• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Deadline to put Jamiel's Law on ballot

December 5, 2008 7:32:09 AM PST
Friday is the deadline to put a proposal known as Jamiel's Law on the May 2009 L.A. city election ballot.The initiative is named for 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw, who was shot to death last March.

The proposal allows police to arrest undocumented gang members before they commit a crime.

Shaw was allegedly shot by a 19-year-old illegal alien, who is also a reputed gang member.

To put Jamiel's Law on the May ballot, supporters need nearly 74,000 signatures by the end of Friday. Sp far, they have 68,000 signatures.

- Get more local news headlines from Los Angeles
- Have a news tip? Send your tips, video, or pictures