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criminal justice

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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  However I have now been informed that the case will be referred to the Parole Board and his supervision may be rescinded due to the murderers “good behaviour”.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
7,523 supporters
Update posted 5 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
1,468 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Crown Prosecution Service, Alison Saunders

Take domestic violence seriously in courts

Last night Manchester Crown Court’s Judge Richard Mansell ruled that he would not jail Mustafa Bashir, a man who made his wife drink bleach and, at one point, struck her over her back with a cricket bat saying: "If I hit you with this bat with my full power then you would be dead." Judge Mansell concluded she was not vulnerable enough because she was "an intelligent woman with a network of friends" and a university degree.The Judge handed out a suspended sentence of 18 months - a punishment which is not enforced unless a further crime is committed during a specified period. What message does this send out to perpetrators of domestic abuse?Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecution at the Crown Prosecution Service needs to take domestic violence seriously. Like Bashir’s partner, I went through hell with my ex, enduring domestic abuse for 18 years. At one point I was shot with a sawn-off shotgun and then beaten. My 16 year old son took his life as a result of this. I also had a network of good friends - does that mean I was not vulnerable enough too? What ignorance by the system.For years I have been saying that judges who deal with these cases don’t fully understand the issue of domestic violence, including the power dynamics of the perpetrator and victim and how it can make you a prisoner in your home - regardless of your network of friends and how intelligent you are.I am actively campaigning in the domestic abuse arena to see that all services listen to the voice of those who have and still are victims/survivors. Sadly we are experts by experience. All Judges should have mandatory domestic abuse training because their lack of knowledge is putting lives at risk, those lives of the vulnerable people.I am calling on the Alison Saunders to agree to meet me, and show that the CPS understands that work needs to be done so that Judge Mansell’s actions are never repeated.

Rachel Williams
157,077 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Help victims of attacks on transport seek justice by keeping CCTV for 30 days

I was racially assaulted on the 24 bus in London in March. I was punched severely on the right side of my body and had abuse shouted at me for being an African-Caribbean woman. No witnesses stepped in to my aid or checked if I was okay. The driver simply closed the doors as my attacker fled. Since it happened I have tried to get justice. But because of a bus company policy the CCTV footage has been destroyed and I have been left with no evidence and no way for the police to find my attacker.Straight after the incident I panically reported it to 101 via an online form, noted the bus number, location, and my Oyster card. 3 days later, I was assigned an officer to handle my case. Unfortunately they made a mistake taking down the details of my case. It meant that the CCTV footage was requested wrongly, delaying the process.It turns out transport companies set their own timeframes for authorities and individuals to collect their CCTV footage. In my case on an Arriva bus, only 10 days was given to retrieve footage. By the time, the police error was realised, the timeframe was missed and the footage had been lost.Without this, I’ve been left with no case. No way to get justice. Only a shoulder injury which I may require physiotherapy for and the knowledge that my attacker is still present near my place of work.Even if there hadn’t been an error, a timeframe like 10 days is not enough. Giving victims such a small window to come forward, given emotional or physical trauma they may face, gives barely any time for recovery. It shouldn't be a choice between recovery and justice. And as paying customers of these networks, we need to be ensured that we are safe.I’m calling on the Transport Minister to make big transport companies across the UK - like Arriva, Stagecoach and London Underground store CCTV footage for 30 days.Limits like these mean communities especially BAME communities lose faith in their local police forces when justice does not prevail. Police forces too are left powerless to gather the evidence needed. I hope this petition will assist the many other victims of violence to secure justice.

Makedah Simpson
140,638 supporters