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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:48 AM

Does Prop 35 do anything about slave labor?

I looked over the text of the ballot measure and what I see only pertains to sex trafficking. Am I missing where it discusses people forced to work in fields and houses under terrible conditions?

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Reply Does Prop 35 do anything about slave labor? (Original post)
RandySF Oct 2012 OP
bemildred Oct 2012 #1
antiquie Oct 2012 #2
Iwillnevergiveup Oct 2012 #3
KamaAina Oct 2012 #4

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:13 AM

1. We don't really need a new law, what is needed is to enforce the ones we have.

And there are plenty that could be applied to "terrible conditions", but prosecutors prefer to go after the big-name crimes like drugs and (selected) property crimes and sex, they build political careers rather than get down and dirty with our corrupt business practices and the sense of self-entitlement that fills many of our well-off citizens, who let's face it, are often lazy and arrogant swine.

Edit: and the chance that another law will change that is zero. This law itself is not that bad, except the self-incrimination requirements, which will and do violate the 5th amendment rights of the perps, but it also does not address the problem in any new way, or offer any chance of real improvement.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:15 AM

2. You are spot on.

The law enforcement industry has all the tools they need to keep the peace. It is the selective use of their tools and enforcement that makes some of the populace believe we need additional restrictions. Protect and defend needs to once again refer to we the people.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. Some have argued

that Prop 35 is intrusive and could put innocent people at risk, but the consensus of the human rights groups working in this arena is that tougher penalties are warranted for people who engage in human trafficing.

Progressive Christians Uniting and CA Labor Federation recommend a YES vote.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:27 PM

4. I don't know. What it does do, though, is strip away Internet privacy.

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