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To: Department of Justice

Stop the Prosecution of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

Stop the Prosecution of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

Petition Text

Stop the selective and vindictive prosecution of Daniel Hale and bring an end to the abuse of the Espionage Act to silence whistleblowers and other truth tellers.

Why is this important?

Daniel is being punished because he dared speak the truth. He has been an outspoken peace and human rights activist, attempting to warn the public about the abuses and dangers of unchecked drone warfare. Hale is a whistleblower who has enriched the public’s knowledge about matters of grave civic concern. It is unconscionable to use a law supposedly aimed at actual spies and saboteurs, against individuals who act in good faith to bring government misconduct to the attention of the public.

Reasons for signing

  • I agree that NOT the whistleblowers should be prosecuted but those whose cover they exposed.
  • The comforting words from Biden's inaugural address need to a lot of action, such as protecting whistleblowers, from his administration for backup. Else they will merely be illusions of hope.
  • I have had it with our servant government prosecuting whistleblowers to the fullest extent of the law because they are embarrassed of their exposed egregious undertakings. It is not only infinitely perverse; but EXTREMELY deplorable to prosecute the whistleblower and not those who committed the criminal act(s).


2020-07-24 17:32:36 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-02-09 04:54:54 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2020-02-08 16:50:01 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2020-02-08 16:26:15 -0500

500 signatures reached

2020-01-25 17:48:22 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-01-24 11:31:11 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-01-24 08:37:09 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-01-24 02:34:42 -0500

10 signatures reached