NACDL 2005 Gang Work

H.R. 1279/S. 155
Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005/ Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act of 2005 


Final Status: Passed House, Never Became Law

H.R. 1279
Ineffective and Costly Federal Intrusion in State Law Enforcement
HOUSE APPROVES GANG BILL, May 11, 2005

Last Minute Changes Raise Concerns

The manager's amendment to the gang bill includes a dangerously broad definition of "crime of violence" that is certain to have unintended consequences. Diverse groups from the business and civil rights communities strongly opposed the near identical language before it was stripped from a Senate bill last year.

Background

Opposition to S.155

Opposition to H.R. 1279

Materials

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