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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

  • There is no reason for such prosecutions other than intimidation.Hale certainly poses no threat to national security, and any sensible jury is likely to acquit him.
  • Protect any whistleblowers from prosecution.
  • Having been on the fence about being a whistleblower myself, i know it takes balls to put your life in the spot life like that for the sake of exposing truth.

Updates

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