DNC-Democratic Victory 2000, Inc.

30 sec. TV spot run starting July 10, 2000. 

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[Music] Al Gore: Accused criminals have all kinds of rights, but the victims of crime do not have rights that are always protected and guaranteed. 

That's why I'm for a constitutional amendment [SFX] to protect victims' rights so that, for example, if somebody has been a crime victim and the person who commmitted that crime is about to be released, they ought to be notified.  If there's a trial [SFX], they ought to have a right to speak to the jury. 

The people who are hurt by crime need to be heard. [Drum flourish].


Background: On July 18, Vice President Gore proposed a Crime Victims' Bill of Rights in an event at Rhodes College in Memphis.