Alabama Senate moves to make “upskirting” illegal

February 9, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to pass a bill that would make a voyeuristic act known as “upskirting” a felony.

If passed by the House and signed into law, the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, would make it illegal for anyone to take a photo of a woman’s intimate areas by sneaking a phone under her skirt.

“It’s the beginning of the processes of justice for a lot of victims,” Chambliss said Thursday. “It’s a very emotional issue for them. They feel defiled, invaded, their privacy. It may be a public place, but we wear clothes to protect our privacy.”

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Alabamians lost over $7 million to cybercrime last year

November 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2016, Alabama residents lost $7,178,091 to internet crime, averaging $1,926.49 per person.

OpenVPN teamed up with a mathematician and statistician to publish a state-by-state study of cybercrime. The authors analyzed reports from the FBI and CSN in 2015 and 2016, concentrating on internet crime, fraud and identity theft. According to the FBI crime data, 47,077 Alabamians reported cybercrime in general, mostly women and people 50 – 69 years old.

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Reaction to Barcelona attack

August 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 17, 2017, US Representative Bradley Byrne and US Senate candidate, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore expressed their condolences to the people of Spain after ISIS attacked pedestrians in Barcelona  with bus attacks.

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said on social media, “My heart breaks for the people of Spain following today’s terror attack in Barcelona, and my prayers are with all those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries. The entire world must continue to band together to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”

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Marshall says that Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State on his watch

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said in a letter to Alabama Republicans that, “For as long as I‘m Attorney General Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.”

AG Marshall promises voters that, “We will crack down on illegal immigrants. I will work with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Law Enforcement officials as they revive the enforcement of immigration laws across the country, including in Alabama.”
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Crime victims deserve our support

April 5, 2017

Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in early April is an important time to recognize the issues facing victims of violent crime. However, for those of us in Law Enforcement and those whose careers have been dedicated to seeking justice for individuals who have been harmed, a focus on victims is not a one week proposition. They are our priority 365 days a year.
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Sessions Praises Obama’s Signing of Bill To Protect Victims Of Child Abuse

August 15, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, August 13, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama released a written statement after President Barack H. Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill led by Sen. Sessions to protect children who are victims of abuse.

The House unanimously approved the Victims of Child Abuse Act which was first introduced in December by Sen. Sessions along with sponsors Sens. Chris Coons (D) from Delaware, Mazie Hirono (D) from Hawaii, and Roy Blunt (R) from Missouri.
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