting of a court warrant.

The IPCC website states that 'Mental Health is a factor in many of the most serious cases of police misconduct investigated by the IPCC'. This is just further evidence of the necessity for police to be trained in mental health.

As police have been given powers, under the Mental Health Act, to assist people who are in mental distress, and inevitably come into frequent contact with people who have mental health problems, I strongly believe that there should be Government legislation to ensure that police are trained to a sufficient standard in mental health so that they can deal with the situation appropriately and effectively.

Upon researching this issue it seems that the solution to this problem could be if legislation ensures that police receive Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This is well-known and could be a very valuable learning tool for the police. 'The Mental Health First Aid Initiative represents a useful way of delivering training for the Police and allied agencies – police officers, front desk workers, call centre workers, PCSOs and the Crown Prosecution Service – to understand more about mental health issues, to implement procedures and to engage within communities with local agencies more effectively'.

109. Keep the Flag on our Law Enforcement Officers

The new chief of police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas has ordered that all law enforcement officers remove the United States flag from their uniforms.

110. Stop Police Brutality / Change our Community

Many low income families end up being pushed by their circumstances into living in bad neighbourhoods, neighbourhoods where there are few jobs and resources, where the schools are crowded and there are few engaging and rewarding activities for children, and where the forces of law treat people like animals.

The inevitable outcome of this is reliance on welfare, underage pregnancy due to the poor education of our youth, drug use, addiction and trafficking, and gang violence.

111. We condemn the brutal police intervention against the peace demonstration in Silopi, Turkey

The turkish police harshly attacked a peace demonstration organized by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in silopi Sirnak on June 3, 2010. Over ten thousand people attended the demonstration.

In addition to dozen of BDP polticians BDP MPs Sevahir Bayindir, Hasip Kaplan, and Hamid Geylani were among the demonstrators.

112. Powhatan and Goochland concerned citizens opposing firing range

Four outdoor firing ranges planned by the Virginia State Police (VSP), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is slated to be developed off Old River Trail, a historic scenic By-Way. The Old River Trail neighborhood is rural with a productive farm sharing the property boundary.

There are 6 residents that are less than 1400 feet from the proposed firing ranges. These firing ranges will NOT be available for public use.

An active church begun by ex-slaves in 1866 and a large sub-division are both less than 2/10 of a mile from the proposed ranges. The range will impact about 600 residents within a 2-mile radius from the firing.

This will also impact those hobbyists who enjoy the tranquility of the James River for recreational purposes. This proposed facility will NOT create any new jobs NOR revenue for the counties. It will however, DECREASE the land value for those in the immediate surrounding areas thus causing a REDUCTION in tax revenues for the counties.

Powhatan and Goochland residents along the river will also be impacted by the noise the proposed firing ranges will emit.

113. Support Latino Rights against Police Brutality

My fiancee was arrested March 26 2010. He was riding his bike to work, the police stopped him he said i have to go to work. The police man said your not going any where they started to beat him. Another male officer called the ambulance they took him to the hospital he had to have surgery on his eye.. his nose his broken and caved in... one thing i can say is that he never deserved any of this.

He's a wonderful man who has done nothing but help me and my family he never gets in trouble he's a good guy and they are trying to deport him and take him from me. i love him with all of my heart and he loves me and my two children that do not belong to him with all of his heart. I have to no help for this please help me. heres the site to look at his mug shot you can see how bad his face his. www.cobbsheriff.org and heres his case number too look up his mug shot 893648..

Thank you Laken

114. Justice For Junior

On May 5th, 2010, Junior Alexander Manon, an 18 year old teenager, more commonly known as, TUBZ, was beaten to death by seven police officers from 31 Division, Toronto, Ontario. Junior's beating was the result of a short chase, that commenced after a "routine" stop in his car. The media has falsified this information by reporting his death as being due to cardiac arrest, despite the fact that, his body was found covered in his blood, he had bruised ribs, black and blue eyes and a broken neck. This information has also been omitted from news reports.

His ultimate cause of death was determined to be a broken neck. Unfortunately stories like this are not uncommon in certain parts of Toronto.

115. Form a Highway Patrol in the UK

As a driving instructor for many years, I see examples of bad driving, dangerous driving, bad obstructive parking, terrible pedestrian activity, lack of consideration, intolerance, impatience, aggressive driving, total ignorance and stupidity amongst some drivers, lack of knowledge of the Highway Code, lack of attention to safety, and downright nastiness towards ourselves (with learners at the wheel) and with others.

I teach people to drive by the rules, as do the driving instructor industry as a whole, and yet, all around us are idiots, criminals, and fools, and no one to bring them to book. There is an absence of police to enforce the rules and laws, already in existence, and all we have is a seemingly useless parking patrol service, which I have been seen to ignore bad parking.

We need to put the servicing of the highway laws back into the hands of the police. We need something with teeth to bring these people into line, for the general safety of others.

116. 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.

117. Stop the loud music that keeps us awake

Since April 2007 we have been kept awake over most weekends, public holidays and long weekends due to loud music coming from Clermont. The music generally continues until 5am the following morning.

We have been reporting these incidents to Metro Police, Emergency Services and SAPS to no avail.
We know that the music is coming from taverns in Clermont yet when Metro Police is phoned to tell them about the problem they deny that the taverns are even open.
We have proved them wrong on many occasions. The music then carries on and our complaints aren’t dealt with,
The taverns reportedly have permits which stipulate conditions but they are not being adhered to.

It is not just the neighbourhood of Cowies Hill being affected but most of Clermont too.
Clermont is notorious for being very dangerous at night and if taverns are allowed to blatantly break the law it will continue to be a dangerous place for all who live there.

118. 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.

119. Save The Bill

After 55 countries buying the rights, 26 seasons and 27 years on the screen, The Bill has been a major flagship show of ITV and has regularly pulled in audiences of at least 3/4 million, despite being repeatedly messed around in the schedules and eventually being relaunched as once a week.

However, Friday 26th March, less than 6 months after the relaunch, saw the countdown to the final sirens for The Bill start after ITV announced that they are to axe it in the Autumn of 2010 without even giving it a year to bed itself in.

120. Purchase Granville Police Station to Replace Community Land Sold

Granville needed a new Police Station, a site which was zoned Community use was sold to the State Government to build the station (community land cannot be sold). The Community now ask that Parramatta City Council buy the old Police Station in Hutchison Street Granville to replace the community land sold.