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April 23rd, 2010
City proclaims Crime Vicitims Week

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Front row, left to right: San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Linda Mace, Kay Nix of Hays County Sheriff’s Office, and San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Commander Chase Stapp.  Back row, left to right:  San Marcos City Councilmembers Fred Terry and Kim Porterfield and SMPD Chief Howard Williams.  Photo by Don Anders.

STAFF REPORT

“National Crime Victims Week” is April 18-24, as recently recognized in a proclamation by the city. The week is intended to raise awareness of the victims’ rights of fairness, legal rights and respect.

President Barack Obama said earlier in the week, as he proclaimed national recognition for the week, that it is a time in which we  “reaffirm our support for victims and survivors of crime, and we recommit to strengthening the federal, state, and local partnerships that are reducing criminal activity.”

Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first Crime Victims Week in April of 1981, three months into his first term as U.S. President.

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