As your local police chief, I am proud to support Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin. If passed, this legislation will provide equal rights to crime victims and will create safer communities.

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin would place additional victims’ rights in the state Constitution and strengthen the rights that are already in it, so that victims’ rights are not automatically trumped in the courtroom by those of their attackers.

For example, Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin would expand on victims’ current constitutional right to be heard, making it clear that victims will have a voice not just at disposition, but also at additional proceedings like bail, plea and parole — any time the attacker could be released.

Every day I vow to keep the La Crosse community safe. I recognize that supporting Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin is going to truly impact our communities and the state.

Please join me in the fight for equal rights for crime victims by calling Wisconsin's legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472. Get connected with your state lawmakers and ask them to join the fight and support Marsy's Law for Wisconsin.

Chief Ronald J. Tischer, La Crosse Police Department

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