WA state Democrats propose bill to lessen sentences for drive-by shooting murderers

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Washington state Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would lessen penalities for drive-by shooting murderers to “promote racial equity” in the criminal justice system even though the state has been ranked among the worst in the country for drive-by shootings.

House Bill 1692, sponsored by Democratic representatives Tarra Simmons and David Hackney, was introduced to allegedly “…promote racial equity in the criminal legal system by eliminating drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating murder in the first degree to aggravated murder in the first degree.”

The bill would act as an amendment to RCW 10.95.020.

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