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Too Many Restrictions on Sex Offenders, or Too Few?

NY Times – Room for Debate: Lawmakers have to ask what restrictions make people safer, and which just create new problems like camps of homeless sex offenders. Full Article (5 Articles)

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  1. Still sleeping in a van AFTER PAROLE!

    Wow…this sounds like Orange County…except they don’t want us talking to each other here.

  2. A Friend

    Excellent ..excellent article in there too assistant Professor
    Jennings “Laws from baseless Assumptions “…at least the
    NYTimes is putting the issue out there…Excellent.

  3. A Friend

    In their comment section a reader points out what I’ve said
    in a different article here before and that is the next so called
    “sex” crime will be from some person NOT on a registry list…
    in NewYork the percentage is over 96 that a sex crime today
    or tomorrow was NOT from someone on registry list…my
    understanding here in California its >99 % the next sex crime
    won’t be from someone on registry …they are wasting time and
    money.

  4. Tired of hiding

    Here’s a great idea.

    Put everyone on the RSO list and then those who have NOT committed a crime in 10 years time drop off the list. Most of us would be off the list.

  5. USA

    I agree with everyones comments. I really dont understand this. Cities are putting restrictions on where sex offenders can live and visit! So, how do they expect these individuals to get jobs, move forward with their lives and be decent law abiding citizens? Seriously. I often wonder if cities try to instill these fears to hire more police? Again, I still get hassled once a year from police and while all of my charges have been dismissed and I received informal probation, they act like Im Americas Most Wanted? Surreal. They drive around and show up in this American Made SUV with tinted windows or Nissan Altimas? I mean, get real. We presently have homeless and jobless sex offenders. Now, if you were jobless, homeless and destitute and being harassed by police, what would you do? Its almost as though the police set people up to fail? No offense, but Im truly surprised we havent heard of a sex offender losing it? People can only be pushed soo hard.

    • Still sleeping in a van AFTER PAROLE!

      If you look deeper into Gardner, he probably would have still done that even if provided a stable living situation. He had already shown that he was very rebellious against authority and intentionally was doing things that violated his parole. He is the very type of person the registry was created for, unfortunately, the law…and those who propose/campaign for these laws…puts a man who urinates in public in the same category as someone like Gardner. THAT is the real problem.

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