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Indiana Senate passes bill to allows attorney general to step in if prosecutor won't and prosecute some crimes

Added 02-25-21 08:23:02am EST - “It may fly in other parts of the country, but Indiana lawmakers are taking steps to make sure it doesn't fly in the Hoosier state.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Indiana Senate passes bill to allows attorney general to step in if prosecutor won’t and prosecute some crimes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It may fly in other parts of the country, but Indiana lawmakers are taking steps to make sure it doesn't fly in the Hoosier state.

The Indiana Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to stop prosecutors from deciding that they won’t prosecute whole categories of crimes.

The bill, authored by Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, would allow the state attorney general to submit a petition to request a special prosecutor in such cases.

It’s meant to stop a “growing trend” seen in many cities on the west and east coasts, Young said, and also in Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans.

“There are a lot of people who believe it’s George-Soros-backed, or his organizations that are backing these prosecutors to get elected. It’s called social justice prosecuting,” Young told his colleagues on Tuesday.

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