Schumer: Make witness intimidation federal crime

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens during a news

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jan. 28, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Sen. Charles Schumer called Tuesday for stronger laws against those who intimidate witnesses in criminal cases, and those who attempt to do so.

"Some gang members make a profession of making sure that people don't come forth and help the police solve crime, making them have fear for their safety," Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference at Freeport Village Hall.

Schumer said the State...

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