By the Editorial Board, Tampa Bay Times
Published June 7, 2022
When Florida voters approved Marsy’s Law four years ago, the intention was to protect crime victims’ privacy and prevent them from being further victimized. But some law enforcement agencies have applied blanket secrecy in interpreting the law, leading to basic information about crime in communities being shielded from the public. This is one of the unintended consequences of the law that does nothing to help crime victims.