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Proposition Would Give Crime Victims a Stronger Voice, Could Violate Inmates' Rights

October 23, 2008  | 

A quarter-century after the slaying of Marsalee Nicholas, a college student from Malibu, voters will consider an initiative launched in her name that would give a stronger voice to crime victims and their families, and impose harsher treatment on convicted killers.

The measure, known as Marsy's Law and the Victims' Bill of Rights of 2008, also would make the state criminal justice system tougher in ways that critics, such as Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, say could violate prisoners' constitutional rights.

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ROB ROY @ 10/27/2008 4:46 PM

Would violate an inmate's right's? Are you kidding me dist. atty. s. cooley? What about MARSALEE NICHOLAS'S RIGHT'S? What about her right to live a peacefull life? What about her right to get an education and be a success? What about her right to be a positive influence to her community? Oh that's right your more worried about the right's of some dreg of socieity's right to be a burden to the community. Your more worried about some turd's right to cost the tax payer's million's of dollars because he want's to sue the state because he didnt get ketchup with his hamburger. What is it with you liberal idiot's in CA.?

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