Who's a sex trafficker? - Page 3

Under Proposition 35, you'd be surprised

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"In practice, in the way it's written, it expands the fees and sentences that can be applied to anyone depending on how the police want to enforce it," said Deirdre Wilson, program coordinator at the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

Instead, Wilson said, lawmakers should "spend money to actually create viable resources for housing, recovery treatment, single mothers, vocational training, and jobs — things that people need to survive."

Sex workers rights advocates have always argued for decriminalization, saying that if they weren't afraid to reveal their work to police, they could be allies in identifying people who were being trafficked or otherwise exploited within their industry.

Anabelle, who now works in sex workers rights advocacy, agrees.

Decriminalization would "enable sex workers to actually help people without being in fear of arrest themselves," she said. "It would remove the fear of arrest from victims, because that's a big thing that keeps people from speaking out about it.

"I was afraid that if I went to law enforcement, I might be arrested," she said.

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano has free-speech concerns about the bill. The law would require people, whose crimes had nothing to do with the Internet, to turn over their online usernames and passwords, which may be unconstitutional.

"Requiring someone to turn over every email and username that they have has a chilling effect on their free speech," said Ammiano aide Carlos Alcala, who also mentioned that Ammiano has been working on a tiered approach to the sex offender registry that takes into account the severity of the crime.

Prop. 35 is well-funded and likely to win. What Californian isn't against slavery and exploitation? But State Sen. Mark Leno, who is working on legislation to address sex trafficking without the problems in Prop. 35, advises that there's often more to the picture when it comes to these initiatives:

"I always suggest, beware of billionaires who want to save your life," Leno said.

Comments

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Posted by maxine doogan on Sep. 19, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

Unbelievable! Why would any judge...a real judge, put someone in jail for holding money of a sex worker(illegal to get paid for the sexual companionship according to Norma Jean Aldomovar's non-profit website, but states that making $200/hr is the going rate for what she and others would not exchange for minimum wage employment).

Then you have Mark Leno stating,"beware of billionaires who want to save your life." Really!? We would not have the medical advancements, after school programs, many non-profits serving children, women, seniors, and yes former & current sex "workers" without the billionaire philanthropists of this world. Absolutely ridiculous that such a statement is made!

Parents, social workers, CASA & Youth advocates alike gladly welcome the generosity of such "billionaires" to help bring the much needed change and hope to neighborhoods where profit trumps value of life...exploitation/sex trafficking is a symptom of a deeply rooted problem. Lack of value for another person.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 30, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

privatized to the "billionaire philanthropists."

Better we tax away some of their money and get all the after school programs, etc., that we need.

In other words, "matlocky."

Posted by lillipublicans on Mar. 02, 2013 @ 5:51 pm
Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Mar. 02, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

Th government does not "pay more than 1/3 of the research" of pharmaceutical companies. Government grants mainly go to academics and isolated cooperative group studies, not public companies. And pharmaceutical companies also fund those same group studies.

Regardless, research is a small portion of the entire drug approval process anyway - the development life cycle is much bigger and more expensive than you understand.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Mar. 02, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

This draconian scam (Prop 35) would legalize extortion to enrich certain NGOs and police agencies. It would further criminalize adult consensual sex, as if we didn't have a destructive enough sex-negative culture. It would have little or no effect on actual sex-trafficking of minors, the phony guise it hides behind. Prostitution is legal in most of Europe, almost all of South America, and Canada. One courageous woman, a lawyer in China and deputy in the National People's Congress, is advocating that China legalize prostitution. If she succeeds, China will once again put the US to shame. I'm saddened that so many good people have bought into the anti-child-sex-trafficking guise being used to sell this. I would expect this kind of hidden agenda from the Tea Party, but not from liberal leaders I respect. Prop. 35 is just one more attempt to punish women for their sexuality,

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