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Kansas Senate clears anti-gang bill
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2013 11:10:15 AM

Legislation intended to give Kansas prosecutors a new tool for curbing criminal gang activity has cleared the state Senate on a vote of 37-0. The vote Thursday sent the measure to the House. Attorney General Derek Schmidt has described the proposal as an anti-racketeering law that would let prosecutors go after gangs for alleged patterns of criminal activity as well as single criminal acts. The bill defines racketeering as an activity to collect unlawful debts, such as loans or gambling losses. It also includes activities to gain control of property or illegal businesses such as human trafficking and

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The Feds have a thing called the RICO Law. Either way, my point is why isn´t Mayor Rahm Emanuel [0bama´s buddy] using this law or having one drawn up to fight the nightly horrific murder rate in Chicago? Then, they can use those bullets that the 0bamaNation is secretly storing up. Win-win.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fishbone, 2/8/2013 11:33:11 AM     (No. 9165641)

Are these politicians really sure they want to pass this law? After all Democrats "could" be considered a gang. ;-)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/8/2013 12:35:20 PM     (No. 9165802)

Another great thing coming out of my republican controlled state.

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