Since the erection of Trump and his AG the use of jail time is going to be the answer to everything negative in out society.
It appears that the answer to all our crime problems is more jail time and longer sentences.
You could go to prison for life for selling drugs…depends on your race the amount of jail time…..of course you could get a hardy sentence if you rob someone using a weapon of sorts….but of all the dumbest jail terms is the one for sexting.
Sexting? Yep, that inappropriate form of communication of sending sexual explicit photos and such through the text on your phone……teens seem to be the big users of this art form…..
The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill to criminalize “sexting” among teenagers. But that’s not all. This ominous bill also punishes their parents by making them face a 15-year mandatory, minimum sentence.
H.R. 1761, the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017, seeks to “criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.”
Any person who, in a circumstance described in subsection (f), knowingly—employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces a minor to engage in any sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct, or transmitting a live visual depiction of such conduct; produces or causes to be produced a visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct where the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and such visual depiction is of such conduct; or transmits or causes to be transmitted a live visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct.
I believe that something needs to be done….but throwing parents into prison for up to 15 years is a bit excessive. But that is always a conservative’s answer to some crime…..more jail time….and we know how well that has worked for the War on Drugs.
Maybe get the parents more involved in their kids lives….instead of throwing them some electronics and ignoring them will help them in the long run.
Let’s say that the parent are thrown into prison does the child become the ward of the state? Who will pay those bills?
As usual the Congress does what it does best….NOTHING that solves a problem only to create new ones.
Somewhere I believe there is something written about “cruel and unusual punishment”….if not there should be. (that is called “sarcasm”)