Friday, June 15, 2007

Public Saftey 6-15-07

Governor Easley is closer to getting authority to remove disbarred district attorneys and judges. Existing law doesn't require them to leave office or allow for their removal. The bill, Senate Bill 118, has already been approved in the Senate. It was prompted by the case of a disbarred district court judge who refused to leave the bench. The state paid him $25,000 in salary before he eventually resigned.

A House Judiciary Committee considering legislation to address gang violence and prevention held a hearing on the issue this week. The House is considering several solutions to reduce gang-related crimes in our state and make our schools and communities safer.

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