Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Jessica's Law? Passed?

As I stated in an earlier post, the bill that passed the House and Senate is NOT Jessica’s Law. This bill is a slap in the face to every kid who has been violated by an adult. This bill will do NOTHING to protect kids. An extra two years in jail? Please, you can serve more time for kicking a dog.

You might read in the paper tomorrow that Jessica’s Law passed and Random Politician #1 will say “It was the right thing to do for the kids” and Random Politician Number #2 will say “I hope our mothers and fathers feel safer.” You know the usual political rhetoric.

Why couldn’t just one elected official have the testicular fortitude to submit a stronger bill? Well, at least the females have an excuse.


bud said...

I haven't had a chance to read the bill. I am suspicious because Vallario cannot be trusted. I am anxious to see what the final product is.

Of note, Bill O'Reilly didn't attack the version last night. He usually will call water downed bills what they are.

Jimmy said...

O'Reilly can be clueless.

I think I will go ahead and deconstruct the actual statute on the blog in the coming days. Should be 'educational.'

Greg Kline said...

We mentioned your criticism on our podcast last night. I hope I fairly presented your views (I read from your post). But, hey, you have an open door to come on the show if you disagree.

I also agreed with you, especially with what our State's Attorney said yesterday, that the law will have little actual impact.