California Legislature to Cease Protecting Sexual Harassment

There is bipartisan support in the California legislature to stop protecting predators and hold lawmakers accountable.

Apparently, the California legislature has been policing itself in regard to sexual harassment complaints. This means it has basically been protecting itself—or even protecting predators at the expense of the victims.

Amazingly, there is bipartisan determination to change the toxic system. Five women gave their testimonies and were heard.

Breitbart reports, “Victims Testify About Sexual Harassment in California State Capitol.

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“Does anyone here believe that the current policy is working?” Republican Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield) asked, according to the Associated Press. Democratic Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), the committee chair, reportedly said the Assembly should no longer be allowed to police itself when it comes to harassment.

The hearings took place the day after State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) announced that he will resign immediately in response to sexual harassment allegations made against him by six women. Breitbart News reported that soon after his announcement Democrat activist “Bonnie Corwin, who was one of the foremost voices in pushing for Bocanegra’s resignation, announced her intention to run for his seat.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that on Tuesday, several women told the State Assembly committee that the capitol’s sexual harassment policy protects the guilty, and allows records of investigations to be discarded long before the accused lawmakers leave office, which essentially protects and shields guilty “rapists.”

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Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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