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This is good, in fact great news for registrants living in and around Taft. This article states fact’s that ALL cities refusing to repeal or are only partially repealing their ordinances really need to revisit. Fact’s like the courts opinion in the Nguyen case where the state supreme court said these kind of ordinances were unenforceable The court called these ordinances unconstitutional and denied a review, and their decision applies throughout the state.

Many of the city counsel members throughout the state don’t like what is happening, but the law is the law. It’s a true wonder that these people seem to have a mental blank spot when it comes to empirical facts drawn from many years of research by well educated people and scholars who specialize in the area of the sex offender phenomena and it’s accompanying laws. Instead they prefer to listen to the seemingly pulled out of thin air and wild claims made by those with a vested interest in keeping non factual myths and skewered facts alive.

The recurring theme I keep hearing goes like this; “we don’t have much of a choice.” I disagree because all the members on all the city counsels statewide had the ability and opportunity to measure what they only thought they knew and had been told about people on the registry against what has been learned through empirical research done by experts. I can only conclude that their opinions on registrants and their opinions on what they need to do about registrants are not their opinions at all; their opinions seem to be someone else s opinion conveyed to them by the media, or people like the Orange County District Attorney and his staff, who went from city to city telling of a nonexistent threat to little girls living in predominately white middle class neighborhoods. I find it really strange that this threat doesn’t seem to exist in their phantom filled minds for ethnic children. I don’t recall ever hearing of a Black, Hispanic or Asian child living in the state needing protection.

It’s kind of humorous every time I read of counsel members saying things like “I’m not too happy about it” as they cast their vote to repeal their ordinance, which to me sounds like an admission of ignorance. I think we can expect our victories for truth and justice and common sense to be attacked by those that believe in scary bedtime stories, myths and urban legends.