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Just
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I beg you to review and support JODI'S LAW (SENATE BILL No. 414) in order to make America a safer place for women. Had these laws been in place in 2007, Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm would most likely still be alive today.



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Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:17 am
 
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION:
 
Pass "JODI'S LAW" (S.B 414, Anti-stalking Legislation)
 
This is a petition I started in September, 2010.  It has a goal of 1,000 signatures, but has only received 434 signatures.
 
As the petition text illustrates, Jodi's murder was preventable; and others in her situation are endangered due to lax anti-stalking laws.
 
Here's Jodi's story (from the petition):
 
"Stalking affects 3.4 million people in the United States each year and often leads to more dangerous crimes. Twenty-one percent (21%) of victims are physically attacked by the stalker, with 46% of victims reporting their biggest fear comes from not knowing what will happen next. Stalking always leaves its victims feeling terrified, frustrated, isolated, depressed and vulnerable.
 
Stalking is a crime in all 50 states. Stalking is a serious, yet greatly misunderstood crime that completely destroys its victims' sense of security, causing them to no longer feel safe in public and in their own homes. Stalkers are extremely unpredictable and may turn violent at any given time, something every stalking victim fears.
 
Current federal anti-stalking legislation is extremely limited and needs to be modified to include new technology that is frequently used as a means of stalking and harassment. Early intervention is vital, as the risk for violence increases the longer the stalking behavior(s) are allowed to continue. Stricter penalties for stalking need to be enforced, not only for severe and long-term cases, but also for initial stalking behaviors and newly reported incidents. Pass JODI'S LAW so that anti-stalking laws will be strengthened nationwide, which will also lead to even stricter enforcement, sentencing, and greater public awareness in general.
 
I beg you to review and support JODI'S LAW (SENATE BILL No. 414) in order to make America a safer place for women. Had these laws been in place in 2007, Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm would most likely still be alive today. These murders are preventable and the power is in your hands.
 
On January 5, 2007, Jodi Sanderholm was murdered by a stalker who, as court records have shown, had been stalking her for TEN years.  As Jodi's family and friends were left wondering how this could happen, more information was being released regarding multiple events that should have led to this monster's arrest prior to Jodi's death.  Almost 20 women had complained about him in the past,  reporting to law enforcement that he had followed, grabbed or harassed them in some way. However, due to the way the laws in 2007 were written, police were left with no options until it was too late for Jodi.
 
Jodi was an incredible young woman in many ways.  Her life was cut short long before its time and she was not allowed to truly fulfill the impact she was bound to make on this world. However, her untimely death has led to important legislative change in Kansas and New Mexico, as well as a major increase in stalking awareness. These legislative changes were named "JODI'S LAW" in her honor.  It was a desire to not let Jodi's death be in vain that caused the birth of a movement that has changed lives.
 
Jodi's stalker did not give any indication or warning to suggest he would become violent. He never left notes for her, nor did he confront or threaten her in any manner. He simply followed her and spied on her from afar. Yet, her stalker took her life on January 5, 2007. This is proof that stalking is unpredictable and dangerous and that no stalker is ever "harmless." She was with him for at least 5-1/2 hours and likely knew the entire time that she would lose her life that day. Please do not allow this to happen to another innocent person and their family."
 
 
 
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:40 am
signed on September 26, 2010.
 

Bette M. (91)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:41 am
Bette, You signed on September 24, 2010.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:04 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, J.C.
 

. (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:06 am
Petition signed.
 

Cher C. (1467)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:22 am


Cher, You signed on September 24, 2010


Thnx sweetie!

 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:23 am
All ready signed and passed it along. Hope you reach your 1000.
 

Barbara K. (84)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:34 am
Noted, signed and passed it on. Thanks, my friend.
 

Henry P. (171)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:42 am
Noted and Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:51 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Carole .
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:58 am
Noted. Thanks, Carol.
 

Carrie B. (304)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:06 am
Noted and signed.
 

Janet G. (109)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:12 am
Too sad, signed...
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:26 am
signed and noted,thanx
 

Lady Flo (120)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:27 am
So sadly,noted,signed and put the comment,Thank you Just C.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:27 am
Nancy, You signed on September 24, 2010.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:28 am
patricia m, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress

Am forwarding. thanks Carole. why don't people here care as much for people as they do for animals?
 

Gudrun D. (417)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:33 am
Signed #445 - thanks for the forward Carrie - thanks Just Carole.
 

Robert S. (115)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:37 am
Robert, You signed on September 24, 2010 and noted Dear Carole.
 

Helene Cardinal (101)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:59 am
So very sad,such a beautiful girl. I signed
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:10 am
Abdessalam, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress

I am forwarding it as well.
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:19 am
Signed on september 25!
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:32 am
I wondered why I had not signed before, then I looked again at the dates. I have signed now.

Patricia has a very good point. I wish the effort were more equally divided for assistance in human need and animal needs. Her family must be devastated, a young girl's life ended, because of the bizarre fantasies of one strange broken man. Without a law like this the police are limited in what they can do to help.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:38 am
signed #458
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:46 am
Dear Carole, I have now forwarded to most of my friends... (458 signatures so far)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Pass-Jodis-Law/
I wonder if we can get 1000 signatures, I mean we are but 14,7 million CARE2 members...???
 

Linda G. (187)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:56 am
Noted. Linda, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Have forwarded to all friends. I find Patricia to be correct. Petitions for animals get thousands of signatures. It is much harder to help people and the environment.
 

Ana R (220)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:14 pm
#466@N (January 3, 2011 21:13)
noted
gladly done!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:21 pm
Noted, signed 9/24....thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:27 pm
thanks Just, done
 

Sandrea S. (208)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:27 pm
Sandrea, You signed on September 25, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress

Thanks Carole and Nancy M for making sure I didn't miss this important issue.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:29 pm
Sioux, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:30 pm
Signed and noted thanks.
 

Shailja Mukhtyar (92)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:34 pm
noted/ signed,

i too have faced some stalking... cost me my job indirectly... but by gods grace, not my life.
Shook me up for a few months... Left its mark, indellible on my heart & a somberness in my soul.

Crazies are out there, & many more women suffer in silence.
I urge more people to come forward, even if you feel it falls on deaf ears.
our stories must be heard, finally respected, prompting action.

Silence hurts, & masks the need for change. Please speak to someone, somewhere,

get out w/ your life.... whether it be stalking, or any other abuse.

tell someone... till you are heard. Good luck & god bless.
 

Norm C. (74)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:35 pm
Signed, gladly. I'm just sorry I didn't see it back in Sept.
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:49 pm
Krasimira, You signed on September 24, 2010. Noted with thanks.
 

Ramona Thompson (210)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:51 pm
SN with comment to please include telecommunications stalking also.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday January 3, 2011, 12:55 pm
thx again Carol, noted. Had also signed already in Sept., will pass around once more. _Too bad I can't see the tribute video, not available here.
 

Magic M. (36)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:11 pm
Signed. Let's stalk the stalkers!!!
 

Alexa R. (333)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:15 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:23 pm
It says: Yvonne, You signed on September 24, 2010.
 

Elisa M. (93)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:43 pm

So tragic, and yes Carole, definitely this murder and several others could have been prevented. Good on you for creating this petition AND for posting it again. Signed #485
 

Voula Angelakis (156)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:55 pm
Signed, noted and i'll forward to all my friends. We must do more for humans and for animals too. Break the silence before it's too late.
 

Margi L. (129)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:55 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:56 pm

I am so grateful for all the empathetic souls I've had the pleasure of connecting with on this site!

ALL issues (animals, humans, environment, political, societal) are inter-connected. We are all ONE.

I appreciate the compassion for the entirety. It's the essence missing in the trickle-down, corruption we are all now facing to change.

Namaste, Bless you, Amen, Shalom . . . all said to say thank you! Those who gather for peace and justice speak the same language -- no matter how expressed. Humanity is my credo, and I have chosen my friends well.

I am here to forward your causes, and am grateful for your soul communion.

 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 1:59 pm

Paraskevi, thank you for your comment! We must all realize that silence is not soft acquiescence . . . is deadly consent and co-conspiracy.

Not action (even inaction) is without consequence.
 

Kerstin Strobl (347)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:02 pm
Signed, thank you
 

Elisa M. (93)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:07 pm

You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.
 

. (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:07 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

Abo r. (102)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:14 pm
Thanks Adessalam for getting my attention, Thanks Just for posting.
Noted, signed and forwarded to friends.
 

Erin R. (169)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:23 pm
Noted & signed!
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:24 pm

you are everything to someone
Right now at this very minute
someone is very proud of you
someone is thinking of you
someone cares about you
someone misses you
someone wants to talk to you
someone wants to be with you
someone hopes you aren't in trouble
someone is thankful for the support you have provided
someone wants to hold your hand
someone hopes everything turns out all right
someone wants you to be happy
someone wants you to find them
someone is celebrating your successes
omeone wants to give you a gift
someone thinks you are a gift
someone hopes you are not too cold, or too hot
someone wants to hug you
someone loves you
someone wants to lavish you with small gifts
someone admires your strength
someone is thinking of you and smiling
someone wants to be your shoulder to cry on
someone wants to go out with you and have a lot of fun
someone thinks the world of you
someone wants to protect you
someone would do anything for you
someone wants to be forgiven
someone is grateful for your forgiveness
someone wants to laugh with you about old times
someone remembers you and wishes you were there
someone is praising God for you
someone needs to know that your love is unconditional
somebody values your advice
someone wants to tell you how much they care
someone wants to stay up watching old movies with you
someone wants to share their dreams with you
someone wants to hold you in their arms
someone wants you to hold them in your arms
someone treasures your spirit
someone wishes they could stop time because of you
someone praises God for your friendship and love
someone can't wait to see you
someone wishes that things didn't have to change
someone loves you for who you are
someone loves the way you make them feel
someone wants to be with you
someone is hoping they can grow old with you
someone is hearing a song that reminds them of you
someone wants you to know they are there for you
someone is glad that you're their friend
someone wants to be your friend
someone stayed up all night thinking about you
someone is alive because of you
someone is remorseful after losing your friendship
someone is wishing that you would notice them
someone wants to get to know you better
someone believes that you are their soul mate
someone wants to be near you
someone misses your guidance and advice
someone values your guidance and advice
someone has faith in you
someone trusts you
someone needs you to send them this
someone needs your support
someone needs you to have faith in them
someone needs you to let them be your friend
and that someone isn't far
just that we havn't realised it yet who he/she is
and its worth taking time out finding that someone:-)

Every living being is meaningful. (This even applies to the victims of wars, who we choose to not identify with.)

Wars are fought daily with common people just seeking to survive. If we do not respect their qualities, we disrespect all of humanity.

Jodi represents every one of us -- our sisters, brothers, friends, children, animals . . . ALL sentient beings, who were born with the expectations and rights to live freely -- and we, who survive, have a responsibility to protect them.
 

Voula Hatz (20)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:31 pm
Thank you, I'll share it.
 

ChanTlalok C. (369)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:32 pm
thanx Just Carole, signed #499, blessings!!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:48 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:50 pm
Dandelion, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress

Why is it, with the supposed 14 million members, and even if only 10,000 are active, why can we not get more signatures on these human interest petitions? A crying shame I'd say, if it were your daughter wouldn't YOU want someone to care?

I passed this around last time but I've new connections so I will send around again. Thank you Carole for doing this and for truly CARING.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:55 pm

Honestly? I feel very guilty about the fact that I took this on (and care very deeply about it), but my interests were so varied and scattered that I did not give it the attention it deserved.

I thank you all for your kindness.
 

Irene M. (70)
Monday January 3, 2011, 2:59 pm
Heartbreaking. Signed & fwd. Thank you,Carole.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:07 pm

Just an added aside.

I first heard of this situation on Change.org from a young lady who made a commitment to this cause, Teresa Coppola.

I was so touched by her vehemence that I offered my assistance here, and said that I was sure we could have no problem getting 1,000 signatures (out of millions).

I let her down. I dropped the ball after my initial submission; and it's bothered me ever since.

I refuse to believe that 1,000 people don't care about the safety of victims of self-gratification, even to the sacrifice of others, who have as much right as their predators to live their one life to its fullest.

The selfishness of predators is sickeningly vomitous.
 

linda b. (190)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:11 pm
Signed Thank you Carole
 

Mm M. (456)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:12 pm
Thank you for getting this out into a news story for needed signatures Just C...

Dande, Thanks for the forward...

Already SOOOOO signed and did forward to a few people, but did go to the site to check the #'s right now...#508
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:14 pm
Carole, don't beat up on yourself. People need to check into the petitions under ALL headings, not just the ones they normally go to. Also more need to be checking petitions period on here. Is nice to use the e-cards and read the various interesting articles, but everyone needs to spend a few minutes each day to sign a few petitions. It doesn't take that long and means so much for the one who posted it and for the cause they are promoting.
 

Lisa P. (49)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:20 pm
already signed and noted
 

Sue D. (156)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:20 pm
Signed and noted - wish I had seen it sooner. We are 1/2 way there though #511. I will post elsewhere too.
 

Mm M. (456)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:23 pm
Dande, you are so right, sadly I usually just look at Animals, Environment and then stop unless someone sends me something that is extremely important to them...Tried to star you Dande and I am sure I have this article hopefully from Just C in my many messages...This is SOOOO IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:26 pm

I am so glad you said that, Marilyn.

I am an advocate for all rights of creatures co-existing on this planet; and I have often wondered about remarks I've read from animal advocates who openly have stated that they care more for animals than humans.

Humans are also in need of help -- and are equally subjected to abuse by many of the same people who abuse animals.

We must care for both. Without humans, the animals have no protectors.

"It would be a small heart that could love but one."
 

. (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:40 pm
My heart is broken. We have had a similar situation but my child is still here. I worry every day.This is intolerable.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:42 pm

I was raised in Ohio, and my father (and most of the other male examples in my life) were hunters. Because I loved him, I accepted his theories regarding hunting. But then, as children evolve, I disliked his analogies, and as such, I loved him -- but hated his theories.

I live in Tennesee now (after spending most of my adulthood in cosmopolitan areas) -- BUT, around Thanksgiving, I heard on a local station, while driving my car, a broadcast of the Tennessee Young Sportsman I was galled! (almost to the point of pulling over)

THIS is the same mentality of those who take lives without considering their worth.

There is a direct correlation between animal cruelty (speciesism) and human rights.

It's a fight we all need to join.

 

Mm M. (456)
Monday January 3, 2011, 3:44 pm
Just C most of these ROTTEN PIECE OF #!# start with animals - then move on to HUMANS....

Just shaking my head in what is going on in today's WORLD....Never ever would you of seen this type of behavior when I was growing up!
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:08 pm
Signed September 24th, and still very concerned. A couple of people asked why there is more concern for animals. I do not think that is the case at all. Perhaps the animal petitions are more frequent because as numbers go there are more animals than humans that are being abused daily. Send me human causes and I will sign them. The people who believe this is true can start petitions for any human cause. There have been many petitions to stop human trafficking, especially children, and we need to stay on top of this and keep demanding better enforcement. I think that there are police who over look this crime because it brings in a lot of money to unscrupulous people in high places, and as I was told cities need people who conventioneers and politicians can access for sexual favors. They seem to prefer having unwilling partners like children to get their jollies. Send me a petition, I will sign them.
Yes, Marilyn M. you hit the nail on the head, it is true that abuse often starts with other helpless forms of life.
 

. (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:15 pm
signed, thanks, Carol.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:21 pm
I signed, Thanks Carol. I signed human & animal petition & all petitions where help is needed!
 

pam w. (191)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:22 pm
I signed in September.
 

june bullied (553)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:25 pm
care2 giving me rough time signing petition. will try later.
 

Jen S. (109)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:29 pm
Signed and forwarded.
 

Ralph F. (64)
Monday January 3, 2011, 4:49 pm
noted / signed. Obviously, laws and enforcement are needed to protect people from these types of dangers.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 5:16 pm
Thanks Carole, and Bengt for the fwd. Signed - signatures: 534
 

John C. (81)
Monday January 3, 2011, 5:22 pm
Done!
 

Monique Pouchet (236)
Monday January 3, 2011, 5:51 pm
Signed, I fwd, thanks just and charles to fwd.
 

Sally Ann G. (256)
Monday January 3, 2011, 5:52 pm
noted and signed today
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday January 3, 2011, 5:54 pm
Thank you, Carole for sending this to me. Realizing that this beautiful young woman was murdered by a stalker for 10 years.....and that nothing was, or action was taken, to protect her, (as the law was written), is shameful beyond my comprehension. By signing this petition, we are sending the signals that protection for ALL individuals who are harassed, frightened, abused, maligned, and threatened with their lives brings awareness to their plight. Your comment, 'You are EVERYTHING to Someone' made me cry, as well as watching the video of Jodi. My regret is that Jodi suffered and died needlessly. Presently, I am indirectly involved with a dear friend of mine who experienced stalking and abuse from an individual, she is scarred, and he is on probation as I write this. It effects all of us, to the core of our souls. Thank you again, Carole for your tremendous impact on all of us by this petition and others with your commitment/involvement in this cause, and others that you get out to us here on Care2. Signed petition (gladly). xox!! p.s. Thank you ALL for signing on this.
 

Alicia N. (87)
Monday January 3, 2011, 6:05 pm
GLADLY signed Dear Carole. I feel really bad for Jodi's parents. R. I. P. Dear Jodi, wherever you are.
 

Melody Aragorn (135)
Monday January 3, 2011, 6:07 pm
Pass "JODI'S LAW" Stalkers strip other peoples right to privacy....
Signed and noted..
Thank you Carol for not letting go of this issue... and Thank you Judith P for bringing this to my notice would never have known of this petition if not for you.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Monday January 3, 2011, 6:16 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Karen S. (106)
Monday January 3, 2011, 7:18 pm
Thanks Carole. I have been trying to load this petition to sign, but can't access the petition site right now for some reason. Will sign when I can get it loaded. Keep up the good work!
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Monday January 3, 2011, 7:24 pm
Thanks Carol
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday January 3, 2011, 7:29 pm
Signed. Noted. Thank you.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:06 pm
Noted, and signed, on September 10th...
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:08 pm
Lease pass this law
 

Agnes H. (144)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:09 pm
Signed and noted. Also thank you to Dandelion for sending this on to me! Thank you Carole.
I'm sorry if it took so long for me to do this but as you may know by now is that I haven't been 100% since August and I have been deleting a lot of e-mails after 9 pm our time last month when you were so kind as not to send me any forwards or news articles. Please start sending them again, at least that way I won't miss your petitions. You know I sign everything you send me. I also try not to delete your messages!
 

Carmen S. (69)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:30 pm
I am # 414 had to look for it cause I wasn't sure. I am surprised it said it had only 565 signatures. and I am on page 3 and there are 10 pages. This certainly should pass.
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:45 pm
Noted, Signed, Posted, Very Important Cause.!
 

Ian MacLeod (79)
Monday January 3, 2011, 8:56 pm
Ive a friend in Kansas who's husband, who has been living apart from her for years now, is stalking her. She has a fatal autoimmune disorder that was exacerbated - directly contrary to her doctor's letter to the City Administrator who oversees this self-administered medical coverage - by the removal of the medication (they required her to pay 50% co-pay, which is almost 4 times her husband's salary) that kept her alive and healthy for 12 years. They could do it because it's an opiate; out of control pain exacerbates the disease process, and it almost killed her. Her husband really, really wants the insurance money he thinks he's getting after she dies, so he sets little booby traps and sabotages things, kills off her pets, destroys her little projects, etc. Anything to keep her BP up and make the disease worse. Kansas state law, however, says that if he doesn't lay hands on her, he's not staling her or abusing her.

Anything that can be done to help her and millions of other women MUST be done!

Ian
 

Ancil S. (175)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:09 pm
Noted,signed,and cross posted over to Facebook,Myspace,and Twitter. Hope this helps.
 

Chris E. (50)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:14 pm
Signed and noted.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:34 pm
Noted and will forward FIRST THING IN THE MORNING my dear. Just too tired. Thank you dearly!

OflinePEACEARTH, You signed on September 24, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress
 

Bernell T. (235)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:34 pm
Noted, signed, and tweeted. Bernell
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:45 pm
Done, with pleasure!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 3, 2011, 9:59 pm
Signed
 

offline away busy sorry (63)
Monday January 3, 2011, 10:31 pm
noted and signed.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:23 pm
Thank you Carole
Kathy, You signed on September 24, 2010.
 

Sandra T. (126)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:40 pm
Noted and signed, thanks
 

Naoko I. (262)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:46 pm
Signed on September 24, 2010.
 

Gloria Fernandez (20)
Monday January 3, 2011, 11:48 pm
signed, noted and shared it.
 

Darlene W. (68)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 12:32 am
Signed with sadness
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 12:53 am
598 signatures; that could be a lot more, right?
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 2:49 am
signed as 610th...
 

Denise P. (65)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:22 am
Gladly signed. Noted and forwarded. Thank you Just!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:35 am
I'm told : "PeasantDiva, You signed on September 29, 2010. Your signature has been delivered to: United States President and Congress"

It's true, C, that the turn-out is very poor on this issue.
Your tenacity is a model for us ! Hope you'll galvanize more of C2.


Dancing Bear Hugs!!
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:39 am
Noted and signed, thanks Carol
 

Maria S. (102)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:19 am
Very sad. Sending my condolences to the family.
Noted, signed and forwarded.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:20 am
Signed, thanks :-)
 

Maria P. (151)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:37 am
JUNK lady again, she needs to get lost or donate all the money to care 2
 

Maria P. (151)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:38 am
what a sad story, and such a pretty women, signed and noted
 

Maurene T. (122)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:08 am
Signed. Jane Velez Mitchell (who is also a staunch animal rights activist) is running a campaign regarding "Violence Against Women". She and others whom she has recently interviewed feel this is a national concern and much of the blame needs to go to the judges who give inadequate sentences and to the parole boards who let offenders out of jail long before they have served even a small portion of their sentence. Perhaps, it is necessary to put ankle bracelets on anyone convicted of a felony against a woman.
 

Val R. (242)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:14 am
Cross-posted - will have to find the petition to sign.
 

Val R. (242)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:15 am
Found it - signed.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:19 am
There are many laws that need to be strengthen;laws on stalking should be one of them!
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:20 am
Noted and signed.
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:52 am
#627. Thanks Just & Judith P. for your share.
 

Marty H. (119)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:57 am
Thanks Carole, signed on Sept. 25th. Noted.
 

Win S. (26)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:58 am
Gladly Signed
 

Beverly L. (72)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:09 am
Noted, signed and forwarded ~ thank you Carole!
 

Brigitte H. (35)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:32 am
Action taken &forward. Thanks.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:31 am
noted and signed my friend
 

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:34 am
noted.
 

Gary C. (5)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:42 am
noted thankyou...
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:59 am
Already signed thanks
 

Ira M. (211)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:32 am
Signed and noted, thank you
 

Arild Warud (165)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:39 am
Arild, You signed on September 25, 2010.
Of course I signed,thanks for the post "C"
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:06 am
noted and signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:19 am
John, You signed on September 25, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:36 am
649 signatures : ~ (
Imagine this; If One out of thousand CARE2 Member (14,7 million) would really CARE2 make a difference...??? WOW!!! Think about it... Eh, whutever -Just sign, it takes five seconds!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Pass-Jodis-Law/
 

Laura Ferlitto (16)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:44 am
noted
 

Laura Ferlitto (16)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:46 am
& signed #650
 

Carole K. (199)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:54 am
"You signed September 24, 2010..." This is an extremely important issue that needs to be presented over and over until social policies are changed to prevent such atrocity from ever happening to anyone else again. Thanks to everyone involved in so doing!
 

Anna M. (112)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 11:48 am
Signed....thank you so much, Just Carole-- this one had slipped by me earlier, and it's such an important one, too.
 

Manuela C. (64)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 12:28 pm
done
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 2:02 pm
Signed. Stalking is a serious crime.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 2:47 pm
Only 657 signatures. Come on, care2 members! This is very important! People are important too. Not just animals.
 

Randy James Martinez (31)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:12 pm
Noted,signed and of course tweeted! When is someone going to listen to and do something about stalking!"RJM"
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:50 pm
I sometimes wonder to what extent environmentalists might be subjected to stalking and harassment from the corporate world. (That said, I think some corporates can be good.)
 

Melissah C. (389)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:30 pm
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:01 pm
Thanks Carole. I would take action if I could but 'visit site' takes me to a youtube video, not a petition site?
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:04 pm

HERE'S THE PETITION:
  Pass "JODI'S LAW" (S.B 414, Anti-stalking Legislation)
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:14 pm
Thanks for clarifying Carole. Done! - Pass "JODI'S LAW" (S.B 414, Anti-stalking Legislation)
Your signature has been delivered to: United States President and Congress

Signature # 662
 

Cristina S. (338)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:15 pm
Signed & shared!
 

Laurel W. (23)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:23 pm
I have signed this, and forwarded it to my Facebook profile...and I thank God, that this has never happened to me. I have had many problems with men, over the years, but have been spared this, at least. May Jodi find the peace she was denied in life.
 

Brandie L. (21)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:00 pm
noted and signed
 

Corinna M. (40)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:55 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Natalie Away J. (125)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 1:36 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 5:46 am
Already signed. How can someone be stalked for 10 years? Did she know it? And yet couldn't do anything about it? (not to belittle anything with these questions)
Stalking seems the same as bullying only more hidden and cowardly. But let's face it the ones who actually murder someone are psychotic. They're out there. The worst possible thing to fear IMO is an insane human being.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 6:05 am
Still only 681 signatures! I can't believe that people here really don't care about human life.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 6:05 am
"How can someone be stalked for 10 years?" As I understand it, the "law"will not act until a crime is committed. ie: If someone threatens to murder someone they will not be arrested until they've done it. I guess stalking someone is not a crime? The law is an ass and in need of revision ASAP!
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 6:21 am
 
Since this is my second time posting about this, answers to many questions can be found on the first article, posted September 24, 2010:
 
PASS JODI'S LAW (SB 414 Anti-Stalking) - TAKE ACTION!
 
I found this there:
 
Justin Eugene Thurber | People You'll See In Hell 29 posts - 2 authors - Last post: Mar 5, 2009We've all probably known a guy like 26-year-old Justin Thurber. Justin is the guy who'll start telling you all his plans for his life, ...
 
And, yes, the reasons these situations continue for years (and then result in deaths) are because of a cavalier attitude by law enforcement, inadequate training as to the psychological problems (and dangers) of stalkers and lack of appropriate sharing of inter-agency information.
 
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 7:21 am
 
Without posting the entire article, here is an excerpt, which will show how Jodi's murderer (Justin Thurber) was a known stalker:
 
"But it was his behavior with young women that was the most disturbing. If you were young, petite and pretty, and you caught Justin Thurber’s eye, you were in for months or years of obsessive attention and stalking that wouldn’t stop until he moved on to another victim. The more a women would resist his advances, the more aggressive his methods of getting your attention became.
 
He had a job with Kentucky Fried Chicken in 2001, and began terrorizing a 16-year-old coworker. He once dragged her into his car through the window and refused to let her leave for over three hours. He would often get into her face, yelling and clenching his entire body, at the very edge of self control.
 
One young woman, Alexis Swartzell had to file a petition for protection for herself and her 5-year-old daughter. From Jan. 1 through Jan. 8, Swartzell wrote in the petition, Thurber followed her and text-messaged her frequently. “He sits outside family members homes for hours,” Swartzell wrote. “He tells my family he will have to come pick me up for Moriss bonds if he cannot talk to me,” referring to a bail bondsman Thurber wanted to work for.
 
Another girl, Nicole Topper also filed for an order of protection against Thurber. She wrote that he would follow her for hours, text and phone her obsessively, and threatened her when she refused to go out with him. During one incident, Thurber showed up at Subway restaurant where she worked at about 7 a.m. “He showed up… in the back of the Ark City Subway needing a ride home. I told him no. I said he could use the phone, but he didn’t want to,” Topper wrote.
 
And there were many others – Donell, Michelle, Jamie, Arcelea, Mariela & Meghan. They all suffered the attentions of Justin Thurber, and all experienced the same obsessive behaviors.
 
And then there was Jodi Sanderholm. Jodi, 19, was a Cowley College student and a member of the school’s Tigerette Danceline team. Justin Thurber has been described as a “Groupie” of the dance team, and has attempted to date several of the members, including Jodi."
 
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 7:45 am
"He once dragged her into his car through the window and refused to let her leave for over three hours."
That's not a crime? Sounds like assault and forcible confinement.
But let's face it, he's a criminal and nuts.
As David Buchan says, it's true that sometimes police can't/don't do anything until AFTER a crime has been committed. Which is super frustrating. I once came across what I thought was incriminating evidence of someone who was known to police as a 'preacher impersonator' who would call up families and women who had missing children pretending to know information about the case....but they wouldn't/couldn't do anything about it since he hadn't actually done any crime yet. (I was just a regular citizen)
Another problem is such people are sometimes put in the hands of Psychology and Psychiatry. Now, they set themselves up as supposedly knowing what they're doing, and understand people, but do they? These two fields RULE throughout society in all areas supposedly in the field of mental 'health'. Was this guy 'helped' out with psychotropic drugs, which are known to sometimes cause or worsen violent tendencies. Was he ever assessed by psychs and then let out as 'no real danger to others' or that type of crap?
There's more than just poor law enforcement laws regarding criminals and nutbars walking around.
 

Just Carole (338)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 8:07 am

While all that's true, Kenneth, we need to concentrate our efforts on those things that CAN be changed. As you mentioned yourself, her murderer already had committed crimes against others and orders of protection are practically useless.

But, the fact that this man was known to be obsessive and violent, but was still free to walk the streets indicates that authorities (and laws) take the potential danger of stalkers lightly. For lesser offenses, tracking bracelets, psychiatric confinement, etc. are mandated.

As a woman, and having known several other victims of this type of behavior (as well as having experienced it personally), my perception of the attitudes of authorities I witnessed was almost, "Well, hey, you're attractive, of course, the guy wants you." Almost as if it is a laughing matter and I should feel complimented.

There is NOTHING flattering about being stalked. It has an extreme psychological impact on everyday actions of the victim -- where you are afraid to answer the phone, or go to the store, or work, or ANYWHERE, including your own home, or (in the case of an internet stalker) log on to your favorite social sites. It is an all-controlled, humiliating, fearful and captive existence -- exactly what the stalker intended.

The issue needs to be given a higher priority in law enforcement, concentrating on empathy training and illustrating the fact that stalkers are psychologically damaged. They're NOT just some person who has a unrequited crush on another.

 

Kenneth L. (314)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 8:31 am
Agree with all that Just C. I just mentioned the Psychology and Psychiatry thing because they DO let nutbars back out into society ON THEIR DETERMISIM. And these two professions CAN be changed too. My advice to people is to really investigate the actual success rate of these two professions in 'helping' people and possibly not blindly think just because they're set up as supposedly knowing what they're doing, paid a lot of money to do it, wear white coats or suits, have big 'degrees', use big words, give a lot of drugs, gov't. funded, BigPharma supported, that people are misled by them or their 'assessments'.
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 9:19 am
Thanks, noted!
 

Healthshots reminder (202)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 9:31 am
Signed We need more laws to help make this world safer for women.....
 

Bruce C D. (59)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 10:15 am
Just C.--

Thanks to your renewed efforts, this was brought this to my attention. Noted and signed, of course.

I'm constantly somewhat dismayed that with all the Care2 members, worthwhile petitions like this one so often encounter such difficulty attracting enough signatures.

It should also be mentioned that this law doesn't discriminate by gender: men are equally protected against female stalkers. While not be as numerous in our society, they nevertheless have the capacity to be just as dangerous and troublesome.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 10:17 am
Previously signed on October 5, 2010.

TY, "C".
.
 

Megan Beery (2)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 11:43 am
noted and signed. A highschool girl that lives right next to my parents was murdered last year by her stalker, we need these laws now!
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 1:03 pm
Terrie, You signed on September 25, 2010.
Your signature has been delivered to:
United States President and Congress
 

Deb NOMAILPLS A. (77)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 1:22 pm
signed last year........noted with thanks again.
 

alicia m. (100)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 1:07 am
NOTED, SIGNED, THANK YOU
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 3:23 am
Noted and Signed!
 

Valerie Wasson (135)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:31 pm
Noted and signed.
 

julia c. (42)
Friday January 7, 2011, 9:49 am
and one more added! signed!
 

Dee C. (23)
Friday January 7, 2011, 11:34 am
Signed & noted..
Thanks Carole
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Friday January 7, 2011, 7:49 pm
Just signed and noted .. and my condolences to this poor womans family ! :(
 

Hannah H. (98)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 1:51 pm
Noted & signed! Thank you Carole!!
 

Karen Tucker (39)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 6:11 pm
noted, signed this one AND the one on change.org as well. This is SO sad. Stalking laws NEED to be changed in EVERY state so that this act of violence doesn't take another person's life as it did Jodi's. Condolences to Jodi's family. May GOD give them the strength to continue to go on even though it very hard to do so. May the stalker burn in HELL for the rest of his life,
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:16 pm
Signes before... we now have #737 signatures so let us push for the rest to make it a total of 1,000. Anyone who has experienced the terror of being stalked and had their lives taken away from them physically, mentally and emotionally will understand the need for this law.
 

Just Carole (338)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:19 pm

Thanks for your enthusiastic support, Jeannette!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:39 am
noted and signed already. i understand that the law requires the police to have evidence. the problem with the stalkers is that they don't provide the evidence until they have murdered their target....it's really frightening and frustrating... and almost impossible to protect against......by the time the stalker can be arrested his victim is already dead.....not a lot of help...and most stalkers are smarter than to give the police the evidence they need...and a restraining order...yep...that little piece of paper is no help at all....it's useless....unless one can afford 24/7 protection....the advantages are with the stalker.....
 
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