#ncga: Weaponizing masturbation?

Yes, boys and girls, that was just ONE of the topics that came up Thursday in the House Judiciary I Committee hearing on prison safety legislation.

It wasn’t long ago that Jones Street was trying to protect us from bared boobies.  Now, they’ve set their sights on self-pleasure. 

I’ve heard of chemical agents and radioactive material being weaponized, but not masturbation. So, I tuned in for all the bawdy details. 

Apparently, the original legislation wanted to make masturbation in a state prison facility a Class F felony.  (*Never mind that there are already all kinds of indecent exposure and lewd conduct laws on the books.*)

That concerned some of the honorables in the hearing so much that they started offering up amendments.  (*That masturbation regulation legislation could be expanded to the legislative office complex in Raleigh !!!  And that WON’T do.*)

Rep Graig Meyer (D-Orange) — who you may remember is ashamed of being white — wanted to amend the legislation to allow masturbation in cases where it’s, um, “done” underneath a blanket.

Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan) — who is quite frequently described by his followers on social media as “Christ-like” — decided to unleash his inner seventh grader.  Steinburg can be heard on the linked audio saying:

“Masturbation is now a Class F felony?  God help a lot of the people in this room if that’s the case.”

And let’s not forget THIS other gem from The Pickle Man. (I’m suuuuuure he was just asking for a, um, “friend”):

“Let’s say somebody on the street — a regular guy or gal, whatever the case may be — is caught by a law enforcement officer in an alley self-gratifying himself or herself. What would be the charge?  I would presume it would be indecent exposure or something like that.[…]

[… Inmates] have urges like the rest of us have, or used to. […]

Steinburg later spoke out in favor or Meyer’s amendment to allow masturbation under the cover of a blanket.  Amazingly, the under-the-blanket amendment failed to pass the committee.

You know, I would think gangs, gay rape, and drug smuggling would be much bigger “safety” risks in prisons.  But I’m glad to see some of the “honorables” having fun at work.  


3 comments for “#ncga: Weaponizing masturbation?

  1. patrick
    June 10, 2018 at 12:04 am

    That sounds like a headline that would come from the streets of San Francisco or maybe one of those Log Cabin meetings

  2. Mike Stallings
    June 10, 2018 at 12:57 am

    This guy Steinburg is pathetic. I read a tweet that the Committee Chairman had to dismiss the Pages after his inappropriate comments.

  3. Rich
    June 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Great if you want to keep criminalizing just to keep inmates inmates……

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