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Bills target sex offenders, marijuana use, cellphone users

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/04/2010

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Jack Dolan and Patrick McGreevy

"Reporting from Sacramento Adults who sexually assault children face the possibility of life in prison without parole for a first offense, and drivers caught using hand-held cellphones would face new penalties, under a wide range of bills approved by lawmakers Thursday. "In addition, penalties for marijuana use would be reduced. Each of these and dozens of other bills passed in the Senate and Assembly must pass the other house and win the governor's support before they can become law. "The bid to increase penalties for sex offenders grew out of the February rape and murder of a San Diego-area teenager by a man who was paroled after serving five years in prison for molesting a 13-year girl. After his arrest on suspicion of killing 17-year-old Chelsea King, John Albert Gardner III led police to the remains of a second victim, 14-year-old Amber Dubois, who had vanished in February 2009." Read on...
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"Bills target sex offenders, marijuana use, cellphone users", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 18/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/bills-target-sex-offenders-marijuana-use-cellphone-users