So I came upon this item:
Summarization: A vehement denunciation of Proposition K, a bill that SF was asked to vote on in 2008. The measure that was written by the Erotic Service Providers Union that essentially would: Direct "San Francisco Police Department and the District Attorney’s office to refuse to enforce the State of California’s prostitution laws. These sections include the laws used to investigate and prosecute traffickers and those involved in exploiting children. Non-enforcement of these laws would put all of us at risk, and send an invitation out to pimps, traffickers, and johns." In other words, it would have been open season on women and children. The pimps and traffickers would have won the day.
This legislation has an interesting history. It started in 1994, when the "San Francisco Board of Supervisors established a Task Force on Prostitution, which recommended in a 1996 report that the City decriminalize prostitution." Here's the link for for this fact.
It was this report that was responsible for removing massage parlors from being under police control and putting them under the jurisdiction of Public Health. Yeah, that's why there are so many and why the police don't do anything about them. I'm thrilled about that--not.
Re: Proposition K, there was an outcry as proven by the ton of blogs and articles urging the measure to be defeated. The whole notion of "erotic workers" wanting this is ridiculous. If someone really were a victim of human trafficking, does one suppose the pimps, traffickers, and handlers really sat down and asked the women, children, and boys they were raping what they wanted? Yeah, I think not. The thing that really confused me was who was pushing this proposition? I kept reading article after article that there was some kind of "war" going on in the democratic ranks. They kept referring to this "other" democratic party that supported it since the mayor did not. I plowed through the press coverage and was unable to locate what nutcase thought this would be a good idea. So I kept going until I hit pay dirt.
This article begins by saying: "In 2006 the Council of Europe reported worldwide sex trafficking had reached “‘epidemic proportions’ over the past decade,” according to the Associated Press." It goes onto say: "It is widely acknowledged that legalized prostitution exacerbates the problem." I keep reading on and there it is!!!
The Family Research Council reported yesterday:
Believe it or not, one of the few groups to endorse Proposition K (apart from the Erotic Service Providers Union) is the San Francisco Democratic Party – of which Nancy Pelosi is a member…
It's really frightening. This has been going on a long time and is an insidious, festering cancer. With help from the think tanks, they'll weaken and eventually come up with some half-witted excuse that will delude the masses into letting human traffickers have their way with no interference from the law. Now that our eyes our wide open, keep digging and get these vipers out of office. I hope Nancy Pelosi stays on our radar since she definitely reveals herself to be an active, viable member of this cabal.