Thursday, March 8, 2007

Local Democrats say no to Jessica's Law

Representatives Howard, Dukes, and Naishtat vote against Jessica's Law, a bill that gets tough on child sexual predators. The bill passed overwhelmingly, but 25 Representatives, all Democrats, voted against it.

In 2005, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her Florida home, sexually assaulted, and murdered by a convicted sex offender. States across the nation have been enacting stricter penalties for sex crimes against children. House Bill 8 authored by Debbie Riddle (R-Houston) and supported in a bipartisan manner would enact very strict penalties when dealing with persons who are convicted of sexually violent offenses against children. (Source: NFRW.)

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