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criminal justice

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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Area Commander

I was gang-raped at 14 and police did nothing: take rape seriously

***Trigger warning*** The moment I walked through that door, on some level, I knew I had lost. I was 14. A friend and I snuck out for what I thought would be a normal teenage party. She took me to a hotel room filled with boys and men. I noticed the absence of other girls. I was brutally gang-raped, drugged, and then raped some more. I was 14.I didn’t want to make any sudden movements. I was this scrawny little ballet girl and they were rough with me. I didn’t want to find out what would happen if I made them angry. The next day was agony.My friend’s mother called the police when she realised we’d snuck out. When the police found us the next day, they yelled at us. It added to my fear, it added to my trauma. In those circumstances, there was absolutely no way I was going to tell them what had happened.Monday at school, that ‘friend’ told everyone that I’d slept with nine guys in one night. That evening left me shattered- it changed the trajectory of my entire life. To this day it causes me insurmountable distress. The police dismissed the case without investigating.When I plucked up the courage to report this, Burwood police were useless. I knew one of the guys involved in the gang rape. I gave his name. The detective scoffed and told me to go away and google him, which’d tell me why it wasn’t worth investigating.He’s now in prison overseas on death row. I couldn’t stomach food for days when I found out. I want justice: this man knows the other gang-rapists out there, who are walking Australia’s streets scot-free.These men robbed me of my childhood, my innocence, my health. All without consent. The least the police can do is properly investigate, not dismiss the case after spending less than a day on it.Burwood police: re-open my case and investigate it thoroughly.

Frankie *
31,344 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Rt Hon.David Gauke MP Lord High Chancellor Secretary of State for Justice, Theresa May MP

Should released killers remain supervised? (Murder of David Irwin)

In the UK when a murderer is released from prison after completing a life sentence they will remain on life licence for the remainder of their life and part of this process requires them to report to a National Probation supervisor every few weeks.  This is to ensure they are adhering to their licence restrictions, which have been set upon their release from prison.   However the supervision portion of this licence will potentially only remain in force for up to 4 years, which leaves the murderer to be unmonitored within society. Statistics taken from the Mail online May 2016 show that almost 100 killers,rapists and paedophiles who were given life sentences by judges have been released - only to be jailed for life again for committing another serious offence. Therefore would it not be more effective to continue monitoring and supervising the offender to prevent them from the possibility of re-offending? My husband David Irwin’s killer was released on life licence in 2012 after serving a ten year sentence for his murder and my understanding of his release was that he would be continually monitored by a supervisor within the Probation Service every few weeks.  However I have now been informed that the case will be referred to the Parole Board and his supervision may be rescinded due to the murderers “good behaviour”. I was unaware of this fact and after completing some research, I have unfortunately discovered that this is part of the process for murderers on a life licence and is common practice that the supervision or reporting restrictions are only to remain in force for approximately 4 years. This is a concern and causes immense anxiety, to know that my family and I, will no longer have the reassurance that the murderer will be supervised or monitored. I, hereby, petition the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Rt Hon.David Gauke MP Lord High Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to acknowledge and amend the current policy for supervision which ceases after 4 years and to maintain full supervision for murderers for the remainder of their lives.  

Helen Hill
6,337 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to President E.D. Mnangagwa, Boris Johnson MP

Justice From TEMBA PETER MLISWA who illegally seized my company.

Mr President of The New Zimbabwe  Your Excellency  "The VOICE of the people is the voice of God" On behalf of my wife and two boys I humbly appeal to you Mr President, the Zimbabwe Government and ZANU-PF for justice through compensation from Hon T.P MLISWA.  Hon Mliswa used the previous President Mr Robert. G. Mugabe's name in vain for personal Gain/Greed to illegally seize my companies' Noshio Motors and Benbar! He claimed Mr Mugabe "Sanctioned" this illegal seizure in line with the "indiginization" law. On 18 December 2009. He wrongfully and illegally seize my companies Noshio Motors (Pvt) Ltd incorporating Benbar/Tromps using a fake "Banda Trust" Mafia style dirty politics and his uncle Didymus Mutasa. He stated he is "Untouchable and above the law" as he has "powerful connections". He is obstructing the judiciary from doing their work in a professional manner.  Mr President you "Condemn" corrupt and illegal activities and recently gave a white farmer back the land. The country is wooing back FDI yet my companies were illegally seized by Hon Mliswa. My "Crime" white British FDI working with the amazing people of Zimbabwe. I was forced to flee Zimbabwe, with nothing but a suitcase due to death threats on my life. In the process I illegally LOST my entire investment, over One Million Pounds!  My MP sincerely wrote to the Previous President, in VAIN. He wrote to the AU, S.A.D.C. EU, Brussels, Prime Minister, House of Lords, House of Commons British Ambassador in Zimbabwe Catriona Laing and the Zimbabwe Ambassador in London humbly asking for their devine intervention.  I love the amazing people of Zimbabwe, their kindness, warm smile, passion and love for God, willingness to work hard in rebuilding their Nation. What happened to me Mr President, was wrong, immoral, illegal, fraudulent, un-constitutional, against the law, a gross violation of my Human and property rights. Hon T.P MLISWA was called in, for his political muscle and "powerful connections" to prevent a forensic audit at my companies Noshio Motors and Benbar. Hon Mliswa claims a "Banda Trust" was drafted by his lawyer at the time G.N.MLOTCHWA! However as of February 2010 no such "Banda Trust" ever existed! My lawyer Victor Zvogbo did a search at the Deeds Office to verify this. HonT.P.Mliswa, SEVERELY VIOLATED MY HUMAN AND PROPERTY RIGHTS. He threatened to rape my Belgian wife, kidnap my two Belgian boys and KILL me!! My "crime" FDI. Anti Corruption came to see me to tell me Mliswa was trying to change the Share Certificate.  Didymus Mutasa lied to the previous President. He was Presidential affairs Minister at the time. He made sure his Nephew, son and others were "Aquitted" bribing magistrates Never Katiyo and Morgan Nemadire as well as abusing his office. Johannes Tomanna (who was Mliswa's lawyer in 2000 during the Land Invasions) Prematurely closed my case without allowing FOUR other state witnesses to testify. You are a lawyer Mr President. The FACTS are there. Please may I humbly ask you to summonds Florence Ziyambe Chris Mutangadura, Mr Dube, Mishrod Guvamende the LAW Society of Zimbabwe and Patrick Chinamasa who was Justice Minister at the time. I wrote to them all. A PRECIDENT MUST be made to show the World that Zimbabwe is definitely open for business and this will NEVER happen again to any other FDI creating employment for the amazing people of Zimbabwe.  I humbly ask and pray for your intevention in order for my family and I to rightfully receive the compensation due to us from ZANU-PF the Zimbabwe Government and Hon T.P MLISWA who was Provincial Chairman of Mashonaland West in the ruling Zanu-PF party at the time he illegally seized my companies Noshio Motors and Benbar.  Benbar was Zimbabwe's Number One Choice in manufacturing and Noshìo Motors was the leading supplier of motor vehicles and accessories to the entire Nation. Hon Mliswa destroyed it over night. Some workers had been there from the time of it's inception in the 90's. New potential investors want to believe the same thing will not happen to them. Hon T.P MLISWA must be held accountable for his own ACTIONS and DECISIONS in this heinous crime. HOW can he be PPC "Chairman" when he himself bribed Magistrates NEVER KATIYO and MORGAN NEMADIRE to get "ACQUITTED"? He threatened, harassed, intimidated, looted, extorted, maliciously damaged my personal property and furniture, criminal defamation, obstruction of justice, coercion, manipulation of the judiciary, abuse of office, interfering with state witnesses, stole vast amounts of cash both in the safe and from customers, he made false police reports, changed the CR14 WITHOUT my knowledge and/or approval, obtained a new share certificate, he is in violation of the Companies Act, using a FAKE "BANDA TRUST" and Banking Act, illegally opening a bank account and much more This is about an investment which I made in good faith in Zimbabwe, Mr President. I had been working from the time I was 16 years old. I built up these companies created employment only to lose the entire lot to Hon T.P MLISWA's personal greed! No "Sacred Cows" Mr President.  It is my hope and prayer my family and I receive justice through compensation from HON T.P MLISWA and perhaps help in the re-building process. #EXPOSEMLISWA #NOTOCORRUPTION #NOTOINJUSTICE #NOSACREDCOWS #YESTOHUMANRIGHTS #YESTOFDI #YESTOCONSTITUTION #YESTOACCOUNTABILITY #YESTOPEACE #YESTORESTORATION #YESTOREBUILDING #YESTORULEOFLAW #BRIGHTFUTUREAHEAD #LEGACYFORCHILDREN #TembasVictim #MLISWATOPAY #RestoreDontIgnore #JUSTICEFORWESTWOOD  TOGETHER we accomplish more.  We thank you Mr President   Yours Faithfully Paul and Brenda-Lee Westwood    

Paul Westwood
1,259 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

Stronger punishment for perpetrators of tool thefts from tradesman's vehicles.

My name's mark and I'm a 47yr old self employed carpenter, like many self employed tradesmen I have to purchase my own tools for the trade I have chosen.  The replacement of these tools usually costs thousands of pounds and in some cases insurance companies have six weeks to settle any claims.     That's a six week financial burden to a victim of this crime. Several friends of mine were victims of tool theft from their vans, and I too have been a victim. Luckily my home insurance paid out for the tools I lost. Another carpenter in my village had everything taken from his vehicle for he second time that year.  Not everyone can empty their vans at night and not everyone has insurance cover. This type of crime is classed as petty crime but to a tradesmen who has paid for his tools with blood sweat and tears doesn't feel this is a petty crime. Every morning I walk out my house wondering if today is the day that my van has been broken into. I'm calling for this crime to have more severe punishments as it affects hundreds of hard-working tradesmen, every day I see more victims posting about their plight via Facebook and it's sickening to see.  A tradesman's tools are his livelihood. There are organised gangs traveling the length of the country helping themselves to thousands of pounds worth of tools by peeling open the doors of hard-working tradesmen's vans and helping themselves to their tools. Some even purchase specialist keys to decode and open vans without causing damage to the vehicle, mainly fords. These gangs are so organised and know many ways to break into the vans with no sign of entery leaving us unable to claim on our insurance. the punishment needs to meet the severity of the crime. The police mostly just give out a crime number which in many occasions are of no use as tools need replacing instantly also our van insurance rises. Insurance companies base premiums on postcodes and crime figures so this crime affects us all. The people suffering are the hard working tradesman who build and maintain the infrastructure of this country. A ban on insurance increases to victims of van crime should be put in place, and emergency low or interest free government loans should be put in place to help relieve the burden to the innocent victims of this type of crime. Tradesmen help the economy tick over in the hard times and generate great income in the form of TAX in the good times.This type of crime is now at epidemic proportions and needs addressing by those who we have appointed to run this country on our behalf. It will not be long before there is a fatality, either a victim of the crime or a perpetrator. A man's tools are his and his family's livelihood and in the heat of the moment he will defend them as if his life depended on it. Please help the situation before more innocent people fall victim of these low vile organised criminal gangs. Please sign and share with all your friends and support all victims of this crime and call for stronger punishment for perpetrators. Thank you on behalf of all UK tradesmen.

Mark Riley
52,265 supporters