Haslam signs bill targeting gang activity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal that could be used as a tool to crack down on gang violence has been signed by the governor.

The measure is part of Gov. Bill Haslam's anti-crime package and was signed by the Republican governor this week.

The legislation would increase penalties for violent crimes committed by two or more people.

The proposal unanimously passed the Senate 31-0 and the House approved it 91-0.

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