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My 2 Cents: Granny Law Bears Watching

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Some Americans are losing respect for our elders.

It turns my stomach every time we have to report some violent crime against a senior citizen and it's happening more and more.

That's why a case in New York got my attention.

A 27-year-old woman, Jacquetta Simmons, is about to be tried under New York's new "Granny Law."

Christmas Eve morning she punched out a 70-year-old WalMart checker who asked to see her receipt. Knocked the woman to the floor, fractured some bones in her face.

New York's granny law is interesting, it clearly differentiates assaults on senior citizens and increases the penalty. It says the assault of a person 65 years or older by someone at least 10 years younger than the victim is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

A local prosecutor told me Monday night, our aggravated assault law is similar, but not as clearly defined from an age standpoint.

I'm not crazy about trying to fix something that maybe isn't broken, but this Granny Law in New York bears watching.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.

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