Indiana lawmakers sideline new riot rules

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The proposed rule that would define a riot in Indiana is not going to become law. A statehouse panel yesterday skipped the legislation, meaning it is dead for now.

The proposal would have defined a protest as a riot if seven or more people are involved and someone gets hurt, or if there is more than $750 in damage. The proposal also allowed for felony charges.

State Senator Jim Tomes, who wrote the legislation, says the idea was to protect Indiana from the kind of violence that we saw at the U.S. Capitol this week.

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