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Tough-On-Crime Package Passes State Assembly

Tough-On-Crime Package Passes State Assembly

Republicans at the Wisconsin Capitol have taken the first step toward their tough-on-crime package. 

The State Assembly yesterday approved a series of plans that would support law enforcement and create new punishments.  One of those plans would require at least 30 days in jail for anyone who knowingly attends a riot that ends with damage.  Anyone who participates in the riot would be looking at 45 days in jail.  State representatives passed a second plan yesterday that would require three-and-a-half years in prison for anyone who damages government property during a riot. 

Both plans are in response to violence in Kenosha and Madison in 2020.  Both plans are expected to be vetoed by Governor Tony Evers.

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