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Lawmakers call for review of sex offender oversight

Top state and federal legislators on Wednesday called for investigations of sex offender supervision in response to a high-profile case involving two suspected Orange County serial killers.

State Senate President Darrell Steinberg formally requested a statewide review of electronic monitoring and voter-approved housing restrictions. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, plans to request a federal probe focused on the local case. Full Article

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  1. Tim

    Virginia, thank you for pointing out the lie at the end of the article. I don’t have an account. As with all similar cases of high profile crimes, the legislators are jumping in to suggest changes to the laws before the case is decided, these guys are proven guilty or not and all the evidence is known. Sounds like their minds are already made up. “Not allowing them into the general public at all, that is the only way to protect the public.” OK, so he knows the answer already, before the investigation. Why waste the money on investigations, when they already have decided what to do? The public actually pays these guys to think up our laws?

  2. G4Change

    Here’s how this will play out:

    1. They do their review.
    2. Experts will tell them the registry is too bloated with tens of thousands of former offenders who pose virtually ZERO THREAT of reoffending. (something CASOMB has been saying for YEARS)
    3. They will ignore this advice.
    4. They will draft a bill with the name of the victims in an effort to look “tough” on sex offenders.
    5. Roll credits.

    Stupid is as stupid does!!!

  3. Omowale Alamin

    You can never expect GPS monitoring to work. One, they are not set in real time, and two they are not fitted with cameras. They only work to solve a crime after it has been committed. That is not keeping the public safe. A person that is classified homeless has more liberties than a person that is not homeless. That person that is seen as a transit is very difficult even for the police to detect and monitor. Housing restrictions is the elephant in the room on this one.

  4. USA

    This is a wonderful opportunity to turn a negative into a positive! We have sex offenders convicted of misdemeanors and other offenses from many years ago. What other criminal offense requires you to be punished with the registration process for life? Most sex offenses in other states allow you to fall off after 10/15 or 20 years! This is an incentive for those of us to live a law abiding lifestyle! California is in financial ruin, the police are understaffed and it’s now time to wake up and follow the footsteps of other states and make changes in the laws. Unless your some multiple convicted sex offender, people need to be able to get on with their lives.

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