Sat. May 18th, 2024

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE WANTS TO INTRODUCE TERRORISTIC THREAT BILL

SANTA FE (KSMX) – Just ahead of the 2019 Legislative Session in Santa Fe, State Representative Randal Crowder, of Clovis, wants to introduce a bill to change state law to make it illegal to make terroristic threats. Crowder says the idea of the bill came out of the aftermath of the Clovis library shooting in August of 2017. Nathanial Jouett, who was 16 at the time, opened fire at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, killing librarians Wanda Walters and Kristina Carter, and wounding four others. Crowder says, currently, there is no significant consequence in New Mexico for making a terroristic threat against a school or other institution. If passed, his bill would make it a 4th degree felony, punishable by a year-and-a-half in prison and a 5-thousand dollar fine. The 2019 Legislative Session begins on January 15th.

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