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criminal justice

341 petitions

Update posted 18 hours ago

Petition to Theresa May, Nick mann, Karen Bradley, UK Parliament, UK Parliament, Victoria atkins

Immediate custodial sentences foe ANYONE caught carrying a knife .

My brother lance gregory was murdered in a senseless cowardly knife attack in 2012 . Due to our weak justice system HI'd  killer is out this year. This has no way had amy  significant impact on his life. He can still come out have kids and  be part of a family.His term of 10 years do 5 is an insult I've known burglars get longer .This has to change if you carry a knife and get caught the justice system  needs to come down hard and fast and if a murder or an assault occurs using a knife then the sentances need to reflect that. They have taken a life and not only done that but impacted on a whole family and alot of other people i.e family  friends  partners work colleagues the list is endless. So please sign this if you agree that lives are worth more than these insulting short sentances. Also They say there's a hefty sentence for carrying a knife but 9 times out of 10 a knife is just confiscated there is no fear of consequences for carrying a knife this needs to change now before we loose another life so therefore my aim in this petition is an imediate custodial sentence if caught with a knife .We need to put a fear factor in place so that people don't want to be caught carrying a knife because they know 100% they WILL go to prison no caution or fine just compulsary custodial sentences.

Emma Gregory
3,620 supporters
Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to Steve AshmanChief Constable Northumbria Police and Alison Saunders Head of CPS.

Washington, Tyne & Wear UK Police have stopped me posting the TRUTH.

One of my decision makers is to retire.The two people in the picture is Chief Constable of Northumbria Police Steve Ashman (to retire) and Dame Vera Baird QC Police & Crime Commissioner.  I have been battling with a mental illness for over twenty years.Vulnerability attracted an individual who took over my life.At four hours at a time he would groom me into a state of fear, Health & Safety, local government and any type of officialdom, he already knew that I struggled to cope with brown envelopes, the telephone, and debate.This individual decided to sell my property from under me.He got his brother-in -law (estate agent)to come to my property to give a rough idea of the value of my home, after the visit without my permission, he put scaffolding up that remained there for two years.He then took off the roof and because he hadn't paid the scaffolding company the scaffolding was removed and for a further two years I had no roof, the water poured in and caused a lot of damage.I was emptying pails of water 24/7.Then I had to buy a new roof with money I had to find for a roof that didn't need replacing.This individual used my address as his own and when he upset some of his workmen, they broke all of my windows with a BB gun.During his reign he took me to cash machines, he even had to show me how to use the machine as I had no need for them.He also took me to the post office and bank to extort money to the value of £22,000.00 from me.He would write out a cheque letting me think he was paying me back and telling me when to cash it, one was for £15,000.00, it was returned as the account didn't exist.I feel having a mental illness invites abuse.The Police, CPS, and Politicians do not understand my illness.The individual has walked away with my money, leaving me in wet deplorable living conditions and the Police have just allowed this to happen.I have pleaded with Mrs. Alison Saunders, Head of CPS to give me some justice, but she has ignored me.My illness made me suffer in silence for many years until the Police came looking for the individual because he was selling hired power tools, it was then the Police found out what was going on.

David Hills
17 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to The Justice Minister

The trial of Mr Rolf Harris at Southwark Crown Court. I respectfully relate to you my deep concerns of the verdicts given by the jury in the case detailed above. I ask that the case be reviewed as a matter of urgency.

The integrity of the UK criminal justice system has fallen into 'Kangaroo Court' style persecutions due to the 'I believe you' edict of sexual abuse allegations. The 'I believe you' edict of our justice system must be reversed and replaced with objective and neutral investigation. Even juries are told by judges to 'believe' what is obviously untrue because of these crude and archaic guidelines, resulting in miscarriages of justice and innocent people imprisoned. Rolf Harris was tried at Southwark Crown Court enduring four trials at once. There were four accusers and a total of twelve charges. Tonya Lee had already sold her story to a magazine so had a financial interest in sticking to the already published story. In court the story was shown to contain serious falsehoods and she admitted that she lied to the police. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. The alleged Leigh Park community centre assault was alleged to have been done at a time when Mr Harris was in fact in another part of the country, and this can be easily proved. A police search for evidence that Mr Harris had appeared at the community centre at this time confirmed that he had never appeared there at all. The police admitted in court that they had NO EVIDENCE that he had even been there, but despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. The Cambridge celebrity It's a Knockout allegation was made by a woman who claimed she was thirteen/fourteen at the time of the assault. The assault happened in public and yet nobody saw it happen. Mid trial she changed this story to fit an appearance Mr Harris had made at a Star Games event, three years later. She changed her age to sixteen/seventeen and the location  miles away from the site of the original allegation. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. Mr Harris admitted a consensual affair with a woman younger than him but of consenting age. It was shown that this woman had attempted to blackmail him after asking him for £25000 and there was no evidence to show that any under age abuse took place as she later claimed. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. Mr Harris was convicted of all twelve counts after the jury were told by the trial judge to 'recognise a RED HERRING when you see one and ignore it'; but the prosecution barrister had told the jury in her closing speech that Mr Harris' explanations and denials were RED HERRINGS. Was the judge summing up on behalf of the prosecution by effectively telling the jury to ignore Mr Harris denials and explanations? This was a gross burden of bias given to the jury by the trial judge who was supposed to have summed up impartially. Criminal justice must be based on truth and not the 'I believe' edicts that allows any person to make any claim of abuse against any person and be believed; with cases going to court despite there being evidence contrary to the claims and  the resultant miscarriages of justice. Mr Harris has been denied a right to appeal and this travesty of justice must be urgently reviewed and his right of appeal allowed.    

Carol Barker
2,551 supporters