Bill in the works to better protect store workers from violent shoplifters

By Scott Pringle | WBGO

A couple New York state lawmakers are introducing legislation soon that would better protect store workers from assaults.

Senator Jessica Scarcella Spanton of Staten Island is hoping her legislation will combat a surge in violent shoplifters which have been targeting bodega and other store workers. Her bill makes it a felony for even a minor assault against them.

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