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Two lawyers weigh in on the victim-surcharge debate

It's a fine meant to help victims of crime. But many judges say it's too much for some offenders to pay. Now that the victim surcharge law is mandatory some are finding ways to work around it. Is it fair to make criminals pay for victims of crime?  We ask both sides of this debate, to make their case:


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