Victory 2000, Inc.
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.|