In honor of the upcoming National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Orange County District Attorney's office and other area law enforcement agencies will host the region's 4th Annual Victims' Rights March & Rally on April 27.
The Santa Ana event will begin at a 9:30 a.m. reception with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas inside the DA's headquarters. Following a brief march from there to the Old County Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, officials will conduct an 11 a.m. rally.
In addition to the DA's office, the event is also sponsored by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
and the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Association of Orange
County Deputy District Attorneys, Santa Ana Police Department, Community
Services Program, Inc., and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The national crime victims' rights week was prompted by the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.