I’m just a plainspoken Colorado criminal defense lawyer, but the way I see it…
Like most lawyers, I get more than my fair share of email messages. Like most lawyers (like most everyone), I ignore as many as I can.
One I get every month, and am sorry to have ignored for so long, is from an organization called Rights4Girls, whose website link you just glanced at eleven words ago.
Rights4Girls is a human rights organization working to end sex trafficking and gender-based violence in the U.S. Those folks have the temerity to believe every girl has the right to be safe, to live her life free of violence, free of exploitation, free of even the remotest possibility she may someday grow up to be one of Donald Trump’s wives.
The organization’s current campaign is to persuade the public and the government uniformly to treat girls involved in the sex trade in the United States as victims rather than perpetrators. Perhaps also customers of that trade might be given their money back to fund personal prison commissary accounts.
I mention this because today is Girls Justice Day, and they mentioned it to me, in an email I didn’t ignore. Thank heaven — for little girls, sure, and for the people who watch out for them.