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Prop. 35 Would Throw The Book At Human Traffickers

Regarding “Prop. 35 Would Throw The Book At Human Traffickers” (KPBS, Oct. 22):
It’s impossible for me to understand why anyone wouldn’t want to get sex offenders off our streets. San Diego has one of the largest sex-trafficking populations in the country and its astonishing to me that nothing has been done to stop this until prop 35 was proposed in legislation. Prop 35 will educate law enforcement in the ability to identify common signs of pimps who use children and women to make money through sex trafficking. With the increased knowledge in our police force we can help save the lives of our children and women who are victims of sex-trafficking. Harsher punishments and increased prison terms for sex-traffickers who victimize children will help provide a feeling of security not only for the victims, but for the community. Knowing that pimps are being held responsible for their crimes by enforcing appropriate consequence will help me sleep safer at night.
We need to stop punishing the victims who were scared and forced into prostitution and punish the pimps who force women and children to sell themselves so the pimp can make a paycheck. Ending sex-trafficking starts by getting to the source of the problem, which is the pimps. If we stop the pimps; we stop sex-trafficking. I’m happy to know that we have finally recognized the flaw in our previous court system and are working to change that by sentencing the pimps to longer prison terms, larger fines, and requiring them to register as a sex-offenders. Do your part and vote NO on prop 35 to save our children from sexual exploitation!

October 29, 2012 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )