Friday, May 20, 2005

Disturbing Google Search of the Week

Apparently, someone was referred to this humble blog by a Google search for "photo of Rep. Bob Clegg".

To which the question beckons:

DEAR GOD, WHY???

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Justice for Crime Victims

This morning, the New Hampshire state senate passed HB 329, establishing the Crime Victim Employment Leave Act.

This legislation will allow victims of crime to take unpaid leave from their job in order to attend court proceedings and meet with police and prosecutors. Under current law, there is nothing to prevent an unscrupulous employer from firing an employee because he or she missed work to attend to the after-effects of crime.

When crime victims are unable to attend court proceedings, it becomes impossible to punish the criminals. When this happens, they are free to commit new crimes against new victims. By protecting victims and their families, we can make sure that justice is done. That's an important step for both the individuals involved and the community as a whole.