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Penalties and Questions

John Pemble / IPR
Iowa’a Capitol after a late afternoon spring rain.

Last summer there were protests for racial justice after a Black man in Minneapolis was killed by police. A bill in the Iowa Senate passes that would add penalties for protesters who cause damage or interfere with police trying to break up a disorderly protest. Another passes prohibiting a city or county from reducing the budget for law enforcement. The House Government Oversight Committee meets with members from Ames Community School District about concerns for using Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action in their schools.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR