Pa. bill would punish parents for their kids’ crimes

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State Sen. Anthony Williams got an earful yesterday during the first of many hearings held to discuss a parent-responsibility bill he’s pushing in Harrisburg.

The hearing for Senate Bill 99, which would punish parents for crimes their kids commit, was held at Boys Latin Charter School, 55th Street near Cedar Avenue.

The bill calls for a guardians to serve up to a year in jail if their children are consistently involved with the court system and the parents do nothing to stem the kids’ behavior. Some critics said that penalty is too harsh.

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