Create Travis Alexander's Law: Stop Allowing Highly Prejudicial Claims Against Murder Victims Without Evidence
~WE NEED TRAVIS ALEXANDER'S LAW~
Mar 20, 2013 — UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS AGAINST A DECEASED VICTIM SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED IN A TRIAL IN ORDER TO BENEFIT A DEFENDANT WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF THE CLAIMS AND/OR WITNESSES OTHER THAN THE ACCUSED. CLAIMS AGAINST A VICTIM SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED IF SUBSTANTIATED AND DIRECTLY RELATED TO A DEFENSE, NOT AS A MEANS TO TAINT THE VICTIM IN THE EYES OF THE JURY.
slander n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit (and should be for the victim's family as well). Some statements such as an untrue accusation of having committed a crime or heinous offense, having a loathsome disease, etc., are treated as slander since the harm and malice are obvious.
WE NEED TRAVIS ALEXANDER'S LAW TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING TO FUTURE VICTIMS WHO CAN NO LONGER DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST SUCH CLAIMS.