California Democrats legalize child prostitution


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Yes you read that right: The Democratically controlled California legislature has passed a law, signed by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown, that legalizes child prostitution beginning on January 1, 2016.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement 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. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Obviously, we don’t have the right to stop underage children from working the streets to make money, do we? We mustn’t be judgmental, or deny them their freedom. That would make us racist, tyrannical conservatives!

3 comments

  • Tom Billings

    So, California still makes it illegal (a misdemeamor) for people *over* 18 to do sex work. They still make it illegal for *anyone* to buy sex from either an over 18 year old(a misdemeanor) *or* a under 18 year old(a felony). They just don’t throw the under 18 year old in jail?

    This seems another law to make it easier to enforce what is a fundamentally bad law in the first place, by slicing away from punishment the most pitiful victim in the scenario originally held out as the reason for making all sex work illegal. That being the underage prostitute. This is mostly a way to take the pressure off the enforcers of the fundamentally bad law.

    Yes, …here and there, …now and then, …an underage prostitute who otherwise would stay quiet, will out the pimp pushing them to “produce” money, because they know they won’t get put in jail for going to the police. In addition, corrupt cops won’t be able to pressure them for “freebies” nearly as easily. This still doesn’t get rid of a basically bad law. It does not admit the basic motivation behind political support for the basically bad law.

    That motivation is from married mothers with children, who want all the money of the family earned by the husband to go to support them and their children. It is an anti-competition measure, in that husbands will spend less on prostitutes when there are fewer around, because they are scared away. That way the wives need compete with no one for their husbands’ paychecks.

    We really need to admit basic motivations here, but that isn’t what sounds nearly as high-minded and competent as “rescuing” underage prostitutes, while only prosecuting prostitutes who’ve reached their legal majority.

  • LocalFluff

    In Sweden you cannot be arrested if you are under 15, no matter what crime you commit. So criminal organizations use children to commit crimes. Children are openly selling drugs on the street and the police can’t do anything about it. The law effectively promotes child criminality. The severely demented politicians, and the general public too actually, are incapable of considering the consequences of their actions, so they necessarily fail. Nothing can be done about it, other than maybe large scale head amputations.

  • ken anthony

    I can already see 30 year olds self identifying as teenagers. You heard it here first.

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