I am a huge proponent of the ACLU, I really am, and I think what they do is absolutely needed and I even think we need more of what they do.
With that being said, as a crime victim I see things through new eyes. I can honestly say victims have no rights and I can honestly say good luck finding anyone to help you, even if they are someone you hired and are paying.
It is seriously horrible. We don’t get to know all of the details, we don’t get to see all of the evidence. We don’t get to have the cars our kids were killed in released to the insurance adjuster so that we don’t have to make payments (11 months this took). We have had very short notice on hearings (less than a day). Things change no one tells us (youth probation hearings).
Almost everything in our judicial system is built to protect the accused. We do have a victims bill of rights, but this is obviously left up to interpretation and good luck getting someone to help on that as well.
There is no right side on this. In certain circumstances people accused of crimes get wrongly accused and treated badly, and if people want to admit it or not this happens day in and day out in our country.
Victims get violated over and over again. They get treated like a nuisance and a problem, it honestly feels like if they could get you to go away they would. I don’t know what the fix is, but there has to be something. Anyways, good job Ohio!!
Ohioans have voted to expand crime victims’ rights to more closely match those of the accused. Approval of Issue 1 Tuesday places the new guarantees into the state constitution. They include notice of court proceedings, input on plea deals and the ability for victims and their families to tell their story.
If you read below it appears as if they would have had reasonable doubt as far as a murder conviction goes, yet some kill innocent people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and get far less.
“He would explain to me that some people were born whores, and that I was one, and I was a slut, and nobody’d want me but him, and the best thing I could do was just learn to be a good whore,” she testified.
Richard Adler, a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, who also testified Nov. 13, suggested that Brown’s erratic behavior could be explained by her birth mother’s abuse of alcohol while she was pregnant with Brown. He and other experts have diagnosed Brown as suffering from alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder — a type of fetal alcohol syndrome disorder that he characterized as a “severe mental disease and defect.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A celebrity social media campaign is highlighting issues of sex trafficking abuse in the case of a Tennessee woman convicted as a teen of killing a 43-year-old man who had picked her up for sex.
Provo • Testifying Wednesday in her own defense, Meagan Dakota Grunwald said she spent over two terrifying hours driving her truck on a snowy, foggy January afternoon last year as her boyfriend threatened her as he shot at police officers and passing motorists. Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui threatened to kill her and her family, Grunwald, 18, […]
via Utah murder trial: Teen says boyfriend threatened to kill her before shooting officer — Shawn Miller
Two sisters are dead after a teenager crashed into their house in Frankfort, Indiana. Police also say that teen was high on opiates. from USATODAY – News Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/443511142/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Ind-teen-high-on-drugs-crashes-into-a-house-at-MPH-kills
via Ind. teen high on drugs, crashes into a house at 107 MPH, kills 2 — Debra Petti
SALT LAKE CITY – A judge ruled Thursday a teen facing murder charges for a crash that killed two people in Roy will be tried as an adult. Despite being just 16 years old, Marilee Gardner is facing two counts of first-degree murder. Back in June, Gardner allegedly drove her parents’ SUV, at nearly 100 mph, into the back of a Hyundai sedan. The two people inside that car, 20-year-old Maddison Haun and 19-year-old Tyler Christianson, were killed on impact. […]
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