Thursday, March 31, 2011
Facebook murder picture horror inspires bill
ALBANY -- Two years after a medical responder posted a Facebook photo of a murdered Staten Island woman, state lawmakers are pushing to beef up the penalties for such acts.
A group of Staten Island legislators, including the members of the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference, introduced bills in the Senate and Assembly on Wednesday that would make it a felony for an on-duty public servant to take a picture or video of a crime scene for private use, such as Facebook distribution.
Under current state law, the maximum penalty is a misdemeanor.
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