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Anti-Crime Initiative Gets Under Way

County officials joined top law enforcement personnel and families of crime victims at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Monday in a drive to place get-tough-on-crime initiative on the June, 1990, statewide ballot.

The proposed Crime Victims’ Justice Reform Act would speed up criminal trials and create special penalties for the crime of torture, according to sponsors of the drive.

“It’s a pity that the Legislature has failed to do the job for us,” said Supervisor Pete Schabarum, who joined Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and others at the ceremonies to launch the drive. “The public now has to step in and get it done.”


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