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!
www.militaryfamiliesforjustice.org

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Public Comments (2,248)
1 day ago
Linda C. from Minneapolis, MN signed.
1 day ago
Kathi B. from Houston, TX writes:
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Shameful. I’m so sorry for the families. What an indignity to have your love one serve willingly only to be raped and/or murdered. My heart hurts for you. Justice!
Feb 13th, 2019
Someone from Asheville, NC writes:
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Justice for Lavena!
Jan 26th, 2019
Someone from Verdunville, WV writes:
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So sorry for this family’s loss and his friends . We all can help by signing this petition to change these laws or whatever else it takes for change . Our military go to protect us and trust us to do the right thing. Not give us meds that’s not best for our health and cause death. Not only to this fine young man but heartache to his family and friends . Please sign . Logan wv
Jan 23rd, 2019
Someone from Amherst, MA signed.
Jan 12th, 2019
Mercedes W. from Vail, AZ writes:
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In memory of my nephew Robert W. Jones we want evidence, we want records, proof, don’t delete erase and wipe clean everything and tell us one thing then change your story. If it was suicide prove it !! HE would not have done that!!!! All we want is to see the items, things stop covering things up!!! The parents deserve the right to learn everything!! Just because your Government doesn’t mean you get to do what you want with our babies!!!! Someone help us get an atty!!! This is wrong!! So wrong!!!
Dec 21st, 2018
Someone from Staten Island, NY writes:
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For our future generation...FYI...You Don’t Have to Wear a Military Uniform to Serve Your Country.
Nov 27th, 2018
Lindsey D. from Franklin, OH writes:
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There are serious flaws in our justice system. No law enforcement wants to take their time to investigate these crimes because of egos, looking incompetent, filling out the paperwork, or losing power. This is unfair to the families who suffer from these crimes and if law enforcement won't take the time to do it willingly, then it should be forced by petitions like this. It is absolutely disgusting and deplorable to think that our Government would do this to its own people who serve willingly.
Nov 27th, 2018
Lindsey D. from Franklin, OH writes:
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There are serious flaws in our justice system. No law enforcement wants to take their time to investigate these crimes because of egos, looking incompetent, filling out the paperwork, or losing power. This is unfair to the families who suffer from these crimes and if law enforcement won't take the time to do it willingly, then it should be forced by petitions like this. It is absolutely disgusting and deplorable to think that our Government would do this to its own people who serve willingly.
Nov 17th, 2018
Someone from Frederick, MD writes:
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The families of those serving to keep all citizens free deserve basic rights to find out exactly what happened to their loved ones. Everyone deserves to know why their family member isn’t coming home.

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