WND reports - SACRAMENTO – Beginning on Jan. 1, child prostitution will be legal in the streets of California.
In fact, police officers in the state will be banned from arresting any person under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, according to Senate Bill 1322. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 26, and it will go into effect Sunday.
The law also requires police to report allegations of child prostitution to county child welfare agencies.
Advocates of the law say it will help child victims of sex trafficking get treatment rather than sending them to juvenile hall and tagging them with a rap sheet for prostitution.
That's retarded. They should be arrested on the spot and transfered to a place where they can get help. If the police simply "report" it, then we all know how long it actually takes a city child welfare agency to get things done, not to mention they might not get anything done at all. Some of the child welfare agencies are so poorly ran that they're actually worse for the kids in the sense that they don't seem to remove kids from harm, or they simply take way too long to respond to an inquiry.
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, who introduced the bill, said, “The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-play with a scarlet ‘P’ and leave them subject to shame and prosecution. This is our opportunity to do what we say is right in cases of sex trafficking: stop the exploiters and help the exploited.”
Holly J. Mitchell is an idiot. What's a cop going to do, arrest the one who paid for services, then leave the kid where they are and just "call it in" to the child welfare agency? That means the kid will be pimped out until they're taken out. This doesn't stop the sex trafficking fast enough and it certainly doesn't protect the child. Of course we want the kids to get help, but you must remove them from the situation ON THE SPOT and figure out how they got to that point in their life and why.
But Travis Allen, a Republican lawmaker representing the 72nd Assembly District in the California Legislature, warned of the fallout from what he called a “terribly destructive legislation [that] was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government.”
“[T]eenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution,” Allen wrote in a column published by the Washington Examiner.
This guy Travis Allen has a working brain, unlike that dumb dirty democrat Holly. She's basically giving the child hookers a free run at the free market. Now it's like any 17 year old can go be a hooker if they hate their life and they know they won't get in trouble for it.
No one wants to see this happen. We want them to get help, but you MUST remove the child from the situation ASAP.
Arrest them, but don't put them in prison. Put them in a place to get them real help, real fast.
California progressives, democrats, and liberals are some of the worst and most stupid people on the planet.