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 (2,241)
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.
Oct 30th, 2018
Someone from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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1 in 3 women rapes? Murders cover ups? Wtf...
Oct 29th, 2018
Someone from Salt Lake City, UT writes:
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How could they. How dare they!
Oct 26th, 2018
Someone from Denver, CO signed.
Oct 23rd, 2018
Someone from Richmond, TX signed.
Oct 23rd, 2018
Someone from New Braunfels, TX signed.
Oct 23rd, 2018
Someone from Erie, PA writes:
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They serve our country now honor them and their families, investigate, and release the truth about their deaths.
Oct 23rd, 2018
Someone from Converse, TX writes:
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My fellow brothers and sisters in arms deserve better than this.

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