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10:28 am CST - April 23, 2012

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Ahead of Push for New Rape Kit Backlog Bill, Cornyn Briefs Texas Association Against Sexual Assault


Justice for Victims Amendment Will Alleviate Rape Kit Backlogs, Toughen Sentencing for Sex Offenders

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former Texas Attorney General, met today with Annette Burrhus-Clay, Executive Director of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, to brief her on the Cornyn Justice for Victims Amendment:

“Annette and TAASA have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and give a face to so many Texas victims. I’m grateful for their support, and look forward to partnering with them in our effort to combat the unacceptably high backlogs of untested rape kits across Texas and the nation.”

The legislation, which has been endorsed by both national and Texas victims-rights groups, will help alleviate the massive backlog of untested rape kits, as well as toughen sentencing for some of the worst sex offenders who commit crimes against women and children. Sen. Cornyn’s effort comes in advance of National Crime Victims’ Rights week, which runs from April 22 – 28, 2012.

Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees.  He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee.

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CWJensen
6:39 am CST
April 23, 2012


John is once again zeroed in on the CRITICAL problems that face the existence of our nation?
While the Chief Domestic Terrorist announces the WAR ON TERROR is over the establishment politicians IGNORE the real threat to our country and chase down votes,
ATTENTION LADIES once the Muslim extremists are in control of our country you fate for being raped will be DEATH.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/war-terror-over_640620.html

CWJensen
6:42 am CST
April 23, 2012


http://www.aina.org/news/20081117111817.htm

Really John lets start with protecting our country from the most immediate threats with long range consequences?

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