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.
A student works on her computer in the lab of Suzanne Wagner, assistant professor of Linguistics, on Monday November 19, 2012.
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.