Skip to content

Anti-gang bill filed

March 5, 2009

Anti-gang bill filed

AUSTIN, Texas – A Texas lawmaker has proposed new legislation to crack down on crime stemming from Mexican drug cartels. 

Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, filed a bill Thursday that would allow civil lawsuits against gangs, stiffer penalties for online gang recruiting and mandatory rehabilitation programs for young gang offenders.

Carona, chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, said his legislation would allow businesses, communities and parents to seek civil judgments and penalties against gangs to “cripple them financially.”

Gov. Rick Perry urged the Legislature to pass the bill and to spend $135
million to continue crime-fighting efforts along the Texas-Mexico

C 2009 The Associated Press

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: