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TX: Research won’t support Dallas proposal that amounts to housing ban for sex offenders

In saner times, what Josh Gravens did would be called “playing doctor” or “adolescent curiosity.” General embarrassment and a stern talking-to would have followed. And that would have been the end of it. But in this age of hysteria, the childhood misdeed will never end for Josh.

And now the city of Dallas considers making it worse by declaring a great majority of the city off limits for him to live. By extension, that would mean his wife and five children, too. Full Opinion Piece

From the same author:

Kids are being held captive by parents’ fears

We can do better on sex offender laws

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“Josh said he was encouraged by council members who said they want to make a decision based on evidence, not exaggerated fears or political expediency.” If I ever hear this from a city counsel here in the stupid state I do believe I’d fall out of my chair! The same goes if I ever see an article written here that is as factual and honest as this article is! The author is not feeding the boogeyman fairy tail. He actually has done some little research instead of listening to imbecilic “the sky is falling” crowd. im·be·cile (mb-sl, -sl) n. 1.… Read more »

I hear ya Q, let’s get them a sign!

As an individual, the biggest thing you can do is let your legislator know how these laws have impacted your life. Tell them what you have done to improve yourself as a person, how hard you have worked to move on, how certain you are that you are NOT a danger to ANYONE. Explain how doors are shut in your face when you apply for work, try to rent a room or apartment, or attempt to take classes at the local community college. If you are a member of your state’s advocacy group, they may be able to help you… Read more »

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