Justice for families that have lost loved ones from opiate overdose.
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I am starting this petition because my little brother, David, was given methadone for " a cough" by " a friend." He also had been drinking that day, and had became too tired to watch the Vikings game or eat Thanksgiving dinner. He was left unattended to take a nap and was found dead a few hours later. I attempted to press murder 3 charges and was told," these cases are too difficult to prove" and " Ramsey County does not go after these cases." Minnesota's state statute defines murder 3 and that indeed was what happened here. They made the decision NOT to pursue charges without investigating or interviewing the alleged perpetrator or witness. Ramsey County has the 2nd highest overdose related death population,yet looks the other way rather than deal with this issue. Other counties such as Hennepin and Anoka are taking a more aggressive approach and prosecuting murder 3 cases. I can not accept that my brother died in the wrong county. I want justice not only for my brother's death but for all the other families that have lost loved ones or unfortunately may find themselves in this situation one day. Please sign this petition and help be David's voice. We need our laws ENFORCED.
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