Legislator sends picture of gallows to House colleagues, calls it his 'crime bill'

The legislator who wants to arm prosecutors sent a picture of a gallows to fellow legislators calling it his 'crime bill'. The Blue Stem Prairie blog reports Republican Representative Tony Cornish sent the picture to DFL members of the House as a joke.
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The legislator who wants to arm prosecutors sent a picture of a gallows to fellow legislators calling it his 'crime bill'. The Blue Stem Prairie blog reports Republican Representative Tony Cornish sent the picture to DFL members of the House as a joke.

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