One Small Step (In the Right Direction)

Friday, June 30, 2006

The governor of Missouri signed a sweeping piece of legislation designed to protect children. It is a 46 page law, but what is of interest is this tidbit.

At the heart of the new law is a life sentence for anyone who rapes or sodomizes a child less than 12 years old. And unlike so-called “life” sentences in some states, this sentence will really stick: Offenders will not become parole eligible until they spend at least 30 years behind bars.

Good for Missouri, and the many other states that have passed similar laws.

H/T Little Miss Chatterbox

Chatterbox also points out that these laws still need to be passed in Vermont, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Arkansas, Tennessee, Idaho and North Dakota. If you live in any of these states I urge you to contact your Governor about protecting the children in your state.
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