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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Nick Klitzing, K2 & Co.
Justin Giorgio, K2 & Co.
The COVID-19 Crisis has created unprecedented challenges for Victim’s Rights advocates, and Marsy’s Law is distributing Challenge Coins to recognize themRead more
Marsy’s Law for North Dakota Calls on Sheriffs to Notify Victims of Inmates’ Release in Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak
Marsy’s Law for North Dakota Urges Officials To Prioritize Victims’ Rights in Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak
For Immediate Release
November 8, 2016
Contact: Gail Gitcho
BOZEMAN, MT – Marsy’s Law For All announced tonight that Marsy’s Law has been passed overwhelmingly in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Crime victims in these states now have rights that are protected by their respective state constitutions. These states join California and Illinois, that have passed Marsy’s Law, which provides for a Constitutional Bill of Rights to counterbalance the rights of the accused or convicted in the criminal justice system.Read more
May 11, 2011, I was at my best friend’s house drinking with her and her husband. We had drank at their house countless times in the past. I was best friends with her for 8 years. They were like family. That night we were celebrating me completing a semester in college. I never thought twice about her husband having me drink more and more. Suddenly, it hit me that I had drunk way too much. Everything went black and when I came to I was being raped and assaulted by my friend’s husband. I started to fight and scream for my life in hopes she would hear me. Then he held a knife to my throat and threatened to kill me. Finally, my friend came in to find us, and he took off and out of the house.
In 2007 my sister, Jennifer, was murdered in Minot. Not only was that horrible enough, but Jennifer left behind two young boys. My nephews no longer have their mother and the youngest is without a father as he was the man who killed my sister.Read more
For the four-year-old North Dakotan who was a victim of child pornography, does that child (and parents) deserve to know what’s going on in the case against the accused criminal? Does that child/family deserve to be notified of any plea agreements, sentencing, or release of the accused? We believe they do. However, the existing victims’ rights to protect them are not getting the job done; partly because the accused’s constitutional rights supersede the victims’ and partly because current statutes have no enforceability.Read more