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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 South Dakota Calls on Sheriffs to Notify Victims of Inmates’ Release in Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak
Marsy’s Law for South 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
Angela was married to a man from 1989 to 1992 who controlled her every move. The abuse began before marriage and continued after divorce. She was tortured both physically and mentally. Her physical scars have since healed but the emotional ones will probably always be with her. Angela was eventually able to gain her freedom, however, her abuser’s next victim was not so lucky.Read more
Jessica grew up in a very small South Dakota town where she was sexually abused throughout her childhood. She was also a victim of human trafficking. After charges were filed, Jessica’s privacy was violated when the judicial system disclosed information about her identity even though she was a juvenile. She was the only 15-year-old girl in the town where she lived and where everybody knew each other. Once her privacy was shattered, she was harassed to the point where she became suicidal. Marsy’s Law, Amendment S, would have given Jessica a constitutional right to privacy that would have helped protect her.Read more
Four years ago, Andrea was raped. She reported the crime to the police and went to the hospital for care. Thereafter, she was never informed of the status of her case. She was never told if her rapist was released from jail or even arrested. A short time later, during a trip to the grocery store, she came face-to-face with her rapist. Andrea had to relive her victimization.Read more
Our campaign to strengthen and expand rights for crime victims in South Dakota continues to gain momentum. On December 22nd, the Secretary of State validated and certified our petition signatures which qualifies our amendment to be placed on the November 8th General Election ballot.Read more