Watching the Legislative Black Caucus (6:05 – 7:21) last week something made my ears perk up. Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford) was introduced to talk about criminal justice issues on their agenda. Brandon began talking about a bill that had no House number, one Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) was working on, and which he said dealt with Raising the Age to be a felon. The “felon” vocabulary is not what is being used in legislation that is being drafted for the “Raise the Age Bill.”
The Raise the Age Bill that is being researched right now only considers changing the age that applies in misdemeanors, not felonies. Was Rep. Marcus Brandon confused or misinformed?