‘Marsy’s Law’ proponents want crime victims rights in state constitution
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‘Marsy’s Law’ proponents want crime victims rights in state constitution

September 13, 2019


TEENAGER AND THE OTHER MAN MAY BE IN THE STAMFORD AREA. NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS COULD BE FACED WITH THE CHOICE DO THEY THINK CRIME VICTIMS AND FAMILY SHOULD BE GUARANTEED MORE RIGHTS IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION? THIS IS CALLED MARCY’S LAW NAME FOR A CALL OF DACIA CALIFORNIA COLLEGE STUDENT — NAME FOR A CALIFORNIA COLLEGE DUE TO KILLED IN THE 80s. Reporter: WHEN SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU IS THE VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME THE COURT PROCEEDINGS CAN TAKE TIME AND A TOLL. WE MET I GOT A PHONE CALL AND MY SON HAD BEEN MURDERED. Reporter: LARRY SUTTON IS ONE PERSON FEATURED IN AN ONLINE VIDEO AD SEEKING TO GET MARCY’S LAW PASSED IN NORTH CAROLINA. THE MAN THAT SHOT HIM WAS ARRESTED. A MONTH LATER THEY RELEASED HIM. THAT WAS JEN SEPARATE — THAT WAS JANUARY 7. THEY DID NOT GIVE ME MUCH INFORMATION. Reporter: A GROUP MARCY’S LAW FOR NORTH CAROLINA RELEASED SEVERAL VIDEOS HEARING NOT ONLY FROM THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS BUT FROM FORMER STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE BOB ORR, WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF DONNIE HARRISON IN: WILLOUGHBY. WE HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS RIGHTS BUT OUR GOAL IS TO STRENGTHEN THOSE. Reporter: MARCY’S LOT WOULD GIVE VICTIMS THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD IN COURT AT A POLICE SENTENCING OR PAROLE HEARING AS WELL AS BE GIVEN THE NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS THAT WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET FULL RESTITUTION FROM THE DEFENDANT. STATE LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING PUTTING THAT LANGUAGE IN THE STATE CONSTANT TUITION. IF A BILL FILE PASSES THE QUESTION WOULD GO BEFORE NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS IN THE MAY 2018 PRIMARY. GIVE THE CITIZENS OF THIS STATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT THE RIGHTS THAT WE WANT TO AFFORD VICTIMS IN OUR STATE ARE ENSHRINED IN OUR

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