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Testimony Regarding Penalties for Assault on Certain First Responders

Health Promotion, Awareness and Stigma, Roadmap for Reform, Criminal Justice Reform, Testimony

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Testimony dated June 15, 2021 in opposition to H.1888/S.926, which would increase criminal penalties for assaults on certain first responders. The bill would further criminalize people with mental health conditions and contribute to mass incarceration without addressing the root causes of crisis or providing more effective approaches to crisis response.