GREEN BAY – Wisconsin crime victims already have more rights than victims often get in other states, but a constitutional amendment would make that even stronger, advocates say.
A handful of them, led by state Attorney General Brad Schimel, were at the Brown County Courthouse on Tuesday to stump for Marsy’s Law, a proposed change in the state’s constitution that Schimel said would give victims “a level playing field” with defendants. […]
Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, a victim of an extreme domestic violence attack in Racine in 2004, spoke at Schimel’s news conference.
Three years after her divorce, Jendusa-Nicolai “because of a failed family court system, had to go to my ex-husband’s house to pick up the children, because we had joint custody … I was ambushed, beaten with a baseball bat, suffocated, strangled, thrown into a garbage can and taken to die in a freezing storage unit,” she said. [Read Full Article]