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Saying sex offenders are being forced to choose between prison and homelessness a Los Angeles judge issued an opinion this week blocking enforcement of provisions a state law restricting how close those offenders can live from parks or schools.
Proposition 83, which is better known as Jessica's Law and was overwhelmingly passed by state voters in 2006, imposes strict residency requirements on sex offenders, including requirements forbidding them from residing within 2,000 feet of any public or private school or park where children regularly gather.
Civil rights attorneys have argued that provisions of the law make it impossible for some registered sex offenders to live in densely populated cities.
Nearly all of San Francisco, for example, is off-limits to sex offenders because of the number of parks and schools close to housing. Los Angeles officials also said that there are few places in the city where sex offenders can find housing that meets Jessica's Law requirements.
Originally posted by dbloch7986
I also think sex offender laws are far to strict and that we are on our way to burning at the stake anyone who bathes their child or changes his diaper. Or even takes a picture of their kid in the bath.
I read a story about a guy who was drunk, peeing in public and a kid happened to see him. Now he is a registered sex offender. Is that fair to you? I don't think so.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
Perhaps someone needs to start a "sex offender" town. There would be no children, no schools, no playgrounds. Then we wouldn't have to sit around worrying about when sex offenders can find a place to live
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by dbloch7986
Well don't that just break my heart!! I know one that has a place to live, right next door to where I live. He disappeared for a couple of weeks and the cops kept coming around. A neighbor told me it was because he didn't report his new address to his parole officer. The arsehole is back, and wow does he ever lay low. Child molester at that - we didn't know this when we bought our house a year and a half ago.
Originally posted by GoalPoster
they have . . . it's called PRISON and those miscreants should be stuck in those holes for life, married to some other lifer named Brutus.
Originally posted by strangleholder1
After giving this some thought and not wishing to appear rash, I think we should kill them all. Perhaps using some sort of Running Man style game show.