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Lawmaker Wants Intimidating Public Officials to be More Serious CrimeSubmitted: 04/28/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A Wisconsin lawmaker wants tougher laws to keep people from intimidating or harming members of the Legislature and their families.

Under the legislation introduced, acts such as striking, shoving, or kicking a lawmaker or a family member would face harsher penalties.

Harming a public official is already illegal in Wisconsin. The proposal would cover a broader span of acts considered threats.

Lawmakers who have been victimized support the proposal.

Some civil rights groups say it's redundant and could eventually infringe on freedom of speech.



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