What’s going on with House Bill 933 Jessica Lunsford Act aka. Jessica’s Law?
Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg has long been apart in fight for Jessica’s Law for North Carolina. Sadly, all of our North Carolina Representatives are still dragging their feet with HB 933 Jessica Lunsford Act aka. Jessica’s Law. Our North Carolina Representative’s keep pointing their fingers at one another and give every excuse in the book. Not one of these Representatives has taken a firm stand in North Carolina General Assembly. We need them to be forceful and direct come to protecting our children, instead of playing selfish monetary games. North Carolina Representatives keep making Jessica’s Law political, when they play let’s make a deal. What they keep forgetting the most important factor in all this, our children. Our legislators need to remember that our children are not a Democratic or Republican, they are just children. On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 the Judiciary II Committee met, led by Representative Dan Blue (D-Wake County) and he sent HB 933 Jessica Lunsford Act to a sub-committee. The reason given was this bill was too long and various committee members had trouble with it. This way the bill can be taken apart or get buried.
The next day was Legislation Day and Mark Lunsford was doing a press conference for stronger laws for sex offenders. Mark Lunsford is the father of Jessica Lunsford that was raped and murdered. In the memory of Mark Lunsford’s daughter Jessica, a law has been introduced to enforce stricter laws pertaining to sex offenders called Jessica’s Law. Not one North Carolina Representative of the Judiciary II Committee made any major stand at the press conference about the prior events to HB 933. North Carolina Representative’s want to be safe and not rock the boat. This way, they can look concern without being concern. This is an outraged that both parties do more for non sense legislation than true legislation.
By the actions of the Judiciary II Committee and other members of North Carolina House; our legislators have become as “P.I. M. P.’s” or “Power, Influence, Money, Politics.
Still, it has been over three years and our lawmakers have not done anything but act busy as this bill languishes in committee. For the sake of our children North Carolina needs to get tough on Sex Offenders and pass Jessica’s Law before it’s too late.
This past year, a grouped formed taking a non-political stand various individuals, groups and organizations formed an action group called, “Jessica’s Law Now North Carolina.” Group formed in response to the apathetic lawmakers, who are dithering about Jessica’s Law rather than making a solid difference toward protecting our children. Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg applied their efforts and agrees with their latest stand wake up our North Carolina lawmakers by issuing warrants for them. Warrants have been issued for Judiciary II Committee, Sub- Committee, and Speaker of the House well as other members of North Carolina House.
Please enact with the request from Jessica’s Law Now North Carolina by help carrying out these warrants.
Note: Please See Warrants & Charges Below.
We appreciate your support for Jessica’s Law Now North Carolina and join in the fight by telling North Carolina Representatives to pass HB 933 Jessica Lunsford Act aka. Jessica’s Law Now!
Sherman Peabody / Take Back Charlotte Mecklenburg
Mark A. Palmer / Jessica’s Law Now North Carolina