Democrats in the California Legislature passed a bill that would ban police officers from arresting people on a charge of loitering for prostitution, claiming the bill will stop disproportional arrests of “transgender, Black, and Latino women,” according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D).
The Associated Press reports:
Critics see it as a further erosion of criminal penalties that tie the hands of police on quality-of-life issues like shoplifting and car burglaries. Greg Burt, a spokesman for the California Family Council, and other opponents fear it’s part of an eventual effort to decriminalize prostitution.
“This bill seems to be perfect if you want sex trafficking to even increase in California,” he said. “This bill is really going to affect poor neighborhoods — it’s not going to affect neighborhoods where these legislators live.”
The bill would not decriminalize soliciting or engaging in sex work. It would allow those who were previously convicted or are currently serving loitering sentences to ask a court to dismiss and seal the record of the conviction.
The measure has passed both legislative chambers, but Wiener took the unusual step of stopping the bill from going to Newsom after the Assembly approved the measure in September with no votes to spare. More than two dozen of his fellow Democrats in the Assembly and Senate either voted no or declined to vote.
Isn’t everyone getting tired of these WOKE politicians?
Really does this surprise anyone.Get rid of the police so that the government can get complete control.Government loves Chaos ,illegals and immorality
No guns to protect us! Should enforce all the Gun Laws on our books now!
No more killings
A friend suggested putting a man with an AR in front of every door. See who would try to get at our children not a soul
That why the state is named Californication !