Abbott unveils proposals to strengthen penalties for rioting

Abbott unveils proposals to strengthen penalties for rioting

In a Dallas news conference Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a slew of legislative proposals that he said will increase penalties for people participating in riots.The proposals include increasing the penalty for causing injury or destroying property, a mandatory minimum jail sentence of at least six months for striking a law enforcement officer, jail time for blocking hospital entrances and jail time for using fireworks at protests and riots.Abbott also proposed […]
Source: Statesman