The so-called U.S. Golden State, California, can now add one more progressive action to its list of legal shenanigans including California’s illegal-alien sanctuary cities, transgender toilet regulations, and anti-American education curriculums. Starting on New Year’s Day 2017, minors both girls and boys will be open for business as legal prostitutes thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats.
Unfortunately, the news media in general are either ignoring this new law that prohibits police officers from arresting streetwalkers who are under the age of 18-years-old or they are claiming — some say lying — that it doesn’t make it legal for youngsters to sell their bodies to adults for sex. But more and more citizens are wondering how politicians can justify passing such a heinous law and still look at themselves in the mirror.
“When my sergeant told a room full of patrol officers about this new addition to our state’s penal code, I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t and many of us cops have teenagers who will now be unprotected by law enforcement,” said California police officer Joseph McCaffrey. “We were simply told that beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, prostitution involving minors will be legal in California, McCaffrey told NewswithViews.com .
Senate Bill 1322 forbids law enforcement officers throughout the state from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so.
Senate Bill No. 1322 Mitchell. Commercial sex acts: minors.
Existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Existing law makes it a crime to loiter in any public place with the intent to commit prostitution.
This bill would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the above provisions. The bill would authorize the minor to be taken into temporary custody under limited circumstances.
This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 647 of the Penal Code, proposed by SB 420, SB 1129, and AB 1708, that would become operative only if this bill and one or more of those other bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last.
This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 653.22 of the Penal Code, proposed by AB 1771 that would become operative only if this bill and AB 1771 are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last.
Now girls and boys in California will be free to trade sex for cash without having to worry about being arrested and prosecuted. Also, there is no longer a fear of having a criminal record since prostitution of children is no longer considered a crime in the Golden State.
This shocking legislation was written, proposed, sponsored and passed by progressive Democratic lawmakers who are in total control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” In addition, the executive branch of California’s political cesspool is none other than the man known to his detractors as “the space cadet,” Gov. Jerry Brown.
They have rationalized this latest legal outrage as decriminalizing underage prostitution to bring about fair public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking.
According to the Examiner, “[T]he reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.”
California Democrats claim the law will not stop police officers from arresting pimps and human smugglers. Pimping will still be considered a crime whether it involves adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only help increase the sexploitation of underage girls and boys. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.
Even worse, the news media such as NBC News defends the Democrats for passing this perversion, according to Mike Baker, a former attorney and political strategist. “The backers of this Godless law deny that children will be hurt and say if they [the children] are arrested a stint in juvenile detention will again victimize them.”
“The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-pay with a scarlet ‘P’ and leave them subject to shame and prosecution,” said an NBC news story.
Baker claims the news media play word games and if Americans just read the new law as written “they will see how evil this whole scenario is.”
Unfortunately for Californians, SB 1322 isn’t the end of the liberal-left assault on decency. It’s only the latest in a long line of socially destructive legislation. 2017 will see the Golden State subjected to one after another of laws taking effect that are passed by politicians ignorant of human behavior and studies by criminologists. Ivory tower dwellers are preferred by the Democrats over those who bring practical experience in sex crimes investigation.
California’s undeterred Democrats have also taken action to make their state’s youth unemployment rate — one of the nation’s highest — even worse by boosting the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Any economist worth his or her salt knows that minimum-wage hikes increase unemployment among young people who are the least skilled and most in need of entry-level jobs. Like so many other liberal policies, this latest minimum-wage legislation will only lead to fewer jobs for our youth. And it may even push some of these kids into the arms of human traffickers and pimps.
“When a progressive politician begins trying to sell a new policy or law, one is best served by reviewing the costs and the damage caused by the pride of the Obama administration – the Affordable Care Act of 2010. It was sold on a lie. It helps some, but hurts so many more and it may become the downfall of America’s medical industry,” said Mike Baker.