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Virginia Crime Commission meeting held, Thanksgiving holiday deaths

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News sources indicated the last Virginia Crime Commission meeting was held on Dec. 2 for the year. Below is information on the commission for citizens to view (from its website http://vscc.virginia.gov/.

Authorization
The Virginia State Crime Commission is a criminal justice agency established in the legislative branch of government in accordance with section 30-156 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Purpose
The purpose of the Commission is to study, report and make recommendations on all areas of public safety and protection. In so doing, the Commission shall endeavor to ascertain the causes of crime and recommend ways to reduce and prevent it, explore and recommend methods of rehabilitation of convicted criminals, study compensation of persons in law enforcement and related fields and study other related matters including the apprehension, trial and punishment of criminal offenders.

The Commission is directed to make such recommendations as it deems appropriate with respect to the foregoing matters, and shall coordinate the proposals and recommendations of all commissions and agencies as to legislation affecting crimes, crime control and criminal procedure. The Commission cooperates with the executive branch of state government, the Attorney General's Office and the judiciary who are, in turn, encouraged to cooperate with the Commission. The Commission also cooperates with governments and governmental agencies of other states and the United States.

Go to the website under "Meetings" to see what the last agenda of the year entails.

Thanksgiving Road Deaths

Another holiday season is upon us and no one wants to be an accident victim on the road. Be safe.

The original number reported by Virginia State Police was 11 but Washington news station WJLA7 gave the figure as 13. View the article below.

Happy Holidays!

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/11/va-thanksgiving-roadway-death-toll-...

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