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Lauren Zola


N.C. House passes bill to increase punishments for rioters, could overturn veto

On Feb. 8, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 40, which increases the punishments for rioting or harming first responders and property during a protest.  H.B. 40, the Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder bill, would punish those who participate in a riot while showing a weapon or using a dangerous substance with a Class H felony, which has a maximum sentence of 39 months in prison.

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