Sen. Carlucci introduces legislation to create domestic terrorism law

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In the wake of the Monsey Hanukkah attack, there's a new proposal to tighten state laws when it comes to mass violence motivated by hate.

State Sen. David Carlucci is introducing legislation to create a domestic terrorism law.

It would classify attacks, like last month's Monsey stabbings, as an act of terrorism.

Domestic terrorism motivated by hate would then be punishable by up to life in prison without parole.

The push for New York's law comes just after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation expanding his state's definition of terrorism following the fatal Jersey City shooting at a kosher market last month.

Carlucci is also planning to present a bill this week that would require schools to teach about the history of hate speech and symbols.

 

 

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