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Use anti-riot laws on crowds protesting police shootings

The AG wants anti-rioting laws to be enforced after this weekend's vandalism across the St. Louis region. The vandalism began after the Jason Stockley verdict [where a white police officer was acquitted of the shooting death of a black driver].

"Missouri has laws against rioting, against vandalism, against assaulting police officers and those laws need to be enforced," Hawley says. "And local officials have the responsibility to enforce the law." Hawley says citizens who demonstrate peacefully must be protected, vandal and looters must be prosecuted. "Violence is not protected by the 1st Amendment," says Hawley.

About 1,000 protesters gathered outside the St. Louis City Justice Center. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found Stockley not guilty of first degree murder and armed criminal action, for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith during a police chase. Meantime, St. Louis Police say they made 123 arrests.

Source: MissouriNet on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Sep 19, 2017

Apply consumer protection laws to pursue human traffickers

Missouri AG Josh Hawley announced his office will begin to target human traffickers through new regulations under Missouri's consumer protection laws, an effort supporters hope will lead to more prosecutions. Consumer protection regulations are typically used to combat unfair trade practices. Using them in this context gives law enforcement additional tools to go after traffickers. Hawley explained the new regulations will be easier to enforce and won't rely as much on victim cooperation.
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Apr 3, 2017

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