Left to Right: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melodye Shore (me), Assembly Member Jay La Suer, and my son, David Wiens
Left to Right: San Diego Sheriff Bill Kolender, me, David, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegge (seated), S.D. Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pettine, S.D. District Attorney’s Office Investigator Darrell Brown
“Today, I am signing a bill that sends a strong message to criminals on campus: If you commit a violent crime, you lose your privileges on campus until you pay your debt to society,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
Left to Right:David, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, me, and my husband, Eric
Left to Right: Laurie Paredes, Legislative Director for Assembly Member Jay La Suer, and me
From the lede paragraph of an article in USA TODAY: “Two years after a traumatic, life-changing experience, David Wiens and his mother, Melodye Shore, on Tuesday experienced what Shore called, ‘a full-circle moment.'”The Los Angeles Times gives a brief mention to the signing ceremony for AB 2165, in the context of a larger story about a more controversial bill.Here’s a related article from the San DIego News Tribune.
SDSU’s Daily Aztec posted a story, as well. You can read it here.
ETA: We’re also in Sports Illustrated.
The Community Community College League’s Commission on Athletics responded to the proposed (not yet signed) legislation in the Sacramento Bee; it’s reported here.
Also, you can watch the Governor’s Office Web video of the entire signing ceremony (“Schwarzenegger Signs Student Athlete Violence Bill“).
Even though I’m a writer, I’m struggling to find words that sufficiently describe my thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s signing ceremony. I need time to soak it in, to sort it all out. I can say, however, that I’m very happy to have witnessed the fulfilment of my personal Rosa Resolution in this very public, positive way.