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Gianna Bianca 04/04/2013 Protecting the Children with Jessica’s Law Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually abused. 44% of these victims are under the age of 18 years old (CDC). These statistics are bold, but even worse – these crimes can be prevented. Crimes against children that involve sexual abuse can be prevented in one giant way: by keeping the predators in prison there they belong. This seems like a no brainer, however some judges and members of senate disagree that these illicit crimes are punishable by lengthy sentences and strict court conditions. Many ‘soft’ judges are barely punishing these criminals by simply sentencing them to probation or using the minimum sentence. Therefore, laws like Jessica’s…show more content…
He is calling out Governors, and urging viewers of his program The Factor to write their state representatives and push Jessica’s Law. On a recent interview on The Factor with Jesse Watters, Colorado Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino strongly opposed Jessica’s Law. He argued saying Colorado has “strict enough” laws concerning child sexual abuse. Just to illustrate how “strong” Colorado’s laws are, here is an example of their pathetic judicial system: a man in Colorado who raped ten children at a daycare center was sentenced to a laughable two years in prison (O’Reilly). Colorado is one of the only states in the Union that does not support Jessica’s Law, or the safety of children. The fact that these Liberal states won’t take a law like this seriously just shows the way our country is heading. It is clear that frivolous issues such as the legalization of marijuana are far more important to Colorado than the safety of children or else they would pass Jessica’s law and stop making excuses about their laws being tough enough. Colorado is now a place where sex offenders and perverts flock, over 10,000 of them in that state alone; and sadly, the number keeps growing (Gidenko). Again this number could be even higher, but due to the fact their law does NOT require them to register, how do law abiding citizens of that great state know? Could that be a coincidence? Or is that just proof that…show more content…
One of the main reasons Colorado refuses to pass the law is due to the cost of jail and lifetime surveillance - money of course outweighing the safety of children - enough said. Also, the reduced prison sentences are worth every cent because every year a violent sex offender or pedophile is in prison is a year protecting children from them. An understandable pitfall of Jessica’s Law is that it makes it nearly impossible to find homes for registered sex offenders due to the clause that states they cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school zone, park or where children gather. I concede that this makes it difficult and could be counterproductive since many become homeless and unable to keep under a close watch. This is a valid concern and can be dealt with state by state, the government spend astronomical amounts of tax payer dollars on nugatory programs. An example of senseless spending in the United States: recently we gave 27 Million tax payer dollars to Morocco for pottery classes (O’Reilly). If we can fit this in the budget, surely we can figure out a way to keep these monsters away from

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