Prosecutors, Child Advocates Support Amendment 2

thumb_7d1cc7e22324407Election day in Missouri includes a vote on Constitutional Amendment 2, which would allow juries to have information about a defendant’s prior history regarding sex crimes against children.

Missouri is currently the only state in the country that prohibits this type of propensity evidence in all cases.

Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby says Amendment 2 is a common sense issue…

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Melinda Ingram is Executive Director of the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center in Branson West…

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Federal courts and 15 states permit prosecutors to introduce evidence of past criminal acts with few or no exceptions. The remaining states permit evidence in some circumstances.

Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell wrote an editorial in support of Amendment 2 passage. Click here to read the full article.

Election day is this coming Tuesday, November 4.

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