Remarks by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas
Orange County Victims’ Rights and March Rally
April 20, 2010
I am so honored to be among friends to remember those we have lost, honor those who have survived, and celebrate the tenacity and strength of the people who carry on the fight for justice. Last year, over 400 of us gathered together and boldly called this event the “Annual Orange County Victims’ March.”
Let’s welcome back the Dean of Orange County’s victims’ rights advocates — Collene and Gary Campbell representing Force 100 and honoring their son Scott, their racing-legend brother Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy; Erin Runnion representing The Joyful Child Foundation and honoring her daughter Samantha; and Marsella Leach, the Chief proponent of Proposition 9, Marsy’s Law, and honoring her daughter Marsy.
Let me introduce our distinguished guests on the stage. To my left are Ryan Hawks, Chimine Arfuso, and Costa Mesa Police Officer Eugene Kim.
To my right are:
Fountain Valley Police Chief Paul Sorrell,
Senator Lou Correa,
Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters,
and Assistant District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
Law enforcement must serve and protect the victims of crime and make sure justice is done, including holding criminals accountable for the harm they have caused through punishment and restitution.
At this time I would like to welcome Chief Paul Sorrell, President of the Orange County Police Chiefs’ and Sheriff’s Association.
(Chief Sorrell: Presentation of the Colors)
At this time, I would like to recognize Costa Mesa Police Officer Eugene Kim.