Senator Jon Bramnick is drafting “fair fight” legislation to deter and more forcefully punish gang assaults by multiple people against an individual.
Sen. Jon Bramnick is drafting ‘fair fight’ legislation to deter and more forcefully punish gang assaults by multiple people against an individual. (Pixabay)
“We’ve seen an increasing number of group assaults where individuals have struggled to defend themselves against multiple attackers,” said Bramnick (R-21). “The violent cowards who are responsible for these gang assaults often walk away with a simple assault charge because the victim was lucky enough to avoid serious injury. Those weak charges ignore the fact that a victim is more likely to face serious injury when it’s not a fair fight and they’re being attacked from multiple directions. Our new legislation would impose a more serious third-degree aggravated assault charge any time two or more persons gang up to attack an individual.”