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Sunday
Jul082012

OC Register, "Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas and retired judge Jack Mandel get keys to Santa Ana"

Henry T. Nicholas, III and Jack K. Mandel received the keys to the city of Santa Ana for their work on behalf of young people through the Nicholas Academic Centers. And Nicholas steps forward with a donation to a fund for a grief-stricken family.

By RON GONZALES / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Published: July 6, 2012 Updated: July 7, 2012 8:07 a.m.

Former Broadcom CEO Henry T. Nicholas, III, left, and retired Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel talk universities in this 2010 photo. The two partnered to create the Nicholas Academy Centers, both of which are in Santa Ana. CINDY YAMANAKA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERFormer Broadcom CEO Henry T. Nicholas, III, left, and retired Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel talk universities in this 2010 photo. The two partnered to create the Nicholas Academy Centers, both of which are in Santa Ana. CINDY YAMANAKA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERSANTA ANAHenry T. Nicholas, III, co-founder of Broadcom, and retired judge Jack K. Mandel received keys to the city for their contributions to Santa Ana and the Nicholas Academic Centers.

The rare presentation came at the beginning of the City Council meeting on Monday, July 2.

Mayor Miguel Pulido honored them for their commitment to the youth of Santa Ana and their work with the Nicholas Academic Centers. He said it had been at least 10 years since the last key was bestowed.

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Saturday
Dec172011

ABC/KGO-TV, "Victim's rights groups get thousands from inmates"

Marsy's Law expands the rights of crime victims in California to restitution, adding to the impact of restitution laws already on the books. One law passed in 1990 requires inmates to turn over 20% of the money they earn at prison jobs to victims of crime. After paying the restitution, the remainder of their earnings goes to community organizations. This year, prisoners earning minimum wage assembling medical supplies at San Quentin State Prison collected $38,000 in restitution payments, which meant that seven victims' rights organizations each received checks of $4,500. - HTN Foundation

Victim's rights groups get thousands from inmates

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (KGO) -- Several victim's rights organizations received checks for thousands of dollars Monday straight from the paychecks of inmates.

he prisoners earn minimum wage assembling medical supplies at San Quentin State Prison. A law passed by voters in 1990 requires that 20 percent of their salaries be given to victims of crime. Once the inmate pays restitution, the excess goes to community organizations.

"It has to be used for direct services to crime victims, things such as emergency shelter, food, transportation," explained Chris Jacobs with the Prison Industry Authority.

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Saturday
Dec102011

OC Register, "Her words brought a courtroom to tears"

AJ Egan's husband was killed in 2007 in a botched robbery at the Home Depot in Tustin where he was the manager. Nearly five years later, Egan says she found closure in delivering a victim-impact statement that the prosecutor called one of the most eloquent and articulate ever in Orange County. After hearing her speak, the judge agreed with jurors and sentenced Jason Richardson to death in the murder of Tom Egan. AJ Egan was exercising her right under Marsy's Law to speak during sentencing.  "That chapter of my life is finished and I hope to move forward into a new chapter," she said. - HTN Foundation

Her words brought a courtroom to tears

By LARRY WELBORN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

AJ Egan, the widow of Thomas Egan, talks to the media after the sentencing of Jason Russell Richardson in Santa Ana on Nov. 28. Richardson was convicted of the special circumstances murder of Tustin Home Depot manager Thomas Egan. Richardson received the death penalty. PAUL BERSEBACH, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERAJ Egan worked on her victim-impact statement for years.

When she was done telling Superior Court Judge William Froeberg about the enormity of the impact her husband's murder in 2007 had on herself and her family, spectators were crying.

It was one of the most eloquent and articulate victim statements in an Orange County courtroom, Deputy District Attorney Cameron Talley said. To read her remarks, click here.

She was entitled to give her remarks under Marsy's Law, which guarantees victims and their families the right to speak during sentencings and at other appropriate times during the legal proceedings.

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Monday
Nov072011

OC Register, "Governor revokes parole for prom night killer"

Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a ruling last year to grant parole to Paul Crowder, who is serving a 15-years-to-life sentence for the second-degree murder of Berlyn Cosman, then 17, as she celebrated her prom night in Anaheim. Brown said in a letter that Crowder does not "understand or accept responsibility for his actions" and "poses a danger to society if released." The Orange County DA and Cosman's sister, Morgan Cosman Kelly, said they will petition the governor to reverse a separate finding by a second parole board that Crowder is suitable for parole. Kelly is represented under Marsy's Law by attorney and former Asst. DA Todd Spitzer. - HTN Foundation

By LARRY WELBORN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERPaul Crowder's prison mug shot. COURTESY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a state board's decision last year granting parole to a La Crescenta man who shot and killed a 17-year girl in 1991 as she celebrated her prom night in Anaheim.

Paul Crowder, now 39, has been serving a 15-years-to-life term for the second-degree murder of Beryln Cosman, a straight-A student who had earned a college basketball scholarship.

In a four-page letter dated Nov, 4, Brown contended that Crowder "does not genuinely understand or accept responsibility for his actions... (and) currently poses a danger to society if released."

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Sunday
Nov062011

Chicago Tribune, "Crime victims seek more say in judicial process"

Crime victims in Illinois, aggressively advocating for enforceable rights in the justice system, are proposing their own version of Marsy's Law, the Chicago Tribune reports. The newspaper says the Illinois Constitution provides 10 rights for crime victims--including that they be treated with respect, given notice of court hearings and be allowed to attend trials and present victim-impact statements--but do not include a mechanism for appeal. Now the Illinois Coalition for Enforceable Victims Rights and other advocates want to amend the state's constitution. According to the newspaper, they are joining "a national push to amend state constitutions and give teeth to statutes already on the books. - HTN Foundation

Crime victims seek more say in judicial process

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune reporter

November 7, 2011

Years after her 11-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted, Denise Rotheimer wants the right to sue the Lake County prosecutors who sent the offender to jail, saying they defamed her child by telling the judge that the girl "had issues."

In Cook County, Maria Ramirez believes prosecutors violated her rights by refusing to let her file a complaint after she was threatened by relatives of a juvenile charged with her son's 2006 murder.

Both women found that — after floundering through a complex criminal justice system that critics say is weighted toward ensuring the rights of the accused — their rights as crime victims were unenforceable.

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Thursday
Oct132011

Examiner, "Crime Survivors 8th 5K Doubles in Numbers  "

More than 1,500 people--nearly double last year's turnout--participated in Crime Survivors' eighth annual Health and Safety Expo 5K Oct. 8 at the Orange County Regional Training Center in Tustin.  The event also included 130 vendors and more than 100 volunteers as crime victims, families and supporters learned about resources and support for victims of crime. - HTN Foundation

Crime Survivors 8th 5K Doubles in Numbers

Shana Smith Orange County Domestic Violence & Abuse Examiner

October 10, 2011

crime survivors dove release at 8th annual 5k health and safety expoA Dove Released in Rememberance Credits: Crime Survivors, Inc Continue reading on Examiner.com Crime Survivors 8th 5K Doubles in Numbers - Anaheim Domestic Violence & Abuse | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/domestic-violence-abuse-in-anaheim/crime-survivors-8th-5k-doubles-numbers#ixzz1ags85q82This years Crime Survivors 8th Annual Health and Safety Expo 5K was held Saturday October 8 at the Orange County Regional Training Center in Tustin.  The event was held by Crime Survivors Inc. whose mission is to ensure the public knows victims’ rights and needs and to provide resources, support, and information to empower crime victims to survive and thrive.

Starting bright at early Saturday morning Crime Survivors began registering their over 1000 participants for the 8th annual Health and Safety Expo 5K.  This years numbers almost doubled over those last year including approximately 1500 attendees, 130 vendors and about 108 volunteers.  After a wonderful invocation by Jim Palmer several speakers took a moment moments to introduce both themselves and discuss victims rights with the crowd.  There was then the Dove Release honoring those survivors and victims of violent crimes.  The dove releases is a very emotional and touching tribute to surviving and thriving.

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Friday
Oct072011

LA Times, "Serial killer to face charges in 5 deaths in Southern California"

Longtime victims’ rights advocates Jack and Genelle Reilly have succeeded in their tireless efforts to obtain the extradition from Illinois of a convicted serial killer accused of murdering their daughter, Robbin Brandley, in Orange County in 1986. The Reilleys argued their right under Marsy's Law to have Andrew Urdiales extradicted to California, despite his serving a life sentence for three murders in Illinois. - HTN Foundation

Serial killer to face charges in 5 deaths in Southern California

— Abby Sewell

andrew urdiales, murder victim robbin brandley. Brandley's parents jack and genelle reilly successfully won extradition to california under marsy's law.Andrew Urdiales, Robbin Brandley

A serial killer convicted of slaying three women in Illinois is being extradited to California to face charges that he killed five Southern California women as well.

Andrew Urdiales, 47, is accused of killing women in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties from 1986 to 1995, but the cases will be consolidated and tried in Orange County.

Prosecutors could seek the death penalty.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

National Day Of Remembrance, A Retrospective

 

Photos of Marsy Nicholas on display at the annual Justice for Homicide Victims Memorial at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA., during National Crime Victims' Rights Week .In neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country, Americans on September 25th commemorated the 5th annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, honoring loved ones and supporting the families they left behind. At the Foundation, we take special pride in our support of victims' rights, most recently through our commitment to Marsy's Law in California and its eventual enforcement nationwide as an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We urge crime victims everywhere to stand up for your rights in the justice system, and we call on law enforcement and judicial personnel in every state to advocate for, and enforce, the rights of all victims of crime.

- Henry T Nicholas, III Foundation