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Crime victims remembered

Pedro Ortiz, above left, and Melissa Garibay of Stockton comfort each other near a photo of Garibay’s slain brother, Sergio Garibay, during the 25th annual Victims Rights Rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Tuesday.

Crime victims and law enforcement officials lobby for the rights of victims’ families and remember their slain loved ones at the event.

Gov. Jerry Brown told the audience that law is “very abstract, it’s bloodless, as it were,” but that gatherings such as the one Tuesday help to make the abstract real.

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