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  •  New Mexico Crime Victim's Act (13+ / 0-)

    West's New Mexico Statutes Annotated Currentness
    Chapter 31. Criminal Procedure
     Article 26. Victims of Crime (Refs & Annos)
    § 31-26-2. Purpose of act

    Recognizing the state's concern for victims of crime, it is the purpose of the Victims of Crime Act to assure that:

    A. the full impact of a crime is brought to the attention of a court;

    B. victims of violent crimes are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity at all stages of the criminal justice process;

    C. victims' rights are protected by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges as vigorously as are the rights of criminal defendants; and

    D. the provisions of Article 2, Section 24 of the constitution of New Mexico are implemented in statute.

    As a Prosecutor, I have always been proud of the Progressive stance that the State of New Mexico has taken in protecting the rights of Victims in criminal proceedings.  As clearly stated in the Victims of Crime Act, the Act embodies the rights enumerated in the New Mexico Constitution.  

    Victims have Constitutional rights under the Constituition of New Mexico and this proposed legislation would never  pass that test!

    Dick Cheney said, "Pi$$ on 'em!" And, Ronald Reagan replied, "That's a Great Idea. Let's Call it 'Trickle Down Economics!"

    by NM Ray on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:30:00 PM PST

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