SC ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HOST EVENT URGING TOUGHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PENALTIES
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson is hosting a “call to action” on the issue of criminal domestic violence next Tuesday (January 13, 2015).
Wilson’s CDV event – which will be held on the north steps of the S.C. State House – is intended to keep the issue front-and-center as South Carolina lawmakers convene for the 121st session of the state’s General Assembly.
According to a news release from Wilson’s office, the event “will urge the General Assembly to pass tougher domestic violence penalties before the end of the year.”
Wilson will also dust off the red and blue silhouettes his office uses each year to honor domestic violence victims via its “Silent Witness” ceremony.
The CDV issue has been back on lawmakers’ radar due to headlines like this. Oh, and thanks to South Carolina’s abysmal national rankings on this issue. According to the latest data, South Carolina ranks No. 2 in the nation in the percentage of its women killed by men – although it has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in previous years.
Anyway … Wilson’s event will be held at 11:30 a.m. EST Tuesday on the north steps of the State House. Joining him, among others, will be solicitors, sheriffs, police chiefs, victims’ advocacy groups and legislative leaders.
In fact we’re told new S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas may even be making an appearance …
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