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Bills aim to protect the homeless

Felonies against those without shelter would carry longer prison time under two measures

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 18, 2014

~~<p>Defendants convicted of committing felony crimes against the homeless could face extended prison sentences under bills moving through the state Legislature.</p>
<p>Advocates said Senate Bill 2395 and House Bill 2591 were drafted in response to the alarming uptick in murder and assault of homeless individuals in recent months.</p>
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Defendants convicted of committing felony crimes against the homeless could face extended prison sentences under bills moving through the state Legislature.

Advocates said Senate Bill 2395 and House Bill 2591 were drafted in response to the alarming uptick in murder and assault of homeless individuals in recent months. Login for more...



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