Wisconsin committee approves bills to punish rioters
1:19 PM, Oct 12, 2017
5:13 PM, Oct 12, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Assembly judiciary committee has approved a package of legislation designed to crack down on riots.
The bills define a riot as a public disturbance during a gathering of at least three people that includes intentional violence or an intentional threat of immediate violence. Participants could be charged with a felony. Anyone who uses a dangerous weapon during a riot also could be charged with a felony. Blocking a thoroughfare during a riot would be a misdemeanor.