Thursday, February 25, 2010

Editorial article found in the Baylor University Lariat. Thanks for attention to "Kari's Law," Claire.

Editorial: Texas legislators should comply with Waco family's push for 'Kari's Law'
Claire Taylor
Baylor Lariat Staff

"The question of how many other similar cases exist and have been overlooked as a result of the current Texas law is an unsettling one. While an autopsy cannot provide all the answers needed in a murder case, it can at least serve as a deterrent to those thinking of masking a murder as a suicide in the future.

Regardless of what the "right" answer may be, this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Citizens are concerned enough about it to bring it to the attention of legislators, and our lawmakers should ensure that the proper consideration be given to it. It is obvious that the current system has failed, so a healthy dialogue about this is certainly in order."

The article is also about the Purdy's letters to Justice of the Peace Billy Martin and other state and local officials about "Kari's Law." Don't forget to mail your letters if you haven't already. The links to download the letters are on the top of the right column here on the blog. Thank you all for your support, encouragement, dedication and letter-writing for this potentially life-saving law.

*Thanks to "News" for finding this and letting me know. ;)

1 comment:

Sadie said...

Thank you, Shannon, for highlighting this, and thank you to "News" for calling it to your attention.

Very well-written piece, IMO. Written by a college student, and they really did 'get it!'

I think this is great.