Top brass of law enforcement in South Carolina gave state legislators a list of bills they would like to see passed. Wednesday at the Statehouse, State Attorney General Alan Wilson led a press conference to show that solicitors, sheriffs, the State Law Enforcement Division, and victims’ advocates are unified in their priorities.
The group’s list of reforms cover 10 areas:
-Allow life without parole as an alternative to the death penalty under certain circumstances
-Give equal peremptory jury strikes for both prosecutors and the defense
-Allow use of incriminating testimony from another trial against a defendant
-Allow affidavits or video testimony from experts to validate social media documents
-Classify internet sweepstakes games as illegal
-Create state statute for mail and wire fraud
-Remove “intent to kill” from attempted murder statute
-Revise definitions included in assault and battery charges, including “moderate bodily injury”
-Revoke bond for certain repeat violent offenders
-Enable multi-jurisdictional task forces across the state.
AUDIO: Wilson explains some of group’s priorities. (1:17)
Wilson said this is not the entire list,and it was created in the fall, so it does not include recently created legislation to address school safety.