Rep. Katherine Clark tackles online crime aimed at women and girls


Rep. Katherine Clark tackles online crime aimed at women and girls

A new bipartisan bill would outlaw the worst offenses and give law enforcement more resources to tackle these crimes.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), left, accompanied by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House to address extreme online threats that often target women, girls, LGBTQ people, and people of color.
The bill, H.R.3067, would establish clear federal statutes and increase existing penalties for several dangerous, and increasingly common, online threats, …

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