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March for Victims without voice

April 24, 2007

Albany - Victims without a voice were represented in Albany today. Led by law enforcement officers throughout Albany and Dougherty County, people marched in silence from Turtle park to the Courthouse in memory of and for victims who don't have a voice to speak out about the crimes that were committed against them.

Each month in Dougherty County, an average of 300 people are victims of some type of crime. Cami Pullum says she brought her Headstart students to the service to represent the families who so often must overcome being victimized. "We thought it would be nice for us to come out and show our support for the families that have been victimized," said Pullem.

"It represents our victims who can't speak for themselves," said organizer Sybil Collins, "and that's why we're bringing attention to the rights of victims this whole week by letting people know what our victims undergo everyday."

This is National Victims Rights Week. A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday in honor and memory of victims of crime in the past year.

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