Eddie Farnsworth's Flaccid Rationale For Not Closing Child Prostitution Loophole

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Representative Farnsworth: Scumbags selling teenagers for sex owe him a thank-you note...

Courtesy of the conservative Western Free Press, we finally have state Representative Eddie Farnsworth's lame attempt to justify not allowing a bill that would have cracked down on pimps selling teenage prostitutes to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee, which Farnsworth chairs.

See also:
-Eddie Farnsworth Blocked Hearing for Anti-Child-Sex-Trafficking Bill
-Michelle Ugenti's Anti-Colorado City Bill Gets No Love from State Senate

In a press release published on WFP, titled, "Arizona Gives No Quarter to Child Prostitution Offenders," Farnsworth defended his position, with the assistance of some colleagues who are obviously giving him cover by signing onto this nonsense.

Not surprisingly, co-signers include Farnsworth's seat-mate in Legislative District 12, state Senate President Andy Biggs, who, quite likely, was instrumental in blocking a different bill that would have placed the corrupt Colorado City police force under the threat of a takeover, if its gendarmes did not mend their ways.

Despite sailing out of the House Government Committee 9-0, and overwhelmingly passing the state House 52-to-7, Biggs assigned the Colorado City bill to two committees, whose chairs promptly sat on it.

One word from Biggs would have gotten House Bill 2648 a hearing and a possible pathway to the Senate floor.

Now, why, oh why, would Biggs want to block a bill that might have prevented Colorado City law enforcement yokels from playing pen-pal with FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs, marrying underage women, and returning recalcitrant wives to their husbands?

The bill's sponsor, Republican state Representative Michelle Ugenti was recently on KFYI's Mike Broomhead show to talk about the logjam, and she was at a loss to explain why the bill was being blocked.

Maybe Biggs and Farnsworth should pen a little ditty for the WFP, explaining why what's going on up in Colorado City is really no big deal.

But back to the "No Quarter" piece, to which House Speaker Andy Tobin and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery also, according to WFP, affixed their names.

Essentially, the bill they oppose, House Bill 2569, would have increased the sentencing range for those pimping teens, from seven to 21 years up to 13 to 27 years for a first offense.

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LuluandRosy
LuluandRosy

azactivist - I think a lot of Rs would be interested, but with with the opposition of Biggs - no bill can pass. :(

azactivist
azactivist

It would only take a few Rs to work with the Dems to produce a discharge petition and bring the bill straight to the Senate floor for a vote...

Cozz
Cozz

Farnsworth is as useless as tits on a bull.

He doesn't represent anyone but himself.

leonardclark
leonardclark

Sorry mr. Lemons ...meant to say not dissed as easily as the blind man I witnessed him dissing that day.

leonardclark
leonardclark

Thanks for this article mr. Lemons ! Apparently, you're not dissed as easily as a blind man testifying before you.

marcy
marcy

There is a fallacy in thinking that someone considering sex with an underage hooker will be deterred by a 10 yr sentence but not a 7 yr sentence.



MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Farnsworth: you're next on my recall list. You are an absolute disgrace.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Makes you curious as to what or who he is trying to protect by not allowing legistlation to strengthen child prostitution setences to proceed through committee. 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@marcy I agree with your logic. However, I think the intent of the  proposed change in law is not so much to 'prevent' such acts, since the perpetrator rarely considers the consequences of the act at the time of the act. I think the idea is that an increase in prison time would keep the bad guy from victimizing more children during the time spent in prison. That's obviously an intangible, as is the argument about the death penalty being a preventive. However, we do know that once the death penalty has been applied it's not likely the perpetrator will re-offend. 


MotherJones
MotherJones

@marcy By that logic, we should simply not have any criminal punishment for pimping children  Nothing's gonna stop 'em anyway.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@MaskedMagician1967 It does seem like he is a prostitute, himself.  It has to be some influence from the FLDS, or he is just an asshole. 

There are no other possible explanations!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public

He has a nephew who's a registered sex offender and doing 30 years for the same crimes Farnsworth refuses to toughen up.

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