YAYYYY!!!! The state of California spoke in BIG numbers about two weeks ago and voted in favor of Proposition 35 which is a HUGE step for trafficking laws! HUGE! The Proposition will:
*Increase prison terms for Human Traffickers
*Require convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders
*Require all registered sex offenders to disclose internet accounts
*Require criminal fines from convicted Human Traffickers to pay for services to help victims; and
*Mandate law enforcement training on Human Trafficking
This is huge! The numbers were 81.3% in favor and 18.7% against. I couldnt believe that people would actually vote against this! The day after the Proposition was passed a judge acted in response to a lawsuit filed against Proposition 35 by ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation and issued a temporary restraining order preventing the proposition from going into affect. There are many arguments against Proposition 35 including that it will have a detrimental effect on the state budget, that it will hinder the rehabilitation of these offenders making it difficult for them to return to society, and that it is unconstitutional violating 1st amendment rights. All I have to say is… when you make a decision to do something that is against the law- THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES!! Yes, it may be a little difficult for you to return to society… but is not impossible! It can be done! And what makes you think it should be easy for you when you’ve made it difficult for so many to feel like they belong in society? And the money… Im not even gonna start with that! This is great news in my book!!!!