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After pushback, a widely criticized mandatory minimum bill is on hold

Amen Brown, a freshman state representative from Philadelphia, has been inundated with criticism since introducing a bill that would institute new mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related crime.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

A West Philadelphia Democrat is going tough on crime. Progressives say his bill is ‘terrifyingly awful’

Under current law, the maximum penalty for that crime is two years. Under Brown’s bill, it appears the mandatory minimum for that offense would be ten years.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY