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Senators introduce hate crime legislation to honor victims of the 2018 Jeffersontown Kroger shooting

Senators Morgan McGarvey, Gerald Neal and Julie Raque Adams held a press conference Friday to introduce hate crime legislation and also honor Vickie Jones and Maurice Stallard, victims of the 2018 Jeffersontown Kroger shooting. Morgan McGarvey On Oct. 24, 2018, a white gunman opened fire at a Kroger in Jeffersontown, fatally gunning down Jones and Stallard. The racially motivated attack raised questions...

Opinion: Marsy’s Law will give crime victims a much-deserved voice in Kentucky’s justice system

By Dorislee Gilbert and Caroline Ruschell Special to KyForward Sometimes simply having a voice in the process and being treated with respect makes all the difference. That’s something we’ve heard time and again from survivors as they navigate the criminal justice system. It’s also quite often the defining factor in whether they feel justice was rendered or if the very system in place to protect...

BBB Trends: New research shows how scammers victimize consumers — and what you can do about it

Better Business Bureau New fraud research shows that people who live alone or have low financial literacy levels are more likely to lose money to fraudsters. The research also shows that the highest engagement and victimization rates involve online purchases and social media—outpacing telephone, mail and email fraud. Click image to download full report The report, “Exposed to Scams: What Separates...