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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 04:32 AM

South Carolina bill would send convicted 'porch pirates' to prison up to 5 years

COLUMBIA — It’s time for South Carolina to crack down on thieves who take packages off people’s doorstep, says state Rep. Cezar McKnight.

His proposed “Defense Against Porch Pirates Act” would make such thievery a felony, punishable by up to $5,000 and five years in prison.

“It’s a serious problem,” said McKnight, D-Kingstree. “We need something to catch the public’s attention and make it known South Carolina takes it seriously.”

His bill takes it so seriously, it makes anyone convicted of “package theft” ineligible for either probation or pre-trial intervention, a diversionary program that allows first-time offenders charged with a nonviolent crime to keep their record clean.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/sc-bill-would-send-convicted-porch-pirates-to-prison-up/article_f18d12a8-0a94-11e9-bb21-331610691e57.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 04:43 AM

1. Interesting

I’m not sure how well it would hold up to legal scrutiny, but I’d love to see more states adopt stricter laws against package theft. It’s really gotten out of hand.

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Sat Dec 29, 2018, 06:34 AM

2. My first thought would be to call it 'The Defence of Amazon Act' nt

 

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