By Michael Alvarez
Mayor of Indian Trail
North Carolina voters will have several constitutional amendments presented for their consideration this election day (Nov. 6, 2018). You will see a barrage of partisan propaganda lumping these amendments together, either supporting or demonizing each one. I urge you to do your due diligence on each item presented to you as you vote this year.
One of these amendments is “Marsy’s Law,” which will provide needed protections for victims of violent crimes. More information can be found at https://www.marsyslawfornc.com.
Far too often, victims of crimes are forgotten and left without a voice once the assailant has been arrested and sentenced. One specific protection Marsy’s Law will provide is to mandate victims of violent crimes are given a voice throughout the parole process.
I assure you no one wants to be at their local grocery store and come face to face with their assailant, never knowing they were even up for parole.
As the first mayor in North Carolina to endorse and support Marsy’s Law, I am proud to advocate for this constitutional amendment.
Please do not only take my word for this legislation. Do your research and go to the link I provided above.
The time is long overdue for us to give victims the rights they deserve. When it comes to protecting those who have been a victim of a violent crime, we owe them to remove the partisan politics that has plagued us for so long.
Vote in favor of Marsy’s Law this November.
Michael Alvarez serves as mayor of Indian Trail. He submitted this as a letter to the editor.