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Virginia AG Wants New Laws for "Domestic Terrorism"

Posted: Jan 24, 2018 11:14 AM Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is pushing to make "domestic terrorism" a state crime in response to a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year.

Herring and Democratic Del. Marcia Price are pushing for legislation that would define domestic terrorism as a violent or criminal act aimed at intimidating someone based on race, religious or other factors.

The legislation would also require the state police to identify and "designate domestic terrorist organizations" and assign penalties for helping those groups or participating in them.

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