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Tucson lawmaker considers bill to target ‘flash robs’ (access required)

As videos go viral of teenagers streaming in and out of stores and grabbing merchandise off shelves, Rep. Terri Proud is working on legislation to bring conspiracy laws into the technology age. The Tucson Republican plans to introduce a bill to make it a felony to use electronic communication to plan or organize crimes.

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