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Armed Services Committees

by Philip Barron on October 15, 2008 · 9 comments

Gregg Reese, contributor to the Los Angeles-based Our Weekly, has written on the case of PFC LaVena Johnson. The article provides an informative snapshot of the background behind LaVena’s death, autopsy findings and official statements, accounts of Congressional efforts that have thus far fallen short of results, and a broader look at the issue of [...]

Petition closed; other work continues

by Philip Barron on May 24, 2008 · 1 comment

As announced four days ago, the name-gathering phase of the LaVena Johnson petition effort has concluded. Attention here now turns to preparing the document for delivery to the Armed Services Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Please visit this site again – or subscribe to this website’s RSS feed – for further [...]

The end draws near for signatures

by Philip Barron on May 20, 2008 · 0 comments

We’ve reached the final days of signature-gathering for the LaVena petition to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. I will close out the petition this weekend, sometime Saturday morning (May 24) and add those names I haven’t yet incorporated into the final document. Because of the code used by the petition website, I will [...]

The petition is reopened!

by Philip Barron on April 19, 2008 · 1 comment

The petition to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees asking the members of those bodies to direct the Army to revisit the investigation of the suspicious death of Pfc. LaVena Johnson is once again open for signatures and supportive comments. This reopening of the petition comes just one day after its announced closing. The [...]

The petition closes, moves to next phase

by Philip Barron on April 18, 2008 · 2 comments

As announced earlier, the name-gathering phase of the LaVena Johnson petition effort has come to an end. The next phase will consist of weeding out duplicate entries, formatting and printing copies of the document, and arranging for their delivery to the members of the two Armed Services Committees.
Information on the status of the petition effort [...]

Last days of the petition

by Philip Barron on March 31, 2008 · 1 comment

The last day of the name-gathering phase of the petition to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees is Friday, April 18. As that day approaches, I’ll work on formatting the petition and making arrangements for delivery to the lawmakers on those committees, and will add more names as they appear on the online list.
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