The California ballot includes a proposition that would require all registrants to disclose internet activities and identities within 24 hours of its passage. This requirement is hidden within Proposition 35 which states its focus is upon stopping human trafficking. The proposition would also require anyone convicted as a sex trafficker to register as a sex offender.
Supporters of this proposition include the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association and the Police Officers Research Association. It is not surprising then that fines collected from sex traffickers will be used for law enforcement! The combined investment of these two organizations — reported as about $700,000 — could pay great dividends since individual fines could reach $1.5 million.
California RSOL joins organizations such as the California Association for Criminal Justice. the California Council of Churches, and the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club in opposing Proposition 35. Please vote NO on Proposition 35 to protect the privacy of more than 100,000 citizens!
If this proposition should pass, California RSOL will participate in legal action to stop enforcement of this proposition.
NOTE: Also see commentary and comments here