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Juvenile rape legislation — ‘Audrie’s Law’ — stirs Capitol debate

SACRAMENTO — When San Jose lawmaker Jim Beall set out earlier this year to strengthen penalties for youths who sexually assault unconscious victims, he expected to win broad support easily.

Instead, he ignited a familiar Capitol debate among lawyers, victims and juvenile advocates about whether the justice system’s goal should be punishing or rehabilitating offenders. That debate will be renewed on Tuesday when an Assembly committee will again consider Beall’s bill. Full Article

Related: Audrie’s Law goes too far, some legislators insist

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If this passes into law it’s going to be perverted into another nightmarish monster just like all the other laws that have to with sex and what some consider sexual, like going pee behind a bar, or a female flashing her breast’s at a concert, etc. I agree the KID’S got off light and I for sure agree mandatory minimum sentences have no place in the juvenile justice system; hell!; they are a really bad thing in the adult so called justice system. This “tough on crime” mentality needs to be kicked to the curb. I think consideration needs to… Read more »

Boy, things certainly have changed over the years…At sixteen, I was in love. My parents left my brother and I alone some weekends to develop some local property. I knew the house rules. No one allowed in the house while they were away. One day a friend of my boyfriends came to the door. He said he had something important to tell me. I let him in. He told me that the love of my life was seeing someone else. I was devastated. I had never had anything to drink in my life stronger than a sip of beer. My… Read more »

What has become of accountability for one’s actions? When I was a teenager, there is no way I would have been allowed to get drunk with no repercussions. I can remember my father waking me up very early on several occasions for that same reason. Never once was I allowed to “blame” my actions on someone else or allow anyone else to assume responsibility for them. When I was raising my children, I made them accountable for their behavior. Now they are making my grandchildren accountable for theirs. The point I am trying to make is society morals are determined… Read more »

Here’s an update. They took out the mandatory 2 year minimum in favor of rehabilitation and treatment.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Audrie-s-Law-is-amended-to-remove-2-year-minimum-5575969.php

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