Video featuring Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren and other victims
and advocates released as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
“Purple Light,” a minute-long video released across the country by Marsy’s Law for All, serves as a reminder that the organization’s fight for equal rights for crime victims continues in the midst of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The video features messages from crime victims and advocates, recorded in their homes on their cell phones. Featured is State Attorney Andrew Warren of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses all of Hillsborough County.
The video was released online this week in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW).
“We weren’t about to let these difficult circumstances prevent the voices of crime victims from being heard, especially during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” said Marsy’s Law For All spokesman Jon Fleischman. “We had to be creative and overcome the obvious logistical obstacles in order to remind people that the mission of Marsy’s Law is too important for us to slow down, even during a pandemic.”
“Millions of Americans now live in states with Marsy’s Law, providing rights to victims of crime— and it is working,” said Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren, 13th District, in this latest video.
Marsy’s Law for Florida launched several social media campaigns for NCVRW, including video interviews with victims and advocates describing how Marsy’s Law for Florida has helped victims “Seek Justice, Ensure Victims’ Rights and Inspire Hope” – this year’s NCVRW theme.
Every April, NCVRW is observed in support of crime victims, while revisiting victims’ rights history, advocating for advancements and celebrating those in our justice system who work in support of these efforts. Marsy’s Law for Florida joins with organizations across the country in observing NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
“Purple Light” can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOeWUbUWBzM.
About Marsy’s Law
Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas of California who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only one week after her death, Marsy’s mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family, who had just come from a visit to Marsy’s grave, was unaware that the accused had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Dr. Nicholas has made it his mission to give victims and their families constitutional protections and equal rights. He formed Marsy’s Law for All in 2009, providing expertise and resources to victims’ rights organizations nationwide.
For more information on Marsy’s Law for All, please visit: www.marsyslaw.us.