Marsy’s Law Launches Second TV Ad in South Dakota, “Equal Rights”

Marsy’s Law Launches Second TV Ad in South Dakota, “Equal Rights” 

State’s Attorney Michael Moore Asks Voters for Yes on S

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Contact: Jason Glodt

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(Pierre, SD)—Today Marsy’s Law for South Dakota (Amendment S) launched its second television ad that will run statewide and will run in rotation with additional Marsy’s Law ads to be announced in the near future. The ad, called “Equal Rights,” features Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore who asks voters to support Amendment S, also known as Marsy’s Law for South Dakota. Amendment S would provide South Dakota crime victims with the equal constitutional rights that are already afforded to the accused and convicted.

Michael Moore has been the Beadle County State’s Attorney for over twenty years and has a strong reputation for fighting for crime victims.  Moore was selected as the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year by the SD State’s Attorney Association in 2010. He was also awarded the Domestic Violence Prosecutor of the Year in 2012 by the South Dakota Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee in the United State’s Attorney Office.  Moore was elected to serve as President of the National District Attorney’s Association in 2015.

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“Giving crime victims equal rights- that is what Amendment S will do,” said State’s Attorney Michael Moore. “As a prosecutor, I’ve seen first-hand how crime victims and their families are too often forgotten about during the criminal justice process.”

“Amendment S provides victims with equal rights they deserve- the right to privacy, to be heard, to be notified and to be free of harassment,” said Moore. “Stand up for South Dakota crime victims, vote yes on Amendment S.”

Marsy’s Law for South Dakota is a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights that is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas. Marsy was a beautiful, vibrant college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, her mother Marcella and her brother Nick walked into a grocery store after visiting her daughter’s grave and were confronted by the accused murderer. They had no idea that he had been released on bail.

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