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Suicide statistics released by the Department of Defense each month are incorrect and misleading! Its numbers are based on death investigations that are incomplete or disputed by the deceased veteran's family!
Even as military leaders publicly scratch their heads wondering why the billions of dollars being spent on suicide prevention is not effective, Bereaved Military Families are hiring their own forensic consultants and investigators to amass evidence disputing suicide as a cause of death. Some of the true causes of death include, Homicide and Lethal Drug Cocktails prescribed by VA Doctors.
When Bereaved Military Families try to present expert evidence, the military justice system does not allow this evidence to be heard! In fact, they are denied the right to bring legal counsel to official meetings concerning the cause of death!
Military Families for Justice is demanding the creation of unbiased, formal inquest hearings in which Bereaved Military Families are allowed to present and dispute evidence with expert testimony and have the Right to an Attorney just like every other American citizen!
Dear Secretary Panetta,
Bereaved Military Families and the American people deserve the truth about the unprecedented number of non-hostile deaths plaguing our nations military!
The reason current initiatives aimed toward suicide prevention is not working, is because some of these deaths are caused by murder, lethal combinations of drugs and negligence!
In addition, when Bereaved Military Families amass expert evidence that their loved ones died from something other than suicide, the military justice system does not provide them with any rights to a fair and unbiased hearing of that evidence!
To that end, we (the undersigned) join Military Families for Justice and demand the Bill of Rights for Bereaved Military Families calling for Unbiased Inquest Hearings be adopted immediately so justice and truth can finally be achieved!