California Democrats Introduce ‘Immunity from Arrest’ Law–for CRIMINALS

Democrats have figured a way to make crime pay.  Commit a crime, turn yourself in and then SB 233 will stop the cops from arresting you.  No, this is a REAL bill.

“California Democrats have introduced legislation to shield a person from the consequences of crimes they commit in California, even violent ones, as long as the person reports the crimes to authorities. The language of the proposed statute appears to immunize a person from ANY crime so long as they are reporting a violation of a sex crime law. And it appears the Legislative Counsel went along with this, based on the bill language.

California Senate Bill 233, authored by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and coauthored by State Assembly members Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), says: “A person who is reporting a crime of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime shall not be arrested for a crime …”

Report your cri9me and save yourself the cost of an attorney, a jail sentence and prison time—Sacramento Democrats want you back on the streets as quickly as possible.”

This is a serious bill by the Democrats—this is what happens when you have a super/super majority of Democrats in the legislature and a Governor too rich to care about the safety of the people of California.  After all, he takes after Aunt Nancy (Pelosi).

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California Democrats Introduce ‘Immunity from Arrest’ Law

Creating an environment in which human trafficking can thrive

By Katy Grimes, California Globe,  2/12/19

California Democrats have introduced legislation to shield a person from the consequences of crimes they commit in California, even violent ones, as long as the person reports the crimes to authorities. The language of the proposed statute appears to immunize a person from ANY crime so long as they are reporting a violation of a sex crime law. And it appears the Legislative Counsel went along with this, based on the bill language.

California Senate Bill 233, authored by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and coauthored by State Assembly members Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), says: “A person who is reporting a crime of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime shall not be arrested for a crime …”

Sen. Wiener and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that this legislation is all about protecting victimized sex workers. However, the truth in what is being said and reported about this bill is one thing and what the actual text of the legislation states is an entirely different matter. The actual language of SB 233 would enact something completely different:

“California Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, will introduce legislation Monday that would prevent law enforcement from arresting and charging sex workers who come forward as victims or witnesses to serious crimes. The proposed law, SB233, would also prevent officers from using condoms as probable cause to arrest a sex worker in any situation.

“‘Right now, we know there are sex workers who are victimized or witness crimes and are scared to come forward because they think they are going to be arrested,’ Wiener said. ‘We want to create every incentive for sex workers to feel safe in reporting crimes.’”

However, here is the actual language, in the full text of Senate Bill 233:

“An act to add Section 647.3 to the Penal Code, relating to crime.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

“SB 233, as introduced, Wiener. Immunity from arrest. (emphasis mine)

“Existing law criminalizes various aspects of sex work, including soliciting anyone to engage in, or engaging in, lewd or dissolute conduct in a public place, loitering in a public place with the intent to commit prostitution, or maintaining a public nuisance. Existing law, the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act (CUCSA), also criminalizes various offenses relating to the possession, transportation, and sale of specified controlled substances.

“This bill would prohibit the arrest of a person for a misdemeanor violation of the CUCSA or other specified sex work crimes, if that person is reporting a crime of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime. The bill would also state that possession of condoms in any amount, in and of itself, is not probable cause for arrest for specified sex work crimes.

Digest Key – Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 647.3 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

647.3. (a) A person who is reporting a crime of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime shall not be arrested for a crime, including a misdemeanor violation of the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act (Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code) or a violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 647 or of Section 372 or 653.22.

“(b) Possession of condoms in any amount shall not, in and of itself, be probable cause for arrest for a crime, including a violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 647 or of Section 372 or 653.22.”

“As is typical, the legal drafting skills in the legislature are so poor that the end product rarely resembles what they claim they are trying to accomplish, leaving the courts to clean up the mess they made,” said Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Assistant District Attorneys. “A mess that could easily have been avoided by consulting with attorneys who actually work in the criminal justice system.”

The question is ‘is this what they really wanted?’ Was this  drafting error, or is this another attempt to undermine the criminal justice system as is the case with Assembly Bill 109, and Propositions 47 and 57 – all claimed wholesome criminal justice reforms and intent, but the results were completely different.

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Executive Order withdrawing California National Guard troops from the border with Mexico, at his press conference Monday, a member of the press asked the Governor if this order ignores documented human sex trafficking at border. Newsom pivoted from the question, referred to an article in the New Yorker, and moved on.

The intent of the bill may be to allow for sex crime whistleblowers however, the bill language is entirely different. And as one commenter on the Chronicle article addressed, “There’s a fine line between protecting victimized sex workers and creating an environment in which human trafficking can thrive.”

 

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Comments

  1. California – The land of the lawless… the land of the brain dead morons running the government… When I thought they couldn’t get more insane, they do…
    OUTRAGEOUS INSANITY

  2. Pattern_Blind says

    Just legalize prostitution. I mean if someone films it, it is already legal in California. So if laws don’t apply to politicians, illegal aliens and prostitutes why do laws apply to me? That is the real question.

  3. I wonder if this is a demo-rat response to all the sex harrassment ordeals they have been faced with. Just before another demo-rat tips you off for your selfish acts of sexual assault in the office you dial 911 and get a squad car there for you to come clean!
    That wya there are no policial censures, it can’t be a crime if it’s not in the news etc. wow! Ingenious. Let’s see them pass it and then use it Even the dumbest citizen will figure out the cover they have made for themselves. Is there an exclusion to this law if you are pro-life, pro-man & woman marriage and love the Constitution and Trump? check the tiny print. Pass it first and we’ll know what’s in it.

  4. I have no words bad enough to describe this thinking and behavior of our representatives.

  5. It is time to stand up for our state our community protect our children

  6. Impeach them all who sponsored the bill and then impeach them all who vote to approve the bill. This bill itself is criminal. Just another way for the mindless, heartless, ignorant libs to ruin life as we know it. Lets all move to Vegas, they’re normal compared to California!

  7. And they wonder why there is so much disrespect for the law?
    Well, we’re just following the lead of our “betters”.
    More and more it seems that the only way criminals can be punished is if it occurs before they enter the Criminal Injustice System.

  8. These idiots are completely insane. Are they trying to eliminate the police departments?

    This is the most ridiculous issue ever. Crime will definitely escalate.

  9. Once you realize that this is all about Agenda 21, the NWO, and overwhelming the system to establish world government to be run by the elites that profit from and use drugs, kids and people, it makes sense. Look at what they are doing to CA through that prism.

  10. ScienceABC123 says

    Synopsis: Commit a crime, go brag about it to the police, thumb your nose at justice, and your victims be damned.

    This is nuts, so of course it fits with California “logic.”

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