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.
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.