Crime Victims Rights Signing Ceremony

Shortly after signing a proclamation naming “National Crime Victims Rights Week,” President Bush spoke before an audience of legislators and lawmakers to honor seven Americans who… read more

Shortly after signing a proclamation naming “National Crime Victims Rights Week,” President Bush spoke before an audience of legislators and lawmakers to honor seven Americans who made individual contributions to care for the victims of violent crime in their communities. The president called the seven Americans “points of light,” and also “points of courage,” for their refusal to tolerate crime or ignore the needs of victims. He also discussed his administration’s 1990 “Victims' Bill of Rights,” part of the 1990 Bush administration crime bill. He called on Congress to approve the 1991 Violent Crime Control Act, which stiffens penalties for lawbreakers, supports the rights of crime victims, and limits habeas corpus appeals from criminals. The president presented plaques to each of the seven honorees while their accomplishments were announced by Attorney General Thornburgh. close

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Crime Victims Rights Signing Ceremony

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Program ID:
17701-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 23, 1991 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 28, 1991 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 23, 1991 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 28, 1991 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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