EDITORIAL: Wow. And you wonder why sex trafficking continues to flourish in America? When we have government officials and law enforcement officers continuing to rent human beings like it’s a normal business transaction, it’s no wonder sex trafficking is an epidemic. This is government supporting pimps, plain and simple!
SIDEBAR: Let’s not even get started on all the pornstars who go to Hawaii quite regularly and whom we know are illegal prostitutes being pimped all over the World AS WELL AS Hawaii. Looking for the busts from Hawaii cops renting the pornstars that flock there every year for ‘rehab’. What happened to the evidence gathered there, BOYZ?? The STD trends and rates in Hawaii are strangely similar to those of the Los Angeles porn industry (as well as anywhere else these pimps and hookers hang).There is nothing redeemable about what’s been going on in the Hawaii law enforcement agencies here. Notta!
Wondering how the Hawaiian citizens feel about their tax dollars going for their police officers to be getting laid while they’re ON the clock?? Bet they’re not wondering anymore about why crimes rates are so high there!!
By SAM EIFLING
— Apr. 17, 2014 11:01 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.
House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor. But they concur that the crime bill should revoke a peculiar exemption that permits police in Hawaii, in the course of their duties, to have sex with prostitutes.
The bill began in the House and was amended as it passed out of that chamber’s Judicial Committee. At the time, Honolulu police told lawmakers that vice officers needed the exemption in law to prevent pimps and prostitutes from knowing the limits of police methods.
Rep. Karl Rhoads, the Democratic chairman of that committee, later explained that he amended the bill to allow the exemption because of the police testimony.
But Rhoads said Thursday that he now wants to return to the bill’s original language regarding the exemption. It would bar police from engaging in sex or sadomasochistic acts with prostitutes.
In the joint conference committee, Democratic Sen. Clayton Hee, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, needled his counterpart in the House as he moved through the agenda to HB 1926. “The next one,” Hee said, “is the Karl Rhoads Memorial Bill.”
The Associated Press wrote about the successful police lobbying against removing the sex exemption after the bill passed the House. When the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the bill, lawmakers revised it again to reflect the backlash against the exemption, with many expressing strong convictions that police should not have the legal ability to bed prostitutes.
Honolulu police, while assuring the public that their internal policies prevent such abuse, dropped their opposition to removing the exemption.
The discrepancy between the House and the Senate drafts of the bill meant members of the two chambers were obliged to reconcile the versions into one document, a common legislative step. Once the House and Senate settle on a final version and vote on it, Gov. Neil Abercrombie must sign the bill to make it law.
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