Monday, September 30, 2013

Rights of Victims of Crime

Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

Since County officials are incapable of following the law as shown repeatedly on this blog site; is this why the Board of Supervisors write nanny state laws because they think everyone else is like them?

The Virginia Constitution was written for us to limit the government intrusion into our lives.  Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States?  How about the Constitution of Virginia?

Article 1 Section 9.  Rights of victims of crime.  ” That in criminal prosecutions, the victim shall be accorded fairness, dignity and respect by the officers, employees and agents of the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions and officers of the courts and, as the General Assembly may define and provide by law, may be accorded rights to reasonable and appropriate notice, information, restitution, protection, and access to a meaningful role in the criminal justice process. These rights may include, but not be limited to,….

….This section does not confer upon any person a right to appeal or modify any decision in a criminal proceeding, does not abridge any other right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States or this Constitution, and does not create any cause of action for compensation or damages against the Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, any officer, employee or agent of the Commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, or any officer of the court.”

The county chooses to ignore their violations of the law putting them in violation of this Article of the Constitution of Virginia by not having criminal proceedings.  Is the Commonwealth Attorney incapable of understanding evidence presented in the blog about the violations being committed in the county?  Not capable of collecting evidence? Collection is easy, go to any business that sells food that is ready to eat.  I was behind a public utility truck traveling up Rt. 17 Tuesday morning about 7:30 until it turned into 7-11.  Does this explain why Virginia will not spend part of the Federal Highway windfall on improving roads in the county?  Why our representative and senator will not support Gloucester in Richmond?  No additional money for the criminals?

County employees spend more time on personal errands than working so it appears by the continued abuse shown on this blog site.  At this point I have to put all of the county employees in the same pot; no one has come forward to point out the criminals so you are all guilty by deed or by allowing it to continue.  Is this the way you were raised?  I have heard many people talking about criminals in DC; why should they be any different if we allow it in our local government?  Until we get our house in order we cannot expect any different behavior at any other level of government.  We are in the Bible Belt it is time we start acting like it and not that we live in Sodom and Gomorrah!

I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents. 

“For the Common Good. “


Alexander James Jay

P.S.  "Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens."–George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
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