"This bill is going to be loved by human traffickers here in California,” warns Greg Burt of California Family Council, “because their business won’t be harassed by law enforcement.”
The bill, which is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom, bans law enforcement from making arrests on a charge of loitering for prostitution, The Associated Press reported.
The legislation passed both legislative chambers but faced opposition from numerous Democrats in both the California Assembly and California Senate, and it is opposed by law enforcement agencies. A prostitution arrest typically helps people who are being victimized by sex traffickers.
The bill’s sponsor is Sen. Scott Weiner, who is openly homosexual and is notorious for pushing radical far-left legislation. The state lawmaker says the bill shields homosexuals, women, blacks, and Hispanics from harmful discrimination, and he wants Newsom to sign the legislation during “Pride Month,” which is June, the AP story said.
Meanwhile, California’s governor is seemingly concerned about violent crimes in so-called “red” states. In what appeared to be a left-wing attempt at trolling, Newsom joined Donald Trump’s “Truth Social” last week where he said there is a “red state murder problem” in the U.S. Eight out of 10 states with the highest murder rates, he said, are Republican-led states.
“What are the laws and policies in those states,” asked the California governor, “that are leading to such carnage?”
At the top of that list is Mississippi, one of the reddest of red states, but law enforcement advocate Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue tells AFN that’s California’s governor is hiding a key fact.
“The vast majority of the homicides that are taking place are taking place in the major cities,” Sutton points out. “And who's running the major cities?”
The answer is Democrats are running those cities, which are crime-ridden and broke, and they have been dominated by Democrat politicians for generations.
In rural Mississippi, the state’s murder capital is the state capital, Jackson. The city of 431,000 rivals Chicago’s homicide rate and outpaces Detroit when broken down by population, news website Mississippi Today reported at the beginning of 2022.
Jackson’s population is also 82% black, and the city is led by a Democratic mayor, Chokwe A. Lumumba, and a majority-Democrat city council.
Mayor Lumumba recognized the city’s murder rate in a June 3 proclamation for “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” that partly blamed Mississippi’s lax gun laws for access to illegally obtained firearms.
Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi, hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1899.
In crime-ridden New Orleans, the last Republican mayor held office in 1872 in the historic city famous for its political corruption. In a city where the murder rate is catching up to Jackson, the public can now marvel at a 24-foot-tall Afro hair pick statue, with a clenched black fist, in Lafayette Square.
“If there were Republican mayors in power,” Sutton insists, “there would absolutely be a massive reflection in a downward crime trend.”
Back in California, the AP story notes Sen. Weiner’s bill was supported by Chesa Boudin, the now-ousted San Francisco district attorney. Boudin was ousted from office June 7 in a recall election, in one of the most liberal cites in the country, by voters who were angered violent criminals were being arrested but then released to the streets again.
According to Burt, California's streets will only grow more dangerous if police are not allowed to crack down on prostitution.
“More people have come to realize that not enforcing laws like this don't actually help poor communities," Burt says. "It makes things worse."