Bill Targets Gang Violence

posted by NewsRadio 840 WHAS - 

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky House approves legislation that targets gangs.

The "Gang Violence Prevention Act" creates felony penalties for gang recruitment.    

 It also increases the penalty for anyone convicted of committing a crime while a member of a gang.   They must serve at least 85% of the sentence.

The bill now goes to the Senate.


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