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Illinois bill aims to combat intimidation of sportspeople

15th November 2021 11:20 am GMT
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Lawmakers in Illinois are looking to amend the state’s criminal code to strengthen protections for athletes and other individuals involved in sports.

The proposed amendment would extend to sportspeople the same protections currently available to the state’s correctional institution employees and community policing volunteers.

If approved, any person who commits intimidation will be found to have committed aggravated intimidation, if the person committed the offense with the intent to influence a sporting contest; influence the outcome of [...]

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