Why this petition matters
Hello everyone! Let me explain the reason I'm starting this bill and pushing for a change in Cincinnati Ohio's Hamilton Countys law in obstruction of justice.
My great nephew Cameron Joseph Ferguson was riding his motorcycle with his cousin and best friend on Sunday August 23, 2020 when a car trying to pass them hit Cameron and his best friend. The driver left them in the street (thus making this a hit and skip) . Cameron's cuz called 911 and tried to console Cameron and his best friend until help could arrive. Cameron was just 22 year's old when he succumbed to his injuries on August 24, 2020. His best friend was also badly injured and with constant therapy/rehabilitation during these last two years is finally able to walk again! The owner of the car hasn't been cooperative with the police and won't tell who was driving his vehicle. Because of this individuals unwillingness to name the driver, he opted to take a plea of obstruction of justice and got a year of probation on September 7, 2022! What a slap in the face to my family after two years of having to go back and forth to court because of continues after continues by the owner of the car. We need a law to hold the OWNER of the cars who refuse to assist in criminal investigations to serve at least HALF of the maximum sentence that would've been given to the actual person who hit them. Please help his parents (Joseph Ferguson and Terri Ferguson) along with myself and the Ferguson and Johnson family get this passed!! We don't want another person to hit and skip and possibly kill someone and be protected by the driver who can accept the slap on the wrist plea deal and get 12 months probation. We need stiffer penalties now!! We need JUSTICE FOR CAMERON!!