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Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Announces “Jordan’s Law” to Combat Social Media Motivated Attacks

For Immediate Release
March 1, 2017
Contact: Michelle Reyes
Michelle.Reyes@asm.ca.gov
(916) 319-2045

**Media Advisory**

(Woodland Hills) –Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) will host a press conference to discuss “Jordan’s Law”, Assembly Bill 1542, in response to a surge in violent attacks for the purpose of filming and sharing on social media.

Assemblymember Dababneh became alarmed about social media motivated attacks after local teen and El Camino Real Charter High School student, Jordan Peisner, was viciously assaulted by another teen outside a fast food restaurant in December.

An associate of the perpetrator filmed the incident and posted it on social media where it quickly went viral. The individual that filmed the video has not been charged with any crime. Jordan suffered severe injuries, including a blood clot in his brain and permanent hearing loss.

The bill will criminalize conspiring with an attacker to videotape a violent crime.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce “Jordan’s Law”
WHEN: Friday, March 3,  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: El Camino Real Charter High School (Anderson Hall)
5440 Valley Circle Blvd Woodland Hills

LIVE STREAM: This event will be available in real time via Facebook Live on the Assemblymember’s official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymemberDababneh

UPDATE: The event was recorded and is available for viewing on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLCJxTLbysQ&feature=youtu.be&a

TRACK THE BILL: Track the progress of Jordan’s Law through the California Legislature. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1542

Anti-Bullying March

WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com)   —  Hundreds of students and families took to the streets of West Hills Saturday for a march against bullying (Click here for the full video).  The students were marching and walking in support of Jordan Peisner, the 14-year-old who suffered critical injuries two weeks ago after being sucker-punched outside a Wendy’s.  Jordan was hit, without provocation, by a 15-year-old he didn’t know.

He suffered a fractured skull, punctured eardrum and … Click to Continue reading