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CA’s history of direct democracy sometimes brings out ‘crackpots’

This week, lawmakers once again loudly proclaimed their outrage at a proposed ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide whether gay people should be shot. The notion is both sickening and unconstitutional, but it’s also part of California’s political

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Prop 35. toughens sex crime penalties 2

Oct. 26, 2012 By Dave Roberts When Dellena Hoyer first started turning tricks, she was 12 years old. She told her story to a joint legislative safety committee informational hearing in August on Proposition 35, which seeks to increase penalties

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Prop. 35 and the war on sex trafficking 0

Sept. 21, 2012 By Joseph Perkins  Chris Kelly deserves a lot of credit. He’s the former Facebook executive who co-authored Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act, which proposes to ramp up punishment of  sex traffickers.  Kelly told the

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