Interesting New Law Passed in Texas

3/07/2007 Estreitta de Kluetz 1 Comments

Twenty-Five Democrats Vote Against Removing Habitual Child Sexual Predators off the Streets for Good

Austin - Today, The Republican Party of Texas released the record vote on House Bill 8 by Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Houston) which would make certain repeat child sexual assaults punishable by death upon second conviction.  House Bill 8 passed out of the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday morning with twenty-five Democrat members of the Texas House voting against it.


"Texans should take note of who these liberal Democrats are, what districts they represent and ask them why they are voting against protecting our children from these violent predators," Hans Klingler, Republican Party of Texas Spokesman stated.


House Bill 8 also known as "Jessica's Law" will provide a 25-year minimum sentence for child sexual predators and the death penalty or life in prison without parole for predators that prey on the children of Texas twice by making it a capital offense upon the second conviction. The bill abolishes the statute of limitations for sexual assault of a child.  Forcing child sexual predators to face justice no matter how long ago the crime was committed.


"The signal sent by the most liberal wing of the Texas Democrat Party was as always weak on crime and even weaker on leadership," Klingler went on to say.


House Bill 8 will now head to the Texas Senate where it will join very tough senate legislation on "Jessica's Law" by Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) for consideration. If passed Texas would join with Louisiana, Montana, Florida, Oklahoma and South Carolina which have passed capitol punishment laws to deal with repeat child sexual predators.




 

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    hey. i've been thinking about you a lot the past two days. (Easier to leave a message here than through "Message Me.") how are you? i wrote my final paper for criminal justice on "Jessica's Law." There are so many different thoughts on how to change child sex offenders....so little seems to work. I agree with doing it twice, but the person behind bars for life...it's just too damaging for children. and these types of offenders seem to commit it again more often than other types of offenders. Ay,

    Posted by Ranny on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:41 PM



    That is beyond me! I totally think that two-time offenders should be kept off the streets for life. I heard in the past couple of days that there were like 400 sex offenders - I'm thinking in the area - that have failed to stay registered with the state. I've done searches before and have discovered people living all around me who were child sex offenders.. this world is crazy. And that they even HAVE rights is crazier. Tim and I both think that two-time offenders for this or other crimes such as drunk drivers who are two-time offenders should be locked away for life OR put to death. The bible says that it would be better for you if you weren't even born than to offend a child like that. To remove the statute of limitations would be a HUGE deal. I mean, seriously, there is such a thing as rehabilitation. I KNOW, it is rare, but it does happen. With God, all things are possible. But, something like this would take God to change. I know that at this point I am just rambling on.. so I'll say good bye for now :)

    Posted by M♥NDY on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 9:21 PM



    Makes me sick. Honestly, I think it's going to take one of their children getting hurt in order to change their minds that pedophiles can be rehabilitated & saved. I don't wish that at all, just afraid that might be the only thing to get their attention. Of course, that probably wouldn't either. :( Too bad, that's the kind of law we need to get passed nationwide.

    Posted by KrisE on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 7:06 PM

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