This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – a week to honor crime victims’ rights, and to advocate for our needs. I never expected this would be something I would observe, but six years ago my son and his stepbrother were murdered. I have a new perspective on a lot of things now.
Think about what a difference the state could make in the lives of those 100 families if we re-directed those $5 million to victims’ services.
This is a week to advocate for the needs of victims -- having the death penalty off the books is an important first step.