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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 13:43

Ladies, below is a petition regarding the injustice in sentencing a child rapist because he happens to be very very rich and an heir to the duPont  fortune.  

Here is a news story if you're not familiar with the case: Judge said du Pont heir 'will not fare well' in prison

If you could, please sign the petition asking the Delaware Legislature to hold hearings on this outrageous miscarriage of justice: Link to Petition

Delaware legislature: Hold hearings on how a wealthy, admitted child rapist avoided a single day of jail time!
Millionaire Robert H. Richards IV has been found guilty of raping his 3-year-old daughter after molesting his infant son for years — and been sentenced to probation because the rich, white child molester "will not fare well" in prison.

A serial child rapist shouldn't be given a wrist slap, especially when we can't imagine a poor, black man ever receiving the same "gracious" treatment from Judge Jan Jurden.

This is part of a horrific pattern of sentencing where wealthy people get off for violent crimes while the poor rot in prison for non-violent offenses, and we deserve to demand answers.

We call on the Delaware legislature to hold hearings on how Robert H. Richards IV avoided a single day of jail time.

PETITION TO DELAWARE LEGISLATURE: We urge you to convene hearings on the trial and sentencing of Robert H. Richards IV, to get answers as to how a judge could let a serial child rapist skip jail.

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Post by theminis on Mon Apr 07 2014, 13:55

A friend also sent me information regarding the above, couldn't believe what I was reading. Lets hope the petition works!!

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 14:12

I think I should have recorded the link BEFORE I signed the petition...I hope the link doesn't say "ok, now post it on FB!"

This situation has me hopping mad...I've never seen such a miscarriage of justice; as if his son and daughter have no rights or expectations to safety from the very people who are SUPPOSED to protect them!

Next thing you know we'll be hearing the "affluenza" defense, every time some rich person gets arrested for ANY crime committed. They just let a habitual drunken teen go free with that defense right after KILLING 2 innocent people. The defense was that his parents didn't raise him with a strong moral compass and he thought whatever he did was A-OK because he was rich and they could pay to get him out of trouble, just like they've always done! So too bad for the two people who died and their families who are mourning but ya know...the rich kid didn't know any better!

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Post by theminis on Mon Apr 07 2014, 14:16

Perhaps they should change the law and jail the parents, I mean if they are going to use the excuse that the parents did provide their child with a strong moral compass, then why not? Its such a shit situation. I mean what can you expect a teen to think if they have been raised with no responsibilities and the idea that if you f... up Mummy/Daddy will make it all go away - whose really to blame here, the teen or the parents. Tough one.

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 14:47

Oh I most definitely agree with you, the parents should be held accountable for their children's actions but once they turn 18, it's on them as a point of law and this teen was over the age of 18 at the time, I believe after his second DUI, which ended in the tragic deaths.  The first time, he only injured his girlfriend who was in the car with him while he was driving drunk but he has quite a complete file on misdemeanor charges he's committed while underage, which of course, all went away thanks to "papa's money"!

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Re: Please sign the petition...

Post by What Would He Say on Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:02

@lighter

DONE  Thumbs up!

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:17

Good job WWHS!  I'm also relieved to know that the link took you to the right page to add your voice by signing the petition and not to the page thanking me for my participation and asking me to do a FB link, which I can't do because I don't have one.

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Post by silly girl on Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:28

I signed and put on Facebook....hope there is some accountability....

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:53

Thanks silly girl....PERFECT!

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Post by Maggy on Mon Apr 07 2014, 16:36

Done, Lighter!

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Re: Please sign the petition...

Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 16:49

Thanks Maggy...I'm hoping they have an enormous participation and then the Delaware Legislature won't have anything to hide behind and will have to hold a hearing on this.

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Post by LizzyNY on Mon Apr 07 2014, 16:57

@Lighter - Done!

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 17:20

Oh you girls are all GREAT.....have I told you that lately?

Here's another one but this petition is for the USA residents only.  It is from Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Oh) and it's regarding raising the federal minimum wage for ALL workers, including wait staff and valets who usually only get $2.13 per hour because they are supposed to depend on the kindness and generosity of strangers due to their bosses being too cheap to pay them a living wage.

Here's the body of that petition:  
Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

"Members of Congress:

Workers that make the federal minimum wage haven’t gotten a raise since 2009.

These people work hard. They struggle to provide for their families. As many as 25 percent of those making the federal minimum wage have children. Yet every day is a struggle just to pay the bills.

There is no reason why we can’t get this done. Polls show the people support it. There is no evidence that raising the federal minimum wage hurts businesses.

I urge you to raise the federal minimum wage immediately.

Signed,
[Your Name Here]"

There will be a pop up window to accept your name, zip and email address, so USA residents only on this particular petition.

The Senator also has two petitions on his campaign web page to repeal Citizens United and keep our elections safe and to protect us against the big banks in Too Big To Fail to keep our financial industry from tanking again and his web page is: Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio

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Post by Joanna on Mon Apr 07 2014, 17:44

I'm sorry...I must be feeling thick today....

I can't see how to sign that first petition on
the linked page ?
Help !

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Apr 07 2014, 17:54

I have signed the petition too (the first one) and shared it on FB.  Very Happy 

This is unbelievable that this guy is not in prison. I couldn't figure it out but is this case happening in the USA? Never expected that in this country. Crazy...

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Apr 07 2014, 17:55

Joanna wrote:I'm sorry...I must be feeling thick today....

I can't see how to sign that first petition on
the linked page ?
Help !


Here it is Jo

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4462?n=64793474.E0Kngw

I had to search Lighters text up and down for a while until I saw it. I'm thick today too HAHA

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Post by Joanna on Mon Apr 07 2014, 18:36

Nicky80 wrote:
Joanna wrote:I'm sorry...I must be feeling thick today....

I can't see how to sign that first petition on
the linked page ?
Help !


Here it is Jo

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4462?n=64793474.E0Kngw

I had to search Lighters text up and down for a while until I saw it. I'm thick today too HAHA


Thanks.....but I mean when on the page itself.....I can't find where to "sign" & send it on to where it'll be counted.

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Post by Picachu on Mon Apr 07 2014, 18:49

Sad


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Post by it's me on Mon Apr 07 2014, 18:57

can someone pl help me with the link ? thanks

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Post by Joanna on Mon Apr 07 2014, 19:07

it's me wrote:can someone pl help me with the link ? thanks


Link is TWO POSTS up gal.....

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Post by Picachu on Mon Apr 07 2014, 19:20

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4462?n=64793474.E0Kngw

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Post by Nicky80 on Mon Apr 07 2014, 19:29

Joanna wrote:
Nicky80 wrote:
Joanna wrote:I'm sorry...I must be feeling thick today....

I can't see how to sign that first petition on
the linked page ?
Help !


Here it is Jo

http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4462?n=64793474.E0Kngw

I had to search Lighters text up and down for a while until I saw it. I'm thick today too HAHA


Thanks.....but I mean when on the page itself.....I can't find where to "sign" & send it on to where it'll be counted.

On the left side there is a box  "Sign the petition" and under that you can see how many have already signed 363 and after your registered you can see your vote too. Hope you mean that otherwise I have no clue what you are talking about  Razz

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Post by Maggy on Mon Apr 07 2014, 20:30

Signed your second petition, Lighter.

Hope it helps!

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Post by Joanna on Mon Apr 07 2014, 22:17

Thanks Nicky.....I'm not thick after all cos there's no box saying "sign the petition" on my page.
Just the link to FB and the numbers.
Phew....maybe cos I'm in UK.
Ah well, my spirit was willing.

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Post by Lighterside on Mon Apr 07 2014, 22:19

Sorry girls, I should have put the link to the petition in a more prominent place.  It was located at the end of the third line.  Embarassed

ETA: Someone from Australia was able to sign that petition, so it shouldn't be a problem for you Joanna. They don't require that you submit your zip code for this particular petition, so they wouldn't know your location.

Try this link: Petition

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Post by Picachu on Tue Apr 08 2014, 05:16

I live in the UK and signed

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Post by What Would He Say on Tue Apr 08 2014, 10:12

We have a "Rape Crisis" centre here, I will ask them to write an email to express concern, from my Country.  We all look up to U.S.A, and are so disappointed by this turn.

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Post by Lighterside on Tue Apr 08 2014, 12:02

Don't despair WWHS...we're not going to take this sitting down!  We're going to keep fighting for the justice and peace that should be available to ALL people here in the US and many of us do as much as we can, to continue to help others who want to be free.  

That's what being an American is all about...the freedom and peace to live as you choose without oppression, no matter your background or station in life.  

If we don't stand for everyone's civil rights and protection under the law and defer instead to people's bank accounts, than we have NO real freedom and that kind of democracy is a joke!

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Post by Nicky80 on Tue Apr 08 2014, 14:03

Yep so true. I really hope something will happen. Keep us posted Lighter.....I haven't seen it in the news over here.

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Post by theminis on Tue Apr 08 2014, 14:42

It made the news in Australia though briefly - also signed - anyone who abuses the trust of innocent children should be held accountable regardless of who they are.

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Post by Margaret on Wed Apr 09 2014, 09:16

Done, from Australia

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Post by Joanna on Wed Apr 09 2014, 11:32

Success I've Signed !  Yahooooo 

The voting box is here on my MacBook but not on my iPad yesterday.
Problem solved for the future !

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