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Law groups back child sexual abuse amendment | News Tribune

"The American Legion has been a big proponent of the law." Easterling said the funds provided by the law are allowing services to be outsourced to other facilities besides the VA to get vets care. "We have five VA facilities here in Michigan two of them are in the southern part of Michigan, Battle Creek and Ann Arbor. The facility in Ann Arbor is probably the best in the nation." In commenting on the recent disruptions in the southwest, Easterling noted that Phoenix has a lot of military bases and therefore has a very high population of vets.
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Zahnd also is co-chairman of the Protect Missouri Children committee formed to support the measure. State associations representing prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs all expressed their support Tuesday for the amendment. The proposal, which was referred to the ballot by the Legislature, is a backlash against a December 2007 Missouri Supreme Court decision that struck down a state law allowing evidence of past sexual crimes to be used against people facing new sex-related charges involving victims younger than 14. The court said using prior acts to show a defendants likelihood of committing an alleged crime violates state constitutional protections meant to ensure that people are tried only for the offense with which they are charged.
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