3-8-06 - The Oklahoma Senate today passes the Senate's version of "Caitlin's Law," a proposal named after a 16-year old Ada girl who was killed by her mother's ex-boyfriend. The measure requires anyone charged with a violent crime to prove they are not a danger to the public before they are allowed to post bail.
Under the bill, police could arrest a person named in a victim's
protection order if that person has a gun. It also requires the state to notify victims of where their attackers are as they move through the criminal justice system.
Ada state Senator Susan Paddack is author of the bill, which now
goes to the House, where a similar proposal has passed.
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