California Has Gone Into The Twilight Zone

I always knew California liberals were strange but their SB-1322 totally proves either they have NO idea of how to prepare a bill or more likely the depravity of the state liberals including the current governor.

Take for instance the opening statement of this bill which is due to go into law now having been approved by Governor Brown in September 2016.

CHAPTER 654

An act to amend Sections 647 and 653.22 of the Penal Code, relating to minors.
SB 1322, Mitchell. Commercial sex acts: minors.

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.

This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 647 of the Penal Code, proposed by SB 420 (cannabis use for medical needs), SB 1129 (affects removal of minimum prostitution prison time for second offense and more importantly requires the “act” not just hiring for the act of solicitation), and AB 1708 (defines prostitution as disorderly conduct and underage solicitation), that would become operative only if this bill and one or more of those other bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2017, and this bill is chaptered last.

SECTION 1. Section 647 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
647. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) and subdivision (l), every person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor:

(a) Who solicits anyone to engage in or who engages in lewd or dissolute conduct in any public place or in any place open to the public or exposed to public view.

(b) (1) Who solicits or who agrees to engage in or who engages in any act of prostitution. A person agrees to engage in an act of prostitution when, with specific intent to so engage, he or she manifests an acceptance of an offer or solicitation to so engage, regardless of whether the offer or solicitation was made by a person who also possessed the specific intent to engage in prostitution. No agreement to engage in an act of prostitution shall constitute a violation of this subdivision unless some act, in addition to the agreement, is done within this state in furtherance of the commission of an act of prostitution by the person agreeing to engage in that act. As used in this subdivision, “prostitution” includes any lewd act between persons for money or other consideration.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), this subdivision does not apply to a child under 18 years of age who is alleged to have engaged in conduct to receive money or other consideration that would, if committed by an adult, violate this subdivision. A commercially exploited child under this paragraph may be adjudged a dependent child of the court pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and may be taken into temporary custody pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 305 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, if the conditions allowing temporary custody without warrant are met.

Bill Text can be read HERE. This is only the first paragraphs.  I quit reading after that as my stomach turned queasy.

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Tell me please that California is not THIS depraved or that I have misinterpreted the words.

First, I am totally horrified that the prostitution of a child should be labeled here as a “misdemeanor” and that the agreement for solicitation of the act would hold no weight in the state courts beyond misdemeanor.

Ward of the court IF conditions are met? What conditions?  A child is stolen and the parents a few years later are told the child was found in a prostitution act? Or a runaway from a bad home life is forced into this life to survive on the streets? What if the known “pimp” is under 18? What if parents provide children as private party “toys” in exchange for rewards?

Further I can not accept that the solicitation or use of a child by a sex trafficking ring or street corner prostitution act in the purchase and delivery of requested act is a misdemeanor subject to less than a year in jail and fine?

What the heck, did I read this incorrectly or did these people simply write this incorrectly?

First child prostitution is a FEDERAL crime covered under the following laws according to DoJ that carries a penalty of ten or more years in prison:

18 U.S.C § 1591- Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
18 U.S.C. § 2421- Transportation generally
18 U.S.C. § 2422- Coercion and enticement
18 U.S.C. § 2423- Transportation of minors
18 U.S.C. § 2425- Use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor

The prostitution of children is prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1591. This statute makes it a federal offense to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain a minor (defined as someone under 18 years of age) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the victim is a minor and would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act. “Commercial sex act” is defined very broadly to include “any sex act, on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” In other words, it is illegal both to offer and to obtain a child, and cause that child to engage in any kind of sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, whether it be money, goods, personal benefit, in-kind favors, or some other kind of benefit. Section 1591 also makes it a crime for individuals to participate in a business venture that obtains minors and causes them to engage in commercial sex acts.

Section 1591 is called “Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.” Most people think of “trafficking” as involving movement across state or international borders. However, Section 1591 does not require proof that either the defendant or victim crossed state or international lines.

When the victim is a minor, Section 1591 does not require proof that the defendant used force, threats of force, fraud, or coercion, or any combination of those means, to cause the minor to engage in a commercial sex act.

Second, how the heck are enforcement to clean up the streets if they have to actually be involved IN a sex act of some kind to arrest the prostitutes or their customers? Some officers might like that idea, maybe, but I seriously doubt families or their life partners will accept the health risks and immoral behavior.

Third, why treat adult prostitution as a frigging misdemeanor? In many cases, these women or men are not there because they honestly love the idea of being used and abused. Granted maybe a few but certainly not most. Or for that matter, their handlers and customers. They deserve the opportunity to be saved if they want, but not if they continue to perform even after efforts to help have been rebuffed. It shouldn’t be a misdemeanor at that point.

What about behind closed doors at ratty motels or high class private parties?  Are those to be ignored?

Finally, why would THIS go into force only if medical cannabis passes?

Unf*!*g believable and depraved left arse thinking or misinterpretation?

I think the hardworking, patriotic conservatives and religious organizations need to take back their state from these trash who are mentally deranged and morally bankrupt right now starting with the governor if I did read this correctly. If it was misinterpreted then show me proof of the truth. I would far rather be proved wrong, believe me.

–Uriel–

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13 Responses to California Has Gone Into The Twilight Zone

  1. myfoxmystere says:

    You read it correctly. Moonbeam is a sick and beyond vile bald ape!

    • Uriel says:

      Dayum MyFox WHY are conservatives there letting jerry brown get away with this crap? Why hasn’t he been impeached?

  2. SafeSpace says:

    Some writer somewhere recently suggested a way to “solve” the California problem and at the same time turn the state’s votes red. President Trump should issue an executive order (don’t worry, Barry can show him how this one time) to allow several million Christian refugees from violent Muslim nations to come to the USA and settle here, with the restriction that they must settle in California, and must stay there a minimum of ten years. (This offer might be extended to natural-born German and Swedish citizens — the ones sick and tired of Muslims frigging up their countries — as well.) Presto: California becomes a Republican state, with a new majority population that wants to assimilate, and enjoys working for a living.

  3. Will says:

    You have to understand the liberal mindset. See, it’s not the child’s fault she is being used as an underage prostitute, so why would we want that on the child’s criminal record? The liberals in CA want her to grow up to escape the binds of the mean old pimps and go on to a glorious future as a snowflake liberal dem commie CA resident who will always vote for more liberal policies.

    They have the same attitude toward the Muzzies – it’s not their fault they become suicide bombers, and if only we talked to them they would give up their pursuit of sharia law and become good little citizens.

    • Uriel says:

      There is a weird skewed truth in that Will. The San Andreas may help but even that I doubt would change their drugged minds.

  4. Elaine Morris says:

    I lived in California close to Camp Pendleton for a year. I was married to a Marine.
    I NEVER DID fit in. Their basic viewpoint was so foreign to me.

    • Uriel says:

      Elaine – I am sure you had a tough time any conservative would living there. I have a few friends there now as well. They all have problems trying to “fit in” but for one reason or another have stayed. Still it makes no sense. Yet we allow these people the right to influence our entire country with trash films and programs filled with sex, violence, chaos, and hate. Go figure.

  5. Hardnox says:

    It hard to wrap one’s head around the stupid shit the left always does. Eventually things get so bad that the people rise up and adults take over. Unfortunately, California hasn’t hit bottom yet but they have their foot on the gas peddle. The sad part is that there are many good and decent people in California outside of the urban areas that are suffering.

  6. SafeSpace says:

    Hardnox: “Good and decent people outside of the urban areas”. That’s exactly what my old friend in the Adirondacks of New York state says, about the evil and negative effect New York City-style thinking and policies have on citizens in the rest of the state.

  7. Uriel says:

    @SafeSpace and Hardnox “good, descent people” is right. For too long those who live outside the large urban and inner city areas have been quietly going about living finding it harder and harder to survive. They finally spoke up in this year’s election cycle – hopefully for many years to come. From inner city to the most isolated areas they came tired of the status quo and politically correct garbage being force fed. Groups like Wikileaks and investigative videos against Planned Parenthood finally put voice to their thoughts proving truths against big government and takeover by One World antagonists. It is no accident that Trump was elected. He gave voice to fact and anger. Liberals and outside groups who are threatening our way of life need to be aware–we are fed up with pandering, soft soaping, loss of livelihood, and ways of socialism. They have not worked – proof is in the statistical data and in the losses of hope, lives, personal dreams, and goals. NOW we have to push for better from farms to inner city life. We have to find ourselves again along with our voices and our hope. NO MORE should Obama’s, Clinton’s, big banks, drug lords, big government, Jerry Browns, or Rahm Emanuels be allowed to dictate immoral or illegal behavior.

  8. The smog has affected their brains and common sense has been smoked dry. The Bill is an acknowledgment of prevailing anarchy and abandonment of the children victims in that state..

    Their can be no crime if there are no victims, duh?

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

    • Uriel says:

      Welcome to Hardnox scatterwisdom. Your comment is succinct and yet says a lot.

      Those that believe there is no crime if there is no victim,is exactly why humans are in the state they are in now. Justification of wrongdoing is enslavement and abdication of the values and goodness in humans. The depth of depravity this law allows is sick. No society can survive for long when that happens.

      These people have no hope and faith. They have produced so many garbage movies that they have begun to believe that level of depravity and chaos is reality.

      Actions have consequences whether we accept responsibility or not.

      This isn’t a blog about faith and judgement but there are passages and warnings within many religions that explain the consequences for following and being enslaved by Mammon. Unfortunately those in California who have allowed this to continue will reap the rewards just like those justifying their actions.

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