Lawmaker seeks to redefine rioting after colleague’s arrest
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky lawmaker says she will propose changing the definition of rioting after Democratic state Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with a felony count while participating in Louisville protests for racial justice.
News outlets report Kentucky state Rep. Lisa Willner said she plans to file a new bill request Monday that would redefine the word “rioting.”
Scott, the state’s only Black woman representative, was arrested and charged Thursday night with first-degree rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. She has called the charges “ludicrous.”
Willner said what happened to Scott while she was seeking sanctuary “cannot happen again.”
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