Senate bill looks to heighten security in the Capitol after threats to lawmakers.
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Senate bill looks to heighten security in the Capitol after threats to lawmakers.

Date: February 21, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

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Less than a month ago, crosshair stickers were placed on lawmakers' doors. And now, 24 hours before a hearing on a bill to heighten security in the Capitol Building, a threatening email was sent to Senate leadership.
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Wrap: One month after crosshair stickers were placed on the door of six lawmakers in the capitol building,  St. Louis City Senator Robin Wright-Jones, sponsored a bill to put security cameras in the hallways of the statehouse.

The cameras could cost upwards of one million dollars, depending on the technology.

During the hearing, Wright-Jones notified the Senate General Laws committee of an email received by President Pro Tem Rob Mayer threatening four state senators.

Senators Callahan, Goodman, Wright-Jones and Justus.

The email was sent early in the morning and an apology e-mail, from the same account, was sent this afternoon.

From the state capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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