Change.Org Petition To Arrest Skokie Officer Has 1,046 Signers

People from New Zealand, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, as well as throughout the United States, have signed it, according to the addresses they gave.

Screenshot of Skokie police surveillance video of an injured Cassandra Feuerstein in a police station cell.
Screenshot of Skokie police surveillance video of an injured Cassandra Feuerstein in a police station cell.

More than 1,000 people have signed their names to a petition on Change.org asking the Skokie Police Department to charge Officer Michael Hart in connection with injuries sustained by Cassandra Feuerstein.

Change.org is a website on which people can start petitions for causes they support. Usually, the petitions are directed at a person or group and ask for a specific action. 

Feuerstein, who was charged with DUI on March 10, 2013, brought a lawsuit Oct. 9 against Officer Michael Hart and the village of Skokie, complaining Hart had hurled her into a cement bench inside the Skokie police station, breaking facial bones and resulting in surgeries, an internal titanium plate to hold bones together, difficulty in eating, severe pain and having her face shaped differently on one side.

Earlier: Lawyer: Skokie Cop Victim's 'Face Split Open'

Many of the petition signers gave their reasons for signing, which are listed on the website. While many signers were from the Chicago area, others gave their addresses as Florida, California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and elsewhere. The petition had 1,046 signers as of 11 p.m. Monday.

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Voice of Reason October 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM
While on the topic of change.org, there was another petition that has garnered nearly 8 times more signatures than the one noted in this story, and that would be the "Congressional Reform Act of 2013". Some of its points include: "1. No Tenure / No Pension... 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people." Wonder how some of our long serving Congressional Incumbents whose constituents are in Cook County would feel about this?
shp October 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Just signed the "Congressional Reform Act of 2013" - it makes sense to me!


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