(KMOV) Witnesses and victims of gang crime can expect help from the state, if they stand up to violence. Gang Witness Protection Act is a newly passed House Bill. It will fund a new bank account to make sure participants can move away and live comfortably if needed.
Many appreciate the new law, however others still have mixed feelings.
“I don’t think throwing money at someone will help them at all. It is going to take a lot of people coming together as unity to make changes within the city,” said Michael Robinson. Robinson and his family live in East St. Louis.
Contact the Illinois State Police for more information on how to get involved in this program.