Bills crack down on cyber-bullying in Michigan

Prosecutors from Macomb county, voicing their support at the capitol today on a pair of bills that would crack down on cyber-bullying in our state.

The legislation would make sending an on-line message, that leads to an assault, a misdemeanor crime. Cyber-bullying that leads to death, or suicide, would be a felony.

The bill's sponsor, representative Peter Lucido, says cyber-bullying is a growing epidemic that needs to be stopped.

Critics say the legislation is too broad and violates the first amendment right to free speech. The bills have been referred to the committee on law and justice.