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Petition to Federal Government, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Florida State House, Florida State Senate, President of the United States, Florida Governor

Federal Government Investigate homicide cases Veteran Patrick and wife Evelyn DePalma

My name is Kelly Bostick, (Kathleen Kelly Bostick) I am the great-niece of the DePalmas who were murdered in October, 2006. These cases started with extreme stalking by a set of twin brothers stalking me then our family, then double homicide of my Uncle (a Veteran) and his wife, then a wrongful arrest of my son and a suspicious motorcycle accident of my brother. I have been trying to get help in Florida for 10 years. State Attorney, Brad King and Assistant State Attorney, Peter Magrino of State Attorney Office jurisdiction, Hernando County, Florida, Hernando County and Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff Office, Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober, have refused to arrest or prosecute known twin predators since Kathleen Kelly Bostick's original request for prosecution in 2006 , and multiple ongoing requests for assistance and prosecution since continuing today, for stalking and burglaries to her home. Ten years of terror and requests for protection, prosecution and assistance continually denied, despite:  all their aggression, threats and stalking toward additional DePalma family members, 25 year history of violence against women and children. There are multiple victims in multiple States at least 8 other women besides Kathleen Kelly Bostick that pursued protective orders in multiple courts seeking help from terrifying violence from these men, additionally their children are terrorized/impacted by the violence toward their Mothers. 10 years of stalking and violence toward DePalma/Bostick family, and the Berisfords are the likely killers of the DePalmas. The Berisfords have other criminal activities in multiple Florida Counties and other States including sex crimes, child sex crimes, identity and grand theft in addition to the stalking of Kathleen Kelly Bostick and family. The Berisfords also have ties to Hernando County, having had a protective order and arrest, with another ex wife against them (5 minutes from the murder scene). Originally this started, in June, 2006, a man started contacting me (Kathleen Kelly Bostick), and that contact quickly led to extreme stalking of my children and I, then my family. This man, Keith Patrick Berisford (Kathleen K Bostick v Keith Patrick Berisford, Hillsborough County, FL), has a twin brother Brien Berisford (6-3-1966) and both have a history of domestic violence and stalking other women in other States with additional injunctions. I have talked to a few of the other women. As a matter of fact, Keith Patrick Berisford was recently divorced in Washington State and his ex wife had a protective order for her and her children. I was unaware at the time the stalking started. As I started doing more research the stalking escalated hard and fast. My Uncle Pat and Aunt Evelyn confronted this man as well as my brother and my son was escorting me places and trying to help keep me/us safe. By October, 2006, my family (DePalmas) were murdered. This man broke in my home and destroyed evidence while I was attending the funerals, I had to leave to file reports of that (at the time I did not realize it was evidence or they were most likely the murderers). I filed police reports and filed a request for prosecution with Hillsborough County State Attorney in 2006. The State Attorney, Mark Ober, refused to prosecute/or file it. In 2006, after the murders, I immediately informed Hernando County Sheriff Office, Lead I spoke with was Jeffrey Swartz, I told him of the stalking reports and injunction filed in Hillsborough County and the circumstances surrounding the same and let them know this man, Keith Berisford, had left odd items at my home and I had them if they wanted them as well as photos etc.they told me to hold onto them and they would let me know if they would need them.   I never heard back from them (Hernando County Sheriff). I followed up a few times as I thought it was strange that they did nothing with the extreme stalking and now double homicides with both Counties involved. I had no experience with criminal investigations. I assumed they were the professionals and would handle the investigation, yet, I was concerned they showed no interest in talking to key witnesses or collecting evidence Keith Berisford left at our home it just seemed so strange. Initially in 2006, I started contacting Hillsborough County, FL law enforcement for assistance, being a single Mother I was greatly concerned for the safety of my children once I found out he was stalking them at school and their bus stops, he/they/twin brothers were breaking in our home and going everywhere, following us, cyber stalking and calling obsessively. I started calling and initially Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputies would not even file reports, refused to arrest Keith Berisford or Brien no matter what they were doing. Then I started really fighting with them, this was serious and my instincts of survival and safety for my children were kicking in. Eventually I found unless I fought with the Deputy and insisted on reports nothing would be done, this man would come to my house and knowing I was going to call 911, leave then come back when the Deputy left, apparently watching from somewhere close. He was constantly breaking in my home, leaving notes and odd items, then unlocking all my windows in my home, I guess for a later return. I got to where it was so regular I was used to it, he wanted me to know he was there all the time and everywhere I went. My neighbors were trying to help watch and protect me. One was terrified one day she saw him come and leave she came to check on me and thought he killed me she called her husband at work because she found a note on my kitchen counter and was afraid to look in the back of the house. He was constantly hacking my computer files, remoting into my computer monitoring my calendars etc. Everything was happening so fast all the time and continuous it took enormous strength to try to keep up and keep my kids safe. The following are some of the reports I did get a Deputy to do, keep in mind this was a daily issue there are many instances that occured in parking lots of him approaching, all the local restaurants, grocery stores that have no report because they were rapid and he would come and go quickly driving different vehicles, his brother worked at an Infinity/Lexus/Mercedes dealership in Tampa and they were using cars from the dealership to stalk us. Keith, also took an insurance policy out on my car telling the insuror he lived with me, which he did not. Keith put profiles of me on dating websites and always included a picture of himself, he emailed from my accounts acting as if he were me, he took others identities to act as someone I knew like one of my friends to talk to me online including taking my children's identity. I filed multiple reports with Match.com, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn (he was acting as a business contact) I also filed with the cyber internet crime offices via FBI. He created ficticious business addresses around me. There were also multiple 911 calls that are not listed here. Some Hillsborough County Sheriff reports from 2006-680494, 2006-679063, 2006-683380, 2006-693691, 2006-737011, 2006-85781. Injunction 2006-DR-019498 granted in 2006 due to expire in Dec, 2008. I actually fled my home with my children concerned for our safety for several years. That did not make a difference he/they were still around. Other reports, 10-439807, 11-23448, 11-116081. I filed for an additional injunction in 2011, 11-DR-011305 because the stalking escalated again. I contacted his wife, yes, he is now married and requested that she ask him to leave me alone and stop stalking, he apparently is telling her it is me and tried to file injunctions against me which I never knew about until recently because they were immediately denied by the Judge. I had to go to the courthouse to get copies to see what they said. It was ridiculous. Suddenly, 5 years in, after I file ANOTHER 3rd time, injunction he is going to claim it is me?  Two years after the murders, in 2008, Detective Phil Lakin with the Hernando County Sheriff Office called us and told us he needed our assistance, that they were convinced these men were serial killers. I still had all the stalking information, emails, etc. Phil Lakin came to our home in Hillsborough County to get DNA from us and requested that we go to their office in Hernando to help and requested all my children go. We, of course, agreed to assist them thinking that we were finally going to receive help, and agreed we would all go together as a family. In the interim my son was lured there alone and despite my request to Detective Lakin not to interview my son until he had representation while he was on his way there or until I arrived they did and already had him being interrogated by the time I got there and refused to allow me to see my son. The interrogation went on for 18+hours and the other 4 children and I were locked outside of the Sheriff Office all night. Sitting on the ground waiting for my son, which they decided they were going to arrest. They told us he knew more than they thought and that he was there at the scene and that he was drugged. All lies, I was terrified. I fought again to enforce my son's rights, they told me if I stopped him from talking that they would arrest him, I said "Arrest him for what???" They said two counts of first degree murder. I said you cannot do that, it violates his right to counsel/representation, ..guess what they did. Took my son. The nightmare of stalking and murder was not enough? Now they were taking my children?? They said he confessed I argued. The Detectives were harassing me and telling me that my son was going to rot in hell and never see the light of day and comparing him to Ted Bundy and me to Ted Bundy's Mother telling me "Yes, Ted Bundy's Mother said he was a good boy too.." Terror, pure Terror. They arrested my son in April, 2008. Just before his High School graduation. He missed all of that as he was never allowed to return to school he was also in the process of talking to recruiters to join the Army which was delayed by 3 years because of his arrest. He currently has a permanent record of being arrested for 2 counts of first degree murder that will haunt him the rest of his life and had nothing to do with this crime.   My daughter's were terrified at school and bullied that their brother was a murderer. Farthest thing  from the truth. Being in a small town of Lutz, Florida and in the same home for almost 30 years, we were very deeply rooted in the community. Our community was outraged, we wanted to protest and my neighbors terrified, they all knew of the stalking yet, they took my son and never arrested the stalkers?? What?? Our community and all the children at the schools all the friends everyone was terrified.    So, the stalkers were still stalking, they took my son, our only protector, and my family was murdered. Six months after my son's arrest, 10/3/2008, my brother was in a tragic motorcycle accident, he has traumatic brain injury, permanent. I filed for an extension for the injunction against Keith, that was expiring in December, 08 and missed the hearing due to my brother's tragic motorcycle accident which happened on 10/3/08, he was in a coma seriously injured, which I believe is also linked to this.  It took me 3 years to get copies of the interrogation video and police reports as the Detectives continued to harass our family, the attorney we hired for my son refused to provide the family with the documentation, pleadings, recordings or dvds and was cooperating with the Sheriff Department and the prosecution and not properly representing my son. Detective Lakin and Beetz were doing illegal searches in Hillsborough County, without warrants of all my children's friends vehicles and stalking the kids to do interviews with them without parents permission, they were going to houses and searching cars and buildings at night without warrants they even went to our home the day after my son was arrested without a warrant and they were out of their jurisdiction in Hillsborough County from Hernando County. Our community was outraged! The detectives also went through my children's schools to access my children which is not legal that is how I found out that Detective Lakin previously worked for the Hillsborough County School Board prior to being at the Hernando County Sheriff Office. I requested his employment records from the school board and confirmed my suspicions as also in the interrogation video he asserts to my son "remember in that law studies class at school when I showed you pictures of the crime scene?". He also lied on his application to the school board about previous arrests and an Article 15 apparently, they acknowledged that he did not disclose the information and hired him as security anyway. My heart breaks and I wonder how many other children/juveniles this man may have falsely arrested and had prosecuted?? MSNBC did a documentary on my son's false arrest and it aired in March of 2013. I have been fighting for assistance for 9 years this month. I have exhausted all my financial resources, given up and or lost everything I have ever worked for to fight for safety and survival for my children. I am now homeless. *2015, Update, I have filed multiple reports and a few more requests for protection and prosecution, in Hillsborough and Hernando Counties. Still dealing with the terror of stalking with no help. I would like a federal investigation done to investigate the unjust impact of the victimization from both predators and judicial system had on our families and survivors. The killers are still free and the public is being deceived and my families lives were brutally taken. We are in need of protection and the people involved in this have failed the family miserably as well as the residents of Florida by releasing false statements to media. My children's lives and educations have been severely compromised and put at risk. There is PLENTY of evidence of the actions of men who have stalked our family and we cannot get assistance. Please sign this petition to have these cases investigated for the severe misconduct of the agencies involved and help me. I have not been able to obtain legal representation and no one will touch these cases because of the politics involved.  The only political thread I have been able to connect to has been that the Sheriff at the time of the murders and my son's arrest, Richard Nugent, got a seat in Congress shortly after. There is another connection I cannot share right now. Documentation has been provided to validate that as well.  Finally, all of this is not just about us IT IS ABOUT YOU and your families, these people that have harmed our family co-exist with all of your children and our community. This is a problem that impacts so many way beyond just us. There are killers loose, corrupt law enforcement. I realize this is something that has gone on for many years, however, I hope to bring attention to what happened to us so that maybe other lives will be spared from this horror. I live everyday in a live horror film that I cannot get help with. Please share and sign this petition before more lives are taken, please help me save who I can. We already have two dead and many severely physically or emotionally injured.  Thank you in advance.  I have created a Facebook page documenting much of the story, legal documents and will answer any questions I can. Here is a link to that: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforPatrickandEvelynDePalma/  (previous site attacked by complaints by predators) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-and-Evelyn-DePalma-please-help-solve-the-homicides/147987048640129?ref=hl Here is a link to the YouTube of the MSNBC documentary regarding my son:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcALFqeX75E I am just a Mother, trying to protect her family. I am in continuous fear of my life and the lives of my children. I have evidence of falsified reports, witnesses, videos I just need someone who will listen and give us an opportunity to become survivors in lieu of being victims, can you help? My son, who was wrongfully arrested just returned from his deployment to Afghanistan, serving the U.S. Army and this Country. My children's lives have been plagued with stalking, murder, brain injury, false arrest and police misconduct, can you help us? Please? We will be homeless within a few months. I made it 9 years, this month is the anniversary date, I am exhausted and can no longer do this alone. Please, help my children. Thank you.   I have previously contacted Hernando County Sheriff Internal Affairs, written multiple letters and complaints. Also, FBI, FDLE, US MARSHAL, DOJ, OIG, Violence Against Women, previous Florida Governor Charlie Crist, current Florida Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General, Pam Bondi, Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Dennis Ross, of course Representative Richard Nugent is well aware as he was the Sheriff in Hernando County at the time of the murders and my son's false arrest and personally watched all of this. I have also contacted President Barack Obama, ACLU, ACLJ and every domestic violence agency I could. I also had to go through Department of Revenue because ironically my child support was not enforced either and I wrote Bill Nelson about that. Our church, pastors and friends and families have assisted us as much as they can. I went from being a successful single Mother to being dependent on food stamps and losing everything I have and cannot even get a job because of all of this. Because of the duration of this going on for 9 years now and the multiple complex tragedies, that contributed to supportive people getting worn down. I think that is intentional politically, they have destroyed my support system and destroyed me financially. I need some people willing to go the distance for the safety of their families. This is not just about our lives. Trust me, if it happens to you or one of yours, you will be asking why no one stopped these predators earlier, because there is plenty of reason in their history. It is me now, I hope it is not you next, that is why I do what I do. It is vital to raise awareness to shed light on these dangers, how else can we possibly protect our families if we are out there walking around with killers and no idea who they are? This Country has tolerated violence against men, women and children far too long. I know I cannot fix it but I can damn sure tell you about the ones I am personally aware of, and I will as long as it is possible. Will you help me? Right now, I am a one woman team.. I need more help! ;) I would welcome you with open arms!

Kelly Bostick
81 supporters
Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to Roger Goodell, All 37 NFL Sponsors

#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season

On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season. Right after the game, he told NFL Media why he sat during the anthem, prompting his now-famous statement: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Never before, since the great Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967, has an athlete taken such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of people of color -- and just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick's stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. Since that statement, Kaepernick "upgraded" his protest to a knee, announced a plan to donate $1 million to the charities that focused on racial issues (which he followed through), had great support from some of his teammates, NFL colleagues, athletes from all sports levels (starting from junior high), and fans by taking a knee during anthems. Best of all, Kaepernick's protest made the conversation about "racial/police brutality" front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. Because he needed to start, Kaepernick also restructured his contract during the 2016 season, taking away the final 4 years and reworking it into a 2-year deal (with a 1-year player option) -- allowing him to leave after the season if he chooses, which he did. Since then, no one has offered Colin Kaepernick, a Super Bowl QB just a few years ago, a NFL job despite cries from NFL Players and analysts, both black and white. He also has a better Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than half the backup quarterbacks signed right now. This shows that the NFL Owners are not willing to bring Kaepernick into their team because -- according to many fans -- he is a "distraction". A man who protested because of injustices towards people of color is pretty much blackballed in a league that is 70% Black. If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don't attend the stadiums, and don't buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team. We understand the NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America -- where "all men are created equal" -- treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well. Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It's pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up. Here's a video of someone explaining the true meaning of the National Anthem: Click here --------------------- Since we reached our initial goal of 100,000 signatures, here's a pic of the 32 NFL Owners we already mailed.  Our new goal is 1 MILLION signatures by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Afterwards, we will mail every NFL Sponsor (all 37 of them) a letter asking them to reconsider their relationship with the league. NFL Sponsors are listed below (the CEOs) -- We actually tweeted each one of them: Gatorade & Pepsi & Quaker - Indra K. Nooyi Anheuser-Busch - João Castro Neves USAA - Stuart Parker Bose - Bob Marseca Marriott - Arne M. Sorenson Xbox & Microsoft - Satya Nadella News America - Martin Garofalo SAP - Bill McDermott McDonalds - Steve Easterbrook New Era - Chris Koch Nike - Mark Parker Extreme Networks - Ed Meyercord Nationwide - Steve Rasmussen TD Ameritrade - Tim Hockey Zebra - Anders Gustafsson Dannon - Emmanuel Faber  Hyundai - Kyung Soo Lee EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Thomas R. Greco Mars Snackfood - Grant F. Reid Dairy Management, Inc. - Thomas Gallagher SiriusXM - James E. Meyer Under Armour - Kevin Plank Bridgestone - Gordon Knapp Ticketmaster - Michael Rapino Procter & Gamble - David S. Taylor Verizon - Lowell C. McAdam Barclays - Jes Staley Papa John’s - John Schnatter Castrol - Mandhir Singh Ford - James Hackett #NoKaepernickNoNFL  P.S.: If you already have a NFL package (Sunday ticket, etc.)...please cancel / unsubscribe. Also make this your new profile pic.

Unstripped Voice
198,637 supporters
Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor

"STATE OF EMERGENCY" (DRUG EPIDEMIC / NORTHEN NEW MEXICO) HELP SAVE OUR CULTURE

With national statistics, data , and high numbers of deaths,illnesses attributed too drugs and as well our failing public schools, as direct links to the  "Drug Epidemic",  in Northern New Mexico,  we have been placed at the top of national graphs and state counties as one  of the worst places for drug overdose, suicide and illness in the country. Thus, we the undersigned concerned tax paying citizens are "Demanding a "State of Emergency" be declared in the county of Rio Arriba, in the state of New Mexico. For several decades we have been in a heavily oppressed, repressed and dire situation in regard too loosing large numbers of souls too include : Teens,  young and old adults as well as elderly citizens too the drug infestation, both legal ( narcotic/opiate, ect... ) and  illegal ( heroin/meth/pink/cocaine, ect..) drugs. As the Federal Government  and DEA cracks down on prescription drug dispensing, the adverse effects have increased the use of heroin and thus, increasing higher incidences of Hepatitis-c, AIDS, Crime, and Criminal Activity in all facets our livelihood. The age groups of addiction has scattered in both directions, currently it has trickled down too adolescence and gone up in some cases too great-grandparent ages. Its is no longer a "FAD" or a "TREND" in many circles it is becoming a "RITE of PASSAGE" and a way of life in others. WE are demanding that;   1) Assessment, treatment, triage, substance abuse teams be dispatched throughout the county communities. ; 2) That a temporary centrally located "medical" detox-facility and housing area be established too address our addicted citizens needs, with hopes that a permanent facility be established in the near future.       

Hermano Pedro Herrera
1,212 supporters
Update posted 22 hours ago

Petition to Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Charles Schumer

Real people NEED The ACA-Obamacare. Don't play politics with people's health and lives.

My wife has pre existing conditions. Before the blessing that is Obamacare came along, because of those life altering pre existing  conditions, we were only able to afford a health insurance policy that had a $10,000 deductible at a very high monthly premium. She couldn't afford to see doctors regularly and her health deteriorated.  I remember counting the days to Obamacare and spending most of the night, and many frustrating days following, struggling to sign up, and once we did, the smile on my wife's face, the sigh of relief that she too can see a doctor, and there was hope. I remember tears of relief and hope. We celebrated the peace of mind this brought us with a hug, a smile and a good nights sleep.  Today, there are tears again, fear instead of hope, anxiety instead of peace of mind, worries and sleepless nights (it is 3:42 am as I write this).  I hear politicians exclaiming, speaking indignantly, waving their fists and wagging their tounges all preaching about what will happen when 25,000,000 get cut and have no insurance, the outcry there will be.....well, we are those 25,000,000, we are each a human being , not a number. You know us, we are your family member, your neighbor, your Uber driver, your friend, your classmate from years ago, your acquaintance of today.... STOP using our plights for political fodder and for so much fist waving and speechifying!  STOP being resigned to the fact that there are not enough Democrats in the  Senate to stop this lunacy and reach out to Republican Senators who are thinking individuals and STOP the insanity! Senators McConnel and Schumer, do the hard work that is your job and that you know how  to do so well and make it known that this end of Obamacare tragedy and travesty will NOT happen. Don't let us suffer with anxiety and sleepless nights and worse ! For my wife, who is asleep as I write this while I am up worrying about her health and healthcare, for all of us , each one of us, real people - not numbers, DON'T wait to see and hear the outcry when 25,000,000 are left without insurance! Do the hard work of bringing sanity back now.  Our health, and our healthcare is not, and should not be a partisan issue! DON'T LEAVE 25,000,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. SAVE OBAMACARE/ The Affordable Care Act! PS:  If you say there will be insurance available for those with pre existing conditions, you know that premiums  for those with any pre existing condition will  go back to being astronomically expensive and unaffordable and high risk pools are either unavailable, most don't meet criteria eligibility, and those that do see high costs and even higher deductibles.   

Harold J
88,376 supporters