[talk-au] High-Tech Burglars May Get Longer Sentences In Louisiana

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Sat May 29 02:22:48 BST 2010

Hugh Pickens writes "Burglars and terrorists should be careful not to
use Google Maps if they plan on committing crimes in the state of
Louisiana. Nola reports that a bill approved 89-0 by the Louisiana
House will require that judges impose an additional minimum sentence
of at least 10 years on terrorist acts if the crime is committed with
the aid of an Internet-generated 'virtual map.' The bill, already
approved by the Louisiana Senate, defines a 'virtual street-level map'
as one that is available on the Internet and can generate the location
or picture of a home or building by entering the address of the
structure or an individual's name on a website. If the map is used in
the commission of a crime like burglary, the bill calls for the
addition of at least one year in jail (PDF) to be added to the
burglary sentence. The House measure is now being sent back to the
Senate for approval of clarifying amendments made by a House


I guess paper map sales will be booming now in Louisiana...

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