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    New Jersey Assembly approves tougher penalties for killing a police dog

    A bill that advanced in New Jersey yesterday would create tougher penalties for killing a police dog. “Schultz’s Law,” named for a Gloucester Township police dog who was killed in November, would create a minimum penalty of five years without parole.
    WHYY’s Phil Gregory reports on the bill, which also calls for fines of up to $15,000. The passed the Assembly yesterday and now goes before Gov. Chris Christie.

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