Anti-pardon supporters rally at Capitol

Victims’ rights supporters rallied at the Capitol Wednesday after a vote on legislation to amend pardoning powers failed.

Dozens held signs expressing their opposition to recent pardons and the exclusion of input by victims’ families before a governor makes final pardon decisions.

Tuesday an amendment, Senate Bill 2195, died in a 74 to 22 vote.

It would have required a public hearing to take place in the community where the felony was committed before the convict is pardoned.