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City begins repeal of sex-offender residency rules

SAN MARCOS — The City Council has voted to start the process of repealing its sex-offender residency and loitering restrictions after receiving a letter threatening a lawsuit if it didn’t repeal the rules, which courts have ruled unconstitutional elsewhere.

The San Marcos City Council’s July 25 vote for the first reading of the repeal was unanimous. Full Article

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  1. E

    Well done, Janice and Chance and team! Thanks for keeping up the good work on the behalf of so many!

  2. AlexO

    Thank you for continuing the fight!

  3. Chris F

    Does anyone have links to the Briefs submitted that got the residency and loitering restrictions struck down successfully in California? Does anyone remember what constitutional violations were argued?

    I am curious since in Texas our challenge was lost and the city of Lewisville TX has 99% of the city off limits for housing a sex offender. I am of the opinion that the lawyer wasn’t competent, though he has a good reputation of helping sex offenders in Texas pro-bono. He used “procedural due process”, which if he ever read Connecticut DPS V Doe 2003 he should have known it would easily have gotten his lawsuit tossed out, and failed to do any Substantive Due Process or Banishment challenge. Years now wasted here.

  4. Harry

    I am seeing the injection of truth in the infectious blood stream. Thanks again, Janice and team.

  5. NoLifeSince1982

    Corona should be next, remember reading article on here before. Maybe Leyva should know about lifting the bans and that we win? Go Team!

  6. Eric Knight

    Video of meeting at link.

    http://sanmarcos.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=615

    Click Item 11 on the list below the video.

    Cites Janice Bellucci as the main reason for repeal!!

    Vice mayor is SEETHING… entire city council is going insane at the thought of losing these restrictions.

    • AJ

      @Eric Knight
      Of course they are….because every knows deep down that the only thing keeping America safe from bands of roving pedophiles is keeping people off certain parcels of grass and blacktop. Can’t you see the precipitous drop in sex offenses once residency restrictions were enacted? You can’t? Don’t feel bad, neither can anyone else. How the world managed to stay turning on its axis prior to these fix-it-all laws came into being, I will never understand.

      Pardon me now, as I spilled a bit of that sarcasm onto my keyboard and need to wipe it up before writing my mom.

  7. AJ

    Nicely done ACSOL! Hopefully the old adage of “as California goes, so goes the rest of the country” can apply with this.

    I did shake my head at one bit of the story: “But in the years following the ordinances, a number of studies and reports have shown that the restrictions have negative effects, including isolating and increasing homelessness among sex offenders, which makes it harder for law enforcement to monitor them.”

    No mention of how it “makes it harder” on the RC at all. That’s of no consequence. Apparently homelessness is okay until it makes things harder for LEOs.

  8. G4Change

    Another one bites the dust!!!!

  9. Timmr

    We can do our part by leaving a comment at the end of the source article. Support Janice, support San Marcos for doing the right thing.

  10. DavidH

    Listening to everyone here, it sounds like an interesting editorial; however, seems someone doesn’t like our moment of glory! When I went to the article it was completely redacted. I’m finding similar problems such as this to many stories ASCOL links to.

    • Timmr

      I noticed in the KUSI article, they don’t have a comment section. These guys are so transparent. The victim industry owns the press, and the press owns the politicians.

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