David Schweikert on Crime
Today, criminals and those accused of crimes have 23 rights in the Constitution...but the victim has none. This gross imbalance creates grave injustice to crime victims. The only way to end this injustice for all Americans is to give victims' rights a place in our fundamental law.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims.
Congressional Summary:Prohibits denial or abridgement of the rights of a crime victim to fairness, respect, and dignity. Grants a crime victim the right:
Opponent's argument against bill: (Testimony of Prof. Robert P. Mosteller before the House Subcommittee):
The infamous police brutality case of Rodney King in Los Angeles provides an example of the problematic nature of giving special trial rights to victims. But for the videotape shot by a neighbor of the beating administered by the police to King, King was on his way to being charged with assault on police officers. In this prosecution, the true perpetrators would hav
Ratings by the National Association of Police Organizations indicate support or opposition to issues of importance to police and crime. The organization's self-description: "The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is a coalition of police units and associations from across the United States. NAPO was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America's law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action, and education.
"Increasingly, the rights and interests of law enforcement officers have been the subject of legislative, executive, and judicial action in the nationís capital. NAPO works to influence the course of national affairs where law enforcement interests are concerned. The following list includes examples of NAPOís accomplishments:
VoteMatch scoring for the NAPO ratings is as follows:
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