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criminal investigation

28 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Richard Scott, Brad King, Peter Magrino

Justice for Katherine Bryan Hoover and Baby Rehlin

My Story: On July 26, 2014, my 25-year-old daughter Katherine Bryan Hoover and her husband went to visit her husband's friend, 35-year-old William DeHayes, at his home in Brooksville, Florida. During their visit, DeHayes decided to show off his gun collection. His subsequent recklessly negligent actions would prove fatal to my daughter, as well as to her unborn son, Rehlin. My devastated family and I are seeking justice on their behalf. Here's what happened that horrible day. When DeHayes began showing off his gun collection, he checked the first several guns to ensure they weren't loaded. But when he pulled out his .22 caliber revolver, he neither checked to see if the safety was on, nor if it was loaded--an act of complete and utter negligence. While showing off this unchecked .22 caliber revolver to his visitors, DeHayes began twirling the revolver in his hand like a gunslinger, in an incredibly cavalier manner ("kinda like a cowboy would," he later told police). He was pointing the revolver in Katherine's direction. The gun was cocked and loaded. As DeHayes twirled it on his finger, it discharged, shooting Katherine in the head. Katherine was rushed to the hospital, where she died a few hours later. Doctors delivered her unborn son, Rehlin, via emergency C-section, but as he was only at 5 months' gestation, he lived a mere 30 minutes before dying, as well. My family and I are bereft at these senseless, tragic, and completely preventable losses. I rushed to the hospital to be at Katherine's side, and I cannot tell you how traumatic the entire experience was. I've never seen so much blood before in my life as I did that night. Watching my baby girl leave this world and remembering the joy of when she came into this world, I thought I was going to die right there beside her. I begged and pleaded with the doctors to save her, even though I knew in my head that they couldn't do anything for her. My heart just couldn't accept it. Katherine also left behind a beautiful little boy, Nicholas, who is 6. He will have to endure a lifetime without his loving, devoted mother--all because of DeHayes' negligence. Making matters worse, because investigators say that Katherine's death was due to an "accidental shooting," they have declined to charge DeHayes, despite the fact that drug paraphernalia (specifically, a bong) was at the crime scene--and despite the fact that DeHayes essentially admitted in his interview with the Hernando County sheriff to a pattern of negligence. According to a recording of his interview obtained by the Daily Beast, he told the sheriff: "I haven’t slept in three days trying to figure out how the hell [the gun] went off. I don’t know. I mean them damn guns. The shotgun goes off when it wants to. I almost blew my damn head off twice." Excuse me, but shotguns don't go off when they "want" to. Shotguns go off when their owners are negligent. Full stop. Despite this damning evidence of repeated negligence, and despite the fact that there are children in DeHayes' home who might be at risk, officials not only refused to arrest or charge him: they also gave him his guns back, without so much as a slap on the wrist. I am shocked, appalled, and devastated at how the judicial system has failed us. In fact, I feel like I am going crazy. How is it that DeHayes' right to own and play recklessly with his guns trumps my daughter's right to life? If a person drowns a dog, charges are filed. Is not my daughter's life, and that of her baby, worth more than that of a dog? How can this be? Please, help us secure justice for Katherine and Rehlin. Please prosecute DeHayes for involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and/or other appropriate charges, and give him a trial before a jury of his peers. As his pattern of recklessness demonstrates, he is a menace to society. He deserves to be prosecuted for his unconscionable actions that proved fatal to Katherine and Rehlin. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Donna Bryan bereaved mother of Katherine Bryan Hoover

Donna Bryan
16,187 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Federal DPHHS Denver Colorado/ Childrens Services Division, Laurie Konsella OASH, Marilyn Kennerson ACF, Tim Kohen, Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Families Demand Federal Investigation of Montana Family Services

The Citizens/Families and lawmakers of the State of Montana are demanding the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 in Denver Colorado to launch a Federal Audit and Investigation into the practices of the State of Montana DPHHS/CSFD Division, based upon numerous complaints of corruption, fraud, threats, extracting children for monetary gain, unreasonable delays and child trafficking. A recent (Partial) internal State Audit revealed that in over 300 cases randomly chosen and investigated, 78 Percent were found to be lacking the proper investigations, documentation or necessary paperwork to justify the extractions of Montana children statewide. Only a mere 7 Percent were deemed (Substantiated,) yet testimony by the public at this Hearing on November 4, 2015, showed that this 7 percent is, "Highly questionable," and likely much lower to meet the criteria for removal of children. The (Mission Goal of Reunification, or Kinship placement by (CFSD,) in Montana is rarely achieved by the Montana CFSD. Laws which govern the time allotted for Temporary Investigative Authority are ignored, often exceeding a year, often more. Meanwhile, the children are being forced to live in Foster Care homes where even more abuse occurs than would have with the biological parents, or relatives. Montana currently has over 2,700 children in Foster Care with only 1,023,579 residents, which far exceeds National Statistics. Montana currently has .27 Percent of it's population, (Children,) extracted by CFSD and is making an abnormally high profit in doing such. In fact, each Child extraction yields $7,000 from Washington D.C, for just the (Current Extractions.) This doesn't include the (3 dollars for every 1 dollar) CFSD gets from Washington D.C. by keeping children separated from their loved ones for unhealthy, often abusive and corrupt decisions by CFSD. The CFSD furthermore(Refuses) to talk to, or allow, (ANY) previous Licensed Providers (ANY input) in its investigations and is using an (Approved Providers List,) exclusively. Even some of the approved providers, who take a stand against a bad CFSD decision are threatened with removal of their State License to practice, unless they do what CFSD tells them to do. Additionally, CFSD's refusal to adherence of Federal Law governing the Native American Tribes, (ICWA,) is equally as staggering. Tribes are not being notified in a timely manner, or not at all, when children are extracted, then they are placed in non-native Foster Care homes off the Reservations. Meanwhile CFSD is raking in the Profits, thus keeping the monies due to the Tribes as well as refusing to return their children. We The People, of the State of Montana firmly attest, that the situation is, (Out of Control,) and that the CFSD is using our young as (Cash for Profit,) trafficking and threatening any family who takes a stand against them. Numerous News Articles and Television Media Reports are documenting these alarming reports of misconduct by the Montana DPHHS/CFSD. We Need Your Help to STOP this before one more child dies under CFSD. There's been plenty. We are beseeching the Federal DPHHS Region 8, and, the Federal DPHHS of Washington D.C to launch a full scale Investigation into Montana DPHHS/CFSD. This Petition WILL be sent to the following recipients: Laurie Konsella OASH Regional Director Fed. DPHHS Region 8 Denver,Co. 1961 Stout St. 08-148 Denver, Co. 80294.        (303) 844- 3372                                                            Marilyn Kennerson ACF Administration Fed.DPHHS  (Child/Family Services).                                                                                                                                              Phone# (303) 844-1163 (Direct Line) Tim Kohen Fed. DPHHS (Children Services/ Denver Region 8).                (303) 844-1209 Federal Department of Public Health and Human Services Washington D.C.                    200  Independence Ave. South West Washington, D.C. 20201           (877) 896-6775                      

Virginia Syring
2,166 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Chairman Jay Clayton, Michael S. Piwowar, Securities and Exchange Commission, Kara M. Stein

Government Investigation Into Facebook Fakes

For years Facebook has hidden the true extent of the number of fake subscribers (profiles) on their social media platform. The value of Facebook as a business is, in large part, based upon the number of subscribers to Facebook. This is the basis for advertising fees which provide revenue for the company. We assert that Facebook deliberately underestimates the number of fakes on their platform, and when they do report it, buries it into their quarterly reports and describes it in terms that disguise its true significance. We believe that Facebook has engaged in a decade long deception of the public and their shareholders. That they have allowed the practice of fake profiles to be created, numbering by their own estimate of over 270,000,000 (or more than 10%). Facebook has allowed this practice without regard for the societal impact by criminals and even terrorists, in an effort to inflate their subscriber numbers. By their own recent admission, 10% (and we believe it to be more like 40%) are fake. We implore the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to thoroughly investigate Facebook for Securities Fraud, and in addition ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for unsafe and deceptive business trade practices that endanger consumers by constantly subjecting them to criminal fraud within their platform, and that Facebook has consistently failed to respond when notified of these abuses. We also believe that Facebook systematically defrauds its advertisers by claiming "reach" numbers that it knows include fake accounts. Our organization has reached out to Facebook for years to attempt to help the company recognize the extent of the problem, and develop methodologies for mitigation. Each such attempt has been ignored. We there for request a formal investigation by the SEC, and a formal referral to the FTC to address these matters, and to do so in the public arena so that shareholder, advertiser, and consumer confidence in the Facebook platform may be secured.We ask this on behalf of Facebook subscribers worldwide.The Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams9737 NW 41st Street, Suite 530, Doral, Florida 33178 U.S.A.www.AgainstScams.org  contact@AgainstRomanceScams.org

Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams [SCARS]
766 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Monroe Township Board of Education, George Adams, Ron Coleman, James Henderson, Joe Mahoney, Lisa Pflugfeleder, Joe Rumpf, Andy Schwaiger, Jeff Simpler

Removal or Resignation of Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan & Ralph Ross Sr.

Superintendent, Charles Earling, along with David Sullivan and Ralph Ross, also employees of the district, have had first hand knowledge that mold exists and has existed in Holly Glen Elementary School as well as other schools in Monroe Township for an extended amount of time.  They were requested to have the mold tested numerous times throughout the years, but continually ignored our pleas. Mold can cause serious health issues.  The most common mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.  There are also numerous long term affects it can do to your body and immune system.. The actions of these individuals to ignore the pleas of parents, staff,  and teachers along with outside contractors is irresponsible and unforgivable.  It is also criminal. Due to their actions, it has twisted all confidence from our community members and we are standing among each other to demand a change. We urge the members of the Board of Education, who were elected into office with the intent to be the voice of the public and to have our children’s best interest in mind when making decisions, to put a plan into place to remove Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan and Ralph Ross Sr. from the positions they hold in the Monroe Township Public School District. The negligent decisions they have made has caused health hazards to our staff, teachers, administrators and most importantly, our children. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated any longer. This requested removal of these individuals is based upon the reports of black mold findings and the cover-ups that have taken place by these individuals.   We, the public are rightfully urging you to use the power that was given to you upon your election. Our children are the most important asset in our lives.  It is unfair that they have been exposed to these conditions without someone standing up for them and stepping in to take action.  Please restore the voice of the people, the faith in our community and the love and concern for our children.

Debbie DeFelice
1,968 supporters