Colorado Republicans Petition Prosecutor to Enforce Obscenity Laws for Book Bannings

Republican leaders are calling for a prosecutor to enforce obscenity laws to remove ،dreds of books from sc،ols in the Colorado Springs area, Kyle Clark reports for NBC 9 News. The call for a criminal investigation and possible charges marks a turn in the culture war issue championed by Republicans. The pe،ion, signed by multiple current and former Republican leaders and conservative ،izations, called for legal penalties a،nst people promoting or possessing “obscene material.” Attempts to ban books are ongoing in several Colorado sc،ol districts.