[Opening: profile of African-American woman holding a candle at evening candlelight vigil. "Amazing Grace" sung in background; shifting scenes of police car siren lights seen through rainy windshield, man in wheelchair, aftermath of a bombing, scan of rows of crosses. Segment ends with weeping woman from first frame]
Male voiceover: Every minute of every day a devastating crime takes place.
Different male voiceover: It may be an isolated incident against one person or a global act of terrorism.
[Montage of "We the People," demonstrator with placard that reads "There is Hope Worldwide"; view of the capitol building]
African-American man speaking to camera:
More than 32,000 laws and 10,000 victim assistance programs exist in America today, yet much remains to be done. A Federal constitutional amendment for victims’ rights is currently pending in Congress. We must raise our collective voices and demand justice for all victims. Only then will these words from our Nation’s founders ring true: Freedom..Justice. Equality.
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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 18-24, 2004