Candle light vigil held to remember victims of crime

A crime may only last a moment but its effects can last a life time...that is why members of organization dedicated for victims rights held a candle light ceremony to honor victims of crime their families and those who support them.

""and it is a time to let them know that they are not alone that we are here with them a lot of us have been through what they have been through and so that is why we have this today so they can come out and feel like they can honor there loved one today by lighting a candle" Pat Jones

Every year over 23 million Americans and thousands of Alabamians fall victim to crime. Attorney general troy king says the only way to win this battle is to come together.

"there continue to be to many people in this state who are hurt and are touched by crime so it is important that we come together because there is strength in numbers. It is important that we come together because and remind the victims of crime that we stand with them that we walk on the journey with them that we haven't forgotten them we are going to do everything in our power o fight and to make sure that who ever they come here to light a candle for today that there memory is not desecrated." Attorney General King

Attorney general king also said the punishments used to enforce the law must be strong

"The way that you prevent crime is the same way you prevent any other kind of behavior you do it with consequences that is why since I have become attorney general we have rewritten Alabama sex offender laws. We put teeth in them. We rewrote Alabama child pornography laws...we put teeth in them. We have rewritten Alabama's drug laws and put teeth in them" Attorney General King

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