"Fight the good fight and you will ultimately win" I first heard this phrase from a secret service agent in 1999. You can't battle evil but you certainly can and should battle for the greater good. Since the stalking began on Christmas Eve in 1997, I have had so much help in this fight. You all have my deepest gratitude. You stepped in and helped when I needed it most and I will be forever grateful.
In chronological order....Valerie, Irwin Brooks, my prior employer, USSS Agent Ed Nasiatka, Dr Robert Fein, Senator Robert Torricelli, Ilse & the NCVC (National Center for Victims of Crime), Senator Joseph Biden and VAWA II, NYC Councilwoman Ronnie Eldridge, Oprah, Oxygen. com, The New York Times, Alan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Officer Lt West, NJ Detective Ross Yenisey, Congressman Rush Holt, Assemblyman Mike Panter, Chief of Staff Bruce Shapiro, Chief of Police Stu Brown, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, Ivy, The News Transcript, Chief of the State Office Victim Witness Advocacy Sandra McGowan, Senator Barbara Buono, Senator Fred Madden, The Asbury Park Press, Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts, Judge Michael Guadagno, Jennifer & NJ CASA, Senator Jennifer Beck, Nancy, Pete, Janet, Grand Central Marketing, Lifetime Tv, Deputy Chief of Police Eric Landau, Mayor Jon Hornik, Assemblyman Joe Cryan, Alexis Moore and Senate President Richard Codey - the bill is a GO for posting on Oct 23rd! Minor amendments are being made and so the Bill goes back to the Assembly for the third time - but as they say the third time is the charm. Hooray for us - for fighting the good fight and securing the passage of this incredible piece of crime legislation. We have changed the future for stalking victims in NJ and hopefully the rest of the country will follow suit!