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State Rep. wants gang members to mark their drivers license

Nothing says "I'm a gangster" quite like a prison tattoo, or a color-coded wardrobe, but one state representative wants to make stickers a new way of recognizing gang members.

According to the Massachusetts Legislature’s website, State Representative Paul McMurtry, D-Dedham, is looking to force gang members known to law enforcement officials to put stickers on their licenses, indicating their affiliation as a criminal.

McMurtry was scheduled to go before the Joint Committee of Transportation today on Beacon Hill to sponsor the bill that would force well-known gang members to put the letter “G” on their operator’s license.

A person deemed a “gang member” would have to get a score of 10 or more points from local or state police in categories such as “self admission; known group tattoo marking; group related photo; or information from a reliable or confidential informant,” before putting the sticker on their license, according to the proposed House bill.

The registrar would then notify the necessary police departments of the designation.

 
 
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