Saturday, June 05, 2010

NY Daily News Item: Religious leaders promote stiffer penalties for vandalization of sanctuaries

Celeste Katz of The Daily Politics blog of The NY Daily News posted this item yesterday evening: Klein, Religious Leaders Join Forces to Protect Sanctuaries. Salient quotes:
"As of now, there are protections for religious items inside such buildings. Current law punishes intentional damage to the property of a house of worship as a class “A” misdemeanor, regardless of the amount of damage caused or the context in which the damage was caused. Klein and Latimer’s bill creates a new “E” felony crime when property is damaged in an amount greater than $150.00, and also broadens the law to protect property on the grounds of sanctuaries."

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