|Cal. State Sen. Alex Padilla|
Seigel applauds the bill saying its good in theory but notes California has no jurisdiction over the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Right now it’s a paper tiger,” she said. “They're doing the right thing for the right reasons but it doesn’t have the legs.”
CMD's [California Military Department] don't have dedicated judicial departments to adjudicate sexual assaults so policy dictates the cases get farmed out to local authorities. Padilla's bill would make it a law not just policy.