CO: With 2 Different Bills, Colorado Will Get A ‘Jessica’s Law’

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado lawmakers from both parties are working on different versions of a bill that would lay out mandatory sentences for child sex offenders.

Similar bills have failed before. Last year’s bill, brought by Republicans, died in an end-of-session drama that left Democrats struggling to explain why they opposed a bill that went hard on sex offenders. So this year there are dueling bills — one Democratic one Republican. The intent of both bills is the same — to make sure anyone who sexually assaults a child spends a long time behind bars. Full Article

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I’ve always been struck by the fact that the advocates of these bill’s never consider the consequences to families and the community in general. I always get the feeling they are doing what they do because it’s a popular thing to do. It’s plainly obvious they haven’t had any studies done or reviewed any impact reports on the effects of these bill’s; so what else could it be? Well, I guess there will probably one more state living in terror because that is what these bill’s do to communities, they frighten people and affect property values, and the list of negative effects associated with Jessica’s law goes on ad nausium.

Why can’t I find one single report-study (empirical or op ed editorial-anything) that gives clear cut examples of the good the proponents of Jessica’s Law claim? I have never found anything where someone states this law or any other law kept them safe from anything. Anyone that cares to look will only find theoretical rationalizations and claims about the good effects of this law and all the other’s we suffer under with no evidence to back their claims up.

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