California legalizes child prostitution

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Travis Allen, 43, is that rare Republican in the California legislature. He represents the 72nd Assembly District in coastal Orange County.

In an article for the Washington Examiner on Dec. 29, 2016, titled “California Democrats legalize child prostitution,” Mr. Allen sounds the warning that beginning on January 1, 2017, “prostitution by minors will be legal in California”:

“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.

This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds ‘supermajority.’ To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.

The unintended but predictable consequence of how the real villains — pimps and other traffickers in human misery — will respond to this new law isn’t difficult to foresee. Pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.

As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.

Minors involved in prostitution are clearly victims, and allowing our law enforcement officers to pick these minors up and get them away from their pimps and into custody is a dramatically better solution than making it legal for them to sell themselves for sex. That only deepens their victimization and renders law enforcement powerless to stop the cycle of abuse. SB 1322 is not simply misguided — its consequences are immoral.”

SB 1322: Commercial Sex Acts – Minors, approved by Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 26, 2016, amends Sections 647 and 653.22 of the Penal Code to render existing law that makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution “inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age”. According to SB 1322:

“Existing law makes it a crime to solicit or engage in any act of prostitution. Existing law makes it a crime to loiter in any public place with the intent to commit prostitution.

This bill would make the above provisions inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the above provisions. The bill would authorize the minor to be taken into temporary custody under limited circumstances” — “pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 305 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, if the conditions allowing temporary custody without warrant are met.”

In other words, SB 1322 decriminalizes “child” (those under 18 years old) prostitutes.

The word “decriminalize” is defined as “to make a particular act no longer illegal by changing a law” (Cambridge Dictionary). Something that is “no longer illegal” is something that now is legal. For example, by decriminalizing pot, it is now legal in some states to smoke marijuana. Since SB 1322 decriminalizes (“makes no longer illegal”) child prostitutes, and since the act of those “children” which is now made no longer illegal is prostitution, this means California’s new law, whether explicitly or implicitly, whether intentionally or unintentionally, makes child prostitution no longer illegal.

Ergo, child prostitution is now legal in California.

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Assemblyman Travis Allen further warns that SB 1322 is “only the tip of the liberal iceberg” because the new year “will see the Golden State subjected to wave after wave of laws taking effect that are well-intentioned but disastrous embodiments of progressive utopianism.” Examples include:

  1. A new Democratic-authored law that “throws open the door to even greater government dependency on the part of the poor by rolling back” a law barring increased payments to women who have more children while still on welfare. “Henceforth, no matter how many children someone has while on welfare, the state government will ratchet up payments with each child, with no limit.”
  2. Increase in minimum wage to $10/hour, which is proven to increase unemployment of young people — those who are the least skilled and most in need of entry-level jobs.
  3. Another Democratic-sponsored bill enables an estimated 50,000 felons to vote in the next state election, many from their jail cells.
  4. A bill that makes it illegal to lend your shotgun if you go hunting with a buddy.
  5. A bill that forbids state employees from traveling on business to states that prohibit transgender bathrooms.

H/t FOTM‘s Longknife 21

Update:

Professor Jim Fetzer reblogged this post, but added two videos on PizzaGate, thereby implying a link between California SB 1322’s decriminalization of child prostitution and PizzaGate — Washington, D.C. pedophiles.

For the link to Fetzer’s re-blog, click here.

I hadn’t thought of that. God help us . . . .

~Eowyn

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38 responses to “California legalizes child prostitution

  1. Well, we had the same problems –perhaps even more so– in BC until the applicable laws were changed to reflect a much more pragmatic approach.

    Firstly, while the age of consent was set to 16, this merely reflected the reality of the times: birth control devices and attitudes created different attitudes than what I experienced 55 years ago. The main change this made was to shift responsibility for a person’s conduct from their parents, so teens had to face the consequences on their own. This smartened a certain percentage remarkably.

    Secondly, it eliminated almost all the truly evil middleman known as pimps. I’ve no use for such creeps and would love to see them all done in by their victims. God will sort them out, thank you.

    Thirdly, the Province was tired of bearing the costs of ‘wayward’ youth’s indulgences, so just as happened in Holland [where the age was lowered to 13!] teens must decide if they’re ready to bear the costs of a family when the mum’s still in mid-HS. Now the teen parents bear the costs, NOT their parents or Province. More tough choices.

    Yes, reality is a misery, but we DO have free will and MUST accept it with its burdens, or become as Kant wrote: ‘wanton brutes, mere playballs to our desires.’

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  3. God owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology!

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    • LOL! I hear that! But I don’t think it works that way
      But really, I think God owes California a serious ass-whipping.

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    • Dear R L Johnson: Not to put too fine a point on it, but the original and long-time meaning of ‘apology’ (from Greek ἀπολογία, “speaking in defense”) until very recently was a defense of someone, as in Socrates’ well-recorded one, or of a theological doctrine.

      “Some prominent modern apologists are Douglas Groothuis, Frederick Copleston, John Lennox, Walter R. Martin, Dinesh D’Souza, Douglas Wilson, Cornelius Van Til, Gordon Clark, Francis Schaeffer, Greg Bahnsen, Edward John Carnell, James White, Hank Hanegraaff, Ravi Zacharias, Alister McGrath, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, Peter Kreeft, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, William Lane Craig, J. P. Moreland, Hugh Ross, David Bentley Hart, Gary Habermas, Norman Geisler and Scott Hahn.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apologetics)

      So I very much doubt that the Logos/God ‘owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology’ but I do catch your drift!

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  4. Perhaps allowing California to secede isn’t such a bad idea afterall . . . . .

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    • HA HA! Pretty much agree!!! Why fight this? California (much like Colorado…maybe even Massachusetts) is it’s OWN country…or…if you want to get really “technical,” it’s own PLANET. For the USA it is a No Win No Win 🙂 Let it go….. (But then, what would Dumbocrats DO for the next century without its electoral votes….not that it did much good for Hillary….)

      But, now, as a teacher in Middle School CA…I’m wondering if I will, by law, have to submit an “excused” late slip for boys or girls who come in late and groggy to first period because they were “servicing” their clients late into the night? Please, SOMEONE, advise me on this so I don’t have to pay a lawyer……just to choose the “right” attendance designation (which, BTW… you all….must remember…IS a FEDERAL thing…….b/c we receive Federal dollars for attendance…every day…I sign a LEGAL document to the Feds for EACH hour of school attendance, so that our disrict receives it’s Federal dollars……).

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  5. The Political Port

    No they didn’t legalize it. Read my article from October. Saying they legalized it is complete malarkey and downright irresponsible http://thepoliticalport.blogspot.com/2016/10/no-california-did-not-legalize-child.html

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    • “No they didn’t legalize it.”

      FYI, the word “decriminalize” is defined as “to make a particular act no longer illegal by changing a law” (Cambridge Dictionary). Something that is “no longer illegal” is something that now is legal. For example, by decriminalizing pot, it is now legal in some states to smoke marijuana. Since SB 1322 decriminalizes (makes no longer illegal) child prostitutes and thus, child prostitution, ergo, child prostitution is now legal in California.

      “Saying they legalized it is complete malarkey and downright irresponsible”

      On the contrary, “saying they legalized it” is going by the correct, dictionary meaning of what “decriminalizing” means. It’s also so nice of you to call “irresponsible” Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, who said that by decriminalizing child prostitution, SB 1322 “opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.”

      What is “irresponsible” is that you write a post titled, “No, California Did Not Legalize Child Prostitution,” trashing Assemblyman Travis Allen’s article without bothering to name, provide a link to, or quote from his article, or even identify which piece of legislation it is (SB 1322). Instead you resort to the vaguest of allusions — “Recently an article came out claiming California had legalized child prostitution and the rumor has spread like wildfire” — and then grandiosely declares “So, let me tell you what REALLY happened.”

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      • Wait until the sleazy-bag Liberal Defense Lawyers get this into court! And with Californication “Judges”?
        Then we will see what it really means. They can argue all they want, but the real criminals will walk. Govt of the Lawyers, by the Lawyers, for the Lawyers.
        “There once was a Queer in Khartoum,
        Took a Lesbian up to his room.
        But they argued all night,
        Over who had the right,
        To do what, and with which, and to whom”

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      • The Political Port

        Admit you’re wrong and move on. They’re not allowing child prostitution. Absolutely false to claim that and grotesque actually. But if you want children to remain getting arrested for prostitution and have an arrest record, that says something about you and it’s not favorable.

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    • Pol Port,
      I read your article. Yes, that is what YOU think it means. That would be a good idea in a way, maybe. But not necessarily how it will turn out.
      If a child under 18 is arrested, isn’t the record sealed?
      If so, your argument appears moot. The arrest and detention of the child prostitute actually gets the child away from the pimp for awhile, the problem is the pimp bails the kid out and puts them back on the street to pay off the Bail Bondsman.
      The system sucks, but this doesn’t sound like a real well thought out solution.

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    • Seems appropriate that on your profile one of your interests is “shit talking.” Perfectly sums up your four paragraphs of unsourced opinions.

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    • It is now no longer a crime for a 15 or 16 year old girl (or boy) to solicit for sex: they can shake and shimmy and proposition, but if you accept it, THAT’S illegal.

      Makes sense to me.

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  6. If the new law makes all the old laws against prostitution “inapplicable to a child under 18 years of age”, then what about the “Johns”? It seems to me that some lawyers will jump on the fact that if it is not unlawful for a minor to sell sex, how can they make it unlawful for the “customer” to buy it?
    I know that is not what they “intend it to mean”, but these dumbasses ought to write better laws.Also, it says the laws are “inapplicable to children under 18”, but how far down does it go? 14? 12? 8?? These people are NUTS!

    They will make Califailure the Vacation Destination of Choice for pedophiles & cure the Teen unemployment problem.

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  7. Kevin J Lankford

    Perhaps it could be just as simple as this travis allen fellow has a couple of daughters he wants to pimp for a little extra cash on a rainy day. Then again, he may be just another faggot who could care less about the welfare of young girls.

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  8. Ugh…

    Living in Californication as a Christian conservative is akin to living in the biblical times of Sodom and Gomorrah. I did NOT want this to be true, but alas, Dr. Eowyn’s explanation of “decriminalize” child prostitution can’t be ignored.

    My husband has wanted to move to Wyoming for years now (too cold for me!), but I don’t want to be so far away from my married adult children and our one granddaughter!

    Jesus Christ has very harsh condemnation for adults who would legislate to legalize such horrible and sinful acts for children!

    Mat 18:6

    “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Mar 9:42

    “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

    Luk 17:2

    “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

    P.S. to Kevin J. Lankford – ummm….Travis Allen is against this legislation. Did you read the entire blog post? He also listed more kooky Dem legislation that apparently will be coming down the pike. Double ugh…

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    • Kevin J Lankford

      Dang!! I do owe Mr. Allen a humongous apology. I did not give appropriate attention to the article, and I am duly ashamed.

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    • Dear christin–we’ve been in exactly the SAME place as you & your husband for years here in CA….with grown kids (who are TIED to Orange and LA counties) and ONE little grandbaby…and we want OUT…..but don’t want to forfeit our kids/grandkids.

      You don’t have to go to Wyoming (believe me…we lived in the NE corner of Utah for 6 years….near the Wyoming border…and also visited, traversed Wyoming many times—the constant WIND in Wyoming drove me bonkers & incapacitated my sinuses from March to June…..for instance…and this was a COMMON thing, even amongst “natives.”) Never mind the November 1 to July 30 winters……beleve me…they have to take SNOW PLOWS into state and National park picnic areas to clear out for July 4 visitors……BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.

      Think about, for instance, the “Dixie of Utah” at the very SW corner of Utah in St . George. People are friendly….Much to do…story-telling festivals, history events, Swiss Days…and so on….my best old Utah friend moved there and is NEVER idle in her community. And, you are only hours away by car from California and your grandbaby…..half those hours if you fly out of Las Vegas….(2 hours from St. George)….it is a mild climate, but with spectacular scenery surrounding (like the Wyoming Tetons) with the 2 National Parks surrounding…..and, these days, has a representative (religious, racial, etc) population…unlike, say, 30 years ago when we lived in Utah. Homes right now are only slightly less expensive to buy than in CA…which is disappointing….but then, that reinforces the value of the area….that even in a very bad housing economy nationwide….St. George maintained its dollar values to the consumer…..it is a stable area. I wouldn’t mind retiring there……if I can’t get to Kentucky, West Virginia, or Tennessee. (Retirement reasons to go to these states…wont’ go into now….).

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      • CalGirl, when I read that “…b/c we receive Federal dollars for attendance … every day b/c we receive Federal dollars for attendance…every day…I sign a LEGAL document to the Feds for EACH hour of school attendance, so that our district receives its Federal dollars…” I felt my head was going to detach and levitate. And I thought the days in 1964-65 when my deceased wife had to endure the hatred & anger of her MS students[?] in the Berkeley-Oakland schools was bad, now it’s even crazier. Please note that I did not mention ‘racial’ hatred or anger; for all I know the greater part were all one set of attitudes.

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  9. It appears to me that the entire government of California, except for Mr. Allen, has gone insane! I very much fear that the ACLU is looking at this situation, just waiting to have all laws against prostitution struck down. God Help Us.

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  10. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. This is just horrible and demonic in every way. Thank you also Dr. Eowyn, for clarifying the terms at issue.

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  11. Update:

    Professor Jim Fetzer reblogged this post, but added two videos on PizzaGate, thereby implying a link between California SB 1322’s decriminalization of child prostitution and PizzaGate — Washington, D.C. pedophiles.

    Here’s the link to Fetzer’s re-blog: http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2016/12/despicable-dereliction-of-duty.html

    I hadn’t thought of that. God help us . . . .

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  12. I have a different idea about what this legislation is about.

    SAVINGS
    #1 By making child prostitution legal the gov saves a ton of cash and needs less employees. How?
    They do not have to arrest them, give them a “free” lawyer or take them to court. The child is not handed over to CPS (Child Protective Services). They then do not have to take them to the doctor for a health check and resulting treatment. The child isn’t placed into foster care. Plus, the “responsible” adult (sarc) who was supposed to be taking care of their child is now NOT getting a lawyer and NOT taken to court. This section of savings is huge. It takes at least a year to 18 months to remove a child from their parent(s) and it never happens if there isn’t an adoptive parent willing to take on a teen – which rarely happens. Otherwise the child stays in the system until they are 18 and then booted to the streets.
    Ca will NOT end parental rights if the child would be an orphan! These “parents” continue to get visitation … even if the court has determined that they are going to, or in fact do, place the child up for adoption.

    MONEY MAKING
    #2 Being a pimp or John is still illegal. Cha-ching! More prostitutes = more pimps and more johns. There are even more crimes related to receiving the money that a prostitute makes. More Cha-ching!

    Seems to me this is a money making win for the criminal justice system and a money savings win for human services.

    My information about the CPS and foster care system is from about 10 years of first hand experience as well as from experience with a BFF who is a foster parent.

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  13. More proof that the government of California is a Gigantic Left Wing Freak Show!

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  14. When I see a law like this I think of the Responsibility of Chivalry, and “The LAW, Protection of the Weak”…How do we protect the weak if a law like this slithers its way into our society?
    —And isn’t it interesting how history begins to repeat itself. Because this law is exactly the kind of garbage that brought out the Vigilance Committees in Old San Francisco California! Which reminds me of the Quote below!

    “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
    George Orwell

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  16. I watched the videos last night, but when I tried to watch the one with thine codes, and the artwork in Podesta’s home, it said “this video is private.” How does that happen? I wish I’d saved it, somehow, because I intended to share it with many. 😦

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  17. *thine” codes?? Lol

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