New IL Law Protects Parolees From ‘Gang Contact’ Charges

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut parolees some slack. Legislation he signed on Tuesday protects them from being arrested for being seen with alleged gang members, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, chief sponsor of the bill, called it “a fix to one of the worse abuses of criminal law in our state.” Apparently, the questionable protocol came . . .

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