Thursday, October 1, 2015

Elizabeth Nolan Brown: The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs……And the Results Will be Just as Disastrous, for "Perpetrators" and "Victims" Alike

In Virginia any proposal for a new crime that exceeds the cost of $50,000 requires a Fiscal Impact Statement be included with the legislation. 

The cost for one prisoner for one year in Virginia as of FY2104 was $30,397. 

Before 2014 Human Trafficking Bills were just lumped in with the Sex Offender Bill Impact Statement tallies, 2013 , 2012 and 2011 . 

Per the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission that is responsible for the Virginia General Assembly Fiscal Impact Statements in 2014 a new category of Human Trafficking was created and it was the #7 of ALL requested fiscal impact statements with a total of 11 by Virginia Delegates and Senators.  

In 2015 per VCSC Human Trafficking Fiscal Impact Statements jumped to #2 of ALL requested fiscal impact statement with a total of 37 by Virginia Delegates and Senators. 

The “moral crusade” has not just arrived in Virginia; it’s in full-swing! 
I wonder how many will be submitted by Virginia Legislators for 2016.

The below article is a MUST Read! 

Mary Devoy

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on DrugsNovember 2015 Issue
And the results will be just as disastrous, for "perpetrators" and "victims" alike.
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown