Families and Friends of Victims of Violent Crimes Provide Testimony on Bill No. 93-34: June 5, 2017

I extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt sympathies to all of the families and friends of Melissa Quinata, Attorney Jan Rubenstein, and Hans Dela Cruz, and all of the other families of victims on violent crimes who have provided testimony on bill 93-34. I also wish to acknowledge all of the families for whom this may be too painful to deal with and I thank you also for continuing to persevere.   I also want to thank Attorney Anita Arriola, Former Senator Carlotta Leon Guerrero, and Attorney Jan Rubenstein’s daughter for visiting me at my office when I was first elected and helping me to get this done. I also want to extend my gratitude to the Paulino Family.

This bill may not heal the pain of those who have had to live through these crimes, however these traumas change our laws and the way we practice law, and impact our community very directly.