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Cop killer's speech spurs new Pennsylvania victim rights law
Cop killer's speech spurs new Pennsylvania victim rights law

People in Pennsylvania can now take civil action against offenders for conduct that causes a "continuing effect of the crime," drawing the ire of civil rights advocates who say the law violates the 1st Amendment. Standing at the scene where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was killed in 1981, Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday signed the "Re-victimization Relief Act," a bill that sped through the Legislature after a college's decision to let Faulkner's killer speak at its commencement ceremony sparked a furor among law enforcement leaders. “Although the law that I have signed today is not about any one single criminal, it was inspired by the...

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