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criminal justice

384 petitions

Update posted 13 hours ago

Petition to NSW Director of Public Prosecution, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Minister for Corrections David Elliott, NSW Attourney General Mark Speakman, NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Troy Grant

Help stop a Triple Murderer being released from a NSW jail.

A man once described as “one of the most cold-blooded killers ever to enter a New South Wales prison”, is likely to be released on parole next month. In 1977, Berwyn Rees entered a Bondi Junction gun shop and ordered 26-year-old manager Raymond James and 26-year-old customer Christopher Greenfield to lie face down on the ground. Rees shot both of them in the back of the head from point blank range. He took 18 guns and ammunition and fled. One of these innocent men was my father. I was only two-years-old when my father was murdered in cold-blood - execution style.  For three years the murders remained unsolved until forestry and telecom workers heard Rees’ target practice shots in the bush. Sergeant Keith Haydon went to investigate and was shot multiple times. Realising Sergeant Haydon wasn't dead, Rees went back to the injured policeman and shot him in the head. During his attempted escape he shot another young police officer multiple times in the stomach, but the constable survived. In 1981, Rees was handed three life sentences for the murders and another 10 years in prison for the attempted murder. Last week I received a letter in the mail stating that the State Parole Authority has indicated it's Intention to grant Rees' parole next month. This murderer is highly intelligent (completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major whilst incarcerated), cold and calculating and has never shown any remorse. I cannot understand how they can even consider letting this man free. He has destroyed so many families.  This man murdered 3 innocent men and an attempted murder on another. He deserves to be in jail for the term of his natural life, never seeing the light of day again. Please sign my petition to help me keep my father's murderer locked away.....just imagine if it was your son or brother or father. Do you really want this kind of man walking the streets? 

Tracy James
30,776 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Nageswara Rao, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit shah

Help Ngurang Reena and her family in seeking justice for her father, who was murdered.

The tyranny of distance and the disparity of identity and belongingness has perennially kept India’s North-East and its people at the brink. At one time if we are told, Hum Ek Hain (We are one), while many a time we are reminded, Aap Alag Ho (You are different). Fluctuating attitude towards this region, its people and most significantly about its issues- socio-economic-political, have left most of us with feelings of resentment towards New Delhi. It’s saddening to know that even after 70 years of India’s glorious independence, people of this region feel disconnected, unheard and unrepresented. I am Ms.Ngurang Reena from Arunachal Pradesh, India. I am a research scholar studying in Delhi and a former Assistant Professor, Delhi University. And today, I am writing to you as a disheartened citizen and as a grieving daughter who has just lost her father. I write on behalf of the nine daughters and sons that have been left behind tormented over our father’s death. I have lost confidence in all the institutions on which I can rely for justice. Hence, I have quit my job, to fight for him. I don't know what else can I do! I lost my father Ngurang Pinch on 18th November 2017.  We buried him in pain not knowing who and what killed him. But we are convinced today that he was murdered, given the detaiils of the events and above all, the fulctuating statements provided to us by the twenty members that were with him on the day.  It has been more than a year now since he was murdered and my family has been doing everything possible on our ends to seek justice; from FIR to media to online petitions to dharnas, to meeting the CBI officials but all in vain. While we still cry and beg the country for justice, his friends continue to live a normal life and still claim that they don't know anything about my father's death! Today, I feel like the country doesn't care about the North-East region, about its people and our struggles. I have the urge to give up, every day. I am exasperated.  Many news channel and journalists' shut the door on me saying, it is a trivial "North East story!", I cried in pain. Note:  In the past three years, the state has seen 161 Murders, 26 in Itanagar itself.  While very few of them get reported, let alone solved because it is happening in a distant land-somewhere in the North-East part of India. New Delhi does not care!  With utmost faith, Ngurang Reena and her family.        

Ngurang Reena
12,727 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Lord mayor London, jeremy hunt mp, Phillip Hammond MP, Metropolitan Police, Sadiq Khan

Mark Field MP to be prosecuted and dismissed for gross misconduct

We have all witnessed the actions taken by Mark Field on a Climate change protester at The Mansion House, Financial dinner. The protest was to deliver concerns about climate change, to Philip Hammond MP. The protesters entered a private function to spread their message, albeit uninvited. The Conservative MP Mark Field, stopped the protester by pushing her, forcefully into a pillar, grabbing her upper body to turn her around then grabbing the rear of her neck, pushing her out of the room. The removal of the protesters should have been the responsibility of the hired security personnel, to which they should have used their skills to defuse the situation calmly and without violence. Mark Field took it upon himself to confront and assault a protester who posed no physical threat to him. She had no weapon, no liquids only a mobile phone and some papers. His response and actions were unjustified and he committed a criminal offence of assault. As he was a representative of the government, sitting in a political event. He should be dismissed under the grounds of gross misconduct. The assault was captured on video and there is clear evidence that the protester didn't resist, become violent or threatening in any way. Therefore this requires a criminal investigation and his dismissal as a result of his suspension. 

W R
26 supporters