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Crime Victims #288521

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 13, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Victim advocate program designed to aid victim's ordeal in court examined. [Assistant district attorney Tom FRENCH and victim Jane BRADLEY - discuss her upcoming court appearance.] [Victim advocate Ann GABLE - notes victim's primary right.] Colorado's victim compensation fund and lobbying for tougher laws by victims rights orgs. such as Stephanie Roper Association examined; Roper's kidnapping, rape and murder last April recalled. Killers noted eligible for parole in few years [Vincent ROPER - recalls reaction to judge's sentence of daughter's murderers.] President's task force on victims of crime noted recommending abolishing parole as well as other changes. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) noted pushing for more leniency towards criminals. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson David LANDAU - opposes victims testifying at parole hearings.] [Roberta RYAN - notes her initial reaction to being raped.] [BRADLEY - praises Gable's advocacy efforts.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Dean, Morton

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