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LA sex offenders need rehabilitation

What is more innocent and idyllic than a public park? The idea of one, however, has taken a dark turn. Instead of existing for the sake of fun and perhaps a bit of fresh air, small “pocket” parks have opened up across the country in order to drive out sex offenders, according to the Denver Post.

Jessica’s Law states that sex offenders cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school or public park, according to the Post. And thanks to the rising number of sex offenders living in the Harbor Gateway here in Los Angeles — where parents say that they routinely see paroled convicts wearing GPS ankle bracelets — neighborhoods have been opening up small parks wherever they can. Full Article – Daily Trojan Online

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Articles sympathetic to our cause are very encouraging and I hope everyone takes the time to add constructive, informative comments that will enlighten others. Here is the comment I posted to the article: A group that goes completely forgotten, yet deeply affected in these matters is the children of registered sex offenders. When these pocket parks and measures such as Jessica’s Law are enacted, some families are forced to move or split up and at no small cost. Many registered sex offender’s crimes are 30+ years old and they have been faithfully registering while leading productive lives. Until the Megan’s… Read more »

I think you may have a future writing in country music. The above story brought a tear to my eye.

Ha, ha. Yup, all I need is for my woman and dog to leave me as my pickup truck breaks down in the rain and it will be the perfect storm of country music cliches.

mike, your life is probably a country music song all by itself so we can probably feel sorry for you too if that is all you have to add to the discussion and to society at large. Don’t worry there’s a cool beer and people to poke fun at so your what is left of your life can now be complete.

No, no, I disagree with the article! I think we should just continue to push and push someone to their breaking point! We have people online, pictures posted, addresses posted?, names and acts posted for all to see? Now, we are banning people from living in certain areas, prohibiting them from visiting parks/libraries, beaches and who knows where else (Lancaster Movie Theaters)? GPS monitoring? Im truly surprised someone hasnt broke loose yet! Why not next ban Sex Offenders from river beds/innocent kids riding bikes, movie theaters or malls? Hey, what about the mall bathroom? Maybe if we surgically implant something… Read more »

This was honestly a very well written article! I was disturbed by one of the responses/comments, but this is clearly posted by someone who has no knowledge of the situation. IF you recall the old adage, Wait until you walk in my shoes!” As I continue to read the actions of government and city leaders, I can only wonder whats going on in their heads? The city of Lancaster and Simi Valley are good examples. I can only wonder? Anyone with any educational background or intellectual capital realize that they simply lock up people, treat them like animals, most are… Read more »

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