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Brown Signs Measure Responding to Dodger Stadium Beating


The new law requires stadiums to prominently post a number that fans can call or text to report violence to stadium security. LA assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced the bill. He said in many cases, violent incidents lasted several minutes while witnesses dialed 911 for help. Gatto said giving fans a number for security inside the stadium should mean a quicker response.

Gatto’s bill originally called for stadiums to keep a list of people banned for past violence. Civil liberties groups opposed that aspect of the measure over privacy concerns. The bill takes effect in January.

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