Democrats in the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety have proven they lack any sense or right and wrong on Tuesday by opting to slap down a piece of legislation that would have made the trafficking of children a “serious felony.” Why are people on the left so desperate to protect the notion of adults having sex with children? Many liberals have come out raging against a new film called “Sound of Freedom” that deals with this topic. Now this. It really seems as if these people support pedophilia.
According to TheBlaze, “Under California law, serious felonies are subjected to the state’s three-strikes laws. If the measure had passed, repeat offenders would have faced harsher penalties, including up to life in prison. Currently, traffickers who target underage victims are eligible for early release credits based on behavior, which could take years off their sentencing.”
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Republican members Juan Alanis and Tom Lackey voted in support of Senate Bill 14 this week. All six Democratic members refused to vote on the measure, blocking its passage. Human trafficking victims in the audience on Tuesday during the vote responded with sobs. “You’re horrible!” they cried out to the Democratic lawmakers. “You should be ashamed of yourselves!”
Republican state Senator Shannon Grove told KCRA-TV that she was surprised by the outcome of the vote, considering several Democratic members told her “it was a good bill and said they would consider it.”
“But there is this issue of rolling the chair, so I don’t think anyone was going to stand up against the chair,” Grove went on to add, making a reference to Assembly Public Safety Committee Chairman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who is a member of the Democratic Party.
According to the report from KCRA, Jones-Sawyer opted to not cast a ballot in favor of the legislation because he said it fails to “address the root of the problem.”
“I am profoundly disappointed that committee Democrats couldn’t bring themselves to support the bill, with their stubborn and misguided objection to any penalty increase regardless of how heinous the crime,” Grove commented on the lack of support from the left. “You can pass a note to a bank and rob a bank, you can commit arson, and that’s considered a serious felony. But to traffic a minor child in the state of California is not.”
Grove then explained that the average age of a child who becomes a victim of trafficking is 10-years-old. How deplorable. Can you imagine having your whole existence wrecked at that tender age due to some perverted adult? What’s worse is there are people who have the power to help protect you, but they choose not to. What kind of message does that send to children?
After the vote was finished, Jones-Sawyer revealed he would be willing to work alongside Grove on the legislation. However, Grove said that she already tried to contact Jones-Sawyer before, but was unsuccessful.
Speaking with KCRA, Jones-Sawyer said, “The Assemblymember’s office is aware of a single call from Senator Grove’s staff to his legislative director on Friday, July 7, to advise that the Senator had spoken with the Public Safety Committee’s staff about amendments. The conversation was brief, resulting in no changes to either office’s positions on the bill.”
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