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Monday, April 29, 2013

Victims’ Rights Advocates Seek Constitutional Right To Notice

WASHINGTON — Victims of crimes are treated by the U.S. “roll-of-the-dice” criminal justice system as pawns, dogs and second-class citizens, advocates said at a news conference last week to introduce a proposed Victims’ Rights Amendment.

Sponsored by Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Jim Costa, D-Calif., and Ed Royce, R-Calif., the amendment would provide crime victims with the right to be heard at any release, plea or sentencing and require they receive “reasonable” notice of public proceedings and the release of the accused.

The proposed amendment defines crime victim as “any person against whom the criminal offense is committed or who is directly and proximately harmed by the commission of an act, which, if committed by a competent adult, would constitute a crime.”

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1 comment:

lmclain said...

Thats beyond hilarious.. That idea has about as much chance as snow in Miami on Independence Day. Sorry to use that reference --- I know many American sheep don't even know what I'm talking about....Can't you imagine the empathy millions of sheep feel for the criminal immigrant who (for the second time) killed a family in a drunk driving accident and now has to listen to the victims family tell him what a worthless piece of immigrant trash he is?? MAN! His feelings couldn't take it. Picture his embarrassment! So, ain't happening. perhaps they should work on saving the whales or something....