Salazar Targets Gangs
US Senator Ken Salazar will be co-sponsoring a bill to target gang violence and increase criminal penalties for gang members.
In a press release Salazar specifically mentioned Colorado as a place where gang activity has increased, and said that the proposal would provide more than 1 billion over a 5-year period towards investigations, prosecutions, and local prevention programs. The bill will also increase federal penalties for those convicted of illegal gang activity, although specific information is not immediately available.
The proposal is called the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007, and was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. The bill is also co-sponsored by members from the other side of the aisle, including Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
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