Victims of violent crimes say their rights aren't being enforced and they're teaming with lawmakers to get Constitutional backing. State Representative Lou Lang says Marsy's Law of Illinois will help prevent a situation similar to that of a mom of a California college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend.
The Illinois House passed a proposal which will protect victims and their families from being harassed or intimidated. The proposal also gives victims and families the right to access any sentencing and parole reports of their offender. If the Senate approves the proposal, it will be placed on the November election ballot. That means voters will have the final voice on solidifying victim's rights.
Representative Chapin Rose says it's always important to keep victim safety in mind.