Colorado Democrats Block Legislation Punishing Child Sex Traffickers - Suggest Criminals Are Also Victims

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Zero Hedge
Article date: 
2 March 2024
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Colorado News
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While conservative states like Florida have passed legislation to institute the death penalty for criminals guilty of child sexual abuse and child trafficking, it's becoming more and more difficult in blue states to punish pedophiles at all. No other issue so fully reflects the growing rift between the political left and everyone else in America today. If we can't even agree that child sex abusers should face severe punishment, then how can we possibly agree on anything else?

Colorado Democrats have recently struck down House Bill 1092, a bill that would have instituted minimum sentencing for offenders convicted of selling or buying children for the purposes of exploitation. The bill was heard in the House State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, which is also known as the "kill committee." On Thursday, the panel lived up to its nickname, killing the bill on an 8-3 party-line vote. The eight Democrats who voted to stop HB 1092 were State Reps. Andrew Boesenecker, Kyle Brown, Elisabeth Epps, Jennifer Lea Parenti, Naquetta Ricks, Manny Rutinel, Jenny Wilford, and Steven Woodrow...

You might be wondering at this point whose side the Democrats are on?... They assert that pedophilia is a form of sexual orientation, and once something is labeled an orientation it suddenly becomes a protected group status...