How a Law Aimed at Sex Offenders Could Feed into the Growing Surveillance State

AlterNet / By Charlotte Silver

A new precedent for chilling 1st Amendment rights.

September 12, 2013

Last November, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act. Like “tough on crime” anti-trafficking legislation around the country, Proposition 35 was presented as bolstering law enforcement’s ability to fight human trafficking by introducing a bundle of new laws that, most prominently, increased penalties for those convicted of trafficking human labor, made prostitution a sex crime, and with less public attention, created a new requirement for registered sex offenders.

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