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County commissioners voice support for victims' rights

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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Putnam County Commissioners Kristina Warren, Gene Beck and Jim Baird are joined by Cayla Summitt, Prosecutor's Office and by Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter as they declare April 13-19 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
Putnam County Commissioners Kristina Warren, Gene Beck and Jim Baird signed a document presented by Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter proclaiming April 13-19 as National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

By signing the proclamation commissioners reaffirm the county's commitment to respect and enforce victims' rights and address their needs during Crime Victims' Rights Week and throughout the year.

It is a written expression of appreciation to those victims and crime survivors who have turned personal tragedy into a motivating force to improve the response to victims of crime and to help build a more just community.

According to the Proclamation, 23 million Americans are the victims of crime each week, and of those, 5.2 million are victims of violent crime.

The Putnam County Prosecutor's Office has joined forces with victim service programs, criminal justice officials and concerned citizens throughout the county and the country to help raise awareness about victim's rights.

The Proclamation claims, "we must do better to ensure services are available for underserved segments of the population, including crime victims with disabilities and mental illness as well as those who are elderly, teenagers, live in rural areas or in communities of color."

"America recognizes that we make our homes, neighborhoods and communities safer and stronger by serving victims of crime," it continues.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week provides an opportunity to strive to reach the goal of justice for all by ensuring all victims are given their legal rights and are given financial, physical and psychological help as they face the impact of crime.


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bet that will help get the roads in putnam county fixed! quit trying to get in the news like you care, you dont! your work records prove this.

-- Posted by usmalein on Wed, Apr 9, 2008, at 3:54 AM

Lets see how did it start.Harrassing and threatning telephone calls that we recieved.The telephone co/ was called and the Putnam County Sheriff contacted.The Sheriff ordered a phone tap on our number.Many harrassing calls were trapped.All going back to one number.The Sheriff did a commendable job and took charges to the then prosicuter Robert Lowe.He called the telephone owner in for questioning.the owner admitted to making some of the calls.His mother and two of her friends also admitted making some of the calls.Yet prosicuter Lowe refused to press charges.He said he couldn't prove just who made what call.He bacame judge and the harrassment continued.Even tho the harrassing caller was a renter and the call reciever a land and home owner and tax payer judge Lowe ruled in the Putnam County Superior court that the family recieving the calls be barred from entering Putnam County.He gave us two hours to be out of the county after court and had the sheriff check to make sure we were gone.One of the admitted harrassing telephone callers has now been convicted in Putnam County of Child Molesting for the second time.He will be getting out in a few months.Hide your kids.Or maybe just remember that your vote can count.As for your current prosicuter he was also involved.Both as defense attorney for the harrassing telephone owner and the prosicuters office.

-- Posted by greencastlestev on Wed, Apr 9, 2008, at 3:13 PM


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