Bill would increase penalties for people who post crimes online

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House Bill 918 enhances penalties to those who post crimes online (WTVD)

A North Carolina House Committee is scheduled to discuss a bill Tuesday that would increase penalties for people posting crimes online.

It comes after a recent rise in crimes posted on Facebook and other social media.
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House Bill 918 applies to people convicted of a violent felony who intentionally post the crime on the Internet or similar media.

The person would have his or her imprisonment term increased by at least 2 years.

If would also allocate more than $120,000 to a fund to establish a position for a prosecutor who would serve as a resource for the state in these cases.

If passed, it would take effect on December 1st.

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