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Rebecca Falcon has been in an adult prison since April of 1999. She was but a child when sentenced to life without parole in the state of Florida for the murder of cab driver, Richard Phillips. In fact, she was witness to the brutal murder but actually went to police with what she saw. Now she's in prison for life, convicted of the crime herself. Clemency is now the only option for justice in her case and we are working toward that goal.

The prosecutor in her case, Jim Appleman, has publicly stated he had wished he could go for the death penalty for Rebecca when he brought her to trial. This is a miscarriage of justice. What do we teach our children by punishing them for coming forward with a crime they may have witnessed? What child would dare admit they saw anything knowing they could spend the rest of their own life behind bars just for telling the truth?

We stand up for these children and will now present this petition to the Governor of Florida and the Clemency board in hopes they will have the compassion that any human being should have. Rebecca does not deserve to spend an eternity behind the high walls of a prison where adults are kept. This girl should never have been convicted from the beginning, but she was. Rebecca had never been in any trouble before this, but that was never taken into account. During the trial it was also never considered that Rebecca came forward and told the police everything except the name of the killer the morning after the crime was committed. No evidence was found that even remotely linked her to the crime and the only way police got her name was the fact that she had come forward. No guilty person would ever have done that. And now it is up to the decent people of this country to show these officials how we feel and why she deserves to be set free.

Rebecca Falcon deserves a future. She deserves a future outside the bars of the cell she has called home for the last 5 years. WE THE PEOPLE now approach those who have the power to set her free and give her that chance. We hope and pray that those same people will offer her the life she should have.

Please join in and sign this petition. It will be presented to the Governor and the Clemency board when the case for clemency comes before them. Thank you.

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  • 15 January 2016500. Brad R
    the USA is the most brutal nation on earth, how can it convict and sentece children to death? it tells the world it is a non racist country but racism is alive and well in the USA you only have to read what happens in USA jails and how they are run, I am
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    I support this petition
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    For the Love of Alicia Lattimore
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  • 11 November 2015490. Eduardo R
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  • 02 November 2015489. Keith B
    Free Her!!!!!
  • 26 October 2015488. Diana C
    My heart goes out to your family and child.
  • 23 October 2015487. Werner R
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015485. Zack M
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 2015484. Tamela B
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 2015483. Lindsey H
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015482. Jared B
    she was not doing anything that was against the law. She just reported what her friend or ever she was with. She reported a murder and gets life for it. She needs to be released now.
  • 19 September 2015481. Jennifer S
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015480. Annarita M
    It is a shame to build up lies over the truth told the the mouth of a child
  • 30 August 2015479. Rose C
    At the age of 15, the punishment does not fit the crime. We let child molesters out on the street who turn around and rape and murder again and again. I truly believe with some support she can enter and be a productive part of society.
  • 09 July 2015478. Joshua M
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 2015477. Joyce L
    I support this petition
  • 14 May 2015476. Mason J
    I BELIEVE EVERY CHILD NEEDS A CHANCE TO BE HEARD ANS A NEW TRIAL BE AWARDED,OR BE GIVEN A PARDON.
  • 10 May 2015475. Rosco T
    I support this petition
  • 04 May 2015474. Robertz H
    I support this petition

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Governor of Florida and Clemency Board

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