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To criminalize relationships between teachers and student inappropriate.
Relationships that is.
The 41 year old -- -- on your screen is former teacher James hooker he allegedly began sending thousands of text messages.
Did Jordan -- she's off filling your screen when she was -- seventeen years old.
When she turned eighteen.
He left his wife and his three kids to move in with her and he -- their relationship did not -- physical until she turns eighteen.
Making it a legal relationship now California's working to make that kind of relationship.
A felony regard within the age.
But can you do that can you actually out -- a relationship between consenting quote adult.
Julie Jackson is a criminal defense attorney Jason Freeman is a former prosecutor welcomed Tebow -- -- a little background here right the -- And anyone can imagine it outraged about -- and her daughter she says I have no legal recourse if I believe this teacher.
-- -- my daughter after that.
And there's nothing I can do that first thought -- you -- is there no legal recourse at this point in time.
While the answer is yes and now Wright has backed the legal answer here's the point Tenet the point is is that if that daughter is a consenting adult there's a time that this this countries recognize that lesson.
I'm an adult that adult in California would be eighteen and when you're eighteen you can consent to whatever relationship you would like now the larger issue was whether they were indeed being set -- whether the teacher was setting up this girl so that an otherwise exploiting Harrison that he can you know at some later stage in her life which was when she was eighteen engage in this relationship but -- At present we have to understand that we can't legislate morality very difficult to do we can't legislate values very difficult until we try to legislate morality vacuum prohibition we -- the 21 amendment that said you know -- Drake is you won 1933.
Then there was this discussion about interracial marriages the United States Supreme Court spoke to that if -- loving vs Virginia said.
Marry whoever you want it to the direct question -- in terms of app obviously the mother's outrage what you can kill the daughters -- consenting adults she decided at eighteen -- wanted to be with this 41 year old he left his family and therefore.
It's completely proper it's consensual we may not like it we made -- think that this is a value that is a born to a loss but you know what legally it is legal case -- your.
-- -- -- is well the bill was rolled and rolled out.
On Monday here's what it -- if there's any communication between the teacher and the student at inappropriate.
I hit it with street the -- the teacher at pensions retirement everything.
The teacher becomes a -- -- being -- in a relationship like that even with an eighteen year old.
Do you agree with Joseph leave that this really doesn't have to master and that's a little bit of a slippery -- Exactly the slippery slope but I do disagree and that I believe it's an affair purview of the legislators -- regulate such I'm promulgate such flaws in its point three states.
Have this law on the books in the whole purpose here is to regulate the conduct.
Of teenagers and our young people states have that all the time with the age that somebody can go to work.
The age that somebody can get married.
And the whole basis and purpose of these laws is that prevent the exploitation.
Of children young adult.
Teenagers and here you had a very unique relationship in the student teacher.
And you want to make sure that the teachers -- not exploiting those of that relationship with their student.
For their own gain yeah.
And -- laboring to your point is well whether or not you looked to the lot to do that -- you look to values to make sure that that actually isn't happening -- -- filter and value than people whether they're professionals and it and where they do not cross the -- get the question becomes or something like this law it is whether or not it would apply to other industries in -- diet.
-- -- that and that's the -- slippery slope and I mean you know there are a lot of fiduciary relationships we call them because you have employers vs employee's right one is in a position of power and authority over the other you have coaches you have players and sell the reality is at the end of the day you don't want an.
Anyone exploited to be sure and if there -- -- here that are involved and certainly the law needs to get involved and Jason spoke to that -- -- and with that I would agree if they're mine is certainly there needs to be reasonable regulations that Iraq you know that can protect you but when it comes one adult.
Making a decision in terms of who you wanna be with and what you wanna do what your life I think the government has to part ways and allow people to make responsible decisions to live their life JPEG I think is you know I wanna be the 41 hero -- so be it.
And maybe that's what they afflicted dad got in the context of the of the teachers who have what are really wanna preserve the sanctity of that release and -- -- tape and a quick final thought you know I have that my mother and teacher for a long time she never text messages.
Annie and her student.
FaceBook but that the new generation -- seven the younger teachers are doing that if you could advise.
The teaching profession.
-- -- advising and any and all communication like that even if it's seen as you being standoffish as a teacher and not connecting with your skin and.
You know I think in this day and age I think that's -- -- advice to give it -- and then you have to be aware of the way that your communications with students will be perceived and more importantly how they can be perceived or spine.
By outside third party.
And you know they really really really want to engage in its relationship.
The student and you're the teacher can transfer schools there eighteen years old and they're consenting adults and that's okay when -- in the same school.
The student teacher relationship and the sanctity of that needs to be preserved I think this is -- legislation to -- -- There's been an all and other things they say they feel -- the girls no longer in school -- has yet to -- graduate and that.
The gentlemen is no longer teaching and that town I'd --
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