Rep. William D. Snyder is a veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He joined the Martin County Sherrif's Office in 1994 and subsequently got elected to the Florida House of Representatives as a Republican from Suart. He sponsored House Bill 43, which passed in the 2008 legislative session, that created or tweaked many anti-gang measures, including a portion that made "any person who, for the purpose of benefiting, promoting, or furthering the interests of a criminal gang, uses electronic communication to intimidate or harass other persons, or to advertise his or her presence in the community" liable for punishment.
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