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As reported by the St.Mary's County Sheriff's Office of St.Mary's County, Maryland, 17 year old Lauren Bush and her accomplice allegedly tortured and assaulted a disabled 15 year old boy "several times" between the months of December, 2013 and February, 2

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Krish Away (43)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:51 pm
About this Petition
As reported by the St.Mary's County Sheriff's Office of St.Mary's County, Maryland, 17 year old Lauren Bush and her accomplice allegedly tortured and assaulted a disabled 15 year old boy "several times" between the months of December, 2013 and February, 2014.
Other allegations include videos taken that show the boy being forced to walk across a frozen pont, which caused him to fall through several times, and their refusal to help him out.
Also alleged are coersion to commit sex acts with animals, dragging him by the hair, kicking him in the groin, and assaulting him with a knife.
The historical failure of the criminal justic system to adequately respond to abuse and exploitation of developmentally disables along with their failure to charge hate crimes where appropriate has led to chronic under-reporting of cases like the one in which Lauren Bush has been charged. This under-reporting is both because disabled people do not believe that their victimization will be treated seriously by law enforcement and because police forces do not investigate these crimes as hate based and record them as such when called for.
While numerous disability and criminology studies show a high crime rate against disabled people, the U.S. Office of Crime Statistics has previously reported that disabled people rarely participate in the criminal justice process even when they have been brutally victimized. Such is the case of Lauren Bush and her accomplice.
Lets not allow prosecutors and law enforcement to take the easy-out in the torture and abuse of a challenged young man who has been traumatized for life.

Please sign this petition which demands that the Attorney General of the state of Maryland, Douglas F Gansler, and the District Attorney of St.Mary's County, Maryland charge Lauren Bush and her accomplice with a hate crime under the Mathew Shepard Act of 1969.
The Sheriff of St.Mary's county, has already stated that they "can't figure out why" Lauren Bush and her accomplice committed this heinous crime, they are denying the obvious that the crime was committed as hate against a disabled person. We must not let law enforcement off the hook!
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Krish Away (43)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:52 pm

Animae C (516)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:53 pm
Mar 24
# 251

Pat B (356)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:30 pm
Thank you, definitely signed.!!

Freya H (357)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:38 pm
When I was young, I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. I endured a lot of teasing and bullying, but I had several close friends who stood up with me, as well as a very loving and supportive father. One teacher in particular seemed to understand me - maybe he was an "Aspie" himself. I now know that autism is not a defect, not a handicap, just a difference. Like Dumbo's big ears and Rudolph's glowing nose, my autism has in the end been far more of a boon than a bane.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:45 pm
Prev signed-thx Krish

JL A (281)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:45 pm
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Krish!

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 6:15 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Krish.

Candy L (473)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 7:23 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:10 pm
According to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission ( more than 90% of men and women with developmental disablilities will experience sexual abuse at some time in their life.

Totally unacceptable statistics. And who are the ones with the disabled minds? Petition signed.

Ondine J (134)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 10:37 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Krish

Elizabeth O (94)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:27 am

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:14 am
you took action on March 18, 2014

Past Member (0)
Monday March 24, 2014, 6:03 am
signed & noted

Ben O (171)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:32 am
Signed 5 days ago...

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:59 pm
Gladly signed!!!!

norma laborie (33)
Monday March 24, 2014, 2:26 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:10 pm
signed, noted & shared, sent green star to all who signed

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:16 pm
Signed #301. Noted. Thank you, Krish.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:20 pm

Kamia T (89)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:52 pm
Noted and signed. What's so terribly sad about this entire thing is that the poor autistic child has so little comprehension of what he was being made to do that when his mother asked him if those girls were still his friends, he seemed to think they were! What sort of children are we raising now that they're that cruel and think it's nothing but funny?

Gloria H (88)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:18 pm
very tragic. I hope the sentences are very, very long for the perps, with no time off for "good behavior"!

Dori C (17)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:48 pm

Leanne B (46)
Monday March 24, 2014, 6:50 pm
Disgusted and signed.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:12 am
signed march 18

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:33 am
Noted and signed

Winn A (179)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:40 am

Rhonda B (106)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:05 am
Noted. Happy to sign.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:36 am

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:17 am
Noted and signed

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:22 pm
Gladly signed.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:34 pm
Terrible. I hope those committing these acts are prosecuted to the fullest extent possible and given a harsh sentence. Signed petition.

Tracy G (3)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:40 pm
signed, thx

Amy Fisher (11)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 2:39 am

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 5:10 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 8:16 am
Signed and noted.

Sarah Baker (61)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 8:44 am
Signed & noted, thank you!

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 3:18 pm

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 5:59 pm

This treatment of anyone is a travesty of life and should never be committed. Especially to one who doesn't understand/believe he has rights. There must be more training to learn how to charge and punish the perpetrators. There also needs to be more places of help they can go to/police can take them to for help and protection.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 5:59 pm

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:33 pm
It's not the Sheriffs job to figure out 'why', it's his job to enforce the law as written and to serve and protect.

Patsy Olive (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
N & S & tweeted.

. (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:36 pm

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 8:05 pm
So cruel, do the same to these jerks then put them behind bars

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:50 pm
Signed, I hope he gets the justice he deserves.

Rhonda B (106)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 3:46 am
I have a 14 year old son that has Autism. I gladly signed.

Connie O (44)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 7:49 am
S + N

Maria S (95)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 7:49 am
Noted & signed #428! Thanks Cher!

Dawn M (142)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:00 am

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 3:34 pm

Onita Northington (44)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:27 pm
I say the little hooligans should be taken out and horse whipped.

Angeles M (298)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:33 pm
My nephew has autism, so of course I signed.

James Merit (144)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 9:45 pm
Yes he does!!! spam flagged

James Baret (1)
Friday March 28, 2014, 7:34 am
Gladly signed.

Kerrie G (116)
Friday March 28, 2014, 7:37 am
Noted, thanks.

Lauren S (26)
Friday March 28, 2014, 7:49 am
I don't even know what to say. This is so horrible. Gladly signed.

Dianna M (16)
Friday March 28, 2014, 3:52 pm
Disgusting. Congratulations to the parents of these wonderful teens--you've raised psychopaths. You must be SO proud. (Yes, I'm being sarcastic.)

Fran F (118)
Friday March 28, 2014, 9:14 pm
Fran, you took action on March 28, 2014 ~ Noted. Thank you, Krish.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday March 28, 2014, 10:46 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:25 am

Sascha Harper (303)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 6:33 am
noted and signed and a bit disappointed to see there are less than 500 signatures :(

Kerstin S (371)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 6:45 am

John van Nijnatten (6)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 10:27 am
Noted, already signed!

Winn A (179)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:48 pm
Signed 3/25/14

Angela J (61)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 8:14 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:05 am
Noted & Signed

Bridget Robertson (106)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:18 am
Already signed. Tweeted

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 6:19 am
you took action on March 24, 2014

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 3:18 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Krish.

barbara C Horban (56)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 3:56 pm
Noted signed shared. Revolting. I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

James N (31)
Monday March 31, 2014, 9:51 am
s&n. thanks!

Joe R (190)
Monday March 31, 2014, 5:15 pm

Tanya Selth (0)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12:25 am
noted and signed. I have Aspergers and was very mistreated at school thou I never did a thing wrong, I even got bashed up by a girl years older then me. My daughter who has Aspergers, she got given concussion at school (she had to be taken to hospital as she went blind for a short time due to it.. that was the third time she'd been concussed). One of the boys who didnt like her and always teased her, hit her over the head with a cricket bat, he claimed it was an accident and got away with doing that to her.

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 2:51 am
Sadly I am late just signed at 498. N&S

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 2:53 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, google. Thx.

Judith Hand (55)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 2:10 pm
Noted, tweeted and signed with comment.

mar l ene d (264)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 3:36 pm
noted signed ty. bastards!!!!!!

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 6:35 pm
Gladly signed, just hate bullies! May ms. Lauren Bush get a nice LONG JAIL sentence! Once inside she will find out there are a whole lot of other fellow inmates who will teach her ALL ABOUT BULLYING! I hope that the young man who was so savagely abused gets all the help he justly deserves. I hope the parents of this young man sue the Bush's parents for all they've got. @Dandelion I knew disabled children were more at risk, but 90% is a number so high it makes me ill. What kind of a world are we living in. Disgusting.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 7:08 pm
signed and noted thanks

Mandi T (375)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:05 pm
Signed and posted on my FB page. X

Ruth L (242)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:05 pm
#518 Needs many more signatures. Thanks Krish and thank you Ed V for the forward and thanks to all who shared.

Linda Moore (240)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:13 pm
Signed, Noted,tweeted. Thanx Krish & Ed forforwarding!

Karen Gee (97)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:50 pm

Wednesday April 2, 2014, 2:52 pm
Signed and noted!

Annemie O (153)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:16 pm

Laetitia schartner (171)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:20 pm

Allen O (198)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 6:09 pm
Noted and signed March 18

benson gitonga (100)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 8:07 pm

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 10:54 pm
You have to wonder what motivates people to behave in such a manner. Do they really enjoy inflicting such pain and humiliation on a vulnerable person who simply wants to be their friend? If Lauren Bush was my daughter, she'd be getting the help she so desperately needs --whether she wanted to or not. She's still a minor.

Gladly signed and noted.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:08 am
Noted and signed, thanks Krish and barbara.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:53 am

John Holton (344)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:10 am
S and N

Michela M (3964)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 7:47 am

. (0)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 8:09 am
noted and signed

Farah H (152)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 9:41 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing

Sherri M (78)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 11:51 am
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 1:45 pm
S&N,thanks for sharing

Sharon Wardle (103)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 10:41 pm
Signed, shared & noted ~ Thanks

kate K (481)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 10:08 am

sylvie C (46)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 3:14 pm
you took action on April 03, 2014

Kathleen R (192)
Monday April 7, 2014, 1:05 pm
Signed and noted.

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:19 am
#586 11:19 am Apr 11 Terrie Williams TX SSN

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 10:29 am

Leanne B (46)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 12:47 pm
Done March 24.
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