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