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Should victims of violent crime have legal representation in court? | Robert Karrass

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:44 AM | By Robert Karrass

Imagine you are the victim of a violent crime. Imagine that you have summoned the courage to confront your attacker and testify against him (or her) in court. Now imagine that for no defined or specific reason, you are shackled and taken to jail where you spend five nights. And to make matters worse, you are transported to and from court in the same police van as your attacker.

As unbelievable as this scenario is, it is exactly what happened to Jane Doe (a publication ban...