Three Strikes

Governor Deval Patrick

Patrick Rejects Crime Bill, Sends Back Amended Version

Gov. Deval Patrick says he will be sending a crime bill back to the Legislature because he wants a “safety valve” added to a “three-strikes” provision


House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Keller @ Large: DeLeo: House Would Override Patrick Veto Of ‘3 Strikes’ Bill

House Speaker Robert DeLeo told WBZ-TV a key amendment being promoted by Gov. Deval Patrick to the “three-strikes” bill toughening penalties for repeat violent offenders “would really gut the bill.”


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Proposed ‘3 Strikes’ Law For Violent Convicts Takes Big Step Forward

For years, a local family has been trying to get the state to toughen up the laws and keep repeat violent offenders in prison.



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