Next Tuesday Illinois citizens will once again, take to their Polling places an place their vote for new or incumbent political leaders. Also on that ballot will be the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights which I’m posting below.
I can tell you from personal experience that the original bill was nothing more than political grandstanding. And this new bill won’t make things any better but at least the politicians are beginning to get the message that we, the victims, expect to have our day in court also, which has not been the case in the past.
One reason for that is, people (crime victims) tend to forget that even though the crime may have taken place against them personally, the law views it as a crime against the State, not you.
As a victim of a vicious and continued stalking I’ve learned to live with that, because:
NOT ONCE. NEVER
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