In the Santa Maria Times – Your reporter wrote a fair and balanced article regarding Lompoc’s sex-offender ordinance, which prohibits sex offenders from residing in most parts of the city.
The article was balanced in that it included statements from both sides of the issue. As the head of the California Reform Sex Offender Laws organization, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to restoring the rights of those convicted of sex-related offenses, it is rare to see such balance.
It is unfortunate, however, that Lompoc has passed this law, because it does not improve public safety, yet it denies the civil rights of more than 93,000 registrants in California, as it applies to everyone on the registry, not just those who currently reside in Lompoc.
This law, if challenged in court, would fail judicial scrutiny, as it violates the federal and state constitutions. Such laws must and will be stopped.
California Reform Sex Offender Laws
Full Article: Santa Maria Times