Brown Issues Statement on Court Decision to Overturn Ban on Body Armor

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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Statement from Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. on the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal's decision to overturn California's ban on violent felons possessing body armor:

"Every day, California's law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect our communities,' said Attorney General Brown. 'Allowing violent felons to possess military grade body armor puts their lives further at risk and jeopardizes public safety. My office will petition the California Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision next month.'

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