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Petition to David Lidington MP

Justice for our beautiful girls

Hi Everyone, Am sure that you heard about our story, which happen on NYE in 2016, where our two beloved girls got hit and run by careless driver. One of the girls died on the scene and her name was Helina Kotlarova and she was just 12 years old. With her was also 11 years old Zaneta Krokova, who died 2days later in the hospital from the injuries she suffered after the accident. The girls were holding hands as they crossed the road after buying sweets at an off-licence when they were hit by a black VW Golf which didn’t stop at the scene. Five men - aged 23, 59, 48, 38 and 18 - were arrested on New Year’s Day on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. On 22 of July Hegedus, who was living in Oldham but originally from Hungary, was jailed for four years at Minshull Street Crown Court after he had earlier pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving, failing to stop after a collision, failing to report a collision, driving without a licence and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The court heard his Peugeot 807 was overtaking another car when it struck the girls, who were on their way home from a local shop, at about 7pm on December 31. He drove off and, together with his three passengers, reported the car stolen and plotted to give each other false alibis. They washed the car with bleach before abandoning it. Hegedus even shaved off his beard in the hope he would not be identified from CCTV, but he and his accomplices were later rumbled by detectives. He got just a four-year jail sentence , which is 2 years for lying to pervert the course of justice and a year for each killed girl.  We as the family of our girls are really angry and sadden with this decision, because we feel that he should get more years for what he done to us as a family. We know that it not will bring our girls back but it will give us at least satisfaction that he gets what he deserve for what he done to them. We will never be the same and our pain will never heal but we will have small hope for our girls. Does why we beg everyone to sign this petition for us so we can get justice for our angels as we feel that the 2 years he got is joke and the life's of our girls were worthy loads more. So please help us to fight the Justice for bigger sentence.   Thank you xx

Zaneta Bakova
601 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to Martin Pakula, Graham Ashton

Issue Warrants for George Pell and Denis Hart for perverting the course of justice

The Victorian Police have been stymied in their investigations of crimes against Victorian children in Catholic Institutions and by Catholic clergy and staff by George Pell and Denis Hart since 1987.  IT'S ABOUT TIME THEY WERE CHARGED BY VICTORIA POLICE AND A WARRANT ISSUED FOR THEIR ARREST. George Pell and Denis Hart have removed evidence required for Police Prosecutions for crimes against children in the State of Victoria Australia. The evidence has allegedly been removed to Rome by the Papal Nuncio. As presented on ABC TV Lateline  on 17 March 2016 STEVE CANNANE, REPORTER: Do you still have the support of the Pope, Cardinal? GEORGE PELL, CARDINAL: Counsel, this was an extraordinary world, a world of crimes and cover-ups.A former pastoral care co-ordinator with the Catholic Church in Melbourne has called on the royal commission and police to subpoena all of the Church's secret files on sexual abuse by clergy. Helen Last has told Lateline that until all the secret documents known internally as the "red files" are made available, the public's only getting part of the truth about the scope of the crimes committed against children. She also says that former Melbourne Archbishop George Pell preventing her from helping victims of abuse in Doveton, a parish devastated by the notorious paedophile priest Peter Searson.http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2015/s4427242.htmEvery child deserves a safe and happy childhood, that is the Terms of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse in Australia.I request that the Police bring George Pell and Denis Hart before the Courts in the State of Victoria to face the matters known at present, and that they seek a Warrant to gain access to materials and documents that may be required in the course of their investigations, wherever they may be. 

Helen Dawson
1,879 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Leader Liberal Democrats, Leanne Wood Leader Plaid Cymru

Call for Edna's Law and a public inquiry into whistle-blowing

We call for:   1.  Edna's Law to replace the Public Interest Disclosure Act which has failed to protect the public, the victims or the whistle-blowers.    2.  A public inquiry into whistle-blowing in all sectors, ie including social care, construction, finance, education, local authorities, police, civil service, transport, military, NHS.  We want it to expose wrongdoing and hold individuals and institutions to account for past cases of cover-ups and victimisation of whistle-blowers, and to recognise and compensate those who suffered detriment for doing the right thing. EDNA'S LAW: Would make it a criminal offence to fail to act on the genuine concerns of a whistle-blower and would hold individuals accountable. The wrongdoing would be made public in a criminal court and corrective action would be taken. Edna's Law would put the victims of silence first and would protect the protectors who report wrongdoing. The State would prosecute and uphold the public interest (instead of expecting the whistle-blower to pay thousands of pounds to represent themself at an employment tribunal against experienced barristers). Edna's Law would be a deterrent because it would create strong case law precedents. The whistle-blower would be a protected witness. It would be a criminal offence to harm a genuine whistle-blower. Bad companies and organisations would be held to account, resulting in real culture change. The whistle-blower would be compensated for loss of trust and loss of employment.  NB this does not mean "rewards or bounties" as some organisations want - we simply want proper compensation for losses incurred because you can never put a price on human life or suffering. eg Would the life or suffering of a vulnerable child or adult be "worth" less than a banking loss? NO.  A genuine whistler doesn't stand around thinking "How much will I get for reporting this?" and to suggest "rewards or bounties" is grossly insulting. A law that protects whistle-blowers protects us all, and that is what Edna's Law would do. Together we can break the shameful chain of complacency, ignorance, denial and silence so please sign and share this petition now. Here are just a few well-known cases of deaths and serious harm which were ALL preventable if whistleblowers had been listened to or if others had not been too scared to speak up: Mid Staffs, Bristol Babies, Jimmy Savile, Piper Alpha, Clapham train crash, Herald of Free Enterprise, Rotherham, Hammersmith Radiology.  Imagine how much suffering could have been avoided if only someone had come forward years ago to tell the truth about various major cases now going through public inquiries and legal proceedings. All these are well documented but many more cases never make the news.  Edna’s Law will break that silence.  The reality for whistle-blowers includes harassment, physical assault, suspension, false counter-allegations, dismissal, loss of income, unemployment, ill-health, high legal fees, months or years of stress, loss of homes, abroken relationships and family break-ups.  Their relatives, even young children and terminally ill relatives, have been targeted for indirect reprisals at school and in healthcare.  That shameful fact shows how low some will go to retaliate against those who speak up. All that is bad enough - but no action is taken on the wrongdoing or risks, which continue unchecked, covered up by employers, regulators and employment tribunals.  Other workers see this and decide it is safer to stay silent so the cycle of wrongdoing continues.   PIDA cases are said to be "an employment issue" so the employment tribunals may reject evidence claiming it is not relevant, even though the whistleblower's reported concerns clearly relate to the public interest. Would YOU report wrongdoing or risks if you knew what the consequences would be for you and your family? And if you knew that the law would not protect you? And if it still wouldn't stop the wrongdoing or risk anyway? Please sign the petition now to stop needless suffering and risk. The alternative would be to do nothing and just wait for the inevitable news of the next case of avoidable harm or death - which might affect YOU or your loved ones.  People are suffering and dying today, and others being harmed or put at risk (even though they may not know it) because whistle-blowers are ignored and victimised and others are too scared to speak up.  This affects everyone. Which will you choose?  Please sign now. We hope we have already convinced you to sign.  If you need more detailed information before you sign, please read on..... Background details and examples: Edna's Law is based on evidence from the first 1500 whistle-blowers who contacted Compassion In Care  This has now increased to over 5000 who all confirm the need for this law.  The evidence has already been given to many Government ministers and MPs. Edna was a defenceless elderly lady with no family.  She died after terrible abuse in a BUPA care home even though it had been reported by no less than SEVEN care workers to Des Kelly.  He was not at arm’s length, he was directly involved as the decision maker and the whistleblowers gave him personally the evidence in a formal meeting with the prescribed regulator under PIDA.  Des Kelly also heard it afterwards in a court as he sat through every day of the employment tribunal of the BUPA7, as they became known.  He rose to become "Sir Des Kelly OBE" and an advisor to the Government and CQC on elderly care, and head of the National Care Forum and on DEMOS.  We often refer to him because all the evidence is available on what he did, there is no "grey area" or room for interpretation, it is all documented fact in the public domain.   Shocking documents are continuing to come to light and will be published in the near future.  All those who have harboured him will also be held to account. He is just one of many wrongdoers who have never been held accountable for their actions and now hold senior positions - this is at the root of why whistleblowers are still victimised or ignored, because wrongdoers like Des Kelly escape accountability. The BUPA7 lost their jobs but the wrongdoing was not put right, the abusers continued abusing, and Edna died.  Four years later it was revealed that people had continued to suffer in that home.  Imagine how much preventable suffering that was.  Failures in legal protection demonstrated by the BUPA7 case left a toxic legacy, because it told BUPA and other employers that they could get away with ignoring concerns and victimising whistleblowers in spite of the Public Interest Disclosure Act which had just come in at that time.  This sent a strong message to other workers to stay silent for fear of ending up unemployed like the BUPA7.  PIDA failed the BUPA7 and it still fails today's whistleblowers as comments on this petition demonstrate.  Employment tribunals hear PIDA cases but have no power to make sure problems are put right - so whistle-blowers lose their jobs and still the wrongdoing and risks they reported continue unchecked. The 2015 Francis Review and the new National Guardian will do nothing to protect whistleblowers or encourage anyone else to raise concerns because the recommendations rely on policies, procedures, employers and regulators – which include the very same people who have “got away with” cover-ups, ignoring concerns, and victimising whistle-blowers for many years. The Francis "Freedom to Speak Up" review in 2015 was an expensive public relations sham, and held no wrongdoers to account. We say it never intended to and here is why: Robert Francis is on the CQC, which has invited Des Kelly's input even though Des Kelly had ignored seven whistleblowers and had deliberately put an abuser in at least three BUPA care homes. The CQC has ignored multiple whistle-blowers, eg the abuse at Winterbourne View and Old Deanery, and many more.  Is that so surprising when they have included in their press releases a significant contribution from Des Kelly, the man who could have prevented Edna’s death but chose not to?  Instead he deliberately gave Edna’s worst abuser access to other defenceless people to torment.    Compassion In Care and Private Eye joint investigations have proved that the CQC lied and misled the public for many years but no-one was held accountable.   The CQC falsely claimed it had closed 100 care homes, an outright lie as it was only two.   They have been complicit in re-registering care homes as "new" under slightly different names, but the same ownership, in order to hide bad inspection reports. Now the supposedly "independent" new National Guardian for the NHS is to be overseen by.....you guessed it......the CQC. It's like the story of The Emperor's New Clothes - the evidence, in this case of wrongdoing and complicity, is there in plain sight for all to see, but most are scared to point it out or just can't believe what they see.  But Robert Francis and many others in Parliament and the care sector know it is true because we have presented the evidence.  Many are "Guilty By Association", because by praising and harbouring wrongdoers, they are complicit in the wrongdoing. This isn't a fairy story. People are suffering right now so we're speaking up loud and clear that Edna's Law is needed to protect the public. Whistleblowing helplines paid for by employers can never be independent - they protect the employer, not the employee because they make their income by selling policies and procedures to employers so their loyalty is to their customer. After Mid-Staffs, Robert Francis spoke a lot about "changing the culture" but clearly it didn't work, because he was shocked by how many people told him they still felt unable to speak up.  Many trusted the Francis Review and hoped it would be a turning point.  But as whistle-blowers, we have already been failed by his “policies and procedures”and “Guardian” approach.   We have been contacted by people in roles designated "whistleblower supporter" who then lost their own job after reporting concerns themselves. We know it doesn't work, it has never worked before and it can never work in future.  We don't need any more expensive hot air about "changing the culture" - we need to change the reality and bring in Edna's Law. More than 900 callers rang Eileen's helpline after BBC Panorama "Behind Closed Doors"   Thousands more calls/emails have come in since the Francis Review.  Many of these whistleblowers still experience lasting detriment, so cannot put their names publicly to the petition yet, though a lot of others have left public comments on the petition which shows how widespread this is.  You might ask "Why didn't they just speak up in their workplace?"  But how can we expect workers to report wrongdoing when they have seen what happens to those who do?   Would you? Please help us break the shameful silence and ensure accountability – by signing Edna’s Law now. Thank you. For more information: http://www.thewhistler.org/edna-s-law.html Edna's Law demonstration Breaking The Silence Parts 1, 2, 3 Part 4 is now in preparation. BBC Newsnight Hammersmith Radiology BBC Panorama - "Behind Closed Doors" Beyond the Facade - story of the BUPA 7 We are sending this to all party leaders so that we can continue building support for the long term change that is needed.  

Compassion In Care
2,742 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Essex Police: Release ALL Documents Withheld under PII to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence

Essex Police: Release All Documents Withheld under Public Interest Immunity (PII) to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence Team with Immediate Effect. As over 30 years has now elapsed since the tragedy took place, there is no beneficial reason for withholding the documents and photographs by refusing disclosure under Public Interest Immunity or for any other reason. The public have a right to insist that they are released to his Defence Counsel forthwith so that a fresh appeal can be lodged on Jeremy’s behalf. At White House Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, England on the 7th August 1985, five members of the same family were shot dead. They included Nevill Bamber, his wife June Bamber and their daughter Sheila Caffell and Sheila’s twin sons, Nicholas and Daniel Caffell. Based upon evidence the police established the shootings as a case of murder/suicide. However, Jeremy Bamber, Nevill and June’s son was arrested on the 8th September and released after six days of questioning. He was re-arrested on the 29th September and charged with murder. In October 1986 he was convicted on a 10:2 majority verdict and given a twenty-five year sentence, but the Home Secretary changed this to whole life in 1994.     Disclosure Required 1.      Original handwritten logs and statements written by Malcolm Bonnett & PC West relating to Jeremy’s father calling the Police between 03:00am and 03:30 am saying his daughter had gone berserk with the gun. 2.      The original situation report radioed in by PS Bews calling out the firearms team because he'd seen Sheila Caffell moving in the house while Jeremy was with police. Also PS Bews and PC Myall’s original witness statements written on the 7th August 1985. 3.      The 06.9.85 Report by DI Kenneally stating that the evidence showed Sheila was responsible for murdering her family and then committing suicide. 4.      Also required, the audio recordings of the open phone line at White House Farm recording the raid on the house by the Firearms Officers who broke in at 07:39am. 5.      The original handwritten statements from first case investigation number SC/688/85 including those written by the raid team and all fifty-four (54) people who entered the house on the 7th August 1985. 6.      Interviews from the DI Dickinson Enquiry including those from the forensic scientists Glynis Howard, Malcolm Fletcher, Graham Craddock and Graham Renshaw to discover if they wrote the same things to the Dickinson Enquiry regarding two sound moderators, that they later admitted to during the 1991 C.O.L.P Enquiry. 7.      Public Interest Immunity file on Julie Mugford referring to her ‘deal’ with the Crown Prosecution Service in exchange for immunity from prosecution for five criminal offences three of which were unknown to the jury. Also disclosure of the Essex Police file on the £25,000 newspaper deal, agreed to in November/December 1985 (pre-trial) by Julie Mugford’s solicitors. 8.      Photographs of all the rooms in white house Farm including those containing firearms such as the main office, and the box room next to the Master bedroom. In November 2001, all the case negatives were in uncut complete strips of ten. By 2011 and their disclosure to Jeremy, someone had cut and removed seventy-seven (77) negative images from these film strips, which left sixteen (16) of them cut up into multiple pieces of two, three and four frames. Disclosure is required of all seventy-seven (77) photographic images. 9.      Sheila Caffell's medical/psychiatric records referring to her conversations with her consulting psychiatrist where she informs him she was afraid she would kill her children - as he briefly mentioned at trial. Disclosure of her 1983 and 1985 diaries periods where she suffered severe episodes of psychosis. 10.   Original forensic report by Renshaw referring to the blood in the sound moderator as identical to beneficiary of the Bamber estate Robert Boutflour, one of the relatives who found it after police searched the house and 'missed it'.  Jeremy Bamber has been in prison for 30 years.  Please sign the Petition. Thank you.

The Jeremy Bamber Official Campaign
2,121 supporters