Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
California residents will soon have the unique opportunity to vote for a very important legislative initiative on Nov. 6 designed to curtail sexual predators and shine a bright light on the shadowy world of criminal traffickers. The goal of this “Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act” (known as Proposition 35) is to dole out tougher penalties for convicted offenders involved in sexual crimes.
The new law would impose larger criminal fines collected from human traffickers to help pay for a variety of services benefiting their victims. Convicted criminals risk facing longer prison terms under Proposition 35. Being forced to register as sex offenders, these [individuals] will be required to disclose online activities via Internet accounts and alternative identities established to authorities. Increased law enforcement training would be mandatory, too, in this essential fight against sexual trafficking.
All eligible California constituents should therefore be eager in casting a “yes” vote on the ballot this November to pass CASE Act 2012, a terrific law aimed at protecting the exploited youth of our society. – David Kaliner, Las Vegas, Nev.