Bethany Lisa McGowan
Bethany Lisa McGowan

I have mixed feelings about this. There are some men and women who are incarcerated for non-violent crimes. I would happily sign this petition regarding violent offenders. I think it's criminal that they are able to terrorize their victims from prison. I would be horrified to be a family member or a victim of such a terrible crime and find out this was happening. I think it's another violation to them and criminal to allow this to happen. With this being said, we also have men and women that...

I have mixed feelings about this. There are some men and women who are incarcerated for non-violent crimes. I would happily sign this petition regarding violent offenders. I think it's criminal that they are able to terrorize their victims from prison. I would be horrified to be a family member or a victim of such a terrible crime and find out this was happening. I think it's another violation to them and criminal to allow this to happen. With this being said, we also have men and women that are incarcerated for non-violent crimes such as sex work, financial fraud, drug possession etc., that will be getting out of prison and it is a way for them to communicate and keep up with their children, family and friends. Their circumstances have contributed to where they are (poverty, illegal immigration, addictions etc.) but if we treat them as monsters then we as a society are judging them and will never continue to understand the social circumstances some people find themselves in and will also be punishing their children and family as well. And of course there is the other side of the argument about jail being a 'punishment' and face booking is hardly punishment is it? There are people in our own communities who cannot afford a computer and NOT in jail. Tough issue.

Bryan Hughes
Bryan Hughes
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

And if this came in, you would all be deprived of my company on facebook.. Only kidding... before I get a tirade. Let them have Facebook as long as they don;t abuse it. Many have precious little else.

Amber's Angel's
Amber's Angel's
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

I guess you missed this part of the petition? ""We the family and friends request Facebook to suspend a Facebook account while a felon is in custody or awaiting trial if the felony caused great bodily injury or death to the victim." . . why should a convicted killer have access to Fb just to post wi h no remorse and terrorize the family who has already suffered the taking of the life of a family member? If a crime is comitted a choice to do so was made. If they have litte else in...

I guess you missed this part of the petition? ""We the family and friends request Facebook to suspend a Facebook account while a felon is in custody or awaiting trial if the felony caused great bodily injury or death to the victim." . . why should a convicted killer have access to Fb just to post wi h no remorse and terrorize the family who has already suffered the taking of the life of a family member? If a crime is comitted a choice to do so was made. If they have litte else in prison it's because they made a choice to break the law and a person is dead because of it or severly injured. The system is already over burdened without having to "monitor" an inmates Fb activity. If inamtes can get access to Fb and cell phones under current conditions how well do you think that would work?

Bethany Lisa McGowan
Bethany Lisa McGowan
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

I am sorry for your loss Amber's mom. I can't even imagine what that would be like and think it's so wonderful that you are doing something in her memory, honoring it in such a positive way. Good luck to you and your family.

Deanna Durant
Deanna Durant
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

Give me a break Brian.. "poor prisoners" THAT is what is wrong with the justice system as it exists.. people continue to prey on the public because it is a JOKE when they are actuallly arrested and charged..so there isnt any fear for doing the crime.. they know that the justice system as it it exists will most probably NEVER punish them. They get 2, 3, 4 years for murdering someone.. supposedly a life sentance.. but they never serve it cause the prison system as it exists is a joke!

Deanna Durant
Deanna Durant
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

Bethany, I grew up in poverty.. In the projects.. I was still taught right from wrong and made something of myself because of it, and I have NEVER done anything illeagal... it is a cop out to say they only do the crimes becuase of society.. If they are addicted, they chose to become addicted.. stop making excuses for peoples lack of self control. It isnt societies fault prople make the choices they do, it is time people take personal responsibily for what they do and stop blaming somebody else all the time.

Bethany Lisa McGowan
Bethany Lisa McGowan
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

All I am saying Deanna is that EVERYONE has a story. Do we forget about the 'addicts' in society and dismiss them because of "their lack of self control"? How does that play out for their children and their children's children? Do we dismiss them as well when they are born with physical, social and/or cognitive disabilities as a result of the addiction and put them in institutions too while their mother's are imprisoned? Good for you for overcoming obstacles in life. If only others were as strong and resilient.

Bethany Lisa McGowan
Bethany Lisa McGowan
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

If you really think addiction is about "lack of control" then you really don't understand the issue. Tell that to the woman who grew up with alcoholics and a step-father who raped her multiple times with no protection from her family who knew, and who learned early on from her mother the numbing effect alcohol has versus feeling the emotions and dreaming about her molestation. Not drinking for her is not an option because when she doesn't the pain is unbearable…or at least that's how she...

If you really think addiction is about "lack of control" then you really don't understand the issue. Tell that to the woman who grew up with alcoholics and a step-father who raped her multiple times with no protection from her family who knew, and who learned early on from her mother the numbing effect alcohol has versus feeling the emotions and dreaming about her molestation. Not drinking for her is not an option because when she doesn't the pain is unbearable…or at least that's how she feels. Everyone has a story, that is all I am saying. Of course hold the person responsible, but at least address the issues in society rather than dismiss their effects and blame it on the person's inability to cope or have "self control".

Benjamin Baldwin
Benjamin Baldwin
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

My daughter was murdered. This argument is ridiculous. Unless you are a victim yourself or related to a victim, you will NEVER UNDERSTAND regardless of how much you try to rationalize your opinion with some kind of social rants about rights of prisoners.

Benjamin Baldwin
Benjamin Baldwin
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

I also want to thank Amber's Angels for standing up and trying to make a difference in this world and not just complaining on other people's causes. What a wonderful thing she is doing in honor of her daughter, just like a lot of us are doing. Do not mess with Parents of Murdered Children because you are instigating with more people than you think you are. Here is your spotlight to all of those who would rather sit here and write hate speech and stupid comments about prisoner's rights to...

I also want to thank Amber's Angels for standing up and trying to make a difference in this world and not just complaining on other people's causes. What a wonderful thing she is doing in honor of her daughter, just like a lot of us are doing. Do not mess with Parents of Murdered Children because you are instigating with more people than you think you are. Here is your spotlight to all of those who would rather sit here and write hate speech and stupid comments about prisoner's rights to victims and their families instead of just closing your browsing window and moving on quietly with your life!

Amber's Angel's
Amber's Angel's
  • Bethany Lisa McGowan

Bethany for the record KILLING someone with a DUI in California is NOT a violent crime so limiting it to violent offenders in the eyes of the law would still allow my daughters killer access to Facebook.

Tempy Snider Mckibben
Tempy Snider Mckibben

She took my Husbands life we were married 18 years and we also need to watch the Judges on the bench , this Drunk got one year in jail , this is normal in this courtroom , drinking and driving is MURDER.

Cats Whitcher
Cats Whitcher
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

Unfortunately this is probably not the first time she has been guilty of DUI... maybe the first time she was caught or punished or drew attention to herself; buthistory shows, when an ac cident involving DUI happens it's not the first time the driver has been under the influence. I am very humbled by the fact that i "escaped" any consequences of my foolish youth...there but for the Grace of God! I never hurt anyone, but i was doubly blessed not to have done.

Cats Whitcher
Cats Whitcher
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

AND... I don't consider what happened to you and your husband an "accident"... accidents are flukes or not with a preventable cause... sigh...

Tempy Snider Mckibben
Tempy Snider Mckibben
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

i wasnt innocent but drinking and driving a no no always told my daughter if your drunk , no questions asked call me i will come get you , no lectures , or a taxi , i will pay you back if you cant afford it ! whatever just get you butt home safe !

Mark Purcell
Mark Purcell
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

Hey here they are letting go third offense DUI's. with no time. I don't understand no inmate should be allowed social access period. Including house arrest. Only visitation. Tempy if you need to vent than vent. What ever helps you. I notice that it's hard to heal inside until truths are exposed. I also notice that as long as these felons keep getting off and society won't put their foot down on these judges that essentially are not following the law. They are laws for judges to follow. With...

Hey here they are letting go third offense DUI's. with no time. I don't understand no inmate should be allowed social access period. Including house arrest. Only visitation. Tempy if you need to vent than vent. What ever helps you. I notice that it's hard to heal inside until truths are exposed. I also notice that as long as these felons keep getting off and society won't put their foot down on these judges that essentially are not following the law. They are laws for judges to follow. With out that then throw out the judges or the system completely and let society run wild. Maybe look into the judges history? Does he/she have any DUI record. I know I'm good. Always pull a judges personal record. It can recuse or even suspend a judge instantly. Pull in a judge that will follow the rules. Maybe that can help.

Ann Neal
Ann Neal

On April 7th 2012, the day before Easter, my daughter and her husband were on their way home from a baptizmal service on their motorcycle when they were killed instantly by a drunk driver in a pick up truck.the drunk driver repeatedly ran over their lifeless bodies trying to flee. he was held by passers by waiting for police.when he was told he had just killed 2 people and he laughed and made vulgar remarks about them. he has shown no remorse. My daughter was a devoted substance abuse...

On April 7th 2012, the day before Easter, my daughter and her husband were on their way home from a baptizmal service on their motorcycle when they were killed instantly by a drunk driver in a pick up truck.the drunk driver repeatedly ran over their lifeless bodies trying to flee. he was held by passers by waiting for police.when he was told he had just killed 2 people and he laughed and made vulgar remarks about them. he has shown no remorse. My daughter was a devoted substance abuse nurse. He did get the max which was 16 years. bet you are not laughing now.

Amber's Angel's
Amber's Angel's
  • Ann Neal

Ann my heart breaks for you and your family , together we can make a chnage <3

Ann Neal
Ann Neal
  • Ann Neal

thank you. this is such an unbelievable nightmare. I don't know where to go from here. my son-in-laws sister spoke with the Gov. of Ohio where we live.she is working on stricter laws and sentences.I want to raise awareness and get some justice for our family and loved ones.God willing,we can get some things changed for the better.

Deanna Durant
Deanna Durant
  • Ann Neal

Your story is heart breaking Ann.. it's incredible that most times in any collision with a drunk driver, the innocent get hurt.. not the drunk.. and then our system treats them with kid gloves *because* they were drunk, calling it an illness.. not a choice. Drinking to excess and then getting in an automobile should be treated as full blown second degree murder.. as bad as if they took a gun and killed someone.. an auto is weapon in a drunk drivers hands and should be treated as such.

Tempy Snider Mckibben
Tempy Snider Mckibben

I am a insulin dependent diabetic and down to one income , lost my lifemate and the Drunk gets a year , they get to go back to their family WOW.......

Cats Whitcher
Cats Whitcher
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

Let it go, it's eating at yu and not helping... grieve and move on my darling... focusing on her shortcomings is preventing you from enjoying yur life... hugs... there's SO much more to you and in your life, than this one horrible event... never forget, never stop loving, but YOU can give up some of the pain... more hugs

Tempy Snider Mckibben
Tempy Snider Mckibben
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

It is hard Cats when i got pulled back into court this last time she is trying to stick it to me the Drunk Driver and her Lovely Attorney like i havent been through enough i just wanted so bad to slap her

Jamie Barbaro
Jamie Barbaro
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

WOW!!!

Cats Whitcher
Cats Whitcher
  • Tempy Snider Mckibben

i know it's hard and she's still hurting you ... this doesn't look like you can "win" with this... and the more you fight, the more you lose... I'm not saying she's right, i'm sying fighting back is HURTING YOU! and not teaching her a thing... she's had enough of your life and energy, just turn your back... not easy, but you CAN do it... don't even think about forgive and forget and all that crap, just turn your back and do not allow it in your life... eventually you WILL not forget, but think of it less... <3

Cindy Jackson
Cindy Jackson

had two friend that has passed from guys that abuse them and hope justice is served.

Gina Head-Hieber
Gina Head-Hieber

Prisoners should not have access to the internet and a lot of otherthings. They are in prisoner for a reason, not to have the comforts that law abiding citizens have. They are in there for punishment! Please let us do wahtever we can to bring more justice to our justice system. My son Tyler Head, did nothing wrong and was killed by an impaired driver, the sentence that he is serving is only 1 year with 3 years probation! This is not right!

Deanna Durant
Deanna Durant

There are already enough risks that people deal with on the internet. People are in prison for a reason and there is no need for them to be on Facebook attempting who knows what. They lost their rights when they comitted the crimes they did, and that should include them not being allowed on the internet! They already never have to actually serve the time they are supposed to. ( usually less than half the time they are sentanced to) and have they have more privileges and free time than...

There are already enough risks that people deal with on the internet. People are in prison for a reason and there is no need for them to be on Facebook attempting who knows what. They lost their rights when they comitted the crimes they did, and that should include them not being allowed on the internet! They already never have to actually serve the time they are supposed to. ( usually less than half the time they are sentanced to) and have they have more privileges and free time than many people who have to struggle to earn thier board and room.. it's bad enough how being in prison is (many times) something they must enjoy, or the recidivision rate wouldn't be as high as it is. They prey on people when in the public.. then prey on one another in prison.. lets not allow them to prey on the public while they are supposed to be serving a punishment.

Jeanette Elizabeth Mobbley

I agree the people in Prison shouldn't be allowed on Facebook. They shouldn't have access to the internet they do these things and more. Do 1/2 the time that they're in there and then get out and have the same things that the people who don't get into trouble get.

Josh N Marissa Sanders
Josh N Marissa Sanders

My husband was killed by a drunk driver and now my children are growing up without a father. He gets a slap on the wrist for his first offense and I get sentenced for the rest of my life. Show me where that is justice......why should they have any access to anything! Stand up for the victims!

Amber's Angel's
Amber's Angel's
  • Josh N Marissa Sanders

Josh N Marissa Sanders From teh bottom of my heart I feel your pain. First offense WITHOUT an injury or death needs to be a harsher penalty. First offense with no prior DUI needs to still be treated as second degree murder when you kill someone.

Marcie Elizabeth
Marcie Elizabeth

Fb for inmates is like putting a child on time out... at Disneyland RIDICULOUS!!!!!

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