A woman spray-paints the windows of the Salt Lake Public Safety Building as people protest in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News At sheriffs’ urging, legislative panel signals early support; critics say police reform is more urgent SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah sheriffs are urging state lawmakers to follow other states in moving to strengthen penalties for protesters who break laws. Their request comes amid a wave of opposition to racial injustice that has sparked protests nationwide, including some that have ended in clashes with police or damage to public property. No proposal has been drafted, but a state legislative...
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Utah lawmakers consider tougher penalties for protesters who break laws