Lehi considers new rule against targeted protests at officials homes

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LEHI, Utah — City leaders in Lehi are exploring the idea of a new ordinance to increase charges for those protesting outside a specific person’s house.

If passed, a “targeted” protest within 100 feet of that person’s home would be considered a Class B misdemeanor.

The consequences would carry the potential of 6 months in jail or a $1,000 dollar fine, however Chief of Police Darren Paul says its “very unlikely” that someone would actually spend that long behind bars for something like this.

Tuesday evening, he took to the podium to propose the ordinance in-front of the City saying about the punishment “I think that that is the appropriate level because that would help us resolve these cases in the” justice court.”

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