Proposal Would Crackdown on Violent Muni Offenders

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ A proposal for harsher punishments for criminals who strike on or around Muni stops or stations is moving forward at San Francisco’s City Hall.

The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously in support of the legislation.

That measure would double the maximum fine to as much as $1,000 for carrying a concealed weapon and aggressive pursuit.   It would also increase jail time for offenders, up to six months in jail.

According to the Chronicle a driving force behind the proposal is several recent, violent incidents along the T-Third line which runs through the city’s Bayview District.

The legislation will now go before the full board for consideration.

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