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Filming, Livestreaming Violent Felonies Could Result in Tougher Sentences Under New California Law

Related:  After West Hills Attack, San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Introduces Bill to Criminalize Conspiring to Record Video of Violent Felonies
Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), the proposal’s author, said that there have been an increasing number of attacks motivated by the ability to instantly share footage on social media. Assembly Bill 1542 provides that a judge will be able to consider additional penalties for anyone involved in a violent crime who “willfully recorded a video” while the attack was happening. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Violent incidents videotaped or streamed live on sites such as Facebook by attackers or accomplices could result in tougher punishment in California under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 36.778261
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