Tougher penalties, more court monitoring, increased scrutiny of prosecutors all part of GOP anti-crime package
Mandatory sentences for dangerous offenders who commit violent crimes with a firearm, and tougher penalties for violent criminals with two or more convictions — among measures in a wide-ranging anti-crime package Minnesota House and Senate Republicans unveiled Thursday afternoon. Blaine Senator Michael Kreun says a 2018 media report found little follow-up after judges order domestic offenders to give up firearms — and his bill would require a hearing…
“So the court can look into whether it’s been complied with and then take appropriate action if it hasn’t.”
Republicans also proposed increased penalties for carjacking, for fleeing police in a motor vehicle, and for possessing or distributing fentanyl. And county prosecutors would have provide the legislature with data on felony-level offenses that don’t result in charges.