Bill of Rights for Bereaved Military Families

Protect the Human Rights of Our Nations Military and Their Families!

Statistics show 1 in 4 Military Deaths are Non-Combat Related; an unacceptable number for Military Families and for our Country?s National Security and Defense.

Each month the Department of Defense releases historically high suicide statistics. However, upon closer examination anyone can see it is releasing numbers based on assumptions and incomplete death investigations.

Although the Cause and Manner of these Military Non-Combat Deaths may differ, the similarity of inadequate Military Death Investigations and the disrespect for the Military Deceased and Bereaved Military Families is consistent.

Inadequate Military Death Investigations and Human Rights Violations involving Death Investigations of U.S Military Deceased have been documented for decades. The resulting damage from these flawed investigations include military families being given incorrect information relating to their loved ones death; up to and including an incorrect official cause of death.

Our country is spending countless tax dollars to fund programs aimed at reducing PTSD suicides, yet many of these ?suicides? may actually be murders, medical negligence or accidents.

To support this, there is an increasing number of military families being put in the position of having to investigate their loved ones death. Amassing evidence that includes, witness statements, forensic/crime scene reconstruction and medical reports, these military families have no unbiased, independent forum in which to present evidence and challenge a flawed investigation.

Please join the organization Military Families for Justice in petitioning the United States government to adopt mandates protecting the human rights of our military families with a Bill of Rights for Bereaved Military Families.

This all-encompassing Bill will provide an avenue to justice for every Bereaved Military Family by mandating the following:

*Human Rights to Bereaved Military Families enforcing assurances their loved ones deaths will be correctly and thoroughly investigated and that all evidence collected be preserved indefinitely in one central and controlled location.

*Right of Bereaved Military Families to an Independent Public Inquest Hearing where all evidence, relating to the death of the Military Deceased, be presented in its entirety irrelevant to the jurisdiction of the death (civilian, federal, Military Installation, CONUS, OCONUS property) and without statute of limitations.

*Human Rights of Bereaved Military Families by allowing them a voice and legal counsel during investigative Inquest Proceedings

*Enhanced awareness of these established rights for Bereaved Military Families by working hand-in-hand with government initiatives such as Joining Forces.

*The right of a Bereaved Military Family to fully participate and ?speak for the Deceased?, with legal counsel, during the Independent Public Inquest Hearing

*The right of a Bereaved Military Family to full disclosure of all documents and evidence pertaining to the death of the Military Deceased.

*The right of a Bereaved Military Family, at Inquest, to enter into evidence with legal counsel, discovery of all information relating to the death of the Military Deceased.

*The right of a Bereaved Military Family, at Inquest, to challenge, with legal counsel and expert witness testimony, all evidence and testimony relating to the death of the Military Deceased

*The right of a Bereaved Military Family to subpoena witnesses

*The right of the Bereaved Military Family to have all records, proven to be inaccurate, false or unsupported, to be permanently removed from the official record of the Military Deceased

Please join us in our efforts to put an end to this injustice! Please email and ask your State Representatives to Sponsor this Bill!

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Public Comments (2,213)
Jan 9th, 2018
Helen E. from Newberg, OR signed.
Dec 21st, 2017
Someone from Saint Paul, MN writes:
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Mari W. St. Paul, MN To all those who give their lives, active or civilian, or disabled I top my hat to you. You, you deserved way more then what they gave. They seduced you, made broken promises, and they promised what they considered a better way of life after, yeah for some but not for all. And when their done taking all of what you had, they throw you back into society without a safety net to be caught. The irony of it all is we still send our loved ones to them trusting they'd take care of them, but deep down inside you get the feeling that they won't. My husband was honorably discharged in Oct 2008, and by Oct 2012, he was gone. The Military had taken him once again, not literally but soulfully. Another victim of a suicide do to a service connected death listed death certificate, What does that mean? What in the hell do they do to them, his death was service connected to what??? I need to know because of this, these is no peace for me or my family. Please help me find the real answers behind his death. I'd also like like his soul to have some peace as well. Please do not forget my husband Sgt. Deon L. Williams, he was a true, diehard Marine...
Jul 15th, 2017
Carmen A. from Oakdale, IL writes:
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Our soldiers make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that we can do the things in our lives that make us happy. We owe it to them to make sure they get the protection and respect they deserve.
Jul 15th, 2017
Lorraine D. from Lexington, KY signed.
May 10th, 2017
Nikki Y. from Augusta, GA writes:
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In honor to all who have served and devoted their lives to protecting ours, and have fallen on U.S. soil by the hands of pure evil. May God be with you and your families to hold and keep you until justice can be done.
Mar 12th, 2017
Ronette W. from Bishopville, SC writes:
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For Mike
Mar 1st, 2017
Suzanne S. from Cape May, NJ signed.
Mar 1st, 2017
Someone from New York, NY signed.
Mar 1st, 2017
C. M. from Blairsville, GA writes:
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"In honor of Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens" Give his father answers!
Feb 11th, 2017
Someone from La Place, LA writes:
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The American military should be ashamed. These are patriots, heroes, not paper towels, and deserve the best treatment and respect possible.

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