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Kentucky House passes ‘three-strikes’ violent crime bill: ‘Reasserting some basic and simple truths’

Kentucky lawmakers advanced a sweeping crime bill that would require tougher sentences for many offenses, including a “three-strikes” penalty that would put felons behind bars for life after committing their third violent act. House Bill 5, whose lead sponsor is Republican Rep. Jared Bauman, passed by a 74-22 vote on Thursday and now heads to the GOP-led Senate.  “With this bill, House Bill 5, we…

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